Tuesday, July 29, 2014

EPL's Crystal Palace Ends US Tour With Shutout Of USL PRO's Kickers

Peter Ramage and Glenn Mirray scored goals to lead Crystal Palace of the English Premier League to a 3-0 shutout of host and USL PRO's defending regular season champion Richmond Kickers Monday in a friendly match from City Stadium which ended the Palace's US tour.

William Yomby of Richmond gave their opponents an own goal.

The Kickers return to league play Friday at Wilmington Hammerheads FC.

Dominant Donovan Leads Galaxy To Upset Shutout Of Host Sounders

Landon Donovan and Marcelo Sarvas assisted on goals in the eighth minute by Gyasi Zardes and in the 36th minute by Stefan Ishizaki and Donovan posted an unassisted 18th minute goal as the LA Galaxy upset Major League Soccer's best team, the Western Conference- and Supporters Shield-leading Seattle Sounders, 3-0, Monday at CenturyLink Field.

The Galaxy, 8-4-6 with 30 points, are in a three-way tie for third in the conference with the Colorado Rapids (8-6-6) and FC Dallas (8-7-6). LA hosts the Portland Timbers Saturday.

The Sounders, 12-5-2 with 38 points, travels Saturday to the San Jose Earthquakes.

Monday, July 28, 2014

DC United Loses Dykstra For Rest Of MLS Season, Willis Recalled From USL PRO's Kickers

Major League Soccer's DC United announced Monday goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday following rupturing his left Achilles tendon in Saturday's international friendly against Fulham of the English Premier League and goalkeeper Joe Willis has been recalled from his loan to the defending USL PRO regular season champion Richmond Kickers.

In four games this season, Dykstra went 3-0-1 with two shutouts and a 0.75 goals-against average.

In 21 career games, his record is 8-6-7.

Willis has started 22 of 23 games over the last four seasons at DC and is 6-13-4.

Calgary, Muskegon To Join USL PDL In 2015

According to OurSportsCentral.com, the USL Premier Development League will add the Calgary Foothills and the Muskegon (MI) Risers as 2015 season expansion franchises.

Queen City Soccer Club Offers To Buy USL PRO's Eagles

According to OurSportsCentral.com, Charlotte, NC-based Queen City Soccer Club has sent a purchase agreement to USL PRO to take over the Charlotte Eagles franchise and would rebrand it before the 2015 season.

Falvey Carries Battery To Monday Morning Soccer Win Over Impact Reserves

Colin Falvey scored the lone goal of the match in the 20th minute off Jarad van Schaik as the Charleston Battery of USL PRO shut out host Montreal Impact Reserves of the Major League Soccer Reserve League in a rare Monday morning match at Claude-Robillard Sports Complex.

The Battery are 6-8-6 with 24 points and are tied for ninth place in the standings with the Charlotte Eagles (7-11-3). Charleston travels to the Rochester Rhinos Friday.

Montreal, 3-2-0 with nine points, is tied for the best record in the MLSRL with FC Dallas (same) and plays the New York Red Bulls on the road August 24.

NASL Names Schilawski Fall Season Week 3 Player Of The Week

The North American Soccer League Monday named Carolina RailHawks forward Zach Schilawski, who braced in Saturday's 3-0 home win over Ottawa Fury FC at WakeMed Soccer Park, their Player of the Week for Week 3 of the 2014 Fall Season.