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Rookie Rankings: FC Dallas' Tesho Akindele rising fast, but can he overtake Harry Shipp?

MLS Soccer - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:55am

Throughout the 2014 MLS season, MLSsoccer.com will take stock of the performances of rookie players once a month, looking at which first-year professionals are making the biggest impact for their team and in the league.

The July Rookie Rankings reflect all games in the month, including the four Week 21 games on July 30.

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Columbus Crew pledge to use top allocation spot, say "big national team" player has contacted club

MLS Soccer - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:25am

OBETZ, Ohio – Could a big-name international be coming to Columbus? Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter said after training Thursday that it might be an option.

“I’m not going to say names, but I got a call yesterday about a guy who wanted to specifically come to Columbus,” Berhalter said, “A big national team player. I thought that was interesting. All of a sudden, we’re getting calls that people are coming to us.”

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Philadelphia Union name Rais Mbolhi starting goalkeeper, citing "roller coaster" risks of young GKs

MLS Soccer - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:18am

CHESTER, Pa. – Shortly after introducing Rais Mbolhi to the media on Wednesday, Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz discussed how the move would “bolster our goalkeeping corps,” noting how the new acquisition could help the growth of young 'keepers Zac MacMath and Andre Blake.

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Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar shows serious self-control in tempered goal celebration | SIDELINE

MLS Soccer - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:47am

Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar was an extremely conflicted man internally on Wednesday.

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FC Dallas making space for new arrivals? "We are moving this week on something," says Oscar Pareja

MLS Soccer - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:41am

FRISCO, Texas – On Tuesday, FC Dallas traded away Andrew Jacobson, a veteran midfielder who had been given the captain’s armband before the season. One day later, the team officially made another move when it placed Honduran midfielder Hendry Thomas on the Season Ending Injury List.

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Brian Ching vs. Eddie Johnson: Houston Dynamo legend criticizes DC United's EJ, who fires back

MLS Soccer - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:13am

Expect D.C. United forward Eddie Johnson to be a little extra motivated come Sunday's match at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston (8 pm ET, UDN).

And D.C. coach Ben Olsen can thank Houston Dynamo legend and former US national team forward Brian Ching.

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American Exports: Sonny Guadarrama finds net in Atlante's draw with Pumas in Copa MX action

MLS Soccer - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:07am

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A quartet of Americans were in action in Copa MX group-stage play on Wednesday night, highlighted by Sonny Guadarrama opening the scoring for Atlante in their 1-1 draw with Pumas UNAM at Ciudad Universitaria in both teams' tournament opener.

The Austin, Texas, native (above) stepped up and slotted a penalty into the top left corner of the net to hand Los Potros a 1-0 lead in the 31st, with Eduardo Herrera equalizing 10 minutes later for Pumas in the Group 6 clash.

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Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) renews partnership with CONCACAF to fight match manipulation

FIFA - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:37am
FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) and CONCACAF have extended a monitoring service agreement to protect the integrity of football as of 17 July 2014.

The ten best goals from Japan

FIFA - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:11am
With just days to go until the start of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, we look back to Japan 2012 to bring you the tournament’s ten best goals in our Video of the Week.

Bayern Munich Looks to Build Its Brand in the United States

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:09am
The German powerhouse Bayern Munich has opened an office in Manhattan in an effort to market itself more effectively in the United States.






REIGN FC DEFEAT DASH, 4-1

NWSL soccer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:40pm

(July 30, 2014) - Seattle Reign FC defeated the Houston Dash, 4-1, on Wednesday night in front of 4,862 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. 

 

 

GOALS

1

2

F

Seattle (15-1-4)

2

2

4

Houston (5-11-3)

0

1

1

 

 

SCORING SUMMARY

 

Goal

1

Time

2

Team

Seattle

Goal Scorer

Sydney Leroux

Assists

Kim Little

Note

2

27

Seattle

Kim Little

Jessica Fishlock

 

3

48

Seattle

Megan Rapinoe

 

 

4

56

Houston

Kealia Ohai

 

 

5

78

Seattle

Kim Little

 

 

 

 

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

 

Time

Team

##

Player

Card

Reason

85

Seattle

11

Keelin Winters

Yellow

Delay of Game - Restart

 

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

 

Time        Team                                 OUT                                                      IN

