Ramdhan Does The Job

Marc Purcell
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Ramesh Ramdhan restored some common sense to the game with his handling of Japan and Croatia on Saturday. Ramdhan's performance on Saturday morning was a good one. He controlled the game and apart from some diving on the part of Croatia had a easy time. Ramdhan is almost certain to see action in the later rounds of the World Cup.

John scores again.

Stern John continued to show why he should be the rookie of the year in the MLS. John moved to second place in MLS goal scoring by scoring his ninth goal of the season. He is now within three goals of taking the lead. John's goal tied the score at 1-1 in the 29th minute when he beat two New York defenders to rifle the ball into the back of the net. Columbus went on to win the game 2-1 to move into second place in the MLS East division. Also playing a key role was his cousin Ansil Elcock.

In other MLS action, both Brian Haynes and Mickey Trotman started for Dallas in their encounter with Tampa Bay. However, they were unable to prevent the Burn from falling 1-0 to the Mutiny.

A-League action.

The slump continues for Marvin Raeburn and the Raleigh Flyers. They lost both encounters this weekend, first to Jacksonville 3-2 and to Terry St. Louis and Toronto 2-0 on Sunday. Wendell Regis and Hershey lost to the US Pro-40 team 3-2. Craig Demmin and Rochester defeated Terry St. Louis and Toronto 2-1. Shawn Boney and Connecticut defeated Albuquerque 1-0 in a shoot out. Lester Felician and the Trini Crew at New Orleans lost to Nashville 2-1. Finally Craig Demmin and Rochester defeated California 5-0 on Sunday.