May 3, 2013
Union forward Jack McInerney has been voted the Major League Soccer player of the month for April by the North American Soccer Reporters, the league announced Thursday. Tied for the league lead in goals and game-winning goals, McInerney scored four goals in four matches in April, including two in the Union's 3-2 win over D.C. United on April 21. Voted the MLS player of the week in Week 8 of the season after his performance against D.C. United, McInerney also scored in ties against the Columbus Crew on April 6 and Toronto FC on April 13. So far, the 20-year-old has six goals, including three game-winners, this season.
April 29, 2013
In a sign he is getting back from his knee injury, Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time on Sunday, defeating fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro , 6-4, 6-3. Maria Sharapova beat Li Na , 6-4, 6-3, in Stuttgart, Germany to win the WTA Porsche Grand Prix title. GOLF: In Avondale, La., Billy Horschel shot an 8-under-par 64 to finish at 20 under for his first PGA Tour win, in the Zurich Classic. Inbee Park shot a bogey-free, 4-under 67 to win the North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving, Texas, by a stroke with a 13-under 271. Jeff Sluman partnered with Brad Faxon for a 1-stroke victory with a 193 total at the Champions Tour Legends of Golf at the Club at Savannah Harbor in Georgia.
April 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Jack McInerney has been one of Major League Soccer's hottest forwards this season. But that streak has come with a caveat: Most of his goals have come from close-range shots, as much a product of being in the right place at the right time as they are evidence of the youngster's developing skills. On Sunday, McInerney finally showed why Union fans have such high hopes for him. He scored two pretty goals early in the first half, and the Union held on for a 3-2 win over D.C. United - their first ever win at RFK Stadium.
March 4, 2013 |
The Houston Dynamo, runners-up in the MLS Cup in 2012, started 2013 in a winning way on Saturday by beating visiting D.C. United, 2-0. The Dynamo benefited from an own goal by United defender James Riley in the 80th minute and a late goal from midfielder Ricardo Clark. Elsewhere: A Gershon Koffie goal gave the host Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC, and spoiled Ryan Nelsen's debut as a Major League Soccer coach. . . . FC Dallas made Jackson Henrique's goal in the 11th minute stand up for a 1-0 home win over the Colorado Rapids.
February 9, 2013 |
Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur 7:30 a.m. Saturday (ESPN2) U.S. national team striker Clint Dempsey returns to his English Premier League club, fourth-place Tottenham, after scoring the Americans' only goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Honduras in World Cup qualifying. While Spurs are trying to reach the Champions League, once-mighty Newcastle is just six points out of the relegation zone. Fiorentina at Juventus 11:55 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sport) Once upon a time, this was one of Italian soccer's great rivalries.
February 5, 2013
Quinn Smith scored a pair of goals and three-time defending champion Boston College beat Harvard, 4-1, in the Beanpot tournament on Monday night. Boston College (16-7-2) will be seeking its 18th title next Monday when it faces Northeastern, a 3-2 winner over Boston University in the opening game. NFL: An attorney for the agency that runs the home of the St. Louis Rams said it is unlikely it will implement the team's plan to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome. If not, the lease dome becomes year-to-year starting in March 2015, creating the possibility of the team leaving St. Louis.
January 23, 2013
The Cincinnati Reds will host the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park. It will be the city's first All-Star Game since 1988. Commissioner Bud Selig is to announce the decision on Wednesday, sources said. The St. Louis Cardinals and relief pitcher Jason Motte agreed to a two-year deal. Motte avoids arbitration and will get $12 million over two seasons. He led the National League in saves last year. SOCCER: The Union selected West Virginia defender Eric Schoenle (Pennsbury)
December 19, 2012 |
For the first time since joining Major League Soccer in 2010, the Union will open a season at home. MLS announced home openers for all teams on Tuesday and the Union will open on Saturday, March 2, against Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park. MLS teams will still play 34 games, but the season continues to get longer. For instance in the Union's first season in 2010, their opener was March 25 in Seattle. In 2011, the Union opened the season in Houston on March 19 and last season they had their first game in Portland on March 12. The Union's first road game is the following week, March 9, in Colorado.