Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bob Bartley Electric Joins USL's Energy FC As A Corporate Sponsor

USL's OKC Energy FC announced Friday Bob Bartley Electric, a locally-owned, family-owned construction and maintenance corporation specializing in oilfield, industrial and commercial sectors, has become a new corporate sponsor.

Cordoves Hat Trick Leads Battery To Second USL Win Of Season At Debuting Independence

Heviel Cordoves had a hat trick to lead the Charleston Battery to a 3-2 win over host and USL newcomer Charlotte Independence in Charlotte's debut Friday at Transamerica Field.

Jack Thompson and Ryan Finley scored for the Independence.

The Battery, leading the Eastern Conference with two wins and six points, host the Harrisburg City Islanders next Saturday, while the Independence travels next Friday to Wilmington Hammerheads FC.

Rapids Loan Players To USL's Independence

Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids announced Friday goalkeeper John Berner and forwards Charles Eloundou and Caleb Calvert were loaned to their USL affiliate, the Charlotte Independence, through the end of the 2015 USL season.
Berner, selected 35th overall during the 2014 SuperDraft, played in five games for Colorado in 2014, ending with a 1-1-3 record with two shutouts.

Eloundou started four of 11 matches last season with the Rapids and assisted on a goal in an October 11 match against Chivas USA.

Calvert was picked by Colorado during the Dispersal Draft of former Chivas USA players November 19, 2014,

Perk Done For Season With Galaxy After Left Ankle Surgery

Defending Major League Soccer champion LA Galaxy announced Friday goalkeeper Brian Perk will miss the rest of the 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated and fractured left ankle.

Perk started two matches last season -- against Real Salt Lake on the road March 22 and at home April 6 against Chivas USA -- and was played in five matches for USL affiliate LA Galaxy II.

Toronto FC Signs Away Toronto FC II Player Simonin

Major League Soccer's Toronto FC Friday signed defender Clement Simonin, the ninth overall pick in the 2015 SuperDraft after he signed March 11 with their new USL affiliate, Toronto FC II, where he played the full 90 minutes and assisted on a goal in their season-opening loss to the Charleston Battery last Saturday.

Red Bulls Signs Wallace, Will Play Saturday At Crew SC

Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls Friday signed defender Anthony Wallace, who will make his return to the league Saturday at Columbus Crew SC.

Wallace played last season for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League after splitting the previous seven season in MLS between FC Dallas, who selected him ninth overall in the 2007 SuperDraft, and the Colorado Rapids.

He also played for the US Men's National Team as a substitute in a January 2011 match against Chile.

Donatelli Hat Trick, Chiles And Clare Braces Lead USNAST Over Germany In WMF Arena Soccer World Cup Quarterfinals

Tony Donatelli tallied a hat trick and Kraig Chiles and Matt Clare braced as the US National Arena Soccer Team advances to the semifinals of the inaugural World Minifootball Association Arena Soccer World Cup with a 9-2 quarterfinal win Friday against Germany at Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, OK.

John Sosa and Jeff Hughes also scored for the US, who next face Romania Saturday at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffmas Estates, IL.

Marc Windeker and Massud Assiel-Sarmie scored for Germany.