Monthly Archives: May 2012

Keane, Ireland aim to spring surprise at Euro 2012

By ADAM SERRANO CARSON, Calif. — Faced with one of the toughest groups in the 2012 European Championship, Ireland captain and Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane knows that his national team is in for a battle — and that … Continue reading »

Posted in Euro 2012, MLS- LA Galaxy | 22 Comments

Report: Three Guatemala regulars under CCL match-fixing investigation

When the U.S. men's national team takes on Guatemala in a World Cup qualifier on June 12, the hosts are poised to be without three potential starters. Gustavo Cabrera, Yony Flores and former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Guillermo "Pando" Ramirez … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, CONCACAF Champions League | 14 Comments

Report: Ronaldinho’s Flamengo contract terminated after legal dispute

Ronaldinho is reportedly up for grabs. According to reports out of Brazil, the former two-time FIFA World Player of the Year has won a legal dispute against Flamengo over $20 million in unpaid wages and other payments and as a … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer | 63 Comments

USMNT Notes: Klinsmann hints at future friendlies, Onyewu disputes PK & more

Photo by John Todd/ISIphotos.com By AVI CREDITOR LANDOVER, Md. — In the middle of his post-game comments following Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann let slip what has been speculated for some time: That the U.S. men's national … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 139 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Lampard out for Euro, AC Milan vs. Real Madrid in WFC & more

By THOMAS FLOYD England's quest to capture the European championship has taken another considerable step back. Frank Lampard has been ruled out for the tournament with a thigh injury that he picked up in training this week, making him the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 11 Comments

Gomez impresses in rare USMNT start

Photo by John Todd/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO LANDOVER, Md. – Herculez Gomez is not unfamiliar with taking advantage of opportunities, and it appears he has made the most of a chance once again. In his first start with the U.S. men's … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 99 Comments

Marquez injured, could miss Mexico’s June World Cup qualifiers

By DAVE MARTINEZ Thing are not getting any easier for Rafa Marquez.  After missing more than half of the New York Red Bulls' matches this season battling injury and disciplinary problems, the Mexican veteran will now likely be out for … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 23 Comments

Cal FC shocks Timbers, completes U.S. Open Cup fourth-round field

The U.S. Open Cup dream is still very much alive for Cal FC.  Former Real Salt Lake forward Artur Aghasyan's goal in the fifth minute of extra time gave the United States Adult Soccer Association side a stunning 1-0 victory … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Open Cup | 65 Comments

Sounders launch Cup defense with rout

By JASON MITCHELL Leave it to the Seattle Sounders, winners of three straight U.S. Open Cups, to at least momentarily restore a semblance of order to what has been an unpredictable tournament. A night after lower-tier teams massacred MLS sides, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders, U.S. Open Cup | 17 Comments

Klinsmann wants USMNT players nastier, less naive

  By FRANCO PANIZO LANDOVER, Md. — U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann sat at the table in the press conference room at FedEx Field on Saturday night without his usual cheerful smirk. Instead, he sported a stern … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 182 Comments

USA 1, Brazil 4: Match Highlights

Posted in Match Highlights, U.S. Men's National Team | 19 Comments

Missed chances, shaky defending doom USMNT in 4-1 loss to Brazil

photo by Jose L. Argueta/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO LANDOVER, Md. — The U.S. men's national team looked to its match against Brazil as a way to gauge just how far it has come in its first year under head coach … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 236 Comments