Archive for December, 2009

Lightning to Make Major Announcement

December 28, 2009

The Louisville Lightning (PASL-Pro) have scheduled a press conference for January 4th.  The club is expected to announce that they have signed a key player.  Insiders suggest this may be the biggest event in the franchise’s young history.   
Ben Wilson will provide coverage of the press conference here at International Soccer Network.

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Ohio Vortex News and Notes

December 25, 2009

Some key stats from the December 19th match against 1790 Cincinnati Express:

Allen Eller 3 goals (hat trick), 1 assist
Milko Cecez 2 goals
Adis Kuduzovic 2 goals, 2 assists 
Lucas Martorana 1 goal
Adam Campellone 1 goal
Nate Yates 1 assist
Wes Sechrist 1 assist
Jared Dombrowski 1 assist

Midfielder Steve Gillespie missed the match with an injury (turf toe).

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USL Update

December 23, 2009

The Bermuda Hogges and Western Mass Pioneers have announced that they will be playing in the PDL next season.  Both played in the USL’s Second Division last season.
Perhaps this is the first of many moves caused by the USL/NASL dispute.  The good news is that the USL-2 home openers have been announced and there are some exciting [...]

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December 18, 2009

A source with the USSF says that a definitive answer may not be available until next week, but some are suggesting that it indeed could be after the holidays. The Professional League Task Force is currently gathering and evaluating information from both groups. 
Another source was able to tell us that one committee has yet to see [...]

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Ohio Vortex News and Notes

December 17, 2009

Key statistics from the Detroit Waza vs. Ohio Vortex:

Steve Gillespie 1 goal
Allen Eller 1 goal
Israel Jones 1 goal
Adis Kudzovic 1 goal
Pete Angelokostopoulas 1 goal
Dado Girozdanic 1 assist

A major signing is expected from the Vortex before January 1st.  There is already a solid core of players with Eller, Gillespie, and defender Mike Pertz.

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A Conversation with Adrian Heath of the Austin Aztex

December 17, 2009

First and foremost, the Austin Aztex are truly lucky to have someone the caliber of Adrian Heath leading their organization on the field.
The Austin Aztex made news worldwide when they released the bulk of their squad, a total of 14 players.  The most notable was Gifton Noel-Williams, who was the franchise’s first major signing.  It [...]

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Garber in Montreal

December 9, 2009

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber visited Montreal today to meet with Montreal Impact President Joey Saputo and government officials to discuss possible MLS expansion into Canada’s second-largest market.

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News and Notes from the Ohio Vortex

December 7, 2009

Here are some notable stats from Saturday’s match against Cincinnati:

Adam Campellone 2 goals
Allen Eller 1 goal, 2 assists
Matt Tutich 1 goal, 1 assist
Steve Gillespie 1 assist
Pete Angelokostopoulos 1 goal
Milko Cevez 1 goal

Midfielder Allen Eller served as a field general for the young squad. His leadership was quite an asset with the absence of Head Coach [...]

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It’s Time to Go Indoors with the PASL

December 7, 2009

We are only a few weeks into the PASL-Pro season, but there is a great deal to talk about. First and foremost, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the expansion franchises in Louisville, San Diego, and Cleveland/Canton (Ohio). The Louisville Lightning had a sellout for their first home match, which was a near miss [...]

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News from ESPN

December 2, 2009

Tuesday’s Outside the Lines (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) will feature a live report from Jeremy Schaap in Cape Town, a match-fixing discussion,  and Landon Donovan live in the studio.
Sunday’s telecast of La Liga’s Clasico live on ESPN Deportes was the highest-rated and most-watched European soccer telecast in Spanishlanguage cable television history.

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