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Former Union Player Update: The Railhawks continue to roll; all three Strikers get the start

Posted on 24 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – started and worked a full 90 minutes in the middle for yet another FC Dallas shutout, this time a 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake, gathered a yellow card in the process (53rd minute) for persistent fouls
Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in the Hoops’ 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake
 
Fred (DC United) – played the second half in a 2-1 friendly loss to Dutch powers AFC Ajax; Fred had the best chance in the second half for United to equalize but it missed; an 87th minute goal from Vurnon Anita gave Ajax the 2-1 win after Blake Brettschneider had found a 58th equalizer for DC
Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – started and played 83 minutes (replaced by Russell Teibert) in the Caps 1-1 Nutrilite Canadian Championship first leg tie vs. Toronto FC; the winner (second leg is tomorrow night) will qualify for the 2011-2012 CONCACAF Champions League
Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – couldn’t solve the puzzle of the Galaxy’s backline in a 1-0 Superclasico loss; started and went the whole 90 minutes; called up for internationa duty with Venezuela as they prepare for July’s Copa America
Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – Kansas City continues to lose and their June 9th stadium opening date can’t come soon enough; dropped a 1-0 loss to Seattle, Thomas did not dress and has barely been playing as of late; still called up for Jamaica’s Gold Cup 2011 campaign
 
Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for the 1-0 Superclasico win over Chivas USA
NASL

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – the Railhawks can’t stop winning and Knighton is a huge part of that; he leads the league in saves; started and worked a 3-0  shutout against defending NASL champions Puerto Rico; made some big saves in the process; the Railhawks are now 6-1-1 and still sit in first

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and went 72 minutes (replaced by Brian Farber) in an impressive 3-0 win over Puerto Rico; Etienne Barbara and Jorge Campos continue to register all of the offensive production but according to Railhawks fans, Zimmerman has been just as influential

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – started and went 90 minutes in a 0-0 deadlock with the Atlanta Silverbacks; had an opportunity to put Fort Lauderdale up early in the second half but the Strikers had to settle for a tie, now 1-2-4

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started and went all 90 in the Strikers’ 0-0 tie with Atlanta; the roster card has him listed as a midfielder in this one as well; the Strikers will face MLS-bound Montreal next on May 28th

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – Arrieta started for the first time, working 90 minutes in the midfield for the Strikers’ 0-0 tie with Atlanta; almost assisted on what could have been the gamewinner early on; Arrieta was playing one of his former squads, he won USL MVP with Puerto Rico
 
USL PRO

JT Noone (Harrisburg) – started for Harrisburg in a 3-1 loss to Orlando City; went the full 90 minutes, registering a shot on goal in the process; the City Islanders fall to 1-2-2

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – Pumas wins the Mexican Clausura; no word on Orozco Fiscal

Dave Myrie (Limon FC) – Myrie was named in Los Ticos’ 31-player preliminary squad for the 2011 Gold Cup early on but did NOT make the final roster released on May 21st; Myrie will most likely get a call up for July’s Copa America however; Los Ticos are set to take on Nigeria this weekend in a Gold Cup tune-up

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Former Union Player Update: Salinas grabs two starts, Jacobson and Dallas have a big week

Posted on 17 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

 Major League Soccer

Courtesy of MLSSoccer.com

 

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – worked 173 minutes last week in two FC Dallas wins, a 1-0 shutout of Toronto FC and a 2-0 win over his former team, the Union; he started both and was subbed out in the 83rd minute against Philadelphia; the two wins catapulted the Hoops into the mix in the Western Conference

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in either of FC Dallas’ wins last week;

Fred (DC United) – Fred was a late sub in DC United’s 1-1 tie with the defending champions; worked 10 minutes to help extend United’s three game unbeaten streak; captained the DC United side in a 1-0 reserve league win over the Philadelphia Union reserves today (5/17), played all 90 minutes

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – started and went 72 minutes in a Whitecaps tie with San Jose; Salinas was off the field for the 90th minute equalizer scored by Davide Chiumiento; on Saturday Salinas started again versus New England and went the whole game in a 1-0 loss to the Revolution; despite the loss – Salinas earned praise for his dangerous play down the right flank

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – started and went the full 90 minutes in a surprising 3-2 away win over the New York Red Bulls

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – did not dress in Sporting Kansas City’s 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for the Galaxy’s midweek trip to Philadelphia but dressed in their 4-1 win over Sporting Kansas City; backed up Josh Saunders 

NASL

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – followed up his Defensive PLayer of the Week honors with two important wins, a 4-2 home victory vs. Eduardo Coudet and the Strikers and a surprising 2-1 win over Montreal at Saputo Stadium;

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started both games and went 90 minutes in each of Carolina’s aforementioned wins; the Railhawks now sit on t