Monthly Archives: February 2010

Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls: Match Night Commentary

Good afternoon folks. We're here in sunny (but chilly) Orlando, Florida for the Walt Disney Soccer Classic. The Houston Dynamo will take on the New York Red Bulls in this pre-season match. Toronto FC faces FC Dallas in the nightcap. … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 26 Comments

MLS Players Union: Old CBA is terminated but no strike imminent

The MLS player's union released a statement today regarding the labor negotiations with Major League Soccer, stating that talks have not produced a new collective bargaining agreement and the old CBA will expire at midnight tonight. The Major League Soccer Players Union … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 46 Comments

USA announces roster for Netherlands friendly (Updated)

Photo by U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley named the 20-man roster for Wednesday's friendly vs. the Netherlands in Amsterdam and, as expected, the roster is loaded with European-based players. Just three of the 20 players called up … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 305 Comments

Afternoon updates: MLS Labor update, new USA jersey and more

There is plenty going on today on the news front so here is a quick rundown of some things you should know about. Today is the deadline for the latest labor negotation extension between MLS and the player's Union. As … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 128 Comments

Europa League: Your Running Commentary

By AVI CREDITOR The Europa League field will be down to 16 teams Thursday, as a slate of 15 second-leg matches will determine who moves on to the next round of the knockout stage. Benfica took care of business by … Continue reading »

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Fantasy Premier League: Matchweek 28

By AVI CREDITOR It's an odd week in the Barclays Premier League. John Terry and Wayne Bridge will be sharing the same pitch at Stamford Bridge, there are two relegation battles (Burnley-Portsmouth, Bolton-Wolves) and Tottenham hosts Everton in an intriguing … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Bridge quits England, Cabanas shooting update and more

By AVI CREDITOR The Wayne Bridge-John Terry saga has reached new heights. Bridge has taken himself out of national-team consideration for the World Cup, further depleting England's options at left back and adding another chapter to an ugly story for … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 76 Comments

Pearce shines in first start since 2009 Gold Cup

photo by By FRANCO PANIZO Heath Pearce looked to be the solution to the U.S. national team's problematic left back situation in 2008, but that was before a drop in form saw him fall out of favor with head … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- FC Dallas, U.S. Men's National Team | 109 Comments

United States rallies late to defeat El Salvador, 2-1

  By FRANCO PANIZO The United States national team dominated El Salvador in its friendly match at Raymond James Stadium on Wednesday night, but it needed late goals from Brian Ching and Sacha Kljestan to walk away with a 2-1 … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 279 Comments

USA vs. El Salvador: Match Night Commentary

The U.S. men's national team takes on El Salvador tonight in Tampa (7pm, ESPN Classic/Galavision) as the team's MLS-based contingent looks to impress head coach Bob Bradley before he picks the squad for the upcoming Netherlands friendly. I will be providing … Continue reading »

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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

By AVI CREDITOR One of the Champions League's most anticipated knockout stage ties kicks off at 2:45 p.m. (Fox Soccer Channel) as Chelsea and Inter Milan do battle in Italy. Jose Mourinho, who has been doing his fair share of … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Holden gets a chance, Everton fans get creative and more

By AVI CREDITOR Stuart Holden's wait appears to be over. According to Bolton's team Web site, Holden will be included in the first team for Wednesday's FA Cup tilt with Tottenham. Bolton manager Owen Coyle said at his Tuesday press … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 60 Comments