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MLS Week 11 weekend wrap-up

Posted on 06 June 2010 by iyeo

Scene from New England's 3-0 loss at Seattle

The LA Galaxy enter the two-week World Cup break undefeated after beating the visiting Houston Dynamo 4-1. Forward Jovan Kirovski led the scoring charge with a first-half brace while forward Tristan Bowen and midfielder Alex Cazumba supplied the second half strikes. It took just 47 seconds for the Galaxy to get on the board. Ivan Yeo reports from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

From the nation’s capital, Steve Long reports on the changing fortunes of DC United and identifies the factors that have ushered in what could be a new era after all. Or is that an old one?

The New York Red Bulls defeated Chivas USA 1-0 in the last MLS match before the World Cup break for both teams. It was a lethargic affair from two very tired teams, punctuated only by Seth Stammler’s highlight goal, occasional roughhousing and questionable refereeing decisions (or non-decisions). Here ASN’s player rankings for the victorious home side.

Two organized defensive units grappled scoreless for 85 minutes at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night, but three key changes late in the game gave the Colorado Rapids a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew. Pat Shea has that report , including Rapids player ratings.

The Chicago Fire were outplayed throughout the majority of their match against the visiting Philadelphia Union, but capitalized on their chances and reaped the benefits of all three points. Jeff Tobin has the partisan view from Bridgeview, Ill., and Breton Bonnette supplies player ratings for the Union.

The Seattle Sounders soundly defeated the New England Revolution by a score of 3-0. Here is a photo gallery supplied by David Lindsay.

That will do it for MLS coverage for a little while, at least from the ASN home page. Local team-specific sites (links in the right column) will have updates over the next two weeks, but this site will be mainly devoted to that little tournament in South Africa, where ASN will be on the ground.

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week 10

Posted on 02 June 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Several performances were crowded out of the Best XI this past weekend with the LA Galaxy’s Tristan Bowen, Michael Stephens, and Real Salt Lake’s Fabian Espindola not making the cut despite stellar performances. It was an offensively charged week in Major League Soccer, with a couple players cut from Bob Bradley’s final 23 out to make a statement. Both Conor Casey and Brian Ching tallied but only one found their way onto the Best XI. It was the DeRo show this week once again as Toronto FC continues their tear. Head over to ASN Philly to check it out.

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Tuesday audio update

Posted on 01 June 2010 by ASN Staff

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For more information on your host Jason Davis check out Match Fit USA and of course be sure to listen to AmericanSoccerShow.com, home of the popular American Soccer Show weekly podcast. Be sure to listen in every Monday!

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Week 10 weekend roundup

Posted on 31 May 2010 by Patrick McShane

Action from the Real Salt Lake v Kansas City Wizards match ©Julie Harper/ASN

Real Salt Lake extended their win streak Saturday to a franchise-best five games after dispatching the Kansas City Wizards 4-1 in a hotly contested affair. While RSL jumped off to an early lead after a pair of goals by Fabian Espíndola and Álvaro Saborío, the Wizards were able to capitalize on RSL’s occasional sloppy play to pull a goal back just before half. Inspired by 15,588 raucous fans at Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL controlled the second half and finished the match off late thanks to a Davy Arnaud ejection and goals from Robbie Russell and Ned Grabavoy. ASN’s Patrick McShane reports from Rio Tinto Stadium and supplies player ratings for the victorious home side.

Conor Casey beat out Jeff Parke on a running battle into the box in the 63rd minute of the Seattle Sounders match-up with the Colorado Rapids and caught Kasey Keller off his line with a deft chip to the far post. The goal stood up as the winner in a 1-0 decision in the home team’s favor at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Pat Shea reports from Colorado and supplies player ratings for both sides.

Toronto FC booked their first road win in MLS play this season when Dwayne DeRosario broke a 2-2 deadlock with his second goal of the game deep into stoppage time at San Jose. Chris Hazard has that report.

In the nation’s capital, Steve Long finally sees reasons to believe in Curt Onalfo’s plans for DC United, after their 3-2 victory over Chivas USA.

The Philadelphia Union surprised an incredibly tough Houston home team last night coming from behind to win 3-2 in the dying moments. It was the #1 draft pick Danny Mwanga that grabbed the game winner all thanks to the unwavering work ethic of both Alejandro Moreno and Sebastien Le Toux. The win now puts the Union at 2-5-1. ASN Philly’s Breton Bonnette observed the match and supplied the following player ratings for the winners.

Finally, at Toyota Park in suburban Chicago, AC Milan strutted their stuff for a sell-out crowd before defeating the Chicago Fire by 1-0. Jeff Tobin has that report.

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Photo gallery: RBNY 3, Rapids 0

Posted on 28 May 2010 by ASN Staff

ASN photographer Scott Marsh was at the New York Red Bulls 3-0 US Open Cup win over the Colorado Rapids May 26 at Red Bull Arena.

