On another hot night in Frisco, Texas, FC Dallas got the shutout and three points against Chivas USA. Marvin Chavez scored the game's only goal in the 26th minute, with Kevin Hartman recording his 12th shutout of the season. Conditions were such that the referee opted to give the teams a water break in the 35th minute. Dallas is undefeated in five games. . . .
Archives for July 2011
The Bundesliga clubs started their season early with domestic cup games, while Herculez Gomez scored in the second week of the Mexican Apertura season. . . .
The Columbus Crew moved into 1st-place in the Eastern Conference, taking advantage of Philadelphia's slip against Colorado. The Crew needed an away win at one of the toughest stadiums in MLS and got it. Elsewhere, DC United used a standout performance from Dwyane De Rosario to take three road points. . . .
FIFA conducted the World Cup qualification draw in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Under the CONCACAF Qualifying system, there will now be a 2nd Round group stage that the United States will not be involved in. The USA enters in Round 3, where they will face fellow seeded team Jamaica along with the winners of Round 2's Groups E and F. . . .
Though new United States National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann won't speak publicly until he is officially introduced on Monday morning in New York City, here's a selection of columns on his hiring and the future of the National Team. A Thick Résumé for a Tough Job - from The NY Times' George Vecsey: Now it is the time for the mysterious gentleman caller from the world where coaches really . . .
WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2011) -- In response to the announcement that Bob Bradley has been relieved of his coaching duties and Jürgen Klinsmann has been named the new coach of the United States National Team, the US National Soccer Team Players Association releases the following statement: On behalf of the members of the US National Team, we would like to thank Bob for his dedication, hard work, . . .
On Friday, the United States Soccer Federation named Jürgen Klinsmann the new coach of the US National Team. “I am proud and honored to be named the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team,” Klinsmann said. “I would like to thank the U.S. Soccer Federation for the opportunity, and I’m excited about the challenge ahead. I am looking forward to bringing the team together for our upcoming . . .
Clarence Goodson went the distance for Brondby on a tough night in Europa League qualifying. Ried's Florian Mader opened the scoring in the 33rd and Daniel Royer finished it off in the 46th at the Keine Sorgen Arena. The result means a tough second-leg at home for Brondby. Did Not Play: Clint Dempsey (RNK Split 0 - Fulham 0), Jozy Altidore (AZ 2 - Jablonec 0) . . .
FC Dallas joined Toronto in winning the opening game of their CONCACAF Champions League preliminary series. On the road in San Salvador, Jackson scored the game's only goal in the 70th minute. Dallas put one other shot on frame, while a strong performance from goalkeeper Kevin Hartman shutout Alianza with three saves. The two teams meet again at Pizza Hut Park on August . . .
The United States Soccer Federation announced on Thursday that Bob Bradley is no longer the coach of the US National Team. No replacement was announced. “We want to thank Bob Bradley for his service and dedication to U.S. Soccer during the past five years,” Gulati said in a press statement. “During his time as the head coach of our Men’s National Team he led the team to a number of . . .