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Denver Post Mar 31, 2015
10-man United States hold on for 1-1 draw at Switzerland

10-man United States hold on for 1-1 draw at Switzerland

ZURICH —The United States held on for 1-1 draw with Switzerland in an international friendly on Tuesday after veteran forward Jozy Altidore was sent off.

US gives up another late goal in 1-1 tie at Switzerland

Brek Shea scored in the 45th minute, the first free-kick goal for the Americans since Altidore in August 2013. Granit Xhaka crossed into the penalty area, and defenders Timmy Chandler and Alfredo Morales both tried to head the ball away.
Washington Post Mar 31, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United’s Steve Birnbaum to miss 4-6 weeks

D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum will miss four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle suffered early in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy.Birnbaum, a second-year starting center back who received a U.S. national team call-up in January, landed awkwardly after heading a corner kick on target. He was removed on a stretcher and underwent an MRI exam Monday.Read full article >>
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian Mar 31, 2015
Adi nets third goal of 2015, but Whitecaps finally beat Timbers in Canada on stoppage time goal

Adi nets third goal of 2015, but Whitecaps finally beat Timbers in Canada on stoppage time goal

March hasn't been a very good month for the Portland Timbers in the past few seasons, but there was hope in the form of a trip to Canada to battle the Vancouver Whitecaps - where the Timbers hadn't lost in their MLS history. While Fanendo Adi scored his third goal of the 2015 season to pull Portland even at the time, a defensive gaffe allowed Vancouver to break the losing streak and defeat their rivals 2 to 1.
S2’s Darwin Jones voted USL player of week

S2’s Darwin Jones voted USL player of week

Here’s the word from the league: Seattle Sounders FC 2 forward Darwin Jones has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the second week of the 2015 season after he recorded his first professional hat trick in a 4-0 victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday evening. Jones earned 38 percent of the vote, which was conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Pittsburgh’s Kevin Kerr finished second, with 30 percent. USL Team of the Week GK – Carl Woszczynski, Arizona United SC: The new offseason addition played a vital role … Read...
The Crew Mar 31, 2015
Eastern Conference Roundup: March 30

Eastern Conference Roundup: March 30

1. New York Red Bulls – 7 pts. | 2-1 win at Columbus Crew SC, Week Five: OFF The Red Bulls remain the only undefeated team in the Eastern Conference after taking home three points from MAPFRE Stadium. 2. D.C. United – 6 pts. | 1-0 vs. LA Galaxy, Week Five: at Orlando City SC Chris Pontius scored a diving header in the third minute of injury time to give United the edge over the defending MLS Cup Champions. Read More

Federal Way’s Rowe voted MLS player of week

Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe of the New England Revolution has been voted MLS player of the week. Here’s the word from the league: New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the fourth week of the 2015 MLS season. With New England hosting its second home game on Saturday afternoon, Rowe played a starring role in the Revs’ first victory of the season, notching both goals in the club’s 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. The two tallies marked Rowe’s second … Read more »

Sounders at FC Dallas Review: With Apologies to any Accountants named Claire

Cristian Roldan put in another good performance against Dallas after a tentative start. Pic: Denise McCooey Saturday’s game reminded me of those old drunken games we used to play of ‘would you rather?’ Would you rather die in a vat of boiling acid, or sleep with Claire from accounting? Would you rather be staked out in the desert and have your liver eaten by a vulture, or sleep with Claire from accounting? Would you rather sleep with Claire from accounting, or sleep with Claire from accounting? In this case, the question was, would you rather play a soccer game with 10 more experienced...
Oregonian Mar 31, 2015

Sporting events, on the air for Tuesday, March 31

Local sporting events and games on the air for Tuesday, March 31.

Switzerland-USA (with Yedlin, Morris) Tuesday

Here’s the word from U.S. Soccer: After a tough loss in Denmark, the U.S. Men’s National Team will face off against Switzerland in Zurich, for the second leg of its European training. Kickoff at Stadion Letzigrund is set for Tuesday, March 31 at (9 a.m. PT), and the game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás and univisiondeportes.com. Fans can also follow along on Twitter via @ussoccer and @usssoccer_esp. The Americans are coming off a 3-2 loss to Denmark on March 25 after Niklas Bendter completed a hat trick with a game-winning goal in stoppage time. … Read more »
Washington Post Mar 30, 2015

Soccer Insider: Andy Najar scores twice for Honduras

Honduras needed to beat French Guiana by two goals for any chance of overcoming a first-leg nightmare in their CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying playoff. Andy Najar, the former D.C. United homegrown player from Alexandria’s Edison High School, took care of it in the first half Sunday.Read full article >>
Toronto Sun Mar 30, 2015
TFC's Jose Altidore has 'terrific' refs tweet

TFC's Jose Altidore has 'terrific' refs tweet

Word of the Salt Lake City screwjob made its way to Zurich, Switzerland Monday.
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 30, 2015

Some Seattle Sounders used opportunities to help themselves, some didn’t

First-team absences at Dallas and an S2 rout provided minutes for reserves to make their cases.

Seattle Reign acquire rights to USWNT striker Abby Wambach in trade for Sydney Leroux

The Seattle Reign on Monday swapped one U.S. Women’s National Team star for another when Seattle’s National Women’s Soccer League side acquired the rights to Abby Wambach in exchange for Sydney Leroux. The Seattle Reign acquired U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach on Monday in a trade with the Western New York Flash. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Wambach, the all-time leading goalscorer in women’s international football with 178 goals in 237 appearances, recently announced she will not play in the NWSL in 2015 so she can focus on this summer’s Women’s World Cup. But the...

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