Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America 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
Western Conference's edge grows
August 5th, 2013 11:03PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[HEXAGONAL WATCH] Ever wonder which MLS conference has the better players? The signing of Clint Dempsey (Seattle) and Panamanian keeper Jaime Penedo (LA Galaxy) makes 31 current MLS players who have played in 2014 World Cup qualifying for one of the six Hexagonal teams. And of those 31 players, 22 play for teams in the Western Conference.

Dempsey's signing brings to 12 the number of U.S. national team players who have played in 2014 World Cup qualifying and are currently affiliated with an MLS club.

If the USA were to qualify, as many as eight current MLS players would figure to stand a good chance to go to Brazil. Only four traveled to South Africa in 2010.

MLS in the Hex (31):
4 Houston
4 Portland
4 San Jose
3 LA Galaxy
3 Real Salt Lake
3 Seattle
2 Sporting KC
2 FC Dallas
2 Vancouver
1 Chivas USA
1 Columbus
1 New York
1 New England
Note: Players who have played for one of the six Hexagonal teams in 2014 World Cup qualifying.

USA (12):
GP/G PLAYER (2013 MLS TEAM)
12/7 Clint Dempsey
(Seattle)         
8/3 Eddie Johnson (Seattle)
8/0 Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
6/0 Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
5/2 Carlos Bocanegra (Chivas USA)
5/0 Clarence Goodson (San Jose)
4/0 Matt Besler (Sporting KC)
3/1 Brad Evans (Seattle)         
3/0 Brad Davis (Houston)
3/0 Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
2/0 Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
1/0 Alan Gordon (San Jose)

Jamaica (8):
GP/G PLAYER (2013 MLS TEAM)
10/1 Ryan Johnson
(Portland)
8/0 Je-Vaughn Watson (FC Dallas)
7/0 Donovan Ricketts (Portland)
7/0 Jermaine Taylor (Houston)
6/0 Lovel Palmer (Real Salt Lake)
4/0 Omar Cummings (Houston)
3/0 Darren Mattocks (Vancouver)
3/0 Alvas Powell (Portland)

Honduras (5):
GP/G PLAYER (2013 MLS TEAM)
12/1 Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston)
11/1 Victor Bernardez (San Jose)
8/7 Jerry Bengtson (New England)
5/1 Marvin Chavez (San Jose)
1/0 Johnny Leveron (Vancouver)
Note: 9/2 Mario Martinez (loan deal with Seattle ended in June)

Costa Rica (4):
GP/G PLAYER (2013 MLS TEAM)
12/7 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
7/1 Roy Miller (New York)
3/0 Rodney Wallace (Portland)
1/0 Jairo Arrieta (Columbus)

Panama (2):
GP/G PLAYER (2013 MLS TEAM)
15/10 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
13/- Jaime Penedo (LA Galaxy)
Note: 7/0 Marcos Sanchez (released by D.C. United in May)

Mexico (0):

GP=games played in 2014 World Cup qualifying.
G=goals in 2014 World Cup qualifying.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Michael Garcia    
"It is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude ...
Video Pick: Player loses his wig!    
The 19-year-old defender Baily Cargill was one of the top rated players for second division Bournemouth ...
MLS Trade Central: Wednesday's deals    
MLS and Chivas de Guadalajara reached an agreement regarding Mexican star Erick "Cubo" Torres, who played ...
NASL will open 2015 spring season on April 4    
The North American Soccer League will open its fifth season with the first week of the ...
Las Vegas gets its soccer stadium, too    
It isn't every day that two cities pass measures to build soccer stadiums. Hours after the ...
U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List    
John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the ...
Road to Vancouver: More to Brazil than Marta    
Marta, whose magnificent performance powered Brazil past the USA Sunday at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage    
The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 ...
Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany    
Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, ...
Olsen sees new D.C. stadium as one piece of grand plan    
He's D.C. United through and through, so head coach and former player Ben Olsen knows better ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives