Category: Bouna Coundoul
It was a packed Buck Shaw Stadium on the campus of Santa Clara. Not a single seat was empty in the college soccer stadium to see their beloved San Jose Earthquakes face the New York Red Bulls. It was a great atmosphere for such a fantastic playoff match and as the other two first leg matches showed plenty of excitement, this one was equal to the task. The Red Bulls would get on the board inside the first ten minutes of the second half when they had possession of the ball and made an attacking run. Roy Miller went down ... Read more
Saturday night was a big night for the New York Red Bulls as they finally had destiny in their own hands. It was a big match for the club as they needed a single win to put themselves into the postseason and you thought this was going to be a goal fest from the beginning of the match. It was a sixth minute tally from Dane Richards on the far side of the area that put the Red Bulls in front as he stripped Jimmy Conrad and scored a nice shot inside the near post.”I saw him taking his time ... Read more
A Few Moves(not a complete list) As July 1 approached, the time when players contracts would be guaranteed if they were on the roster, MLS clubs made moves. I haven’t listed the players waived or released to make roster room, but some of the new additions are… 26 yr old Alecko Escandarian has moved across the hall as he was picked up by LA from Chivas USA. Josh Tudela was dropped to make room on the Galaxy roster. The Revs are trying to bolster their scoring by signing 5 time Lithuanian player of the year, striker Edgaras Jankauskas. The Rapids ... Read more
This weekend’s MLS action was tainted by the continued insistence of the league not to break or at the very least reduce its schedule for international matches. Landon Donovan, Brad Guzan, Mo Edu, Frankie Hejduk and Rico Clark should not have to take a long flight after one international match only to take a similar length flight after the MLS match back to Europe. But it wasn’t simply Americans who were inconvenienced by MLS’ scheduling this weekend: if it were simply Americans I suppose it would be alright. Six Canadian players were busy battling mighty Brazil while several other MLS ... Read more
Image from USA Today.com With the African Nations Cup about to begin, The American Soccer Show would like to wish the lone MLS participant, Colorado Rapids Goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul the best of luck. Coundoul whose emergence as a top keeper made Joe Cannon expendable for the Rapids is representing his native nation Senegal in the Cup. Coundoul was an all city keeper as a High School student in New York City and joined the Rapids in 2005. Bouna, fly the MLS flag high in Ghana this month!