High-profile soccer wives in Twitter spat over story leaks
The wives of two of English soccer's most high-profile players got embroiled in a spat on Twitter on Wednesday about the leaking of information to a tabloid newspaper. In a post to her 1.3 million followers, Wayne Rooney's wife, Coleen, accused Rebekah Vardy — the wife of Leicester striker Jamie Vardy — of informing The Sun about details of her private stories written on Instagram. Coleen said she spent five months attempting to work out who was sharing the stories, going as far as blocking everyone from viewing her Instagram page except for one account and then posting "a series of false stories to see if they made their way into" the newspaper.
Wayne Rooney ' s MLS career is over after Saturday' s loss to Toronto FC. TORONTO — D.C. United’ s season — and Wayne Rooney ’ s MLS tenure — reached an unceremonious end Saturday after a staggering swing of events deep in a first-round playoff against Toronto FC.
Wayne Rooney played his final MLS game on Saturday night for D.C. United. Wayne Rooney ' s American odyssey ended in disastrous fashion on Saturday night as D.C. United The relief was fleeting though, as a rutheless Toronto side stormed the visitor' s goal in the first period of extra-time.
TORONTO — Jonathan Osorio scored twice, Richie Laryea and Nick DeLeon added two more in a four-goal extra-time outburst and Toronto FC beat D.C. United 5-1 on Saturday night in the first round of the playoffs to end Wayne Rooney's MLS career.
The 33-year-old Rooney is returning to England to join Derby County.
Toronto advanced to play at New York City FC on Wednesday night.
Lucas Rodriguez tied it for D.C. United in the 93rd minute. Toronto then scored in the 93rd, 95th, 103rd and 105th minutes.
Laryea beat Bill Hamid from close range three minutes into extra time after Michael Bradley stole the ball and fed DeLeon. Two minutes later, Drew Moor headed Alejandro Pozuelo's corner into the goal front and Osorio banged it in. Osorio hammered a volley from just inside the penalty box, and DeLeon, a former D.C. United player, made it 5-1 with a swerving shot from distance.
Simmonds disappointed Flyers never offered him extension
New Jersey Devils forward Wayne Simmonds doesn't feel his efforts were fully appreciated by the Philadelphia Flyers. The 31-year-old, who makes his return to Philadelphia on Wednesday night, opened up about his departure from the club after nearly seven seasons. "I put so much time and sweat and tears into this organization," Simmonds said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi. "I thought I did everything I could possibly do to at least get a bit of an extension."Following a career-best 32-goal, 60-point season in 2015-16, the 6-foot-2 winger saw his point total decline in each of the past three campaigns.
Wayne Rooney is coming to MLS , and he isn’t coming cheap. No one seems to have nailed down the exact financial details of his transfer quite yet, but it’ s fair to say he’ll comfortably be the Rooney is much more comparable to Steven Gerrard, who was regularly off the pace during his short MLS career .
That win means the Sounders advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, where they'll host either Real Salt Lake or rival Portland Timbers on Wednesday That 5-1 lead was more than enough in the second session, as Wayne Rooney ' s MLS career ends with a rough result. Rooney is joining Derby
Marky Delgado opened the scoring for Toronto in the 32nd.
ATLANTA UNITED 1, REVOLUTION 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Franco Escobar scored in the 69th minute and defending champion Atlanta United made it hold up against New England.
Atlanta advanced to play the winner of Sunday's game between Philadelphia and the New York Red Bulls.
Escobar took a short pass from Ezequiel Barco at the right side of the box and carried a shot over diving keeper Matt Turner.
SOUNDERS 4, FC DALLAS 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Morris scored in the 113th minute to complete a hat trick in Seattle's extra-time victory over FC Dallas.
The Sounders advanced to face the Real Salt Lake-Portland winner.
Raul Ruidiaz, who had scored Seattle's opening goal, took a shot from 8 yards in front that was blocked. The ball deflected into the air, and came down toward Morris, who was positioned at the top left corner of the 6-yard box. Morris' header bounced off the turf and into the left side of the net.
Reggie Cannon, Matt Hedges and Bryan Acosta scored for Dallas.
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Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight .
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight B.C. is shifting to standard time, otherwise known as that magical time of the year when you get an extra hour of sleep, unless of course you are the parent of small children then all bets are off.