West Ham United and United States National Team defender Jonathan Spector spoke with his club's official site about the extent of his clash of heads three weeks ago that left him unconscious. "I suffered concussion before I hit the ground and then I landed awkwardly and got a little bit of a shoulder problem from that on top of the concussion. I also swallowed my tongue as I bit my . . .
Archives for April 2009
40 clubs will participate in the 2009 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. With the teams that finished in the bottom half of the Major League Soccer standings in 2008 currently qualifying through a play-in, the United States Soccer Federation announced the rest of the schedule on Thursday. This year's final will be on September 2nd. . . .
Chicago Fire forward Brian McBride was named Major League Soccer's Player of the Month for April. McBride had Week Four's Goal of the Week and lead Chicago's improbable comeback against Columbus. . . .
By Graig Carbino - ALBANY, NY (Apr 30, 2009) USSoccerPlayers -- The United States National Team has a serious docket of matches lined up for the next couple of months. They'll mix in World Cup qualifiers with the Confederations Cup in South Africa and the Gold Cup right here at home. The debate will soon rage on regarding what sort of rosters manager Bob Bradley should assemble for these . . .
With J Hutcherson -- During Tuesday's Barcelona - Chelsea game, some of you might have noticed the scroll letting us know that the National Hockey League's leadership wasn't interested in a second Toronto club. Taking that a step further, a second Toronto club was way down the list in the unlikely event that the NHL wanted to relocate a club or expand their league. Yesterday, the . . .
Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel is pushing his club to take fifth place in the Premier League, with four games left on the schedule. "Games against the top or bottom clubs in the league at the end of the season are always difficult because they have something to play for and they are really battling," Friedel said on Aston Villa TV. "You'd prefer to play a team who . . .
After an appeal by the Columbus Crew, the United States Soccer Federation has opted against any formal disciplinary action against staff referee Jair Marrufo. Earlier this week, Major League Soccer and the US Soccer Federation were informed that Marrufo was seen fraternizing with Chicago Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco before, during, and after the game with Coumbus as weel as being given . . .
In friendly play on Wednesday, Club America defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 at Toyota Park. Juan Carlos Silva scored for Club America in the 2nd minute and Enrique Esqueda doubled that lead in the 42nd. Chicago made five substitutions to start the second half, including subbing backup keeper Nick Noble for Andrew Dykstra. He was called into service in the 59th minute when Club . . .
The New York Red Bulls eliminated the San Jose Earthquakes to setup a match with DC United as the MLS Play-In portion of the US Open Cup continued on Wednesday in Santa Clara, California. Mike Petke gave RBNY the early lead in the second minute, and that held until second half substitute Pablo Campos scored for San Jose in the 71st. John Wolyniec hit the winner in the 80th. . . .
Two Americans abroad in action on Tuesday, with Carlos Bocanegra's Rennes unable to take advantage a man up and Charlie Davies' Hammarby drawing in the Swedish Allsvenskanliga. . . .