Cavaliers in Major League Soccer
Virginia men’s soccer, one of the top Major League Soccer (MLS) talent-producing programs of all time, has sent more than 40 players on to the professional ranks. Here is a look at recent action of several former Cavaliers:
Chris Tierney (2004-07) continued to show his versatility for the Revolution, making his second start of the season at left back and his third start of the year overall in New England’s 0-0 draw with Colorado (May 7). Tierney has now played five different positions in competition this season: left back, left midfield, center midfield, defensive center midfield and center back.
Ross LaBauex (2006-09) has seen action three times this season for Colorado as a reserve and is in his second season with the Rapids. In the game vs. New England, LaBauex was used as a late substitute (85th minute).
Tony Tchani (2008-09) played the full 90 minutes in Toronto’s 2-1 win over Houston (May 7). Tchani, who earlier in the season was traded to Toronto from New York, is beginning to settle into his new role. Tchani has started six games since joining his new club and has tallied one goal so far this year.
Hunter Freeman (2002-04) started for the Dynamo in that May 7 match before being substituted in the 75th minute. In the 2011 campaign, Freeman has appeared in nine games, starting all of them, and has tallied one goal and one assist.
Chris Albright (1997-98), currently playing for the New York Red Bulls, is making his way back from injury and is looking to feature for the club in 2011.
Adam Cristman (2003-06) started for the LA Galaxy’s Reserves in a 3-1 defeat to Chivas USA on May 3. Cristman assisted Hector Jimenez on his goal in the 35th minute before being substituted at halftime.