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
RSL's Javier Morales leads Saturday's Three Stars
by Paul Kennedy, March 28th, 2010 1:40AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  kansas city wizards, mls, new york red bulls, real salt lake

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Soccer America introduces Saturday's Three Stars. Each week it will honor the three stars of Saturday's MLS action. This week's No. 1 Star is Real Salt Lake's Javier Morales, who had two goals and an assist in the defending champion's 3-0 demolition of the San Jose Earthquakes. For more on Morales' exploits and and Saturday's other stars ...

1. Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake).

Defending champion Real Salt Lake got two brilliant goals and an assist from Morales in its 3-0 win at San Jose. Morales opened the scoring with a blast from 35 yards and finished the scoring with a curling free kick from 20 yards following the ejection of Chris Leitch. On the other goal, Morales played a ball into the path of countryman Fabian Espindola. Quakes defender Jason Hernandez got a foot on the ball, but it bounced off Espindola's chest and into his path to chip goalie Joe Cannon. The two goals surpassed Morales' output in 2009. After scoring seven goals in his debut season, he only scored once last year.

2. Ryan Smith (Kansas City Wizards).

The 23-year-old Englishman, making his MLS debut, was a terror all over the field in Kansas City's 4-0 win over D.C. United. He was involved in the first three goals and almost set up a fourth goal, Jimmy Conrad's shot off the crossbar. On the Wizards' first goal, D.C. goalie Troy Perkins could only parry Smith's blast, allowing Kei Kamara to score. Surrounded by three D.C. defenders at the top of the area, Smith fed Davy Arnaud for the second goal. He scored the third goal himself, putting away another ball Perkins could not hold on to. Unfortunately, Smith had to leave the game in the 81st minute with an ankle injury.

3. Joel Lindpere (New York Red Bulls).

It's getting to be a routine for Lindpere. The Estonian international had the first goal in the Red Bulls' first game at Red Bull Arena, a 3-1 win over Santos, and he had the first and lone goal in the Red Bulls' first MLS game at Red Bull Arena, a 1-0 victory over Chicago. Unlike the balmy temperatures for the Santos game, temperatures hovered around freezing for the MLS opener, just the kind of weather Lindpere is used to. “I hope it stays like this,” said Lindpere, who was signed from Norwegian club Tromso. “Just kidding.” In addition to his goal in the 40th minute, Lindpere worked hard throughout the game in midfield.



1 comment
  1. Robert Cherrey
    commented on: March 28, 2010 at 4:59 p.m.
    It was pretty much sold out

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Sounders beef up attack with Austrian international Ivanschitz    
Seattle has taken steps to kick-start its sputtering attack, which hasn't scored in the last four ...
McInerney traded again, this time to Crew SC    
Just a day before his 23rd birthday, the young man known as JackMac has been traded ...
Report | Brad Evans on CBA: 'We handcuffed ourselves'    
Five months after the MLS Players Union and MLS reached an agreement on a new Collective ...
CCL: Brutal road trip takes RSL to Guatemala City    
The good news is Real Salt Lake is battling on three fronts. The bad news is ...
Milestone victory is well-timed for busy Whitecaps    
Vancouver climbed back on top of the Western Conference by thumping archrival Seattle, 3-0, in its ...
Crowd Count: Sounders suffer rare loss before big crowd    
The crowd of 53,125 for the Seattle-Vancouver match was the Sounders' largest home crowd of the ...
Timbers say adios to 'La Gata' Fernandez    
The Portland Timbers and 31-year-old Argentine Gaston Fernandez have mutually agreed to parted ways, allowing the ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"Look, we're not talking about wanting to be paid just like the men. We understand their ...
What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo    
"Do you want me to be honest? It doesn't worry me at all. I do my ...
What They're Saying: Pep Guardiola    
"When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives