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
Pickens, on 'excused absence,' tries out at Stabaek
February 15th, 2014 5:57PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  colorado rapids, los angeles galaxy, mls, norway

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] Veteran Matt Pickens lost his starting job in goal for the Colorado Rapids to young Clint Irwin in 2013 and he's been giving permission to try out with Norwegian club Stabaek, coached by American Bob Bradley.

Pickens was in goal Saturday as Stabaek fell to Lillestrom, 2-1. Bradley had called Pickens into the January 2011 U.S. national team camp but he was never capped for the USA.

“We’ve been working with Matt to find a solution that is positive for both him and the club, so we’re allowing him to explore his options,” Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo told ColoradoRapids.com. “He’s been a great pro for this club, and we want to help him find a situation where he can play matches. We remain in contact with him and will continue working to find the best fit for him moving forward, whether it is here in Colorado or elsewhere.”

-- The Rapids tuned up for Sunday's Las Vegas Pro Soccer Challenge against Chivas USA with a 2-0 win over UNLV thanks to second-half goals by Martin Chavez and Vicente Sanchez.

GALAXY WINS BEFORE FRESNO SELLOUT. The LA Galaxy got goals from Marcelo Sarvas and Gyasi Zardes to beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, before a crowd of 12,659 fans -- a sellout -- at Chukchansi Park in Fresno and win the first Central California Cup.

After both teams made mass lineup changes, Earthquakes academy defender Josh Morton, who is committed to Cal, scored to reduce the Galaxy's lead.

In the evening's first game, the PDL Fresno Fuego beats the Quakes' reserves, 2-1. Two days earlier, Galaxy II, the Galaxy's new USL PRO team, had made its debut with a 2-1 win over the Fuego.



MLS PRESEASON WEEK 3, Schedule:
Feb. 16 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Chivas USA vs. Colorado
Feb. 16 in Victoria, B.C.
Univ. of Victoria vs. Vancouver


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet    
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas    
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"My son, Kurt, is still a Sounders employee [as an assistant coach and scout], so I ...
MLS Expansion: St. Pete and Carolina enter race    
One recent and a second likely refugee from the NASL threw their hats in the increasingly ...
MLS Expansion: Competition gets crazy    
If the push to get into pro soccer is driven by the desire to get a ...
NASL's fate hangs in the balance    
A decision on the 2017 sanctioning of the NASL and USL was put on hold by ...
MLS Awards: Villa adds MVP award to trophy case    
He won a World Cup and European Championship with Spain and a Champions League title with ...
What They're Saying: Russian MP Valery Rashkin    
"It is crucial to verify that 'FIFA 17 is compliant [with the law] for the game's ...
What They're Saying: Luke Mishu    
"I had to be realistic. I love soccer, but MLS isn't the NFL or NBA. I ...
Video Pick: Reus assists Auba for best Bundesliga golazo     
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the Bundesliga Goal of the Week, a golazo that was special ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives