But as these two American goalkeeping pillars retire – only a few years after a previous wave of star 'keepers called it a career, including Kasey Keller (2011), Brad Friedel (2015) and Marcus Hahnemann (2014) – questions loom over what comes next.
Isaac Angking knew the question about the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, the one he missed, was bound to come. After all, that World Cup was what he was building towards when he left home at age 15 to join U.S. Soccer’s now-defunct residency program in Bradenton, Fla. The biennial tournament was his chance to impress the soccer world.
Bates men’s lacrosse coach Peter Lasagna understands why last Saturday’s 15-12 win over Wesleyan, the defending NCAA Division III champion, was perceived as an upset. But the formula for that NESCAC win up in Lewiston, Maine, was quite simple. All-American attackman Matt Chlastawa had a monster day with five goals, five assists and four ground balls.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In late July, discussions between the New England Revolution and Michael Mancienne’s agent began. The veteran English defender, then on the books of Nottingham Forest, was on the outs at the Championship side, searching for a new opportunity. “I have had other opportunities, but nothing I fancied much,” Mancienne said when reached by phone in the U.K.
As the Boston Cannons enter a new era at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, Mass., key roster changes also lie ahead for a club that hasn't made the Major League Lacrosse playoffs since 2015. On defense, Brodie Merrill, Brandon Mullins and Tim Mueller have all left to join the Premier Lacrosse League, a showcase-centric league with six teams.
When Luis Caicedo was announced as the New England Revolution’s latest signing on March 8, few understood why the club brought the Colombian midfielder stateside — especially considering it required the use of precious Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). But Caicedo was no panic move, nor another last-minute need signing for a club that has a history of them.
Ed Gingher, who coached Sean Kuraly during his U-18 year with the Ohio Blue Jackets, remembers a story about the grizzly forward like yesterday. The scene was set as such: The dawn of the 2012-13 NHL lockout neared, and some local pros were skating in Columbus, Ohio, to stay in shape. Kuraly, then a fifth-round selection of the San Jose Sharks, was asked to join, and he came across Jared Boll, who’s now a winger for the Anaheim Ducks.
Leonardo Teixeira, a Cape Verde native who arrived in America just this past year, brought the house down for Brockton in Saturday’s Division 1 boys’ soccer final at Worcester State University. The junior forward scored a second-half hat trick and assisted on the Boxers’ two other goals and Brockton edged Longmeadow, 5-3, for the program’s first state championship.