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
Big night for USA players, then and now
by Ridge Mahoney, March 20th, 2011 1:10AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] In the first full Saturday of MLS games, American internationals – former and current – played major roles.

Charlie Davies scored twice in his MLS debut, fueling a 3-1 D.C. United win over struggling Columbus, which lost twice to Real Salt Lake in the Concacaf Champions League and didn’t look much better at RFK Stadium. Teenager Juan Agudelo, who might be paired with Davies some day on the U.S. front line, scored the only goal in the 70th minute as the Red Bulls downed Seattle, 1-0.

The fitness of Jay DeMerit for Vancouver’s MLS debut against Canadian rival Toronto was in question prior to kickoff, but the U.S. international played the full match as the Whitecaps thrilled a crowd of 22,592 at Empire Field by beating TFC, 4-2.

Kyle Beckerman rifled a shot from the top of the arc that clanged into the net off the inside of the post to give Real Salt Lake 1-0 triumph over San Jose in miserably wet and gusty weather at Buck Shaw Stadium. Goalie Nick Rimando fended off furious assaults by the Quakes in the final 20 minutes to preserve the three points.

Jeff Larentowicz scored the first goal for defending champ Colorado in the Rapids' 3-1 defeat of expansion Portland, which got its goal from Kenny Cooper. Jimmy Conrad scored a goal against his most recent MLS club as Chivas USA began the Robin Fraser Era by losing to Sporting Kansas City, 3-2. Another former U.S. defender, Danny Califf, punched home a goal in a goalmouth scramble by which Philadelphia posted a 1-0 win in Houston.

Charlie Davies postgame interview:



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Timothy Chandler needs knee surgery    
U.S, national team defender Timothy Chandler has been lost for the friendlies against Peru and Brazil ...
What They're Saying: Frank Lampard    
"I respect the manager for saying that. Managers and players should be emotional after defeats at ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"We need to show - the players need to show - if they want to be ...
Klinsmann: 'This is about proving a point'    
The countdown to the Oct. 10 winner-take-all match against Mexico at the Rose Bowl began in ...
Video Pick: A well-hit own goal from Holland     
PSV's Jeffrey Bruma gave the keeper no chance when he met a cross from the right ...
MLS Weekend: Bottom feeders finish on top    
There is a big gap between MLS's two conferences -- the Western Conference is plus-14 in ...
Video Pick: How Johannsson scored his first Bundesliga goal    
U.S. national team forward Aron Johannsson, who joined Werder Bremen this season from Dutch club AZ ...
Crowd Count: Seattle draws 64,358 fans, tops in MLS    
The crowd of 64,358 for Sunday's Seattle-Portland match at CenturyLink Field was the largest of the ...
U.S. national team vets coming and going    
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the initial squad of 23 players who will ...
Klopas is first MLS coach to be fired this season    
Hours after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC -- its third straight defeat -- the Montreal ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives