Phil Collin gas the game story.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 12, 2014
MLS beat reporter Phil Collin will be at the game and has the capsule game preview.
— Nick Green (@LAsoccerblog) July 8, 2014
It was that kind of day for Brazil (and its sponsors).
Experience the collective sadness of a mortified nation here.
Notable: online sports book Bovada.lv observed today that “70% of of the betting money was on Germany to win in regulation and 75 percent was on Germany to advance to the final.”
Odds on a score of Germany winning 7-1 were not offered (who would take that)? It was 250-1 for Germany to win 6-0, though.
Finally, what’s worse than being Brazilian and seeing your nation humiliated before a worldwide audience like that? How about being Brazilian and having a whole lot of World Cup-related merchandise to shift? Sales coming soon, I presume.
Here’s Ana Imbriale of Brasil Mania in Old Torrance (her young son, wearing a Neymar jersey, declined to appear on camera):
Speaking of bad timing: who will go to this event in Carson on the eve of the World Cup final now?
He is a young striker deemed surplus to requirements at Chivas Guadalajara who has now scored more goals in MLS than any other Mexican striker in history; Cubo “Erick” Torres, who is now the second most prolific scorer in MLS this season.
He was voted the MLS Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters after scoring two goals that propelled Chivas USA to two 1-0 victories, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes and Montreal Impact.
And he has done so largely ignored by fans of his same heritage; just an announced 4,201 took in the last Chivas USA game over the holiday weekend.
“He’s got a quality you can’t teach,” Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy said recently. “His focus is just superb and for his age, it’s hard to believe what he can come up with and pull off. The goal tonight reminded me of that bicycle kick in Vancouver last year, where it’s just something out of nothing.”
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 5, 2014
- MLS beat reporter Phil Collin has the Independence Day LA Galaxy game story.
- Here’s a look at Chivas USA-Montreal Impact game by the numbers. Notable: the combined record of these two clubs is 7-14-10. Game preview.
- Former Chivas USA fan favorite Matthew Fondy was signed by the Chicago Fire. The forward played eight times for Chivas USA after scoring 10 goals in 10 games for the minor league LA Blues.
- Argentina midfielder Martin Rivero’s season is likely done after making just six starts for the Goats since coming over from the Colorado Rapids, an ACL tear against Real Salt Lake doing the damage.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 29, 2014
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 3, 2014
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) July 4, 2014