Monthly Archives: August 2009

Barcelona rolls in La Liga opener

  European champions FC Barcelona opened defense of its Spanish Primera championship on Monday with a 3-0 win vs. Sporting Gijon. The convincing victory was made even more impressive by the fact that the following players did not play for … Continue reading »

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Rapids acquire Moor from FC Dallas for Ihemelu

                                                         Photo by The Colorado Rapids acquired defender Drew Moor from FC Dallas, along with a 2010 second-round pick and allocation money, for defender Ugo Ihemelu. The teams announced the deal on Monday. Ihemelu is reunited with his former college … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- FC Dallas | 38 Comments

MLS Playoff Watch (Through Week 24)

                                                                       Photo by By TRAVIS CLARK The cooler temperatures of September hit on Tuesday, and with it marks the home stretch of the regular season in MLS. The last two months of the season will be worth keeping … Continue reading »

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Adu heading to Belenenses on loan

Freddy Adu will be staying in Portugal for the upcoming European season, but it looks like he won't be spending it with Benfica. According to Portuguese website Abola, Adu is heading on loan to Belenenses. Adu didn't figure into Benfica's … Continue reading »

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EPL Week 3: A Look Back

  By TRAVIS CLARK Matchups between the vaunted can border on dull at times — two great teams yielding nothing, failing to find the net, and ending in a draw. But the meeting of Arsenal and Manchester United had none … Continue reading »

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Charlie Davies stays hot in Ligue 1

As you may already know, Charlie Davies has gotten off to a dream start in France since joining Sochaux this summer. This past weekend he earned Team of the Week honors in Ligue 1 for his work in helping Sochaux … Continue reading »

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Transfer deadline deals and their impact on Americans Abroad

With the European transfer window set to close on Tuesday, we are starting to get more and more rumors and deals being made, some affecting Americans directly and indirectly. The two most high-profile Americans poised to make transfer moves are … Continue reading »

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MLS Matchday 24: A Look Back

                                                           Photo by The past weekend in Major League Soccer action featured the continuation of some trends that MLS fans have grown accustomed to. D.C. United still can't lose at Toyota Park, Columbus still can't win at Giants Stadium, Kansas … Continue reading »

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Columbus Crew at New York Red Bulls: Matchday Commentary

The best team in Major League Soccer faces the worst in the last MLS match of the weekend as the COlumbus Crew take on the New York Red Bulls. Given the sad state of the Red Bulls it's almost a … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

                                                                                      photo by by GIANFRANCO PANIZO In the final weekend of club action before a pair of critical World Cup qualifiers, some of the U.S. national team regulars enjoyed solid showings. Charlie Davies had a stellar outing, going 85 minutes in Sochaux's 1-0 victory over AS … Continue reading »

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Beckham’s SuperClasico game-winner

Remember that whole Galaxy fan grudge against David Beckham? A game-winning goal against Chivas USA may have been enough to erase any lingering resentment toward the English star as Beckham delivered an 80th minute goal to help LA knock off … Continue reading »

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Real Madrid’s ‘Galacticos’ off to winning start

Real Madrid debuted the most expensive team in soccer history on Saturday and the start was a winning one for Manuel Pellegrini's men. Real Madrid legend Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo scored goals in Real Madrid's 3-2 victory vs. Deportivo La Coruna. Kaka … Continue reading »

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