Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tan First To Re-Sign With Arizona United, Inks Multi-Year Deal

Arizona United Soccer Club of USL PRO announced Tuesday midfielder Long Tan became the first player to re-sign for the 2015 season and signed a multi-year deal.

Tan joined the team in July 2014 after playing seven games with Harbin Yiteng FC in the Chinese Football Association's Super League.

In only 12 games with Arizona United, he finished tied for the team lead in goals with five and led them in shots with 32 and was named to the USL PRO's All-League Second Team.

USWNT To Face Mexico In CONCACAF Women's Championship Semifinals Friday

By way of beating Jamaica, 3-1, Tuesday at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, Mexico finished in second place in Group B play at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship tournament and will next face the US Women's National Team in one of the semifinal matches Friday at PPL Park in Chester, PA, with the winner earning a berth in the field for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

Shanosky Goal Gives DC United Group 4 Title In CONCACAF Champions League Play

Conor Shanosky's unassisted 24th minute goal gave Major League Soccer's DC United a 1-0 win over Panama's Tauro FC Tuesday at Rommel Fernandez Stadium and the Group 4 title in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League tournament and advanced them into the quarterfinals.

DC United, who went undefeated and untied in four games, ends their 2014 MLS regular season at the Montreal Impact Saturday, while Tauro finished 0-4-0.

Colon Chops Down Timbers As Olimpia Advances In CONCACAF Champions League Play

Anthony Lozano Colon braced and Romell Quioto had an unassisted goal in the second minute as assisted on Colon's second goal in the 54th minute as Honduras' Club Deportivo Olimpia defeated Major League Soccer's visiting Portland Timbers, 3-1, to win Group 5 and advance to the quarterfinals of the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League Tuesday.

Despite both teams finishing with group records of 3-1-0 with nine points, Olimpia advanced on an away goals tiebreaker, scoring two goals in their first meeting, a 4-2 Portland win at Providence Park September 16.

Portland will now prepare to close the book on their 2014 MLS season with their regular season finale Saturday at FC Dallas.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Garza Led Arizona United Over LA Galaxy II In Colorado Pro Soccer Kickoff Saturday

Sam Garza scored the match's lone goal in the tenth minute as USL PRO's Arizona United FC shut out LA Galaxy II, 1-0, Saturday in the Colorado Pro Soccer Kickoff, hosted by USL PRO 2015 expansion franchise Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Sand Creek Stadium.

Silver Knights Re-Sign Three Players

The Syracuse Silver Knights of the Major Arena Soccer League Tuesday re-signed midfielder Kenardo Forbes, defender Domenico Vitale and goalkeeper Rick Pflasterner.

Forbes was named to the Major Indoor Soccer League's final all-league first team last season with 24 goals and 14 assists over 20 games.

Vitale, winner of the team's Rookie of the Year award, played all 20 games and earned his first goal and assist of his career in a 24-7 rout of the now-defunct Pennsylvania Roar.

Pflasterner made his pro debut November 23, 2013 in a 20-8 win over the Rochester Lancers.

The Silver Knights open their 2014-15 MASL season at the Baltimore Blast November 8.

Four More Players Re-Sign With Heat

The Harrisburg Heat of the Major Arena Soccer League announced the re-signing Tuesday of defenders Connor Malone, Val Teixeira and Craig Tyrrell and midfielder Kevin Wolfe.

Malone had a goal and two assists over ten games in his rookie season.

Teixeira had seven goals and five assists over 16 games last season and was second on the team in blocked shots with 14.

Tyrrell blocked 11 shots over 13 games last season.

Wolfe scored two goals and an assist over eight games last season.

The Heat host the Baltimore Blast in a preseason game Tuesday at Sports City Harrisburg, then head to Detroit Waza Flo November 1 to open their 2014-15 season.