Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sounders deal DP Fernandez to Fire

Photo by With the signing of Designated Player and FC Kaiserslautern midfielder Christian Tiffert, the Seattle Sounders needed to create a DP opening on their roster. With the trade of Alvaro Fernandez to the Chicago Fire, they've done just … Continue reading »

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U.S. women aim for complete showing in Olympic battle with Colombia

This time, the U.S. women's national team will hope for 90 minutes of domination, not just 76. After falling behind to France 2-0 in the opening 14 minutes of their Olympic run, the U.S. women straightened things out behind the … Continue reading »

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Tiffert signs DP deal with Sounders

The Seattle Sounders are not sitting silently as the race for postseason berths in the MLS Western Conference intensifies. The club signed FC Kaiserslautern midfielder Christian Tiffert to a Designated Player deal Friday, according to his representatives. Kaiserslautern's website says … Continue reading »

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MLS Week 21: A Look Ahead

By THOMAS FLOYD At the moment, the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake have created some breathing room between them and the Western Conference pack. But with a win over RSL on Friday night, the Vancouver Whitecaps will put … Continue reading »

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USWNT Spotlight: ‘Back Home’ with Hope Solo

Part Two is after the jump:

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Terry charged by FA for racial abuse

If you thought the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand saga was over, think again. Two weeks after Terry was found not guilty of racially abusing the Queens Park Rangers defender by an English court, the FA has charged Terry with racial abuse just … Continue reading »

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MLS transfer window closes today

Photo by New York Red Bulls The summer MLS transfer window has been marked by some serious acquisitions, with Designated Players like Houston's Oscar Boniek Garcia, Vancouver's Barry Robson and Kenny Miller, Montreal's Marco Di Vaio, New England's Jerry Bengtson, … Continue reading »

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Behind the scenes with the MLS All-Stars

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U.S. U-20s settle for fourth, Mexico takes title at Milk Cup

The U.S. Under-20 men's national team settled for fourth place at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, falling to Chile 4-3 in the third-place game Thursday. Furman University centerback Walker Zimmerman scored in the first minute, Santos Laguna's Benji Joya … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: French FA suspends Nasri, Menez; Hoilett joins QPR and more

It will be at least three international matches before Samir Nasri represents France again. The Manchester City star was suspended there games, and French teammate Jeremey Menez was suspended one for their conduct at Euro 2012. Nasri was punished for … Continue reading »

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Men’s Olympics rewind: Spain stunned, Brazil holds on, Mexico settles and more

Much like how Spain's quest for the 2010 World Cup title began, the opening match of the 2012 Olympics resulted in a shocking one-goal defeat. Japan stunned Spain in their Olympic Group D opener Thursday, making a 34th-minute goal by … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

By FRANCO PANIZO Fresh off of winning the Belgian Super Cup, Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht have set their sights towards their next mission: defending their Pro League title. Kljestan and Anderlecht will kick off their quest for a 32nd … Continue reading »

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