American Exports: Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan notches second straight shutout to start EPL season
AMSTERDAM – Aston Villa backstop Brad Guzan continued his stingy start to the season on Saturday afternoon, blanking Premier League guests Newcastle in a 0-0 stalemate.
The former Chivas USA star made two saves, with the best one coming when he tipped a Daryl Janmaat header over the bar just after the break. Guzan also aggressively denied Magpies sub Siem de Jong with two minutes left and added a strong punch to clear some danger near time.
Despite renewed defensive effort in Seattle, San Jose Earthquakes admit it's a long road to the playoffs
In ordinary circumstances, a 1-1 tie at CenturyLink Field against the Seattle Sounders – who have been MLS’ most successful team this season at harvesting points from home games – would have been an impressive result for any opponent.
For the San Jose Earthquakes, though, it represented a job only half done.
Real Salt Lake suffered their fifth — and, arguably, the most disappointing — loss of the season against FC Dallas on Friday night, falling 2-1 at Toyota Stadium.Read More
FRISCO, Texas -- Adversity? No problem.
FC Dallas have faced adversity seemingly all season long, from injuries to suspensions to winless streaks to red cards. Lots of red cards. A league-high nine red cards, in fact.Read More
FRISCO, Texas -- Fabian Castillo and FC Dallas continued their current mastery of MLS, overcoming a first-half red card to Blas Perez to post a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium.
The win extended FCD's unbeaten streak to 10 and -- at least temporarily -- drew them level with RSL, Seattle Sounders, and Sporting Kansas City at the top of the MLS Supporters Shield standings.Read More
(August 22, 2014) - With two playoff games on the schedule this weekend, here are the latest injury updates for the four teams in action.
FC Kansas City
PROBABLE: Nicole Barnhart (right ankle sprain), Kassey Kallman (left ankle sprain)
Portland Thorns FC
OUT: Courtney Niemiec (right medial tibial stress syndrome), Kat Tarr (left knee meniscus surgery), Nikki Marshall (right knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Stephanie Catley (left midfoot sprain), Sinead Farrely (internal medical matter)
Seattle Reign FC
OUT: Amanda Frisbie (osteitis pubis), Carmelina Moscato (left foot injury)
PROBABLE: Elli Reed (left mcl sprain)
OUT: Renae Cuellar (right knee partial meniscus tear), Caroline Miller (right ankle surgery), Tiffany Weimer (left knee acl tear)
PROBABLE: Ashlyn Harris (concussion)
PORTLAND TIMBERS vs SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
PROVIDENCE PARK, Portland, Ore.
Aug. 24, 2014 (WEEK 24, MLS Game #229)
2 p.m. PT (ESPN2/WatchESPN/Deportes)
Known for his velvet touch on the pitch, Socrates showed he was not just a football star but an influential figure at all levels of society. FIFA.com looks back at the Brazilian legend's career.
HANOVER, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls’ defensive anchor is back.Read More
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When you're on top of your conference and trying to stay that way, every match – especially in front of a sold-out home crowd – is a big match.
TORONTO – Toronto FC has one mission this season: make the MLS playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
Eight years of waiting has built up to a season that offers Toronto FC fans some optimism heading into the month of September. It’s an unfamiliar position, since the club’s playoff hopes are often dashed by the time July rolls in.
“It’s a situation that Toronto has only been in once in its short life,” Nelsen told reporters at training on Friday, referring to the club’s 2009 season.Read More
OBETZ, Ohio – Justin Meram has never enjoyed being labeled a super sub.
The fourth-year Michigan product has always maintained his desire to be a starter, despite finding a role as a late game spark for Gregg Berhalter’s Columbus Crew.
But Meram got his chance Saturday, starting on the left wing against the LA Galaxy.Read More
CHICAGO (August 22, 2014) – Chicago Red Stars defender Julie Johnston was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Rookie of the Year for the 2014 NWSL season.
Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai was second in the voting and Washington Spirit defender Crystal Dunn finished third.
Johnston, 22, was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 NWSL Draft and scored two goals to go along with two assists in 21 games during her rookie campaign with the Red Stars.
The Mesa, Ariz. native was instrumental in helping Chicago to the league’s second-ranked defense, which allowed just 26 goals in 24 games this season for a 1.08 goals against average. The Red Stars allowed more than one goal in just four of Johnston’s 21 appearances.
The Santa Clara University product scored her first goal 59 minutes into her professional debut April 19 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. to lead Chicago to a 1-0 opening-day victory over the Western New York Flash.
Johnston, who captained the under-20 U.S. Women’s National Team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan, had 19 shots (7 on goal) while playing 1,890 minutes during her first season in the NWSL and played a key role in the Red Stars’ five-game winning streak May 11 – 28.
The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis, team officials and NWSL players.
AMSTERDAM – A few young Americans suited up for Friday night action in Germany, and though he didn't see the field, Julian Green was one of the 18 players dressed as Bayern Munich kicked off their Bundesliga title defense by topping Wolfsburg 2-1.
Meanwhile, one flight down in the 2. Bundesliga, Bobby Wood and early strugglers 1860 Munich clawed back for a 2-2 share away to newcomers FC Heidenheim.Read More
- American Exports: Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan notches second straight shutout to start EPL season
- Despite renewed defensive effort in Seattle, San Jose Earthquakes admit it's a long road to the playoffs
- LA Galaxy acknowledge that they must fix "collective mistakes" despite dramatic win in Colorado
- Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar: We just weren't good enough vs. FC Dallas
- Down a man, FC Dallas's "character" & "resilience" shines through vs. Real Salt Lake