Monthly Archives: June 2012

Holden making progress in his return from injury

photo by Joe Toth/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO NEW YORK — To say Stuart Holden is eager to get back to playing soccer would be an understatement. Holden has not appeared for either Bolton Wanderers or the U.S. men's national team … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 45 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Ronaldo talks PKs, van Marwijk resigns as Dutch coach & more

By THOMAS FLOYD Many have criticized Cristiano Ronaldo for waiting until the fifth shot — an opportunity that never came — to step up to the spot in Portugal's penalty kicks loss to Spain on Wednesday in the Euro 2012 … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 21 Comments

MLS Spotlight: Bruin on a roll after his up-and-down rookie year

By THOMAS FLOYD Will Bruin expected too much out of his rookie season. That much, he acknowledges, is now clear. The 11th overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Bruin immediately stepped into the lineup for the Houston Dynamo that … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Spotlight, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 14 Comments

Spotlight on Maurice Edu

It has been one roller coaster ride of a year for Maurice Edu. The U.S. national team midfielder has seen his club team, Glasgow Rangers, fall into the nightmarish reality of financial ruin, but he has also seen his national … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 16 Comments

Bocanegra discusses Rangers woes

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Toronto FC thrashes Montreal

For two straight games, Toronto FC watched two-goal leads disappear and saw key points be dropped by a shoddy defense that has plagued them all season. TFC flipped the script on Wednesday night, and instead of blowing a two-goal lead, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Montreal Impact, MLS- Toronto FC | 13 Comments

Thursday Kickoff: No Olympics for Beckham, Barca seal Alba deal, and more

When David Beckham helped bring the Olympic torch from Greece to England last month, the London native was believed to be a sure bet to be named to the Great Britain Olympic soccer team as one of its overage players. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Olympic Soccer | 37 Comments

Euro 2012: Spain tops Portugal after Ronaldo-less PK round to return to final

Spain’s reign as European champion is still alive, and Cristiano Ronaldo only sat and watched as Portugal’s tournament run came to an end. After a scoreless 120 minutes, Spain outlasted Portugal on penalty kicks 4-2 at Donbass Stadium in Donetsk, … Continue reading »

Posted in Euro 2012 | 77 Comments

MLS Notes: D.C. United to play PSG; Crew, Revs each cut three and more

D.C. United's stand-in opponent for their July 28 friendly will be Paris St. Germain. As a result of Juventus cancelling its North American tour and pulling out of the World Football Challenge tournament, D.C. scrambled to find a new opponent … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Montreal Impact, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 12 Comments

Henry, Edu, Altidore among those set for Steve Nash Showdown in New York City

A combination of international soccer, U.S. Soccer, MLS and NBA stars will be out in New York City tonight to take part in Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash’s annual charity game. The Steve Nash Showdown at Sarah D. Roosevelt … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Semifinals: Spain vs. Portugal

   Iberian rivals Spain and Portugal do battle for one place in the Euro 2012 finals, squaring off at Donbass Stadium in Ukraine as the tournament semifinals get underway (2:45 p.m., ESPN/ESPN3.com). Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has sprung one … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Bale gets new Spurs deal, Mandzukic to Bayern Munich & more

Gareth Bale won’t be going anywhere this summer. The coveted winger signed a new four-year deal with Tottenham on Wednesday, extending his stay in London and putting an end to speculation that he’d be bolting for some of the world’s … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 20 Comments