5. AUSTRALIA: Striker fulfills prediction and then some
Striker Archie Thompson needed
only 40 minutes to fulfill his prediction of scoring a hat trick in the
Australian A-League grand final and then added two more goals in the
second half as Melbourne Victory beat Adelaide United, 6-0, to win its
title in front of a sellout crowd of 55,436, a record for an Australian
domestic league match.
"I predicted I would get a hat trick," Thompson said. "I usually say
that and it never happens ... so for it to happen on an occasion like
this is incredible."
The 28-year-old Thompson scored in the 21st, 29th, 40th, 56th and 73rd
Melbourne finished the A-League regular season in first place
and was the overwhelming favorite to win the grand final after last
year's inaugural champion, Sydney FC, fell in the first round of the
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Morris replace Johannsson on U.S. roster March 29, 7:37 p.m. |
The second forward is the snake-bitten position on the U.S. national team's trip to Europe. After ... MLS Week 4: Results & Standings March 29, 3:30 a.m.
FC Dallas became the first MLS team to reach 10 points but it wasn't easy as ... USL Week 2: Results & Standings March 27, 11:56 p.m.
The new Roughnecks celebrated the return of pro soccer to Tulsa a sellout crowd of 8,335 ... USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2 March 27, 3:46 p.m.
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ... MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line March 27, 3:25 p.m.
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ... Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines March 27, 2:57 p.m.
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ... USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement March 27, 2:36 p.m.
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ... What They're Saying: Jason Kreis March 27, 1:51 p.m.
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ... Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream March 27, 4:40 a.m.
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ... MLS Trade Central: Timbers sign Ghanaian winger March 27, 4:12 a.m.
The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Ishmael Yartey on loan from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux. ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives