Steve Cherundolo got the start for Hannover 96, losing 2-0 to Standard Liege in Belgium. Both Group B teams advanced to the knockout stage of the competition. Standard Liege got their first goal in the 25th minute, doubling the lead in the 56th. Cherundolo picked up an 11th minute yellow card. Jozy Altidore went the distance for AZ in a scoreless draw with Malmo in Group . . .
Archives for November 2011
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 30, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Should David Beckham move to another league this winter, all involved in Major League Soccer would probably expect your last memory of his time in MLS to be him walking off the field with the MLS Cup trophy. That shining moment would serve as the natural exclamation mark on Beckham’s MLS resume. Technically, however, . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 30, 2011) US Soccer Players -- And once again it's the schedule. This time, it's Blackburn openly admitting they're prioritizing the league on their way out of the Carling Cup. Blackburn manager Steve Kean made the headline writers in England happy by using the term 'forfeited' in his post-game comments, making it clear that the team with the worst . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Nov 29, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Tony asks about Carlos Bocanegra’s injury, looks at what Fulham and Everton might need to do to move higher in the EPL standings, and is the last one to become aware of AZ Alkmaar’s nickname. How does Carlos Bocanegra’s injury affect Rangers? Even with 10 defenders on their squad list, quite a bit. Bocanegra was only signed in . . .
On Tuesday, Major League Soccer released the dates for the 2012 home openers. The opponents have yet to be named, with the full schedule expected to be released in January. Houston doesn't debut their new stadium until week 10, and Montreal has yet to settle on a date for the opening of the reconstructed Saputo Stadium. . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 29, 2011) US Soccer Players -- When I was a kid, there was a guy at my church who was the son of a professional baseball player. His dad spent 14 years pitching in the big leagues. The son played major college football and minor league baseball. Obviously, this was of interest to those of us who were into pro sports - meaning every kid I . . .
By Dario Camacho - MIAMI, FL (Nov 11, 2011) US Soccer Players -- When I was a little kid in Colombia, my father used to take me to a soccer academy. Every Saturday morning I would wake up, and be whisked away so I could fulfill his dream of his son becoming the next Colombian National team goalkeeper. Yep, a parent living through his offspring. In any case, the only thing I . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 28, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Rugby Park seats 18,121 and far less were in attendance when Kilmarnock beat Rangers 1-0 on Sunday in the Scottish Premier League. Though you might not have thought so if you watched the Rangers TV team's postgame coverage, Rangers remain top of the table by four points over old friends Celtic level on games played with . . .
The big news of the weekend from Europe was Timmy Chandler scoring the only goal in Nurnberg's 1-0 win over Kaiserslautern in the Bundesliga. Chandler's goal came in the 13th, minute at the Easy-Credit Stadion, with Raphael Schafer needing one save for the shutout. Nurnberg are 14th in the table, two points above the relegation zone. Also in the Bundesliga, Steve Cherundolo was back . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Nov 23, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Far be it from us not to stick to a schedule, so here's the Thanksgiving Day edition of the 5 Questions. Tony looks at former MVP’s new job, the Castrol Ratings for Americans in Europe, and when to show up for a Crew game. What did you miss, this past season, if you got to your seat at a Crew game at the end of the first . . .