It's been about a week since Krisztian Nemeth departed Kansas City for the Qatari league, and most of the venom that was being spewed at either Nemeth or the team seems to have died down just a little bit at this point. With the gut reactions out of the way I felt it was time to take a look at what Sporting KC is going to do at this point now that the club's second leading scorer last season has left.
Sporting Kansas City stepped onto the field for the first time in 2016 to face off against an opponent today in Tucson when they played PDL side FC Tucson in a 60 minute scrimmage. Playing two separate lineups that saw the first 30 minutes played by the predominately first team (save Lawrence Olum starting instead of Soni Mustivar and Jordi Quintilla instead of Benny Feilhaber) KC jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Brad Davis and Dom Dwyer traded playing set up man and finisher.
It is always hard to let go of someone so honored and well respected, but the Dynamo's decision to trade six-time All-Star Brad Davis was a good one.
In all sports, it happens occasionally: legends and their clubs publicly part ways in a manner that has an aura of bad blood. Peyton Manning leaving the Indianapolis Colts for the Denver Broncos was one example; another could be Landon Donovan and the US national team.
Whoa. Good move for Sporting Kansas City acquiring long time Houston Dynamo captain Brad Davis. From the Kansas City Star. -While Davis is definitely showing wear on his tires he can still be a key cog in a 15-18 player rotation needed by a championship contender.
Ever since his career began 14 years ago, Brad Davis dreamed of playing close to home. On Thursday, that dream became a reality.
Davis said goodbye to his old club and hello to his new one on Thursday morning, as the Houston Dynamo tradedhim to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for a couple of draft picks and future considerations.
Houston Dynamo Captain Brad Davis traded to Sporting Kansas City
Houston Dynamo Captain Brad Davis is on his way out of Houston and is headed to Sporting Kansas City. In exchange for Davis, the Dynamo will receive Kansas City's selections in the 2nd round of the 2017 SuperDraft and their 3rd round selections in the 2018 SuperDraft.
Sporting KC made the long rumored Brad Davis trade official today as the club sent two draft picks, a second round in 2017 and a third round in 2018, and future considerations to the Houston Dynamo in exchange for the 14 year veteran. The long time Dynamo midfielder recently turned 34, but still showed very well for the Dynamo last season scoring four goals and adding 10 assists.
After a fairly disappointing 2015 season, Owen Coyle and the Houston Dynamo will look to improve the side in order to compete in the talented Western Conference.
It's been well-publicized that the 2015 MLS campaign was less than perfect for the Houston Dynamo. A second straight playoff-less season was not what the club was looking for when they hired coach Owen Coyle to replace Dominic Kinnear.
Without Eddie Johnson, Brad Davis, and Boniek Garcia, who will step up and make their mark on D.C. United versus the Houston Dynamo?
Despite the fact that it is still Monday, we have to leave the Montreal Impact game behind us and turn our eyes to the Houston Dynamo. We are now reaching the point in the season where lineup predictions become difficult: mid-week games.
HARRISON, N.J. The U.S. Men's National Team takes on Turkey at Red Bull Arena today (2pm, ESPN) in the second match of their World Cup send-off series, and the Americans know Turkey will provide a significantly tougher test than their last opponent.
Clint Dempsey is back in the starting lineup for today's match and Jurgen Klinsmann has made a pair of changes from the Azerbaijan match, with Brad Davis and Timmy Chandler in the lineup in place of Alejandro Bedoya and DaMarcus Beasley.
SAN FRANCISCO- It was by no means a pretty game, or one filled with highlights and reasons to get excite about the U.S. Men's National Team's chances at the World Cup.
That said, there were some bright spots, and some players who took advantage of the opportunity on a windy night at Candlestick Park to make their case for more playing time when the USMNT heads to Brazil.
With the U.S. struggling to break down a dogged and determined Azerbaijan side midway through the second half, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann turned to a player who always seems to create chances when he's on the field.
Just four minutes after coming on the pitch, Mix Diskerud provided the game-changing moment.
After calling it the "toughest coaching decision" in his career, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann faced the press following his decision to leave Landon Donovan off his final 23-man roster for Brazil.
With bubble players such as DeAndre Yedlin, John Brooks, and Brad Davis all making the U.
Jurgen Klinsmann dropped a bombshell on Thursday when he announced his 23-man World Cup roster and Landon Donovan's name was not on it.
Youngsters Julian Green, DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks joined Tim Chandler among the players to jump off the bubble and onto the U.S. World Cup roster. Veteran midfielder Brad Davis also made the cut.
Defender DaMarcus Beasley and midfielder Brad Davis of the Dynamo have been named to the 35-man provisional roster for the U.S. team in the upcoming Gold Cup. Beasley, who retired from international competition in December 2014 with 121 international caps, will be vying for a spot in his fifth Gold Cup.
In a largely forgettable game, the Revs beat the Dynamo 2-1.
Why was it so unremarkable? Mainly because it was a generally sloppy game, a game that raises the further question: Why was the level of play so subpar?
On the Revs' side, possibly because coach Jay Heaps made a calculated decision that, with his team already in the playoffs, he could afford to start four second-stringers (Patrick Mullins, Steve Neumann, Scott Caldwell, and Darrius Barnes), while resting starters (Jermaine Jones and Charlie Davies).
United defeat the Dynamo with both teams missing key players
There's something about a nice, commanding 2-0 win. Despite only having a one goal advantage for most of the match United felt mostly in-control. The midfield bossed it up, the back line held it down, and the forwards looked consistently dangerous.
Akindele is coming classy as hell with hat tricks.
Despite having just 10 players in the starting lineup play, RayoVallecano led us all with 73 points this round. The fourth club in Madrid was led by Fabian Castillo's (DAL, $6.6) 2 goals, 1 assist, and 16 points. Robbie Keane (LA, $11.6) assisted on a goal and scored an armband-aided 14 points, while both Matt Hedges (DAL, $8.
Donovan's Omission Is The Beginning Of The End For The USA - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We're going to look back and say this is the moment where it all fell apart.
No Landon Donovan.
Apparently, 156 games, 57 international goals, twelve World Cup games, five World Cup goals, an unassailable position as the best American player ever, a position of leadership and a whole lot of motivation to ride off into the sunset on a high doesn't get you a place on Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup roster.