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
Canada rules
March 9th, 2013 6:33PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS REWIND: Week 2] Vancouver and Montreal became the first MLS teams to win two games when the Whitecaps edged Columbus, 2-1, on goals by Japanese midfielder Daigo Kobayashi and Scotsman Kenny Miller and the Impact won at Portland by the same score. Welshman Robert Earnshaw scored two goals in the first 21 minutes as Toronto FC beat Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, for its first win since mid-July of last year before more than 25,000 fans at the Rogers Centre. For all the weekend action ...

MLS, WEEK 2 EXPRESS
Sunday, March 10
San Jose 2 New York 1.
Chivas USA 3 FC Dallas 1.
Colorado 1 Philadelphia 2.
Saturday, March 9
Portland 1 Montreal 2.
Toronto FC 2 Sporting KC 1.
Vancouver 2 Columbus 1.
D.C. United 1 Real Salt Lake 0.
Chicago 0 New England 1.

Goals: 21/8 games (avg.: 2.63).
Video: Sunday timeline | Saturday timeline

MLS, WEEK 2 REWIND
Sunday, March 10
San Jose 2 New York 1.
NY: Eric Alexander 17
SJ: Adam Jahn (Sam Cronin, Ramiro Corrales) 83
SJ: Chris Wondolowski (pen.) 92+
Att.: 10,525.

MILLER TIME. Roy Miller will just as soon forget the Red Bulls' trip to San Jose. First, he was beaten on rookie Adam Jahn's tying goal at the far post in the 83rd minute. Then, he was called for a handball in the area in stoppage time. And when goalie Luis Robles stopped Chris Wondolowski's penalty kick, Miller was whistled for encroachment, meaning Wondolowski got a second chance for the penalty spot, which he did not miss.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Sunday, March 10
Chivas USA 3 FC Dallas 1.
DAL: David Ferreira (Fabian Castillo) 57
CHV:  Juan Agudelo (Walter Vilchez) 68
CHV: Oswaldo Minda 76
CHV: Giovani Casillas (Edgar Mejia, Eric Avila) 93+
Att.: 6,801.

EDGE OF IMPOSSIBLE. Down for the second week ago at home, Chivas USA rallied for three goals, taking advantage of a very shaky FC Dallas backline, to to pick up its first win under new coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola. “In this team," said  the excited "El Chelis," "we are all obligated to play soccer, but nobody is obligated to do the impossible.  However, this team [Chivas USA] today got to the edge of the impossible. This team, to many, lacks the quality, but if you pay attention, we scored the first and second goals with a lot of quality." Juan Agudelo rounded Matt Hedges to even the score 11 minutes after David Ferreira capitalized on Chivas USA's own defensive frailties. Oswaldo Minda put Chivas USA ahead when George John coughed up the ball, allowing the Ecuadoran to break in alone and beat helpless FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez.

Agudelo goal:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Sunday, March 10
Colorado 1 Philadelphia 2.
PHI: Amobi Okugo (Sebastien Le Toux) 34
COL: Jamie Smith (Deshorn Brown) 68
PHI: Jack McInerney (Antoine Hoppenot) 79
Att.: 15,122.

BAD LUCK. After spending nearly a year battling symptoms of a concussion, veteran Pablo Mastroeni returned to the Rapids; starting lineup, but he had to leave the game in the eighth minute of Sunday's game against with what was described as a left hamstring strain.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 9
Portland 1 Montreal 2.
MON: Hassoun Camara 30.
MON: Felipe (Andres Romero, Patrice Bernier) 60
POR: Ryan Johnson (Ben Zemanski) 80
Att.: 20,674.

ROAD WARRIORS. Montreal matched its 2012 total of road wins after just its second game of the 2013 season. With back-to-back wins in the Northwest, the Impact made a statement that it will be a team to reckoned with this season. A stifling defense, anchored by Italians Alessandro Nesta and Matteo Ferrari in the middle, frustrated the Timbers, who had trouble converting a huge edge in possession into solid chances.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 9
Toronto FC 2 Sporting KC 1.
TOR: Robert Earnshaw 3
TOR: Robert Earnshaw (pen.) 21
KC: Claudio Bieler (C.J. Sapong) 77
Att.: 25,991.

SLUMP BUSTER. How bad were things for Toronto last year? Irish international Darren O'Dea joined the club Aug. 3, and it never won a game after his arrival. “That’s the only reason I go on international duty these days,” he joked to the Toronto Sun. “To try and get a feeling of winning.” Toronto won for the first time in 16 games Saturday with a 2-1 win over Sporting KC. O'Dea preserved the win with a late clearance of Claudio Bieler's shot off the line.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 9
Vancouver 2 Columbus 1.
VAN: Daigo Kobayashi (Darren Mattocks) 6
CLB: Jairo Arrieta (Ben Speas) 46
VAN: Kenny Miller 57
Att.: 18,078.

