Monthly Archives: June 2012

MLS Week 17: A Look Ahead

By THOMAS FLOYD The California Clasico is always a heated feud. But this weekend's version offers an extra dose of hype. With the San Jose Earthquakes boasting the best record in MLS, the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy on a … Continue reading »

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U.S. U-17s brace for Copa Saprissa Internacional semis after loss to Mexico

The United States Under-17 men's national team is nearing the end of its time at the Copa Saprissa Internacional in Costa Rica, but there is still an opportunity to go out on a winning note. Playing five 70-minute games in … Continue reading »

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Spain, Italy duel for Euro 2012 title

Maybe Group C was the Group of Death after all. Spain and Italy, the two Euro 2012 finalists, emerged from the same group, each dispatching the two survivors from the fear-inspiring Group B, with Portugal and Germany falling by the … Continue reading »

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Galaxy Notes: Seedorf trains with team, Gonzalez makes progress and more

By ADAM SERRANO CARSON, Calif. — The Los Angeles Galaxy have welcomed Clarence Seedorf in for a training stint, but don't look for the former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder to sign with the Galaxy, at least according to Galaxy … Continue reading »

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Bradley faces pressure with Egypt needing Cup of Nations qualifying result

Bob Bradley is preparing to do something he hasn't had to do in months: Find a way to bounce back from a loss. After Egypt's 3-2 loss to upstart Central African Republic in African Cup of Nations qualifying two weeks … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Notes: Henry defends Marquez, centerbacks hurt and more

By DAVE MARTINEZ New York Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry sympathizes with Rafa Marquez. Having had his own battles with injuries, absences and recoveries, the veteran striker knows what it is like to desperately find one’s form in game action. … Continue reading »

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U.S. women set for Olympic send-off

For the U.S. women's national team, Saturday afternoon's match against Canada at Rio Tinto Stadium (2 p.m., NBC) provides one last dress rehearsal to get things right ahead of next month's Olympic tournament. Pia Sundhage's side enters the send-off friendly against … Continue reading »

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Boskovic signs new deal with D.C. United

With the way Branko Boskovic had been playing recently, it is no surprise that D.C. United found a way to keep its Montengrin playmaker with his contract due to expire in a couple of weeks. Boskovic will be remaining with … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Spurs close in on Villas-Boas, Beckham’s Olympic role and more

When Tottenham comes to the United States for their preseason tour next month, they could very well be led by Andre Villas-Boas. According to reports from England, Villas-Boas could be named Spurs coach as soon as this weekend as the … Continue reading »

Posted in Euro 2012, European Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 18 Comments

MLS Ticker: Gaddis suspended, Tan traded to D.C., and more

When the Philadelphia Union take to the field at BBVA Compass Stadium this weekend, one player who will not be in uniform is Raymon Gaddis. The Union rookie defender was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount by … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Balotelli brace sees Italy knock off Germany, advance to final

Mario Balotelli silenced some of his critics on Thursday, scoring a pair of goals that booked Italy's place in the Euro 2012 final while defeating tournament favorites Germany. Italy upset the Germans, 2-1, on Thursday courtesy of a first-half Balotelli … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Semifinal: Germany vs. Italy

  The German and Italian national teams face off today for a place in Sunday's European Championship Final against Spain (2:45pm, ESPN). The Germans come in off a quarterfinal victory against Greece, and will have the advantage of having had … Continue reading »

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