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MN Migration: Stiever Scores Her First Professional Goal

by on 28 September 2017

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: New England wins without Heaps, Yueill suffers a hard defeat, and Kallman finds the wrong net.

Josee Stiever’s first goal for Östersund DFF’s delt the final blow to Kungsbacka DFF in a 5-2 win. The midfielder scored the seventh goal of the night 70 minutes into her fourth appearance.

Though she did not get a shutout, Tarah Hobbs put in a performance that the club’s vice president described as “heroic.” The win still leaves ÖDFF in the relegration zone, but it is tied for points with the team above it.

Mukwelle Akale came on in the second half for Villarreal C’s 2-0 loss to CD Castellón. Originally thought to be making the move up to Villarreal B, the 20-year-old midfielder has been fighting for minutes thus far with the lower division team.

The New England Revolution won its first game after the firing of Jay Heaps. The Revs defeated Toronto FC 2-1 without a goal from Teal Bunbury. The forward created a chance in the first half with a quick tackle, but saw his shot saved. It was Bunury’s only chance of the game before leaving in the 64th minute.

That goal from Toronto prevented Cody Cropper from earning his fifth-straight home shutout. The keeper made two saves and dove to push away a possible own goal, but was beaten by a volley at the back post. The Revs currently sit two places out of the playoffs.

Eric Miller went the full 90 for the Colorado Rapids in a 2-1 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The defender had a quiet night defensively, finishing with just five recoveries. He also did not have much success pushing into the attack as the Rapids pressed for an equalizer.

The San Jose Earthquakes suffered their third 4-0 loss in five games against the struggling D.C. United. Jackson Yueill started in the center of the midfield and went the distance. Although he did not have as much of an impact as his last game, the midfielder completed 89 percent of his passes.

Kassey Kallman had another unlucky outing for the Washington Spirit in a 3-0 loss to her former team. The game stayed scoreless through the first half, but the Boston Breakers took the lead two minutes into the second. The Breakers continued to press forward and in the 54th minute, worked the ball into the box. Kallman stepped in and made a tackle, but her touch sent the ball past her own keeper and into the goal. Just a minute later she nearly added a second when she deflected a low cross off the underside of the cross bar. Luckily for Kallman, a Boston player was determined to get a touch before it crossed the line.

A PK in the fifth minute of stoppage time left Saint Louis FC with a 2-2 draw with FC Cincinnati. Tyler David started up top, but only managed one shot, and that was off target. In the 70th minute David moved to center back to help hold the lead until his keeper conceded a penalty.

Simone Kolander remained on the bench for AC Sparta Praha in a 3-0 win over 1. FC SLOVÁCKO

Cat Parkhill did not see time for FC Kansas City in a 1-0 win over Seattle Reign FC.

Calum Mallace missed this week due to injury.


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