United Soccer Leagues
It's not often we stray into the wild and untamed confines of the United Soccer League (i.e., the third tier of the North American football pile) here on The Toe Poke, but we would be remiss not to share the following goal with you.
What you're about to witness is a 60-yard missile to rival the one scored by Charlie Adam from well inside his own half against Chelsea a week or two back.
The man responsible: Sacramento Republic midfielder Rodrigo Lopez, who glanced up, saw Whitecaps keeper Spencer...
Last Saturday, I attended two professional soccer matches in the New York area.
The first was the New York Red Bulls II's debut home game in the United Soccer League (USL) vs. the Rochester Rhinos at Red Bull Arena. The second, a few hours later, was the second-ever Major League Soccer home game for New York City FC as they faced off against Sporting Kansas City at Yankee Stadium.
Neither game was particularly memorable. The Red Bulls game was chiefly notable for a missed Leo Stolz penalty and...