Monthly Archives: February 2010

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

By FRANCO PANIZO Three days after making his Bolton Wanderers debut, Stuart Holden played in his first Premier League game, and he managed to have a positive performance in a match filled with relegation implications. Holden started and played 90 minutes in a … Continue reading »

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Edu’s Old Firm winner

Maurice Edu put his name in the history books of one of the world's oldest and most storied rivalries on Sunday, scoring a stoppage-time game-winning goal to give Glasgow Rangers a 1-0 victory against Glasgow Celtic. The victory likely pushed … Continue reading »

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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

American goalkeepers Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan will see their club, Aston villa, take part in today's Carling Cup Final, and if they are to leave Wembley with winner's medals, one of them will have to stop red-hot Wayne Rooney. … Continue reading »

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New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC: Match Night Commentary

Good evening folks. We are here in Orlando for tonight's Disney Soccer Classic Final between the New York Red BUlls and Toronto FC. I will be providing commentary throughout the night so please feel free to follow along here. As … Continue reading »

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Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas: Match Night Commentary

Good afternoon everyone. We're here in Orlando, Florida for the Walt Disney Soccer Classic consolation match between FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo. This is Franco Panizo and I will be providing commentary throughout the match so please feel free … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Chelsea and Manchester City are both trying to win key races in England, but they are slightly different targets for the two clubs. For Chelsea, the goal is to win the English Premier League title, and a win today vs. … Continue reading »

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This weekend’s soccer on TV

The most anticipated meeting of the weekend isn't Aston Villa-Manchester United in the Carling Cup, or Sporting Lisbon vs. FC Porto, or even Bayern Munich vs. Hamburg. It's John Terry vs. Wayne Bridge. The two men involved in one of … Continue reading »

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Friday Free Kicks

While the snow falls in the Northeast and the sun creeps away in Florida, I wanted to catch you all up on a few items as Friday winds down. Here is my latest Fox Soccer column on the MLS Labor … Continue reading »

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MLS Camp Roundup: D.C. United sweep split-squad friendlies, Seattle finishes fifth and more

By TRAVIS CLARK D.C. United wrapped up a three-week stint in Florida with two wins in two matches played this morning. In two split-squad friendlies, United beat the U.S. U-17 squad 5-2, and at the same time had another XI … Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Portsmouth enter administration, Arsenal cuts debt and more

By TRAVIS CLARK Over in England this morning, Portsmouth managed to make the wrong kind of history. They became the first Premier League club to enter administration in the league's history when another buyer wasn't found by Thursday's deadline. The … Continue reading »

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Who should the USA start vs. the Netherlands?

Photo by The first chance to see a close to full-strength U.S. national team in 2010 will come on Wednesday in the Netherlands, and while there are still several top players recovering from injuries, the match vs. the Netherlands should … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

   By FRANCO PANIZO Brad Guzan has received most of the starts for Aston Villa in the club's run to the Carling Cup final, but it could be incumbent Brad Friedel who gets the nod against Manchester United. Friedel has been red … Continue reading »

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