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Backe on 1-0 victory over Chivas: 'It wasn't pretty'

Posted on 05 June 2010 by ASN Staff

New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe answered reporters questions immediately after the team’s 1-0 victory over Chivas USA at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night. Listen to it here:

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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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The ASN MLS Week 9 wrap-up

Posted on 23 May 2010 by ASN Staff

Ljungberg and Convey do battle ©John Crouch/ASN

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 to take three points at Qwest Field and all it took was three shots. But the real bombshell hit at the press conference when Sigi Schimd made several overtures seemingly directed at Freddie Ljungberg (left with Bobby Convey), wondering why unnamed players throw up their hands when there is a bad pass or arguing with the referee when the play is going on. Freddie Ljungberg, you are no longer in the good graces of Sigi Schmid and are officially on notice. Kyle Alm has more on that, plus be sure to check out the photo gallery.

A late equalizer from Chivas USA’s Justin Braun was wasted as Real Salt Lake’s Fabian Espindola scored the game winner less than a minute from time at the Home Depot Center Saturday night. Chivas USA head coach Martin Vasquez was not happy with his team’s performance “We came back in the second half and we were able to get a nice goal and play better, but we lost our focus in the 89th minute,” he said. Read the match report.

ASN photographer Nigel Brooks was on hand at the Houston Dynamo’s 2-0 victory over DC United Saturday, May 22. A few of our favorites are on the Dynamo page, complete with snarky commentary (by ASN). You can view the full gallery on our Facebook page. If you’re already a member go directly to the gallery here.

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Herculez Gomez trains with Chivas USA

Posted on 12 May 2010 by ASN Staff

Herculez Gomez ©AmericanSoccerNews.net

Details are still elusive on if this is just a one-off to keep in shape for the U.S. Men’s National Team camp that he was recently named to or something more permanent. But Herculez Gomez was at the Home Depot Center training with Chivas USA on Wednesday, May 12. More on this to follow.

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Saturday smack-down day in MLS

Posted on 09 May 2010 by ASN Staff

It was a Saturday of spankings in Major League Soccer. Four of the seven matches were decided by three goals or more, as teams from New York, Philadelphia and Seattle turned in lackluster (or worse) performances. The LA Galaxy continued their dominance in the latest sign that maybe, just maybe, MLS’ culture of parity is coming undone a bit. Or not, judging by events in Toronto and Columbus.

The Galaxy returned to the scene of their MLS Cup defeat and demonstrated why they are the best team in the league by defeating Seattle Sounders 4-0. It was the first time a visiting team has scored more than twice at Qwest Field. The drubbing leaves the men in green to wonder what exactly went wrong – and how they can turn around their increasingly disappointing season. “We got beat and we got beat solidly,” said Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid. “It’s not the kind of game we ever want to repeat again.” ASN’s Nick Schiffler reports from Seattle and provides Sounders player ratings.

Action from RSL's 3-0 defeat of Philadelphia ©Julie Harper/ASN

The team that defeated the Galaxy in that MLS Cup match had an easy time of it on their home ground as the Philadelphia Union rolled over at Rio Tinto Stadium and Real Salt Lake strolled to a 3-0 lead. Patrick McShane reports from Sandy, Utah and provides player ratings for the victorious home side. A photo gallery is on the way as well (sneak preview on the right). ASN Philly has an initial reaction from head coach Piotr Nowak as well.

The Houston Dynamo got goals from Brad Davis and Adrian Serioux in the first eight minutes of the match and Chivas USA never recovered at the Home Depot Center Saturday night. With the 2-0 loss, Chivas’ three game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end. “We came out flat, and they took advantage,” head coach Martin Vasquez said after the match. “That was the difference.” ASN’s Tony Bruce reports from Carson, Calif. and provides player assessments for the home side. Also, Chivas’ discussions forum is open for business for fans to discuss matters amongst themselves.

