Freddie L. and James Riley practiced lightly today, as both are dealing with nagging injuries but no word yet on what their chances for playing this weekend are.
Funny little story out of Salt Lake. Andy Williams, who scored the winning goal in RSL’s 2-0 win over New York last night at Rio Tinto, had an idea he might be a hero in the game. Williams came on as a sub in the second half and scored in the 80th minute to break a scoreless tie.
The Deseret News reported this:
On his Facebook page he posted earlier in the day: “ESPN2 tonight following the USA game. Don’t miss it, I’m scoring tonight.”
Players and fans at that game also made a mass show of support for Charlie Davies. This was also in the Deseret News:
In a show of support for United States National Team member Charlie Davies, who was seriously injured early Tuesday morning in a one-car accident on the George Washington Parkway near Washington D.C. that involved a fatality, members of both Real Salt Lake, the New York Red Bulls and the game officials all wore T-shirts for the pre-game introductions with “Davies” printed across the front.
Many of the fans who attended Wednesday’s game at Rio Tinto Stadium also held up placards with the number “9” on them to honor Davies.
And I wanted to share an article with you about something I have used this blog to touch on in the past, marketing the game to Latinos in the U.S. My longtime friend Maria Burns Ortiz, a veteran soccer writer, wrote this for ESPN Soccernet.