Chivas USA es propiedad de Jorge Vergara y Angélica Fuentes


Los Angeles, California.- Chivas USA ha anunciado este miércoles que Jorge Vergara y Angélica Fuentes han adquirido el 50 por ciento restante de propiedad de sus anteriores socios, Antonio y Lorenzo Cué, haciendo a Vergara y Fuentes los dueños absolutos del equipo de futbol de la MLS Chivas USA.

 

Los Hermanos Cué eran actualmente los Operadores de Chivas USA. Anteriormente Jorge Vergara y Angélica Fuentes tenían el 50 por ciento de Chivas USA y han sido parte de los dueños del club desde su creación en el 2004.

 

“Estamos encantados de adquirir el 50 por ciento restante de Chivas USA”, señaló Angélica Fuentes. “Estamos muy emocionados por el futuro que tendrá  Chivas USA”, agregó Vergara.

 

Adicional a Chivas USA, Jorge Vergara, Presidente del Consejo de Administración del Grupo Omnilife – Chivas y Angélica Fuentes, Presidente Ejecutiva del Grupo Omnilife – Chivas, desde el 2002 poseen a uno de los clubes de futbol más éxitosos, el Club Deportivo Guadalajara, conocido como Chivas.

 

Además de ser parte de su creación en el 2004, los copropietarios de Chivas USA Antonio y Lorenzo Cué colaboraron con varios comités de dueños de la MLS para llevar a la liga estadounidense a crecer de 12 a 19 equipos en los Estados Unidos y Canadá.

 

“Ha sido un gran honor el estar en la MLS y estamos muy orgullosos del papel que hemos jugado para el crecimiento de la liga”, dijo Antonio Cué, “Hemos disfrutado nuestro tiempo en Chivas USA y queremos dar las gracias a nuestros compañeros, propietarios y a la oficina de la liga”.

 

“Chivas USA entró a la MLS en el 2005 en una etapa crítica para el futbol en Norte América”, dijo Don Garber, Comisionado de la MLS, “Antonio y Lorenzo Cué han sido dueños y grandes apasionados, además de socios durante los últimos 8 años. Quiero agradecerle enteramente a la familia Cué por su apoyo y confianza en el futbol de los Estados Unidos. Esperamos trabajar de cerca con Jorge y Angélica como nuevos socios del Club”.

Ben Olsen y FC Dallas multados por Comité de la MLS

 


 

NUEVA YORK (29 de agosto, 2012) – El Comité Disciplinario de la MLS ha multado al director técnico del D.C. United Ben Olsen por una suma no revelada por criticar públicamente a los árbitros después del partido entre D.C. United y Philadelphia Union el 19 de agosto.

 

 

Adicionalmente, FC Dallas ha sido multado por una suma no revelada por conducta inapropiada en la banca después del partido contra Real Salt Lake celebrado el 17 de agosto.

 

 

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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Argentino Higuaín nombrado Jugador de la Semana

 

NUEVA YORK (Lunes, 27 de agosto, 2012) – El delantero argentino Federico Higuaín del Columbus Crew ha sido elegido Jugador de la Semana de la MLS en la Jornada 25 por el North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

 

 

Higuaín fue pieza clave para que el Crew venciera al Toronto FC y al New England Revolution, anotando tres goles y consiguiendo una asistencia.

 

 

En sus primeros tres partidos en la MLS, Higuaín ha marcado tres goles y ha obtenido dos asistencias, guiando al Columbus a dos victorias y un empate, buscando posicionarse entre los clasificados a Los Playoffs.

 

 

Este honor es el primero en la carrera de Higuaín en la MLS, siendo firmado como Jugador Franquicia hace un mes, el 27 de junio. Es el tercer jugador del Columbus Crew en ser nombrado Jugador de la Semana esta temporada, anteriormente lo consiguieron Emilio Rentería (semana 12) y Jairo Arrieta (semana 21).

 

 

Goles de Federico Higuaín: Gol 1 Gol 2 Gol 3

 

Mejores jugadas del partido ante Toronto FC: OPRIMA AQUÍ

 

Mejores jugadas del partido ante New England Revolution: OPRIMA AQUÍ

 

 

Los nominados al Gol de la Semana AT&T

 

Los fanáticos y los medios de comunicación  pueden votar por uno de estos cinco goles, a través de un mensaje de texto al 22442:

 

  • Jairo Arrieta (CLB) CLB vs NE (envíe G1 como mensaje de texto)
  • Marco Di Vaio (MTL) MTL vs DC (envíe G2 como mensaje de texto)
  • Federico Higuaín (CLB) CLB vs NE (envíe G3 como mensaje de texto)
  • Fredy Montero (SEA) CHI vs SEA (envíe G4 como mensaje de texto)
  • Simon Dawkins (SJ) SJ vs DAL (envíe G5 como mensaje de texto)

 

LA Galaxy defeat FC Dallas 2-0


CARSON, Calif. (Sunday, Aug. 26) – The L.A. Galaxy scored twice in the second half to claim a 2-0 win over visiting FC Dallas in front of 21,933 fans at the Home Depot Center Sunday afternoon.

 

With the loss FC Dallas (8-12-8) remains five points behind Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the battle for the final Western Conference playoff spot. The Dallas side hosts second-place Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 2 where a positive result could set up a very important match with the Whitecaps on Sept. 15 at FC Dallas Stadium.

 

While the Galaxy maintained the majority of possession early in the match, the Dallas defense held, breaking up several dangerous opportunities in the home side’s attacking third. Veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman went to work early, making a diving save to his right in just the sixth minute after a Dallas foul set up a trademark David Beckham free kick in front of the 18-yard box.

 

Five minutes later, FC Dallas saw perhaps its best opportunity of the first half dashed when Todd Dunivant tackled Fabian Castillo as the speedy Colombian sprinted towards the goal. Dunivant was shown a yellow card for his effort, marking the first of four bookings for the home side on the night.

 

Moments later, Andrew Jacobson tested Galaxy ‘keeper Josh Saunders from the top of the box, forcing Saunders to stretch out for a one-handed save at his far post.

 

In the 38th minute it was Castillo once again who threatened for the visitors. David Ferreira played a diagonal ball through for the young midfielder. Unfortunately for Dallas, Saunders was quick off his line and met Castillo at the ball, knocking the shot off target and sending Castillo tumbling. Castillo received treatment on the sideline and came back on the field briefly before subbing out for Blas Perez in the 41st minute.

 

The home side finally broke through the stalemate in the 66th minute, when second-half substitute Jose Villarreal dispossessed a Dallas defender and found a streaking Juninho for the game-winner. In the 84th minute, Dunivant added a bit of insurance for the Galaxy. Dunivant brought the ball down the flank, and then played it through to Robbie Keane, who took a touch before tapping the ball out to Michael Stephens who then found Dunivant making a run down the middle of the box for the second Galaxy goal of the night.

 

Scoring Summary:
LA – Juninho (Jose Villarreal) 66
LA – Todd Dunivant (Michael Stephens, Robbie Keane) 84

FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, George John, Matt Hedges, Jair Benitez, Fabian Castillo (Blas Perez 41), David Ferreira, Andrew Jacobson (Daniel Hernandez 80), Julian de Guzman, Brek Shea, Jackson (Hernan Pertuz 86).
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Carlos Rodriguez, Bruno Guarda, James Marcelin.

TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (Jackson 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Jackson 2); FOULS: 11 (George John 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Blas Perez 2); CORNER KICKS: 2 (David Ferreira 2); SAVES: 4 (Kevin Hartman 4).

 

L.A. Galaxy – Josh Saunders, Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant, Hector Jimenez (Jose Villarreal 59), David Beckham (Michael Stephens 78), Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas, Robbie Keane, Mike Magee (Pat Noonan 88).
Substitutes Not Used: Brian Perk, Bryan Gaul, Tommy Meyer, Kenney Walker.

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (David Beckham 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (David Beckham 2); FOULS: 13 (Todd Dunivant 3); OFFSIDES: 1 (Marcelo Sarvas 1); CORNER KICKS: 6 (David Beckham 6); SAVES: 5 (Josh Saunders 5).

Misconduct Summary:
LA – Todd Dunivant (caution) 11
LA – Sean Franklin (caution) 27
LA – Marcelo Sarvas (caution) 72
DAL – Blas Perez (caution) 90+
LA – Omar Gonzalez (caution) 90+

Referee: Kevin Stott
Referee’s Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, Corey Parker
4th Official: Juan Guzman
Attendance: 21,933
Time of Game: 1:53
Weather: Clear and 75 degrees

 

Comments

FC Dallas Head Coach Schellas Hyndman
On the mistake that led to the first goal:
“Sometimes you see that at all levels. You saw it today; you saw it in the Liverpool game. You just make a bad mistake and they capitalize on it. I was glad to see the guys continue to fight.”
On Jose Villarreal coming in and changing the game:
“He’s very active, and he’s got a desire to get forward. They’ve got him playing a little bit more simply, and he brought a lot of energy. At that point in time we’re trying to get a goal, so that makes it easier for players like him.”
On Castillo’s injury impacting the match:
“Well of course we had to make a change, it forced us to bring Blas (Perez) on, we weren’t sure, we thought Blas could maybe give us a good 30 minutes but he had to come on earlier. If you remember earlier in the game, Castillo was causing LA quite a bit of problems because of his speed and explosion. Our game plan was to stress the defense and have good flank play, and I think when he got hurt we lost that good flank play.”
On the Galaxy applying pressure:
“Well they cut down the passing lanes, so they kept on forcing us to go out, and when we did go out they got good numbers around the ball. LA does a really good job recovering, and we know that when they get a lead they’re really hard to break out.”
On falling back in the playoff hunt:
“It was a pretty heads’ down locker room, it’s not like the first time we’ve lost but the heads are down because we got three very good results and we had planned for a fourth good result. We know we’re running out of games.”

 

FC Dallas Midfielder Brek Shea

On the difference between the two halves:
“I think in the second half we had just as many chances as they did, we just didn’t capitalize on them and the one where David (Ferreira) got through. We had a couple chances we could have scored, but just we didn’t. And then (on) their second goal we were kind of pushing and they just got a goal.”
On their recent form and the playoff push:
“We’re just looking at it one game at a time, trying to get as many points as we can in each game. Obviously tonight doesn’t help us, but if we can get points then we have a better chance of getting into the playoffs but I don’t want to sit here and say ‘this is what we have to do to get into the playoffs,’ that’s not really anything, we just need to play and take it one day at a time.”

 

FC Dallas Midfielder Andrew Jacobson
On their recent form and how the loss affects that:
“I think we’re still in great form, it’s definitely a hiccup and a lost opportunity to get closer in the playoffs and catch some people, but it’s definitely not over. I thought we gave ourselves a good chance, we were in the game and made unfortunate mistakes. That’s part of the game, it just didn’t bounce our way today.”
On what they struggled with:
“Yeah I think we could have been a little more clinical in certain parts of the field, but I think overall we did well. They’re a fantastic team, very organized, great at home. They know exactly what they’re doing. I thought we gave them as few opportunities as possible but we had a couple of chances with thee or four guys running at three or four of them and sometimes they go in and sometimes they don’t.”

On bouncing back and moving forward:
“We have to win next weekend at home. We got a big home game and we’re gonna be looking for nothing but three points, for sure. We have to just keep playing our game, we can’t go in pretending we’re something we’re not, and with the players we have, we have to play attacking soccer and we’re going to have to do that next weekend, for sure, looking for three points.”

 

 

LA Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena
Overall thoughts on the game:
“It was a good game. A good game, against a good team, and a big game, so we’re moving in the right direction, we just got to keep moving forward.”
On the teams’ defensive effort:
“I think it was real good, and, you know, a few miscues during the game but I thought Josh Saunders had an outstanding game. I think the partnership with AJ [DeLaGarza] and Omar [Gonzalez] continues to grow. I thought [Todd] Dunivant and [Sean] Franklin had real good games. A real solid effort, you know, this was a real good team we beat today. They were certainly ready to play, they pushed us hard. These are the kind of games we have to be able to win, you know, capitalize on a mistake, get a goal and do your defending. And we did that tonight, so that’s a great three points for our group.”
On the play of Jose Villarreal:
“I thought Jose was outstanding. A really alert play to help set up the first goal and really just a solid 30 minutes. He did quite well.”
On the play of Sean Franklin:
“It was good. Defensively he was very good. I thought second half, getting forward, times, his passing, he matched up against good players all day in either [Fabian] Castillo, or [Brek] Shea or Jackson, and did a solid job. I think he’s real good on both sides of the ball.”
On the play of David Beckham:
“David was a little sick. There’s a virus going around that he caught and for David to hang in there was outstanding. Showed great leadership on his part, he was not feeling well today.”

 

LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham
On the importance of the victory:
“Obviously it was an important win just because they were in good form and they were coming up close. We knew that they were playing well and we needed to be on form. It wasn’t the prettiest of games that we’ve played, but I think three points was a big one today.”
On getting a win out of a close game:
“The important part was that we [battled for a result] because there’s many times this season that it hasn’t happened. It was an important one today to do that, like I said it was a big one.”
On his individual performance:
“After an hour of sleep, throwing up all night it’s never easy, but two of the kids are the same so I just got through it. I think at the end of the day I played almost 80 minutes and I didn’t feel great, but the important part was the three points.”

 

 LA Galaxy forward Jose Villarreal
On the play that led to the first goal and his assist:
“The defender was caught asleep and I managed to pressure him pretty hard. It bounced off my foot and I took a touch right around the keeper. I saw Juninho [with a] open shot and I just passed it to him.”
On getting past the keeper:
“Obviously the nerves kick in, but you’ve got to be able to stay focused and finish the play.”

On whether he is starting to feel like he belongs:
“I always felt like I belonged here. I grew up here and I always came to watch the games here when I was small. So now that I have the chance to play here I’m happy. I think I belong here.”

 

LA Galaxy Defender Todd Dunivant

On his goal:
“I saw a good opportunity to get forward and Mike Stephens put a good ball in and they kind of looked away and let me through and it was just me and the keeper, so I was fortunate enough to put it in and took a little pressure off of us and kind of seal up the game.”
On the Western Conference race:
“Yeah, real good tune-up, I mean, a lot of these games are conference games and team’s we’re trying to catch. Still have [Real] Salt Lake again, and Seattle [Sounders FC] again, so these are good games for us. Tonight was a huge statement, to kind of, not necessarily put Dallas out of it but at least give a little distance for us. They’ve been playing so well and climbing up the table and if they won tonight it was a two point lead for us. Obviously, it was a big game and we wanted to come out strong.”
On aiming for the Supporters’ Shield:
“That’s not necessarily on our minds. I mean, we’d love to, and you’d love to win out, but that’s not necessarily realistic and that’s not necessarily the right mentality. For us, it’s just about climbing the table and we wanted to get in the playoffs and we wanted to get to forth, and obviously you just want to just keep playing and that’s our goal. We’re not looking at trying to win the [Supporters’] Shield at this point. That’s not on our radar, if that happens, that would be great but that’s not something we’re talking about day to day.”

 

LA Galaxy Defender Omar Gonzalez

On what the defense did well against the Dallas attack:
“When they did have the ball and when they were trying to run behind us we just dropped and got to the space before them. And then when they moved the ball backwards we took that space up. I thought our whole team did a good job in putting pressure on them and we all just felt good tonight.”
On getting the shutout:
“Shutouts are what we defenders play for and we just want to keep on getting shutouts and it makes it easier for us to win the games, all we’ve got to do is score one goal, two goals and then we walk away with the win.”
On his personal performance:
“I find myself getting better each game and more confident. Just got to keep on moving forward, take the mistakes that I make, look them over after the game and move on from there and try not to make the same mistake twice.”

Ferreira liderará FC Dallas frente a los Galaxy

 

Panameño Blas Pérez retornará  al ataque

Teniendo como arma principal a David Ferreira que asumió el control del equipo  el FC Dallas enfrentará el domingo 26 de agosto en el Home Depot Center a los Angeles Galaxy que todavía sigue aventajando al cuadro texano por cinco puntos  en la tabla de la conferencia Oeste.

Los dos últimos resultados donde sumaron 6 puntos de seis posibles  han ayudado enormemente a los  dirigidos por Hyndman y han cambiado el rumbo por el que hasta hace un mes se estaba yendo, para ahora convertirse en una amenaza  con el que seguramente nadie quiere enfrentarse.

“Todos sabemos que la temporada no nos ha ido como esperábamos. Comenzamos sin David (Ferreira) que estaba entenando con nosotros jugó en Disney y otra parte de su pie sufrió rotura, eso fue muy decepcionante. Por eso tratamos de movernos rápido, lo que no esperábamos es que Villar (Ricardo) se lesionara tan rápido, Ugo (Ihemelu) se lesionó y todas las otras lesiones que vinieron, contra Houston jugamos sin siete titulares entonces cual era nuestra expectativa real?”, se pregunta Hyndman.

“Ahora, David (Ferreira)  está de vuelta, los jugadores han recuperado confianza, Ferreira es un jugador que marca la diferencia, nuestro equipo ha trabajado mucho mejor, en tiempo récord ha jugado 10 partidos, fue nombrado Jugador de la Semana en la MLS, un jugador que ha estado fuera 15 meses y sufrido tres operaciones, eso dice mucho de él”.

Ferreira convirtió el segundo gol de Dallas contra Real Salt Lake en los últimos segundos de tiempo extra cosiguiendo por primera vez en el año la tercera victoria consecutiva para sus colores. Es el lider de su equipo en asistencias con seis y ha anotado dos goles que significaron el triunfo.

Sobre esto Hyndman comenta “si se ve los tres últimos partidos no podíamos estar mejor. Como equipo estamos jugando mucho mejor, con confianza y estamos empezando a jugar con más inteligencia sin hacernos sacar tarjetas tontas o tarjetas rojas; ahora la bola está comenzando a rebotar en nuestro favor si se acuerdan el disparo de tiro libre de Camilo (Sanvezzo) reventó en el poste, la mayor parte del tiempo este tiro habría ingresado, no sé si Real habría anotado más si Matt (Hedges) permanece en el campo. Pero nuestra defensa está aumentando su producción, Kevin (Hartman) está mejor, los jugadores cooperan unos con otros y David (Ferreira) está controlando el equipo”.

El menudo colombiano asegura que si bien estaba cansado porque Real “es un rival bastante dificil y un campo dificil se siente el ahogo, faltaba poco y la última jugada sabíamos que era importantísimo y teníamos que dar todo, cuando Brek (Shea) me da el pase  lo único que hice fue alzar la cabeza y patear fuerte, gracias a Dios tuve la tranquilidad y oportunidad de concretar esa última chance”.

El partido del domingo es otro gran reto para las aspiraciones de playoff, el retorno de Blas Pérez ha calmado la ansiedad del delantero. Porque no sabía si Pérez iba a retornar pronto es que el comando técnico en este caso Fernando Clavijo (Director Técnico) fue quien viajó en busca de su reemplazante y retornó con Jara.

“No sabíamos lo que iba a pasar con Pérez  cuando fue a operarse y lo que necesitábamos era alguien que sea un anotador probado que nos pueda ayudar en el ataque. Sealey (Scott) se había lesionado, esta es la segunda vez que se lesiona un dia antes del partido y eso es frustrante, Por eso no queríamos ponernos en una situación donde solamente podíamos contar con Jonathan Top o Ruben Luna que sonjóvenes y con futuro pero necesitábamos más experiencia, eso es lo que Jara está trayendo”.

Sobre el retorno de Pérez dijo “ha estado fuera por al menos diez semanas, es bueno tenerlo de vuelta, los muchachos están contentos, hemos estado haciendo bien las cosas sin nuestro delantero número uno. Estuvimos muy contentos de no haberlo llevado a Vancouver y hacerlo jugar en campo artificial, o Salt Lake que fue un partido físicamente fuerte. Esa semana le sirvió para entrenar y retomar su confianza”, dijo Hyndman respecto al retorno del panameño.

Sobre los Galaxy el estratega aseguró “son muy buenos en casa, es uno de los equipos que hace poco vino aqui sin Donovan ni Beckham con estadio lleno y encontró el camino de ganarnos. Ese equipo que jugó contra nosotros talvez fue el más efectivo porque trabajan muy duro y elevan la presión. Espero esa misma presión en Los Angeles pero ahora nosotros somos diferente equipo. Estamos jugando con mayor confianza, estamos recuperado a la gente que estuvo lesionada, creo que será un gran partido.

Fabian Castillo está de acuerdo que ahora las cosas han cambiado “pienso que se apretó la cosa. Cada vez se va a complicar más, como se dice le hemos jodido la forma. Y bueno a tratar de meterse a playoffs y coger puntos en estos partidos que quedan”.

Si el ánimo del cuadro es diferente “Sí,  la verdad se siente diferente cuando uno gana y juega bien, como que no hay que estar bravos ni estar tristes siempre es motivante ganar y eso es bueno para mantener la autoestima del equipo en alto”.
Jugar contra los Galaxy será “difícil, ellos son un buen equipo lo demuestran partido tras partido, son muy bueno con el balón en los pies pero nosotros tenemos lo nuestro, a un gran jugador como David (Ferreira) y más  como Brek (Shea), Jackson que tambien sabe jugar con la pelota por eso creo que va a ser un partido que hay que jugarlo con mucha inteligencia y tratar de robarle la pelota a ellos para poder ganar los tres puntos”.

Mientras que para David Ferreira es un partido “que vale seis puntos y hay que tomarlo como una final”.

 

 
El partido entre FC Dallas y los Angeles Galaxy se jugará el domingo 26 a las 6pm. en el HDC de Carson , California.

Delantero Argentino Matías Jara nuevo jale rojiblanco

 
El delantero argentino Matías Jara se incorporó al FC Dallas luego de firmar contrato con el club hasta fin de año.

 

 
La larga ausencia por lesión del delantero panameño Blas Pérez, fue determinante para que el comando técnico del FC Dallas se lanzara en busca de su reemplazante. En su viaje por Argentina y Brasil Fernando Clavijo, Director Técnico del club, fue quien contactó al jugador con el club texano.

 

 
“No sabiamos lo que iba a pasar con Blas (Pérez) cuando fue a operarse, lo que necesitábamos era alguien que sea un anotador probado alguien que nos pueda ayudar en el ataque. Sealey  se había lesionado, esta es la segunda vez que se lesiona un dia antes del partido y eso es frustrante. Por eso no queríamos ponernos en una situación donde solamente podíamos contar con Jonathan Top o Ruben Luna que son jóvenes y con futuro pero necesitábamos más experiencia, eso es lo que Matías está trayendo”, dijo Schellas Hyndman.

 
Por su parte Jara dijo “mi manager me había dicho para venir aqui, la verdad estoy muy contento por venir a un club tan importante . He estado jugando en Argentina en un equipo de segunda y pasar de nuevo a un equipo de primera  y en otro pais la verdad es un desafio muy lindo para mi”, dijo después de su primera práctica en el Adidas Field de Frisco.

 
Jara que había arribado la semana pasada estuvo con el equipo en Utah. Entrenó, vio el partido y obviamente comenzó a familiarizarse con sus compañeros.

 
“El viernes entrené en Salt Lake City, conocí al equipo un poco ahora iré conociendo a mis compañeros porque hay un buen grupo latinoamericano que me servirá con el idioma porque no entiendo mucho el inglés pero hay buenas personas y buenos jugadores asi es que ojala le siga yendo bien a todos”.

 
Esta semana Jara será  puesto a prueba física y si al comienzo  podrá jugar noventa, cuarenta o veinte minutos., según aseguró Hyndman.

 
Jara (25), jugó la temporada 2011-12 en el equipo Almirante “Guillermo Brown” del puerto de Madryn, provincia de Chubut. Hasta el año pasado estaba jugando en el Chacarita Juniors de tercera división, después de siete partidos pasó al cuadro que acaba de dejar donde jugó 15 partidos anotando dos goles.

 
El próximo domingo FC Dallas enfrentará a los Galaxy de Beckham y Donovan, a lo que Jara dijo “cuando era más joven me he enfrentado a Boca Juniors  y River Plate que tenian grandes jugadores como Riquelme y Palermo a los que siempre de chico lo miraba en la tel y si yo estaba alli era porque estaba a la altura de ellos y si llegué aquí es  por algo.  Beckham y Donovan son grandes jugadores por algo llegaron hasta donde llegaron Beckham en el Real Madrid y Manchester, jugó mundiales pero ahora dentro de una cancha somos once contra once y uno de eso se olvida todo asi es que podamos ir alla y ganarles”.

 
Aún así Jara define su estilo de juego como el de Herny “de joven siempre lo admiré, me gust más por mi posición tengo más o menos su característica  de juego y siempre lo trato de mirar”.

 

Esta semana será de pruebas físicas y después se le verá en el campo para determinar al principio cuánto puede jugar 90, 40 ó 20 minutos, según afirmó Hyndman.

Comité Disciplinario sanciona a Koffie, Camara y Bernárdez


 

NUEVA YORK (21 de agosto, 2012) – Basado en los partidos del pasado fin de semana, el Comité Disciplinario de la MLS tomó las siguientes decisiones:

 

 

  • El defensor Gershon Koffie es suspendido un partido y multado por una suma no revelada por poner en peligro la integridad de su rival, Andy Rose, mediocampista del Seattle Sounders FC, al minuto 91 del partido celebrado el 18 de agosto. Koffie también fue multado con una suma adicional por realizar gestos impropios al minuto 91.

 

 

  • El defensor Hassoun Camara es suspendido un partido adicional y multado por una suma no revelada por su conducta violenta en contra de Steven Lenhart, delantero del San Jose Earthquakes, al minuto 19 del partido del 18 de agosto. El arbitro le mostró la tarjeta roja a Camara por lo que será suspendido un total de dos partidos.

 

 

  • El defensor Víctor Bernárdez del San Jose Earthquakes es suspendido un partido y multado por una suma no revelada por poner en peligro la integridad de su oponente Lamar Neagle, defensor del Montreal Impact, al minuto 25 del partido del 18 de agosto.

 

 

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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Ruben Luna loaned to NASL’s San Antonio Scorpions

Homegrown forward can be recalled at any time

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2012) – FC Dallas Homegrown forward Ruben Luna will join the NASL’s San Antonio Scorpions this week for the remainder of 2012. Dallas can recall Luna any time, if needed.

 

“Just as we did with Moises Hernandez, we thought this was a good opportunity for a young player to get the games he needs to continue his development,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “It’s nice having a team like San Antonio so geographically close. It gives Ruben the chance to really speed up the growth process, without us having to send him too far away.”

 

Luna signed with FC Dallas as a Homegrown player on July 30, 2010. That year he scored a team-high 26 goals in 29 appearances for the FC Dallas U-18 Academy and was named to the U.S. U-18 Development Academy Starting XI. Last season, the then-19-year-old forward appeared in 15 MLS games for the professional team, scoring his lone goal of the year in the regular-season finale, a 4-2 loss to San Jose. In 2012, Luna has appeared in seven games, making two starts and scoring one goal.

 

Luna also led the MLS Reserve League in goals with 10 during the 2011 season. He found the back of the net twice in a CONCACAF Champions League match against Tauro FC on Sept. 28, 2011, to lead FC Dallas in goals scored during the competition. Luna also picked up his first two goals of the 2012 MLS Reserve League on May 1 as FC Dallas Reserves drew Sporting Kansas City Reserves 2-2.

 

The San Antonio side has already clinched a playoff berth for the 2012 NASL season and is home to several former FC Dallas players, including Aaron Pitchkolan, Blake Wagner and Jeff Cunningham. Cunningham and Luna were teammates in 2010. San Antonio is 12-6-4 on the season. They have six regular-season games remaining.

www.FCDallas.com

 

 

David Ferreira elegido Jugador de la Semana de la MLS

 

 

GOLES DE FERREIRA Y CASTILLO NOMINADOS PARA GOL DE LA SEMANA

 

 

NUEVA YORK (Lunes, 20 de agosto, 2012) – El mediocampista colombiano David Ferreira del FC Dallas ha sido elegido Jugador de la Semana de la MLS en la Jornada 24 por el North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

 

En las dos victorias que consiguió el FC Dallas como visitantes contra los Vancouver Whitecaps FC y Real Salt Lake, Ferreira consiguió tres asistencias y anotó el gol del triunfo el pasado sábado.

 

En los últimos seis partidos en la MLS, el colombiano Ferreira ha anotado dos goles y conseguido seis asistencias, ayudando al FC Dallas a conseguir tres triunfos consecutivos por primera vez en la temporada 2012.

 

Este nombramiento como Jugador de la Semana es el segundo en la carrera del Jugador Más Valioso de la MLS 2010 y el primero que recibe un jugador del FC Dallas esta temporada.

 

Gol de David Ferreira: OPRIMA AQUÍ

 

Mejores jugadas del partido ante Vancouver Whitecaps FC: OPRIMA AQUÍ

 

Mejores jugadas del partido ante Real Salt Lake: OPRIMA AQUÍ

 

Los nominados al Gol de la Semana AT&T

 

Los fanáticos y los medios de comunicación  pueden votar por uno de estos cinco goles, a través de un mensaje de texto al 22442:

 

  • Fabián Castillo (DAL) RSL vs DAL (envíe G1 como mensaje de texto)
  • Lamar Neagle (MTL) MTL vs SJ (envíe G2 como mensaje de texto)
  • Brad Davis (HOU) HOU vs CLB (envíe G3 como mensaje de texto)
  • David Ferreira (DAL) RSL vs DAL (envíe G4 como mensaje de texto)
  • Cole Grossman (CLB) HOU vs CLB (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.

 

David Ferreira late goal gives Dallas it’s third straight win

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Saturday, Aug. 18) – FC Dallas earned its first win in Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium tonight. David Ferreira was the catalyst of Dallas’ attack, picking up a goal and assist in the team’s third-straight victory.

FC Dallas opened the match on the attack, forcing Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando to make two saves in the opening six minutes. Real Salt Lake countered in the 11th minute, when Javier Morales played Fabian Espindola in on goal. Espindola walked down the left side of the area, before striking a hard shot to the near post. MLS veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman was there to record the save, diving high to his right side to slap the ball over the end line.

Hartman made a second huge save on Espindola in the 30th minute. The Real Salt Lake forward received the ball on the right flank, stepped inside a defender and blasted a low shot towards the front post. Hartman was there, making a diving two-handed save low to his left side to keep the match level, 0-0.
FC Dallas was under heavy pressure again in the 35th minute. An attempted clearance by defender Jair Benitez was intercepted by Real Salt Lake defender Tony Beltran, who was 35 yards from goal. Beltran walked the ball 10 yards up field before hammering a twisting shot towards the left post. Hartman read the ball well, making a diving two-handed save to once again keep Salt Lake off the scoreboard.
Hartman continued his hot streak early in the second half, denying substitute Alvaro Saborio on a breakaway chance in the 51st minute. Hartman came off his line to cut down the striker’s angle before deflecting a shot wide with a kick save.
Against the run of play, FC Dallas took a 1-0 lead in the 61st minute on a give-and-go between Fabian Castillo and Ferreira. The Colombian duo hooked up for the second time in two matches when Castillo controlled the ball on the left flank. Ferreira checked towards Castillo to receive the pass and instantly knocked a return ball into space. Castillo collected the ball on the opposite side of the defender, well inside the area, and curled a shot into the far side netting for the 1-0 lead. The assist was the sixth in the last six matches for the 2010 MLS MVP.
FC Dallas center back Matt Hedges was forced out of the game after colliding with Saborio at the back post in the 70th minute. Salt Lake immediately applied immense pressure to the Dallas back line, earning multiple corner kick attempts. Benitez cleared a sure goal off the line in the 75th minute, but Dallas’ defense finally conceded a minute later when Javier Morales lofted a corner kick to the back post. There, Saborio rose above his defender to head home the equalizer, making the score, 1-1, in the 76th minute.
Real Salt Lake continued to press for the win for the remainder of the match, outshooting Dallas 15-7 by the final whistle but FC Dallas caught the home side with a counterattack, four minutes into stoppage time. The play began with Jackson outworking a Salt Lake midfielder in Dallas’ defensive third of the field. After winning possession, Jackson knocked the ball forward to Brek Shea. The U.S. National Team midfielder sprinted forward with the ball before hitting a lateral pass into the path of Ferreira, who found some space 18 yards from the end line just off to the left side of goal. Ferreira calmly touched the ball forward before hammering a shot, high to the near post and past Rimando for the 2-1 victory.
Scoring Summary:
DAL – Fabian Castillo (David Ferreira) 61
RSL – Alvaro Saborio (Javier Morales) 76
DAL – David Ferreira (Brek Shea, Jackson) 94+

FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, Matt Hedges (Hernan Pertuz 73), George John, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea, Daniel Hernandez (James Marcelin 62), Julian de Guzman, David Ferreira, Fabian Castillo, Jonathan Top (Jackson 46).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Bruno Guarda, Ruben Luna, Carlos Rodriguez.

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Fabian Castillo, Brek Shea 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Fabian Castillo 2); FOULS: 12 (Julian de Guzman, David Ferreira 2); OFFSIDES: 3 (Brek Shea 3); CORNER KICKS: 2 (David Ferreira 2); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3).

Real Salt Lake – Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran, Nat Bochers, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Chris Wingert, Yodany Alvarez (Kyle Beckerman 75), Luis Gil, Ned Grabavoy, Javier Morales, Paulo Junior (Justin Braun 66), Fabian Espindola (Alvaro Saborio 46).

Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Reynish, Will Johnson, Kenny Mansally, Jonny Steele.

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Fabian Espindola 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Fabian Espindola, Alvaro Saborio 2); FOULS: 12 (Javier Morales 4); OFFSIDES: 4 (Alvaro Saborio 2); CORNER KICKS: 10 (Javier Morales 9); SAVES: 4 (Nick Rimando 4).

Misconduct Summary:
RSL – Tony Beltran (caution) 14
RSL – Kwame Watson-Siriboe (caution) 20
RSL – Fabian Espindola (caution) 25
DAL – Matt Hedges (caution) 54

Referee: Juan Guzman
Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson, Mike Kampmeienert
4th Official: Tyler Ploeger
Attendance: 20,281
Time of Game: 1:54
Weather: Clear and 92 degrees

FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman

It was really a hard fought match by both teams, both teams were missing players. We decided to use our players who played in [their respective national team camps, RSL] chose to bring players on later. Being at home with the crowd, the enthusiasm and with a good bunch, they came at us really hard. This is just me talking, but it felt more physical than it really needed to be. These two teams really do try to play. We made a couple of tactical changes at half time though that I thought gave us the strength to go at them, make them worry a little bit.

On the similarity between this game and the previous RSL-FCD May 26 match…
I remember last time we were here, we tied it, and they came right back and scored. We were talking about that not happening again. Similar game… Salt Lake dominated us last time, and we kept on finding ways to get goals. We tied the game, and then Borchers scored. It really gutted us. Especially at that time of the year when we were all hoping for things. Tonight… two good goals by us. We just continued to weather the storm.
On getting their first win on Utah soil since 2007…
Since I’ve been coaching I don’t think we’ve ever had a point here. The feeling we had beating RSL going into the [2010] MLS playoffs… that was a great feeling. This is a very difficult place to play. Jason does a great job with the organization of his team. They always battle. They have fantastic fan support. That brings the best out of them. It feels great; the guys feel great.
On David Ferreira’s performance…

We’re a completely different team. Before, we battled. We were always hoping to get a result. Now we’re going in thinking we’re going to get a result. When we were winning, 1-0, he came up to me and said, ‘I’m dead. I’m absolutely dead,’ and I said, ‘Ok, we’ll get a change for you.’ He said, ‘No, I’m going to keep fighting, but I just want you to know I’m dead. I can’t run.’ Then Matt [Hedges] got hurt, so we used our third sub and I just had him hold up a little bit higher…it really made the difference didn’t it?

On Kevin Hartman’s performance…

There’s a reason why he has the most shutouts in league [history]… played the most minutes in league [history]. He’s just outstanding, definitely a difference maker.

On how important the three-game winning streak is to secure a spot for playoffs…

Obviously it’s important, it gives us dreams, and we’re beating teams in our conference. As I said to the boys, I don’t know how important Real Salt Lake is going to take us, since they don’t really need the points. We’re desperate. We need the points. This is the first time all year we’ve won two games in a row, now three. We’re now in a position where we think we can win. We’re just playing well. We have a tough schedule. The teams we’re playing are tough. What do you look for as a coach? Just to get the best you can out of the players. They’ve given us that all year, even though the results haven’t gone the way we wanted them to go. I’m proud of them for the fact they’ve fought in every game.

FC DALLAS MIDFIELDER BREK SHEA

On the build up to the second goal that he assisted…

Jackson did well. He beat two or three guys and I opened up wide. He played me the ball and I touched it a few times to try and suck the defender in. Then I played it across to David [Ferreira] and he scored a great goal.

On what FC Dallas needs to do now to make the playoffs…

We had a lot of injuries and we never really had all of our starters playing at the same time. We still don’t. We are learning how to play with it and we are getting healthier. If we continue to play the way we’ve been playing… We are building confidence each game, hopefully if we keep doing our thing and other teams don’t, we will get into playoffs.

FC DALLAS GOALKEEPER KEVIN HARTMAN
On the reason that they have been getting good results lately…

Throughout the year we’ve learned that it’s going to take a 90 minute effort from 11 guys. Towards the beginning of the year, we were really close to winning quite a few games and getting points. Unfortunately, we would just have one lapse that would really kill us. David [Ferreira] has come in and really orchestrated what we do from the back to the front and side to side. We’ve made some good additions to the team.

On what he saw from the Real Salt Lake offense tonight…

They certainly had a number of opportunities where they could have scored. Fortunately for us, we were able to come up with some saves and block some shots. Some things just went our way.

RSL HEAD COACH JASON KREIS

On tonight’s soccer being a cruel game…

No doubt about it. For me there was one team that wanted to play the game and there was another team that wanted to defend and counter and hit us on the counter punch, a very clear game plan. They won one tonight. It’s an unfortunate situation, but it’s going to happen sometimes.

On defensive breakdowns and Dallas’s two goals…

They weren’t causing us really any trouble except for those two plays. The first one came off of a give-and-go in which Tony gets played in behind with Castillo and didn’t react quickly enough to it. The second one comes off of our aggressive decisions. Again we’re trying to get players forward, we’re going after the win, and a tie is not good enough for us at home so, all in all, in the grand scheme of things we lost a whole whopping one point. The breakdown for me was what happened in our half of the field not what happened in their half of the field. We go to serve the ball up with Beltran and the ball pops out to Jackson, and Beltran and Gil are both there to make a tackle or make a foul. One of the two has to happen, nothing else can happen. Unfortunately neither happened and he turned and was able to play a long pass, and then one more pass later the ball was in the back of our net. We have got to continue to take care of the details. We can make aggressive decisions about going forward and sending numbers forward, but we have to realize that as quickly as we lose the ball we have numbers in their half of the field and we have got to win it right back or a foul.

On variations in starting lineup contributing to first half disjointing…

I don’t know. Well mostly I think your right; in the first half it did seem disjointed. I don’t think there was a whole lot of flow to it, and I think that was exactly to Dallas’s playing. We’ve seen before that teams try to make things difficult on us, trying to frustrate us, try to get back and put numbers behind the ball and then things can become difficult for us.

On Kevin Hartman’s performance…

Kevin Hartman’s a very, very good goalkeeper. If he hadn’t had the night he had, we would have won that game handedly. He made a couple of really good saves on some longer shots. I think that for me, he was the difference maker.

On Sabo and Kyle Substitutions…

What was intentional is that we’re putting a tremendous amount of emphasis on Tuesday night’s game. And with Kyle, Sabo, and Johnson all playing 90 minutes on Wednesday night with their national teams, two of three in different countries, it just made it so there wasn’t a choice for me. They got to be rested tonight and there was only a question of how long I would want them to play, which was defiantly less than a half. Hopefully the one thing we gained out of tonight was some rest for a couple of our players so they’re fresh and ready to go come Tuesday night.

