Author Archives: John B.

Mid-Day Ticker: Bale faces ban, Chelsea sign Oscar and more

 Gareth Bale raised more than a few eyebrows when the midfielder, who denied a call up to Great Britain's Olympic team due to injury, took the field for Tottenham against the LA Galaxy on Tuesday. Now the authorities are beginning … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Lampard coy on MLS, Arsenal not bidding for M’Vila and more

Frank Lampard isn't ruling out a move across the Atlantic. The Chelsea midfielder refused to deny a potential move to the MLS when asked about the possibility after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Paris St. Germain on Sunday. Lampard has repeatedly … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer | 17 Comments

MLS, Stoke City agree on fee for Cameron

Geoff Cameron is one step closer to the English Premier League. According to multiple reports out of England, Stoke City and Major League Soccer have agreed on a $2.5 million transfer fee that would send the Houston defender abroad. Stoke … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Houston Dynamo | 49 Comments

Lukaku strikes twice as Chelsea win shootout over Seattle in summer friendly

  By JOHN BOSCHINI The new faces of Chelsea were on full display Wednesday night as forward Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Sounders to open Chelsea's American tour. For the Sounders, the loss on the … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders | 29 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Iniesta named MVP of Euro 2012, Team GB revealed and more

It was no secret that the most valuable player of EURO 2012 was going to be Spanish. It just wasn't clear which of Spain's stars it would. Andres Iniesta was named the player of the tournament by UEFA, leading a … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Spain tops Portugal after Ronaldo-less PK round to return to final

Spain’s reign as European champion is still alive, and Cristiano Ronaldo only sat and watched as Portugal’s tournament run came to an end. After a scoreless 120 minutes, Spain outlasted Portugal on penalty kicks 4-2 at Donbass Stadium in Donetsk, … Continue reading »

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EURO 2012: Italy advance to semifinals with PK win over England

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Penalty shootouts are notoriously unfair but in the end justice was served as Italy are through to the semifinals. A scoreless 120 minutes was dominated by the Italians as England's torrid time in shootouts continues and … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Germany responds after equalizer to top Greece, advance to semis

By JOHN BOSCHINI In the end, Germany proved to be way too much for upstart Greece to overcome. Despite a short-lived equalizer by the Greeks in the second half, Germany steamrolled the 2004 European champions, as a 4-2 victory booked … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Ronaldo puts Portugal into semifinals with late goal

So much for Cristiano Ronaldo disappearing in big tournaments. The Real Madrid superstar scored his third goal of the tournament as Portugal booked the first place in the semifinals with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. Ronaldo found space … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: England wins group despite controversy, France advances despite loss

By JOHN BOSCHINI In the face of lowered expectations, England is excelling at Euro 2012. Wayne Rooney marked his return from suspension with a goal as England, with the help of a controversial refereeing decision, weathered a relentless Ukraine attack … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Germany pushes Dutch to brink, Portugal strikes late to top Danes

By JOHN BOSCHINI Germany is making survival in the Group of Death look rather clinical. The Germans won their second straight tough match at Euro 2012, dispatching the Netherlands 2-1 behind two goals from Mario Gomez to maintain first place … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Poland battles to tie Russia, Czechs score early to put away Greece

By JOHN BOSCHINI Despite being the lowest-ranked side in Euro 2012, Poland is not going quietly. A stunning goal from Jakub Blaszczykowski in the second half salvaged a 1-1 draw for the co-hosts against Group A leaders Russia in Warsaw.  … Continue reading »

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