A few of our favorite shots follow, complete with snarky commentary (by ASN). The full set can be viewed on our Facebook page. If you’re already a fan of our’s on Facebook go directly to the gallery here.

All photos ©Scott Marsh / ASN

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Hans Backe on the 3-0 USOC victory over Colorado

Posted on 27 May 2010 by ASN Staff

New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe answered reporters questions immediately after the team’s May 26 victory over the Colorado Rapids, a win that puts the Red Bulls in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

Discuss the game on our forum.

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Woly does it again, notches brace as Baby Bulls trounce Rapids

Posted on 26 May 2010 by ASN Staff

John Wolyniec scored his third and fourth goals of the U.S. Open Cup qualifying campaign and the New York Red Bulls coasted to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids at Red Bull Arena Wednesday night. With the victory the Red Bulls advances to the tournament’s third round, where they will play later this summer against a team yet to be determined.

Listen to Hans Backe’s postmatch press conference here. Be sure to check out the photo gallery from the match as well.

The Red Bulls wasted no time, taking the lead in the 11th minute after Wolyniec redirected an Irving Garcia cross past Rapids goalkeeper Ian Joyce. Hopefully Garcia’s start does not preclude him from starting with the “first” team when they play at New England in MLS action Saturday.

The Bulls doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime. This time it was Tony Tchani who found Wolyniec, who rifled a right-footed shot into the back of the net.

The home side settled matters 11 minutes safter the restart, this time through Conor Chinn.

Woly tees off ©Scott Marsh/ASN

Match Facts

New York Red Bulls 3, Colorado Rapids 0
May 26, 2010 – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup MLS Qualifying Round
Attendance: 2,637

Scoring Summary:
NY: John Wolyniec 3 (Irving Garcia 1, Sinisa Ubiparipovic 2) 11’
NY: John Wolyniec 4 (Tony Tchani 1) 43’
NY: Conor Chinn 3 (unassisted) 56’

Disciplinary Summary:
COL: Jeff Larentowicz (caution) 12’
COL: Wells Thompson (caution) 54’
NY: Seth Stammler (caution) 77’
COL: Danny Earls (red card, ejection) 86’


New York Red Bulls – Greg Sutton (GK), Roy Miller (Danleigh Borman 46’), Luke Sassano, Carlos Mendes (Mike Petke 46’), Chris Albright, Jeremy Hall, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Tony Tchani, Irving Garcia (Seth Stammler 68’), John Wolyniec (Dane Richards 68’), Conor Chinn

Substitutes not used: Bouna Coundoul, Tim Ream, Juan Pablo Angel

Colorado Rapids – Ian Joyce, Marvell Wynne, Julien Baudet (Michael Holody 53’), Drew Moor, Danny Earls (Ejected 86’), Ross LaBauex, Jeff Larentowicz (Mehdi Ballouchy 46’), Claudio Lopez, Wells Thompson (Omar Cummings 70’), Colin Clark, Quincy Amarikwa (Andre Akpan 46’)

Substitutes not used: Chris Sharpe, Scott Palguta

Referee: Niko Bratsis
Referee’s Assistants: Claudio Badea, Albert Calise
4th Referee: Lee Suckle

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Midweek MLS photo galleries

Posted on 08 May 2010 by ASN Staff

A scene from Wednesday night's action ©Mike Murphy/ASN

Four games were on the Major League Soccer schedule Wednesday, May 5. ASN photographers were at two of them: The LA Galaxy’s 1-0 defeat over the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and FC Dallas’ win by the same score at Houston’s Robertson Stadium. Yes, we realize it’s no longer midweek. Apologies for the delay; It takes time to post these things.

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Galaxy remain undefeated and more MLS midweek news

Posted on 06 May 2010 by pshea

The LA Galaxy looked like the home team for the first half hour at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday night, creating chances, earning corner kicks, and ultimately scoring the lone goal of the game to beat the Colorado Rapids.
Still, Rapids head coach Gary Smith saw a lot of positives from his team’s performance. “To come out in the second half and dominate the way we did showed a lot of character in the group,” he said. Pat Shea reports from Colorado and supplies player ratings for both sides.

Without Shalrie Joseph in the line up for the fourth straight game, the New England Revolution have gone from a team full of youthful promise to a side that has much to learn. On the final game of a three game homestand, the Revs lost 0-4 to visitors Chivas USA. Hank Alexandre reports from that match.

In the nation’s capital, DC United got their first MLS win under Curt Onalfo, as Danny Allsopp notched a brace in the first half. The Kansas City Wizards got one back in second half injury time but it was too little, too late. Steve Long reports from RFK Stadium.

More reports on the way so check back soon!

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Thursday audio update

Posted on 06 May 2010 by ASN Staff

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For more information on your host Jason Davis check out Match Fit USA and of course be sure to listen to AmericanSoccerShow.com, home of the popular American Soccer Show weekly podcast. Be sure to listen in every Monday!

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