Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Vancouver's James enjoys memorable debut
by Paul Kennedy, May 4th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[USL-1] St. Vincent & Grenadines international Marlon James enjoyed a memorable debut for the Vancouver Whitecaps, scoring a hat trick, including the winning goal on a penalty kick in the 90th minute, to give the defending champions a 3-2 win at Minnesota on Saturday.

Mexican Ricardo Sanchez had twice replied for the Thunder after James scored before Bolivian Vicente Arze was taken down Minnesota midfielder Lawrence Olum in the penalty area for James' deciding spot kick.

The win moved the Whitecaps into second place, two points behind Carolina, which fell at Portland, 2-0. The Timbers got a goal and assist from former Soccer America's Men's College Player of the Year Ryan Pore in their first win of the season.

In a battle of the USL-1's two Concacaf Champions League teams, Puerto Rico edged Montreal, 3-2, on Trinidad & Tobago international Kendall Jagdeosingh's late goal.

Charleston won its first game after three ties with a 1-0 victory at Miami FC, which drew only 1,503 fans at Lockhart Stadium.

Minnesota, Montreal and Cleveland are the only teams without wins. The City Stars fell, 3-0, to visiting Rochester in a downpour on Friday night.

Results:
May 1
Cleveland 0 Rochester 3
Goals:
ROC: Tai Atieno (penalty) 49
ROC: Johnny Menyongar (Leslie Fitzpatrick) 55
ROC: Mike Ambersley 78
Att.: 2,087.

May 2
Puerto Rico 3 Montreal 2
Goals:
MON: Kevin Sakuda (Leonardo Di Lorenzo) 26
PR: John Krause (Sandy Gbandi) 38
PR: Sandy Gbandi (Cristian Arrieta) 60
MON: Joey Gjertsen (Rocco Placentino) 76
PR: Kendall Jagdeosingh (Fabrice Noel) 81
Att.: 4,022.
 
Miami FC 0 Charleston 1
Goals:
CHA: Ian Fuller (Tsuyoshi Yoshitake) 73
Red Card:
MIA: Walter Ramirez 18
Att.: 1,503.

Minnesota 2 Vancouver 3
Goals:
VAN: Marlon James (Charles Gbeke) 35
MIN: Ricardo Sanchez (Leonel Saint-Preux) 48
VAN: Marlon James (Martin Nash) 61
MIN: Ricardo Sanchez (Rod Dyachenko) 69
VAN: Marlon James (penalty) 90

Portland 2 Carolina 0
Goals:
POR: Brian Farber (Ryan Pore) 5
POR: Ryan Pore (George Josten) 83
Att.: 6,742

Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Carolina 3 1 1 4 3 10
Vancouver 2 1 2 6 5 8
Rochester 2 1 1 5 2 7
Puerto Rico 2 0 1 5 3 7
Charleston 1 0 3 2 1 6
Miami FC 2 2 0 6 5 6
Austin 1 0 2 5 2 5
----------------------------
Portland 1 1 1 2 1 4
Minnesota 0 3 2 5 8 2
Montreal 0 2 1 3 5 1
Cleveland 0 3 0 1 9 0

Leading Scorers:
James, Vancouver 3
Menyongar, Rochester 3
Addlery, Puerto Rico 2
Johnson, Austin 2
Nunes, Miami FC 2
Serna, Miami FC 2
Saint-Preux, Minnesota 2
Sanchez, Minnesota 2

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS's new gold standard    
Heading into the final two months of the MLS regular season, D.C. United leads the Eastern ...
Giovinco out of Italy's Euro 2016 qualifiers    
Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco's return to the Italian national team after an absence of almost ...
What They're Saying: Mesut Ozil    
"Basti showed the entire world what kind of a leader he is at the World Cup. ...
Spector recalled for first time in 18 months    
Short on outside backs, U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called veteran defender Jonathan ...
What They're Saying: Brad Guzan    
"You always have someone either pushing you, or you're pushing someone else. That's the nature of ...
New York City FC gets Nemec off its books    
Slovakian Adam Nemec, the symbol of New York City FC's troubled season is gone. The club ...
Making a List: European Summer Transfers, U.S. Abroad    
The European transfer market closed with little summer activity among Americans. Only a handful of Americans ...
Video Pick: Five fabulous misses from the Bundesliga    
Schadenfreude from the folks Bundesliga, who compiled the "best" squandered chances to score easy goal from ...
DeAndre Yedlin loaned to Sunderland     
American defender DeAndre Yedlin, who last January left the Seattle Sounders for Tottenham Hotspur, has moved ...
What They're Saying: Carolina RailHawks fan Howie Perl    
"You'd think if corruption at all touched the RailHawks, that they'd be really good and buying ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives