OTF's Stephen Mangat isa one man natural disaster...It's amazing when something is so obvious yet seems to be overlooked by the person to whom it should matter most. Did Nixon not realize that taping everything in the Oval Office was far more dangerous to himself, a slightly unhinged loon, than it was to anyone else?
Manufactured Derby Name? TORONTO VS. SAN JOSE BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 4PM ET TV: TSN
WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS? - It's the last TFC match for 20 days. We don't mean that to sound like a good thing. - If the football is ugly, do the rumbles of Nelsen discontent in the stands turn into tremors?
There would be no last minute heroics from the San Jose Earthquakes in this edition of the California Clasico.
The LA Galaxy withstood a furious extra time onslaught from the Earthquakes to defeat them, 1-0, before an announced crowd of 50,621 at Stanford Stadium on a balmy night on the Stanford University campus.
When Toronto FC acquired striker Jermain Defoe, they did so with the aim that the former Tottenham FC forward would go out and score goals. That is exactly what Defoe has did Saturday by scoring his fourth goal in as many games to lead TFC to their second win in a row.
FC Dallas were on their way to ending a seven-game winless run before everything unraveled.
Despite the hosts taking an early first half lead, the visiting San Jose Earthquakes scored two goals on either side of an Adam Moffat red card to defeat FC Dallas, 2-1, on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.
SEATTLE – After last week's humiliating 5-0 defeat to the New England Revolution, the Seattle Sounders were eager to return to their winning ways. They faced a San Jose Earthquakes side coming off a hard-fought win against FC Dallas, and the Quakes were desperate to get another result as their difficult start to the season continues.
Jurgen Klinsmann named the 30 man preliminary roster for the upcoming World Cup. The final roster will be pared down to 23 by June 2. As expected Nick Rimando beat out Sean Johnson for the third 'keeper spot. Players begin reporting to camp in Palo Alto, California on Wednesday. Here's the complete roster: GOALKEEPERS (3):Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (11): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC) MIDFIELDERS (10): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) MLS and USSF ink new tv deal with ESPN, Fox, & Univision It's been talked about for months but the deal is finally official.
On tap tonight: PBR, Resurrection ale, Blantons bourbon, and crisp, clean water
Even though the World Cup is over, the Filibuster crew is here to bring soccer noises into your ears. Adam, Jason, and Ben first turn our attention to D.C. United's 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, and talk about their road win streak, Bill Hamid, Chris Rolfe, the MLS team of the week, and the difference in performance between the first half hour and the next sixty minutes.
We are witnessing a level of play by Bill Hamid right now which we D.C. United fans will fondly look back on in the years ahead. This is his golden age, and we should be enjoying every terrific moment of it.
Friday night's win on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes was a prototypical D.
Goals from Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva inside the first twenty-five minutes staked D.C. United to an early lead that just held up in their 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes last night at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Buoyed by another sterling display of goalkeeping in as many weeks from Bill [.
The first half hour of the game tonight was something to behold. D.C. United pressed high up the field, got a couple of goals and utterly dominated the opening 30 minutes against the San Jose Earthquakes. It was a bit of a surprise, given Ben Olsen's tendency to sit back on the road.
Hope you had your coffee this afternoon, because tonight will be a late start on national TV as D.C. United will try to keep their hold on first place in the Eastern Conference on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Take a disco nap if you need it after work today, friend. You're in for a late night.
San Jose is at the foot of the Western Conference, but the Bay Area has never been a happy hunting ground for D.C. United. That said, fans are well within reason to demand a third straight road win out of the Black-and-Red given their place in the standings as compared to their hosts.
Sometimes you have to really land hard to figure things out.
Will Ben Olsen keep a good thing going and run out the same lineup against San Jose?
After putting together an impressive road win against Toronto FC, D.C. United are back in action (very) late on Friday night, when they travel cross-country to take on the San Jose Earthquakes. The 'Quakes should have Chris Wondolowski back and in the starting lineup, but I doubt that his availability changes Ben Olsen's lineup.
On tap: Weinhenstephaner, Uinta Baa Baa Black Lager, and Flying Dog Dead Rise.
What would Wednesdays be without your weekly dose of Filibuster? Luckily, this is not the week to find out as we are back with an action packed show; even a mild buzzing sound that Adam develops halfway through the show will not stop us!
The matchup of East versus West falls to the favor of the Sounders who beat a D.C. team lacking "the final ball."
The big concern aboutD.C. United's temporary life without offensive nucleus Fabian Espindola was what the team would do for firepower. While United had some chances, the answer lived up to most of the presumptions as the Seattle Sounders scored a first-half goal that a vaunted defense made sure stood en route to a 1-0 win in front of 16,922 at RFK Stadium.
Sporting Kansas City will be headed West should they beat the Portland Timbers tomorrow night at Sporting Park. The draw for the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup was held today and for the first time in this year's tournament, Sporting will be forced to travel if they win. The winner of the Sporting and Portland match will travel to face the winner of the San Jose vs Seattle game on July 9th.
FC Dallas has made a habit of late of picking up red cards, so when Oscar Pareja's team was on the positive end of a first-half red card for once it seemed like the team's recent run of bad results would end.
The San Jose Earthquakes had other plans though, overcoming Shea Salinas' 45th-minute red card to post a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday night.
You talk about letting a sure three points slip from your grasp - wow! Another ridiculous defensive breakdown and the New York Red Bulls saw another late lead slip away in the dying minutes of regulation. Yes, it was two points down the drain and an end to Steven Lendhart's goal-scoring drought (you're welcome ya big douche).
Stephen Wondolowski, the head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes U-15/16 Development Academy team, and a couple of his players spoke with me during the Academy Playoffs about 2014 FIFA World Cup forward Chris Wondolowski and his impact on the club's youth system.
Eighteen corner kicks, 31 shots, and overtime couldn't get the job done Tuesday night, but the Seattle Sounders made quick business of the San Jose Earthquakes on penalty kicks, advancing to the quarterfinals in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Alan Gordon hit the post on San Jose's second attempt before goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann snuffed out rookie J.
For as long as many can remember, Landon Donovan has been synonymous with the U.S. Men's National Team. From his goal in the now famous "Dos a Cero" game in 2002 to his life-saving finish against Algeria in 2010, the LA Galaxy forward has been a part of the country's best moments on the game's biggest stage.