Portland Soccer Roundup: Paulson Profiled, Mwanga Honored
This week’s links include a feature on Timbers owner and president Merritt Paulson, another honor for former Oregon State star Danny Mwanga and some insight on a new MLS Reserve League in the works.
GoodnessPortland.com gives a behind-the-scenes profile of Timbers owner and president Merritt Paulson.
Philadelphia Union forward and former Oregon State University star Danny Mwanga checks in at no. 5 on MLSSoccer.com’s countdown of 24 stars under 24.
U.S. Men’s National Team coach Bob Bradley named his 23-man squad for upcoming friendlies against Poland on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago and against Colombia next Tuesday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Included on the team were University of Portland alumni Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96 in Germany) and Heath Pearce (FC Dallas). With the MLS playoff chase heating up, only Pearce and Brek Shea (FC Dallas) were taken from MLS clubs for the pair of friendlies.
L.E. Eisenmenger of U.S. Soccer Examiner picks Columbus Crew Technical Director Brian Bliss’s mind about the new MLS Reserve League that is in the works.
Vancouver Whitecaps part-owner and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash dishes on the rivalry between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver in his interview with MLSSoccer.com.
With the MLS Expansion Draft right around the corner, we’ll see a lot more articles like this one: the Kansas City Star tries to pinpoint which 11 players the Kansas City Wizards will protect.
A pair of former Jesuit High School girls’ soccer players – Brittany Davis-Roberts and Kari Davidson – has reunited at the University of Washington to help the lady Huskies to a 7-3-1 start to the 2010 season, which includes a 2-1 defeat to No. 4 University of Portland at Merlo Field on Sunday. The Huskies begin Pac-10 play this weekend as the Arizona schools visit Seattle.
Staying on the high school level, senior Oscar Flores of McLoughlin High School in eastern Oregon has already netted 25 goals in six games, drawing attention from Oregon State University and the University of Portland in the process.
Photo: Danny Mwanga photo courtesy of Getty Images via www.MLSSoccer.com