Monthly Archives: April 2012

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 »

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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 »

Posted in European Soccer | 33 Comments

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 »

Posted in European Soccer, Olympic Soccer | 16 Comments

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