Monthly Archives: November 2012

MLS Ticker: Sounders to pick up Johnson’s option, Crew make major roster moves and more

The Seattle Sounders intend to pick up forward Eddie Johnson’s 2013 contract option, certainly a reward for his 17-goal season (in all competitions) and being named MLS Comeback Player of the Year. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Toronto FC | 22 Comments

USMNT Daily Update: Projecting the Starting XI vs. Honduras

It might still seem like a long way away, but the 2013 CONCACAF Hexagonal begins in just 10 weeks. We take a look at what the USMNT starting lineup is shaping up to be for their opener vs. Honduras. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, U.S. Men's National Team, Uncategorized, USMNT Daily Update | 114 Comments

Nielsen named top MLS Goalkeeper, Higuain wins Newcomer Award

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen and Columbus Crew forward Federico Higuain were announced as winners of the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, respectively, on Wednesday morning. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 8 Comments

U.S. women set for friendly with Ireland

The U.S. women’s national team kicks off a five-city exhibition tour in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday night against Ireland, and it’s already a media circus with outspoken goalkeeper (and Northwest native) Hope Solo in town. Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer, U.S. Women's National Team, Women's Soccer | 9 Comments

Mid-day Ticker: Scolari set to be named Brazil coach, possible UCL expansion, and more

Brazil’s soccer federation has moved quickly toward replacing fired national team coach Mario Menezes, with Luiz Felipe Scolari expected to be hired for the high-profle job, according to reports. Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, European Soccer, Featured, FIFA, International Soccer, South American Soccer, UEFA Champions League, World Cup 2014 | 15 Comments

Wolff retiring, will serve as D.C. United assistant

Josh Wolff, who served as a player-coach for DC United this past season, is moving to a position as a full-time assistant after annnouncing his retirement from playing via the club on Wednesday. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, U.S. Men's National Team | 4 Comments

Bill Peterson named new NASL commissioner

Photo courtesy of NASL The North American Soccer League is growing in stature and franchises, and such growth will be managed by Bill Peterson, a former NFL Europe executive who takes over as the new NASL commissioner, effective immediately. Peterson, … Continue reading »

Posted in NASL | 23 Comments

Group aiming to bring back MLS to Tampa

More than a decade after Major League Soccer left the city of Tampa, Florida, it appears a group is positioning itself to try and bring MLS back to the Gulf Coast. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, MLS- Expansion | 56 Comments

Toronto FC to introduce Payne as team president

Toronto FC will introduce Kevin Payne as team president this afternoon, an event that will mark the beginning of a difficult job ahead for the former D.C. United boss. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Toronto FC | 15 Comments

USMNT Daily Update: It is only a matter of time before Bradley is USMNT captain

Michael Bradley’s career is hitting its peak, between his excellent play for the U.S. national team and his recent outstanding form for AS Roma. It is only a matter of time now before he becomes USMNT captain Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, U.S. Men's National Team, Uncategorized, USMNT Daily Update | 152 Comments

SBI MLS Most Improved Best XI

No MLS team enjoyed as dramatic a turnaround in 2012 as the San Jose Earthquakes, so it should come as no surprise that three Earthquakes made the SBI MLS Most Improved Best XI Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, SBI MLS Awards, Uncategorized | 42 Comments

Tuesday Ticker: Adriano suspended for shady goal, Hiddink to retire, & more

A week after his sportsmanship-crushing move in UEFA Champions League play last week, Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano is paying for his behavior with a suspension. Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, Uncategorized | 52 Comments