Major League Soccer y NBC Sports anuncian Serie MLS 36

 

 

 

La serie proporcionará un detrás de cámaras único de los jugadores de la MLS, incluyendo Fredy Montero, Wondolowski

 

NUEVA YORK (31 de julio, 2012) – Major League Soccer (MLS) y NBC Sports Group anunciaron hoy una serie documental de un día en la vida de jugadores de la MLS conocido como, MLS 36. El primer episodio de esta serie contará con el líder goleador de la MLS Chris Wondolowski del San Jose Earthquakes, mientras se prepara para el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS 2012 presentado por AT&T en Filadelfia. Dicha serie se estrenará el domingo, 5 de agosto, a las 9:30 p.m. ET por NBC Sports Network. MLS 36 seguirá los pasos de los exitosos episodios de Fight Night 36, IndyCar 36 y NHL 36 que actualmente se transmiten en NBC Sports Network.

 

 

 

Captando un profundo y exclusivo detrás de cámaras de esta superestrella de la MLS, MLS 36 lleva a los televidentes dentro del mundo de Wondolowski por 36 horas seguidas cuando él y sus compañeros del equipo de estrellas de la MLS se preparan para enfrentar al actual campeón de Europa, Chelsea FC, en el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS presentado por AT&T en el PPL Park en Chester, Pa. El episodio de 30 minutos les permitirá el acceso sin precedentes a la vida de Wondolowski y les dará una visión única de su vida como jugador profesional de fútbol y su gol que abrió el marcador de las Estrellas de la MLS en la victoria de 3 a 2 la semana pasada.

 

 

 

“Estamos encantados de asociarnos con NBC Sports Group para una serie que ofrecerá una visión convincente de las personalidades y estilos de vida de nuestros jugadores más importantes”, dijo Howard Handler, Jefe Ejecutivo de Mercadotecnia de la MLS. “En cada capítulo, MLS 36 será una crónica de un día y medio de actividad en el hogar, en la cancha y todo lo demás”.

 

 

 

Encargado del proyecto editorial esta la compañía 441 Productions, que ha sido ganador del premio Emmy y es una compañía que ha producido series como “Road Trip”, una serie de dos partes que siguió a la Selección Femenil de los EE.UU. en su afán por reconquistar la Copa del Mundo en el  2003.

 

 

 

El viernes, 10 de agosto a las 10:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network transmitirá el segundo episodio de MLS 36, que presentará al delantero del Seattle Sounders FC y estrella colombiana Fredy Montero en las 36 horas antes del duelo ante el Chelsea FC en el 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge el 18 de julio. Montero anotó dos goles en el partido contra Chelsea.

 

 

 

Antes del estreno de MLS 36 el 5 de agosto, NBC Sports Network transmitirá un partido de la Conferencia del Oeste entre el Portland Timbers y el FC Dallas a las 7:00 p.m. ET. Antes del capítulo de MLS 36: Fredy Montero, el 10 de agosto, el canal transmitirá un encuentro de la Conferencia Este entre el New York Red Bulls y el Houston Dynamo a las 8:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

Episodios adicionales y jugadores participantes en MLS 36 se darán a conocer en una fecha posterior.

 

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Latinos en la jornada 21 de la MLS


Cubano Alonso anota de volea y da victoria a Sounders


Aqui un resumen del trabajo de los jugadores que militan en los equipos de la Major League Soccer.

 

 

Viernes, 27 de julio

 

  • Real Salt Lake 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps

Álvaro Saborío anotó sus goles número 12 y 13 de la temporada ayudando al Real Salt Lake a conseguir la victoria de 2-1 sobre los Vancouver Whitecaps FC la noche del viernes en el Rio Tinto Stadium. El delantero costarricense marcó en el primer y segundo tiempo, mientras que el novato Darren Azadas anotó el único gol de los Whitecaps FC, llegando a siete tantos en esta temporada.

 

Esta victoria deja al Real Salt Lake (11-7-3, 42 puntos) a solo dos puntos del San Jose Earthquakes en la búsqueda por el Supporters’ Shield y el primer lugar de la Conferencia del Oeste.

Sábado, 28 de julio

 

  • Sporting Kansas City 1-2 Columbus Crew 

No pasó mucho tiempo para que Jairo Arrieta marcara diferencia con el Columbus Crew. El delantero costarricense, quien se unió al Crew a mitad de temporada proveniente del Club Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica), anotó sus dos primeros goles en la MLS y lideró a que su equipo consiguiera la victoria por 2-1 ante el Sporting Kansas City la noche del sábado en el Livestrong Sporting Park.

Colorado Rapids 1-2 Seattle Sounders  FC

Con el partido empatado 1-1en la segunda mitad y tras una serie de pases entre los Seattle Sounders FC, Eddie Johnson encontró a Osvaldo Alonso en el centro del área, el mediocampista cubano midió el balón y de volea lo mandó al fondo de las redes marcando así su primer gol de la temporada.

 

El gol de volea de Alonso al minuto 65 le dio a los Sounders FC la victoria por 2-1 sobre los Colorado Rapids la noche del sábado en el Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Los Sounders FC (9-5-7) se colocan en la tercera posición de la Conferencia del Oeste, mientras que los Rapids (7-14-1) suman su sexta derrota consecutiva.

 

 

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Costarricense Jairo Arrieta, nombrado Jugador de la Semana en MLS

 
NUEVA YORK (Lunes, 30 de julio, 2012) – El delantero del Columbus Crew, el costarricense Jairo Arrieta ha sido elegido Jugador de la Semana de la MLS en la Jornada 21 por el North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

 

 

 

Arrieta anotó un doblete – sus primeros goles en la MLS – en el triunfo del Columbus Crew 2-1 sobre el Sporting Kansas City la noche del sábado.

 

 

 

El costarricense empató el partido 1-1 al minuto 17 tras un pase de Josh Williams,  evitando la falta y disparando hacia el marco que defendía  Jimmy Nielsen. Arrieta también anotó el que finalmente resultaría ser el gol del triunfo al minuto 34, interceptando un mal pase de Graham Zusi y disparando  de más de 25 metros a la esquina izquierda de la portería.

 

 

 

Este premio es el primero en la carrera de Arrieta en la MLS y es el segundo jugador del Columbus Crew en ser nombrado Jugador de la Semana en esta temporada ya que Emilio Rentería obtuvo el honor en la semana 12.

 

 

 

Goles de Jairo Arrieta: Gol 1 Gol 2

 

Mejores jugadas del partido ante Sporting Kansas City: OPRIMA AQUÍ

 

 

Los nominados al Gol de la Semana AT&T

 

  • Osvaldo Alonso (SEA) COL vs SEA (envíe G1 como mensaje de texto)
  • Chris Rolfe (CHI) SJ vs CHI (envíe G2 como mensaje de texto)
  • Jairo Arrieta (CLB) SKC vs CLB (envíe G3 como mensaje de texto)
  • Steven Lenhart (SJ) SJ vs CHI (envíe G4 como mensaje de texto)
  • Saer Sene (NE) PHI vs NE (envíe G5 como mensaje de texto)

 

El ganador será determinado por el número total de votos recibidos por internet y vía mensaje de texto y será anunciado los viernes.

Para ver un video con todos los goles nominados OPRIMA AQUÍ Envíe “GOAL” como mensaje de texto al 22442 para que le envíen la lista de todos los nominados a su teléfono  móvil cada semana. La votación durara desde el medio día de los lunes ET hasta las 11:59 pm PT los jueves.

 

Comments on FC Dallas losing to Galaxy

Schellas Hyndman – FC Dallas Head Coach

“Obviously the end result was very frustrating for us. Give them a lot of credit. They seem to have outworked us, which is disappointing because I think it’s the first time this year that we’ve been outworked. I felt that we didn’t create enough opportunities in the attacking third, we didn’t hold the ball well and we didn’t get enough opportunities to finish. At the end of the day, they just had way too much time and way too much space. They deserved to win.”

 

On if LA lured the team into unfavorable situations…

“When you watch a team for years, you have a good understanding of what they’re going to do. We talked over and over again that they were going to beat us on the counter-attack and on transitions. We also talked about how they were going to beat us on set pieces. I don’t think they got the services without Beckham, but I think there was a lot of extremely hard work on the field. As far as lulling us into the counter-attack, Scott [Sealy] was in a situation where he had a chance to score, but they cleared it out and then they scored. The area that I thought we might be able to get them on was our transition. When you think back to the game, there were a lot of fouls, a lot of taking down from behind and a lot of disruptive play to stop us. They do that well.”

 

On if David Ferreira wasn’t able to get establish a rhythm tonight…

“I don’t think they gave him much time or space. I think he gave everything he had. There were times when he was taking a play out, resting and trying to recover. Every time he got the ball, there was always one guy on him or even two guys on him. The more tired he got, the more his decision making and his passing weren’t there. If he wasn’t there, it was really hard for anyone else to do it.”

 

On Fabian Castillo and George John coming on in the second half…

“I didn’t think Carlos [Rodriguez] did much for us as a left side midfielder because they played us so high. I was concerned about that. Carlos wasn’t really able to be quick enough to penetrate them. With George, it was because on the last two runs [Matt] Hedges made, he ended up straining his hamstring. We thought it would be better to get him off the field. If it wasn’t for that, he would have still been on the field.”

 

On not having Brek Shea in the lineup…

“The decision is no different than the decision we made last week. We feel the best thing we can do with Brek is to give him a chance to remove himself from the pressure and kind of let him figure things out. We’re having almost daily conversations with him. So, we will see how this week goes. I can say that I feel like he’s making great progress. One of the things is for us to take a step forward and realize that something wasn’t right. I think he has come to that realization. I think the last two practices he had were very good. I asked him why, and he said like he feels the pressure is off of him for once this year. It’s easy to tell someone not to worry about it, but they’re going to worry about it. In these last two training sessions, he’s had some life in his legs and he’s been excited to be out there.”

