June 7, 2007
Thanks to her 2 goal and 1 assist performance on Saturday night versus Hamilton, Jacquie Lacek became the first member of the Rhino Women to earn Team of the Week honors in 2007.
The Rhinos Women are traveling to Laval, Quebec to take on the Cometes on Sunday afternoon.
The 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup is upon us
Pat Onstad was in goal for Canada last night when they opened up the 2007 Gold Cup with a 2-1 win over Costa Rica.
There are an absolute ton of articles previewing the tournament from the US standpoint.
Fox Soccer.com, LA Soccer News.com, The Boston Globe, SI.com, Soccer America, and The NY Times are just some of the outlets with interesting articles ahead of the US opener tonight versus Guatemala. That match can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel at 9pm ET. Soccer fans can bounce back and forth between the US game and the ESPN2 MLS Game of the Week between Colorado and Houston that will start around 9:15pm ET thanks to the NBA Finals Game 1 pushing the start back a few minutes.
Steven Goff at the Washington Post has a solid look at Bob Bradley's busy summer as the full time USMNT head coach and the KC Star looks ahead as perhaps MLS' hottest player, Eddie Johnson, looks to provide some offensive firepower to Bradley's squad.
Some big happenings at US Soccer
US Soccer.com is all over the dedication of field one at the US Soccer National Training Center as Glenn "Mooch " Myernick Field.
US Soccer.com was also all over the Drew Carey event that raised $160,000 for the Mooch Myernick Fund. Abby Wambach was one of the US Soccer stars to take on Drew in FIFA 07 and there are a couple of good pictures of Abby in action that were captured in the event's photo gallery.
Also, I hope that people caught the Center Circle and Studio 90 Gold Cup Preview shows that were on Fox Soccer Channel last evening.
Add in the recent blog updates, and the crew at US Soccer.com continue to impress with their behind the scenes coverage.
Juan Pablo Angel continues to impress
In case you missed it, last night's MLS scoreline looks like this : Juan Pablo Angel 2 - Toronto FC 1
Neither of Angel's goals were jaw dropping (although the free kick was nice), but Juan Pablo was able to turn a 1-0 road deficit into a 2-1 win in a three minute span in the second half.
The Eddie Johnson vs Juan Pablo Angel MVP debate should get good by the end of the season at this rate.
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