Mud Island Park (Capacity 22,000)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Losing effort in Los Angeles to the Galaxy.

LA Galaxy 1 - 0 Memphis Rogues.

LA players celebrating Afobe's goal in the first half.
(February 7, 2017. Los Angeles, CA.) The Rogues dominated play here for much of the game, yet could not convert their greater possesion (55% for Memphis to 45% for LA) to goals. "We got to convert our chances and shoot better out there, only three of our shots were even on target." said manager Netjam after the game.

The difference maker was a nice shot by B. Afobe of LA who struck for a goal in the 30th minute of play. "It came to my feet and I just kicked it right in." said Afobe.

The Rogues leave straight from LA and fly back for their second leg match againist Universidad Catolica.

Cope Libertadores: Rogues come up short in South America.

Universidad Catolica 2 - 1 Memphis Rogues.

Mask scoring the Rogues single goal on the night.

(February 4, 2017. Santiago, Chile)  The Rogues traveled down to the Pacific coast of Chile to take on Universidad Catolica a storied team in Santiago that started as a student team then became an professional outfit.

They put on a professional effort on the night too, putting away the Rogues 2 to 1. The Rogues had an advantage in time of possesion as well as more shots. But the Rogues only goal came from Dunn Mask who struck a nice shot into the corner of the net. But it was not enough, "we have the return leg this week in Memphis and are going to have to put in a much better performance" said Manager Netjam.


Victory at Last! Rogues breakout with convincing win over Dallas FC.

Dallas Football Club 1 - 5 Memphis Rogues.

(February 1, 2017. Dallas, TX) The Rogues came into the game nursing their wounds from losing all their games so far in this young season.
Pundits expected another loss for expansion team Memphis againist Dallas, but they were proved wrong in a 5 to 1 runaway game where the Rogues put it all together in one game.

"We were underdogs, but I am very  pleased with our efforts out there today." said Rogues manager Netjam. "Something to build on and to hold on to!"

Among the hero's of the day for Memphis was forward Okazaki who slammed in the first goal and then got another later in the game. "I had great support on those two goals and we played like a team out there today." said Okazaki at the post game press conference.

After a very needed win, the Rogues leave MLS play for a bit, with two upcoming games in the Copa Libertadores, they have a home fixture then an away fixture with Universidad Catolica in the group stage.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rogues defeated again, losing streak up to three.

Memphis Rogues 0 - 1 DC United.

DC foward Seqeria scores the game winner in the first half.

(January 24, 2017) A packed house again saw the Rogues fall to DC United in a closely fought battle. The difference being DC forward Sequeria getting a deflected ball and putting it into the net for the difference maker. DC's goalie did well on the night, he had ten saves! The Rogues were shooting better than previous outings but did not beat Breuer even once. 

Rogues visit powerhouse Atlanta United at the Mercedes Stadium.

Atlanta United 3 - 2 Memphis Rogues.

Atlanta's Lars heads in the go ahead goal.
(January 21, 2017 Atlanta, GA) Once again the Rogues came in againist a superior team (on paper) gave 'em hell and gained the lead after a goal by Lemina then squandered that lead to go down in defeat. Regardless of the blow game for the Rogues, it was an exciting match from a neutral's point of view.

The goat if that is to be named would be goal tender Zieler for the Rogues, for the second game in a row an errant throw out of the box was instantly converted into a goal by Atlanta.

For Atlanta United Lars was the hero with two goals the last of which was the game winner. Manager Netjam said "its tough to defend someone like Lars but we are going to have to get that done in matches coming up."

Rogues kickoff Major League Soccer era with opening night game with Red Bull NY.

Memphis Rogues 1 - 2 Red Bull New York.

First Goal in history for the MLS Rogues!
(January 17, 2017) It was a magical night at Mud Island Park as the Rogues debeued againist Red Bull NY. Every seat was sold and the crowd was rancous as the Franchise was reborn. It had been 27 years since big league soccer had been played in Memphis.

During the player introductions the fans were seen setting off flares and the excitement was evident by the roar of the crowd (see video below).

The noise level went up even higher when Forward S. Okazaki stuck for the first goal. Memphis had the lead and momentum. But disaster struck in the form of an errant pass from Rogues Goalie Zieler it was intercepted and immediately shot back at the goal for a NY score.

Later in the second half NY scored again and secured a victory, but regardless it was a great night for professional sports in Memphis.

Managerial move by the Rogues.

Rogues name new manager, John Netjam.

John Netjam meets the press.
(January 1, 2017) The Rogues, Memphis's new expansion team in the Major Soccer League named John Netjam, native born Memphian and former manager of Nottingham Forest to the managers position. 

"I am excited and thrilled to be a part of professional soccer after an absence of 37 years coming back to Memphis!" said Netjam who continued, "It will be an honor to lead the Rogues in the MLS. 

When asked by a reporter about the squad Netjam replied "A great lineup, especially for an expansion team has been put together by our owner Mr Fogleman and our GM Mike Morris. I might have signing here or there but the squad is solid."