Morning Ticker: Ralston suffers broken leg, Vancouver wins USL title and Jamaica upsets Mexico

Morning Ticker: Ralston suffers broken leg, Vancouver wins USL title and Jamaica upsets Mexico

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Morning Ticker: Ralston suffers broken leg, Vancouver wins USL title and Jamaica upsets Mexico

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New England’s quest for an elusive MLS Cup title took a major hit on Saturday after Revs midfielder Steve Ralston suffered a broken right leg.

The broken right fibula suffered by Ralston came after a clumsy challenge from Herculez Gomez during New England’s 1-0 loss to Kansas City on Saturday.

New England has already qualified for the playoffs, but losing Ralston will make advancing past a likely first-round match-up against Chicago very difficult. There is an outside chance that Ralston returns in time for the MLS Cup final if the team reaches it again, but his prospects for a 2008 return look bleak.

Here are some other stories from the weekend to get your day going:

Vancouver wins USL title

The Vancouver White Caps won the USL championship on Sunday, defeating the Puerto Rico Islanders, 2-1, in the final. Charles Gbeke scored both goals for the White Caps, which won their second title in three seasons.

Jamaica keeps World Cup hopes alive

It happened two days ago but Jamaica’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory against Mexico definitely merits a mention. The victory keeps Jamaica alive in the CONCACAF Group of Death. Honduras, which defeated Canada on Saturday night, is tied with Mexico on points with nine. Jamaica has four points and needs wins in its final two matches to reach the Hexagonal.

These are just some of the stories from the weekend to get your day start.

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