Former Pac-10 Players in MLS Cup
Walnut Creek, Calif. -- Four former Pac-10 men's soccer players are in Toronto for the 2010 MLS Cup, to be contested at BMO Field this Sunday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. PT. The match will be televised on ESPN and Galavision. Former CALIFORNIA forward Andrew Wiedeman, UCLA goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and WASHINGTON defender George John play for FC Dallas and will face former UCLA defender Marvell Wynne and the Colorado Rapids.
Both FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids are searching for their first MLS title. The Rapids played in the 1997 MLS Cup while FC Dallas makes its first appearance.
FC Dallas reached the championship game by defeating the LA Galaxy, 3-0, in the Western Conference final. John scored in the 54th minute to put FC Dallas up, 2-0. John also mans a strong back line that gave up just 28 goals on the year, good for third in the MLS. Hartman, who was outstanding in goal against the Galaxy, is 12-2-9 this year and had a league-record 0.62 goals against average in the regular season. Wiedeman is in his first year as a professional.
Wynne, one of the Rapids' quick defenders, helped shut down the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, in the Eastern Conference final. The first pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by New York is known for his speed on defense, but has also emerged as an offensive threat in the past few years.
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