By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 28, 2011) US Soccer Players -- When I was first starting out, one of the favorite set pieces for English soccer pundits was to talk about how Tottenham were doing things right. That normally centered around a belief that Spurs were winning the scouting war, and eventually that would mean a nice sack of trophies. Their cosmopolitan eleven was entertaining, . . .
Archives for February 2011
First Star: Though he was only on the field for the final 14 minutes, Edson Buddle made his time count for FC Ingolstadt in their 4-1 win over Karlsruhe in the 2.Bundesliga. Buddle scored Ingolstadt’s fourth goal in the 80th minute from a free kick, capping a strong offensive performance from the club at the Wildparkstadion. Ingolstadt was on the board in the 4th minute, scoring again . . .
By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 24, 2011) US Soccer Players – New York Red Bulls coach Hans Backe recently said something not many Major League Soccer coaches or players would: that his priority is winning the league, and not the MLS Cup this season. Backe's comments were understandable since he is Swedish and had coached in Europe for virtually all of his professional life before . . .
Maurice Edu scored the stoppage time winner to advance Rangers past Sporting Lisbon on away goals 2-2 on the night and 3-3 in the series. Rangers will play PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League quarterfinals. Rangers had gone up a goal in the 20th minute, but Sporting scored in the 42nd and 83rd in what looked like a good night for the home team. But it was Edu knocking in a David . . .
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 25, 2011) US Soccer Players -- With South Africa 2010 barely a memory, FIFA’s attention turns to Brazil 2014 next week in Zurich. The governing body of soccer will decide how to allot the 31 available places in the field for the next edition of the World’s biggest sporting event to its five member Confederations. As expected, the Confederations are . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 24, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Former National Team star Tony Sanneh is here to help. Since retiring in 2009, Sanneh has been involved in various charities, although he is never far from the soccer field. When not volunteering in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, flood-stricken Pakistan, or serving as a sports envoy in Cyprus on behalf of the US State . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 23, 2011) US Soccer Players -- In their continued quest to make sure teams can justify a season by saying they just made or almost made the playoffs, Major League Soccer extended that safety net by two teams on Wednesday. Now 10 clubs can say they made the playoffs in 2011. Add in the almost made it, and what MLS's announcement really did was change the . . .
On Wednesday, Major League Soccer released a new playoff setup for use in the 2011 season. With the League adding two teams, they’ve also expanded the playoffs. . . .
We start with last night's CONCACAF Champions League game in Columbus before moving onto an early announcement for Rangers' next manager and then election results in Africa. All in Wednesday's Soccer Daily. . . .
Brad Guzan got the start in goal for Hull City on Tuesday, beating Derby County 1-0 at Pride Park. Guzan needed six saves for the shutout, with Anthony Gerrard scoring in the 71st minute. . . .