June 23, 2010
Who: United States (0-0-2) vs. Algeria (0-1-1), Group C When: Today, 10 a.m. Where: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, South Africa TV: ESPN, Univision Radio: ESPN (950) Notes: U.S. forward Jozy Altidore missed yesterday's practice with an upset stomach, but should be ready to play today. If coach Bob Bradley decides to go with two strikers up front, look for Edson Buddle, leading goal scorer in MLS, to start.
May 28, 2010
Who: United States vs. Turkey When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field TV: ESPN2 Web: ESPN3.com Tickets: Tickets are still available by calling Ticketmaster, or going to www.ussoccer.com or www.philadelphiaeagles.com . For kicks: It's expected that tomorrow's starting 11 for the United States will be similar to the team that will take the pitch for its opening World Cup match against England, June 12 in Rustenburg . . . The Eagles confirmed that more than 48,000 tickets have been sold and more than 200 media outlets will be represented . . . While many will have their eyes peeled on the exploits of Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Jozy Altidore and Landon Donovan, the face of U.S. Soccer, newcomers Stuart Holden, Herculez Gomez and Edson Buddle and Maurice Edu are players to watch as well.
May 1, 2010 |
The Union face their biggest challenge on a number of fronts when they visit the Los Angeles Galaxy in Saturday's Major League Soccer matchup at the Home Depot Center. Besides the fact that the Galaxy are 4-0-1 this year, the Union will face Los Angeles without their leading goal-scorer, Sebastien Le Toux. He is out with what the team calls a mild left knee injury suffered in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the host New York Red Bulls in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. As if it won't be difficult enough playing without the striker who has scored five of the team's six goals, the Union (1-3 in MLS games)
August 14, 2003 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - In a game that sent one player to the hospital with possible heatstroke, the Kansas City Wizards continued their offensive struggles yesterday, playing to a 0-0 draw against the MetroStars. The most productive offensive team in the league with 32 goals, the Wizards were blanked for the third straight game, although they had more quality chances than the MetroStars. The heat may have had something to do with the lack of offense. It took its toll on Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad, who was taken to Meadowlands Hospital near the end of the first overtime due to possible heatstroke.
October 28, 2010 |
Danny Mwanga and Sebastien Le Toux are in the mix for Major League Soccer year-end awards, but the latter is not in the running for Most Valuable Player. MLS released its finalists for 2010 season awards yesterday, with Le Toux in contention for the Fair Play Award along with Chicago defender C.J. Brown and San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski. Le Toux (14 goals, 11 assists) led the Union in both categories, but it wasn't enough to put the 26-year-old Frenchman among MVP finalists Wondolowski, David Ferreira of FC Dallas and Edson Buddle of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
July 20, 2010
Union forward Sebastien Le Toux, who had an assist and a goal-winning penalty goal against Toronto FC on Saturday, was voted the MLS player of the week for the second time this season. "I was lucky to get the PK at the end of the game - and what is more important, to get the win for the team," he said. Earlier, Le Toux was named to play in the MLS All-Star Game. What: MLS All Stars vs. Manchester United. When: Wednesday, July 28, 8:30 p.m. Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston.
August 5, 2011
Former Union defender Michael Orozco Fiscal was named by new coach Jurgen Klinsmann to the 22-player roster of the U.S. national team that will compete in a friendly against Mexico at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field. Orozco Fiscal started 29 of 30 games for the Union last year. He has returned to San Luis of the Mexican First Division. Goalkeeper Tim Howard, who didn't play last month for Everton FC in a friendly against the Union, is also on the roster. Among the other notables are forwards Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Freddy Adu of Benfica (Portugal)
May 3, 2010 |
In a game in which not much went right for the Union, one of the bright spots was provided by the team's youngest player. Jack McInerney, the Union's 17-year-old forward, scored his first Major League Soccer goal in a bittersweet moment late in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the host Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center. Los Angeles (5-0-1) jumped out to a 3-0 first-half lead, exposing several sizable holes in the defense for the Union, which fell to 1-4. McInerney's goal came in the 84th minute.
October 7, 2010 |
There should be a distinctive buzz at PPL Park for David Beckham's first appearance ever in the Philadelphia area when the Los Angeles Galaxy visit the Union in Thursday's 8 p.m. Major League Soccer match. Beckham has been back only four games since tearing his left Achilles tendon March 14 while competing for AC Milan. He scored his first goal on a 25-yard free-kick blast in Sunday's 2-1 win over Chivas USA. Despite his abbreviated action, Beckham is the one everybody, including the Union players, has been talking about before this game.
October 8, 2010 |
TO THANK last night's record crowd of 18,779, which treated him to boos, jeers and pseudo-witty one-liners, David Beckham did what he does best. A vicious in-swinging corner kick in the 27th minute found the awaiting head of teammate Edson Buddle, who blasted home his league-leading 16th goal of the season to put the Los Angeles Galaxy up, 1-0, last night at PPL Park in Chester. And it was all the visitors would need for a 1-0 MLS victory over the Union. Union keeper Brad Knighton could only watch as Buddle banged the game-winner into a far post devoid of a defender.