On the snowball effect of the current losing streak …

I think that we are in a very precarious position right now, because we put a ton of emphasis on this game. I was very emotional with my team yesterday and said “enough is enough, but now we’ve got nine games left and we need a positive big-time reaction and we need three points tomorrow night and we need to roll from there. I thought that we got everything but the result tonight. I really feel that we got emotion from our players, and we got good attacking movements, we had a lot of chances to score, we just did so many things well. It’s an unfortunate situation, as you started the press conference with that unfortunately this game can be very, very cruel, so now we’re at a presence of what we do from here because this could be a real emotional heartbreaker for us, but we can’t let it be, we have got to stay together and we’ve got to continue forward and we got to continue to believe and Tuesday night, if we play this way then we’ll get the result and then maybe roll from there.

RSL DEFENDER NAT BORCHERS

They definitely flipped the script on us this time. You know, last time we were able to get that game winner in stoppage time and they got it on us this time around. We knew they were dangerous coming into this game and they got a lot of speed and break well on the counter. We didn’t do a good enough job of preventing that counterattack.

On entering the second half…

You know what, I thought we were in really good shape going into the second half and I thought we started really brightly in the second half as well. I thought as the game wore on they were able to stretch us a bit too much and we maybe lost a little confidence with the ball but I thought when Kyle came in and you know, I thought when Sabo came in they brought a lot of energy, which was great, and we were able to create some chances.

On not overreacting and looking forward…

Absolutely, there’s always a tendency to overreact and not be able to put things into perspective. You have to look at this game; you have to say “well, we did have a very good game for 88 minutes, perhaps. We had a few instances where we lost the ball in possession and they almost punished us and then at the end they punished us on the counterattack. We‘ve just got to shore up things defensively with those counterattacks, but I think we definitely have something positive to build on with the chances we created and the ball movement today.

RSL DF TONY BELTRAN

We played good at times but you know we pretty much weren’t being aware of Dallas on the counterattack, especially that last one. I probably should have fouled there. They got behind me on the first goal as well. We need to be sharper defensively because I think we had it in us to win this game but obviously mistakes killed us. We gave up that one counterattack and just have to do a better job of when we were pushing for that goal because I know we’re capable of getting that and being more alert of the possibility of them counterattacking and where they’re dangerous. We need to clean that out and maybe we get a second goal or you know maybe we lock that dirty point.

On substitutions spicing up the attack…

It definitely felt like it. You know, once those guys come in it was a big boost. They’re great players. You can hear the crowd get into that. Although they came in and definitely changed the game, it just didn’t go that way.

fcdallas.com

Barry Robson del Vancouver multado y suspendido


 

NUEVA YORK (18 de Agosto, 2012) – El Comité Disciplinario de la MLS ha suspendido al mediocampista del Vancouver Whitecaps FC Barry Robson con un partido y lo ha multado por una suma no revelada por su acción de desaprobación grave hacia el árbitro asistente en el tiempo de reposición en la derrota de su equipo de 2-0 ante FC Dallas el miércoles, 15 de agosto.

 

Robson servirá su suspensión hoy cuando los Whitecaps FC viajen para enfrentarse al Seattle Sounders FC a las 4 p.m. ET.

 

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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Hyndman y sus muchachos hoy frente a otra dura prueba

 

El enfrentar a Real Salt Lake nunca ha sido fácil para el conjunto texano. Desde el rival hasta la altura, el campo y la hinchada siempre han presentado retos para cualquier cuadro visitante por lo que se espera un interesante partido entre el FC Dallas que hace tres dias ganó un partido importante en Vancouver, segundo consecutivo, y un Real que además de jugar sus partidos de liga está compitiendo en Concacaf.

 
Todos los partidos qua ambos cuadros han jugado hasta ahora es Dallas el que tiene 11 en su favor y 8 en contra pero esas derrotas han sido en el Rio Tinto. “Real es un equipo consistente. Hay muchas cosas que podemos ver que nos gustaría tomar como modelo. Ganaron la Copa MLS, tiene buenos jugadores, un buen estilo de fútbol, les está yendo bien en Concacaf, hay muchas cosas que podemos aprender de ellos”, dijo Hyndman sobre su rival sabatino.

 
Por nuestra parte, continuó “estamos cansados, esta es la la cuarte vez de la temporada que hemos tenido tres partidos en siete u ocho dias. Estamos sin algunos titulares pero ya nos hemos acostumbrado a jugar con pocos de ellos. Creo que es uno de esos partidos donde  nuestros muchachos se esforzarán al máximo”.

 
Hyndman afirmó no haber inlcuido en la lista a Canadá a James Marcelin “porque hubo un  problema con él por eso no lo llevamos, pero está aquí (Utah)”. Scott Sealey no viajó y Andrew Jacobson no jugará por acumulación de tarjetas amarillas.

 
En estos últimos partidos el nombre de David Ferreira no ha dejado de estar incluido pueso el colombiano que según su entrenador está entre 80 y 85 por ciento de su producción con cinco asistencias y un gol en nueve partidos jugados. “Jugador que marca la diferencia” comentario de Hyndman.

 
Sobre la producción reciente del trio colombiao Ferreira, Benitez y Castillo el estratega chino dijo “ha sido fantástica. Comencemos con Jair (Benitez)que anotó un brillante gol la semana pasada. Lo pusimos de mediocampista en la izquierda porque no tenemos a Brek (Shea) ni Jackson, sube al mediocampo y realizó un buen trabajo. La cosa es que talvez no es todo lo que quisieras de él en cuanto a penetración por izquierda pero sí puedes contar con él para defender, muy similar  como cuando tuvimos a Carlos (Rodriguez) allí. Creo que fue un buen movimiento de nuestra parte.  También creo que Hernan (Pertuz) es otro de los muchachos colombianos que trabajó bien con Camilo (vs Vancouver). Camilo es un jugador peligroso, lo vieron lanzar la pelota al poste y a la transversal, pero creo que Pertuz tuvo un buen partido contra uno de los jugadores más difícilesde marcar en la liga”.

 
Después está Fabian (Castillo) “creoo que realizó su mejor partido de toda su carrera en la MLS, no pudieron agarrar en ningún momento, se movía con la bola, penetraba dribleando y el gol que anotó fue una brillante pieza atlética. Y cómo calificas a David (Ferreira)?  él todavía no está al nivel de antes de su lesión pero su corazón, determinación, su deseo no han cambiado. Eso es lo que nos dio la noche del miércoles. Lo que no puedes medir es en cuánto ha elevado el nivel de sus compañeros por su sola presencia, Fabian es uno de ellos proque no lo deja descansar, creo que es una de esas cualidades escondidas que realmente puedes ponerle una medida. Sabemos lo que fue el equipo sin David por eso es grande tenerlo de vuelta”.

 
Otro jugador con el que Hyndman estuvo complacido fue con Zach Loyd. “creo es estuvo muy muy bien, debe ser parte de su madurez. Creo que lo ha tomado en el corazón cuánto afectó a su equipo su exagerado juego agresivo. Con Vancouver jugó un buen partido, luchó cuando neceistaba hacerlo y retrocedió en vez de ir a cien millas por hora a taclear. Estuve extremadamete complacido  con lo que vi en él y honestamente pienso que fue uno de sus mejores partidos”.

 
El brasilero Jackson que en el reporte de la liga figura en duda, podría estar de vuelta en este partido.  Hyndman dijo que fue bueno no ponerlo contra Vancouver para darle más descanso. Los ausentes Shea, Rodriguez y DeGuzman están de vuelta de jugar sus partidos por sus respectivos seleccionados.

 
Este fin de semana se debe conocer el nombre del nuevo delantero adquirido por FC Dallas.

 

 

Fabian Castillo and Jonathan Top give FC Dallas 2-0 Victory over Withecaps

David Ferreira shines with two assists
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Wednesday, Aug. 15) – FC Dallas improved to 7-11-8 on the season with an important 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC tonight at B.C. Place. Dallas had two second-half goals set up by midfielder David Ferreira, who now has a goal and five assists in his last five games.

