Archive for January 14th, 2013

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Bekker’s rise at the combine has been nothing short of meteoric

Kyle Bekker

It’s hard to imagine any MLS SuperDraft prospect who has done more to help himself than Canadian midfielder Kyle Bekker.

MLS sent out notice to the media on Monday that Bekker will be one of four of the draft-eligible players who will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday for a major photo op ahead of Thursday’s SuperDraft.

(Of course, the MLS photo op for the draft will happen on the same day that Indianapolis is expected be confirmed as the newest NASL expansion franchise.)

This photo-op is a showcase event for MLS, and the other three attendees are prospects who have been predicted by the pundits to be early first-round picks: Andrew Farrell, Carlos Alvarez and Eriq Zavaleta.
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Canadian women outgunned by South Korea

Jeon Ga-Ul

Just 10 minutes into the second half of its second match at the Yongchuan Cup, the Canadian national women’s team itself down by three goals to the world-16th ranked South Koreans.

A consolation headed goal by Nichelle Prince cut the deficit to 3-1, but that’s how the game ended — and the youthful side that coach John Herdman selected for this Chinese tournament saw it’s record fall to a win and a loss.

Goals from Hyundai Steel teammates Jeon Ga-Eul and Jung Seol-Bin bookended a marker from Ji So-Yun, who plays her pro soccer in Japan, with Kobe.
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