BC's Herzlich selected in UFL draft


BC's Herzlich selected in UFL draft

Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich may get the chance to play professional football, after all.

The cancer survivor wasn't selected in last week's National Football League draft, but he was chosen Monday night in the 10th round of the United Football League draft by the Omaha Nighthawks.

Once a player signs a UFL contract he is bound to the team for the entire season. Players selected may wait to see what happens with the National Football League work stoppage before signing with the UFL.

Nighthawks coach Joe Moglia posted on Twitter about Herzlich.

"Mark Herzlich is a special person and we feel a special football player," he tweeted. "We would like to offer Mark the opportunity to showcase his talents.

"He fits really well into what our defensive coach plans to do on defense and we will do everything we can to get him to come to Omaha."

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1


Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.