Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
MLS Week 2: Sounders' first-year duo stands out
by Ridge Mahoney, April 2nd, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[TEAM OF THE WEEK]
Several first-year players, including Seattle stars Oswaldo Alvarez and Fredy Montero and New England rookie Darrius Barnes, had big games.

GOALKEEPER
Zach Thornton (Chivas USA)
Kudos to Kasey Keller for his shutout, but without Big Zach, who thwarted Dallas numerous times, including a spectacular double denial of Kenny Cooper, there's no way the Goats are 2-0 on the scoreboard and in the standings.

DEFENDERS
James Riley (Seattle)
The much-traveled outside back lined up on the right and in addition to a solid defensive outing produced a cross that nearly yielded a Nate Jaqua goal.
Darrius Barnes (New England)
The rookie turned in his second straight impressive performance, winning numerous headers and tackles in a 1-1 tie at New York.
Chad Marshall (Columbus)
Led a strong defensive effort that limited TFC to mostly long-distance shots and he twice tested keeper Greg Sutton with shots on frame.

MIDFIELDERS
Oswaldo Alonso (Seattle)
Assisted on both Sounders' goals to give him the league lead with three and contributed another solid two-way game.
Arturo Alvarez (San Jose)
Started the sequence on San Jose's first goal by nodding down a long ball to his strikers, and notched the second with a lateral dribble and searing left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
Dave van den Bergh (FC Dallas)
FCD went down without a goal to Chivas USA even though van den Bergh delivered several dangerous crosses from the left flank.
Bojan Stepanovic (Chivas USA)
Scoring a goal on your debut in a winning effort is always good.

FORWARDS
Cam Weaver (San Jose)
After missing two great chances on the first weekend, Weaver atoned with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 defeat of Houston.
Fredy Montero (Seattle)
Mr. Highlight did it again with a knuckling golazo from long distance that defied description.
Macoumba Kandji (New York)
Caused the Revs a lot of problems with his determination and aggression.

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Ryan Hollingshead    
"Originally when I hit the concrete I was like, 'I'm going to be out for years ...
MLS Moves: Jeffrey signs new deal with D.C. United    
After setting career highs for games played and starts in a season since leaving Germany for ...
U.S. Abroad: Gyau moves to German 3. Liga    
Joe Gyau became the third American to join German 3. Liga club Sonnenhof Grossaspach when he ...
U.S. Abroad: O'Reilly seeks 'global experience' at Arsenal    
Heather O'Reilly, arguably the most-decorated player in U.S. women's soccer history, will continue her career at ...
Seattle Sounders: Lodeiro tips buddy Luis Suarez for move    
When Nicolas Lodeiro was negotiating with the Seattle Sounders about moving to MLS during the Copa ...
U.S. Abroad: Yedlin's Newcastle advances in FA Cup    
DeAndre Yedlin started for Newcastle United, which beat Birmingham City, 3-1, to advance to the fourth ...
What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
"I'm an old man and I've seen a lot of things, and what it seemed like ...
LA Galaxy: Jones joins new U.S. mate Lletget in midfield    
The Galaxy midfield is not an easy group to crack, and by doing so with some ...
Video Pick: Bike beauty by Colombian defender    
Not bad for a central defender: Colombian international Jeison Murillo opened the scoring for Inter Milan ...
Red Bulls: BWP on McCarty's departure and successors    
Bradley Wright-Phillips says he was headed to MLS's Media Day in Manhattan Beach, California, when he ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives