30-year-old defender Julien Baudet will be joining Colorado when the transfer window opens on July 15th. The Crewe Alexandria captain leaves the club after three seasons and has been in English soccer since the 2001-02 season. . . .
Archives for June 2009
CONCACAF will no longer allow club teams to participate in CONMEBOL's Copa Sudamericana, the second-tier tournament to CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores. The original agreement ran out after the 2008 Sudamericana ended. “We regret that Mexico's Copa Sudamericana designees Monterrey and Puebla will not participate in the tournament due to CONCACAF’s decision," CONCACAF General . . .
With J Hutcherson -- Nothing should warm the hearts of US Open Cup fans more than hearing a Major League Soccer coach talking about testing the depth of his squad and getting people minutes as MLS enters the tournament in force in the Third Round. That's especially true if you like your soccer upsetting - at least in theory. There's an advantage with going to the bench and the reserve list . . .
Seattle Sounders forward Nate Jaqua is Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 15. Jaqua scored twice in Seattle's 3-0 win over Colorado. His second goal is also nominated for MLS Goal of the Week. . . .
Bouna Coundoul is now a member of Red Bull NY. The Senegal international has been without a club since the start of 2009, but his Major League Soccer rights remained with the Colorado Rapids, where he spent the 2005-08 seasons. Coundoul refused a contract offer with Colorado for 2009. New York traded Colorado allocation money for Coundoul's MLS rights. To make room for Coundoul, . . .
By Brooke Tunstall - CHARLOTTE, NC (Jun 29, 2009) USSoccerPlayers -- The United States National Team just might get back one that got away.New Mexico native Edgar Castillo, who seemed unlikely to ever play for the country of his birth after representing Mexico’s Under-23 team in Olympic qualifying, said recently he’d be willing to take advantage of a new FIFA rule allowing players cap-tied at the . . .
With J Hutcherson -- The revival effort in Los Angeles got a lot more legit last night when they knocked off the team with the best record in Major League Soccer. Houston falls, and LA does it without Landon Donovan or the boost they should get when David Beckham shows up. Bruce Arena has taken a substantial amount of criticism and provided a substantial amount of fightback relative to his . . .
With the interest pointing at the United States and their Confederations Cup final against Brazil, Major League Soccer played on with four games on the schedule. Seattle made the big statement for Week 15, scoring three goals in front of over 30 thousand fans. The LA Galaxy was right there with them, beating Houston in Sunday's late game. . . .
Tigres, Chicago, New England, and Santos advanced to the SuperLiga semifinals over the weekend. All teams were technically in contention on the final matchdays.Chicago 1 - Tigres 2 . . .
The Los Angeles Sol added three points and four goals to the top of the Women's Professional Soccer table, with Marta scoring two in the second half. Meanwhile, Saint Louis opened the scoring in the second minute en route to their win over Sky Blue FC. . . .