 

On if the team played as a team tonight or if it was more of an individual effort…

“What ends up happening is once you get players like Fabian [Castillo] on the field, you are going to start to see more individual performances. He is so electrifying going forward. That’s all he thinks about. Jackson at times was doing the same thing. It just seemed like, there at the end, we had two or three passing services into the box that we didn’t get. That one with Jackson just missed the far post, and the one with [Scott] Sealy just skipped over his hand. It was really hard to beat them in the air, and it took us a while to figure them out.”

 

On if the team came out flat after a big win last week…

“I don’t think so. It was a big game for us, there was a really big crowd and they were a great team. We were ready to go. I just don’t think the game went into our favor. The pressure was put on our defense when we were playing in our own half, and when we did break out, the fouls were called, but they weren’t getting the cards for them.”

 

 

FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd

“We came out a little slow in the first half. They had the better run of play. We were a little bit better in the second half. We had a few more chances but we didn’t get the results that we wanted. We put a lot of hard work in this week but sometimes things don’t go the way you want them to so we’ll get back to training on Tuesday and get to work on this upcoming weekend.”

You had a lot of success against Portland on the wings, was that something you felt L.A. took away tonight?

“Yes, they pressed us pretty high where as Portland gave us a little more space to work with. They did a great job of closing us down quickly. We had a little bit of success, but not what we expect to have on a regular basis. Going forward, we just need to be able to say that we improved each week. That was not the case tonight.”

On Robbie Keane…

“You saw again and again tonight that he is a very smart player. He got in behind us several times. He is very good on the ball. He is a world class player that has had experience in a couple World Cups. Just a great player.”

 

 

FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman

They did a good job stepping up and putting our [defenders] under pressure. We had a difficult time completing the number of passes we did last week. We just did not win as many second [50-50] balls as we would have liked. We did create some chances but then we were not able to send them on frame. They were able to create a couple good looks and Mike Magee put one away.”

Can you take us through that goal?

“That’s a bit difficult. It happened so quick and I didn’t have a chance to go back and look at it on replay. It seemed like it came from the outside. We started putting pressure there and it came into the middle and we didn’t get enough pressure on it. He was able to steer it inside the post there, on my right side.”

 

 

FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges

Talk about the play of Robbie Keane…

“He’s a tricky player to mark. He’ll make difficult runs and I felt like I did ok. I can’t say I did great. I mean he picked up the ball in so many dangerous spots. I thought that I did alright for the 45 minutes.”

 

Talk about the possession game tonight…

“We never found our rhythm. We never were able to attack L.A.’s defense with our midfielders. That hurt us. We were not able to keep possession like we did against Portland and we suffered because of it.”

Was there any particular play when your hamstring started acting up on you?

“No, it was towards the end of the first half when they got in behind us a couple of times. Making all those long runs back was really starting to bother it.”

 

L.A. Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena


“It was a good result for our team tonight, you know. We’ve played awfully well over the last month, so we’re getting ourselves in good shape, making good progress.”

 

On playing without Beckham and Donavan:

“That’s all part of it. Issues we deal with all the time, so it’s not an excuse. [FC Dallas] played the L.A. Galaxy tonight, so that’s whatever 11 shirts are on the field. It’s the Galaxy and you always miss players, so that’s all part of the challenge.”

 

On the play of Robbie Keane and Mike Magee…

“It was okay. Obviously, the goal was big. In the first half they were pretty dangerous. You know they did a good job. No question about it.”

 

On the return of Omar Gonzalez and his play…

“Remarkable. We thought he wouldn’t quite make it to 90 minutes, so it was a good week for him. From 65 minutes from him Tuesday against Tottenham [Hotspur] and 90 minutes tonight, so he’s well on the road to recovery.”

 

On the team’s defensive effort…

“The guys did well. We just did well. They hit a lot of crosses. And you know when we have two big centerbacks and big goalkeeper in there.. It’s a little bit easier for us when we haven’t had that situation this year. In a lot of ways those are balls that, you know that fall in our favor. It’s a good effort. [Bryan] Gaul had another good game and A.J. DeLaGarza continues to play well in midfield. [Sean] Franklin played well at right midfield and [Robbie] Keane’s leadership was critically important for us tonight.”

 

L.A. Galaxy forward Mike Magee


“It’s huge. Obviously missing  [David] Beckham and Landon [Donavan] always makes it difficult and then coming into this heat on the road. You know it shows a lot and speaks volumes about the kind of team we’ve turned into the last few weeks.”

 

On his goal…

“Robbie [Keane] and I were looking to do a one-two or he was looking to do a one-two with me and the defender kind of backed off of me and I took my look.”

 

On scoring in Dallas…

“My Under-17 National Team head coach, John Ellinger, is the assistant coach here. Sometimes, when I play here I get up for the game a little bit more than I’m used to. Being that he kind of kick-started my career. Yeah, but I like scoring big goals, always.”

 

L.A. Galaxy forward Robbie Keane

On playing with Mike Magee…

“It was good. Mikey is a clever player. He picks up good positions and he’s easy to play with because he’s got good feet. It was a great finish on his goal.”

 

On other missed chances…

“Yeah. We had quite a few chances, unlucky a few times. We got one cleared off the line. But when you’re away from home it’s important to get the win. It’s ways nice to get the three points. I think we deserved it because we were certainly the better team.”

 

L.A. Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez

On playing the full 90 minutes…

“I didn’t think I’d come back after the first half because it was so hot and I had cotton mouth the whole time, but I’m happy I did get through it. I know I was fit enough to get through it and we’d already made two subs. I knew that I was going to have to push through it and I’m happy to get through it for the team, I’m happy to get the three points and happy to get the shutout.”

 

On playing in his home state…

“I really wanted to play well here, especially because I had so many friends and family here. They were behind me throughout the whole surgery and all the rehab. I’m happy I got to play here and do well.  It was a good step and a good step in the right direction.”

 

On the play of the defense…

“We had good shape the whole game. We didn’t really sit back. We actually put a lot of pressure on them. We actually got around [David] Ferreira and we got around [Andrew] Jacobson and didn’t really allow them to do much of anything. We brought the game to them and played really good soccer.”

FC DALLAS 0, LA GALAXY 1

Three points from this very winnable game could of kept the slim FC Dallas hopes alive.  LA Galaxy without Landon Donovan and David Beckham disposed FC Dallas 1-0 in an efficient non-descript effort. The Galaxy control the game for the 1st 35′ minutes.  Galaxy FW and Designated Player Robbie Keane applied consistent pressure to FC Dallas’s back-line.  The combination of  miscommunication with fellow Forward Mike Magee in the final third and the play of FCD Dallas GK Kevin Hartman kept the game scoreless to the half. The big story of the game was FC Dallas once again without the services of Brek Shea. Although returning to training this week after the previous week’s bust up with Coach Schellas,  Brek did not make the final 18 for this weeks game vs LA Galaxy. In a must win game for FC Dallas, the FC Dallas organization did not sacrifice discipline for urgency.  FC Dallas’s  impotent attack offer no real chances as the Galaxy defensive efforts clamped down on the only credible threat of FC Dallas, David Ferreira. A pretty quiet night for the playmaker.

 

The 2nd half breakthrough came from the industrious play of Galaxy Robbie Keane and amd Mike Magee at the 62′ minute. The 2nd effort of Robbie Keane allowed to recover a loose ball in FC Dallas’ final third. Galaxy FW Keane deftly slotted the ball to Mike Magee at the top of the box. With no one closing down the forward, Magee left-footed the ball pass the helpless FC Dallas GK Hartman. FC Dallas has some real chances in the final 15′ minutes but exemplifying the season in a nutshell, the 2nd and 3rd options at FW for FC Dallas just could not finish the attack. With a sell-out stadium and 100° degree condition, FC Dallas could not rise to the occasion that was needed for this critical match viewed by a national audience on NBC’s MLS game of the week. 12 games are left on the remaining 2011-2012 season. It will be interesting to see what goals FC Dallas will take for the final games of the season.

 

FC Dallas: Hartman; Loyd, Hedges(George John 46′), Pertuz, Benitez; Jackson, Hernandez(Julian de Guzman 78′), Jacobson, Rodriguez(Fabian Castillo 47′); Ferreira; Sealy

 

Sub not used: Marcelin, Luna, Seitz,  Ulloa

 

 

LA Galaxy: Saunders; DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Lopes, Gaul; Franklin, Juninho, Sarvas, Jimenez(Michael Stephens 78′); Magee(Jose Villarreal 69′), Keane

Sub not used: Walker, Meyer, Noonan, Perk, Jordan,

 

Attendance: 22,565

 

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. SAR (bench): Peter Manikowski; JAR (opposite): Eric Proctor; 4th: Armando Villarreal

 

Game Highlights:

FC Dallas espera sumar puntos frente a los Galaxy

En medio del ambiente olímpico que se vive desde el viernes, el FC Dallas recibirá el sábado a su par Los Angeles Galaxy  que en el momento  ocupa la última casilla clasificatoria de playoffs, a ocho puntos de Dallas que está penúltimo en la Conferencia Oeste.

 
La ausencia en el campo de Landon Donovan suspendido por acumulación de tarjetas amarillas o la probable ausencia  de David Beckham que cumplió un papel en la inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012 no le quita el atractivo al encuentro sabatino ya que ambos cuadros lucharán por obtener los puntos que lo mantengan entre los cinco de postemporada, caso de los Galaxy o, sumar puntos para quitarle el lugar a uno de ellos que es todavía el sueño de los texanos.

