By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 31, 2011) US Soccer Players -- The journey of how Jay DeMerit rose from a pub player to starting at the last World Cup is coming to a theater near you. After spending the year successfully raising money to secure the rights to use footage of DeMerit playing in England and at the World Cup, the documentary “Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story” will be shown . . .
Archives for October 2011
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 31, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Oh New York. Why do you have to be that team? You know, the one that hasn't really established a style since an early show of form that came crashing to a halt in Week 8. Well, unless that style is finding a way to draw game after game. Not what's expected from a costly squad, and it's sort of pressing . . .
Salt Lake 3 - Seattle 0 Real Salt Lake came up with a huge home result, beating the higher seeded Sounders by three goals at Rio Tinto Stadium in the opening leg of their Western Conference semifinal two-game series. Alvaro Saborio was the hero for RSL, scoring in the 41st and 53rd minutes. Javier Morales assisted on both goals, with Ned Grabavoy scoring the third in the 88th . . .
The story of the weekend for National Teamers was Clint Dempsey's 42nd minute goal with Fulham beating Wigan Athletic 2-0 at DW Stadium. Moussa Dembele scored Fulham's second goal in the 87th minute. Mark Schwarzer needed six saves for the shutout, with Fulham only putting three shots on frame. "I'm happy we got the points today and I'm sure people back home in . . .
By Dario Camacho - MIAMI, FL (Oct 28, 2011) US Soccer Players -- The season is over. The gauntlet’s been thrown. The second season begins. The preamble of the last eight months has produced the final ten teams looking for glory in November. We all have our favorites and our dark horses and the teams that will surprise us, and since Wednesday those ten teams will test . . .
By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Oct 28, 2011) US Soccer Players -- As his career dwindles own to a precious few games, Los Angeles Galaxy defender Gregg Berhalter is savoring every minute and making sure every minute counts on the field. "I'm putting every last drop of energy in and the effort in these last games," Berhalter said. "There are four games left in my soccer career. . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 28, 2011) US Soccer Players -- There was an interesting quote from Columbus Crew coach Robert Warzycha following last night's playoff exit to the Colorado Rapids. Asked what he said to his team, Warzycha responded with this: "What can you say? Congratulations on the season and we are going to have a meeting in Columbus." . . .
The Colorado Rapids took the other MLS wildcard spot, beating Columbus at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. With the Colorado grounds crew needing to quickly prepare the stadium after yesterday's snow, it was the Rapids taking advantage late in the first-half with a goal from Omar Cummings. That turned out to be the game winner, with both teams pressing late. Matt Pickens picked up the . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Oct 27, 2011) US Soccer Players -- In this edition, Tony asks about Steve Nicol, Chuck Blazer, what #6 for the Cosmos can do about the offside law, and if Chris Wondolowski has a chance to break the MLS record for most goals scored in a three consecutive seasons. Can you name two former Boston area coaches/managers who will have no trouble getting a job either in . . .
Michael Orozco was yellow carded four minutes into San Luis's 2-1 win over Queretaro on a crowded Wednesday schedule in Mexico's Primera Division. Alfredo Moreno scored twice for the home side in the 57th and 72nd minutes before Queretaro pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 81st. In a battle of National Teamers, DaMarcus Beasley's Puebla beat Herculez Gomez's U.A.G. 2-1 at . . .