Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mid-Day Ticker: Warner releases FIFA details, Perez closing in on MLS and more

Some of the back-room workings between Jack Warner and FIFA are starting to come to the surface. Warner reportedly claimed that in exchange for drumming up support to get Sepp Blatter elected in the 1998 FIFA presidential election, he secured … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, FIFA, Major League Soccer | 14 Comments

Who is your American Player of the Year?

Photo by As the calendar gets set to turn to 2012, it's an obvious time to reflect and look back at the year that was for U.S. Soccer. While the year provided the ushering in of a new coaching … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 112 Comments

Rounding up the MLS comings and goings: Western Conference

Photo by Michael Janosz/ For a team coming off of a championship run, the Los Angeles Galaxy have had plenty of major moving parts over recent weeks. Between Landon Donovan going back to Everton on a short-term loan, Juninho returning … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 10 Comments

Thursday Kickoff: Henry-to-Arsenal picks up steam, Ronaldinho stays put and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI Although Thierry Henry's recent stint at Arsenal was technically just for training, rumors continue to swirl that Arsene Wenger is considering offering the former Arsenal striker a short-term contract. Some reports stipulate that a two-month loan has already … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls, South American Soccer | 25 Comments

Dynamo trade for Sturgis

Photo by Nick Turchiaro/ Almost six years ago, Nathan Sturgis was a Generation adidas signing, a U.S. youth national team prospect and a player with a bright MLS future. Five teams later, he hopes to have finally found a long-term … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Houston Dynamo | 22 Comments

Rowe signs Generation adidas deal with MLS

  With the 2012 MLS Draft just two weeks away, the 2012 MLS Generation adidas class took a step closer to being completed after the signing of the highest-rated unsigned underclassman. UCLA playmaker Kelyn Rowe has signed a Generation adidas … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Draft 2012 | 27 Comments

Earthquakes sign Honduran Bernardez

The San Jose Earthquakes took a step toward fortifying their back line Wednesday by agreeing to a deal with Honduran centerback Victor Bernardez. Bernardez, 29, has 52 caps for Honduras. He started in all of Honduras' games during this past summer's … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 19 Comments

Zimmerman blasts national team set-up

One-time U.S. youth international Preston Zimmerman doesn't have a single cap for the senior U.S. national team, and while it wasn't likely that he'd be receiving his first call-up sometime soon anyway based on his current level of play and … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 405 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Suarez suspended again, City making play for Hazard and more

Luis Suarez might as well be on the FA's speed dial these days. In the aftermath of receiving an eight-game ban and hefty fine from England's ruling body, the Liverpool striker was given his second punishment after being found guilty … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 16 Comments

Old Firm Derby: A Look Ahead

It is no real surprise that the Scottish Premier League race already appears to be down to the two usual suspects. How Rangers and Celtic have gotten to their current positions, though, is a story in itself. Heading into Wednesday's … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 18 Comments

Rounding up the MLS comings and goings: Eastern Conference

Photo by Kelley L. Cox/ With the MLS Eastern Conference as wide open as it was down the stretch last season, a roster tweak in the right direction could be all it takes to separate certain clubs from the pack. … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Montreal Impact, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC | 16 Comments

Lletget ready to take next step in development

photo by John Dorton/ By FRANCO PANIZO SARASOTA, Fla. – Sebastian Lletget hasn't had the easiest of times since signing with West Ham United on his 18th birthday, but things are starting to look up for the U.S. Under-23 men's national … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's Olympic Team, U.S. Youth National Teams | 35 Comments