This was not a very high-scoring week, butQ.C. United led with 89 points. Javier Morales (RSL, $11.1) led with an armband-aided 16 points over two games. Behind him were Chicago's Harry Shipp ($6.4) who scored 2 goals and 13 points, as well as Colorado's Drew Moor ($7.
There's been plenty of emotion on display after the Portland Timbers last match against Vancouver that ended in frustration for the home side, but the challenge for them now is to keep even keeled going into a venue they've struggled in against a side that has a great track record against them - Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Real Salt Lake.
SEATTLE No Clint Dempsey. No DeAndre Yedlin. No problem.
In a battle of shorthanded teams sporting the best records in MLS, Seattle got all the scoring it needed on a controversial 42nd-minute Gonzalo Pineda penalty kick, then poured in second-half goals to top Real Salt Lake 4-0 in front of 39,245 at CenturyLink Field.
Just like MLS Cup 2013 in December, 90 minutes could not separate Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Sporting Park. This time though there was no extra time and penalty kicks to decide the winner. Instead both teams walked away with one point after the 0-0 draw.
Salt Lake started the game off with some high pressure, which created an early opportunity for Olmes Garcia who got some space on KC's left and fired an effort just over the bar.
Scoring 72 points this week vaulted Galacticos FC to the top of the round's leaderboard. Federico Higuain (CLB, $9.8M) wore the armband and notched a goal and an assist to get to 20 points. Columbus teammate Dominic Oduro ($7.0M) also notched a goal and an assist for 11 points, and Mike Magee (CHI, $10.
With the end of the NASL regular season, IMS takes a look at some of the top young, up-and-coming players who are 24 years of age or younger and who MLS should be inviting into training camps in the offseason. In Alphabetical order: Jeff Attinella Age 24 (Goalkeeper Tampa Bay Rowdies) Real Salt [.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies are the new NASL champions thanks in large part to NASL Best XI goalkeeper Jeff Attinella who made three saves in a penalty kick shootout which decided the outcome of the match on Saturday night. Attinella, a Clearwater, Florida native, thrilled 6,208 fans at a sold out Al Lang Stadium in [.
For Minnesota Stars FC, playing as visitors in the second leg of the NASL Championship Series is nothing new. They experienced it last year, traveling to South Florida before playing to a scoreless draw and capturing the NASL crown.
That scenario is not one the Tampa Bay Rowdies are hoping repeats itself.
For the second straight year, Minnesota Stars FC will head to Florida with a two-goal cushion in the NASL Championship Series.
The sixth-seeded Stars won the first leg of the series at home on Saturday night, grabbing a 2-0 upset win over the No. 2 seed Tampa Bay Rowdies as NSC Stadium. Both goals came in the second half, with Amani Walker and Martin Nunez each finding the back of the net to send the 4,642 fans in attendance into a frenzy.
The San Antonio Scorpions and Tampa Bay Rowdies were the best two teams in the regular season this year, so it should come as no surprise that their players make up more than half of NASL's 2012 Best XI.
NASL announced the best players of the campaign on Tuesday morning and both the Scorpions and Rowdies had three players, the highest total from any of the eight teams in the league.
MIAMI, Fla. (Sept 24, 2012) â€“ Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder Danny Barrera has been named North American Soccer League Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. The 5-foot-9 midfielder finished the 2012 season strongly, tallying a goal and three assists in the Silverbacks' final two games this past week.
MIAMI, Fla. (July 30, 2012)Â San Antonio Scorpions forward Pablo Campos has been named North
American Soccer League Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals against the Carolina
RailHawks on Saturday night. Campos scored the second goal of the match after winning a ball inside
the box and placed a shot past Carolina [.
The 2012 North American Soccer League season is reaching its halfway point.Â So far, the league
has seen strong play from NASL newcomer the San Antonio Scorpions.Â The Puerto Rico Islanders
picked up where they left off last year and have enjoyed success despite not playing a home match
at Juan RamÃ³n Loubriel.
Atlanta Silverbacks forward Reinaldo Navia and Tampa Bay Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Attinella have
been named the NASL Players of the Week. MIAMI, Fla. Ì¶ April 30, 2012 Atlanta Silverbacks forward
Reinaldo Navia has been named North American Soccer League Offensive Player of the Week. The
Chilean forward leads the league in goals scored, with a [.
Bolton Wanderers have arrived in Florida safe and sound in order to finally kick off their
American pre-season tour. The Trotters first match will be against FC Tampa Bay of the North
American Soccer League, effectively the second division of US Soccer. Bolton are not only the first
English team to play Tampa Bay but any team in the newly established NASL.
Minnesota United 1 TRADED: Chris Duvall - Red Bulls - $63k 2 Collen Warner - Houston - $177k 3 Mohammed Saied - Columbus - $120k 4 Jeff Attinella - Salt Lake - $95k 5 Femi Hollinger-Janzen - New England - $52k
Atlanta United: 1 TRADED: Danny Toia - Montreal - $68k 2 Zach Loyd - Dallas - $222k 3 TRADED: Clint Irwin - Toronto - $107k 4 Mikey Ambrose - Orlando - $52k 5 Alec Kann - KC - $63k
Minn United immediately traded its Chris Duvall and $GAM to Montreal Impact for 28 year old Costa Rican Johan Venegas.
Conveniently available for a Cascadia derby, the man is a hat trick hero
A total of 68 points set the pace this week, scored by #USMNT. Mauro Diaz (DAL, $8.2) was the captain and assisted on two goals, plus earned a penalty, on his way to 24 points. Michael Bradley (TOR, $10.1) contributed a goal and 9 points, while Aurelien Collin (SKC, $10.
FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman We started off really well. We created some wonderful opportunities to score. Statistics, don't tell the whole story, but one of the things we asked our players to do is win the one-v-one duels and we won 64 percent of them in the first half.
The Zygo Soccer Report has learned that American Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella is on trial with UniÃ£o
Desportiva de Leiria of Portugal's Primeira Liga.
Attinella, a native of Florida, most recently played for the University of South Florida Bulls
where, in 2009, he was named a first-team NSCAA All-American, a first-team All-Big East member, and
the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year.
With just a month to go till the combine the MLS has wasted no time in naming its list of
invitees. The list is chosen by MLS coaches and scouts who see these players as potential draft
picks. In total the MLS has announced 58 seniors on the list, who will later be joined by a cast of
generation adidas prospects.