Author Archives: John B.I

Mid-day Ticker: Downs named NASL commissioner, Boateng injured and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI It's a time transition at the NASL. The second-tier of American soccer revealed several changes this morning as David Downs was introduced as commissioner, a new logo was unveiled and a redesigned website was launched. Downs is … Continue reading »

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England-Ghana leads strong list of international friendlies

  By JOHN BOSCHINI A couple of high-profile friendlies and a handful of EURO 2012 qualifiers highlight Tuesday’s action as the international break continues. England takes on Ghana in a matchup of two U.S. opponents from the 2010 World Cup. … Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Ochocinco to play in reserves, Bayern hire new coach and more

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Chad Ochocinco’s soccer career is going to last just a little bit longer. Sporting Kansas City confirmed today that the Cincinnati Bengal’s receiver will take part in a reserve match against the Kansas City Brass on … Continue reading »

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Salgado available for Vancouver following FIFA approval

  The Vancouver Whitecaps have announced that 17-year-old striker Omar Salgado is available for immediate selection after his International Transfer Certificate was approved by FIFA. The top pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft was expected to be out until perhaps his 18th … Continue reading »

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Injured Henry ruled out of Crew game

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com Thierry Henry will miss the New York Red Bulls' game with the Columbus Crew this Saturday after he picked up a hamstring injury in the season opener against Seattle, the Red Bulls confirmed via their … Continue reading »

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Howard turning focus to Gold Cup while preparing for familiar friendly foe

Photo by Rich Schultz/ISIphotos.com By JOHN BOSCHINI CARY, N.C. – Over the last few years, Tim Howard has had no shortage of memorable moments in a United States jersey. His performance in the 2-0 upset of Spain in the 2009 … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Mourinho eyes England return, Queiroz ban overturned and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI Jose Mourinho hasn’t even finished up his first season with Real Madrid, but the journeyman manager is already speculating as to where he’ll end up next. According to the Telegraph, the Portuguese manager said that his next … Continue reading »

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