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Hans Backe press conference following first loss at Red Bull Arena

Posted on 15 May 2010 by ASN Staff

New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe answered reporters questions immediately after the team’s May 15 defeat to the Seattle Sounders, its first loss at Red Bull Arena.

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Mike Petke makes his feelings known on the match

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Red Bull New York statement re: PATH station

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Late Montero strike breaks stalement, sinks Bulls

Posted on 15 May 2010 by ASN Staff

An 85th minute goal by Fredy Montero broke a deadlocked game at Red Bull Arena Saturday, giving the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls. It is the second loss in a row for New York, who have now not scored a goal in 210 minutes of play dating to the May 1 victory at DC United. Perhaps more importantly, it is the team’s first loss at Red Bull Arena after six straight wins.

The decisive play of the game came off a freekick around the midfield line. Brad Evans played a long ball over Mike Petke onto the foot of Montero, who did the rest, leaving Bouna Condoul little chance in depositing the ball into the short corner of the goal.

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Hans Backe’s postgame press conference audio

Mike Petke makes his feelings known on the match

Player ratings

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Red Bull New York statement re: PATH station

Discuss the game on our forum, where you can also share your stories from the PATH fiasco.

Goalscorer Montero takes on Tony Tchani as Hans Backe looks on ©Scott Marsh/ASN

Match Facts

Seattle Sounders at New York Red Bulls, May 15 2010
Attendance: 17,900
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 72 degree

Scoring Summary:
SEA – Fredy Montero (Brad Evans) 85

Lineups:
New York Red Bulls: Bouna Coundoul, Jeremy Hall, Mike Petke, Tim Ream, Danleigh Borman, Dane Richards (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 56), Carl Robinson (Tony Tchani 87), Joel Lindpere, Seth Stammler, Salou Ibrahim (Brian Nielsen 52), Juan Pablo Angel.

SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; FOULS: 18; SAVES: 3.

Seattle Sounders FC: Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyrone Marshall, Leo Gonzalez, Brad Evans (Pat Noonan 89), Patrick Ianni, Peter Vagenas (Nathan Sturgis 65), Sanna Nyassi (Fredy Montero 78), Steve Zakuani, Freddie Ljungberg.

SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; FOULS: 8; SAVES: 1.

Misconduct Summary:
NY – Jeremy Hall (caution; Reckless Tackle) 35
NY – Danleigh Borman (caution; Reckless Tackle) 39
NY – Seth Stammler (caution; Dissent) 71
SEA – Tyrone Marshall (caution; Dissent) 71
SEA – Steve Zakuani (caution; Reckless Foul) 93+

Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Referee’s Assistants: Philippe Briere; Daniel Belleau
4th Official: David Gantar

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MLS Saturday smackdown day photo galleries

Posted on 09 May 2010 by ASN Staff

Dunivant heads in the Galaxy's third goal

You’ve read the reports. Now behold the photo galleries! At left, Todd Dunivant heads in the LA Galaxy’s third goal of the day at Seattle’s Qwest Field. The Seattle Sounders were soundly defeated by the LA Galaxy by 4-0, a transgression the Sounders front office would atone for by refunding season ticket holders for the cost of the game. Here is a photo gallery supplied by David Lindsay.

A scene from early in the match

ASN’s Carmina Besson was at the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 defeat of the New York Red Bulls on Saturday (right), a match that didn’t quite live up to its billing as an early red card cost the visitors. Here the photographic evidence. All ©Carmina Besson/ASN

Philadelphia Union at RSL action

For the second week in a row Real Salt Lake faced an Eastern Conference foe at home, and for the second week they emerged victorious, though the match could have taken an entirely different tack had the Philadelphia Union converted their chances. Check out the photo gallery. All photos ©Julie Harper/ASN

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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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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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MLS Week Six: The photo galleries

Posted on 03 May 2010 by ASN Staff

Rapids at Quakes ©Carmina Besson/ASN

ASN’s Carmina Besson was at the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 defeat of the Colorado Rapids on Saturday (right) and filed these photographs.

Crew at Sounders, ©David Lindsay/ASN

The Seattle Sounders were unable to close out the Columbus Crew Saturday (left) and were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against the defending Supporters Shield champions. Photo gallery supplied by David Lindsay.

TFC at RSL ©Julie Harper/ASN

Julie Harper was at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, for Real Salt Lake’s triumphant return home (right). Granted Toronto FC is not exactly Man United, but a win is a win. Check out those photos here.

