Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nowak suspended additional game, Fraser fined for Union-Chivas USA scuffle

Philadelphia Union head coach Peter Nowak was suspended an additional game and fined $5,000 by MLS for his role in a scuffle during the Union-Chivas USA match last Saturday. Nowak left the technical area and walked on the field as … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Philadelphia Union | 12 Comments

MLS Ticker: Rapids sign Brazilian, Crew acquire Arrieta and more

  The Colorado Rapids already-strong front line just got deeper and more talented. Colorado bolstered its forward corps Thursday, signing 33-year-old Brazilian striker Luis Eduardo "Edu" Schmidt to complement a group that includes Omar Cummings, Quincy Amarikwa, Andre Akpan and Conor Casey, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Columbus Crew | 13 Comments

Gomez’s amazing 28 months in Mexico

There have been few stories regarding American soccer players quite as compelling as that of Herculez Gomez and the amazing two years he has spent in Mexico reviving a career that was in jeopardy of ending not too long ago. … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Mexican Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 36 Comments

Union Notes: Califf expected to return, Nowak could be suspended, and more

By JOEY SAMUEL After missing four of the Philadelphia Union's first six games of 2012, captain Danny Califf appears to be ready to return to action when the team faces the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Califf has been plagued … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Philadelphia Union | 7 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Reports say Guardiola to leave Barceona, UEFA rejects suspension appeals & more

Is Pep Guardiola's Barcelona reign coming to an end? That was the question after Chelsea on Tuesday ended Barcelona's attempt to win back-to-back Champions League titles, claiming a 3-2 aggregate triumph over Guardiola's side in the semifinal. The loss came … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 48 Comments

Monterrey thwarts Santos Laguna comeback, repeats as CCL champion

Santos Laguna had the look of a team capable of erasing a two-goal deficit and beating a defending champion, but Monterrey ultimately played like a champion that had no interest in relinquishing their title. Santos jumped all over Monterrey in … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF | 17 Comments

MLS Spotlight: Iron-man Moor a model of consistency for Colorado

By THOMAS FLOYD Drew Moor may have enjoyed a career year last season, but he didn't expect anyone beyond the Rocky Mountains to really notice. And that's fine with him. The Colorado Rapids defender, who has been about as dependable … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Colorado Rapids, SBI MLS Spotlight | 6 Comments

RSL ties FC Dallas in Frisco

Another game, another questionable call against Real Salt Lake. That's how some RSL players and most RSL fans must have felt after yet another controversial referee's decision cost the team points. Just four days after a very questionable red card … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 43 Comments

Real Madrid 2, Bayern Munich 1: Match Highlights

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Posted in European Soccer, Match Highlights | 18 Comments

MLS/CCL Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

    Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna have a two-goal hill to climb in Torreon, Mexico, when they take on Monterrey with the CONCACAF Champions League title on the line (8 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel/Telefutura). Monterrey will try to defend … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, Mexican Soccer, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Real Salt Lake, Your Running Commentary | 7 Comments

UCL Rewind: Bayern Munich shocks Real Madrid in PKs to reach final

By JOHN BOSCHINI Two days of breathtaking UEFA Champions League semifinal play are complete, and with the dust settled, neither of the two Spanish favorites will be playing for Europe's greatest prize. Bayern Munich defeated Real Madrid on penalty kicks … Continue reading »

Posted in UEFA Champions League | 44 Comments

Timbers sign Scottish left back Smith

The Portland Timbers have been in search for upgrades at the fullback positions, and the club addressed that need on Wednesday. The Timbers signed Scottish left back Steven Smith — Timbers forward Kris Boyd's former teammate at Rangers — adding … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Portland Timbers | 4 Comments