Monthly Archives: April 2012

MLS Spotlight: MacMath bounces back from rough start between the posts

By THOMAS FLOYD Zac MacMath is nothing if not resilient. After all, his first season as the Philadelphia Union's starter in goal didn't exactly get off to a splendid start, as the club kicked off the year with three consecutive … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

A month from now, Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey will be teammates on the U.S. national team, helping lead the team into World Cup qualifying. Today, the two will square off in one of the matches of the day as … Continue reading »

Posted in Your Running Commentary | 64 Comments

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

By FRANCO PANIZO Bolton Wanderers took a step in the right direction in their efforts to avoid relegation by beating Aston Villa earlier this week, but grabbing another result this weekend could be vital if they hope to stay up. … Continue reading »

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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

The significance might be lacking more than usual this time of year, but that does not mean that the final Celtic-Rangers battle of the season doesn't have the potential for an intense atmosphere to unfold on the playing field. The … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV | 22 Comments

Rapids lock up Larentowicz with multi-year deal

Jeff Larentowicz is not going anywhere anytime soon. The Colorado Rapids made sure of that by locking up the integral central midfielder to a multi-year deal on Friday, the terms of which were not disclosed.  Larentowicz has had success ever … Continue reading »

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Union’s Farfan suspended 2 more games

Photo by Michael Janosz/ If you thought that Gabriel Farfan was out of the woods after MLS' Disciplinary Committee announced punishments from last week's Chivas USA-Philadelphia Union game on Thursday and he wasn't a part of it, think again. The … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Philadelphia Union | 24 Comments

MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ By THOMAS FLOYD There won't be any silverware on the line this time around, but this weekend's clash between the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire is sure to be a tense affair all the same. After … 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- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Toronto FC, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 18 Comments

Galaxy Notes: Saunders PK save a turning point, Leonardo returns and more

By ADAM SERRANO CARSON, Calif. — Championship seasons are riddled with season-defining moments that often propel a team from mediocrity to glory.  One such moment may have come for the Los Angeles Galaxy last Saturday when goalkeeper Josh Saunders stopped … Continue reading »

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Guardiola steps down as Barcelona coach

The most successful manager in the storied history of FC Barcelona is walking away.  Pep Guardiola announced that he will be stepping down as Barcelona coach after the end of this season instead of renewing his rolling one-year contract with … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 50 Comments

Liverpool opens doors for Fox Soccer reality series

Hard Knocks meets one of the Premier League's most storied clubs. That's the basic premise, as Fox Soccer will be airing a six-episode reality series in the fall that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Liverpool FC, going where TV cameras … Continue reading »

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European Look Ahead: High-stakes Manchester derby, races intensify & more

By JOHN BOSCHINI The Manchester derby is always a tense affair, but when the Premier League title is on the line it becomes one of the must-see games of the season. Manchester United have seen their eight-point lead from two … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Europa League final set, Chelsea-QPR handshake nixed & more

It might not be the one that most were expecting or even hoping for, but there will be an all-Spanish final for a European trophy. Atheltic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid advanced to the UEFA Europa League final after second-leg semifinal … Continue reading »

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