May 15, 2013 |
A day before facing the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Union traded midfielder-defender Gabriel Farfan on Tuesday to Chivas USA for allocation money and a 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft first-round pick. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Farfan had started three games and appeared in six this season. He played the entire game at outside back in Saturday's 1-0 victory over the host Chicago Fire, filling in for Sheanon Williams, who missed the game due to suspension. The twin brother of Union midfielder Michael Farfan, the 24-year-old signed with the club in 2011 and appeared in 51 games, making 43 starts in three seasons, scoring one goal and adding three assists.
May 13, 2013
Delaware quarterback Trevor Sasek was in stable condition after sustaining multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen during a fight early Sunday morning in Newark, Del., according to the website Delawareonline.com. Sasek, a Spring-Ford High graduate from Limerick, is a fifth-year senior expected to compete for the Blue Hens' starting job this fall. University officials would not comment on the incident or confirm that Sasek was the victim. Delaware football coach Dave Brock , citing university policy, also would not comment.
May 6, 2013
The family of Ricardo Portillo , a Utah soccer referee who died after being punched by a teenage player, called on players Sunday to respect officials to prevent the same thing from happening to someone else. Police accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational league of punching Portillo after he called a foul on him and issued a yellow card. Portillo died Saturday after a week in a coma. Claudio Bieler scored two goals, the second on a penalty kick, and Jimmy Nielsen recorded his club-record 38th career shutout as host Sporting Kansas City beat Chivas USA, 4-0. ICE HOCKEY: Martin Gerber stopped Matt Duchene in the eighth round of a shootout after Reto Suri scored his second goal of the tiebreaker and Switzerland stunned Canada, 3-2, in the world hockey championships in Stockholm.
May 2, 2013
The PGA Tour dropped its doping case against Vijay Singh based on new information from the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said using deer-antler spray is no longer prohibited because it contains such small amounts of a growth hormone factor. Tour commissioner Tim Finchem declined to say Tuesday what kind of suspension Singh had faced. The television viewer who reported the illegal drop Tiger Woods took during the second round of the Masters was more than just a golf fan. Sports Illustrated reported it was David Eger , a rules expert who has worked for the USGA and the PGA Tour.
March 8, 2013
The Week in Soccer Club América at Monarcas Morelia 8:30 p.m. Friday (ESPNews, English; WZPA-33 Azteca America, Spanish) ESPN struck a deal with Spanish-language network Azteca America for English-language rights to select games from the Mexican league. If you haven't seen Liga MX before, you'll quickly find out it's North America's best league. This game features fourth-place Club América and Liga MX top goal-scorer Christian Benítez going up against fifth-place Monarcas Morelia and its tough home defense.
January 10, 2013
THE UNION announced its 2013 Major League Soccer schedule Wednesday, which includes a March 2 opener against Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park. The schedule includes a Memorial Day weekend trip to Montreal and three straight home games in June. SCHEDULE Home Games (CAPS) at PPL Park Saturday, Mar 2: Kansas City, 4 Saturday, March 9: at Colorado, 6 Saturday, March 16: New England, TBA Saturday, March 30: at New York, 3:30 Saturday, April 6: at Columbus, 5 Saturday, April 13: Toronto, 4 Sunday, April 21: at D.C. United, 5 Saturday, April 27: at New England, 7:30 Saturday, May 4: Seattle, 4 Saturday, May 11: at Chicago, 1:30 Wednesday, May 15: LA Galaxy, 7:30 Saturday, May 18: Chicago, 7:30 Saturday, May 25: at Montreal, TBA Saturday, June 1: at Toronto, TBA Wednesday, June 5: Columbus, 7:30 Sunday, June 23: New York, 5 Saturday, June 29: Dallas, 5:30 Wednesday, July 3: at Real Salt Lake, 10 Saturday, July 6: at Houston, 9 Friday, July 12: Chivas USA, 7:30 Saturday, July 20: Portland, 7:30 Saturday, July 27: at Vancouver, TBA Friday, Aug. 3: Chicago, 7:30 Saturday, Aug. 10: D.C. United, 8 Saturday, Aug. 17: at New York, 8 Sunday, Aug. 25: at New England, 7:30 Saturday, Aug. 31: Montreal, 7:30 Sunday, Sept.
September 2, 2012 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Zac MacMath made three saves in a shutout, but the Union could manage only a draw against the New England Revolution, 0-0, on Saturday night. MacMath did not face a shot on goal until the 61st minute, by New England's Stephen McCarthy. The Union (7-13-4) didn't do much with the few chances they were afforded, as their best chance came from Amobi Okugo's header in the 43d minute that bounced off the bar. Matt Reis had seven saves for the Revolution, whose winless streak reached a franchise-record 10 games.
September 1, 2012
What: Union (7-13-4, 25 points) at New England Revolution (6-14-6, 24 points) Where: Gillette Stadium When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday TV: Comcast SportsNet Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (5-6-2); New England, Jay Heaps (6-14-6) Union on the road: 2-7-2 New England at home: 5-4-4 Goals for: Union 25, New England 33 Goals against: Union 30, New England 38. Previous meeting this year: The Union beat New England, 2-1, on July 29 at PPL Park.
July 12, 2012 |
IT WAS Dollar Dog Night at PPL Park, but it was yellow cards being mass distributed Wednesday night as the Union, seeking its first trip to the U.S. Open Cup final, suffered a 2-0 defeat to Sporting Kansas City. The match, which hinted at a budding rivalry between these two MLS Eastern Conference teams, was a physical affair. Referee Jorge Gonzalez pulled out his yellow card six times, five in a second half in which Sporting KC wisely used more theatrics than athletics to kill time and sneak away from the Chester waterfront with a trip to the U.S. Open Cup final.
July 11, 2012 |
HE HAS SEEN the video in its entirety about four times. And interim Union manager John Hackworth knows defeating Sporting Kansas City in Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup semifinal at PPL Park will not be the kind of walkover that their last meeting — a 4-0 Union rout — turned out to be. For all the "WE WANT THE CUP" chants and promotions that have transpired since the Union qualified for its first Open Cup semifinal in club history, Hackworth...