OFF THE MARK. Kenny Miller's first season in MLS was a disaster: two goals in 14 games. The Scottish international was so bad there was talk that he wouldn't be back for Year 2. Good thing for Vancouver he is. Miller had his best game as a Whitecap and contributed the winning goal against Columbus.  "I'm delighted," said Miller. "You're always going to be judged on goals, and second game in I managed to get off the mark and for it to be a winning goal is doubly pleasing."

Miller winner:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 9
D.C. United 1 Real Salt Lake 0.
DC: Lionard Pajoy 60
Att.: 17,072.

COACH'S FAVORITE. With only three goals in 12 games after coming over from Philadelphia last summer, 31-year-old Lionard Pajoy wasn't exactly the answer to D.C. United's scoring woes up front. But the Colombian's strong work rate fits the image Ben Olsen has instilled in his team, and for that he loves Pajoy. “He scored a goal tonight,” Olsen said. “The one that won the game. So you’re not going to get any knocks on Pajoy right now from me.”

Pajoy goal:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 9
Chicago 0 New England 1.
NE: Jerry Bengtson (Kelyn Rowe) 62
Att.: 13,242.

NEW LOOK. New England won its opener for the first time since 2009 with a new-look team, featuring two rookies, No. 1 draft pick Andrew Farrell and midfielder Donnie Smith, and two first-year journeymen, Portuguese-born, Swiss-bred defender Jose Goncalves and French-born Malian international Kalifa Cisse, in the starting lineup.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MLS, STANDINGS
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

6 Montreal 2-0-0 3/1
3 Columbus 1-1-0 4/2
3 Houston 1-0-0 2/0
3 Sporting KC 1-1-0 4/3
3 New England 1-0-0 1/0
3 Toronto FC 1-1-0 2/2
3 Philadelphia 1-1-0 3/4
3 D.C. United 1-1-0 1/2
1 New York 0-1-1 4/5
0 Chicago 0-2-0 0/5

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

6 Vancouver 2-0-0 3/1
3 LA Galaxy 1-0-0 4/0
3 Real Salt Lake 1-1-0 2/1
3 Chivas USA 1-1-0 3/4
3 San Jose 1-1-0 2/3
3 FC Dallas 1-1-0 2/3
1 Portland 0-1-1 4/5
0 Seattle 0-1-0 0/1
0 Colorado 0-2-0 1/3

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MLS LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
3 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
2 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
2 Fabian Espindola (New York)
2 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
2 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
2 Ryan Johnson (Portland)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MLS, WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
All times ET.
Saturday, March 16
12:30 pm
New York vs. D.C. United, NBC
3 pm
Sporting KC vs. Chicago, NBCSN
4 pm
Montreal vs. Toronto FC
5 pm
Philadelphia vs. New England, Univision Deportes
5:30 pm
Columbus vs. San Jose
6 pm
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado
8 pm
Seattle vs. Portland, NBCSN

Sunday, March 17
1 pm
FC Dallas vs. Houston, ESPN2
5 pm
LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Sebastian Saucedo strikes twice as U.S. U-20s advance     
The USA moved into the second stage of the men's Concacaf U-20 Championship with a 4-1 ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women head to Spain    
The U.S. U-23 women's national team will play Japan (March 2), England (March 4) and Norway ...
USWNT: No Klingenberg, no A-Rod for SheBelieves Cup    
U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the 2017 ...
Report: UCL headed to Turner and Univision in 2018    
Turner Sports and Univision have snatched the U.S. media rights to the UEFA Champions League away ...
U.S. Soccer: U-17 and U-20 women's coaches to be replaced    
B.J. Snow is no longer U.S. U-17 girls national team coach and Michelle French is out ...
U.S. Abroad: Johnson's M'Gladbach pulls miracle comeback    
Fabian Johnson came off the bench for Borussia Moenchengladbach as it came back from 2-0 down ...
Sneak Peek: Potent Impact seeks resiliency and depth    
Last year Montreal stunned Red Bulls, 3-1, on aggregate and took a commanding lead against Toronto ...
What They're Saying: Perry Dealy    
"It's worth preserving because we don't have a lot of icons. It would save a lot ...
Sneak Peek: Vieira is convinced NYCFC will be improved    
In his first season, Patrick Vieira proved that a foreign coach unfamiliar with MLS could find ...
Sneak Peek: Timbers look as good as ever    
From MLS champion in 2015 to out of the playoffs in 2016, it was quite a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives