FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Englishman John Rooney tallied his first goal of the MLS Combine on Monday to help lead AdiPure past Jabulani, 2-0, in Day 2 of the winter showcase.
Both goals came within a minute of one another in the second half, with Maryland forward Jason Herrick quickly adding to Rooney's 55th-minute tally. AdiPure remain unbeaten in two games of the MLS Combine after posting a scoreless draw against AdiPower in the showcase opener on Saturday. Jabulani fall to 1-1.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two goals from Ecuadorian Joao Plata powered AdiZero to a 3-2 defeat of AdiPower in the second game on Day Two of the MLS Combine.
AdiZero (1-1) jumped all over AdiPower with three first-half goals and managed to hang on to the lead. Two second-half goals by Corey Hertzog made things close, but AdiPower failed to find a third goal and remain the only winless team at the Combine with a 0-1-1 record.
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D.C. United shored up their defensive group on Monday by signing 24-year-old Uruguayan defender Rodrigo Brasesco on a loan deal from Uruguayan Primera División side Racing Club. He will be available pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and his International Transfer Certificate.
Brasesco has featured prominently for Racing over the past two seasons, helping his team to the top of the Primera División in the most recent Apertura, starting all 15 league matches. During the 2009-2010 campaign, Brasesco featured in 24 matches (23 starts) in 2,106 minutes of play.
Washington, D.C. – D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha fichado al defensa uruguayo Rodrigo Brasesco.
Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that the club has signed 24-year-old defender Rodrigo Brasesco.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Ethan White and Conor Shanosky, two of D.C. United’s most recent additions, were down in Florida for the past week, training with the US U-20 national team in an effort to impress head coach Thomas Rongen.
The duo are in contention to represent the US U-20s at the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament in April. If the Americans are successful in qualifying, they’ll head to Colombia to take part in the World Cup that begins at the end of July.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — With a final shot to impress MLS technical staffs ahead of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft next week, Perry Kitchen registered another efficient performance for the US U-20s at an intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday morning.
The Generation adidas player, projected to be potential No. 1 pick, played one half at left centerback and another half as a holding midfielder, at the request of the MLS coaches in attendance, who wanted to see him play multiple positions.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Day one of the combine has come and gone, and for the aspiring professional players, that can only be a good thing.
Performances on Saturday won’t make or break the future MLS talent, but the nerves and excitement of finally competing on this stage certainly adds a tough wrinkle for the players involved.
The amount of experience and skill on display at this year’s Combine is certainly impressive. However, by nature, it can also be a difficult environment to succeed in, as evidenced by the day’s opening play.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Jabulani overturned a one-goal deficit to beat AdiZero, 2-1, in the second game of the 2011 MLS Combine's opening day.
The winning goal came in the 83rd minute from Uruguayan Paolo Cardozo. Jabulani's first goal was scored by Konrad Warzycha in the 37th minute, equalizing after Ecuadorian Joao Plata had opened the scoring for AdiZero.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – AdiPower and AdiPure played to a 0-0 draw in the first game of the 2011 MLS Combine on Saturday.
Both sides featured some of the best defensive prospects in the draft, and it showed on the field, as chances were few and far between for both AdiPower and AdiPure.
Dartmouth’s Dan Keat had an early chance for AdiPower when Anthony Ampaipitakwong teed him up for a shot from outside the box. Keat, however, curled it over the bar.