Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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
MLS Week 7: Moreno and Blanco shine
by Ridge Mahoney, May 6th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[TEAM OF THE WEEK] Two players in their mid-30s, Jaime Moreno and Cuauhtemoc Blanco were among the attacking stars last weekend, and Gregg Berhalter had a good outing after debuting in MLS with a red card.

GOALKEEPER
Zach Thornton (Chivas USA)
Not as severely tested by San Jose as he's been on a few occasions this season, but earned a shutout with another strong game, including a fantastic deflection onto the post of a low Shea Salinas missile in the opening minutes.

DEFENDERS
Kosuke Kimura (Colorado)
Scored a great first-time goal to polish off a 2-0 defeat of Real Salt Lake, started the sequence on the first goal, set up a chance for Conor Casey with a steal in midfield, and tackled confidently in his own third of the field.
Gregg Berhalter (Los Angeles)
Was beaten for pace once when the back four got a bit stretched, but throttled just about everything else a weak New York attack could muster in a 1-0 triumph.
Wilman Conde (Chicago)
Stepped into midfield to win balls and played tough in the air as the Fire limited Seattle to just four shots in a 1-1 tie.

MIDFIELDERS
Ricardo Clark (Houston)
Broke up plays and ran down loose balls during a smothering effort that permitted just three New England shots in a 2-0 victory.
Nick LaBrocca (Colorado)
Goal against Real Salt Lake was just reward for his workrate, tenacity and intelligent touches.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Chicago)
Tormented Seattle in the first half and centered the ball that Marco Pappa drilled into the net shortly after halftime. Kept pressing until tiring late in the match.
Emmanuel Ekpo (Columbus)
Led a strong Crew effort in windy, wet conditions that earned a 1-1 tie at Toronto. Great solo effort took him past three defenders and around the goalkeeper to score in the 54th minute.

FORWARDS
Jaime Moreno (D.C. United)
Rolled back the clock to score both United goals, including a crafty chip, and generally befuddle FC Dallas in a 2-1 win.
Patrick Nyarko (Chicago)
Dangerous before and after Seattle went down to 10 men. Thundered a shot off the goalpost after a searing run into the box, and delivered several dangerous crosses, including one that Brian McBride just failed to reach.
Brian Ching (Houston)
A handful for the Revs defense the entire game and cashed in a corner kick for the second goal in a 2-0 win, the first victory over New England since the team moved to Houston before the 2006 season.

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
ESPN2's MLS viewership hits low with Fire game    
For the second straight week, the Chicago Fire drew the lowest viewership for an MLS game ...
Sounders 2 forward Jones named USL Player of the Week    
Seattle Sounders Homegrown signing Darwin Jones was named the USL Player of the Week for the ...
TV Report: MLS adds to international presence    
After deals with Sky Sports (Britain) and Eurosport (Europe), Major League Soccer has signed agreements with ...
USA-Switzerland Player Ratings     
The USA tied Switzerland, 1-1, in Zurich on Tuesday. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team took a 1-0 ...
U.S. U-23s fall to Denmark's U-23s    
The U.S. under-23 national team finished with a split of its two games on its European ...
MLS Trade Central: NYCFC adds young Norwegian keeper    
Norwegian goalkeeper Eirik Johansen, who spent time with New York City FC in preseason, has been ...
What They're Saying: Eric Hansen    
"We were definitely looking for something that was much more athletic, much more kid-friendly. In the ...
What They're Saying: Jim Grozdanich    
"We tried to purposely make it confusing." -- Jim Grozdanich, assistant general manager at Centaur, which ...
Honduras completes Gold Cup field    
Honduras survived its playoff series with French Guiana, rallying from 3-1 down after the first leg ...
Video Pick: MLS Goals of the Week    
Real Salt Lake's Jordan Allen, Red Bull Mike Grella, Orlando's Kaka, Montreal's Jack McInerney and D.C. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives