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Crew, Chivas USA tie 3-3 in entertaining game


Crew Stadium (file photo)

Saturday’s soccer match on The Pitch at Crew Stadium on Saturday night was very entertaining indeed.

The score was 3-3 but the game featured the Crew tying up the game everytime Chivas went ahead; six goals and each team scoring at will.

The smallish crowd of 9,431 enjoyed the game witnessed: 30 shots, including 13 on goal; two goals by the Crew’s desiganted player Andres Mendoza and a third by Emmanuel Ekpo.

The Crew are 0-2-2 in its last five games and 3-3-5 overall. Chivas is 3-4-4 overall.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Crew


Crew manages 1-1 tie against always-tough Seattle Sounders FC


Emilio Renteria (courtesy of MLS)

Emilio Renteria scored on a second-half penalty kick allowing the Columbus Crew to tie the Seattle Sounders FC at 1-1 Saturday night at soggy Crew Stadium. The tie also allowed the Crew to move into a second place tie in the Eastern Conference.

Fredy Montero scored in the 7th minute for Seattle.

Montero put the Sounders ahead with a header, an assist from Erik Friberg for his cross from 35 yards to the center of the box. The goal was the fifth off a header this year for Seattle, which leads Major League Soccer in that category.

The Crew (3-1-4) has not lost since the first game, running its unbeaten streak to seven games and it stays undefeated at home (3-0-2). Renteria has scored all four Crew goals in its last three games, and his decisive kick came after Patrick Ianni was whistled for pulling down Chad Marshall on a corner kick by teammate Eddie Gaven.

Half of the Crew’s eight goals this season have come from the penalty shot.


* Attendance was 7,148.

* Conditions 55 degrees and rainy.

* Seattle is 3-0-2 when scoring first.

* The Sounders are fifth in the Western Conference at 3-3-4 for 13 points.

* Seattle has been consistent, scoring 6 goals on the road and 6 at home.

* The Crew are 3-1-4, good for 4th in the Eastern Conference with 13 points.

* It was pointed out that Andres Mendoza of the Crew is making $595,000 and is not a starter, but that the Crew did not want to pay a similar or higher salary to keep proven star Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

*  Columbus is 3-0-2 at home.

* The Crew all-time vs. Seattle is 2-0-3.

* Crew Soccer Academy standouts Wil Trapp and Ben Swanson have been called into their respective age group U.S. National Team camps. Trapp, from Gahanna, will leave for Portugal on May 19 and will participate in a series of matches against the Portugal, Finland and Holland U18 teams.

Swanson has already joined the U.S. U14 camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, and will play in a series of exhibitions against Chivas, Arsenal, LA Galaxy, Cosmos West, Pateadores and the Irvine Strikers.




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2011 Desert Cup features New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City in Tucson

Hi Corbett Field (photo by Mavarin (Karen Funk Blocher) via wikipedia commons

The 2011 Major League Soccer Desert Cup featuring the New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City will be the most important professional soccer event in Tucson, Arizona history.

The two-day event marks the first time MLS teams have ever played in the Old Pueblo. It also marks the home debut of FC Tucson, the town’s new semi-pro team featuring Tuscon’s best local talent.

Over the two days, two of the nation’s premier soccer teams will square off against each other as well as challenge local Arizona clubs FC Tucson and the Phoenix Sahuaros.

The MLS team’s rosters are repete with the international stars including Thierry Henry, star of the French National team and striker for Arsenal in the English Premier League. Omar Bravo, hero of Chivas in the Mexican League, and defender Rafael Marquez, captain of the Mexican National squad and Barcelona FC in Spain’s Premier Soccer League.

The event will take place on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 6 pm nightly, at Hi Corbett Field. The past Spring Training home of the Colorado Rockies that has now been filled with 10,000 square feet of sod to accomodate a soccer game of this magnitude.

The Desert Cup, hosted by FC Tucson Events, working in conjunction with local leaders, The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitor Bureau, and other community partners will showcase Tucson’s best to the National soccer community and in the future.

Info courtesy of MLS, Tuscon Toros & Tucson Chamber of Commerce