Monthly Archives: November 2009

Rochester Rhinos join NASL

In the latest back-and-forth battle between the new NASL and USL, the new league received a boost today when the Rochester Rhinos announced that they were going to make the switch from USL-1 to the NASL. “We evaluated the situation … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Ticker: Ireland ask to be 33rd World Cup team, Henry may be punished and more

The story of Thierry Henry's handball just won't go away. Almost two weeks have elapsed since Ireland was knocked out, and the Football Association of Ireland refuses to leave without a final word. The FAI asked FIFA last week about … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 55 Comments

A look at the state of the Union

It might be difficult to believe, but the Philadelphia Union will make its debut in less than four months. Major League Soccer's 16th club will begin play in March in Seattle and while the Seattle Sounders set a new standard … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Philadelphia Union | 32 Comments

College Soccer: Quarterfinals set as high seeds hang on

by TRAVIS CLARK It's been a tournament ripe with upsets to this point, and with half the higher seeds still in the mix, there were plenty more for the taking in the latest round of the NCAA Tournament. This time, … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 18 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: On the Red Bulls and Fire coaching searches and a potential Union signing

Good morning and Happy Cyber Monday all (okay, so maybe it's not a holiday). Apologies for the late start to the day, but the changeover from West Coast time to East Coast time has officially ruined my sleep patterns, which … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, Monday Morning Centerback | 47 Comments

Davies gives first interview since accident, aiming to be back in time for World Cup

U.S. national team striker Charlie Davies gave his first interview since the deadly car accident he was involved in six weeks ago and revealed that while he is still coping with the psychological impact of the accident, he expects to make a full … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 58 Comments

Chelsea keeps rolling after 3-0 drubbing of Arsenal

Arsenal had high hopes of scoring a much-needed win against Chelsea on Sunday, at least before Didier Drogba got to work. The Ivorian striker scored a pair of truly stunning goals to help Chelsea record a 3-0 victory over Arsenal … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 10 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

by FRANCO PANIZO When November began, Hull City and Borussia Moenchengladbach were two European clubs entrenched in their respective relegation zones after poor starts. The tide has turned for both teams as each club capped undefeated Novembers with the help of … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 41 Comments

Ibrahimovic’s ‘El Clasico’ match winner

If you were watching today's FC Barcelona-Real Madrid match, you were one of millions and millions around the world, and while we didn't get the goal-fest we were hoping for, the match's lone goal was a worthy winner for any … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 56 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

    Christmas is still a month a way, but it will feel like Christmas to soccer fans today as they get treated to a loaded schedule of top matches, including the highly-anticipated Barcelona-Real Madrid showdown. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Your Running Commentary | 98 Comments

Jimmy Bullard’s clever goal celebration

Comedy is all about timing and for Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard, his choice for a funny goal celebration could not have been better timed. Last January, Hull manager Phil Brown made headlines when he had his team sit down … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Jozy Altidore's quest for his first English Premier League goal will take him to City of Manchester Stadium, where he and Hull City will face off against Manchester City in one of the more intriguing matches on Saturday. Altidore is … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV, Your Running Commentary | 109 Comments