 
Los viajes de David Beckham ha dado mucho que hablar a todo el mundo futbolístico, inclusive el propio Bruce Arena, en la entrevista con Scott French,  no se atreve a decir si su pupilo estará en el FC Dallas Stadium para el partido o no, sin embargo conociendo los viajes y partidos a los que ha sometido su cuerpo la estrella inglesa motivando “envidia” del propio Donovan, hasta es posible que veamos a Beckham jugar los 90 minutos.

 

Semana Caliente para los rojiblancos

 

 
Haciendo par con la temperatura texana imponderables inevitables sucedido en el transcurso de las dos últimas semanas donde Brek Shea una de las estrellas del equipo tuvo un cruce de palabras con Hyndman en el partido que perdieron con San José como consecuencia el mediocampista no jugó contra Timbers al que vencieron por 5-0, pero calmadas las aguas Shea volvió a los entrenamientos esta semana aunque evitó hablar con los medios.

 
“Es bueno verlo de vuelta, realizó muy buen entrenamiento enfocandose en los objetivos que queríamos alcanzar”, dijo Hyndman informando que tuvo una conversación antes de las prácticas para hacerle saber sus preocupación y después de su retorno del partido de las Estrellas donde el equipo de la MLS venció 3-2 al Chelsea,  al que acudió como parte del  Comité Técnico.

 
Ello hace presagiar que estará de titular o en la banca pero Hyndman no puede dejarlo de lado ya que lo necesita. Lo de bueno es que el equipo no se distrajo por el problema entre jugador y entrenador. “Si no afectó el partido que pasó, no creo que afecte el que viene, el problema entre el compañero y el entrenador es un caso aparte”, comentó Hernan Pertúz.

 
Pero además, es indiscutible que el retorno de David Ferreira ha devuelto ese alma al equipo y sobretodo ha resucitado con fuerza la meta de playoffs. Desde la vuelta de el “Torito” el cuadro solamente ha tenido un traspies que si Benitez anotaba el gol de penaltie contra San José habríamos dicho no ha perdido partido alguno. Esperemos que el sábado su nombre salga de la lista de probables.

 
Que dicen sobre los visitantes galácticos


Schellas Hyndman ha puesto el ojo en Omar Gonzalez quien est’a volviendo de una operación a su rodilla jugando soamente 45 minutos contra Philadelphia y en el amistoso que los Galaxy igualaron 1-1 con el Tottenham Hotspur. “Creo que Omar estará aqui, es su casa, está ansioso de volver, está mejorando y ellos lo necesitan”, dijo Schellas Hyndman sobre el defensa.
Gonzalez al igual que el también defensa Todd Dunivan, los mediocampistas Mike Magee y Kyle Nakazawa y eldelantero Pat Noonar figuran en la lista de questionables.

 
Refiriéndose  a la ausencia de Donovan, agregó “de nuevo las tres cosas que hemos estado hablando han sido lesiones, disciplina y que la bola no ha estado rebotando en neustro favor. Creo que estamos en una situación donde la bola está rebotando un poquito en nuestro favor con su quinta amarilla”.

 
Sobre Beckham “no sabemos pero es un equipo que tiene buen aestructura , han jugado realmente bien últimamente y es un equipo difícil de ganarle porque es bien dirigido”.

 
El defensa Hernán Pertúz que anotó su primer gol de la MLS contra San José dijo que este partido “cualquier jugador quisiera jugarle a los Galaxy, la verdad no podemos ocultar que es un buen equipo que juega bien de local y visitante, nosotros tenemos que hacer nuestro trabajo, el 5-0 con que ganamos a los Timbers es una motivación”.

 
Bruno Guarda que sigue trabajando fuerte esperando otra oportunidad dice “cuando ganamos la semana pasada Schellas mencionó que nunca tuvimos la cabeza abajo a través de los partidos que no pudimos ganar los tres puntos de visitante o de locales, eso muestra nuestro trabajo en los últimos partidos como con Colorado o San José luchamos hasta el final y el ultimo se vio mucho caracter de equipo y que nosotros nunca nos vamos a rendir hasta el final de la temporada”.


El brasilero como todos sus compañeros piensan que llegar a playoffs “será difícil pero estaremos alli, le acabamos de ganar a Portland en un gran partido los Galaxy vendrán con confianza pero nostros tambiéntenemos confianza en lo que podemos hacer”.

 
Al igual que Guarda, Bobby Warshaw que retornó a los entrenamientos después de dos meses y medio de haberse lesionado, ahora entrena hasta en los dias libres del equipo como lo hizo esta semana. “Lo que creo que la clave es el deso de ganar,  hubo un par de partidos que tuvimos esa energia de volver a luchar, esa creencia de ganar y de estar en playoffs y creo que eso sucedió en este mes”, aseguró.

 
Obviamente, “pensamos es que vamos a estar en playoffs no solamente lo decimos sino que para ello tenemos que trabajar, todo lo que piensas es voy a trabajar duro en los siguientes minutos, en la siguiente sesion de trabajo voy a poner lo mejor de mi en el partido”.

 
Lo que sucedió con los Rapids “no fue por milagro, sino que hubo cosas que hicimos antes de ello que nos condujo a la victoria. Los Angeles son buenos, habrá un lleno en el estadio pero queremos ganar compitiendo”.

 
Hyndman dudaba que Blas Pérez estaría retornando para este partido pero “esperemos que esté listo para el partido del siguiente sábado con Portland”. Pero el que estará de vuelta es Fabián Castillo después de cumplir suspensión por acumulación de amarillas.

 
Tampoco el central George John estará, si estuvo en la banca con Portland es para devolverle la confianza. “el primer paso fue ponerle la playera y sentarlo en la banca, después llevarlo a un exigente entrenamiento pero todavía no ha estado en contacto físicamente ni realizando cabezazos”.

 

Al final, continuó Hyndman “Hernan (Pertúz) y Hedges (Matt) han estado jugando muy bien  y sería un error lanzar a George  y olvidar el trabajo de los dos”.

 
El consejo del defensa Pertúz es “ser inteligente, aprovechar los espacios, no cometer errores y estar bien conectado al partido que será difícil pero no imposible de ganar”.

 
El club anunció que en el entretiempo presentarán al equipo sub-18 de acaba de ganar el Campeonato Nacional de Academias organizado por la Federación de Fútbol de Estados Unidos.

 
Si las entradas están agotadas el FC Dallas Stadium mostrará un lleno total por dos razones principales;  la estrella británica y el “Torito” colombiano.

Monarcas tratará de conseguir primer triunfo en casa

“IMPORTANTE GANAR EN CASA”: ROMANO

Morelia, Mich. (26 julio).- Rubén Omar Romano, técnico del Equipo de la Fuerza, aseguró esta mañana que el equipo buscará conseguir su primer triunfo en casa sin importar el rival que se presente.

 

¿Cómo espera el partido ante Monterrey?
“Será uno de los rivales más complicados del torneo, eso no hay duda, es un equipo que viene trabajando durante dos o tres años con la misma base, con el mismo técnico, incrustando jugadores en vez de desarmarse y con una idea muy clara, son jugadores de gran calidad, pero lo más importante es que nosotros estemos bien y ante la ausencia de un jugador importante como Joao Rojas modificar algunas cosas para plantearlo diferente”.

 

 

¿Qué tanto pesa ésta situación de Rojas, ante Cruz Azul perdieron un poco de profundidad, cómo recuperar esto?
“Sí, por eso digo que fue importante la ausencia de él, pero ya trabajamos en la semana, ayer lo hicimos con el hombre que pueda suplirlo, que nos lo de con velocidad y el esquema que hay que parar”.

 

 

Hace unos meses Monarcas sufría en el tema de la localía ¿para usted qué tan importante es que el Estadio Morelos pese en ese sentido?
“Sí, es importante y sacar los resultados de local te dan una mayor tranquilidad, pero creo que el equipo tiene que estar consciente que tanto de local como de visitante tiene que hacer el mismo trabajo”.

 

 

¿Qué es lo que tiene Joao?
“Va evolucionando rápido, hay una pequeña lesión en el gemelo, no lo quiero apurar, yo creo que tampoco para San Luis va a estar, espero tenerlo para Chivas”.

¿Qué mejorar del equipo para no perder puntos en casa?
“Primero la contundencia, cuando tengamos hay que hacerlo, el equipo está trabajando de atrás para adelante, estamos haciendo un equipo sólido atrás y eso te da la tranquilidad de cuando ataques puedas ir con más profundidad, en el último juego de pretemporada mostramos una intensidad importante ante América y verticalidad, buen manejo de pelota, el equipo está entendiendo las cosas, pero aún falta”.

 

 

¿Qué conclusiones saca de la primera jornada del torneo de Copa?
“Ayer se jugaron partidos que no tuvieron que haberse jugado, pero de todas maneras lo importante es que hay que seguir con esto, tenemos que planificar el juego con los jugadores que tenemos, darle continuidad a los que no tienen regularmente y seguiremos así, con Dorados se podrá facilitar porque jugamos domingo con Chivas y ahí puede ser que pongamos jugadores del cuadro titular”.

 

 

¿Cuándo se podrá ver futbol, al cien por ciento a los equipos de Primera División?
“Yo pienso que fecha 3 o 4, 5 seguramente, no sirve de nada estar hoy al cien por ciento porque después hay una curva normalmente y si la curva te da justo al momento de la liguilla es complicado levantarlo, el equipo tiene que ir de menos a más”.

 

Dirección de Mecadotécnia y Comunicación

Un dia antes del Partido de Las Estrellas

 Martes, 24 de julio, 2012

 

Noticias del día

 

  • Se lleva a cabo la conferencia de prensa del Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS 2012 presentado por AT&T y ambos equipos completan su preparación de cara al encuentro del próximo miércoles en el PPL Park en Chester, Pa.