 

FC Dallas’ first opportunity came in the 14th minute when Fabian Castillo overlapped Zach Loyd on the left flank. The 20-year-old Colombian knocked the ball to the end line with his second touch, speeding past his defender before chipping a dangerous ball into the six-yard box. Fortunately for Vancouver, Barry Robson was there to head the ball over the crossbar, preserving the 0-0 draw early.

 

The Whitecaps responded with a counter-attack in the 25th minute. Dallas survived the initial charge, forcing the ball out to the right flank where Robson sent a dangerous cross to the near post for forward Kenny Miller. FC Dallas center back George John read Miller’s run perfectly and sent the ball over the end line with a diving header.

 

Dallas won the possession battle 57-43 in the first half, but was forced to fend off two dangerous dead ball situations in the 44th and 45th minutes. The first, from 30-yards out, was struck into the wall of players defending the free kick. FC Dallas forward Ruben Luna had the shot deflect off his arm. Consequently, referee Matthew Foerster awarded a second free kick, 18 yards from goal.

 

Vancouver forward Camilo took the second set piece, bending a right-footed shot around the wall. The ball dipped hard towards the far upper-90, where it cracked the crossbar before being cleared away by an FC Dallas defender to send the match into halftime tied, 0-0.

 

The Whitecaps continued to press coming out of halftime and earned another dangerous set piece in the 52nd minute, when John was called for a foul off to the right side of the area and just 10 yards from the end line. Robson stepped to the kick, firing a hard shot over the wall towards the center of the goal, but veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman was there to make a diving two-handed punch to keep the game level.

 
FC Dallas withstood the pressure from Vancouver and controlled the ball from the 53rd minute to the 60th minute, when Loyd tossed a throw-in to David Ferreira inside the area. Ferreira used a first-touch header to put Castillo in on goal with one defender to beat. Castillo cut right and went around the last defender at the top of the six-yard box, before being knocked to the ground by a second defender. Fortunately for Dallas, Castillo kept the ball out in front of him and sent a sliding shot off the near post and into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.

 

FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman opted to bring on one Homegrown forward for another in the 63rd minute. Hyndman sent Jonathan Top in place of Luna. The move paid off in the 70th minute, when a ball played over the top of the Whitecaps’ defense by Jair Benitez was won by Ferreira. The 2010 MLS MVP out-muscled the first defender, side-stepped a second and knocked a lateral pass for Top to put away. Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon came charging off his line to cut down on Top’s angle, but the recent U.S. Soccer Development Academy Under-18 Champion roofed the shot with his left foot to give FC Dallas a 2-0 lead. It was the first goal of Top’s professional career.

 

Vancouver fought back, attempting to pull within one goal on two occasions. Hartman came off his line to take a breakaway off the foot of Matt Watson in the 79th minute and Benitez recovered to clear a sure goal away from danger in the 80th minute as Dallas held on to give Hartman the 111th shutout of his career.

 
Scoring Summary:
DAL – Fabian Castillo (David Ferreira, Zach Loyd) 60
DAL – Jonathan Top (David Ferreira, Jair Benitez) 70

FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Hernan Pertuz (Bryan Leyva 77), Matt Hedges, George John, Zach Loyd, Jair Benitez, Daniel Hernandez, Andrew Jacobson, David Ferreira, Fabian Castillo (Bruno Guarda 83), Ruben Luna ( Jonathan Top 63).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Victor Ulloa, Bobby Warshaw, Jackson.

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Fabian Castillo, Andrew Jacobson 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Fabian Castillo 1, Jonathan Top 1); FOULS: 17 (Andrew Jacobson 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 1 (David Ferreira 1); SAVES: 1 (Kevin Hartman 1).

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Joe Cannon, Y.P. Lee, Martin Bonjour, Andy O’Brien, Alain Rochat, Atiba Harris (Michael Nanchoff 65), Jun Davidson, John Thorrington (Matt Waton 76), Barry Robson, Kenny Miller (Caleb Clarke 83), Camilo.

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Jordan Harvey, Greg Klazura, Bryce Alderson.

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Camilo 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Barry Robson); FOULS: 24 (Atiba Harris 5); OFFSIDES: 1 (Camilo 1); CORNER KICKS: 6 (Camilo 6); SAVES: 0.

Misconduct Summary:
VAN – Martin Bonjour (caution) 34
VAN – Camilo (caution) 45+
DAL – Daniel Hernandez (caution) 46
VAN – Michael Nanchoff (caution) 80
DAL – Andrew Jacobson (caution) 83
VAN – Jun Davidson (caution) 86
DAL – David Ferreira (caution) 86
VAN – Y.P. Lee (caution) 87
DAL – Barry Robson (caution) 90+

Referee: Matthew Foerster
Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson, Ian Anderson
Attendance: 19,006
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Clear

 

HEAD COACH SCHELLAS HYNDMAN

It was a physical game. Anytime you come here, there’s a fantastic crowd – you guys do it right. The Whitecaps battled. We played a bit desperate trying to get points. Both of us were missing players, but I thought our guys came out and performed.

I was surprised how well we were able to keep the ball in the first half. We kept the ball moving, but the Whitecaps almost got the goal off the post. In the second half we had a couple of breakouts and I think we frustrated Vancouver. We’re anxious to go to Salt Lake with three points.

On the amount of fouls:

There were too many cards and way too many fouls. I coached college soccer for 32 years; anything over 20 fouls is ridiculous. Today we had 17 while Vancouver had 24 and probably a lot of fouls that were not called. It turned out to be a more physical game than it should’ve been.

On Ferreira’s play:

What you saw of David is probably 80-85% of his natural ability. I think you remember when he got taken down here. 15 months later and after three surgeries, he has been able to get on the field. He plays with a lot of heart and determination and it’s everything you want from a player and today he was a difference maker. The team plays better with him and we’ve improved since he’s been on the field. He’s not a player I worry about. He’s not a player that the game’s too big for him. He’s one of the best players I’ve been around.

 

JONATHAN TOP

On getting his first MLS goal:

It feels very good. First of all I want to thank David for giving me that assist right there. Any other player I think would’ve taken that chance and shot it, but he gave me that opportunity to score and it just felt great today to get that goal right there to make sure that we won the game.

On the importance of having Ferreira back to health:

We’ve lost only one game since he’s been back and I think he’s a big part of the reason why we’re winning these games. But I think also a reason is our team never gives up. We work really hard and it shows tonight that we never gave up and were always there.

On missing some key players to international duty:

We were missing three important players, Brek with the national team in Mexico and de Guzman with Canada, and Rodriguez with Panama. I think us younger guys were given the opportunity to step up and we did well with our opportunities. I think [us younger guys] just have to keep working hard and pushing for more minutes.

Thoughts on Whitecaps FC:
That was a very, very tough team. They’re a very physical team and those guys they’re very organized. They were very good offensively too. They were missing a lot of players too, but I think tonight we were the better team and thank God we were able to get that win tonight.

 

ANDREW JACOBSON


It was a good performance; they’re a very good team. They move the ball well. I thought we defended well and pressured well at times. We had a good game plan going in and our circulation was really good with the ball. Castillo was very dangerous; I think he was the difference maker. Once he started beating guys it allowed everyone else to open up.


On getting their second road win of the season:

It’s very important. I think we’re getting a little bit of our swag that we thought we had going into the season. I thought everyone stepped up. Everyone played well and played with confidence. That’s two wins in a row for us and everyone feels really good going forward.

On posting a shutout:

It was a complete collective effort, it wasn’t one guy making a difference. Everyone defended well. Everyone got behind the ball. Everyone went forward on the attack. That’s what a team does and I think we really showed it tonight.

On Ferreira being back to full health and getting two assists:

Obviously it’s very important. I think you can see it just kind of clicks when he’s in there. Everyone understands their role and what they’re supposed to do. It gives a sense of confidence when eleven guys go out onto the pitch and know exactly what they’re supposed to be doing, especially against a tough team like Vancouver.

