Black & Gold Bullets: February 27
The Crew forced a 4-4 draw against Orlando City SC last night in the final match of Group A play at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic. Following Orlando City SC’s goal in the 89th minute, midfielder Ethan Finlay scored the Crew’s game-tying goal in stoppage time, his second tally of the match. Read more about the Crew’s high-scoring draw with Orlando City SC in Adam Jardy’s article in the Columbus Dispatch.
Following Major League Soccer’s purchase of Chivas USA, MLS Commissioner Don Garber named longtime MLS executive Nelson Rodriguez as the club’s new President on Wednesday. His most recent position was Executive Vice President of Competition, Technical and Game Operations for MLS, which he resigned from in January. For more information on Rodriguez and the sale of Chivas USA, read Kevin Baxter’s article in the LA Times.
The landscape of MLS has changed drastically with the upcoming additions of Orlando City SC, New York City FC and David Beckham’s new club in Miami. Could there be a new MLS team coming to Texas? Check out this MLSsoccer.com article about the NASL’s San Antonio Scorpions’ push for promotion and this Austin Chronicle article about the city of Austin’s push for a MLS franchise.