Author Archives: Franco Panizo

Shea notches assist in Birmingham City debut

Brek Shea set up the opening goal in his encouraging Birmingham City debut on Saturday, a 1-1 draw vs. Leeds United. Continue reading »

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Klinsmann planning to call in USMNT’s best players in October despite ongoing MLS playoff races

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has said he intends to call in his best players for a pair of friendlies in October, which could leave MLS clubs without top players as they jockey for playoff positioning. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 92 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

Julian Green, Brek Shea and Freddy Adu are hoping to make their debuts with their respective new clubs, and more in this upcoming weekend’s Americans Abroad action. Continue reading »

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Garber signs deal through 2018, now cancer-free

Don Garber is cancer-free and will stay on as MLS commissioner through 2018 after signing a new five-year deal. Continue reading »

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Williams sets sights for November return from injury

Danny Williams is currently recovering from a knee injury, but is eyeing November for his Reading return. Continue reading »

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Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps ended a 449-minute scoring drought that stretched over nine halves to beat the San Jose Earthquakes and move back into a playoff spot on Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Beckham confident MLS Miami project will happen

Despite setbacks, David Beckham is confident that he will find a suitable stadium location to get his Miami MLS project off the ground. Continue reading »

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Willian finishes magnificent set piece to push Brazil past Ecuador

Photo by Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports By FRANCO PANIZO EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brazil┬ámay be known for its attacking flair from┬áthe run of play, but it was a magnificent set piece that made the difference for the Selecao for the … Continue reading »

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Duvall continues solid rookie season with strong showing vs. Sporting KC

New York Red Bulls rookie right back Chris Duvall has been under the radar, but is showing glimpses of a big future ahead. Continue reading »

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FIFA15 demo released on Xbox consoles

By FRANCO PANIZO Soccer gaming fans anxious to get a first real glimpse at FIFA15, now is your chance. If you have an Xbox console, that is. Electronic Arts released the demo for its highly-anticipated soccer video game in the … Continue reading »

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U-20 USMNT ends Argentina trip with comeback win, draw

By FRANCO PANIZO The Under-20 U.S. Men’s National Team has left Argentina feeling pretty good about itself. The U.S. ended its trip to Buenos Aires on Tuesday by playing to a 1-1 draw with Argentina’s U-20s, giving the Americans a … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Under-20 National Team, U.S. Youth National Teams | 11 Comments

Fire sign French forward Sinama Pongolle

The Chicago Fire have announced they signed French forward Florent Sinama Pongolle. Continue reading »

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