Danny Mwanga Opens His Timbers Account

Danny Mwanga Opens His Timbers Account

Former Union player Danny Mwanga scored his first goal as a member of the Portland Timbers last night. It was a well-taken first touch goal which helped his new team defeat San Jose 2-1. The first ever draft pick in Union history was traded for Jorge Perlaza back on June 6th.

In explaining why he traded the former number one overall pick then-head coach Peter Nowak said "Danny Mwanga is very good with the ball at his feet and he's good at drawing defenders, but he had a difficult time stretching the field". Well, if you're looking for video evidence of Mwanga's ability to run and stretch a defense then watch him sprint 70+ yards, time his run across the face of his defender and finish to the near post.

Video after the Jump...

Ohhhhhh, Dannnnnny Mwwwanga indeed.

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.