Monthly Archives: May 2009

Report: Real Madrid to face Toronto FC

  By DUANE ROLLINS According to a report out of Toronto on Thursday, Toronto FC will be the second opponent for Real Madrid in their mini North American tour this summer. Toronto’s Globe and Mail reported today that the game … Continue reading »

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UEFA Champions League plays of the year

The UEFA Champions League final victory by Barcelona was a great display of soccer, but here we are, two days later, and soccer fans everywhere are already in Champions League withdrawal. Does the idea of waiting three months for the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 20 Comments

New Jersey Sky Blue fires Sawyers

New Jersey's Sky Blue FC announced the official firing of  Head Coach/General Manager Ian Sawyers on Thursday afternoon. According to the SBFC CEO and President Thomas Hofstetter, "The dissagreements between the coach, team, and management made it impossible to move … Continue reading »

Posted in Women's Professional Soccer | 33 Comments

Chicago’s last-minute penalty vs. Chivas USA: Legit call or bad joke?

If you stayed up to watch the Chicago Fire-Chivas USA match you saw a match marred by a boat-load of yellow cards (ten to be exact), a red card and three penalty kicks, the last of which left many observers … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Chivas USA | 153 Comments

Morning Ticker: Fire downs Chivas USA, Pachuca drops first leg and more

  Cuauhtemoc Blanco converted the second of two penalty kicks in second-half stoppage time to help give the Chicago Fire an improbable 3-2 comeback victory against Chivas USA on Thursday night. The match ended in controversy when referee Terry Vaughn … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Chivas USA | 20 Comments

D.C. United to face Real Madrid in August

By TRAVIS CLARK In what will be a rematch of a 1-1 draw exactly three years to the day, D.C. United will host Real Madrid on Sunday, August 9 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. The occasion marks United’s highest … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- D.C. United | 26 Comments

U.S. national team practice report

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO The United States' men's national team continued its preparation for next week's pair of World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday in hot and humid temperatures in Miami. The team, which still has only 11 … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 30 Comments

Nowak resigns from U.S. national team, next stop Philadelphia

                                             Photo by ISIphotos.com Peter Nowak said farewell to one job on Thursday, setting up his next coaching opportunity, which will begin on Friday. Nowak officially resigned from his post as U.S. national team assistant coach on Thursday, clearing … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Philadelphia Union, U.S. Men's National Team | 18 Comments

Top two teams in MLS set to square off (and an American prepares for a championship)

The two best teams in Major League Soccer will square off tonight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California when Chivas USA plays host to the Chicago Fire (10:30pm, ESPN2) in the season's best match-up today. Chivas USA boasts the … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Chivas USA | 36 Comments

Altidore ready for USA’s busy summer

                                                                      Photo by ISIphotos.com   by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Despite coming off toe surgery and not having played a club match in nearly six months, U.S. national team forward Jozy Altidore is confident that he can contribute to the team during … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 40 Comments

Edu questionable for Scottish Cup, leaving Costa Rica in doubt

  Maurice Edu played a key role in helping Glasgow Rangers catch Celtic and win its first Scottish League title in four years, but the race to that title might keep him from playing in some very important upcoming matches. … Continue reading »

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Morning Ticker: Crew top Quakes, Hejduk not ruled out vs. Costa Rica and Libertadores quarters begin

                                                                                 Photo by ISIphotos.com Goals from Eddie Gaven and Guillermo Barros Schelotto helped the Columbus fight back from an early deficit to top the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Crew Stadium. The victory helps the Crew edge … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, Soccer on TV, South American Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 20 Comments