Author Archives: Jose Romero

USWNT beats Ireland to stay unbeaten on farewell tour

Alex Morgan scored her 28th goal of the calendar year just 44 seconds into the match, and Megan Rapinoe added a goal for insurance to lead the U.S. women’s national team to a 2-0 win over Ireland in an international friendly Saturday in Glendale, Ariz. Continue reading »

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Earthquakes decline options on Corrales, Opara, among others

The San Jose Earthquakes declined to exercise the 2013 contract option of veteran defender-midfielder Ramiro Corrales on Wednesday, meaning his time with the Quakes appears finished. Continue reading »

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MLS Ticker: Sounders to pick up Johnson’s option, Crew make major roster moves and more

The Seattle Sounders intend to pick up forward Eddie Johnson’s 2013 contract option, certainly a reward for his 17-goal season (in all competitions) and being named MLS Comeback Player of the Year. Continue reading »

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Nielsen named top MLS Goalkeeper, Higuain wins Newcomer Award

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen and Columbus Crew forward Federico Higuain were announced as winners of the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, respectively, on Wednesday morning. Continue reading »

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U.S. women set for friendly with Ireland

The U.S. women’s national team kicks off a five-city exhibition tour in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday night against Ireland, and it’s already a media circus with outspoken goalkeeper (and Northwest native) Hope Solo in town. Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Scolari set to be named Brazil coach, possible UCL expansion, and more

Brazil’s soccer federation has moved quickly toward replacing fired national team coach Mario Menezes, with Luiz Felipe Scolari expected to be hired for the high-profle job, according to reports. Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, European Soccer, Featured, FIFA, International Soccer, South American Soccer, UEFA Champions League, World Cup 2014 | 15 Comments

Wolff retiring, will serve as D.C. United assistant

Josh Wolff, who served as a player-coach for DC United this past season, is moving to a position as a full-time assistant after annnouncing his retirement from playing via the club on Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Bill Peterson named new NASL commissioner

Photo courtesy of NASL The North American Soccer League is growing in stature and franchises, and such growth will be managed by Bill Peterson, a former NFL Europe executive who takes over as the new NASL commissioner, effective immediately. Peterson, … Continue reading »

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U.S. Soccer announces new eight-team women’s pro soccer league

A new eight-team women’s league is set to begin play in 2013, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday. Continue reading »

Posted in Canadian Soccer, Featured, Mexican Soccer, NWSL, U.S. Soccer, U.S. Women's National Team, Women's Professional Soccer, Women's Soccer | 91 Comments

MLS Ticker: Wenger open to another Henry loan, FC Dallas’ Hernandez retires, and more

New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry could be headed back to Arsenal for another winter spell, as manager Arsene Wenger isn’t ruling out the idea. Continue reading »

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MLS Ticker: PRO admits blown call, Quakes sign pair to new deals, and more

The general manager of the Professional Referees Organization, the governing body that oversees referees and assistants in North American pro soccer, admitted that referee Ricardo Salazar erred in not issuing a caution on a takedown of D.C. United’s Raphael Augusto late in the first half of the first-leg playoff match against the Houston Dynamo last weekend. Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Tottenham tied to stadium fraud charge, Glazers lower Man U debt, and more

West Ham United is poised to take over as the tenant at the vacant and still new Olympic Stadium in east London, but not before a rival EPL club in a bid for the stadium came under investigation. Continue reading »

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