It looks like Aron Johannsson can have a bad club game, after all.
The young U.S. National Team striker has been enjoying a breakout season with AZ Alkmaar, but his team was ousted Thursday from the Dutch Cup after Johannsson missed a crucial penalty kick early in a 1-0 loss.
Rapid Vienna's European dreams took a hit when Greek club Asteras Tripolis jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half of their Europa League match, but Terrence Boyd made sure that result would not stick.
Five minutes after Vienna conceded the opener, Boyd drew and converted an equalizing penalty kick to help his club grab a 1-1 draw on the road in the first leg of their third-round Europa League qualifier against Asteras Tripolis.
In today's Freedom Kicks, we have PRO explaining the PK call against Perry Kitchen, Phoenix FC folding, and Concacaf Champions League results.
Good morning once again, and welcome to your morning Freedom Kicks. In today's edition, we have news about the penalty kick call in the D.C. United game versus Columbus Crew, a third USL PRO team folding this offseason, and MLS action in the Concacaf Champions League.
The Los Angeles Galaxy can count themselves both lucky and cheated coming away from Thursday's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opener vs. Herediano, but they won't leave Costa Rica too unhappy with a scoreless draw.
The Galaxy had a Mike Magee goal incorrectly ruled offside, then saw a late Herediano penalty kick crash off the crossbar (after a very questionable penalty call).
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â€” The Columbus Crew continued their winning preseason winning ways on Saturday, converting a late penalty kick to knock off the Philadelphia Union in the Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic.
Federico Higuain converted an 87th-minute penalty kick after Ryan Finley drew the PK by being fouled by Union defender Amobi Okugo.
He might be best remembered as the guy the who missed the deciding penalty kick to give Sporting Kansas City the MLS Cup last Saturday but the Fire acquired a solid role player in Lovel Palmer today. The well traveled Jamaican defender can play right back and holding midfield and should pose some competition for Jalil Anibaba.
CHESTER, Pa. -- Freddy Adu hasn't always lived up to the hype during his time in Philadelphia, but on Sunday, he delivered one of his best performances in a Union uniform as he led the club to victory.
The mercurial midfielder scored after an impressive individual effort in the 28th minute before converting a second-half penalty kick and the Union went on to defeat the Houston Dynamo, 3-1, at PPL Park.
With Aston Villa leading 2-1 at Anfield in the second half, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez had a one-on-one opportunity to score against Villa with goalkeeper Brad Guzan rushing out to try to stop the shot, but Suarez went down in the box and the Reds were awarded a penalty kick, which Steven Gerrard calmly slotted into the back of the net.
Clint Dempsey battles for the ball against Norwich. (Photo: Tottenham Hotspur)
Clint Dempsey had a rare chance to play as Tottenham Hotspur's lone striker on Wednesday, going against the Premier League's second worst defense in Norwich City. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a night he'll want to forget.
Manchester United team-mates Rio Ferdinand and Anders Lindegaard have taken each other on in a duel. The pair ditched the traditional cowboy gear and pistols in favour of... a penalty kick. Ferdinand and Lindegaard battle it out under the watchful eye of Patrice Evra.
With Grasshopper Zurich 1-0 up, St. Gallen were presented with a fineopportunityto level things in their Swiss Super League clash when they were awarded a penalty with 15 or so minutes of the second half remaining.
Now, a penalty kick is, in its essence, a very simple mechanic and, employed correctly, should provide a relatively foolproof method of scoring a goal.
Swiss side St Gallen were thwarted in their attempts to score the cheekiest penalty of all time against Grasshopper. Striker Oscar Scarrione was preparing to take the kick, only to decide that he needed a monster run-up. As he stepped outside the 'D' seemingly as part of his pre-kick routine- team-mate Pa Madou to [.
Ask most die-hard Portland Timbers supporters about their team's history, and chances are you should be able to get your share of good information, whether back from the NASL days to the current MLS days. Ask those same fans when was the last time their team received a penalty kick call and you will probably have a much tougher time getting an answer.
After putting together one of the best seasons in MLS history, Chris Wondolowski could be forgiven if the final goal he scored during this dream 2012 campaign was a penalty kick.
Though Steven Lenhart certainly appeared to embellish on his way to earning a valuable penalty, it isn't likely to be remembered for long that a questionable call helped draw the penalty Wondolowski buried to give him a league record-tying 27th goal on the season.
The Timbers' match last night against visiting D.C. United was promising but dissatisfying thanks to a penalty kick that gifted the opening goal to DC fifteen minutes into the second half. After slow first half, the penalty, called for a ball that may have brushed the sleeve of David Horst, seemed to give the Timbers a chip on their shoulder and a renewed sense of urgency as they pressed forward with every opportunity, eventually getting the tying goal through Bright Dike with ten minutes to go and pressing hard for a winner until the final whistle.
David Moyes has refused to criticise Ashley Young after the United winger appeared yet again to dive in order to win a penalty last night against Real Sociedad, as United squandered three good opportunities to take a decisive step towards qualification in Group A.
In his latest attempt to usurp Tom Daley's spot in Britain's diving team, Young went to ground with customary ease five minutes after coming a substitute, when Sociedad defender Markel Bergara appeared to slightly pull his shirt after Young had played a quick one-two with Shinji Kagawa just inside the box.
Didier Drogba helped his native Ivory Coast defeat Senegal this past weekend in World Cup qualifiers as he converted a penalty kick in the 3-1 victory. On Tuesday, the former Chelsea forward flew to Monte Carlo, where he was inducted into the Golden Foot Hall of Fame.
Drogba competed against nine world-class players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Frank Lampard, David Trezeguet, Andrea Pirlo, Samuel Eto'o, Iker Casillas, David Beckham, and Miroslav Klose.
Photo Credit: Orlando Sentinel The Charleston Battery and Orlando City are no strangers to winning the USL Pro Championship; in fact they are the only two teams to have done so since the league formed in 2011*.
Orlando City won the 2011 Championship game in penalty kicks against the Harrisburg City Islanders, while the Battery beat the Wilmington Hammerheads last season to earn their crown.
In a span of four minutes, Club Tijuana fans and players felt a full roller coaster of emotions, beginning with agony, peaking with the thrill of victory, and plummeting down to crushing resignation.
Earning a penalty kick in the 91st minute with the score tied 1-1, Xolos had a chance to defeat Brazilian powerhouse Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte and continue their amazing debut Copa Libertadores run.
The Akron Zips were eliminated from the NCAA Championship this afternoon by Creighton on penalty kicks. After 110 minutes, the two found themselves locked at 1-1. Wil Trapp missed one penalty kick for Akron, while Creighton made all five to upset the fifth ranked Zips.
Dynamo Academy standout goalkeeper Fernando Pina plays for Akron, but did not seen action in 2012 as a freshman.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Neymar was first the hero, then the scapegoat.
Neymar wasted a prime opportunity to help Brazil defeat South American foes Colombia in a friendly on Wednesday night, missing a late penalty kick that forced the Selecao to settle for a 1-1 draw with the Colombians in front of a crowd of 38,624 at MetLife Stadium.
In the 24th minute of last match of the regular season, San Jose's 29-year-old striker Chris Wondolowski scored his 27th goal of the season with a penalty kick, matching Roy Lassiter's MLS single-season record that has stood since the long-ago time of 1996. And as anti-climactic as doing it with a penalty may be, it was not without its moderate bit of controversy.
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James Madison redshirt senior Christian McLaughlin converted a penalty kick in the closing minutes of the first half to lift the Dukes to a 1-0 upset of top-ranked and defending NCAA men's soccer champion North Carolina Tuesday evening at University Park.