5. HALL OF FAME: MLS game canceled
In theory, holding an MLS exhibition in conjunction with the
National Soccer Hall of Fame's induction ceremonies in Oneonta, N.Y., was a great idea.
In practice, it doesn't work. Only four days
before this year's game was scheduled to be, the Hall of Fame announced that the game between MLS clubs New York and Columbus was canceled. Injuries and a crowded scheduled were cited as results for the cancellation. New York and Columbus, currently fifth and sixth in the Eastern Conference, each had five players out with injuries when they played last Saturday in Columbus. The game had been scheduled before Bruce Arena was named the coach of the Red Bulls -- winless in four games since he took over.
Last year's MLS exhibition was supposed to feature Freddy Adu in his
Oneonta debut, but he didn't play for D.C. United in its loss to Colorado.
The remaining schedule of events during induction weekend Aug. 26-28 will go on as scheduled, including the induction ceremonies (free to the public) scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. in the Hall of Fame Museum. This year's inductees are former
U.S. national team stars Alexi
Lalas and Carla
Overbeck, “veteran” Al Trost and
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann Nov. 27, 3:44 a.m. |
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ... Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team Nov. 27, 3:26 a.m.
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ... What They're Saying: Didier Drogba Nov. 27, 2:45 a.m.
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ... What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel Nov. 27, 2:42 a.m.
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ... MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents Nov. 27, 1:59 a.m.
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ... MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall Nov. 27, 1:57 a.m.
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ... MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal Nov. 27, 1:56 a.m.
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ... Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll Nov. 27, 1:25 a.m.
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ... Johnson scores again in Champions League Nov. 25, 6:42 p.m.
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ... USA names 20 for U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying Nov. 25, 4:03 p.m.
Eight collegians and 12 youth club players comprise Coach Michelle French's roster for the U-20 Women's ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives