Author Archives: Jose Romero

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

Wednesday’s soccer on broadcast TV got off to a pretty entertaining start with the U.S.-Russia 2-2 draw on ESPN2. But that’s just the opener on a Wednesday full of international friendlies on various networks throughout the day. Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer, Your Running Commentary | 11 Comments

FC Dallas president arrested in New York, charged with assaulting wife

Doug Quinn, the president of FC Dallas, was arrested on Saturday in New York City and charged with assault after allegedly hitting and attempting to choke his wife, Elizabeth, according to multiple reports. Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- FC Dallas | 17 Comments

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: A look at the rest of the hexagonal schedule

The CONCACAF World Cup qualifying final round, or hexagonal, will be here in February 2013, but it’s never too early to look at some key matches in the six-team, 30-game double round-robin. Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, FIFA World Cup, World Cup Qualifying | 11 Comments

After scoreless first leg, RSL look to eliminate Sounders at Rio Tinto

¬†By JOSE M. ROMERO For the Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake, it has come down to this. Two of the more evenly-matched teams in the MLS postseason. Two gritty goalkeepers. A number of scoring threats and two scrappy holding/defensive … Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS Playoffs, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 26 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Celtic’s stunning win vs. Barca makes waves, Ibrahimovic suspended, and more

Celtic’s stunning upset of Barcelona in Wednesday’s Champions League action is still being talked about a day after the Scottish champions delivered the shocking result. Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, International Soccer, UEFA Champions League | 5 Comments

NBC Sports changes MLS playoff broadcast schedule

NBC Sports Network has changed its broadcast schedule of MLS playoff games after the recent postponement of Wednesday’s Red Bull-D.C. United playoff match Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, MLS Playoffs, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 13 Comments

College Spotlight: Coastal Carolina’s Ribeiro has degree and pro career in sight

Coastal Carolina’s Pedro Ribeiro came to the United States in search of a college degree, but the Brazilian has found much more than that since arriving. He has also become one of the best pro prospects in the nation, and now has a degree and pro career in sight. Continue reading »

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MLS Playoff Preview: Fire vs. Dynamo

By JOSE M. ROMERO The MLS postseason begins tonight with the Chicago Fire hosting the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park in the Eastern Conference knockout round. The higher-seeded Fire are hoping the end to their regular season isn’t a reflection … Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS Playoffs, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 1 Comment

Mid-day Ticker: English players face charges from Serbian police, Arsenal’s big comeback and more

By JOSE M. ROMERO¬† The aftermath of a brawl between players from England’s and Serbia’s U-21 teams two weeks ago continues, with Serbian police having charged two unnamed England players and an assistant coach for their roles in the racism-tinged … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, Featured, International Soccer | 22 Comments

College Spotlight: UConn’s Blake hopes to realize college, professional dreams

Andre Blake used to be homesick for his native Jamaica when he first arrived at UConn, but a year after arriving he is too busy leading one of the best college teams in the nation, and too busy impressing pro scouts with his goalkeeping skills. Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, College Spotlight, Featured | 1 Comment

Report: Copa America headed to U.S. in 2016

The long-rumored Copa America mega tournament featuring teams from CONCACAF and South America is set to become a reality according to ESPN, with 2016 the year when the party comes to the USA Continue reading »

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, CONCACAF, CONCACAF Gold Cup, Featured, International Soccer, Mexican Soccer, South American Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 83 Comments

CONCACAF Champions League preview: Sounders, Toronto FC look for wins

By JOSE M. ROMERO The group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League is in its last days, and on Wednesday night, two MLS teams are in action. The Seattle Sounders face Marathon of Honduras at CenturyLink Field, with Seattle having … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, Featured, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Toronto FC | 1 Comment