Their Words I’m still saying we are rebuilding, and its clear that once the window opens we will have to get some players because we need them. Right now we don’t have enough quality, and we are missing a leader on the pitch. That’s why it was a loss today that we could not play with Alan Gordon who was out with an injury, because he is one of the guys who is a leader on the pitch. I think we . . .
Archives for June 2011
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 30, 2011) US Soccer Players -- There's a question floating about among MLS watchers these days, a natural response to some of the past year's more intriguing personnel swaps. This particular question revolves around one of the players involved, and the reasons why he’s been so quickly shifted from team to team despite a stellar resume as a top League . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (June 30, 2011) US Soccer Players -- There’s a television show where a celebrity chef quickly revamps a failing restaurant. There are lots of tweaks, tears, and yelling before the place is magically transformed overnight and reopened to shocked looks from the owners, staff, and customers. Yet it’s earlier in the proceedings that something regularly . . .
Toronto's Nick Soolsma converted a penalty kick in the 54th minute, and that was the difference for Wednesday night's MLS game. Stefan Frei picked up the shutout in front of 19,816 at BMO Field. Vancouver left several regulars on the bench to start the game, giving the appearance of a team focused on Saturday's Canadian championship game - also against Toronto - and advancing to the CONCACAF . . .
USA defender Steve Cherundolo will miss four weeks after twisting his ankle during the 4-2 loss to Mexico on Friday. Cherundolo’s club Hannover 96 announced on Wednesday that they expect him to miss part of their preseason. He was injured early in the Mexico game, subbing out in the 11th minute. . . .
Their Words I'm very happy with the way we scored the goals but not only that, the way we played, being so sharp defending. It's a good start to the World Cup. USA Women's coach Pia Sundhage. Other Sources Six ways to fix American soccer - from The San Diego Union-Tribune's Mark Zeigler: Here’s how to avoid falling off, or at least how to open a parachute. Talent not enough for . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (June 29, 2011) US Soccer Players -- After all, that’s what we get when seven of the eight teams in the US Open Cup quarterfinals are from Major League Soccer. Yes, we all knew this going in. The Open Cup format stacks the deck against the lower divisions in the Third Round, including the almost laughable indignity of forcing the bulk of the lower . . .
Major League Soccer’s clubs took seven of eight available places in the US Open Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, with only the Richmond Kickers advancing from the lower divisions. Columbus was the only disappointment for MLS, losing to Richmond 2-1. . . .
The United States fell two spots to 24th in the June 2011 FIFA Rankings released on Wednesday. With the Gold Cup final counting in this rankings period even though it was played after last Thursday's deadline, Mexico advanced a remarkable 19 places from 28th to 9th. Jamaica also moved up multiple slots after the Gold Cup, climbing to 38th from 55th. Honduras fell one spot . . .
USA National Team defender Oguchi Onyewu is now a member of Sporting in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, signing a three season contract. Onyewu leaves Milan in Serie A after spending the second-half of the 2010-11 season on loan to FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie. He was part of the squad for the USA’s recent Gold Cup run, but did not play. . . .