Author Archives: Jose Romero

A look at the West teams that missed the MLS playoffs

By JOSE M. ROMERO The MLS playoff field is set, with 10 teams playing at least one more game and the other nine going home following this weekend’s regular-season finales. It’s always a bittersweet time of the year, when the … Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Portland Timbers | 16 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

The UEFA Champions League is in full swing today, with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund facing off in the marquee match of the day. Make this your place to discuss all the action. Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, UEFA Champions League | 21 Comments

Chivas USA names new front office leadership

Photo courtesy of ISIPhotos.com By JOSE M. ROMERO In a major shakeup by owners Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes, Chivas USA named Jose David new team president and Jose Luis Real as operations supervisor. The announcement of the new hires … Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA | 15 Comments

Mid-day Ticker: Three Guatemala players banned for life by FIFA, players address racism in England soccer and more

  By JOSE M. ROMERO It’s an ugly day for soccer in Guatemala, with three national team players banned for life by FIFA for match-fixing, according to an Associated Press report. Guillermo Ramirez, Gustavo Cabrera and Yoni Flores were all … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, CONCACAF, CONCACAF Champions League, European Soccer, FIFA, International Soccer, UEFA Champions League | 12 Comments

College Spotlight: Soccer journey brings Indiana’s Zavaleta home

Photo courtesy of Indiana University Athletics By JOSE M. ROMERO Eriq Zavaleta was just a high school freshman in Westfield, Ind., when he made a pretty big decision for a kid his age. He decided to leave high school and … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, College Spotlight, Featured, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Real Salt Lake, U.S. Men's National Team, U.S. Soccer, U.S. Under-20 National Team, U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-17 World Cup | Comments Off

South American rewind: Argentina continues surge toward World Cup

Argentina continued its run toward qualification for the 2014 World Cup with another Lionel Messi-led victory. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, FIFA World Cup, International Soccer, World Cup 2014, World Cup Qualifying | Tagged | 13 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: England, Poland draw in World Cup qualifier; FA, Serbia argue racism claims; and more

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By Jose M. Romero England and Poland played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday, less than 24 hours after their originally scheduled 2014 World Cup qualifier was postponed due to heavy rain in Warsaw. England opened the scoring … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, FIFA World Cup, International Soccer | 17 Comments

Teams jockey for last CONCACAF WCQ spots

The six places in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will be decided over the next five days as some tight races are settled on the field in what should be some intense encounters. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Plenty still up for grabs in MLS West

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By JOSE M. ROMERO Four teams in the MLS Western Conference have clinched playoff spots, with the San Jose Earthquakes having clinched the No. 1 seed. That much is known. From there, seeds 2 through 4 are … Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS Playoffs | 22 Comments

Mid-day Ticker: Rapids’ Pickens out for the season; Fellaini sidelined; and more

Photo by isiphotos.com By JOSE M. ROMERO Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens will see his 75-match appearance streak end due to a groin injury that will force him out of the club’s final two matches. Pickens had the longest active … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, International Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders, World Cup Qualifying | 10 Comments

Polls soon to open in Seattle as Hanauer/GM vote looms

  By JOSE M. ROMERO Seattle Sounders Alliance members are just a few days away from putting democracy in sport into action when voting opens whether to retain general manager Adrian Hanauer. Yes, Sounders fans have major stake in the … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders | 24 Comments

Must-See Goal: Andrija Zivkovic (The Triple Dummy)

Posted in European Soccer, Must-See Goals | 7 Comments