Chris Rolfe had a two goal game for Aalborg, beating Odense 2-1. Herculez Gomez also scored two goals, with U.A.G. beating Santos Laguna 5-2 on Saturday. Gomez opened the scoring in the 2nd minute and scored again in the 15th, with Santos going a man down in the 32nd. Gomez subbed out in the 68th with U.A.G. leading 2-1. . . .
Archives for October 2011
Toronto 2 - New England 2 The two clubs at the bottom of the Eastern Conference played for pride on Saturday, finishing the season by splitting the points at BMO Field. Nick Soolsma put Toronto up in the 20th minute. New England equalized in the 41st when Monsef Zerka scored and went ahead in the 46th through Milton Caraglio. Danny Koevermans equalized for Toronto in the 83rd . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 21, 2011) US Soccer Players -- It must be tough when the rest of the world decides to question an organization like FIFA. There's the expected lack of transparency from an organization that only really answers to a limited electorate. That's those 208 people who get a vote. In practical terms, the FIFA club is even more exclusive. It's the 25 people . . .
The Galaxy won on the road in Honduras to take the final spot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Juninho scored the game's only goal in the 29th minute, LA's only shot on frame from five taken. Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Suanders needed four saves for the shutout. The Galaxy won Group A, the only MLS team to win its group. . . .
Steve Cherundolo got the start for Hannover 96, drawing 2-2 with FC Copenhagen in Group B. Hannover took the lead through Christian Pander 29 minutes in, with Copenhagen equalizing in the 58th. Sergio Pinto put the home team back in front in the 82nd, but Copenhagen split the points with a late equalizer from Cesar Santin in the 89th minute. In Group G, Jozy Altidore came on . . .
The Red Bulls ended any hope Portland or Chicago had of making the playoffs, becoming the 10th team to qualify for the postseason by beating Philadelphia. A Dane Richards header eight minutes in deflected off Philadelphia goalkeeper Fared Mondragon for the game's only goal. New York's Frank Rost picked up the shutout in front of 25,044 fans at Red Bull Arena. The rest of this . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Oct 20, 2011) US Soccer Players -- In this set of questions, Tony asks about what really ended FC Dallas's Champs League run, a surprise contender in the East, and a different take on the MLS schedule. Was it the loss to Toronto at home that eliminated FC Dallas from the knock-out rounds of the CONCACAF Champions League? No, it was the loss to Tauro earlier in . . .
By Dario Camacho - MIAMI, FL (Oct 20, 2011) US Soccer Players -- It’s no surprise what Major League Soccer wants to become: an elite soccer league. What elite means isn’t necessarily easily definable, but in general it could be argued that a world class league has world class players. Where those players come from, be it national players born, raised and developed in the USA or from . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 20, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Though some in Europe are treating the two-day FIFA executive committee meetings as Blatter's chance to make sure he's seen as a leader rather than a preservationist, that's very Eurocentric thinking. Blatter's legacy was cemented when he pushed for the World Cup to be played in Africa, and that's going to be . . .
The Rapids were shutout in Mexico on Wednesday night, now waiting for Thursday's CONCACAF Champions League results to see if they advance in the competition. Aaron Galindo opened the scoring in the 55th minute and it was 2-0 Santos when Jesus Escoboza scored in the 67th. The Rapids are in the unenviable situation of needing a draw from the Metapan - Real Espana game to move on as Group . . .