Monthly Archives: February 2009

MLS Pre-season: Red Bulls down River Plate reserves, 2-1

A first-half goal from Dane Richards off a Khano Smith cross, and a second-half strike by Andrew Boyens helped the New York Red Bulls down the River Plate reserves, 2-1, in a pre-season friendly in Argentina on Thursday morning. Playing … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 31 Comments

Copa Libertadores: A good day for the smaller clubs

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN On a day when clubs from Argentina and Brazil were expected to score victories, it was clubs from Venezuela and Ecuador who manage to take points away from their more well-known counterparts in Wednesday's Copa Libertadores … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer | 4 Comments

Rapids deal for Richardson

  The Colorado Rapids have spent a good portion of the off-season trying to find another forward to complement strikers Conor Casey and Omar Cummings and the Rapids may have finally found their man. The Rapids struck a deal with Toronto FC, sending an … Continue reading »

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Montreal Impact topples Santos Laguna in front of record crowd

  On a night where a record crowd came out to support soccer in Montreal, the USL-1 Montreal Impact sent the more then 55,000 fans in attendance for their CONCACAF Champions League match vs. Santos Laguna happy. Forward Eduardo Sebrango … Continue reading »

Posted in Canadian Soccer, CONCACAF, Mexican Soccer | 113 Comments

CONCACAF Champions League preview

BY DYLAN BUTLER Major League Soccer's lone CONCACAF Champions League survivor had its chance on Tuesday night. Tonight is the United Soccer League's turn to show what it can do in the region's top tournament. The Houston Dynamo squandered a … Continue reading »

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Copa Libertadores: Chivas Hosts Everton, Caracas Takes On Lanus

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN While European soccer fans bask in UEFA Champions League play and North and Central American supporters await their own Champions League tilts later tonight, we should not forget the Copa Libertadores tournament that continues with group stage action tonight. Caracas … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, South American Soccer | 7 Comments

Galaxy cleans house, waives five players

  In a sequence of events that would have made Michael Corleone in Godfather II proud, the Los Angeles Galaxy waived five players from its roster, parting ways with several players who saw considerable playing time in 2008. The Galaxy … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- LA Galaxy | 47 Comments

Donovan left out of Bayern Munich’s Champions League match

  You can officially call Landon Donovan's chances of staying with Bayern Munich after his loan period expires ice cold after the U.S. national team star was left off the squad list for today's Champions League match vs. Sporting Lisbon. Donovan … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 98 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

You can call the second day of UEFA Champions League Round of 16 action the day of reunions. In one corner of Europe you have Claudio Ranieri leading his Juventus side against his former club, Chelsea. In another corner you … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 72 Comments

Libertadores champions to play in All-Stars for Hope Charity Match

A day after the word came out that the New York Red Bulls would not take part in the All-Stars for Hope Charity Soccer Match at Giants Stadium on June 14th, now comes word that the event's organizers have lined … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, New Jersey Soccer News | 15 Comments

Adu: I am confident I will get chances

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO If Freddy Adu's own words are any indication of where the U.S. national team midfielder will be in the coming weeks and months then American fans can finally put their hatred towards Monaco head coach Ricardo aside. On Monday, Adu made his first post … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 45 Comments

MLS Pre-season: A look around the Eastern Conference

As we move to within three weeks of the start of the 2009 MLS season, all 15 MLS teams are in the heart of their pre-season preparations. Clubs have scattered the globe, from Argentina to England, as they prepare for … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC | 28 Comments