Archive for August 7th, 2011

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DeRo’s hat trick allows 10-man D.C. United to escape with draw against TFC

Dwayne De Rosario

Dwayne De Rosario once again exacted sweet, sweet revenge against another former club — this time a hat trick against his hometown team, Toronto FC. In a game that saw many different storylines play out, it was still De Rosario who outshined every other player on the pitch in a 3-3 draw between the Reds and D.C. United at RFK Stadium.

On July 9 De Rosario scored the game-winner and lone goal over the New York Red Bulls, the team who had traded the forward to United in exchange for midfielder Dax McCarty only a couple of weeks earlier. Last week he was named MLS Player of the Week after his two-goal performance against his first MLS club, the San Jose Earthquakes.

On Saturday, it was TFC’s turn to taste disappointment as the former captain scored three times and will surely be up for Player of the Week honours again this week. He is the first player in MLS history to score for three different clubs in one season.
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Impact celebrates logo unveiling… by losing to Minnesota

The drama came early in tonight’s game at Saputo Stadium with the action threatening to upstage the Impact’s planned highlight, the halftime unveiling of its new MLS logo — an event it had promoted with glee club styled, flash mobs over the course of the past week.

In the end, the new graphic was well-received but the evening ended on a down note for Montreal, who dropped a 3-1 decision to the third-place NSC Minnesota Stars, a game in which it did not challenge seriously for victory.
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Pitchkolan’s goal extends FC Edmonton’s losing streak to five

Aaron Pitchkolan

FC Edmonton’s losing streak has grown to five games, as Aaron Pitchkolan’s last-gasp wonder strike gave the Puerto Rico Islanders a 1-0 win at a rain-soaked Foote Field Saturday.

After FC Edmonton defender Paul Hamilton cleared the ball out of the penalty area, it pinged around in a sea of blue and orange shirts. Pitchkolan simply turned on the ball and hammered it into the top left corner of the goal from 20 yards out.

“It’s pretty disheartening,” said Hamilton. “I think we played a lot better as a team today. We are on a streak right now where nothing is going our way.”
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