Monthly Archives: June 2012

Soumare completes long road back to MLS, fills needs for resurgent Union

Photo by ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO CHESTER, Pa. — Following the conclusion of the European season, Bakary Soumare was contemplating what to do with his future. His club, French outfit US Boulogne, had just been relegated from the second division … Continue reading »

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Which semifinalist will win Euro 2012?

Euro 2012 is down to its final four, with Spain and Portugal kicking off the semifinals in an all-Iberian Peninsula affair at Donbass Arena in Ukraine later today (2:45 p.m., ESPN/ESPN3.com).  All four remaining world powers have a reasonable claim … Continue reading »

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FC Dallas announces jersey sponsor deal

At long last, FC Dallas has a jersey sponsor. FC Dallas announced a multi-year, multi-million-dollar jersey sponsorship deal with AdvoCare, a Plano, Texas-based health and wellness company. Financial terms of the deal, the first jersey sponsorship deal in team history, … Continue reading »

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Boca Juniors, Corinthians ready to kick off Copa Libertadores final

The battle for South American supremacy kicks off tonight. The Copa Libertadores final gets underway at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, with the first leg between Boca Juniors and Corinthians (8:30 p.m., Fox Deportes) as both teams aim to secure the … Continue reading »

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MLS transfer window opens today

MLS front-office personnel, get out your checkbooks. Silly season has arrived. The MLS summer transfer window opens today, with teams able to bolster their rosters in hopes of making a postseason push in the coming months. The New York Red … Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: MLS eyes Queens stadium site, Schweinsteiger fit and more

MLS is reportedly closing in on a home for its coveted second New York franchise. According to the Wall Street Journal, the league has zoned in on an area in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, where a 20,000-25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium … Continue reading »

Posted in Euro 2012, European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 134 Comments

Cato goal, stingy defense lifts Sounders past Earthquakes in Open Cup quarters

The Seattle Sounders took another step closer to a potential fourth straight U.S. Open Cup title by knocking off the San Jose Earthquakes in their Open Cup quarterfinal in San Francisco on Tuesday night. Cordell Cato provided the early goal, … Continue reading »

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Correa’s brace gives Chivas USA another late-game US Open Cup win

By KAYLA KNAPP FULLERTON, Calif.—When Mauricio Salles scored the equalizer in the 89th minute, it seemed that Chivas USA and the Charlotte Eagles were destined for extra time at Titan Stadium on Saturday night. But five minutes later, in stoppage … Continue reading »

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Correa’s brace gives Chivas USA another late-game US Open Cup win

By KAYLA KNAPP FULLERTON, Calif.—When Mauricio Salles scored the equalizer in the 89th minute, it seemed that Chivas USA and the Charlotte Eagles were destined for extra time at Titan Stadium on Saturday night. But five minutes later, in stoppage … Continue reading »

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Sapong double propels Sporting KC to Open Cup semifinal

Sporting Kansas City didn't have the most pleasant trip to Philadelphia last weekend, suffering a 4-0 defeat. The won't have to wait too long for a chance to exact revenge after securing a place in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals, … Continue reading »

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Union advance to Open Cup semis with victory over Harrisburg

By FRANCO PANIZO CHESTER, Penn. — The Philadelphia Union may have suffered a scare, but in the end they were the ones who looked the most frightening. Led by a brace from Lionard Pajoy, the Union advanced to the U.S. … Continue reading »

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U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals: Match Night Commentary

The U.S. Open Cup final four will be determined tonight, with four quarterfinal games taking place across the country. In Philadelphia, the Union will look to continue building momentum under interim manager John Hackworth against affiliate and upstart USL Pro … Continue reading »

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