 

FOTOS DEL DIA

 

Las Estrellas de la MLS Thierry Henry, Dwayne De Rosario, el entrenador Ben Olsen y Landon Donovan y Frank Lampard, Jon Mikel Obi y el entrenador Roberto Di Matteo (de izquierda a derecha), posan con el “MLS Giant Bal” frente al Independence Hall en Filadelfia en la conferencia de prensa del martes del Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS  presentado por AT&T.

 

 

Crédito: Greg Carroccio MLSsoccer.com

 

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Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) y Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union) ayudan a MLS W.O.R.K.S. a construir un patio de juegos en el Science and Discovery High School en Chester, Pa. Las Estrellas de la MLS participaron en la construcción del patio de juegos, una pequeña cancha y actividades juveniles. Major League Soccer se unió con el  Philadelphia Union, AT&T, Chester Upland School District y organizadores de  KABOOM! para construir este nuevo patio y campo de juegos para la comunidad de Chester.

 

Chelsea FC realizó su primer entrenamiento esperando su partido con las Estrellas de la MSL

Lunes, 23 de julio, 2012

 

Noticias del día

  • Los preparativos para el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS 2012 presentado por AT&T suben de tono pues las Estrellas de la MLS y el Chelsea FC sostuvieron sus primeros entrenamientos en Filadelfia de cara al encuentro del próximo miércoles.

 

FOTO DEL DIA

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Landon Donovan (izquierda) y Chris Pontius de las Estrellas de la MLS participan en la sesión de entrenamiento el lunes en el NovaCare Complex en Filadelfia.

Crédito: Greg Carroccio MLSsoccer.com

  LAS ESTRELLAS DE LA MLS SOSTIENEN PRIMER ENTRENAMIENTO; EL SEGUNDO ESTÁ PROGRAMADO EL MARTES

Las Estrellas de la MLS llevaron a cabo su primera sesión de entrenamiento la mañana del lunes en el NovaCare Complex en Filadelfia. Las Estrellas continuarán su preparación la mañana del martes en el PPL Park, comenzando a las 10 a.m. Se permitirá el acceso a la prensa aproximadamente a las 11:30 a.m.

 

EL ALCALDE DE FILADELFIA MICHAEL A. NUTTER RECIBE A LAS ESTRELLAS DE LA MLS EN ‘LA BIENVENIDA ALL-STAR DEL ALCALDE”

Michael A. Nutter, Alcalde de Filadelfia, dará la bienvenida esta tarde a las Estrellas de la MLS, a los ejecutivos del Philadelphia Union y de la liga y representante del Chelsea FC, en una recepción en el Hotel Palomar, Burnham Ballroom (117 South 17th St.) (evento: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. / bienvenida del Alcalde comienza a las 7 p.m.). Algunos jugadores de las Estrellas de la MLS estarán disponibles para hablar con los medios de comunicación que asistan.

 

MLS W.O.R.K.S. “COMMUNITY BUILD” SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EL MARTES

El martes, Major League Soccer se unirá al Philadelphia Union, AT&T, Chester Upland School District y los organizadores de KaBOOM! para construir un nuevo patio de juegos y un pequeño campo en la Science and Discovery High School, 1100 W. 10th St, Chester. El AT&T Community Field y el nuevo patio de juegos proporcionará a más de 500 niños de la comunidad de Chester con un lugar seguro para jugar y aumentará la concientización y proporcionará nuevas oportunidades de jugar fútbol para la juventud local. Más de 200 voluntarios ayudarán a construir el patio de juegos, mientras que entrenadores de la academia del Philadelphia Union realizarán prácticas y juegos para aproximadamente 100 niños de la localidad como parte del AT&T Youth Clinic.

 

Las Estrellas de la MLS Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Carlos Valdés (Philadelphia Union), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen y Graham Zusi (ambos del Sporting Kansas City), Osvaldo Alonso y Eddie Johnson (ambos de Seattle Sounders FC) y los jugadores del Philadelphia Union Chase Harrison y Witkowski Krystian se unirá a los festejos del día, participando en las actividades juveniles, la construcción del parque infantil y la ceremonia de apertura con ejecutivos de la MLS y del Philadelphia Union y miembros del Chester Upland School District. La construcción iniciará a las 8 a.m.; la ceremonia de inauguración se llevará a cabo aproximadamente a las 12 del mediodía.

 

CONTINÚA la gira del “MLS Giant Ball”

 

Continúa la gira del “MLS Giant Ball” que se pasea por las calles de Filadelfia durante la semana All-Star, guiado por un autobús de dos pisos tapizado de la MLS. El balón hará paradas estratégicas en eventos locales de Filadelfia, así como en lugares icónicos de Filadelfia como en el Love Park, City Hall y en Penn’s Landing, donde los aficionados serán alentados a firmar el balón de fútbol.

www.FutbolMLS.com

 

FC Dallas captures U17/18 Development Academy Championship with come from behind 3-2 victory against Vancouver Withecaps FC


FC Dallas becomes first MLS affiliated team to win U-18 academy crown

 Houston, July 22, 2012.- After reaching Finals Week in the Under-18 Division for three straight years and settling for a runner-up finish last season, FC Dallas finally earned the right to be called U.S. Soccer Development Academy champions. Halftime substitution Jose de la Tejera scored back-to-back goals, including the game-winner in the 84th minute, as FC Dallas put on a superior passing display to triumph with a 3-2 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC to win the 2011-12 U-18 championship on Sunday, July 22 at BBVA Compass Stadium, in Houston, Texas.

 

De la Tejera scored an equalizer in the 68th minute and in the 84th tallied the game-winner off of a Danny Garcia assist from the right side. FC Dallas becomes the first MLS-affiliated champion at the U-18 level in the Development Academy’s five seasons.

 

“Last year’s near championship really drove this team,” FC Dallas head coach Chris Hayden said. “I’m just so proud of the way they played. They worked hard all year, and they absolutely deserve it. My hat goes off to Vancouver. They have a lot of talent on their team. It was very difficult for us today.”

 

In front of a vocal crowd supporting the Texas-based team, FC Dallas put on display its trademark skilled short passing game while showing flexibility by probing the Vancouver backline with balls in behind and over the top. They created a multitude of scoring chances during the final 45 minutes, out-shooting Vancouver 12-4 in the second half and 20-9 overall.

 

The first half was a different story as Vancouver garnered the early lead with Ben Fisk’s goal in the 24th minute off a Caleb Clarke dish. Clarke crossed the ball in from the left side and Fisk found enough space in the middle of the box to control and pick out an open spot, depositing his seventh goal of Finals Week.

 

FC Dallas responded on the offensive end in the 31st minute when Garcia was tripped up in the box by Vancouver goalkeeper Callum Irving, who had come off his line to the top of the area to try and snuff out a one-on-one opportunity. Garcia struck the penalty to his left, Irving guessing correctly and blocking the attempt back in front of goal. While he scrambled to recover, Garcia finished off his own rebound as the Whitecaps defenders were late to recover.

 

Vancouver took back the lead three minutes before the first half whistle, once again Clarke doing the work. As the balled rolled towards the end line, a Dallas defender tried to see it out for a goal kick, but a determined Clarke muscled him off the ball and hit a hopeful pass across the goalmouth. The ball took a difficult bounce off FC Dallas defender Flavio Guzman, who had tracked back into the area, and skidded past the wrong-footed Eduardo Cortes.

 

The FC Dallas offense bombarded the Vancouver goal in the second half, firing seven shots on goal in the 45-minute span. The sustained pressure and movement was bound to wear down the Whitecaps defense, and in the 68th minute de la Tejera pounced on a miscue and streaked in down the left side alone on goal. Angling toward the center, he opened his hips and curled a shot past Irving.

 

The game-winner came in the 84th minute as FC Dallas continued to create menacing opportunities. Danny Garcia delivered a precision cross into the area where de la Tejera was lurking, and he skillfully re-directed a header just inside the far post.

 

The title delivered some redemption for Garcia, who picked up two yellow cards during the 2011 title match that forced his side to play with 10 men for 45 minutes, eventually falling to Pateadores. De La Tejera’s final strike in the closing minutes capped off the scoring at 3-2, but throughout the match there were ample opportunities for Dallas to add to its tally.

 

FC Dallas Homegrown forward Jonathan Top was particularly active in the final third, taking a game-high seven shots. He had the first two shots on goal to open the second half, including a 53rd minute attempt toward the far right post. Irving came up with one of several big saves on the night, his performance pivotal in keeping Vancouver in the match when Dallas had opportunities to gain the upper hand.

 

Irving had a game-high eight saves for Vancouver in what easily could have been a man of the match performance under different circumstances, while Cortes had two saves.

 

Vancouver caps off its first Development Academy season with a strong second-place showing among the 78-team field. Whitecaps FC won the Northwest Division, rebounded from an opening game loss to Pateadores in the Academy Playoffs, and built momentum through this past week with a tournament-high nine goals scored during the group stage.

