Monthly Archives: July 2011

Friday Ticker: Argentina appoints Sabella, Martino resigns from Paraguay & more

By FRANCO PANIZO The U.S. men's national team isn't the only one introducing a new head coach to its fan base. Argentina has appointed Alejandro Sabella as manager of the Albiceleste. Sabella replaces Sergio Batista, who was let go earlier … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer, South American Soccer | 6 Comments

MLS Week 20: A Look Ahead

 Photo by Rick Osentoski/ By THOMAS FLOYD Five months after facing off in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, Real Salt Lake and the Columbus Crew are getting together once again. With Columbus on top of the Eastern Conference and Salt … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 23 Comments

Fire Notebook: Pardo not yet fit to start after making practice debut and more

By ANTHONY ZILIS For years, Pavel Pardo planned on ending his career in MLS. Finally, after a long courtship with the Chicago Fire front office, the former Mexican international signed with the team early this week. He practiced the Fire … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 32 Comments

What do you think of the USMNT coaching hire?

The new era of U.S. Soccer has been ushered in with the news that Juergen Klinsmann has been hired as head coach. The former Germany striker and coach for the German national team and Bayern Munich will be introduced on … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team, U.S. Soccer | 154 Comments

Klinsmann hired as USMNT coach

Photo by It took five years, but U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati has the coach he's wanted all along. Juergen Klinsmann was hired as coach of the U.S. men's national team on Friday, replacing the ousted Bob Bradley. "We … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 315 Comments

Fantasy MLS: Week 21

Photo by Tracy Allen/ By ALAN LEDBETTER A high-scoring week of MLS action is just what fantasy owners needed after three 0-0 draws in the previous week. For this season, it has appeared that the best fantasy strategy is to … Continue reading »

Posted in Fantasy Soccer | 4 Comments

NASL Week 17: A Look Ahead

By JOHN BOSCHINI Time is running out on the Atlanta Silverbacks and the Montreal Impact. Both teams sit six points off the final playoff spot currently held by the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and it doesn't get any easier as the … Continue reading »

Posted in NASL | 4 Comments

FIFA Under-20 World Cup: A Look Ahead

By DAVID MOSSE A busy summer of international soccer winds down with 24 countries vying to win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Colombia, which takes place from July 29 to Aug. 20. Argentina and Mexico are both back in … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, Under-20 World Cup | 15 Comments

FC Dallas wins away leg of CCL qualifier on strength of Jackson’s goal

FC Dallas fought off the elements and an unfamiliar environment to take a big step closer to reaching the CONCACAF Champions League group stage. Jackson's 70th-minute goal gave FCD a 1-0 victory over Alianza FC in El Salvador on a … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, MLS- FC Dallas | 18 Comments

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ By FRANCO PANIZO A new era in U.S. Soccer is soon to begin, and with it comes a clean slate for Americans everywhere. With a friendly against Mexico looming, the portion of Americans Abroad already … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 27 Comments

MLS West Notes: Donovan ready to go for Vancouver, Fraser deflects transfer rumors and more

  Photo by BY ADAM SERRANO Landon Donovan looks fresh and rested and ready to face off against the Vancouver Whitecaps this weekend.  The U.S. star did not take part in recent friendlies for the LA Galaxy against Manchester … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

MLS Ticker: Collin sidelined six weeks, Whitecaps waive two defenders and more

photo by Bill Barrett/ By FRANCO PANIZO If Sporting Kansas City is to remain unbeaten in the coming weeks, it will have to do so without Aurelien Collin. Collin has been ruled out for approximately six weeks with a lower … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 19 Comments