Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Beasley victim of frightening foul
February 19th, 2009 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Glasgow Rangers' DaMarcus Beasley came close to scoring twice before being victimized by a vicious foul in Scottish Cup play. In England, Clint Dempsey's 90-minute effort couldn't help Fulham improve on its dismal road record when it faced Manchester United. And two Americans saw UEFA Cup action.

Beasley, making his first appearance for Rangers in official competition in more than two months, rifled a volley in 30th minute that Fofar goalkeeper Ally Brown saved well. And the American winger was again foiled by Brown early in the second half in the 4-0 Rangers win in the round of 16 of the Scottish Cup.

With 20 minutes left, Forfar's Elliot Smith's lunging cleats-up tackle - described as "shocking" by Scottish media reports -- forced Beasley out of the game and earned Smith a red card.

"If I can say that it's encouraging, the good thing is that DaMarcus has only taken a kick when it might have been a lot worse," Rangers' assistant coach Ally McCoist said. "Granted, it's a nasty one and he now has a couple of rather unattractive stud marks on his left shin. But we're hopeful there's no ligament damage or anything."

American Maurice Edu started and played 90 minutes for Rangers. Since arriving last summer, he has played in two other official games -- one league game and one Scottish League Cup game.

ENGLAND. Manchester United extended its EPL lead to five points with a 3-0 win over Fulham, which is winless all of its 13 road games this season. The Cottagers, for which Clint Dempsey was making 21st league appearance of the season, are in 10th place. They've lost seven and tied six while scoring just three goals in away games.

UEFA CUP. In first leg, round of 36 action, Oguchi Onyewu went the distance for Belgium's Standard Liege in a 3-0 loss at Portugal's Braga.

Keeper Brad Guzan played in starter Brad Friedel's spot in Aston Villa's 1-1 tie with CSKA Moscow. Guzan was beaten by a spectacular Vagner Love effort in the 15th minute.

Guzan was lucky not to have a penalty called when he tripped up Vagner Love later in the game; the referee instead blew for offside.

John Carew's 69th-minute goal earned the tie for Aston Villa.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
MLS issues record fine to owner Dell Loy Hansen    
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his ...
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
D.C. United sadly outclassed in Costa Rica    
Alajuelense jumped on top early and pounded D.C. United, 5-2, in the first leg of their ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"I do not understand why they [the English media] want to do this. They want to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives