Seems the trial in June has paid off for both sides as Andreas has returned and now awaits his P-1 Visa. the 23 year old has youth international experience and nearly 100 pro games under his belt, 96. NY Sporting Director, Dennis Hamlett stated, "We are pleased to welcome Andreas. A young, dynamic player with qualities we like." A Germany based pro since the 2013-14 season with his promotion from the U-19's to the first team at Stuggart, he has since been with 4 other teams getting a total of 16 goals and 14 assists.read
The last four standing will be MLS squads for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup as it heads to the finals but...Portland or LAFC are not set as the Timbers await their appeal to be heard. The rest of the field is Philly facing the Fire while Houston awaits its' opponent. The issue of foreign players is a big deal with it being the "US" Open Cup and it is clearly stated in the rules. We await an answer from the decision makers within the Cup organization as previoulsy written.read
The evening will begin at 6 as the Italian side trains follwed by the La Liga legends at 8. Tickets are to be purchased at newyorkredbulls.comread
Portland is protesting the number of foreign players fielded by LAFC as they dropped the game in LA. The US Open Cup Adjudication and Discipline Panel will review this issue and give their decision shortly.
In related news, a player for LAFC made claims well after the game and after the dispute filed by the TImbers of racial abuse. He stated that players from the opponent made such comments, in as much as he did not name them, he will similarly not be named here. This must be dealt with quickly and swiftly as there is no cause for such things and it is not to be tolerated.read
Contributed by Steven Torres
Forward Zaire Bartley scored both goals to give New York Cosmos B a 2:0 victory over visiting FC Frederick of Md. in the NPSL’s (National Premier Soccer League) Northeast Region Semifinal on Wednesday evening at Hofstra University Soccer Stadium in Hempstead, Long Island.
Cosmos B, which captured North Atlantic Conference title over the weekend, got on the board just before halftime against Mid Atlantic Conference winner FC Frederick with a tally from Bartley off an assist from Honduran forward Darwin Espinal.read