Thoughts on Whitecaps play:

I have to give it to them they move the ball well, they’re very organized. They’re a fantastic team, but we came in here and I thought we definitely deserved to win. We got two very important road games coming up and it gives us a lot of confidence.

 

ZACH LOYD

Game plan going in:

Our game plan going in was that there’s not many games left so we knew that we had to get three points, ties aren’t good enough anymore. We came in here wanting to bring the game to them and to possess the ball and set the tempo early and I thought we did a good job of that. Everyone from the forwards to the backline did a really good job tonight.

On missing some key players due to international duty:

That it’s just a testament to the guys that got to come out to step up and show that they’ve been waiting all year to get their opportunity. They definitely stepped up tonight, especially Top coming out and getting that second go ahead goal. That’s just a testament to the hard work he puts in at the practice facility every day.

On the importance of a road win this late in the season:

It was huge. We know there’s not many games left and we know we need to get as many points as possible, so we’ll have the same plan going into Salt Lake. Ties just aren’t good enough anymore so we need to go there and get a win.

 

 

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC HEAD COACH MARTIN RENNIE

It was a disappointing night – a frustrating game for us. Thankfully, we haven’t had many of these games here at BC Place. It’s not something we’re going to dwell upon. There are some things we can work on and improve upon. It was just one of those games that never really got going. It was stop-start all the time and there was never really much rhythm to it. We weren’t able to get the ball moving like we would’ve liked.

We could’ve done a better job tonight, more like we’re used to, but tonight wasn’t good enough and we’re disappointed about that. The good thing for us is that a couple of days from now, we have a huge game against Seattle, so we have a chance to rebound really quickly and we have to learn from a few things we didn’t get right tonight and move forward. Overall, we’ve been doing a lot of things well in here so we’re not going to get too down on ourselves tonight.

On the amount of fouls:

We don’t generally have too many fouls in the game and today was stop and start for both teams. The referee chose to call more than others do and fair enough, but that meant the game didn’t get enough energy and flow and resulted in a pretty poor game to watch.

 

BARRY ROBSON

I don’t think there was much in it, to be honest. Two teams didn’t really look like scoring that much. I thought we were maybe a bit better offensively than they were. Once they got that goal they had us on the break and that was the frustrating part because we were trying to press and they caught us on the break and managed to get another goal.

On the changes to the team’s starting lineup:

The guys come in, and they’ve not played in a while, it’s never easy. But they did a good job, they worked hard, they’re good players. I still think we did enough out there to win the football match. Maybe we were a wee bit tired after the weekend’s exploits, I don’t know. Sometimes in football, you come up short, but the good thing is that we’re two or three days away from when we can make it right again.

 

JOE CANNON


It was real tough. To be honest though, I still thought we came out in the second half pretty well. I thought the guys did good, and then giving up that goal seemed to open us up a little bit, and then the second one put us in a big hole.

On the first goal coming off a long throw:

It’s unfortunate. He cut back on it, it was kind of a weird one, then it got caught up in his feet, and Martin was right there. I came out big and I thought he had no chance there was an angle but he did well to get his foot around it and it just hit the post and went it. But it’s definitely a goal that’s preventable. Being one of the guys that organizes the defense and tries to figure that out, I’ll put my hand up and go back and look at it to see if there was more I could have done.

On the loss at home:

We’re all gutted because we understand how important our fans are. I think this is the second loss we’ve had all year here. That’s one of those performances we’re going to like to forget real quickly and fortunately we have a big derby on Saturday.

U.S Men’s National Team Earns Historic First Victory on Mexico’s Home Soil

 

The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Mexico for the first time on its home soil with a 1-0 win at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday, marking one of the biggest U.S. victories in an international friendly.

 

 

Aug. 15, 2012

MEXICO CITY (Aug. 15, 2012) – The U.S. Men’s National Team achieved one of its biggest international friendly victories, defeating Mexico for the first time on its home soil with a 1-0 win at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday.

 

Mexico entered the match with a 23-0-1 all-time record against the USA in Mexico, but the United States broke that drought when Michael Orozco Fiscal scored his first international goal in the 79th minute, giving the USA only its second lead at Azteca.

 

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard then came up with two clutch saves against Mexico forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to preserve the historic win.

 

The USA returns to 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying when it faces Jamaica at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 7, at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Four days later, the teams square off again at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. That match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision.

 

— U.S. Men’s National Team Game Report —

Match: USA vs. Mexico
Date: August 15, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Estadio Azteca
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT
Attendance: tba
Weather: 72 degrees, mostly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F
USA                         0  1   1
MEX                         0  0   0

USA – Michael Orozco Fiscal (Terrence Boyd) 79th minute

Lineups:
USA : 1-Tim Howard (capt.); 23-Fabian Johnson, 20-Geoff Cameron, 7-Maurice Edu, 15-Edgar Castillo (4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 77); 13-Jermaine Jones (14-Joe Corona, 89), 5-Kyle Beckerman, 6-Danny Williams (8-Graham Zusi, 60), 16-Jose Torres (18-Terrence Boyd, 45); 10-Landon Donovan (17-Damarcus Beasley, 45), 9-Herculez Gomez (11-Brek Shea, 78)
Subs not used: 3-Matt Besler, 19-Chris Wondolowski, 22-Nick Rimando
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

 

MEX : 1- Guillermo Ochoa; 5- Severo Meza (3-Enrique Perez, 88), 2-Francisco Rodriguez (capt.), 15-Hector Moreno, 20-Jorge Torres Nilo; 17-Jesus Zavala, 6- Manuel Viniegra (23-Edgar Lugo, 45), 18-Andres Guardado, 7-Pablo Barrera (11-Elias Hernandez, 45); 10-Angel Reyna (9-Aldo de Nigris, 73), 14-Javier Hernandez
Subs not used: 4-Hugo Ayala, 8-Adrian Adrete, 12-Alfredo Talavera
Head coach: Jose Manuel de la Torre

 

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 6 / 15
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 0 / 10
Fouls: 11 / 10
Offside: 0 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Maurice Edu (caution) 14th minute
MEX – Hector Moreno (caution) 31
USA – Jermaine Jones (caution) 69
USA – Graham Zusi (caution) 82

Officials:
Referee:Walter Quesada (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Fourth Official: Alfredo Penaloza (CRC)

 

Budweiser Man of the Match: tbd

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Galáctico Donovan nombrado Jugador de la Semana

 

NUEVA YORK (Lunes, 13 de agosto, 2012) – El delantero del LA Galaxy, Landon Donovan ha sido elegido Jugador de la Semana de la MLS en la Jornada 23 por el North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

 

 

Donovan dio las cuatro asistencias para que el LA Galaxy derrotara a las Chivas USA por 4-0 en el SuperClásico.

 

 

Donovan se unió a un club de élite junto a Carlos Valderrama, Chris Henderson y Dwayne DeRosario como los únicos cuatro jugadores en tener cuatro pases para gol en el mismo partido. Donovan ya es el cuarto jugador con mas asistencias de todos los tiempos en la MLS.

 

 

Para el primer gol de la noche, Donovan corrió hacia el área y recibió un pase de su compañero de equipo Robbie Keane. Después de recibir el balón, el portero Dan Kennedy de Chivas USA salió de la arco para intentar robarle el balón  pero Donovan regresó el balón a Keane quien corrió hacia el punto penal, controló y disparó hasta el fondo de las redes.

 

 

Al minuto 64, Donovan fue el catalizador del segundo gol. Llevó balón hasta la línea de fondo sobre la  lateral izquierda, se plantó firme y centró al área donde apareció Juninho al borde del área grande quien disparó a la esquina superior derecha para aumentar la ventaja.

 

 

Diez minutos después, Donovan volvió a encontrar el brasileño Juninho con gracias a un pase milimétrico que terminó en el 3-0.

 

 

Donovan dio su cuarto pase para gol por medio de un tiro de esquina que Omar González convirtió en el 4-0 definitivo.

 

 

El premio es el decimocuarto en la carrera de Donovan en la MLS, habiendo también obtenido el honor en la semana 16 de la presente temporada.

 

 

Mejores jugadas del partido ante Chivas USA: OPRIMA AQUÍ

 

 

 

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