Bruce Arena became only the second man in MLS history to claim 200 wins as a manager.
The record was achieved after the 2-1 success over Columbus Crew. The victory was also a huge relief for the manager since it ended a run of seven matches without a victory. The run started at the start of August and many have been questioning the tactics ofArena in the last few weeks. It has been an extremely tough period for the 65-year-old coach, who has been in charge of the team since August 2008.Arena is not only one of the longest serving managers in the MLS but across the world.
The run of seven games without a victory may have witnessed the team suffered only two defeats, but it also exposed their inability to hold on to an advantage. Against Columbus Crew, though, Galaxy made the game safe much earlier than expected and the goal fromJahn in injury time was merely a consolation.Husidic broken the deadlock at 78 minutes and it was a major sigh of relief for Arena. Giovanni Dos Santos then doubled the advantage of the home team to give them a lot of confidence about three points in a very long time.
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Sebastian Giovinco is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Major League Soccer going by his goals, titles and unmatched level of consistency over the years.
So much has been written and said about the very talented player who has been achieving so much as such top levels year in year out. Within the past month, Giovinco has scored seven goals in four games – getting two hat-tricks and a strike. Surprisingly, thesame player went eight games without scoring in May, June and July. His hiatus almost sent Toronto FC in trouble.
Despite the efforts of Greg Vanney in adding a few players to the squad this season, the team is still heavily reliant on Giovinco. The former Parma and Juventus striker is also set to be in action when the squad takes a trip to Texas to play Houston Dynamo. Toronto FC have won their last four encounters playing at BMO Field. After the Dynamo game, they play Philadelphia Union at PPL Park before a trip to Florida to face Orlando. All through the journey, the team would be depending still on the 29-year old Italian.
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English Premier League team West Ham lost to Major League Football outfit Seattle Sounders in a game part of the pre season tour of the club at the United Sates .
Both teams played on Tuesday evening and the game ended 3-0 in victory of the MLS team.
Jordan Morris grabbed a brace despite being a substitute who joined in the second half. Herculez Gomez completed the 3-0 rout of West Ham, who were missing key players with star player Dimitri Payet still in France for the Euro 2016 games. Clint Dempsey was also missing in the Seattle set up, as he was earlier on international duty for the United States’ team in the Copa America. West Ham didn’t seem bothered at all as they saw it as a friendly encounter. They made 10 substitutions in the course of the game while Sounders made one less than theirs. Continue reading “WEST HAM LOSE TO MLS TEAM SEATTLE SOUNDERS”
Major League Soccer Franchise Atlanta United Football Club invites 13 local soccer players for try outs in their youth development program.
Atlanta United FC will begin play in the MLS in March 2017 and look at developing young home grown talents. Hundreds of really talented young players were considered before making a shortlist of the players who will start training next month.
Atlanta United Football club begin setting up several feeder programs before they would eventually take up the pitch next year. The college director of soccer Kerem Daser was the one who urged the officials of the club to come to Dalton to access some of the local talents. Daser said he played with most of the scouts back in Atlanta Silverbacks so he was able to convince them to come have a look at the players.
The Atlanta United Academy manger Tony Annan was impressed with the array of talents and eventually beckoned on the Academy director Richard Money who later came to see for himself. Only two kids were eventually chosen from Dalton High, Yahir Paez and Jeremiah Zuniga. The scouts claimed Zuniga was one of the best center midfield they had seen when scouting around, and Paez being one good left winger who is only 12 years.
Daser encouraged others that were not selected saying:
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The stadium of MLS outfit Portland Timbers is proving to be a decent financial bet for the club based on recent figures. The new figures show the city is getting its money back from the Portland Timbers’ stadium. These figures just show that sometimes, history doesn’t repeat itself.
Private investors in conjunction with the city of Portland spent nearly $40 million to renovate what is now Providence Park for minor league baseball and soccer in 2011. Continue reading “PORTLAND MAKING RETURNS”