A few hundred miles to the north, the home side had far better luck. A poor decision by Luke Sassano 13 minutes into turned costly for the visiting New York Red Bulls at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. A surprise starter at right back, Sassano’s studs up challenge on the San Jose Earthquakes’ Bobby Convey earned an automatic ejection. The team kept its shape for about 30 minutes before things came apart. The home side scored on the stroke of halftime and the floodgates opened in the second half. Tim Ream and Bouna Condoul played poorly to contribute to the Red Bulls’ malaise. Final score: Quakes 4, Red Bulls 0. The RBNY reaction is up, complete with player ratings for the visiting starters. The Quakes POV to follow.

FC Dallas followed a mid-week first ever win at Robertson Stadium against heated and hated rival the Houston Dynamo with 1-0 win over visiting DC United Saturday night at Pizza Hut Park. This extends to 12 the unbeaten game streak at home, dating to June 2009 for regular season play. ASN’s Phil Woodruff was on hand in Frisco, Tex., and filed the following report.

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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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ASN Twitter follower standings, round seven

Posted on 05 May 2010 by ASN Staff

It’s the start of a new month, which means it is time to revisit our Twitter account standings! This table tracks the number of followers each Major League Soccer team has through its ASN Twitter account. We launched this feature
about six months ago.

1. (1). LA Galaxy: 837 followers (4 more than on April 9)
2. (2). Seattle Sounders FC: 620 (+3)
3. (3). New York Red Bulls: 615 (+35)
4. (4). Toronto FC: 529 (+63)
5. (5). Chicago Fire: 401 (+3)
6. (6). Houston Dynamo : 385 (-1)
7. (7). Chivas USA: 340 (+6)
8. (8). Columbus Crew: 325 (+9)
9. (11). Philadelphia Union: 317 (+35)
10. (9). DC United: 311 (+0)
11. (10). New England Revolution: 294 (+0)
12 (12). Real Salt Lake: 267 (+2)
13. (14). FC Dallas: 255 (+10)
14. (13). San Jose Earthquakes: 245 (-1)
14. (15). Kansas City Wizards: 245 (+8)
16. (16). Colorado Rapids: 191 (+7)

A very interesting month. For the first time since we’ve been keeping this table teams actually lost followers. Granted it was just one follower in both instances; @DynamoASN and @QuakesASN. But it is still surprising, particularly in the latter’s case. The Quakes have been performing better on the field since, well, since they became the Houston Dynamo. And nearby Silicon Valley should surely result in more tech-savvy (and Twitter savvy?) fans than in a place like Salt Lake City or Columbus (to grossly over-generalize)?

But it wasn’t just these two accounts that suffered. Growth was anemic or inexistent (0 new followers by @dcuASN and @RevsASN–the first time that’s happened too) in all but three accounts: @TorontoFCasn (the biggest gainer by far), @RBNYasn and @PhillyUnionASN. The Union jumped two spots and the Red Bulls are within striking distance of @SoundersASN, whom they trail by five followers–something that can easily be made up in the month ahead. @LAgalaxyASN remains far ahead in the distance but a paltry four new followers at least means it didn’t expand this lead.

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Click to view round one

Oh by the way: Just in case you were wondering, ASN’s “mothership” Twitter account, @amersocc, which covers broader (not always team-specific) issues affecting the American game, boasts 1,341 followers at the time of this writing. Our Women’s Professional Soccer account, @wpsASN, is followed by 703 people.

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Four MLS players added to U-20 roster for Netherlands tourney

Posted on 05 May 2010 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will travel to Uitgeest, Netherlands, from May 14-25 to compete in the Cor Groenewegan Tournament. U.S. head coach Thomas Rongen will bring 20 players to his native Holland for the competition, which will include four international matches. The 20 American players are based in eight different countries, including four who play in Major League Soccer: the Philadelphia Union’s Jack McInerney and Amobi Okugo, the New York Red Bulls’ Juan Agudelo and Chivas USA’s Cesar Zamora. Read the story at ASN’s USMNT page.

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Wednesday audio update

Posted on 05 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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