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Morning Read: U.S. Women Draw, McCarty for MVP

The USWNT goes to Connecticut and emerges with a tie, while Luis Gil has thoughts about RSL's difficult draw and the McCarty for MVP campaign gets a strong endorsement.
BY Noah Davis Posted
October 24, 2012
4:59 AM
  • The United States women's national team tied 2-2 with Germany. Abby Wambach, now 10 goals away from Mia Hamm, scored as did Tobin Heath but two from Dzenifer Marozsan gave the visting side the draw. Alex Morgan had two assists, giving her 18 on the season, good enough for fourth all-time in a calendar year. The ladies can play. Highlights? We got your highlights right here:
  • Real Salt Lake hosted Costa Rican club Herediano needing a win to advance to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. They managed a draw. "It is frustrating," coach Jason Kreis said after the match. "If you put 11 players just outside your penalty box, it’s hard to score against that. … I expected Herediano to come out and play a little more soccer tonight." C'est la vie.

    At least one young American is already refocusing:

  • The Houston Dynamo had a better result and are through to the CCL quarterfinals.

  • Michael Lewis argues that Dax McCarty, not a man named Henry, is the MVP of the New York Red Bulls. Frankly, we're inclined to believe him.

  • Landon Donovan is MLS's best playmaker? You decide. But the answer is yes.

  • In Champions League action, Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland managed a hard-fought, impressive draw against Juventus. The former New England Revolution center back was all over the field on the right flank, blocking shots and completing the sixth-most passes in the match. The point was Nordsjaelland's first in three matches, but what a point it was.

  • Wednesday at noon, Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht take on Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia. Both squads need a victory if they hope to reach the next round. Later in the day, Oguchi Onyewu's Malaga battles AC Milan and Jermaine Jones' Schalke 04 takes on Arsenal.

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