Monthly Archives: November 2008

Schelotto, Donovan headline MLS Best XI

                                                                   Photo by ISIphotos.com MLS MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Los Angeles Galaxy star Landon Donovan were among the top names in the 2008 MLS Best XI, which was revealed on Saturday afternoon. Here is the squad: GOALKEEPER (1): … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 42 Comments

Clarifying Kandji’s situation

One of the stories lost in the midst of the New York Red Bulls improbable MLS Cup run is the circumstances surrounding Mac Kandji's future. As you learned earlier in the week, the Atlanta Silverbacks will not operate a team … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 25 Comments

SBI MLS Cup Ticket contest: And the winner is…

Congratulations to Erik Abarca for winning the SBI MLS Cup tickets contest, sponsored by SBI and  VW Road to MLS Cup Erik won two tickets Sunday's MLS Cup final for his great entry which, I will admit, broke the 25-word limit in … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Cup | 18 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Good afternoon folks. Today's club soccer action is already well underway (apologies for posting this late), but it isn't too late to start discussing today's matches. There are still some big-time matches going on, including Manchester United-Aston Villa, Inter Milan-Juventus … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Your Running Commentary | 49 Comments

USA draws Brazil, Italy and Egypt in 2009 Confederations Cup

                                                                      Photo by ISIphotos.com When the U.S. national team won the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup U.S. coach Bob Bradley stated how important it was for the U.S. team to play in the 2009 Confederations Cup and face top competition … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 95 Comments

USA-Mexico to kick off 2009 World Cup qualifying

Those of you who can't wait for the U.S. national team to face off against Mexico in World Cup qualifying next year won't have to wait too long. The CONCACAF super powers will square off in the opening match of … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, Mexican Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team, World Cup Qualifying | 65 Comments

Montreal bows out of MLS expansion race

The race to secure one of Major League Soccer's two expansion slots in 2011 has been cleared up dramatically after commissioner Don Garber revealed on Friday that Montreal has removed itself from consideration. Montreal's exit leaves Miami and St. Louis … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion | 75 Comments

MLS Cup Notes

Good afternoon folks. Apologies for the lack of posts but driving around LA to get to all the events doesn't always allow for the best flow of posting. Let's get started with notes from today's training sessions: Juan Pablo Angel … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Cup, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 8 Comments

MLS News & Notes: Cooper transfer looking inevitable, Donovan’s loan done (or not) and more

                                                                                                     Photo by ISIphotos.com U.S. national team fans weren't the only ones who caught a glimpse of Kenny Cooper's performance against Guatemala on Saturday. Scouts from several European clubs, including German club Eintracht Frankfurt, were also in attendance at Dick's Sporting … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Toronto FC, U.S. Men's National Team | 37 Comments

Altidore discusses the Red Bulls and Villarreal

                                                                                            Photo by ISIphotos.com Call it coincidence, or true twist of fate, but it is at least pretty interesting that in the same week that the New York Red Bulls are heading to the West Coast to play in … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, MLS Cup, MLS- New York Red Bulls, U.S. Men's National Team | 23 Comments

Afternoon Roundup: Blanco joining Santos Laguna on loan and KC Stadium clears hurdle

  With David Beckham already going on loan to AC Milan, and Landon Donovan's loan to Bayern Munich being finalized, you can apparently add Cuauhtemoc Blanco to the list of MLS stars making short-term moves this winter. According to multiple … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 44 Comments

USA 2, Guatemala 0: A second look

                                                                      Photo by ISIphotos.com If the U.S. men's national team's 2-0 victory against Guatemala was a glimpse into the future for the United States, then that future sure looks bright after several young standouts took full advantage of the … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 113 Comments