Monthly Archives: February 2012

Duka, Shea and Agudelo lead U-23s past San Antonio

After a scoreless first half on Friday night, the U.S. Under-23 national team looked like it would be shut down by the San Antonio Scorpions. Things changed dramatically in the second half, as Dilly Duka, Juan Agudelo and Brek Shea … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 42 Comments

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV & SBI’s Top Ten Matches to Watch

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham renew old acquaintances at the Emirates in the weekend's marquee match-up. Arsene Wenger and the Gunners badly need a victory against their arch-rivals to keep their hold on fourth place in the Premier League, … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV | 16 Comments

Rodgers’ visa status still up in the air

By DAVE MARTINEZ The New York Red Bulls could get word of Luke Rodgers’ visa status in early March, but the situation is far from clear cut.  Speaking to the press from Red Bulls’ preseason training camp in Arizona, team … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 47 Comments

MLS Pre-Season: A Look Ahead

 Photo by David Bernal/ By THOMAS FLOYD It may only be a preseason tournament, but come Saturday the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz., is still serving up two of the stronger rivalries in MLS. The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Montreal Impact, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 15 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Bellamy fit for Carling Cup, Arshavin loaned out and more

 Photo by Joe Toth/ By THOMAS FLOYD Despite some concern earlier this week, it turns out Liverpool will have the full services of forward Craig Bellamy at its disposal Sunday in the Carling Cup final against Cardiff City. Bellamy, who … Continue reading »

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Ponce, Fabian highlight Mexico U-23 roster for U.S. friendly

Miguel Angel Ponce and Marco Fabian are among the 20 players called in by Mexico Under-23 coach Luis Fernando Tena for Wednesday's friendly against the United States U-23 national team at FC Dallas Stadium. Ponce, a Mexican-American left back, and … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer | 103 Comments

MLS Notes: Red Bulls tie Pumas, Ekpo signs in Norway and more

While it was Thierry Henry's return that drew most of the attention during the New York Red Bulls' friendly against Mexican club Pumas UNAM, it was unheralded rookie Ryan Meara's play in goal that emerged as a talking point. With … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Portland Timbers | 7 Comments

European Look Ahead: Milan, Juve battle in Serie A, Reds eye silverware and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI Two Serie A powers are set for what is perhaps the most important weekend of the season. Juventus and AC Milan have been steadily pulling away from the rest of the pack over the past two months … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Cruyff joins Guadalajara, Wambach named co-captain and more

Johan Cruyff is bringing his expertise to Mexico. The Dutch legend will join Chivas de Guadalajara as an advisor this weekend in an effort to change the fortunes of the renowned Mexican club. Chivas has fallen on hard times, failing to … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer, Mexican Soccer, U.S. Women's National Team | 14 Comments

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

By FRANCO PANIZO Timmy Chandler's future with Nurnberg may be up in the air, but the American is still likely to be relied upon by the club this weekend. Even with Nurnberg handing him an ultimatum earlier this week, Chandler … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls vs. UNAM Pumas: Match Night Commentary

The New York Red Bulls continue their pre-season in Aironza tonight, when they take on reigning Mexican champions UNAM Pumas at Chase Field in Phoenix (10pm, MSG+, ESPN Deportes). The Red Bulls welcome back Thierry Henry from his loan spell … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 24 Comments

Europa League Rewind: Manchester clubs advance, three Americans reach Round of 16

BY DAVID GUBALA The Europa League crown now lies amongst one of sixteen teams left in the competition after a quite decisive round of 32. The two Manchester clubs still remain in the tournament, although they reached the next round … Continue reading »

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