33             Houston                             #6 Rafaelle Souza                                   #12 Tiffany McCarty

46             Houston                             #24 Kelly McFarlane                               #9 Kaylyn Kyle

60             Seattle                               #9 Nahomi Kawasumi                             #17 Beverly Goebel

70             Houston                             #8 Jordan Jackson                                  #19 Nina Burger

76             Seattle                               #15 Megan Rapinoe                                #18 Danielle Foxhoven

83             Seattle                               #8 Kim Little                                           #20 Mariah Nogueira

 

 

 

 

SHOTS

1

2

F

Seattle

6

6

12

Houston

6

4

10

 

 

 

SHOTS ON GOAL

1

2

F

Seattle

3

4

7

Houston

2

4

6

 

 

 

SAVES

1

2

F

Seattle

2

3

5

Houston

1

2

3

 

 

 

CORNER KICKS

1

2

F

Seattle

2

1

3

Houston

1

3

4

 

 

 

OFFSIDES

1

2

F

Seattle

1

0

1

Houston

2

0

2

 

 

 

FOULS

1

2

F

Seattle

2

5

7

Houston

0

8

8

 

 

Officials: Referee: Timon Berry

Asst. Referee: Eduardo Mariscal; Mike Arrington

Fourth Official: Greg Boles

Attendance: 4862

 

 

Seattle Player Stats

 

##

1

Name (* for starters)

Hope Solo*

Min

90

G

0

A

0

Sh

0

SOG

0

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

0

14

Stephanie Cox*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

13

Kendall Fletcher*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

Lauren Barnes*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

Jessica Fishlock*

90

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

2

Sydney Leroux*

90

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

11

Keelin Winters*

90

0

0

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

25

Kiersten Dallstream*

90

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

Kim Little*

83

2

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

15

Megan Rapinoe*

76

1

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

4

0

9

Nahomi Kawasumi*

60

0

0

1

1

0

0

3

0

0

1

17

Beverly Goebel

30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

18

Danielle Foxhoven

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

20

Mariah Nogueira

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

  TEAM TOTAL  990   4 2 12 7 1 0 3 1 7 8

Seattle Goalkeeper Stats

 

##   Name (* for starters)

 

 

Min

 

 

GA

 

 

Sh

 

 

SOG

 

 

Sv

 

 

D

1       Hope Solo*

90

1

9

5

4

W

TEAM TOTAL

90

1

9

5

4

 

Houston Player Stats

 

 

 

 

 

 

##

Name (* for starters)

Min

G

A

Sh

SOG

YC

RC

CK

Off

FC

FS

1

Erin McLeod*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

Whitney Engen*

90

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

Becky Edwards*

90

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

25

Meghan Klingenberg*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

22

Stephanie Ochs*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

7

Kealia Ohai*

90

1

0

2

1

0

0

0

2

1

1

23

Marissa Diggs*

90

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

21

Melissa Henderson*

90

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

Jordan Jackson*

70

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

Tiffany McCarty

57

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

24

Kelly McFarlane*

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

Kaylyn Kyle

45

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

6

Rafaelle Souza*

33

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

19

Nina Burger

20

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

3

0

 

TEAM TOTAL

990

1

0

10

6

0

0

4

2

8

5

 

Houston Goalkeeper Stats

 

##   Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

1       Erin McLeod*

90

4

12

7

3

L

TEAM TOTAL

90

4

12

7

3

 

 

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Premier League Referees Will Use Spray

NYT Goal blog - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:23pm
Referees in England’s Premier League will start using a vanishing spray to prevent encroachment by players in a defensive wall during free kicks.






WASHINGTON DEFEATS KANSAS CITY, 2-1

NWSL soccer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:40pm

(July 30, 2014) - The Washington Spirit defeated FC Kansas City, 2-1, on Wednesday night in front of 2,744 fans at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.

