Monthly Archives: January 2010

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

By FRANCO PANIZO The U.S. national team has yet to find an ideal solution for its problematic situation at left back, but Jonathan Spector's latest performance for West Ham might be a sign that he is the answer. For the third consecutive game, … Continue reading »

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Cherundolo sidelined four weeks with shoulder injury

U.S. national team defender Steve Cherundolo has been ruled out of action for up to a month with a shoulder injury he picked up in practice, revealed club Hannover 96 on its website on Sunday. Cherundolo's injury likely rules him out of action for the U.S. … Continue reading »

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Adu assists on Johnson goal in Aris debut

  Photo by  Freddy Adu's Greek adventure has gotten off to a positive start as he managed to set up Eddie Johnson's first goal in Greece with a stoppage time assist in Aris' 2-1 loss to FC Xanthi on … Continue reading »

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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Can anybody stop Wayne Rooney? We will find out today in the weekend's marquee match, with Manchester United visiting Arsenal at the Emirates. The winner of today's match will close the gap on first-place Chelsea while the loser will be … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Ticker: Togo handed ACN ban, Lennon doubtful for World Cup and more

  By FRANCO PANIZO The deadly attack on the Togo national team prior to the start of the African Cup of Nations left the soccer world stunned, and few disagreed when Togo decided to pull out of the tournament. The African Football … Continue reading »

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Altidore delivers assist, draws penalty kick in Hull return

By FRANCO PANIZO Jozy Altidore had not seen the field for Hull City since Jan. 2, but that didn't stop him from making a major impact in Hull's 2-2 draw against Wolves. Returning from compassionate leave due having family members affected by the tragedy … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  If Real Madrid is going to stay within striking distance of Barcelona, it will need to lean on Kaka to make that happen. The most expensive team in the world faces Deportivo La Coruna today in a match with … Continue reading »

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Ralston leaving New England after eight seasons

  Photo by Steve Ralston's eight-year career with the New England Revolution is over. The veteran midfielder and team captain has decided not to return to the Revs for the 2010 season, passing on a chance to re-sign with the … Continue reading »

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Philly Union land Orozco on loan after deal with Red Bulls

Photo by The Philadelphia Union's quest to build a top-notch defense in its first season continued on Friday as the club acquired former U.S. Olympic team defender Michael Orozco on loan from Mexican side San Luis. To land Orozco, … Continue reading »

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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

  As is the case so many weeks of the season, the top match to watch this weekend features a pair of EPL heavyweights. Arsenal takes on Manchester United on Sunday with a precious three points on the line for … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: John to trial with Chicago, Cooper’s Plymouth deal done and more

The Chicago Fire reconstruction project has already brought the Fire new additions Julio Martinez and Krzysztof Krol (as well as head coach Carlos De Los Cobos), but now Chicago could be moving closer to adding a new striker. Former Fulham striker … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

  photo by  By FRANCO PANIZO Another month of Premiership action is near its end, and for a quartet of Americans, the race to avoid relegation is a little too close for comfort. Jozy Altidore is in the lowest position, as Hull … Continue reading »

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