2013 MLS SuperDraft Presented By Adidas

Tracking MLS Rookie of the Year: Pick your favorite Colorado Rapid!


Dillon Powers and Deshorn Brown are just two of the exciting youngsters getting it done around Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

When it comes to tracking Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year honor, there may be no need to scan the landscape. Rather, just book a little time around Dicks Sporting Goods Park outside Denver.

Two of the leading candidates are there. A third could even elbow his way into the argument. And too bad emerging left back Chris Klute had signed a pro deal last year; this is his first full Rapids campaign, but he’s not eligible for Rookie of the Year.

Here is our current view of how the league’s Rookie of the Year race is shaping up:

1. Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers:

Perhaps the league’s No. 11 draft pick in January got some early starts due to the outrageous array of injuries Oscar Pareja’s team suffered in March and April. But the versatile midfielder out of Dallas has certainly earned his keep, starting every match for the West’s third-place team, sometimes deployed in a holding role, sometimes in slightly more advanced positions.

To get four goals and five assists from a two-way midfielder represents a pretty good season.  To get that kind of production from a rookie? That’s outstanding. Plus, we still have almost a third of the season remaining.

2. Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown:

Edson Buddle was expected to be the big scorer around DSG Park this year, but the former U.S. international just cannot find his scoring feet. It would be impacting the Rapids with more ferocity were it not for Brown’s team-leading six goals and four assists. The Jamaican striker has blazing pace, and he knows what to do when he gets past those helpless defenders.

3. Seattle Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin:

The kid still has a lot to learn on the defensive side, but what a weapon Yedlin has become along the right side at CenturyLink. An All-Star appearance upped his Q rating.

Also in the running: New England’s Andrew Farrell; Colorado’s Clint Irwin.

(MORE: Tracking Major League Soccer’s MVP award; it’s Mike Magee’s to lose)

Report: David Silva out 2-3 weeks with ligament damage

LOGRONO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 09:  David Silva of Spain is fouled by Lars Gerson of Luxembourg during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group C match between Spain and Luxembourg at Estadio Municipal Las Gaunas on October 9, 2015 in Logrono, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Getty Images
1 Comment

Despite sitting at the top of the table in the Premier League, things are not going well for Manchester City.

Star striker and leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero suffered a torn hamstring while playing for Argentina, and now he is joined by David Silva on the injured list.

Silva lasted nine minutes in Spain’s EURO qualifying match against Luxembourg, forced off after taking a bad challenge from behind. Silva went down in pain and tried to play on, but asked for a substitution just minutes later.

[ RELATED: Alejandro Bedoya to miss USMNT vs. Mexico ]

Spanish news outlet AS is reporting that Silva has suffered “lateral internal ligament damage in his right ankle,” and could face 2-3 weeks on the sidelines.

With Aguero set to miss at least a month, Silva’s injury could leave Manchester City without two of their top players in the coming weeks.

Silva has arguably been the best player in the Premier League this season, the quarterback of the City attack, which has scored a league-leading 19 goals through eight matches.

City travels to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on October 25, which falls into that 2-3 week range for Silva’s recovery. In a match that could decide who sits top of the table, Manuel Pellegrini would be very shorthanded without Silva and Aguero.

Alejandro Bedoya to miss USMNT vs. Mexico

GLASGOW,  SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 15 :  Alejandro Bedoya of USA  in action during the International Friendly match between Scotland and USA at Hampden Park on November 15, 2013.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Getty Images

Alejandro Bedoya will not feature for the United States in the CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Saturday, and has been replaced on the roster by Bobby Wood.

Bedoya traveled to Los Angeles from his club team Nantes in France, but Jurgen Klinsmann has announced he will be unable to play after falling ill.

[ FOLLOW: All of PST’s USMNT coverage ]

Without Bedoya, Union Berlin midfielder Bobby Wood has been added to the USMNT side. Wood scored the first two goals of his international career this summer in wins over the Netherlands and Germany, and has scored four goals in ten matches for Union Berlin this season. Wood has been training with the U.S. camp throughout the week for the upcoming friendly against Costa Rica.

Bedoya has played well for the USMNT, discounting his short performance against Brazil in September. In that match, Klinsmann played Bedoya out of position against a potent Brazil attack, and he was substituted before halftime. However, playing in his more natural role as a winger or attacking midfielder, many believed Bedoya could be in line for a start against Mexico.