Monthly Archives: January 2010

MLS labor talks continue as deadline looms

  With less than a week to go before the current MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement expires, Major League Soccer still has no deal in place for a new CBA and there is no reason to believe a deal will be … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 42 Comments

Onyewu closing in on return to Milan

Photo by ISIphotos.com As Oguchi Onyewu's imposing frame lay crumpled on the RFK Stadium turf, he knew something was very wrong with his left knee, but rather than try to think about what might be wrong, his first thoughts raced … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 101 Comments

MLS Notes: San Jose nears deal with Brazilian, Dynamo re-signs veterans, and more

By AVI CREDITOR San Jose Earthquakes general manager John Doyle had promised to bring in international talent prior to the 2010 season. He appears to be closing in on his biggest piece to that puzzle. The San Jose Mercury News … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 49 Comments

Copa Libertadores kicks off 51st edition

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN South America's premier club competition, the Copa Libertadores, kicks off its 51st edition this week as the first stages have 12 teams battling for six spots available into the group phases where eventually 40 teams from … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 36 Comments

Tuesday Kickoff: Europe plotting move for 2018, Cooper returns to 1860 and more

If you were hoping for the United States to beat out a host of other candidates, including England, for the right to host the 2018 World Cup, things have gotten a whole lot tougher. According to FIFA president Sepp Blatter, … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, International Soccer, Mexican Soccer | 114 Comments

Montreal plans on making MLS impact sooner rather than later

By AVI CREDITOR The question isn't "If?" for Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo. It's "When?" The Vancouver Sun reported Monday that Saputo plans on having his team join Major League Soccer as soon as 2011, with realistic hopes set at … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Expansion, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 142 Comments

Evening Ticker: 2010 Match Against Poverty highlights, ACN update and more

By AVI CREDITOR For the seventh time, French legend Zinedine Zidane and Brazilian icon Ronaldo put together their annual star-studded exhibition/fundraiser, the Match Against Poverty, which took place Monday in front of more than 51,000 spectators at the Estadio da … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 39 Comments

More on Davies and his road to recovery (UPDATED)

  Photo by ISIphotos.com Charlie Davies has a message for all the doubters who didn't believe him when he said he would be back for the 2010 World Cup. You just don't know. If you've read my ESPN.com story on … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 164 Comments

Davies making a miraculous recovery

  Photo by ISIphotos.com As you may know by now, I had the opportunity to interview U.S. national team striker Charlie Davies last Friday in his first detailed interview since the car accident that nearly took his life. What I … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 138 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Paraguayan striker shot; Arena makes Hall of Fame and more

By AVI CREDITOR One of Paraguay's most prolific scorers is in a fight for his life. Salvador Cabanas, a starting striker for the Paraguyan national team and Club America in Mexico, was shot in the head in the bathroom of … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, National Soccer Hall of Fame, South American Soccer | 52 Comments

Holden completes move to Bolton

  Photo by ISIphotos.com Stuart Holden's quest for a European club has finally resulted in a contract, meaning he can now begin working toward battling for a place in the U.S. World Cup squad. Bolton manager Owen Coyle has confirmed … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 94 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

  By FRANCO PANIZO It has been hard for Carlos Bocanegra to see the field for Stade Rennes over the past two months, but the U.S. national team captain took another positive step towards reclaiming his left back spot this weekend. Bocanegra started … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 49 Comments