5:38 AM EDT, Thu May 07, 2015

LA keeper player of week after shutout of Seattle

Here’s the word from the league: LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the sixth week of the 2015 MLS season. Penedo put on a goalkeeping clinic against Seattle Sounders FC on Soccer Sunday, turning away all 10 of Seattle’s shots on goal, and making some spectacular saves in the process. Thanks to Penedo’s clean sheet and Alan Gordon’s 23rd minute tally, LA secured a 1-0 victory to put an end to the club’s four-game winless streak. The Galaxy ‘keeper wasted no time … Read...
Sounder At Heart Apr 12, 2015

Set-piece defending costs Sounders, head to half trailing 1-0

There was no shortage of Seattle Sounders chances in the first half, as they put six shots on frame and made Jaime Penedo work. But some sloppy defending on a set piece sends them into the half trailing 1-0. Omar Gonzalez beat Brad Evans to the initial header, and Alan Gordon was left completely unmarked at the back post for a relatively easy goal. From the look of the replay, Andy Rose was marking Gordon but may have tried to hand him off to Chad Marshall. In either case, neither of them followed Gordon. It should also be noted that Gyasi Zardes was also left all alone on the back post.

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