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Former Union Player Update: Jacobson, Moreno, Zimmerman, and Chacho shine

Posted on 25 April 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

 

Courtesy of MLSSoccer.com

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas)

– Jacobson started and played all 90 minutes in a come from behind 2-1 win for FC Dallas in Vancouver, seen in match reports as one of the bright spots for Dallas in the match, picked up a yellow card for a reckless foul in the 66th minute

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – started and played the full 90 minutes in Chivas USA’s first win of the season, a 2-1 decision over San Jose at Buck Shaw Stadium, Moreno scored his second goal of the season, the equalizer in injury time of the first half

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – played 12 plus minutes in a 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution, Thomas entered the game charged with helping the Kansas City defense to preserve a 2-2 at Gillette Stadium, the KC defense failed as a late Rajko Lekic goal gave New England the three points at home

Fred (DC United) – started and played all 90 minutes as DC United fell to earth at home losing 4-0 to a surging New York Red Bull squad led by Thierry Henry

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – did not dress for Vancouver’s 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for Los Angeles’ 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers at the Home Depot Center, dressed but also did not play in the Galaxy’s Reserves 3-1 loss to Portland’s Reserve squad the next day

In NASL

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – Coudet scored his second goal for the Strikers, another penalty kick converted this time in the 90th minute for the three points over a tough Atlanta squad, the veteran worked all 90 minutes in the win

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – did not play in the Strikers 2-1 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started and went the distance in the Strikers 2-1 win over Atlanta

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – started, played 90 minutes, and earned a shutout in a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton, was not required to make any saves even though Edmonton had 14 shots, none of which were on target, it was Knighton’s first shutout of the season

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton as Carolina continues their domination of the NASL’s Canadian representatives, scored his FIRST goal for Carolina in the 76th minute to put Carolina up 2-0

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – did not dress or play in the San Luis FC’s 3-1 victory over Santos Laguna in the Mexican Clausura, also did not play in San Luis FC’s 2-0 loss to Libertad in final Copa Libertadores Group Stage play, San Luis FC have failed to qualify for the second round

David Myrie (Limon FC) – Limon FC did not play this week, Myrie is fully recovered from a previous injury

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JT Noone

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Former Union Player Update: Stahl, Moreno, Jacobson, Coudet start

Posted on 12 April 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – Jacobson started and played 70 minutes at center midfielder in a 3-0 FC Dallas shutout of defending champions Colorado

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ 3-0 shutout of Colorado at Pizza Hut Park, worked a half in Monday’s reserve win

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Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA)

– played 90 minutes in a 0-0 deadlock between Chivas USA and the Columbus Crew

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – Kansas City was off this week in regular season play, worked a full 90 minutes in Open Cup qualifying action as Kansas City beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0, it was Kansas City’s first shutout in competitive play of the new year, also played in Monday’s reserve loss to Houston, playing all 90 minutes at centerback

Fred (DC United) – dressed but did not play for DC United in their 1-1 tie with Los Angeles at RFK Stadium, did play midweek however vs. Philadelphia in US Open Cup qualifying, Fred started and played 89 minutes, grabbing a yellow card in the 25th, United eventually won in penalty kicks

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – dressed but did not play for Vancouver’s midweek tie with New England, a 1-1 draw; did not dress for Vancouver’s Sunday match-up in Houston vs. the Dynamo, a 3-0 loss

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for Los Angeles in their 1-1 tie with DC United

In NASL

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – started in the Strikers 2-1 loss to FC Edmonton in front of 6,402 and assisted Fort Lauderdale’s only goal in the 48th minute, it was the Strikers first game with their new name, was dangerous most of the game, received a yellow card in the 37th minute

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – the Strikers did not post a match recap that included lineups for the game, definitely did not start but not sure if he came as a second half substitute in the Strikers 2-1 loss to FC Edmonton

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started in the Strikers 2-1 loss to FC Edmonton

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to the Puerto Rico Islanders in a game that was elongated by a two hour rain/lightning delay, it was the Railhawks season opener

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played 81 minutes in a 2-1 loss to the Puerto Rico Islanders in a game that was elongated by a two hour rain/lightning delay

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – did not dress for San Luis FC in their 0-0 tie with Necaxa

David Myrie (Limon FC) – did not dress for Limon FC in a 2-0 loss to Herediano, recovering from an injury sustained in Costa Rica’s 2-2 tie with China, expected to be back for Limon’s next match

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JT Noone

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Former Player Profile: Toni Stahl

Posted on 04 March 2010 by Breton Bonnette

 

Rookie midfielder Toni Stahl, eyes up, surveying the field

Position: Defender/Midfielder

Born: May 11, 1985

Hometown: Tuusula, Finland

Height: 6′3″

Weight: 180

Previous Club: University of Connecticut

College: University of Connecticut

Status: Senior International

Salary: $40,000 (2010)

How acquired: Drafted 17th (2nd Round) by in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft

Stats

2010 with Philadelphia: 1 game, 1 start, 41 minutes

2006-2009 with the University of Connecticut: 79 games, 2 goals, 9 assists

International: Capped at various levels of Finland’s youth national teams

Media Scouting Report

“With Stahl, we are looking at a monstrosity in the midfield, a talented player who can probably start immediately, and a home nation that will surely lead to some amusing songs. Another advantage with Toni is he’s likely to be around for a while. But at age 24, Toni is unlikely to improve” – WVHooligan.com

“Stahl may have been the protector of a very good defense, but he was not forceful enough to legitimately throw his name into this hat” – J.R. Eskilson, Goal.com

“Strong, smart, tall (6-foot-3) and technically sound, Stahl is widely-regarded as the most polished defensive midfielder. The Finland-born midfielder has signed a deal with MLS and can solidify his place as the most highly-regarded senior with a strong MLS Combine. He could also answer some questions about whether he can provide the tough tackling and physical presence teams look for in the middle” – Ives Galarcep, Soccer by Ives

Did you know?

Will be the first Finnish player in Major League Soccer since Simo Valakari left FC Dallas in 2006.

Is one of two UConn players on the squad, the other being defender Shavar Thomas.

Homesickness and culture shock almost led Stahl to leave the University of Connecticut and head back to his native Finland after only a year in Storrs.

If the international level ever comes calling, don’t expect Stahl to shed his Finnish heritage for the Stars and Stripes. He has announced on several occasions that he plans to play for Finland.

Fan Scouting Reports

This kid is the real deal, and will be mentioned many-a-time here, most likely due to his insane prowess in the game of soccer and the goals that are sure to come this year. He is a dirty defensive center midfielder with a knack for doing everything right”Husky Nation

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Also check out our other player profiles HERE.

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