Red Bulls at DC United ©Alison Ciarleglio/ASN

Alison Ciarleglio was at RFK Stadium for the New York Red Bulls’ 2-0 defeat of DC United (left). Those photos, along with others, on Alison’s website here.

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A busy Week 6 in MLS: Full recap of (nearly) all games

Posted on 02 May 2010 by ASN Staff

Red Bulls at DC United May 1, 2010 ©APC Studio - Alison Ciarleglio/ASN

In the nation’s capital, DC United lost its plot in the second half of a steamy encounter (over 90 degrees at kickoff) with the New York Red Bulls, succumbing 2-0. The loss drops United to 0-5 (something DCU fans can lament in their new forum if they so choose).

For New York it was the first victory at RFK Stadium in nearly five years, which was of particular satisfaction to veteran defender Mike Petke. But the most noise was made once again by Edson Buddle.

With every week that brings us closer to the South Africa World Cup, Buddle makes another strong case for his inclusion into Bob Bradley’s World Cup Roster. The LA Galaxy forward added the role of facilitator to his scoring duties Saturday night against the Philadelphia Union. Buddle had a hand in the Galaxy’s second fastest strike in team history, then added his eighth and ninth goals of the season later in the first half, as the Galaxy remained atop the Western Conference standings with a 3-1 victory over the first-year Union at the Home Depot Center. ASN’s Ivan Yeo reports on that match. ASN Philly has coverage as well; check out their player ratings.

Baggio Husidic scored his second goal in as many games for the Chicago Fire, but the team’s overall efforts were mediocre Saturday night at Toyota Park. The visiting team, Chivas USA, did little to contribute to the game’s flow and the 1-1 result was just desserts for both sides. Jeff Tobin reports and supplies player ratings for the home side. Fire fans are encouraged to discuss the game (and whatever else suits their fancy) in the new forum created specifically for this purpose.

An early Steve Zakuani goal was canceled out by Steven Lenhart’s first-half stoppage-time header as the Columbus Crew held the Sounders to another frustrating draw, 1-1, at Qwest Field. Seattle was not lacking in chances to score, taking 16 shots on the night, but only put three of those on target – and more importantly, only one of them ended up in the back of the net. But the overall play on the Xbox Pitch was some of the best this season, and will leave fans of the rave green team with reason to be optimistic, reports Nick Schiffler, who also supplied player ratings for Seattle.

It was a pleasant return home for Real Salt Lake as the defending champs dominated an inept Toronto FC squad for a 2-1 victory. Possibly attempting to earn a point on the road, Toronto fielded a defensive formation with the majority of their attacking starters on the bench. Unfortunately this tactic wasn’t particularly effective, as RSL strolled throughout the match imposing their will on an outmatched TFC squad. Patrick McShane reports from Rio Tinto Stadium and also supplies player ratings for the victorious home side. RSL fans are encouraged to discuss the game in their forum.

The San Jose Earthquakes shut out the Colorado Rapids 1-0 Saturday night in a confident performance that was decided when Chris Wondolowski raced onto a bouncing ball and struck it for a bell ringer that bounced up and down off the cross bar and into goal. “Tonight was a typical Wondo goal that we see everyday in practice,” coach Frank Yallop said after the match. “He can really hit a ball.” The Quakes now have three wins in five games. Eric Pederson reports from the Bay Area.

See more of Alison’s work from the game on her website.

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week Five

Posted on 26 April 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Defense stole the spotlight this past week in Major League Soccer as many of the matches looked like wars of attrition rather than displays of the “beautiful game”. Several goalkeepers showed their worth – Kansas City’s Jimmy Nielsen, Toronto FC’s Stefan Frei, the Galaxy’s Donovan Ricketts, and the Crew’s Will Hesmer in particular. One walked away with ASN’s Player of the Week honors – the first goalkeeper to do so in 2010. There were many first timers with only Toronto FC’s Dwayne DeRosario earning a repeat appearance. Read all about it here.

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Friday audio news update

Posted on 23 April 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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Thursday audio news update

Posted on 22 April 2010 by ASN Staff

Subscribe to ASN's Audio Soccer News Daily for free! (Just this audio feed, no other ASN items!)

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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Photo gallery: Sounders 1, Wizards 0

Posted on 21 April 2010 by Kyle Alm

The Seattle Sounders defeated the Kansas City Wizards 1-0 on a stoppage time goal by Michael Fucito. Read about that in ASN’s preliminary match report and in our secondary story featuring player ratings.


Here is a photo gallery supplied by David Lindsay.

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