 

U.S. Soccer Development Academy Match Report

Match: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas
Date: July 22, 2012
Competition: 2012 Development Academy Finals Week – U-17/18
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 8 p.m. CT
Attendance: 700
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy

Scoring Summary:      1      2      F
VAN                            2      0      2
FCD                            1      2      3

VAN – Ben Fisk (Caleb Clarke)                       24
FCD – Danny Garcia                                        31
VAN – Own goal (Flavio Guzman)                   42
FCD – Jose de la Tejera                                   68
FCD – Jose de la Tejera (Danny Garcia)           84

Lineups:
VAN:  1-Callum Irving; 12-Declan Rodriguez, 13-Alex Rowley, 14-Daniel Stanese, 5-Tim Hickson (15-Jason van Blerk, 59); 2-Bryce Alderson, 8-Ben McKendry (11-Spencer DeBoice, 85), 9-Adam Polakiewicz (17-Sam Adekugbe, 46); 7-Yassin Essa (3-Wesley Cain, 71), 4-Caleb Clarke (6-Carlos Marquez, 75), 10-Ben Fisk

Substitutions Not Used: 16-Carlos Patino, 30-Marco Carducci

Head coach: Craig Dalrymple

DAL: 22-Eduardo Cortes; 6-Nicholas Rochowski (27-Jose de la Tejera , 46), 2-Mark Ashby, 5-Aaron Guillen, 3-Michael Ambrose; 21-Marco Carrizales (28-Marco Ortiz, 79), 14-Kellyn Acosta, 8-Flavio Guzman; 11-Danny Garcia (39-Bobby Edet, 87), 9-Jonathan Top, 17-David Robledo (45-Fernando Laverde, 89)

Substitutions Not Used: 4-Alex Frankenfeld, 13-Alonso Gallegos, 44-Estevan Vasquez

Head coach: Chris Hayden

Stats Summary: VAN / FCD
Shots: 9 / 20
Shots on Goal: 3 / 11
Saves: 8 / 2
Corner Kicks: 0 / 3
Fouls: 12 / 8
Offside: 1 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
VAN – Ben McKendry (caution)          23
FCD – Marco Carrizales (caution)        43
FCD – Kellyn Acosta (caution) 69
FCD – David Robledo (caution)            84

Officials:
Referee:  Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referee 1:  Apolinar Mariscal
Assistant Referee 2:  Ramon Bermudez Jr.
Fourth Official: Christopher Mercado

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Jose de la Tejera


FC Dallas scores season high, beats Timbers 5-0

Jackson had a  goal and  two assists

FRISCO, Texas (Saturday, July 21) – FC Dallas’ offense exploded, scoring five times in a shutout victory over the Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Stadium Saturday night.

 

 

FC Dallas first got on the board in the 16th minute when playmaker David Ferreira crossed the ball to Jair Benitez on the left flank. Benitez walked into the area and delivered a low pass to the near post intended for Jackson. Jackson was unable to get a foot on the ball, but Portland defender Hanyer Mosquera did, inadvertently knocking the ball over the goal line to gave Dallas a 1-0 lead.

 

 

Ferreira was back at it 10 minutes later when he chipped an entry pass to overlapping defender Zach Loyd, who was inside the area. Loyd sensed a late-arriving run from Andrew Jacobson and left the ball in the midfielder’s path, just outside the area. With his first touch, Jacobson struck a low shot to the far post that beat Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins, giving FC Dallas a 2-0 lead in the 26th minute.

 

 

Dallas kept the pedal to the floor at the beginning of the second half, getting a 48th minute goal from Jackson on another assist from Ferreira. The play began in the middle of the park, where Jacobson found Ferreira. The 2010 league MVP turned and knocked a lateral ball to Jackson, who split a pair of defenders before firing a shot towards goal. The ball deflected off a third Portland defender, cutting away from Perkins and towards the opposite side of the goal, giving the goalkeeper no chance to keep his team from going down, 3-0.

 

 

MLS veteran Scott Sealy netted his first goal with FC Dallas in the 65th minute to give the home side a 4-0 advantage. The play began when Jackson stole a ball in Dallas’ attacking third of the field. The Brazilian ran at a Portland defender before dishing a pass to Sealy, who was in alone against Perkins. Sealy coolly slotted a low shot to Perkins’ left side for the 32nd goal of his MLS career.

 

 

FC Dallas Homegrown player Ruben Luna netted the second goal of his MLS career in the 81st minute. Jackson earned his second assist of the night on the play. He beat a defender at the top of the box, dribbled to the end line and centered a pass for Luna, who redirected a shot on goal with his back foot to give Dallas the 5-0 win.

 

 

 

Despite the final tally, it was the Portland Timbers that nearly drew first blood in the ninth minute in what turned out to be the visitors’ best chance of the night. Striker Mike Fucito out-muscled an FC Dallas defender on the right flank and dribbled towards goal. Fucito ran at the last remaining defender, Daniel Hernandez, and got off a low strike to the back post. Hernandez managed to get a foot on the shot, redirecting a looping shot that caromed off the back stick and shot back across the goal line before being collected by Pertuz.

 

 

Scoring Summary:
DAL – own goal 16
DAL – Andrew Jacobson (Zach Loyd, David Ferreira) 26
DAL – Jackson (Ferreira) 48
DAL – Scott Sealy (Jackson) 65
DAL – Ruben Luna (Jackson) 81

 

FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, Jair Benitez, Hernan Pertuz, Matt Hedges, Jackson (Ruben Luna 81), Andrew Jacobson (James Marcelin 74), Daniel Hernandez, David Ferreira (Julian de Guzman 53), Carlos Rodriguez, Scott Sealy.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, George John, Bryan Leyva, Ricardo Villar.

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Jackson 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (six players with one); FOULS: 13 (Jackson, Andrew Jacobson 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Scott Sealy 2); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Daniel Hernandez, David Ferreira 2); SAVES: 1 (Kevin Hartman 1).

 

 

 

Portland Timbers – Troy Perkins, Kosuke Kimura, Hyaner Mosquera, Mamadou Danso, Mike Chabala, Kalif Alhassan (Jack Jewsbery 54), Diego Chara (Brent Richards 74), Franck Song’o, Eric Alexander, Mike Fucito, Danny Mwanga (Kris Boyd 57).

Substitutes Not Used: Joseph Bendik, David Horst, Darlington Nagbe, Lovel Palmer.

TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Jack Jewsbury 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Kris Boyd 1); FOULS: 13 (Diego Chara 4); OFFSIDES: 1 (Kris Boyd 1); CORNER KICKS: 0; SAVES: 2 (Troy Perkins 2).

 

Misconduct Summary:
POR – Franck Songo’o (caution) 11
DAL – Zach Loyd (caution) 42
POR – Hayner Mosquera (caution) 61
DAL – Andrew Jacobson (caution) 66

Referee: Sorin Stoica
Referee’s Assistants: Peter Manikowski, Jeff Muschik
4th Official: Jorge Luna Hernandez
Attendance: 1:49
Time of Game: 11,365

Weather: Sunny, 104 degrees

 

 

Schellas Hyndman – FC Dallas Head Coach
General thoughts on the game…

Obviously the end result is fantastic. It’s something we’ve been wanting and we’ve been expecting to play good soccer. With injuries, we’ve not been able to reach our expectations and our goals. Tonight, it seems like a game where we were able to put pressure on Portland from the start. Both teams had a difficult week, with three games and travel. It really came down to us working hard for each other with every player on the field working on both sides of the ball. We didn’t give up a lot of chances early in the game. Things bounced right for us. We started moving the ball and creating opportunities. David [Ferreira] really made some great penetrating passes. The first goal was a near post goal, which we don’t see too often here. Then a fullback drops the ball back for Andrew Jacobson to hit a first-time shot. We’re up 2-0 at halftime. We talked about that halftime, and we recognized that 2-0 is a very dangerous score. The other team scores and it is 2-1, and they have all the momentum. We fought hard. It was a good performance when you look at the team. Every player on the team played either good or very good. You need to do that to be successful in this league.

 

On the offense coming from players who aren’t usually on the score sheet…

 

Jackson has worked so hard since he’s been back. What a lot of people don’t know is we did the yo-yo [beep] test about three weeks ago. He finished off the charts. He got a 31. The team average is 21. I ask him what’s going on, and he says he’s working out twice a day. He’s wanted to help the team, and although he hasn’t put himself in front of a goal as much, now that we have people who can utilize his speed, I think you’ll see him as more of a threat. Andrew Jacobson is probably one of our best finishers and shooters on the team, but he hasn’t had many opportunities. Today he had a great goal.

 

On the play of David Ferreira and Daniel Hernandez tonight…

 

The scary part is I think he’s only at about 80 percent. I don’t think we’ve seen the old David yet, but what we’re seeing right now is better than most of the league as an attacking midfielder. Daniel Hernandez had an extremely good game. If you remember Daniel throughout this year, he mentally hasn’t been 100 percent, and his knee [kept] him from playing 100 percent. Tonight, he and David really controlled the midfield.

 

On how this type of win can be positive for a team mentally…

 

It’s huge. Even with our game against San Jose, it was a typical situation. How else can [a game] end this year? Missing a penalty kick in the 90th minute is the norm this season. But when I went into the locker room, it was really very positive from the players. They almost came back from 2-0 down, and they fought all the way to the end. If you continue to put in the energy, the effort and the teamwork, those bounces start to go our way. There have been three areas that have hurt as all season. The first one has been injuries, and that’s something we can’t control. The second one has been self-discipline, and that’s something we can control. The third one is the right bounce. We haven’t had that right bounce, but I thought tonight we started to see that.

 

On why Brek Shea wasn’t in the lineup tonight…

 

It’s been a very frustrating season for Brek. It’s been combinations of being injured, the Olympic team not qualifying and missing 72 training sessions this year between injuries and national team call-ups. Imagine missing 72 training sessions. It’s also a combination of his level of play being below what we expect and what he expects. It’s not through a lack of energy or effort on his part. He works out every day with us. He works extremely hard. He comes back for afternoon sessions. His body fat is below 4 percent. He’s taking care of himself 100 percent, physically. But who knows what all of the effects of this year have done to him mentally. I think, he keeps thinking about last year and how disappointing this year is. The mental part with Brek is really affecting him. The flare-up at San Jose was just the tip of the iceberg because of the mental frustration and all the disappointments. For Brek’s best interest, to get back to the Brek that we know, the Brek that has a smile on his face, the Brek that tonight would have found a way to score goals himself, to get Brek back, and his confidence, I think right now we need to pull him away and take the pressure off of him.

