Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fire’s new defense hoping to help team bounce back from forgettable 2010

By FRANCO PANIZO FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Chicago Fire head coach Carlos de los Cobos saw his team endure a mixed performance against the New York Red Bulls in pre-season action last Wednesday, but one aspect the second-year MLS coach was … Continue reading »

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European Weekend Rewind: Birmingham wins Carling Cup, Udinese rolls, & more

By IAN HOLLIDAY Birmingham City won its first trophy since 1963 this weekend when it defeated Arsenal in the final of the English Carling Cup. The Blues defeated Arsenal 2-1 on Obafemi Martins' 89th minute goal, which was gifted to … Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: Rooney escapes ban, Twente faces fan abuse probe, and more

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Wayne Rooney will not face disciplinary action over an elbow he threw against Wigan Athletic and will be available for Manchester United in crucial Premier League fixtures against Chelsea and Liverpool. In the ninth minute of United's … Continue reading »

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USA tops Canada, 3-0, in CONCACAF U-17 final (Updated with Highlights)

  For 90 minutes of regulation the U.S. Under-17 men's national team failed to break through a Canadian defense that had gone an entire tournament without giving up a goal. Then overtime came, and the goals began to pour in. … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO FC Ingolstadt 04 helped its chances of avoiding relegation this weekend with a blowout win, and Edson Buddle was responsible for one those goals. Having come off the bench in the 76th … Continue reading »

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CONCACAF Under-17 Final: Your Running Commentary

The U.S. Under-17 men's national team faces Canada tonight in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Final in Jamaica (7pm, ESPN3.com). The Americans will look to win their first CONCACAF Under-17 championship since 1992, though it should be noted CONCACAF hasn't crowned … Continue reading »

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