John Scores Again

Marc Purcell
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Stern John may be headed to Europe in a few months but he is intent on putting his name in the record books. John scored his league leading 23rd goal yesterday in a 2-1 lost to Colorado. That goal put him in the lead for scoring with 50 points. In addition, John's goal total is the second highest in MLS history. He has two more games in order to reach Roy "the butcher of Joe Public" Lassitier's 27 benchmark set in 1996.

The Columbus Crew have locked up second place in the Eastern Conference.

Mickey Trotman, Brian Haynes and Dallas Burn have also claimed the final play-off spot in the MLS West Conference. They accomplished this via a 1-0 win over Kansas City. Mickey had a part to play in the win. After his shot was partially saved by the Kansas goalkeeper, he collected his rebound and squared it to a teammate who buried the ball in the back of the net.

Making a new beginning

Marvin Andrews surprised many fans on Saturday when he started for Raith Rovers in there encounter with Tony Rougier's Hibernian in Scottish first division action. By all accounts Marvin had a good game despite being taken off for 10 minutes with a head cut. In the 51st minute he had a good header off a free kick on goal that just cleared the bar. Rougier was out of the game due to fitness problems. Hibs won the game 3-1.

Clint Marcelle came on in the 85th minute of Barnsley's game with Crystal Palace. Barnsley won the game 4-0 in front of there home fans at Oakwell. This marks a return to action for Marcelle who resigned with the club earlier this year for two more years.

European report...

Dwight Yorke and Manchester United continue there poor start of the English season when they got beaten 3-0 by league champions Arsenal.

Shaka Hislop made a few good saves in West Ham's 0-0 tie with Nottingham Forest.

Across in Switzerland, Jerren Nixon started for FC Zurich in a 2-0 win over FC Aarau.

In Portugal, Leonson Lewis started for E. Amadorra in there 2-1 win over Académica.