 

 

 

GOALS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City (11-6-4)

1

0

1

Washington (9-8-4)

0

2

2

 

 

SCORING SUMMARY

 

Goal

Time

Team

Goal Scorer

Assists

Note

1

18

FC Kansas City

Becky Sauerbrunn

Sarah Hagen

 

2

49

Washington

Kerstin Garefrekes

Lisa De Vanna

 

3

67

Washington

Christine Nairn

Lisa De Vanna

 

 

 

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

 

Time        Team                          ##         Player                                    Card                 Reason

None

 

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

 

Time        Team                                      OUT                                                          IN

46             Washington                             #99 Danesha Adams                                    #24 Lisa De Vanna

46             FC Kansas City                       #5 Liz Bogus                                                #19 Katrina Gorry

46             FC Kansas City                       #10 Frances Silva                                         #15 Erika Tymrak

58             FC Kansas City                       #24 Sarah Hagen                                          #8 Amy Rodriguez

74             Washington                             #6 Lori Lindsey                                             #4 Yael Averbuch

88             Washington                             #7 Christine Nairn                                         #28 Jordan Angeli

 

 

SHOTS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

2

10

12

Washington

7

9

16

 

 

 

SHOTS ON GOAL

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

2

3

5

Washington

2

5

7

 

 

 

SAVES

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

2

3

5

Washington

1

3

4

 

 

 

CORNER KICKS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

4

3

7

Washington

1

3

4

 

 

 

OFFSIDES

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

1

0

1

Washington

1

2

3

 

 

 

FOULS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

3

5

8

Washington

1

3

4

 

 

Officials: Referee: Kristen Salazar

Asst. Referee: Adrienne McDonald; Jeffrey Skinker

Fourth Official: Matthew Richardson

Attendance: 2744

 

 

FC Kansas City Player Stats

 

##

18

Name (* for starters)

Nicole Barnhart*

Min

90

G

0

A

0

Sh

0

SOG

0

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

0

13

Leigh Ann Robinson*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

Jenna Richmond*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

14

Kassey Kallman*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

Lauren Holiday*

90

0

0

1

1

0

0

7

0

1

0

6

Jen Buczkowski*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

23

Nikki Phillips*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Becky Sauerbrunn*

90

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

24

Sarah Hagen*

58

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

10

Frances Silva*

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

15

Erika Tymrak

45

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

19

Katrina Gorry

45

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

5

Liz Bogus*

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

Amy Rodriguez

32

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

  TEAM TOTAL   990    1 1 12 5 0 0 7 1 8 4

FC Kansas City Goalkeeper Stats

 

##   Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

18    Nicole Barnhart*

90

2

16

7

5

L

TEAM TOTAL                                           90             2           16                  7          5

 

 

 

Washington Player Stats

 

##

8

Name (* for starters)

Diana Matheson*

Min

90

G

0

A

0

Sh

3

SOG

2

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

0

13

Kerstin Garefrekes*

90

1

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Ashlyn Harris*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

19

Crystal Dunn*

90

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

12

Niki Cross*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

23

Tori Huster*

90

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

11

Ali Krieger*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

21

Alex Singer*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

7

Christine Nairn*

88

1

0

4

1

0

0

4

0

0

2

6

Lori Lindsey*

74

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

99

Danesha Adams*

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

24

Lisa De Vanna

45

0

2

2

2

0

0

0

2

1

2

4

Yael Averbuch

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

28

Jordan Angeli

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

TEAM TOTAL

990

2

2

16

7

0

0

4

3

4

7

 

Washington Goalkeeper Stats

 

##   Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

1       Ashlyn Harris*

90

1

12

5

4

W

TEAM TOTAL

90

1

12

5

4

 

 

 

No worries here: New York Red Bulls "not extremely happy" after RSL draw, but they'll take the point

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:05pm

The New York Red Bulls could have been worried about their inability to win after yet another draw. They could have been worried about falling out of a playoff spot.

Could have been, but weren’t.

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Chicago Fire's Jeff Larentowicz shows well in unfamiliar center back role in draw vs. Vancouver

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:46pm

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Jeff Larentowicz produced a captain’s performance in an unfamiliar center back role in Wednesday’s scoreless draw with Vancouver Whitecaps, helping restore some pride to the Chicago backline following the Fire’s humbling last week in San Jose.

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Frank Yallop confirms Chicago Fire "have interest" in signing USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones

MLS Soccer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:38pm

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Frank Yallop admitted that the Chicago Fire have “interest in the player” but declined to confirm the growing rumors that USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones was set to sign for the club.

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Blatter mourns death of Julio Grondona

FIFA - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:33pm

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has issued a message of condolence to the family of Argentinian FA President and FIFA Senior Vice-President Julio Grondona, who died on Wednesday.

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