Tim Howard and Landon Donovan were part of a huge win for Everton, beating Premier League leaders Manchester City 1-0 at Goodison Park. Darron Gibson scored the game's only goal in the 60th minute. Donovan assisted on the Gibson goal. "That is as good as it has been at Goodison for a while considering the players we had missing and the team we were up against," . . .
Archives for January 2012
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Jan 31, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Tuesday's edition, Tony looks at the longer MLS season debate, an unexplored benefit of preseason training, Marco Etcheverry's new job, and contrasting styles of MLS management. Can you name at least one non-MLS city which is very excited about MLS pre-season training? Tucson, Arizona. Six MLS teams are headed to . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 31, 2012) US Soccer Players -- There's something vaguely unsettling about the final day of the January transfer window. We watch a sour European friends become the equivalent of the person trying to set a competitive eating record. It's intriguing, no doubt, yet at the same time slightly disgusting. Moves and rumors of moves play out in a . . .
The FA Cup has always had an easier time of it. Like the traditional North American pro sports leagues, it's been around forever, basking in the tradition and resonance that comes with heritage. It's not so easy for the League Cup. Depending on what sponsor has attached a name to it, it gets the kind of treatment associated with Major League Soccer in the United . . .
Women's Professional Soccer announced on Monday that they will suspend the 2012 season. The five-team league is involved in litigation with a former owner. . . .
In this new series, USSoccerplayers.com looks at how retired National Team players (alumni, if you will) are using their experience and knowledge to develop and grow the game in the United States. By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Jan 30, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In a clip of highlights from the 2001 season, Manny Lagos, then of the Earthquakes, has the ball deep on the left . . .
By Dario Camacho - MIAMI, FL (Jan 30, 2012) US Soccer Players -- When we see the recent success of former and current Major League Soccer players in England, it has to feel good for fans of North American soccer. An ex-Revolution player outrunning a pair of defenders en route to a triplet of goals was a cathartic, ecstatic moment for those of us rooting for Fulham's Clint . . .
Oguchi Onyewu was the hero for Sporting, scoring twice on Sunday in a 2-0 win over Biera Mar. Onyewu opened the scoring with an 18th minute header and used his head again for the second goal in the 27th. He was yellow carded in the opening minute. The win moves Sporting into 4th-place in the Portuguese Liga. Elsewhere in Europe, Michael Bradley went 74 minutes for Chievo in a 3-0 loss to Lazio. . . .
Danny Murphy converted a 14th-minute penalty to put Fulham up at Goodison Park, but it would be Everton advancing to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. Denis Stracqualursi equalized in the 27th minute from a Landon Donovan cross and Marouane Fellaini headed in the winner off Donovan's second assist in the 73rd. Donovan and Tim Howard started for Everton, with Clint Dempsey in . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 27, 2012) US Soccer Players -- The news that Arsenal - Manchester United drew 1.2 million viewers in the United States for a live game early on a Sunday morning has opened a new discussion for the what it means for televised soccer to succeed. Use whatever cliché you would like, but the impact of that game should have the holders of other foreign soccer . . .