Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mid-Day Ticker: PSG open to Beckham move, Diarra joins Fulham and more

The David Beckham to Paris Saint-Germain rumors are back. PSG sporting director Leonardo said despite Beckham's rejection of the wealthy club "the door is still open" to signing the English midfielder. Beckham, 36, cited family considerations as a major factor … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 31 Comments

MLS Preseason Rewind: DC United tops Chicago, Le Toux nets winner, and more

By CALEB SONNELAND The 8th annual Carolina Challenge Cup is underway in Charleston, South Carolina. DC United notched the only win of the weekend with a 1-0 result over the Chicago Fire while hosts Charleston Battery salvaged a late draw … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

European Rewind: Liverpool win Carling Cup, Juve ties Milan, and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI One wouldn't expect one of the games of the season to come out of the Carling Cup but that's exactly what happened when Liverpool edged Cardiff City via penalties in a thrilling final at Wembley. Liverpool seemed … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 13 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

By FRANCO PANIZO Days after his head coach cited a lack of progress as a reason for his benching, Jozy Altidore responded in a big way. In his first start for AZ Alkmaar in 2012, Altidore bagged a brace in … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 54 Comments

Kljestan and Shea replace Donovan, Torres and Chandler on USA roster

Sacha Kljestan and Brek Shea have been called in as emergency replacements for the U.S. men's national team after a rash of injuries and illness hit the roster originally called in by Jurgen Klinsmann. Landon Donovan (bronchitis), Timmy Chandler and … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 116 Comments

Italy names roster for USA friendly

Veteran playmaker Andrea Pirlo, legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and red-hot Juventus teammate Alessandro Matri headline the 23-man squad chosen by Italy to face the U.S. Men's National Team on Wednesday in Genoa. Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was left off … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 34 Comments

Must-See Goal: Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid was able to hold off a feisty challenge from Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, and did so in large part to the clever goal from Cristiano Ronaldo, who converted a long-range back-heel to give Madrid a vital 1-0 road … Continue reading »

Posted in Must-See Goals | 26 Comments

Must-See Goal: Lionel Messi

Barcelona was ten minutes away from dropping more precious points and making catching Real Madrid atop the Spanish Primera title even more impossible. Then Lionel Messi stepped up to save his team yet again. The Argentine wizard delivered this perfect … Continue reading »

Posted in Must-See Goals | 28 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

More than bragging rights in North London will be on the line at the Emirates today when Arsenal takes on Tottenham. For the Gunners, holding on to their precious top four place in the English Premier League standings will be … Continue reading »

Posted in Your Running Commentary | 93 Comments

Torres injured, looks doubtful for Italy friendly

U.S. national team midfielder Jose Torres has been out of U.S. national team action for months due to injury, but he was set to return to the fold against Italy next week. At least he was before suffering an injury … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 107 Comments

MLS Notes: Vancouver shuts out Montreal, Colorado signs Zapata, and more

By JOEY SAMUEL In January, the Montreal Impact chose Andrew Wenger over Darren Mattocks for with the first pick in the MLS SuperDraft. On Friday night, Mattocks showed the Impact why they made have made a mistake. Playing up top … Continue reading »

Posted in Canadian Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Montreal Impact, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 13 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

AC Milan is in first place in Serie A at the moment, but unbeaten Juventus can retake control of the Scudetto race with a win today when the squads clash in Milan in the day's top match-up. Milan is the … Continue reading »

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