The season is coming to a close in Europe’s top leagues, but US Soccer is heating up! Let’s catch up on the action from this past week.
So, last week we heard more from members of the USWNT regarding their fight for equal wage from the US Soccer Federation. Well, this week publicpolicypolling.com released a poll that declared 68% of polled Americans think members of the women’s team should be paid the same as the men’s. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
Alex Morgan: One of the USWNT’s superstars stunned the WNY Flash this weekend with a finish of dreams.
DeAndre Yedlin: He shined in Sunderland’s late stretch for survival in the BPL, and the club recognizes that. Rumor is that Sunderland will offer Tottenham two million pounds for the defender. That’s what we like to hear.
Tim Howard: After 10 years at Everton, Timmy said farewell in style with his last start before he heads to Colorado. Big Tim led The Blues to a 3-0 win, what a way to go out with a clean sheet! You gotta love this guy.
Bobby Wood: The young striker tore up the 2. Bundesliga with Union Berlin, earning 16 goals in the league. This makes him the most successful striker in the top two leagues in Deutschland. This earned him a move to Hamburger next season, to the top!
Christian Pulisic: He’s finally made it; he has his own Scout Nation video. This week he scored in the U19 semi-final and will most likely start in the final on the 29th. Check out his compilation.
Week 11 and the MLS doesn’t let us down. Will Zlatan come to LA? Did Kei Kamara leave because of his beef with Higuain? We may never know. Want to read something wild though? The top six teams in the West sit above all of the teams in the East. Let’s check out the results and the best goals from the weekend.
DC United opened up the weekend against 2015 Supporter Shield winners New York, and the Red Bulls kept their disappointing season disappointing. Saborio grabbed the first in the 20th at RFK Stadium, and just before halftime Patrick Nyarko doubled their lead with a nifty finish.
Montreal hosted overachieving Philadelphia, seeing a goal from Drogba (his 4th) and C.J. Sapong (his 5th) in this exciting tie.
Columbus, just like the Red Bulls, have been flat. Problems with the squad? Kei Kamara left in frustration after his spat with Frederico Higuain. This left many fans wondering who could fill Kamara’s spot up front? Obviously, Kamara. 26-year-old Norwegian, Ola Kamara, signed up in February. A back and forth game, Cedric Mabwati and Kevin Doyle grabbing the goals in this tie.
Toronto hosted fellow Canadians Vancouver in a goal-ridden 3-4 loss for the home side. Jozy Altidore missed his penalty and pulled his hamstring, classic action. Giovinco grabbed two and an assist in this one, but it was no match for Kekuta Manneh, Pedro Morales, and the Whitecaps.
New England hosted Chicago Fire and most could figure out how this would go. Kei Kamara debuted with 6 shots, 4 on target. Lee Nguyen grabbed a goal and assist, getting fans excited for his combinations with Kei in the future. Chicago went goalless…again.
FC Dallas hosted Seattle, with Jordan Morris looking to continue his streak. Dallas kept the clean sheet but grabbed two goals themselves, a penalty through Mauro Diaz and a shot across goal from Michael Barrios.
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Houston hosted Real Salt Lake in their 1-0 win over the away side. Giles Barnes, the man Houston needs to be in form, scored the only goal in this one grabbing a crucial three points for the home side. Not convincing from RSL, not being able to land a single shot on target.
Sporting Park welcomed Orlando City SC on Sunday, with SKC looking to regain their form from the beginning of the season. Jimmy Medranda scored an own goal into his own Sporting net, but Dom Dwyer and Jacob Peterson came to the rescue just 7 and 13 minutes later to grab the home win.
Sunday Night Soccer saw Portland, trying to avoid their third loss in a row, host NYC FC who were looking for their third win in a row. David Villa provided the first goal just 12 minutes in. Fanendo Adi equalized in the 55th but Tommy McNamara provided us with the goal of the week to get the three points for New York in Providence Park. NYC FC atop of the league.
Only seven goals this weekend, but it’s not just about the goals. Fort Lauderdale went to the Indy Eleven to only get a point in a 0-0 tie, but the story was about Indy’s keeper Jon Busch. After losing his father just days before, he came up BIG with seven huge saves.
Title contenders Carolina Railhawks hosted Miami FC in another 0-0 tie. The Rowdies hosted and tied Rayo OKC with Rayo players scoring both. Michel grabbed the first to put OKC in the lead after some shifty communication and keeping, but Juanan turned their three points into one with his own goal.
Minnesota climbed to the top after hosting Jacksonville in their 2-0 win. Kevin Vanegas scored the first with a filthy curving goal and Stefano Pinho capped it off in the 28th.
The Cosmos fell to Edmonton 2-1, seeing their Spring Season hopes of finishing at the top become much more unlikely.
FC Cincinnati broke records again this weekend when they hosted the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. They saw 23,375 fans pile in to Nippert Stadium , the second highest attendance in USA/Canada this weekend just behind the Toronto FC v Vancouver matchup. This also set the neall-timeme record attendance in the league. Take a bow you newcomers! They won 1-0.
— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) May 16, 2016
Check out the results from this weekend.