MLS Week 12, Wednesday [R]

MLS Week 12, Wednesday [R]

Post by PB » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 10:34:20


It's a big day for Denis Hamlett, the long-time Fire assistant who
takes over as interim coach now that Dave Sarachan has been fired.
Among the league's all-time head coaches, I believe that Hamlett is
the first black person, the first from Central America, and
considering which part of Costa Rica he's from, arguably also the
first from the Caribbean. Two years ago, there were only two former
MLS players coaching in the league (Kinnear and Nowak). With today's
promotion, there are nine.

One of the former players who has coached very well thus far is Preki.
I found it interesting to learn why Chivas' GM says they hired him:
"One of [Preki's] complaints about MLS was that some of the style of
play had to do more with physicality and sending the long ball to see
what happens. He was a very strong advocate of playing more of a
possession game, of playing more of the beautiful game." So far, so
good.

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Columbus 2, Kansas City 1

CLB -- Eddie Gaven 1 (Duncan Oughton 2, Alejandro Moreno 4) 56
CLB -- Stefani Miglioranzi 1 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto 5) 61
KC -- Jack Jewsbury 1 (unassisted) 93+

Nice to see Barros Schelotto finally get a win; despite the Crew's
struggles, he has been a terrific addition to the league.

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MLS Week 12, Wednesday [R]

Post by PB » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 19:05:09

Houston 4, Chivas 0

HOU -- Brian Mullan 1 (unassisted) 6
HOU -- Brad Davis 1 (Wade Barrett 1) 55
HOU -- Brad Davis 2 (Joseph Ngwenya 2, Stuart Holden 1) 70
HOU -- Brad Davis 3 (penalty kick) 75

It'll be very interesting to see how Dominic Kinnear handles the
returns of Ching, Clark, Onstad, Dalglish,and especially De Rosario.
With DeRo in a free offensive role, the Dynamo had managed only five
goals in its first eight games. Since he left to join the Canadian
national team, it has ten goals in its four games.

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MLS Week 12, Wednesday [R]

Post by Bruce Scott TO » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 03:32:41

Quote:

>Houston 4, Chivas 0

>HOU -- Brian Mullan 1 (unassisted) 6
>HOU -- Brad Davis 1 (Wade Barrett 1) 55
>HOU -- Brad Davis 2 (Joseph Ngwenya 2, Stuart Holden 1) 70
>HOU -- Brad Davis 3 (penalty kick) 75

>It'll be very interesting to see how Dominic Kinnear handles the
>returns of Ching, Clark, Onstad, Dalglish,and especially De Rosario.
>With DeRo in a free offensive role, the Dynamo had managed only five
>goals in its first eight games. Since he left to join the Canadian
>national team, it has ten goals in its four games.

Well, Chivas were really, really crap, especially in the back.  That 2-0
made the ESPN playlist but in reality it was caused by dire, dire
defending.

Are Chivas missing anyone to the Gold Cup as well?

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Bruce

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MLS Week 12, Wednesday [R]

Post by PB » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 05:30:56

On Jun 22, 11:32 am, Bruce Scott TOK <Use-Author-Supplied-Address-

Quote:

> Well, Chivas were really, really crap, especially in the back.  That 2-0
> made the ESPN playlist but in reality it was caused by dire, dire
> defending.

> Are Chivas missing anyone to the Gold Cup as well?

They're missing Bornstein their left back and have a few other
injuries, as well. All the same, heading into yesterday's game they
had allowed the fewest goals in the league. It was just one of those
days. (BTW, the culprit on the 2-0 was right mid Sacha Kljestan, who's
one of the USA's best young players and started against China; also,
even though Sacha was badly at fault, I really like that finish by
Davis.)

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MLS Week 12, Wednesday [R]

Post by PB » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 22:20:39

New England 3, Toronto 0

NE -- Andy Dorman 4 (unassisted) 13
NE -- Pat Noonan 2 (Jeff Larentowicz 2) 33
NE -- Andy Dorman 5 (Adam Cristman 4, Khano Smith 2) 81

New England's under-sized defenders handled Dichio the giant with
ease, helped along by the fact that Toronto kept playing the ball to
his feet.

Colorado 0, Dallas 1

DAL -- Juan Toja 4 (unassisted) 62

COL -- Ugo Ihemelu (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 94+

Four straight losses for the Rapids. With Ellinger and Sarachan
already out, is Clavijo next?

Real Salt Lake 2, DC 1

RSL -- Robbie Findley 3 (Jack Stewart 1) 41
RSL -- Robbie Findley 4 (Alecko Eskandarian 1)
DC -- Luciano Emilio 6 (Fred 2) 87

The league's hottest team heads into Salt Lake City and gets roundly
beaten by the league's worst ... completely unexpected, but that's
MLS.

Los Angeles 2, Columbus 3

CLB -- Chad Marshall 2 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto 6) 15
CLB -- Ned Grabavoy 3 (Eddie Gaven 1, Duncan Oughton 3) 58
LA -- Gavin Glinton 1 (Cobi Jones 1, Chris Klein 1) 66
CLB -- Alejandro Moreno 3 (Eddie Gaven 2) 84
LA -- Edson Buddle 2 (unassisted) 91+

LA -- Kyle Martino (missed pk) 26
CLB -- Ezra Hendrickson (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 29
CLB -- Ned Grabavoy (missed pk) 39

Not being a Russian novelist, I won't attempt to discuss the Galaxy in
any detail. Just to mention, though, Glinton is finally healthy and
looks to have improved a lot since his first MLS go-around.

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MLS Week 12, Wednesday [R]

Post by PB » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:39:59

Kansas City 0, Houston 1

HOU -- Patrick Ianni 1 (Stuart Holden 2) 81

Houston's fifth straight shorthanded win was a bit of a fluke. KC
deserves better home support than it gets.

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