Monday, June 28, 2010

MLS Week 14 In Review

After a nearly 3 week break for the World Cup group stages the league kicked back in with a full slate of games over the weekend.


Sunday saw the grand opening of PPL Park in Philadelphia!!!


Matches & Scores:
-Fri Jun 25
Real Salt Lake 0-0 San Jose Earthquakes
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy UT
Attendance: 16,216
-Sat Jun 26
Columbus Crew 2-0 DC United - CC goals by Guillermo Barros Schelotto & Eric Brunner.
Venue: Crew Stadium - Columbus OH
Attendance: 15,335
Toronto FC 0-0 Los Angeles Galaxy
Venue: BMO Field - Toronto ON
Attendance: 18,809
Kansas City Wizards 0-3 New York Red Bulls - NYRB goals by Salou Ibrahim & Juan Pablo Angel(2).
Venue: CommunityAmerica Ballpark - Kansas City KS
Attendance: 10,385
Houston Dynamo 2-2 Colorado Rapids - HD goals by Danny Cruz & Joseph Ngwenya. CR goals by Conor Casey & Lovell Palmer(OG).
Venue: Robertson Stadium - Houston TX
Attendance: 13,744
Chivas USA 1-2 FC Dallas - CUSA goal by Oseal Romero. FCD goals by Ante Jazic(OG) & David Ferreira(PK).
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson CA
Attendance: 14,173
-Sun Jun 27
Philadelphia Union 3-1 Seattle Sounders FC - PU goals by Sebastian LeToux(PK), Fred & Danny Mwanga. SS goal by Pat Noonan.
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA
Attendance: 18, 755
New England Revolution 0-1 Chicago Fire - CF goal by Marco Pappa.
Venue: Gillette Stadium - Foxborough MA
Attendance: 12,306


Davy Arnaud - Kansas City - Red Card
-It was Arnaud's 3rd Red Card of the season. I think someone needs a change of scenary. Fast.


New York Red Bulls forward Juan Pablo Angel was named MLS Player Of The Week.


Kyle McCarthy of recaps the weekends games for us.


Chivas has now lost 6 games in a row.


Chivas signed former central midfielder Paulo Nagamura. He played last season for Tigres in Mexico.


Sam Cronin who was just sold to San Jose by Toronto made his debut on Friday and didn't look out of place at all. Great signing.


And San Jose's even bigger move was putting Jon Busch in the goal in place of Joe Cannon, and Busch repaid them with a huge game.
-For his effort he is the du Nord MLS Player of the Week.


Matt Reis was back in the New England goal for the first time this season after 2 off season surgeries, and that horrific broken leg suffered by his deputy Preston Burpo.


It was awesome that Philadelphia came back to win their new stadium opener. My friend Paul is headed out there in a couple of weeks for game #2 at PPL Park. Expect a full report.


The Delco Daily Times gives us their report on the opening, with video and pictures.


The Bleacher Report sheds some light on problems at newly opened PPL Park in Philadelphia. The first couple are opening day problems, while some of the others like cramped corridors, will be a real issue. Red Bull Arena has that same problem.


Lets check in on the Kansas City Wizards new stadium building project shall we. Hot damn, its already looking like a stadium! Can't wait to trek on down there the day it opens.


New England appears to be looking at a new stadium site again, and it is Somerville again, an inner-ring suburb of Boston.


A quick look ahead to Week 15:
-Thu Jul 1
Toronto FC v Houston Dynamo
-Fri Jul 2
Real Salt Lake v New England Revolution
-Sat Jul 3
Columbus Crew v Chicago Fire
FC Dallas v Kansas City Wizards
San Jose Earthquakes v DC United
Chivas USA v Philadelphia Union
-Sun Jul 4
Colorado Rapids v New York Red Bulls
Los Angeles Galaxy v Seattle Sounders FC


Are you enjoying all the new soccer friendly media types coming out of the woodwork to tell us that MLS is a joke league that doesn't matter? Please, crawl back in your holes.
Sadly - tons of Americans won't give our teams or league the time of day, they only watch England and the Premier League - anything USA or MLS is just beneath them. All you and I can do is keep burning the flame and spreading the gospel truth.


Finally, do you think Real Madrid legend Raul is serious about playing for a MLS team? And should a MLS team be interested?


Anonymous FrancoS said...

I don't see what an old guy like Raul could bring to MLS both on technical and glamour points of view.

With the money he wants MLS could go for people a lot better and cooler than him.

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Certainly, the domestic leagues in England, Italy, Spain, and Germany play a top-to-bottom higher quality of soccer than is played in MLS.

But let's be honest and admit that a lot of the soccer-watching Americans who constantly shit on MLS and can only bring themselves to watch "the EPL" or "La Liga," are generally political left wingers who look down their noses at America not only in soccer, but in regards to numerous other aspects as well.
I would think that if a person loves our country, they would want to offer support for our emerging MLS.
After all, Rome was not built in a day. And not even in 15 years.

A lot of those Americans who look down their noses at MLS don't even root for Team USA in the World Cup. Instead, they select another country's team to root for, such as Holland or Brazil.

Chris Foster and Grahame Jones of the Los Angeles Times are two good examples of that mindset.

Of course, if you prefer other countries to America, why not move to one of those other countries ?
Jones was born in England, for heaven's sake. Why did he even move here ?

5:17 PM  
Blogger Demko said...

Real Americans support USSF D-2

(or whatever it's called)

9:16 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

"Philadelphia Union 1-3 Seattle Sounders FC"

Eh, I think you got the scoreline reversed, because you credited 3 goals to PU players and only one to a SS player.

2:42 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thank you doug

9:37 PM  

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