On Wednesday, in his first game since Coach Thomas Rongen was moved from head coach to sporting director, CHIVAS USA
picked up his fifth point in 11 games with a 1-1 tie with Kansas City.
Hans Westerhof, previously Chivas Guadalajara's director of soccer who led the player selection process for Chivas USA, has been named Rongen's replacement.
While the hype
's friendly on Tuesday against Colombia at Giants Stadium focused on David Beckham, it was MICHAEL OWEN
who stole the show with a hat trick in a 3-2 win in
front of 50,807. Owen, 25, has scored 32 goals for England in 70 appearances, putting him fourth on England's all-time scorers' list behind Jimmy Greaves (44), Gary Lineker (48) and Bobby
As part of a doubleheader with the England-Colombia game, the METROSTARS
picked up their first home win since September 2004 with a 2-1 victory over Chicago.
Manchester United and England defender RIO FERDINAND
was banned from driving for a month in late May for a speeding incident in which he passed a police car
while driving 105 mph. It marked his fourth driving ban after a drunk-driving conviction in 1997 and speeding violations in 2002 and 2003. In the wake of his latest driving ban, Ferdinand was
questioned by police about a hotel stag party involving other players in which a guest was sprayed with a fire extinguisher.
indicated he didn't want to play in
this summer's Confederations Cup, Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira dropped him from the roster for World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay on Sunday and Argentina on June 8.