Monthly Archives: May 2011

Whitecaps fire Thordarson, make Soehn head coach

  The Vancouver Whitecaps began their inagural season in MLS with so much promise, delivering a season-opening thrashing of Toronto FC making many wonder if this expansion team might be more successful than most past expansion teams. The Whitecaps haven't … Continue reading »

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USL Pro Week 9: A Look Back

    By JOHN BOSCHINI The Richmond Kickers' fall from grace continued with a 1-1 draw to FC New York on Saturday. Richmond is winless in four games after starting the season with a six-game winning streak. The Kickers find … Continue reading »

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Swansea City beats Reading to earn place in Premier League

  No team from Wales has ever played in the English Premier League, but that will change now after Swansea clinched the final place in the EPL for the 2011/2012 season. Scott Sinclair scored three goals as Swansea rode three … Continue reading »

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NASL Week 8: A Look Back

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Offenses struggled to make and impact this weekend in the NASL as five of the six teams in action failed to find the back of the net. The Carolina Railhawks were the lone exception with a … Continue reading »

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Latin American Weekend Rewind

  By DAVID MOSSE Nacional entered Saturday’s clash with Defensor Sporting needing only one point to secure the Clausura title, and when Richard Porta opened the scoring after just six minutes, Los Tricolores looked set to finish the job without … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer | 5 Comments

USMNT Update: Bedoya called in, Spain tickets running out and more

The U.S. men's national team is in Cary, North Carolina preparing for its upcoming friendly against Spain, as well as the looming CONCACAF Gold Cup, and here are some updates for you on this Memorial Day morning: As reported on … Continue reading »

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Swansea City vs. Reading FC: Your Running Commentary

   The 20th and final place in the English Premier League for the 2011/2012 season will be won today when Swansea City takes on Reading FC at Wembley Stadium in the League Championship Promotion Final (10am, Fox Soccer Channel). Swansea City … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Your Running Commentary | 55 Comments

Report: Bedoya called upon for Gold Cup

Alejandro Bedoya has reportedly been called in to Bob Bradley's Gold Cup roster following an injury to the New England Revolution's Benny Feilhaber. Report: ——————– What do you think of Bedoya's call up?  Has he done enough for Orebro to … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

photo by Howard C. Smith/   By FRANCO PANIZO Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland may not have won their season finale this weekend, but Parkhurst helped the club to a sixth-place finish in the Superliga with a 90-minute performance in … Continue reading »

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DC United stops Timbers’ home win streak at five

    By JOSE M. ROMERO The Portland Timbers are undefeated at home in MLS play no more.  DC United got goals from Perry Kitchen, Chris Pontius and Josh Wolff, overcoming two linesman calls that awarded an additional two penalty kick … Continue reading »

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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Inter Milan is no longer the reigning European champion, but it can still finish its season on a high note by winning the Coppa Italia. Inter faces Palermo in the high-profile club match of the day, while Germany and Uruguay … Continue reading »

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Smith goal levels score, snaps SKC skid, forces Rapids into fifth straight draw

The defending MLS champions are having trouble closing out their opponents these days. The Colorado Rapids settled for a 1-1 home draw against Sporting Kansas City, with Ryan Smith's 75th-minute strike forcing the MLS Cup holders into their fifth consecutive … Continue reading »

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