Author Archives: Jose Romero

UEFA Champions League Rewind: Hart Rescues Manchester City; Real Madrid and Arsenal win convincingly; and more

Manchester City could certainly have used three points against Borussia Dortmund at home in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Group D match, but City were fortunate to walk away with their first point of the group stage. Goalkeeper Joe Hart stopped … Continue reading »

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Ticket sales for Sounders-Timbers surpass 66,000

By JOSE M. ROMERO One of, if not the hottest, soccer tickets in the world is in Seattle this weekend, where the Sounders will host their biggest Cascadia rivals the Portland Timbers on Sunday. Ticket sales have surpassed 66,000 for … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 80 Comments

Report: Davies reaches settlement with businesses that served drunk driver

  Former U.S. national team star Charlie Davies hasn't been able to find the form he once had since a horrible auto accident in which he was badly injured in 2009, but he has taken a step closer to finding … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, MLS- D.C. United, U.S. Men's National Team | 122 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Manchester City-Borussia Dortmund headlines Wednesday’s group stage action

It's an important day for Manchester City, which need three points at home against Borussia Dortmund (2:45 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel) in Group D action of the UEFA Champions League to get back into position to advance.  Man City … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Collin enjoying the Sporting (KC) life

By JOSE M. ROMERO Aurelien Collin is big, bald and bad. The bruising type of bad.  The Sporting Kansas City center back is as physical a player as there is in MLS, and he doles out thumpings regularly. The native … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 24 Comments

Sporting KC stays perfect with rout in Vancouver

By JOSE M. ROMERO Sporting Kansas City's Cascadian swing started off in fine fashion with Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at B.C. Place Stadium, as the Eastern Conference leaders moved to 7-0-0 on the season. SKC played … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 20 Comments

Sounders’ Estrada stays grounded after memorable home opener

By JOSE M. ROMERO Two things David Estrada would like fans to know: He didn't come from nowhere to suddenly burst onto the Major League Soccer scene with his hat trick last Saturday, and he won't let three goals in … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders | 12 Comments

Four MLS clubs to play for Desert Diamond Cup this winter

By JOSE M. ROMERO PHOENIX — Four MLS teams have agreed to take part in the Desert Diamond Cup, a round-robin tournament to be held at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 22-March 3. The defending MLS Cup … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Training Camp, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 26 Comments

MLS teams line up 2012 preseason training in Arizona

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ISIphotos.com By JOSE M. ROMERO The MLS Cup final was played not even three weeks ago, but teams are already making training plans in preparation for next season.  Three MLS teams are confirmed for training at Grande … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Training Camp, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 6 Comments

Arena revels in another MLS Cup championship

By JOSE M. ROMERO CARSON, Calif. – Make it three MLS championships for 60-year-old Bruce Arena, and no coach has more since the inception of the league in 1996. Just another feather in the cap for the 2011 MLS Coach of … Continue reading »

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MLS Cup: Costly says pressure is on the Galaxy

By JOSE M. ROMERO Practice had a calm, almost stoic feel to it for the Houston Dynamo Friday on the fields near the main Home Depot Center stadium. So said forward Carlos Costly, who added that he's anxious for Sunday … Continue reading »

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DeRosario’s MVP award sweeter after season of upheaval

    By JOSE M. ROMERO CARSON, Calif. — His career already full of accomplishments, Dwayne De Rosario was nevertheless humble in accepting his 2011 MLS Most Valuable Player trophy Friday afternoon at the Home Depot Center. Playing for three … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- D.C. United | 20 Comments