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Paid Their Dues: Orozco Stumbles in WCQ

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Orozco has drawn massive amounts of criticism for his performance in Costa Rica on Friday.

Michael Orozco got the nod at right back over Geoff Cameron, who was picked to fill in for an injured Michael Bradley only moments later. Orozco was partially at fault for the second goal, venturing too far up the touchline, and making Omar Gonzalez come out to defend. Beasley was then powerless against a trio of Costa Rican attackers, one of whom headed the ball into the back of the net. Matt Doyle of mlssoccer.com called out Orozco for his frequent overlapping. According to American Soccer Now, he was considered the worst player on the night for the USMNT. It was a bad night for Orozco, to say the least, but he has the opportunity to redeem himself--or put another nail in his own coffin--on Tuesday, as the U.S. takes on Mexico in Columbus.

Chris Seitz made his fourth start of the season in FCD's 3-1 home victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Andrew Jacobson also started on Saturday, making his first appearance since he was injured on August 11th. Jordan Harvey put in a full shift for the Caps. Brad Knighton watched the game from the bench, but that may change soon. Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted has allowed five goals in his past two games, and fans may soon clamor for Knighton's return. Dallas is now three points ahead of somewhat maybe rivals Vancouver, but is still two points behind the Colorado Rapids with a game in hand.

Bakary Soumare and the Chicago Fire lost in Seattle, as Gonzalo Segares put the ball in the back of his own net in the 89th minute. However; Segares wasn't the Chicago defender everybody was talking about after the game. Soumare angered the masses both with this handball, and his calling out beloved Fire Senior Content Producer Jeff Crandall. Bakary has since deleted the boneheaded tweet, but Fire supporters are still demanding his head. It'll be interesting to watch this develop, if it does.


Shea Salinas scored the only goal in San Jose's match-up with the Union. Salinas' service off corners was good on Sunday night, but his goal is what will be remembered.

Justin Mapp was on the field for the final whistle in Montreal's 4-2 drubbing of New England. The win puts the Impact in first place on the goals scored tiebreaker. With two games in hand on their closest competitors, Montreal may be very close to locking the Eastern Conference up.

Gabe Farfan didn't see the field in Chivas' 1-0 win over DC United.

Danny Mwanga scored for the Colorado reserves on Sunday, but you still shouldn't expect to see him the first team anytime soon.

Stephen Okai and the Charlotte Eagles lost 7-4 in the shootout that was the USL PRO Championship. Okai won't be able to claim any trophies in his first season, but it definitely was a campaign to be proud of.

Toni Ståhl and the Fort Lauderdale defense shut down the previously pointless San Antonio at home, but the offense failed to deliver. The 0-0 draw sees them move back to third on goal differential.

Freddy Adu was on the bench, but did not appear in Bahia's 1-0 loss to Fluminense.

Porfirio Lopez helped Alajuelense shut out Santos de Guápiles, and enter a three-way tie for second place. LDA have only allowed one goal in their last four games.

Faryd Mondragon was on the bench in Colombia's win over Ecuador.

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