Morning Aggregate: Weekend Soccer Wrap Up


Jozy Altidore knows his time with AZ Alkmaar is basically up, but he still performs for the team.  He scored two more against Heerenveen to give him 30 across all competitions.  He also recorded an assist in the match.  It is hard to say where he will end up during the summer transfer window, but his agent should be busy fielding offers.  Where should Altidore go?  Perhaps his style of play is more fitting for a wide open league and not one of the big three.  Only time will tell.

Alejandro Bedoya also scored this weekend in a big win for Helsingborg.  Michael Bradley finally got to play a full match for AS Roma.  Clint Dempsey also went 90 for Tottenham in a 2-2 draw with Wigan.  For a full recap of players abroad, take a look at this recap.

In National Women’s Soccer League action, the Portland Thorns shut out the Chicago Red Stars 2-0.    Danielle Foxhoven and Christine Sinclair scored the two Thorns’ goals during an 11th minute second half stretch.  Chicago was unable to register a shot until the second half against the now 2-0-1 Thorns.  Portland is in first place overall.

Heather O’Reilly scored two goals for Boston as the Breakers beat the Western New York Flash 2-1.  Sydney Leroux played in O’Reilly on her first goal.  O’Reilly also hit the post in the match.  The Washington Spirit fell 2-1 to Sky Blue FC in Germantown on Saturday night.  Courtney Goodson and Sophie Schmidt tallied for Sky Blue with the Schmidt game winner coming in the 48th minute.  Diana Matheson scored the Washington goal.  Lauren Cheney registered two assists as Kansas City beat Seattle 2-0.  Cheney set up Sinead Farrelly and Renae Cuellar on a rain soaked field.  NWSL action resumes on Wednesday in Rochester as Sky Blue plays Wester New York.

Feb 13, 2013; Kissimmee, FL, USA; D.C. United midfielder Lewis Neal (24) attempts to pass the ball away from Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer (14) during the second half at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Kansas City defeated D.C United 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Early on in North American Soccer League action three teams now share the lead.  Minnesota United and the Tampa Bay Rowdies both won on the road and join the Carolina Railhawks at the top of the standings.  Minnesota beat Atlanta 3-2  with the winner coming in the 61st minute from Aaron Pitchkolan.  Atlanta dominated possession in the final 25, but were unable to find the equalizer despite having scored six goals over the last two matches.

Tampa Bay beat Fort Lauderdale 2-1 on substitute Alex Dixon’s second half goal.  Walter Restrepo scored for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in the 80th minute to give them hope. Edmonton beat San Antonio 1-0 in their first home match of the year.  The Railhawks had a bye.

The United Soccer League PRO action began on Friday until late last night.  The Charlotte Eagles blanked the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-0 as Pittsburgh was down to 10 men in the 25th minute after a red was shown to Anthony Vazquez.  Brandon Swartzendruber scored in the 68th minute for the Dayton Dutch Lions as they beat Tampa Bay FC.  The Los Angeles Blues easily got past the Wilmington Hammerheads 4-0.  Wilmington lost Paul Nicholson to a red in the first minute.

On Saturday Pittsburgh was unable to score again as Mike Azira scored both goals for the Charleston Battery.  Harrisburg City had five different goal scorers beating the Rochester Rhinos 5-1.  Rochester’s Blake Brettschneider was ejected right before halftime.  Orlando City beat Dayton 4-0 as Dom Dwyer took over the goal scoring lead tallying twice in the match.

Finally, an article asking if lesbians are more accepted than gay men using the Megan Rapinoe story as part of its basis.