Author Archives: Caleb S.

Monday Kickoff: Kinnear signs extension, Blazer bolts CONCACAF and more

Dom Kinnear has enjoyed one of the strongest coaching careers in MLS history, and the Houston Dynamo have assured that he will be sticking around for a while. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Dynamo have signed Kinnear to a … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 11 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Warner releases FIFA details, Perez closing in on MLS and more

Some of the back-room workings between Jack Warner and FIFA are starting to come to the surface. Warner reportedly claimed that in exchange for drumming up support to get Sepp Blatter elected in the 1998 FIFA presidential election, he secured … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, FIFA, Major League Soccer | 14 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: AZ goalkeeper has card rescinded, Neymar rumors swirl & more

Common sense has prevailed. The Dutch football federation has rescinded the red card given to AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado in the aftermath of Wednesday's pitch invasion during a cup game against Ajax.  The goalkeeper was the target of a … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, South American Soccer | 45 Comments

MLS Notes: Union sign Lopez, Minda joins Chivas and more

By CALEB SONNELAND The Philadelphia Union continue their busy offseason by adding Costa Rican defender Porfirio Lopez from Chinese side Dalian Haichang. Lopez, a 26-year-old left back, was most recently on loan at Costa Rican side Alajuelense, where he was a part … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Toronto FC | 18 Comments

Monday Kickoff: Beckham not in Paris, Herzog to join USMNT staff and more

By CALEB SONNELAND David Beckham isn't going anywhere — for now. Despite rumors that the LA Galaxy's Beckham was present at Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 clash with Lille on Sunday, reports have emerged to squash any notion of that kind. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy, U.S. Men's National Team | 30 Comments

Monday Kickoff: Ballon d’Or finalists announced, Socrates dies at 57 and more

By CALEB SONNELAND When the French Football Association announced its men's and women's Ballon d'Or finalists for 2011, the usual suspects were all accounted for — with one American in the mix. The La Liga trio of Lionel Messi, Xavi … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, FIFA, International Soccer | 17 Comments

Monday Kickoff: World mourns Speed, Guardado expected to move and more

By CALEB SONNELAND The loss of life in the sports world always runs deep within the game, and to lose a player like Gary Speed saw shockwaves sent throughout soccer on Sunday. The Wales manager was discovered at his home … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 15 Comments

Thursday Kickoff: Beckham in talks with PSG, Del Piero thinking MLS and more

By CALEB SONNELAND With his contract set to expire at the turn of the year, David Beckham is allegedly in talks with Ligue 1's Paris Saint-Germain, according to the clubs sporting director Leonardo. The 36-year-old was a staple in the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 54 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Beckham coy over future, Eboue abused in Turkey and more

By CALEB SONNELAND With his contract at the LA Galaxy set to expire at the end of December, it's still unsure whether or not David Beckham will be playing in MLS for the 2012 season. After the former England international … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 58 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Anzhi to swoop for Berbatov, PFA for Blatter axe and more

By CALEB SONNELAND FC Anzhi Makhachkala are plotting yet another transfer to shock the soccer world, and this time, Dimitar Berbatov is the man set in its sights. Enjoying its glut of cash from its new owner, Suleyman Kerimov, the Russian … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, FIFA | 21 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Fabregas warning for Van Persie, Terry rejoins England and more

By CALEB SONNELAND Former Arsenal captain and long-time fan favorite Cesc Fabregas issued a statement of caution to current captain Robin van Persie. Van Persie, now 28, has 18 months left on his current contract with the London club, but … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 10 Comments

College Soccer Rewind: Big Ten shapes up; UCI, UCSB set for final and more

By CALEB SONNELAND Fourth-seeded Indiana booked its place in the semifinals of the Big Ten conference tournament after topping No. 5 Michigan State with a 2-1 win with goals on either side of halftime on Wednesday. Sophomore Nikita Kotlov opened … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 3 Comments