 



FC Dallas midfielder David Ferreira

General thoughts on the match…

The team managed to get the three points. That is the most important thing. We played together the way that we needed to play together. From the first minute I felt good. I felt everything was going our way. The whole team was playing well and that’s the reason for the result we achieved today, which was the win and the three points.

How close do you feel you are to 100%?

Every game I feel a little bit better. I still have room to improve to get to my optimum level of ability. This next week, I just want to concentrate on recovering from the rough week we just had. I want to be ready to go out and be even better next Saturday.

 

FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson

On how tonight’s win can affect the team’s confidence

 

“It does a lot for our confidence. It gives everyone the feeling of how it should feel when it works well. When everyone’s moving, it’s very difficult to play against us. When everyone’s attacking, we can score goals.”

On the team’s offensive explosion…

 

We put it all together. We had really good balance in the team. Everyone defended well and everyone attacked together. It just kind of clicked. It’s what we’ve been waiting for all season. We can move forward from it.

 

 

 

FC Dallas Homegrown forward Ruben Luna

On his goal tonight…

 

Scoring this goal definitely motivates me. When I start scoring goals, I keep going. It goes and it goes on. We have to stay positive as a team, keep fighting and keep going.

On getting in some quality playing time tonight…

 

For me to be able to come in off the bench was a very emotional moment for me because I’ve been waiting for it for a while. It was amazing to win the game and score a goal.

 

On working on both sides of the ball…

 

[Schellas] told me to work on both sides of the ball. That’s the most important thing he told me. If I want to see the field more, I have to work on both sides of the ball, helping out the team with defending and trying to score.

 

Portland Timbers general manager/interim head coach, Gavin Wilkinson

 

General thoughts on the game…

 

What is there to say? Humiliated. We quit tonight. Yes, the conditions are difficult, but we said no excuses. Merritt [Paulson] put me in the position to find out more about the players and to actually get to the bottom of a few things and right now we’re trying to fix a few broken things and it showed tonight. We had a Dallas team that performed well and left out a player who was maybe causing problems, collected themselves, regrouped and all went in the same direction.

 

We had people quit tonight and that’s not me throwing players under the bus. It’s a reflection on the organization and Merritt won’t stand for it. The organization won’t stand for it and everybody is going to go in the same direction or we’re going to run into problems.

 

I don’t think tactics lost us the game. It’s not me isolating the players. I’m in it with them, so I’m very careful about what I say there. But we are embarrassed tonight. We found a way to lose the game, scored and own goal and then dug a deeper hole and didn’t track runners. You can’t tactically allow for players to not track runners. They’ve got a job to do. It’s up to us collectively to get the jobs done, but this is unacceptable, completely unacceptable.

 

I feel humiliated. I feel terrible for the organization. We talk about how great our fan support is. We had a group of fans that traveled tonight and I apologize to them and that’s me and the organization apologizing. It’s important that we readdress the situation.

 

As far as coaching, I coached as much as I can for right now. I’m in an interim position and it’s up to the players as well and myself to look at the best way to move forward. Right now I’d say playoffs are not a possibility based on where we’re at right now and the inconsistency of the results. Defending as a group, we’ve changed nothing that we’ve done as a group in how we defend, yet we’re breaking down. Time and time again, we’re breaking down. We included a few new players with fresh legs with the potential to play extremely well and they failed.

 

When did you see the game start to slip away…

 

In about the 20th minute we had an unlucky situation where [Mike] Fucito was through somehow the ball didn’t go in the back of the net. We talk about not getting stretched. We talked about maintaining shape and we’ve worked on that a lot. When you have players that quit it’s impossible to keep shape, because they’re not doing their job and in these conditions, everyone has to get their job done. The objective is to get their job done and do a little bit more, but when you have players that quit and do not track runners and we get isolated in two verses one and allow balls into the box and it’s hard to defend against.

 

 

Portand Timbers defender Kosuke Kimura

 

On what it will take to move forward…

 

It’s tough to say for sure. Obviously, we’ve struggled on the road and they just took advantage of that. They know that we are not strong enough as a unit in away games and somehow we need to stop that. We can’t just say one thing on how we’re going to stop it.  But it’s one by one.  Maybe it’s the training. We have to change our mental setting in training a little more. We have to work on defense a little more. We have to tighten up our defense and win more one-on-one battles and collectively, when you win those battles on the field most likely you win the game. Those one-on-one stretches are really important.
You know it’s a team game, but at the same time you have your guy. If I play right back, I have a left wing and I know I have to limit his touches as much as possible and make sure he doesn’t do what he wants to do. That goes for everybody.
It seems like everyone is saying this team lacks character. That we are missing style. I understand that, but first individually if you look at ourselves one thing you can do is control yourself. You can’t control outside. The only thing you can do is yourself and then you tell yourself, everybody same thing. You say “I can win this next battle and the next battle.” Every second it comes to you, you try and limit your opponent as much as possible. We have to look at ourselves as a group and create the habit of winning those one-on-one battles. If you can do that little by little everyone is going to have more confidence and if you win those battles collectively the team is going to be more upfront in the game and I think that’s what we got to do.

 

 

Portland Timbers midfielder Eric Alexander

 

On what it will take to move forward…

 

More hard work. More dedication. A little more professionalism and coming together as a team. It’s going to take a lot to overcome this and we’re just not putting it out there right now.

 

On if the team quit…

 

I don’t know. Everyone was tired and obviously that’s not an excuse to quit. It was just a rough game. I wish it didn’t get to that point, but it did. Now we just have to get past it.

 

On Mike Fucito’s chance…

 

If it goes in it’s obviously a different game, we’d be up 1-0 instead of being down three or four goals and having to cheat forward just trying to spring an attack to get us back in it. But we were running out of time and we had to press forward and pretty much all their goals were off our errors.

 

 

Comenzó gira de la Giant Ball: Partido de las Estrellas MLS 2012

 
·         Las festividades que rodean el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS 2012 presentado por AT&T comienzan en Filadelfia con el inicio de la gira del “MLS Giant Ball” en el Philadelphia Museum of Art y en las icónicas gradas de “Rocky”.
 
            
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El Alcalde de Filadelfia Michael Nutter y el Comisionado de la MLS Don Garber, se dan la mano en el inicio de la semana #MLSAllStar y la gira de del #Giantball .
Crédito: Greg Carroccio, MLSsoccer.com
 
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Comienza la gira del “MLS Giant Ball”
 
La gira del “MLS Giant Ball” comenzó el viernes, cuando el Alcalde de Filadelfia Michael Nutter y el Comisionado de la MLS, Don Garber, comenzaron las festividades en los famosos escalones de “Rocky” del Philadelphia Museum of Art, ubicado en la Calle 26 y el Benjamin Franklin Parkway, en Filadelfia.
 
El “MLS Giant Ball” se pasea por las calles de Filadelfia durante la semana All-Star, guiado por un autobús de dos pisos tapizado de la MLS. El balón hará paradas estratégicas en eventos locales de Filadelfia, así como en lugares icónicos de Filadelfia como en el Love Park, City Hall y en Penn’s Landing, donde los aficionados serán alentados a firmar el balón de fútbol.
 
El sábado, el “MLS Giant Ball” se detendrá en:
v  Sábado, 21 de julio– Global Fusion Festival; 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
v  Sabado, 21 de julio– Summer Ale Festival en el Philadelphia Zoo; 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  
 
Estrellas de la MLS en Acción 
 
El sábado, 11 miembros del Equipo de las Estrellas de la MLS entrarán en acción en sus respectivos equipos, en el último fin de semana de partidos de liga antes de la pausa por el Partido de las Estrellas:
 
·         New York Red Bulls (Thierry Henry) vs Philadelphia Union (Carlos Valdés), 2:30 pm (ESPN Deportes / ESPN)
·         Columbus Crew vs D.C. United (Dwayne De Rosario, Chris Pontius), 7:30 pm
·         Sporting Kansas City (Aurélien Collin, Jimmy Nielsen, Graham Zusi) vs New England Revolution, 8:30 pm
·         Real Salt Lake (Kyle Beckerman) vs Colorado Rapids, 22:00
·         LA Galaxy (David Beckham, Landon Donovan) vs Chivas USA (Dan Kennedy), 10 pm (Galavisión)
 
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FC Dallas 1, San José 2

Hernan Pertúz  picks up first goal,  Benitez misses PK

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wednesday, July 18) – FC Dallas gave up two first half goals to the Western Conference-leading San Jose Earthquakes before rallying late and missing a potential game-tying penalty kick in stoppage time. Dallas now returns home to face the Portland Timbers Saturday at FC Dallas Stadium

 

FC Dallas started in attack, earning two quality scoring chances via corner kicks in the opening two minutes of the match. The latter of the two required a goal line save from a San Jose defender to keep the match scoreless.

 

But 10 minutes later, San Jose took a 1-0 lead on a first-touch finish from former FC Dallas midfielder Marvin Chavez. The play began on the right flank with Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas, who knocked a long cross to the left side for Chavez. The ball sat up perfectly for the Honduran, who finished off the chance with a low strike to the far post.

 

Dallas controlled a large portion of the first half, earning eight corner kicks to San Jose’s two, but the Earthquakes defense did not bend.

 

Alan Gordon gave San Jose a 2-0 lead in the 45th minute. The play began with a turnover, deep in FC Dallas territory. The ball was won by Rafael Baca and swung out to the left side, where Sam Cronin chipped a cross to the far post. There, Gordon out-jumped his marker to nod a shot to the back post.

