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  • 24 Jul
    导出博客文章VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Axel Sjoberg scored late in extra time to lift
    Colorado to a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night,
    extending the Rapids unbeaten streak to 13 games.Sjobergs goal silenced a
    sellout crowd of 22,120 at BC Place Stadium after Kevin Doyle made a pass from
    the side of the net that Sjoberg headed past Whitecaps goalkeeper David
    Ousted.Vancouvers Christian Techera had scored on a penalty kick in the 87th
    minute to give the Whitecaps a 2-1 lead.The penalty was awarded after Techera
    was hauled down from behind in the penalty box by Colorado defender Jared
    Watts.Doyle also scored in the 59th minute for Colorado (9-2-7), which has
    allowed a league-low 13 goals.Defender Kendall Waston scored in the 10th minute
    for Vancouver (7-8-4), which moved into a tie with Sporting Kansas City for
    fifth in the Western Conference. Swell
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    . Any real chance at payback wont come until the
    playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday
    night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very
    good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said.
    Swell NZ . MLS Commissioner Don
    Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session,
    which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two
    expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta.
    . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished
    last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with
    the Indians in August.
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    . However, he did make them miss him a little less.
    Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed
    Thursday to a one-year, $1.
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    . Artturi Lehkonen, Joni Nikko and Ville Leskinen had the
    other goals for Finland (1-0) while Juuse Saros stopped 28 shots. Tim Robin
    Johnsgard had the lone goal for Norway (0-2).Patrick Davison sat down with
    Jermain Defoe to chat about the pressure on his shoulders at Sunderland, how he
    learnt from Ian Wright, and his relationships with Dick Advocaat and Sam
    Allardyce... Theres always a food bus at Sky Live games. A double-decker where
    everyone can sit and eat a few hours before kick-off.It was on the bus ahead of
    Tuesday nights game between Newcastle and Manchester City that conversation,
    predictably, turned to who might stay up. There was a variety of opinions, but
    only one player from any of the three teams fighting for their lives got a
    mention - Jermain Defoe.When I met with the man himself at Sunderlands Academy
    of Light training ground a few days later, it was the first thing I put to him.
    I wanted to know what its like, having the pressure of everyone expecting you to
    score, knowing youre the one team-mates rely on, that the clubs future might
    very well rest in your hands.He didnt look worried. Defoe loves being the main
    man.The goals now are more important than ever, says the striker who already has
    141 of them in the Premier League.But its good pressure. I want to be the one
    who makes the difference, who wins us games which are so big.I keep that in my
    mind when Im out there on the pitch and I wait for my chance. Defoe says he is
    not surprised by the rise of Harry Kane or Tottenham after their impressive
    season Hes been like this for as long as he can remember. As a kid, endlessly
    watching and re-watching video tapes, just to see goals. Never happy, even when
    playing in the playground, if he didnt score.The boys used to laugh about it.
    JDs not going to pass it round the edge of the box. But if I was a defender or
    midfielder, Id want a striker like that.Even now, in training, if I score,
    Younes Kaboul and Sheasy [John OShea] say to me: Brilliant, keep adding to the
    tally, keep doing it. They know what it means to me to score. Maybe I was born
    that way.Defoe has worked hard to become a finisher. During those younger days,
    he would travel from his home in east London to the north of the capital to
    watch Arsenal - Sunderlands opponents on this weekends Super Sunday. Sam
    Allardyce believes Sunderland need three wins from their last five games tto
    avoid relegation He wasnt an Arsenal fan, he didnt even always follow the
    ball.dddddddddddd. He went to Highbury to watch Ian Wright.Back then people used
    to say Boring Arsenal, but they used to win 1-0 and Wrighty would score. To
    think now that Im the one the lads look to for the goal is a great feeling.A
    young Defoe didnt just watch football, he was, and is, a big boxing fan. Now,
    along with his team-mates, hes in a scrap of his own and drawing inspiration
    from those he watched in the ring.I remember being at my nans and watching the
    Benn v Eubank fights. There was such a buzz, not just the fights but the whole
    build-up. I was always fascinated by the pressure and how they would deal with
    it. Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring in the win over Norwich last weekend Im
    also a massive Floyd Mayweather fan. Watching him before some of the biggest
    fights ever and hes always composed and relaxed. Its knowing that, yes theres
    massive pressure, but if you have enough belief you will do well.At times, in
    print, Defoes quotes look a bit like some of Mayweathers - assured, maybe even
    to the point of cockiness. But see him speak, as anyone who watches his
    interview on Sunday will, and a warm, engaging team man comes across.An example
    of his willingness to sacrifice himself for his team came last season under Dick
    Advocaat. The two didnt always see eye to eye and the Dutchman didnt believe he
    was suited to the lone striker role.Defoe had to do a job for the team as a
    left-sided midfielder, at times playing more like an extra left-back as
    Sunderland escaped relegation.I told him Id scored a hat-trick playing for
    England against Bulgaria playing up front by myself, says the 33-year-old, who
    finished with 19 goals in 55 games for his country. Defoe discusses his younger
    days in football and how watching Ian Wright helped him to perfect the art of
    goalscoring. But for some reason he thought I couldnt do it. I never really said
    anything, I just let my football do the talking.This season, mainly under Sam
    Allardyce, faith in Defoe has been restored. The striker has managed 13 league
    goals in a struggling side, the last of them the vital second goal in a huge win
    at Norwich that kept Sunderland afloat.The new manager, he says, deserves
    credit. For his own turnaround and for the teams.Hes brilliant. A good guy and
    really funny. He knows how to do it. A manager can only do so much but he gives
    you the platform to go and win games. Hopefully we can stay up and then next
    season will be a good season.To escape, Sunderland will almost certainly need
    Defoes goals. And thats exactly the way he wants it.Watch Sunderland v Arsenal
    live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 1pm on Sunday. Also See: Big Sam: Defoe brainwashed
    Defoe: Fitness was big issue Sky Live: Sunderland v Arsenal Sunderland fixtures
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