With a goal in the last 3 minutes of regular time, The Canadian team beat the previously undefeated at home Penn FC. Colin Falvey put away the ball following a corner but it was not without controversy as the Penn back stop took a blow to the back putting him to the ground, as Colin brought the ball in and into the goal gk Lewis was trying to recover. Ottowa did play a strong game, hitting the framework twice. Penn FC surged in the attack for the balance of the game, but the visitors packed the box and got their initial win of the season.read
From NJ, former stalwart on the USMNT, Peter Vermes is now tied to the club for another 5 years. stating, "I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead this club. Our ownership group has shown trememdous ambition over the last decade, and I am proud to be involved in a first-class organization that continues to grow and evolve at Sporting KC." Sporting Club Co-0wner, Mike Illig added, "This is a great day for Sporting Kansas CIty.read
Behind the best backstop of 2017, Long Islander Tim Melia and former NYCFC player Khiry Shelton KC is now alone atop the Western COnference by 4 points. Peter Vermes rumored last yer to being upstairs now has his 150th win with KC and his name is still knocking around for the USMNT HC position.
By the #'s. KC listed first:
Shots: 24 & 10
Shots on Goal: 7 & 2
Saves: 2 & 4
Fouls: 15 & 18
Offisides:1 & 2
Corners 4 & 2read
Photo source, NYCOSMOS.COM
Contributed by Steven Torres
Brooklyn Italians SC defeated visiting New York Cosmos B, 3:2, during the play-in round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, at LIU-Brooklyn Athletic Facility on Sunday evening.
The former Open Cup winners (1979, 1991), Brooklyn Italians earned its first win in history against Cosmos B during the oldest cup competition in the U.S.read
Down 2-0 into the 2nd half, at 60 minutes Kevin Ellis got the home team within one. The Fire held a 2nd half possession advantage at 60%, a highly overrated stat for me and they got off several half chances yet none equated to one goal. Just 9 minutes into the game, Nikoli beat ATL GK Guzan low to the back post but a heady defensive clearance by Michael Parkhust, with a goal line block. At 53 minutes the deadlock was broken by Ezuquiel Barco fed by Miguel Almiron as it went in off the crossbar from just 6 yards.read