 

Again, FC Dallas started out the half well. Brek Shea nearly picked out the far post with a bending ball to the back post following a strong battle with San Jose defender Steven Beitashour near the left corner flag. Three minutes into the second half, the ninth FC Dallas corner earned a second goal line clearance by a San Jose defender.

 

In the 55th minute, San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch robbed Andrew Jacobson of a quality goal. With FC Dallas pressuring, Fabian Castillo won a loose ball on the left flank and sent a cross to Jacobson at the top of the six-yard box. Jacobson was first to the pass, redirecting a header high to the near post, but Busch slapped the chance away with a diving save to his right side.

 

Following a Chavez corner in the 60th minute, Shea was whistled for a handball in the box while trying to block a shot. MLS leading goal-scorer Chris Wondolowski stepped to the mark, burying a hard shot to the right upper-90, but a San Jose player was called for entering the box early on the kick. The call resulted in a second attempt by Wondolowski, which he again hammered to FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman’s right side. Only this time, Hartman knocked the ball to the ground and smothered the rebound to keep the score 2-0.

 

The save kept Dallas in the match and in the 89th minute center back Hernan Pertuz got on the end of a set piece cross from Jackson to bring the visitors within one goal. The cross, played in from the right flank, dipped perfectly over the last San Jose defender at the far post. There, Pertuz launched himself at the ball, connecting with a diving header to bring the score to 2-1 San Jose.

 

FC Dallas never quit and in the second minute of stoppage time, defender Zach Loyd collected a loose ball after a failed clearance attempt and sprinted towards goal. Just after entering the area, Loyd was brought down by a San Jose defender and referee Kevin Scott pointed to the penalty spot. FC Dallas defender Jair Benitez stepped to the mark, but his attempt at the upper left corner of the goal missed the crossbar by two inches. Moments later, the match finished 2-1 in favor of the Earthquakes.

 

Scoring Summary:
SJ – Marvin Chavez (Shea Salinas) 12
SJ – Alan Gordon (Sam Cronin, Rafael Baca) 45
DAL – Hernan Pertuz (Jackson) 89

FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, Matt Hedges, Hernan Pertuz, Zach Loyd, Fabian Castillo (James Marcelin 90+), Andrew Jacosbon, Julian de Guzman, David Ferriera (Scott Sealy 82), Jackson, Brek Shea (Carlos Rodriguez 64).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Bryan Leyva, Ricardo Villar, Daniel Hernandez.

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Brek Shea, Matt Hedges 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Brek Shea 3); FOULS: 9 (three players with two); OFFSIDES: 2 (two players with one); CORNER KICKS: 11 (David Ferreira 11); SAVES: 1 (Kevin Hartman 1).

 
San Jose Earthquakes – Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Victor Bernardez, Jason Hernandez, Justin Morrow, Marvin Chavez (Simon Dawkins 68), Rafael Baca, Sam Cronin, Shea Salinas (Ramiro Corrales 90+), Alan Gordon (Khari Stephenson 71), Chris Wondolowski.

Substitutes Not Used: David Bingham, Ike Opara, Cesar Diaz Pizarro, Jed Zayner.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (three players with two); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (three players with one); FOULS: 11 (Alan Gordon 3); OFFSIDES: 2 (Chris Wondolowski 1); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Marvin Chavez 5); SAVES: 6 (Jon Busch 6).

 

FC DALLAS HEAD COACH SCHELLAS HYNDMAN

On the performance of the team:

It was a really wide open game. Two teams that try to play a type of soccer of getting the ball wide and getting services in. The game slipped away from us with a couple of mistakes that led to two goals. In the second half, we started to pick it up and created some really good opportunities, but hats off to San Jose. They are a very good team and work very hard.

On penalty kick taker:

You know Brek [Shea] usually takes them, so does David Ferreira and Daniel Hernandez has taken them. But for us at the moment after subbing Shea and Ferreira off, it was, ‘Who can take it?’ We had three guys in mind and looking back on it, I probably should have gone with one of the other two.

 

FC DALLAS DEFENDER ZACH LOYD

On drawing the penalty:

I was just covering the back post and I am not sure who over hit it, but I was able to get a touch on the ball and it went into the box. [Simon] Dawkins who caught my knee as I was going in and the referee gave it to us. It’s unfortunate we weren’t able to convert, but that’s the way the game goes.

On performance of team:

The guys keep showing up and we keep fighting to the last whistle. I don’t think there has been a game this year where we haven’t fought to the last whistle. It shows a lot of character from the guys and hopefully going forward, we get results. We were unlucky not to get a result tonight.

 

FC DALLAS MIDFIELDER JULIAN DE GUZMAN

On playing first game with the team:

The result was something we wished for, but the guys showed determination and the will to win. We had some chances in the first half and just couldn’t find the back of the net. In the second half we came out with hunger even though we were down two goals. Overall, the guys showed good determination and good effort.

On adjustment of new team:

Normally it takes time, but just playing with these guys today, I could see myself getting really comfortable really fast. There are some good players around me in the squad and they like to play. Today was a good opportunity to finally play with the guys and there were a lot of good moments in the game. We need to work off of that and we can only get better.

 

 

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOP

On match:

Dallas played great tonight. I’m sure they will tell you they deserved to win. They came out with so much speed and it gave us problems on our backline. Having said that, we also had some great opportunities and other chances where we could have finished them off. They played well enough to have that last penalty kick to equalize. It goes to show the strength of our conference where there isn’t much separation from top to bottom.

On defensive performance:

I always say that every game in this league is difficult and it showed tonight. We were tested until the final whistle. Dallas had more than a handful of corner kicks in the first half, but the defensive unit found a way to clear the ball, preventing any further chances. Then Jason (Hernandez) and (Victor) Bernardez did a great job in the middle soaking up pressure and stopping most of their attack. Overall, it was a solid defensive performance by our team.

 
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER MARVIN CHAVEZ

On first goal of the season:

To be honest, I had a dream I was going to score my first goal tonight. I still have good friends playing for Dallas and I am happy I was able to score against my former club. It was a beautiful play all around. Everything about the goal was special. From the cross to the roar of the crowd, it was a moment I will not forget.

On recent play by San Jose:

This team never stops fighting. We play with enormous hearts and we play for each other. Every match we are getting better and better. We are finding different ways to win, which is the characteristic of a winning club. I believe this team is headed in the right direction and if we can continue to work hard, we can reach our ultimate goal by the end of the year.

 
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER JASON HERNANDEZ

On defensive effort:

The boys did a great job of doing whatever it took to shut Dallas down. Everybody contributed tonight. It was a great collective effort.

On FC Dallas’ performance:

Credit Dallas for coming in here and testing us all night long. They had a lot of pace and were able to get more shots off than we would have liked to see, but I can’t say enough about our team’s character and determination. We fought until the end and came away with another three points.

Emilio Rentería, delantero de Columbus es multado y suspendido

 
 
NUEVA YORK (Martes, 17 de julio, 2012) – El Comité Disciplinario de la Major League Soccer ha suspendido a Emilio Rentería, delantero del Columbus Crew, por un partido y lo ha multado con una suma no revelada por el cabezazo que le dio a Paulo Nagamura del Sporting Kansas City en el minuto 68 del partido celebrado el sábado, 14 de julio. (VIDEO) 
Las multas recolectadas serán donadas a MLS W.O.R.K.S., la iniciativa de Major League Soccer de ayuda comunitaria y para el Union de Jugadores de la MLS.
 
 
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Fabian Castillo leads FC Dallas to 2-1 victory at Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Saturday, July 14) – FC Dallas netted two goals in the final 30 minutes of the match to defeat the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, tonight at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Dallas was led by young Colombian Fabian Castillo, who had a hand in both goals for the visitors.

 

Colorado started the match on the offensive, winning several set piece opportunities in the first 25 minutes of the match. The most dangerous came in the 18th minute when Martin Rivero lobbed a ball into the six-yard box for Jaime Castrillon, who beat his marker but was unable to keep his header from rising over the crossbar.

 

FC Dallas midfielder Ricardo Villar, who was making his first start since returning from injury, helped turn the match in Dallas’ favor near the 29th minute. The Brazilian midfielder drew a free kick at the top right corner of the area, 25 yards from goal. David Ferreira took the kick, picking out Zach Loyd at the back post. Loyd rose above a pack of players to win the header, but was unable to keep his shot on frame.

 

Dallas’ pressure came to a point in the 36th minute, when Ferreira and Andrew Jacobson combined in the middle of the park. Jacobson took a return pass from Ferreira before pushing the ball out to Castillo on the left flank. Castillo beat his defender with a speed move down the left side of the box before centering a pass for Brek Shea to finish. Shea was first to the ball, but sent a hard volley just over the crossbar.

 

The Rapids best chance of the half came in the 41st minute when Luis Zapata made a cutting run through the center of Dallas’ defense. Zapata received a return pass Conor Casey and was in on goal when he fired a rising shot towards the far post. FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman kept the defender off the board by diving high to his left side and punching the shot away from danger.

 

FC Dallas got off to a quick start to begin the second half when Jacobson chipped a ball into space for Shea. Shea fought with two Rapids defenders to win the ball back before giving way to Villar, who hit a first-touch volley screaming over the crossbar.

 

Seconds later, Cummings gave Colorado a 1-0 lead via a counterattack. Casey set up the play after controlling the ball 35 yards from goal and slipping a through ball to Cummings, who came darting in from the right flank. Cummings walked in one-on-one with Hartman and looked back post before hammering a low shot past the goalkeeper at the near side.

 

Both teams traded quality goal-scoring opportunities before Carlos Rodriguez pulled the match back level with a well-placed header in the 60th minute. The play began with an FC Dallas corner kick that was cleared out to the left flank. Castillo recovered the ball there, and sent a precise cross to the back post for Rodriguez, who had just come on in place of Villar in the 57th minute. Unmarked, Rodriguez nodded a simple header to the back post that gave Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens no chance to save.

