Last Week around the Leagues
by Fran Stuchbury
May 21, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Last week the Canadian Football League and CFLPA reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski became the all-time leading scorer in Major League Soccer and Tim Tebow hit his first Triple-A home run for the Syracuse Mets.
Highlights from this week are from the Major League Soccer, National Women's Soccer League, International League, Atlantic League, Florida State League, Pacific Coast League American Hockey League, North American Hockey League and National Lacrosse League.
Canadian Football League
The CFL and CFLPA have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, subject to ratification by the players and approval of the league's Board of Governors.
Dallas XFL named Darryl "Moose" Johnson Director of Player Personnel. The former Dallas Cowboys fullback was general manger of the Alliance of American Football's San Antonio Commanders.
The XFL announced that Brian Michael Cooper, previously Senior Associate Athletic Director at Rice University and President of the NBA G-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers, has been named President of the XFL football team in Houston.
National Arena League
The Massachusetts Pirates have signed former NFL All-Pro wide receiver and kick returner Dexter McCluster. A seven year NFL veteran, McCluster was a second round pick (36th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Mississippi by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Major League Soccer
The New England Revolution have appointed Bruce Arena as the club's sporting director and head coach. Arena, the winningest coach in United States Men's National Team history and a five-time MLS Cup champion, brings more than four decades of coaching experience at the international and domestic levels to the Revolution.
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski scored his 145th, 146th, 147th and 148th MLS goals on Saturday against the Chicago Fire, eclipsing Landon Donovan's all-time record of 145 that has stood since 2014.
National Women's Soccer League
The dish. The Cross. The strike. Great team goal from Sky Blue FC.
Tim Tebow hits his first Triple A homerun for the Syracuse Mets:
New York-Penn League
The Staten Island Yankees announced that Staten Island Pizza Rats are returning to Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George for seven games in 2019 after a successful inaugural season.
Somerset Patriots announcer catches foul ball while on the call. Does commentary on himself and keeps announcing in their game against the High Point Rockers.
The Lancaster Barnstormers picked up the 1,000th win in franchise history in style. Lancaster banged out 19 hits, including seven for extra bases in a 10-3 romp over the Somerset Patriots in the second game of a four-game weekend series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Florida State League
First pick of the 2017 MLB shortstop Draft Royce does pushups on second base after missing out on a home run for the Fort Myers Miracle. His next at bat he gets thrown at.
Pacific Coast League
Portland Sea Dogs' Slugger attempted Karate and...
...just wait for it.
The Sod Poodles evened the series with a 9-4 victory over the Midland RockHounds on May 15th. With the 5,462 fans in attendance on the night, the Sod Poodles have welcomed 101,408 fans to HODGETOWN in just 17 home games, becoming the first team in the Texas League during the 2019 season to reach over 100,000 in attendance at home.
American Hockey League
He's just 20 years old, but Chicago Wolves forward Cody Glass has scored both of the Wolve's OT goals this postseason, including a game-winner against the San Diego Gulls.
North American Hockey League
Thanks to another outstanding performance from Robertson Cup Most Valuable Player and goaltender Matt Vernon, the Aberdeen Wings captured their first-ever North American Hockey League (NAHL) Robertson Cup National Championship thanks to a 2-1 win over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota.
The Wings receiving the Robertson Cup trophy:
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Women's National Basketball Association
Cathy Engelbert, current CEO of Deloitte and the first woman ever to lead a Big Four professional services firm in the U.S, has been appointed Commissioner of the WNBA, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. She will join the WNBA on July 17 and report to Silver, once her four-year term as CEO with Deloitte concludes.
National Basketball League of Canada
After taking care of business against the St John's Edge during the regular season with a 4-1 advantage, it was more of the same for the Moncton Magic during the Finals. The Magic defeated the Edge in Game 4, 130-120, completing the Finals sweep 4-0.
National Lacrosse League
The New York Riptide are the winners of the Coin Toss and will pick 1st in the 2019 NLL Draft. The Rochester Knighhawks will get the first pick in the NLL Expansion Draft.
The Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Buffalo Bandits 10-7 in Game 1 of the NLL Finals. Here are the highlights:
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- Last Week around the Leagues - OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
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