Author Archives: Avi C.

Sounders acquire top spot in allocation order, land veteran keeper Hahnemann

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ At long last, Marcus Hahnemann has returned to Seattle. The Seattle Sounders traded a conditional draft pick to Toronto FC in exchange for the top spot in the MLS allocation order, which they promptly used … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders | 27 Comments

MLS Friday: Your Running Commentary

         The 2011 Eastern Conference finalists clash at Livestrong Sporting Park with plenty to play for in 2012, as Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo meet with an eye on improving their respective standing as the playoffs … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, Your Running Commentary | 37 Comments

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

Getafe have become giant killers in Spain, and after already making one of the country's two superpowers an early victim in 2012, they have their sights set on the other. Barcelona, playing without the injured Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba, … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV | 25 Comments

Hahnemann signs with MLS, will go through allocation order

Photo by John Todd/ With the window closing until the MLS roster freeze deadline, a potentially major signing is in the offing for one team. Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has signed with MLS and will be assigned … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 24 Comments

Pontius signs new deal with D.C. United

Photo by A year ago at this time, Chris Pontius' future was in jeopardy after a broken leg prematurely ended what had been a breakout season. Now, in the midst of the best season of his budding career, his … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United | 19 Comments

Fire sign Mexican veteran Franco

Photo by The Chicago Fire are climbing up the Eastern Conference standings, but they are not standing pat prior to this weekend's roster freeze deadline. The Fire signed 35-year-old Mexican forward Guillermo Franco on a free transfer Friday, adding … Continue reading »

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U.S. U-18s eye undefeated training camp ahead of final friendly

The U.S. Under-18 men's national team training camp in the Netherlands has produced a series of encouraging results, and the U-18s will look to make it 4-for-4 in friendlies when they close their training camp Sunday with a friendly against … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Youth National Teams | 12 Comments

A look at MLS tifo culture

Posted in Major League Soccer | 4 Comments

D.C. United faces familiar challenge after De Rosario injury

By AVI CREDITOR WASHINGTON — At this time last season, D.C. United was coping with the long-term injury to Chris Pontius, a key attacking player whose injury ultimately provided too much to overcome en route to missing out on the … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United | 9 Comments

Fire climb to second in East, officially eliminate Toronto FC from playoff hunt

   Toronto FC's quest to reach the MLS postseason for the first time in franchise history will have to wait until at least 2013. The Reds, in a playoff drought since the club's inception in 2007, became the first MLS … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Toronto FC | 20 Comments

Eight MLS teams set for Tracy lottery

Come Thursday morning, Marcus Tracy will have an MLS team to call his home. The weighted lottery for the former Wake Forest standout, Hermann Trophy winner and Aalborg BK striker will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Of the 17 eligible … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 25 Comments

Wednesday Ticker: Hillsborough details emerge, Iniesta injured and more

More than two decades after the tragic events at Hillsborough Stadium that claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans, an independent investigation has uncovered and revealed some disturbing details about the incident. According to a report released Wednesday, police and … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 19 Comments