 

Cummings nearly picked up his second goal of the match in the 72nd minute. Tony Casico ran down a through ball on the right flank and cut a pass back for a late-arriving Cummings, who hammered a shot off the outside of the near post.

 

Hartman made another outstanding save, this time on Jeff Larentowicz in the 76th minute. Off of a Rapids corner kick, Larentowicz broke to the near post and redirected a header on goal. Fortunately for Dallas, Hartman read the run from the beginning and collected the shot almost directly off Larentowicz’s head to keep the match level.

 

Castillo put FC Dallas in front for good in the 81st minute when Ferreira hit a sharp through ball to the feet of Rodriguez. Well inside the area, Rodriguez cut back to avoid Pickens before bending a shot to the far post. There, Colorado’s Larentowicz recovered in time to head the ball off the goal line, but the clearance only went as far as Castillo, who cut to his right and buried a hard shot into the center of the net for a 2-1 lead.

 

Scoring Summary:
COL – Omar Cummings (Conor Casey) 51
DAL – Carlos Rodriguez (Fabian Castillo) 60
DAL – Castillo 81

FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, Matt Hedges, Hernan Pertuz, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea (Scott Sealy 82), Daniel Hernandez, Andrew Jacosbon (James Marcelin 73), David Ferriera, Ricardo Villar (Carlos Rodriguez 57), Fabian Castillo.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Bryan Leyva, Jackson, Victor Ulloa.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Brek Shea 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Carlos Rodriguez 2); FOULS: 13 (Brek Shea 3); OFFSIDES: 1 (Brek Shea 1); CORNER KICKS: 8 (David Ferreira 7); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3).

 

Colorado Rapids – Matt Pickens, Drew Moor, Luis Zapata, Hunter Freeman, Marvell Wynne, Jeff Larentowicz, Martin Rivero, Jaime Castrillon (Jamie Smith 68), Brian Mullan (Tony Cascio 71), Conor Casey, Omar Cummings.

Substitutes Not Used: Wells Thompson, Tyrone Marshall, Edu, Steward Ceus.

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Omar Cummings 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (four players tied); FOULS: 14 (Omar Cummings 4); OFFSIDES: 2 (Omar Cummings, Conor Casey 1); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Martin Rivero 4); SAVES: 3 (Matt Pickens 3)
Misconduct Summary:
DAL – Fabian Castillo (caution) 57

Referee: Yader Reyes
Referee’s Assistants: Mike Kampmelinert, Mike Rottersman
4th Official: Mark Declouet
Attendance: 13,284
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Cloudy, 93 degrees

 

Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas Head Coach

On the opening 15 minutes:

The first 15-18 minutes we were really back on our heels. The thing that changed was moving Brek [Shea] into a striker position and moving Fabian [Castillo] onto the flank. Brek was really unable to keep the balls over there with Hunter [Freeman] and he became a handful for the two center backs. That started opening it up for us. We were doing a little bit better, being a little bit more dangerous and Castillo did a good job tracking back and working. Colorado didn’t have as many services as they did that first 18-19 minutes.

 

On defending Colorado’s counter attack:

We had talked about Daniel Hernandez just holding that center midfield a little bit better, just staying there. What was happening is the strikers were stepping back, [Conor] Casey was stepping back and getting balls and [Martin] Rivero would step in that space and carry balls and what was happening is that was the ball that was leading to Omar [Cummings]. We finally got it straight with our center backs, not to check back with Conor and let him go. We didn’t think he would score from that distance and we didn’t think he would make the same killer pass that Rivero would make.

On the team vibe after snapping winless streak:

We’ve gone I don’t know how many games, 14 without a win, maybe more. The last time we won was April 14 and we talked about it. We try to really keep the pressure off these guys. We’ve been going without six or seven starters. The result is the result. The thing I’ve said to these guys is we’ve fought in every game. In every game we fight and we just don’t find the way to get the win, or we beat ourselves or we get fatigued. Right now you see David Ferreira coming back. This is his third game in a row. He’s the one that’s making the passes. He’s the one that’s getting others to work harder.

 

Kevin Hartman, FC Dallas Goalkeeper

On snapping the streak:

We’re a group that really works hard and it has been disappointing to put together a winless streak as long as it was. It’s always great to enjoy and celebrate victories and there hasn’t been a lot of rewarding ourselves lately, so to have gotten a win in a very difficult environment tonight, it means a lot to us. Hopefully it will give us some confidence going into San Jose, and maybe we can put together a stretch of wins that will put us back in the hunt.

On lineup changes because of injuries:

It doesn’t seem like we’ve gotten very many breaks in terms of injuries. Someone will get healthy, and then someone will go down. We’ve got a few guys with concussion symptoms. It comes down to we fight and we work, and we try our best to get victories and points. Unfortunately when you’re missing the amount of talent that we are missing from injuries, it becomes more difficult to compete. Some guys have stepped in and done admirably. We continue to look forward to more guys getting healthy, but tonight, it’s a step in the right direction.

On the appearance of a lack of celebration after ending the streak:

The way things have gone for us this year, we don’t have time to sit there and celebrate. We don’t have the ability to let anything slip away. We ended the end of the game very professionally. Plus, you’re playing in Colorado, so it’s not like you have a lot of extra energy at any point during the game to do just start doing any dances or anything. You want to get back to midfield, make sure you are prepared for the next opportunity that Colorado might get and we did that well tonight. We were very professional with the game and did a great job coming back from a 1-0 deficit.

 

 

Fabian Castillo, FC Dallas Forward

On the open space on his game-winning goal:

The play started with Carlos [Rodriguez] getting a good shot on goal, where the ‘keeper had to deflect it into space where there was two FC Dallas players. Fortunately, I was able to get on top of it, create some separation with my first touch, and put it in. It was good motivation for me to get on the score sheet.

On lack of celebration after breaking the winless streak:

At this point there was no reason to celebrate because we haven’t accomplished anything. We talked at the beginning of the game about being six points behind Colorado and trying to get three points tonight. We have a very difficult game coming up in San Jose. We got the three points tonight. We’re going to look forward to getting three points at San Jose. Once we start collecting more wins then we can start thinking about celebrating.

 

 

Oscar Pareja, Colorado Rapids Head Coach

On five losses in the past six games:

Now we need to get results and get things done. In a game like tonight, it’s probably a reflection of what has been happening in many of the games. We do a lot of good things, but then we don’t finalize the job and then that happens. It is frustrating, but we cannot lose our heads. I don’t want the group to lose their heads, because it’s a fragile moment when you don’t get results, and you’ve got to keep going.

On giving up a lead at home for the second time:

Obviously, this one hurts a lot because the guys were coming out of two hard games and they didn’t get the result. And now they put the game up 1-0 and then have options, but then you have to have that killer instinct and get things done. And we didn’t, we let the other team react and we gave up two goals on a lack of concentration, and that’s what it is. The game is a whole thing, not just doing it for some parts and for some moments. It’s 90 plus minutes and we end up just paying for it.

On which of the two goals against was most frustrating:

I’d say both of them honestly, but the first one is a ball that we discussed during the week. Because it happened in Seattle, we don’t clear the ball and then it comes in a second ball and we don’t pick our guys. That frustrates me, but as I say it’s difficult and I don’t want them to lose their heads. I want them to be on their feet and I know it’s hard, it’s a very difficult moment, but we have to stick together. This is a moment where we’re going to see who really wants to be here.

Matt Pickens, Colorado Rapids goalkeeper

On the loss and the state of the team:

It’s a little concerning right now. I think the way we’re representing our club on our home field is pretty damn embarrassing. We think we have something and then we come out with nothing, and it’s become a trend. Now we’ve got to dig real deep going on the road and hopefully we get something out of these games coming up, but it doesn’t get easier for us. But like I said, it’s embarrassing to represent the club this way.

On adding new players to solve the problem:

I think it’s that we win as a team and we lose as a team. It was just a lot of players came from the left side and they came off some set pieces on the first goal again. We just lacked concentration, and maybe a little lack of hard and a little lack of knowing where our guys are at and thinking someone else is going to pick them up. I don’t know what it is but I’ve got to go back and look, but we just gave them the game again here and it’s unacceptable.

On his frustration level:

You know this is the toughest stretch I think I’ve ever been on as a soccer player. But you can’t do anything but get back on the field and keep working. And one of these is just going to turn around for us, hopefully it comes on Wednesday. We’ve got a quick turnaround with the game on Wednesday. Right now it hurts but we’ve got to put that past us as fast as we can and start representing the club the way we should be.

 

Drew Moor, Colorado Rapids defender

On the first goal:

The first one it was one of those where the corner kick was just kind of a half clearance. We stepped up, but some guys didn’t follow their man and left the guy wide open, and he’s one of the smallest guys on the field and he heads it in. You’ve got to stay marked, if it’s a half clearance you’ve got to stay marked and we weren’t marked up. It’s just accountability, that’s winning your one-v-one matchups.

On the concentration of the back line:

I don’t think the first one was a lack of concentration in the back, I think it’s whoever’s man scored wasn’t marking him. The second one was a break, I think we got caught on the wrong side of the first guy that got the shot off before I headed it away. Luis [Zapata] might have thought he was offside but he caught the wrong side of his man and that causes us problems. Whether that’s a lack of concentration or not we just gave up another couple of bad goals. But it’s the same old story, I’m tired of it, and I know these guys are tired of it. We’ve got to put this behind us. It’s not time to get frustrated. And as easy as it would be and as much as everybody wants to be frustrated, it’s a big week and we’ve got to try to put this one behind us and learn from those mistakes that we made.