FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 23 of the 2014 MLS season. Akindele scored a hat trick, the first of his career, in this week's 5-0 versus the San Jose Earthquakes.
Akindele opened his score sheet in the 43rd minutes, making it a 2-0 lead for FCD, with left footed shot off the far post.
There are few players, let alone rookies, that are as hot as Tesho Akindele. Having scored three goals in his previous five games, the FC Dallas rookie put forth his best effortyet in the team's 5-0 destruction of the San Jose EarthquakesSaturday.
The 22-year-old forward scored a hat-trick, the first of his career, with two of his three finishes coming of the poacher variety in displays of positional awareness beyond his years.
Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Alan Gordon will be leaving the San Jose Earthquakes, after a trade was completed between San Jose and the Galaxy on Monday. Sending the Southern California native back home. Photo provided by the San Jose Earthquakes.
Bill Buckner. Chris Webber. Chris Wondolowski. Players with great careers, but defined by an unfortunate moment. For long-time Major League Soccer watchers and supporters, the Wondo addition to the US Men's National Team in Brazil was well deserved. Every US-born MLS MVP in a four-year World Cup cycle shouldhave a.
In a flash, the LA Galaxy completed a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes to bring Alan Gordon back to Southern California. In return, the Galaxy sent an undisclosed amount of allocation money to the Earthquakes.
A few weeks ago during a friendly between Orlando City and Tampa Bay Rowdies, several members of Orlando's Iron Lion Firm started a large fight in the stands which resulted in four members being arrested and fifteen people being banned through various points of the upcoming MLS season.
San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch checks in to talk about new stadiums, California Classico, and MLS playoffs. In the second segment, FC Dallas defender Stephen Keel about IM screen names, the plight of the curly haired man, and of course soccer.
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Fresh off of a 3-0 victory over the Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders, the LA Galaxy will have yet another chance to make a nationally televised statement when they take on the Portland Timbers Saturday.
Both sides enter this weekend's clash on a high note, as the Timbers boast back-to-back victories ahead of Saturday's matchup at StubHub Center.
Good things come in small sizes. That is what the San Jose Earthquakes are hoping for, at least.
The Earthquakes announced on Thursday that they have signed diminutive attacking midfielder Matias Perez Garcia to a Designated Player deal. The 5-foot-5 Perez Garcia, 29, is the third DP in San Jose's history and joins the clubafter having last played for Club Atletico Tigre in his native Argentina.
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?
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.
You couldn't have blamed FC Dallas one bit if, after traveling from Texas to California following a grueling U.S. Open Cup semifinal loss to the Philadelphia Union, Oscar Pareja's would have shown up at Buck Shaw Stadium tired and lethargic.
Instead of a tired FC Dallas, the San Jose Earthquakes ran into an inspired FC Dallas, which delivered their best performance of the season in a 5-0 blowout win on Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Galaxy dominated the San Jose Earthquakes in almost every way possible on Friday night at Home Depot Center. Every way except the one that counts, the actual score of their Western Conference showdown.
The Earthquakes mustered just three shots on the night, but converted two of those chances to earn a 2-2 tie against the Galaxy on a night when the home team carried the play and created the majority of the chances.
It is quite a cozy camp for now, but of course there are several European-based players and some others with Mexican clubs that will later swell these ranks.G - Cody Cropper (Southampton), Zack Steffen (University of Maryland)D - A.J. Cochran (Houston Dynamo), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Ramon Martin del Campo (San Jose Earthquakes), Bryan Gallego (Arizona United), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (
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).