Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dorrans PK Leads West Bromwich Albion To Friendly Win Over Republic FC

Graham Dorrans converted a 12th minute penalty kick and it served as the lone goal of the game as West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League shut out host Sacramento Republic FC of USL PRO, 1-0, Monday in the first of two friendly matches at Bonney Field.

Game two will be played Friday night.

MASL's Texas Strikers Acquire New Owner; Name To Be Changed

SMG, the management company of Ford Park in Beaumont, TX, announced Tuesday the Texas Strikers of the new Major Arena Soccer League have been acquired by England's Oxford City FC and the team will be rebranded.

USL PRO Names Week 18 Player, Team Of The Week

USL PRO announced Tuesday Wilmington Hammerheads FC goalkeeper Quillan Roberts, who led them to a scoreless draw versus the Harrisburg City Islanders and a 1-0 victory over the Rochester Rhinos, was named the league's Player of the Week for Week 18 of the 2014 season.

Here are the other players who were named to the league's Week 18 Team of the Week:

Tyler Turner - Orlando City Soccer Club
Michael Daly - Sacramento Republic FC
Coady Andrews - Harrisburg City Islanders

Raul Mendiola - LA Galaxy II
Michael Thomas - OKC Energy FC
Joseph Ngwenya - Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Matt Kassel - Arizona United Soccer Club

Jason Yeisley - Richmond Kickers
Long Tan - Arizona United Soccer Club
David Estrada - Charlotte Eagles

Paulo DelPiccolo - Arizona United Soccer Club
London Woodberry - Arizona United Soccer Club
Jarad van Schaik - Charleston Battery
Alec Kann - Charlotte Eagles
Jorge Herrera - Charlotte Eagles
Matt Walker - Dayton Dutch Lions
Guilherme Felix - Dayton Dutch Lions
Antoine Hoppenot - Harrisburg City Islanders
Cody Laurendi - LA Galaxy II
Rafael Garcia - LA Galaxy II
Javier Castro - OKC Energy FC
Mark Howard - OKC Energy FC
Stephen Okai - Orange County Blues
Adama Mbengue - Orlando City Soccer Club
Rob Valentino - Orlando City Soccer Club
Anthony Arena - Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Kevin Kerr - Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Conor Shanosky - Richmond Kickers
George Davis IV - Richmond Kickers
Donnie Smith - Rochester Rhinos
Jake Gleeson - Sacramento Republic FC
Emrah Klimenta - Sacramento Republic FC
Jordan Hamilton - Wilmington Hammerheads FC
Steven Miller - Wilmington Hammerheads FC

USL W-League Names 2014 All-League Team

The USL W-League Tuesday announced their 2014 All-League Team, selected by team management:

Genevieve Richard - Laval Comets

Sue Alber-Weber - Long Island Rough Riders
Sam Lofton - Washington Spirit Reserves
Amanda Naeher - Charlotte Lady Eagles
Shelina Zahorsky - Ottawa Fury FC

Mele French - LA Blues
Sarah Killion - LA Blues
Blakely Mattern - Carolina Elite Cobras

Danica Evans - Colorado Rush
Chloe Logarzo - Colorado Pride
Marisa Park - Braddock Road Stars Elite

NWSL Names Sinclair Week 15 Player Of The Week

The National Women's Soccer League announced Tuesday Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair has been named the Week 15 Player of the Week for the 2014 season after scoring the team's first hat trick in history and the league's second this season in a 6-3 win over the Boston Breakers at Providence Park in Portland, OR and for playing all 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw last Thursday versus the Chicago Red Stars at Benedictine University.

NASL Names Fall Season Week 2 Play Of The Week Nominees

The North American Soccer League announced Tuesday the nominees for Week 2 of their Play of the Week competition for the 2014 Fall Season.

Fans can go to www.facebook.com/NASLFans  to see the Week 2 nominees, then vote on the winner before 9 a.m. Eastern time Thursday.

The nominees are Kleberson (Indy Eleven), David Bingham (San Antonio Scorpions), Georgi Hristov (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Pablo Cruz (Atlanta Silverbacks) and Kristian Nicht (Indy Eleven).

Roster Revised For MLS Chipotle Homegrown Game

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday changes to the 20-man roster that will represent the league against the Portland Timbers U-23s of the USL Premier Development League in the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game August 4 at 10 p.m. Eastern time from Providence Park in Portland, OR, where, two days later, the best MLS players will face Germany's Bayern Munich in the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game.

Montreak Impact defender Karl Ouimette and midfielder Wandrille Lefevre withdrew from the game due to the team's CONCACAF Champions League match the next day and Seattle Sounders defender DeAndr Yedlin was pulled from the game as he was named to the MLS All-Star Team.

Replacing them will be FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia, Philadelphia Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer and Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo.

Here is the revised roster:

Jon Kempin - Sporting Kansas City
Matt Lampson - Columbus Crew

Connor Lade - New York Red Bulls
Ashtone Morgan - Toronto FC
Shane O'Neill - Colorado Rapids
Erik Palmer-Brown - Sporting Kansas City
Carlos Salcedo - Real Salt Lake

Steven Evans - Portland Timbers
Danny Garcia - FC Dallas
Zach Pfeffer - Philadelphia Union
Chris Ritter - Chicago Fire
Harry Shipp - Chicago Fire
Russell Teibart - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Wil Trapp - Columbus Crew

Caleb Calvert - Chivas USA
Bradford Jamieson IV - Los Angeles Galaxy
Sean Okoli - Seattle Sounders FC
Dillon Serna - Colorado Rapids
Tommy Thompson - San Jose Earthquakes
Gyasi Zardes - Los Angeles Galaxy