Monthly Archives: February 2009

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO It was a good overall weekend for American defenders in terms of playing time, but no defenders enjoyed better weekends than Jonathan Spector and Frank Simek. The pair of American defenders returned after lengthy injury layoffs and … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 82 Comments

Celades among the Red Bulls new trialists

  The New York Red Bulls' search for a solid veteran defender have led them to a player with an impressive resume who just might be the center back the club has been looking for. The Red Bulls have brought … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 16 Comments

Special 1 TV: Beckham, Tom Cruise and Pompey Pimping

After a week off, Special1TV was back this weekend with another hilarious episode (though not as funny as the last one). Among the subjects covered this week were David Beckham's USA Hell, Sven's "secret" quest for a new job and more. … Continue reading »

Posted in YouTube Soccer Clips | 18 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  If Liverpool is to have any hope of catching Manchester United for the English Premier League title, the Reds will need a win today against Manchester City (10am, FSC). That clash is the marquee match of the day, with … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer | 54 Comments

Edu turned down loan move

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Two appearances in half a season is enough to discourage any player looking to further his career both at the club and country levels. But not for Maurice Edu, who on Friday night revealed that he had turned down the … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 36 Comments

La Liga club eyes Onyewu

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Despite watching his team surrender three goals in Standard Liege's 3-0 UEFA Cup loss to Braga, U.S. national team defender Oguchi Onyewu still managed to impress the latest team to show interest in his services. Spanish newspaper Estadio … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 44 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  Good morning all. Today's soccer action is already well under way (with early birds already catching Chelsea's 1-0 victory against Aston Villa). There are some solid match-ups today, even if there aren't any of the marquee battles that we saw a week ago. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Soccer on TV | 120 Comments

The Friday wrap-up

                                                                              Photo by ISIphotos.com Good afternoon folks. As the week draws to a close I wanted to tie up some loose ends and point to some stories we missed and you might have missed: For those of you who … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 30 Comments

Afternoon Ticker: Simek set to return, Toni to miss Bayern match and 2010 World Cup tickets go on sale

                                                Photo by ISIphotos.com As far as U.S. national team players go, few have had a rougher go of things over the past year than Frank Simek. After multiple ankle surgeries cost him most of 2008, and a hamstring injury cut … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team, World Cup 2010 | 28 Comments

The 2006 MLS Draft Do-Over

                                                          Photo by ISIphotos.com When it comes to drafting players, every general manager in pro sports wishes they had a time machine. A year and a draft doesn't go by where some teams don't make mistakes and some teams … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 45 Comments

TGIF: The 2009 MLS season is on its way

                                                  Photo by ISIphotos.com Where does the time go? Almost from the minute that Frankie Hejduk hoisted the 2008 MLS Cup trophy over his head to signal the unofficial end of the 2008 season MLS fans have been dreading the … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 66 Comments

An end in sight for the Beckham transfer saga? (or not)

  Could it really be close to ending? Could the David Beckham to Milan soap opera be coming to a close? Try to contain your excitement. AC Milan officials implied today that they are moving closer to completing a deal … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 53 Comments