Former Chivas USA player Simon Elliott has returned to the club as technical director, Chivas USA announced on Friday. “Simon brings experience as an MLS player, he has always been a leader on and off the field,” Chivas USA General manager Jose Domene said in a press statement. “His leadership skills and his knowledge of MLS will help us scout better talent and achieve more for the team.”. Evans . . .
Archives for March 2012
Klinsmann Talks Olympic Qualifying
United States National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann spoke with US Soccer's website about the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament. " You evaluate player-by-player based on his performances, and based on how disciplined he was to play his own role within the team concept. There are many, many things – the travel aspect, behavior roles, was it all organized perfectly, did you eat the right way, did . . .
El Salvador Under-23 player Alexander Larin has been suspended for three games by FIFA after punching USA forward Terrence Boyd during the final group stage game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The incident wasn't sanctioned by the match official. Larin will miss the rest of qualifying and the first game of the Olympics should El Salvador advance. . . .
Video: Jimmy Conrad Interviews Claudio Reyna
US Youth Technical Director Claudio Reyna is interviewed on Kick's The Mixer. . . .
Upside: Home Field
Their Words “This is our home and we want everybody that comes here to fear this stadium." DC United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario. Other Sources D.C. United ‘getting there,’ but still has much to prove - from The Washington Post's Steven Goff: The rustiness and lack of understanding were conspicuous. Dynamo midfield gets thinner as MLS suspends Moffat one game - from The Houston . . .
Silk And Steel In Colorado
By Dario Camacho - MIAMI, FL (Mar 23, 2012) US Soccer Players -- It wasn’t a total revelation that Colorado went out of New York with a 4-1 loss to the Red Bulls. We can debate if New York, having designated player Rafa Marquez back in the starting line-up, played a better game than Colorado, or if the Rapids were just playing underwhelming soccer. It might be a combination of the . . .
FIFA Adopts New International Match Calendar
On Friday, FIFA announced that it would accept the proposed international match calendar focusing n double match dates. The following is from FIFA's press statement: . . .
Spurs – Liverpool In Baltimore
Brad Friedel's Tottenham Hotspur will play Liverpool at M&T Bank Stadium on July 28th at 1pm ET, the club announced on Monday. “Taking on Liverpool on US soil will be a great experience and one that I’m sure will really appeal to our fans," Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said. "Both Clubs have a fantastic heritage and matches against the two teams have a history of being exciting, hard . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 30, 2012) US Soccer Players -- FIFA's leadership wants change and they want it now, or at least they want a cleaner separation between what was and what is. They tried that originally by stressing the bad actor, putting it on the individuals even when the number was enough to suggest overarching trends. That didn't work, so we moved to the outside . . .
Europa Quarterfinal Results
Steve Cherundolo started for Hannover 96, losing 2-1 to Atletico Madrid on the road at the Vicente Calderon stadium. Atletico opened the scoring in the 9th minute with Mame Biram Diouf equalizing in the 38th. Atletico got a late winner in the 89th minute. Better news for Jozy Altidore and AZ who beat Valencia 2-1 at home. AZ's Brett Holman scored the opening goal in the . . .