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
Philly twins find the net; Donovan extends lead
by Mike Woitalla, May 31st, 2011 1:56AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS GOLEADORES] Rookies Michael and Gabriel Farfan, the first twins to be signed by an MLS team, each scored their first MLS goals within a week as the previously low-scoring Philadelphia Union struck eight goals in two games. ... Landon Donovan extended his lead in the scorer's race. ... For the latest on the Golden Boot race ...

* The Philadelphia Union, which had scored only six goals in its first nine games, has upped its output to 14 goals after a 6-2 win at Toronto FC in Week 11 on the heels of its 2-1 win over Chicago the previous week. Michael Farfan, a San Diego Nomads product who played college ball at Cal State Fullerton and North Carolina, scored his first MLS goal in the win over Chicago. His twin brother Gabriel started in place of Michael, sidelined with a groin injury, against Toronto and scored his first goal.

“It was definitely exciting [Michael] got his first goal last week,” Gabriel told MLSsoccer.com. “I was joking with a couple of friends around the league, talking about how I need to score now. I promised [assistant coach John Hackworth] I’d get a goal this game. Luckily, I was able to deliver.”

Gabriel played at Cal State Fullerton and spent a year with Mexico's Club America before joining the Union.

* Philly's 2010 No. 1 draft pick Danny Mwanga scored twice in the win over Toronto to up his total to three goals. The 19-year-old scored seven goals last season.

* Landon Donovan's penalty-kick goal in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 1-0 midweek win over Houston marked his league-leading eighth goal. Donovan won the Golden Boot in 2008 with 20 strikes.

* San Jose Chris Wondowloski, last season's leading scorer with 18 goals, scored his sixth goal of the season in the Quakes' 2-2 tie with Chicago.

* The Red Bulls' Thierry Henry also struck for the sixth time, in nine games. In 2010, the French World Cup winner scored twice in 11 games after arriving in midseason.

MLS Leading Scorers

Player
Team
Goals
Assists
Landon Donovan
Los Angeles 8
1
Thierry Henry New York
6
3
Chris Wondolowski San Jose
6
2
Charlie Davies D.C. United
6
1
Luke Rodgers
New York
5
2
Maicon Santos Toronto FC
5
1
Marco Pappa Chicago
4
2
Will Bruin
Houston
4
1
Brad Evans
Seattle 4
1
Shalrie Joseph New England
4
1
Chris Pontius D.C. United
4
1
Brek Shea FC Dallas
4
1
Cam Weaver
Houston 4
1
Diego Chaves Chicago
4
0
Eric Hassli Vancouver
4
0
Emilio Renteria
Columbus
4
0


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 Moves: Glad and Allen ink fresh deals with RSL    
Two highly regarded Homegrown products have been rewarded with new contracts. Real Salt Lake has announced ...
MLS: Marsch gives loanee Murillo good marks on first day    
Panamanian right back Michael Amir Murillo, acquired by the Red Bulls on loan over the weekend ...
Video Pick: Cristiano Ronaldo's amazing nutmeg     
Cristian Ronaldo beat defender Espanyol David Lopez by turning an elastico move -- feinting swiftly to ...
Results: Concacaf U-20 World Cup Qualifying    
The USA opened the Concacaf U-20 Championship with a 1-0 loss to Panama in Group B ...
What They're Saying: Dwight Yorke    
"I couldn't quite believe what was happening. I have lost count of the number of times ...
U.S. Abroad: Brooks' Hertha holds Bayern    
John Brooks' Hertha Berlin was seconds away from beating Bayern Munich when Robert Lewandowski scored to ...
USA loses opener of U-20 World Cup qualifying     
The USA's qualifying campaign for the 2017 U-20 World Cup started poorly when it fell, 1-0, ...
USL: John Harkes is fired as FC Cincinnati coach    
FC Cincinnati is one the feel-good stories of recent years, a team that caught fire in ...
What They're Saying: Jakson Follmann    
"It's not for me to stay stuck in a corner, sad and begging for my leg, ...
MLS Focus: Homegrown players face stiff competition    
The 2017 season marks the 10th year of MLS's Homegrown program. Two rookies -- Ian Harkes ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives