Their Words "A total of 78.5 percent of respondents say they want a piece of Copa Libertadores action with three of those managers seeking a schedule change to go with entry into the premier South American competition for clubs." MLSsoccer.com's Simon Borg on results from an anonymous MLS coaches poll. Other Sources TFC earns draw in first leg of CONCACAF Champions League . . .
Archives for March 2012
Representatives of the Association of European Professional Football Leagues, Major League Soccer, the South African Premier League, the Thai Professional League, and the UAE League met in Manchester today to announce the formation of the World League Association. MLS commissioner Don Garber will serve as one of eleven members of the organization's board of directors. In a press . . .
CONCACAF released a press release on Thursday announcing that Cayman Islands Football Association president Jeffrey Webb will be the only name on the ballot for the vacant CONCACAF presidency when elections are held on May 23rd. “I would like to acknowledge and thank the CONCACAF member associations from across the Confederation that have demonstrated their confidence in me through their support . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Mar 29, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In today's edition, Tony asks when the FIFA reform report will be released, looks at MLS designated player distinctions, and wonders which teams are going down in Spain What's happening with the anticipated FIFA reform, transparency, and anticorruption report? We'll find out soon, maybe as early as today. “They have a . . .
United States National Team and DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been diagnosed with a 'grade 1 deltoid ligament sprain and bone contusions in the talus and medial tibia' in his left ankle and will miss one to three weeks. “It’s unfortunate that Bill sustained multiple injuries against El Salvador and was not physically able to finish the match,” DC general manager Dave Kasper said in a . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 29, 2012) US Soccer Players -- What should we expect from the summer touring schedule? That magical time of year where big and not so big European clubs head Stateside to play a few friendlies and remind their North American fan base that they're thinking of them when they're playing for real back home. It's the soccer equivalent of established . . .
Once again it was Herculez Gomez scoring for Santos Laguna, putting his club up in the 31st minute at BMO Field. Toronto's Miguel Aceval equalized in the 37th from a free kick. Both goal scorers would eventually be substituted due to injury, with Aceval leaving in the 49th minute and Gomez exiting in the 69th after colliding with Toronto's goalkeeper. Santos would finish with . . .
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 28, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Let’s pretend you run a Major League Soccer team. Let’s pretend that the Major League Soccer team you run inhabits a niche in a market that town that also has a Major League Baseball team and National Football League franchise (like so many of them). Your club’s existence, over the course of the last fifteen years, has been . . .
Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark will miss three games and pay an unspecified fine, Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday. Clark used what the League describes as "using unacceptable and offensive language towards a ball boy in the seventh minute of the game in Seattle on Friday, March 24." Clark will also be required to attend sensitivity and diversity . . .
Taking advantage of mutual connections, Liverpool will be using Boston's Fenway Park this summer to host AS Roma on July 25th. Liverpool is owned by Fenway Sports Group president John Henry, and one of his partners in Fenway Sports Group - Thomas DiBenedetto - owns AS Roma. "We had a great time playing in front of our supporters in Asia last year and it will be good to give . . .