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Crew midfielder Daniel Paladini undergoes successful leg surgery

Daniel Paladini as a Chicago Fire (2012 photo by Kmvmty via wikipedia commons)

The Columbus Crew have had their share of injuries this season.

One of the wounded, include 29-year-old midfielder Daniel Paladini.

Last week, the Crew announced that the Northridge, California native had underwent successful surgery for internal fixation for a tibia and fibula fracture.

Paladini has begun recovery and is out for the remainder of the 2014 MLS season. He will be sidelined a total of 16 weeks.

The injury was suffered during a practice session. The operation was performed by surgeon Dr. Corey L. Van Hoff, M.D. at Ohio Health’s Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus on Tuesday, September 16.

A seasoned MLS veteran, Paladini has also played for the LA Galaxy, Chivas USA and the Chicago Fire.

Being from Northridge, California, he stayed home to play for Cal State-Northridge of the Big West Conference. In 2005, he was named Midfielder of the Year by that conference.

Chicago Fire defeats Toronto FC, 1-0 to secure playoff spot

(courtesy MLS)

The Chicago Fire beat Toronto FC 1-0 over the weekend to move into a tie for third place in the MLS’ Eastern Conference with Montreal with 49 points each.

Mike Magee scored on a penalty kick in the 64th minute to give the Fire its third straight win.

Chicago Fire defender Gibbs retires at age 32

 

Cory Gibbs (photo by Jpatton3 via wikipedia commons)

32-year-old Chicago Fire veteran defender Cory Gibbs has retired from Major League Soccer after suffering a season-ending knee injury last spring.

He played 12 years in the MLS.

Gibbs, who played in 111 MLS games, was drafted by the Miami Fusion in the fourth round of the 2001 MLS draft.

He also played in Europe.

 

 

POST-GAME NOTEBOOK: Columbus Crew 2 Montreal Impact 0

 

Columbus Crew Stadium. Columbus, Ohio

65 degrees

cloudy skies

Time of game: 1:58

Goals: Columbus, 30th minute, Milovan Mirosevic and 66th minute, Olman Vargas.

Records: Crew (1-1-0), Impact (0-2-1).

Saves: Andy Gruenebaum 6 (winner), Donovan Ricketts 7 (loser).

MONTREAL IMPACT GAME NOTES:

 

*The Impact are the 19th MLS team.

* They are the third Canadian team along with Toronto & Vancouver.

* One former Columbus Crew on the team in Josh Gardner.

* Jesse Marsch, a former MLS player is the head coach.

* 3 former Akron Zips soccer players are on the team; Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Zarek Valentin and Evan Bush.

* Evan Bush was born in raised in Concord Township in Ohio.

* Director of soccer operations Matt Jordan was an MLS goalkeeper for two seasons in Columbus with the Crew. In the middle of 2004, helping the team win the Eastern Conference championship and the MLS Supporters’ Shield.

Olympic Stadium, former home of the Expos, will be the Impact's home until their stadium is done. (2006 photo by Tolivero via wikipedia commons)

* The Impact will play their home games at Olympic Stadium, which seats 66,308. It is the former home of the 1976 Olympic Games and MLB’s defunct Montreal Expos, who are now the Washington Nationals. For their first home game against the Chicago Fire, the Impact had over 60,000 fans.

* The Impact use a 4-4-2 alignment.

* The team’s only goal in history to date has been off the foot of captain Davy Arnaud, who scored in the 56th minute of its match against Chicago, a 1-1 tie. Arnaud took a Sanna Nyassi cross and knocked it into the upper right corner of the Fire’s net.

COLUMBUS CREW POST-GAME LOCKERROOM INTERVIEW

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COLUMBUS CREW GAME NOTES:

 

 

* The Crew are 6-1-2 vs. Canadian teams overall.

* Crew Stadium will be 13 years old in May 2012.

* Crew captain Chad Marshall made history in the season opener in Colorado. He became the third Columbus Crew player ever to make 200 appearances with the franchise. He joins Jeff Cunningham (203) and Mike Clark (221) who have played more games than any other with the Crew.

The 27-year-old Marshall will have plenty of time to catch those players.

* The Crew honored the NCAA Division III National Champion Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops at halftime of FIRST KICK 2012. OWU WENT 23-2 en route to winning their second men’s soccer title in school history.

Crew Soccer Academy product Travis Wall led the team with 19 goals and 15 assists, including a goal in the 2-1 win over Calvin College on December 5, to win the title.

* The Crew uses a 4-5-1 alignment on the field.

Milovan Mirosevic scored his first goal of season

Olman Vargas scored an insurance goal

Andy Gruenebaum in a rare start shows he's a capable goalkeeper, shutting out Montreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and logos courtesy of Major League Soccer



 

Beasley signs to play in Mexico

 

DaMarcus during USMNT practice in 2006 (photo by Jarrett Campbell via wikipedia commons)

Mexican soccer team Puebla of Mexico City, has signed American forward DaMarcus Beasley to a contract.

The Fort Wayne, Indiana, native, who plays on the left wing, earlier in his career played for the Chicago Fire.

The 29-year-old recently completed his overseas season with German team Hannover 96, where he seldom got into a match.

 

compiled from staff, Radio, TV & Soccer news

 

 

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