The Champions League semifinal between Barcelona and Bayern Munich concludes at 2:30pm on FX with Bayern up 4-0. The CONCACAF Champions League final second-leg is on Fox Soccer at 10pm with Monterrey and Santos Laguna scoreless. Copa Libertadores on Fox Deportes: Boca Juniors - Corinthians at 8:30pm. All Times Eastern . . .
Archives for April 2013
Their Words “We switched off. Maybe after two wins in a row we felt a bit full in our stomachs – but this cannot be the case, it’s never possible to be full – even at the highest level." Southampton manager Paolo Di Canio. The Radar Villa relieves relegation pressure. Champions League semifinals. CCL final. NYC expansion. MLS refs unionize. Ten Stories Liu . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Apr 30, 2013) US Soccer Players - In Tuesday’s column, Tony asks if this season’s MLS results suggest it’s time to start anew in Salt Lake, wonders if we already know the five playoff teams from the Eastern Conference and looks for answers to the Chicago situation. Did the Galaxy leave any question about which is the best team, again, in MLS? No Donovan, no Keane, . . .
US National Soccer Team player Jozy Altidore is a member of the FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination , world soccer's governing body announced on Tuesday. Altidore's colleagues on the task force include Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, journalist Gianni Merlo, referee Howard Webb, and FIFA officials. The task force is chaired by CONCACAF president Howard Webb. “We . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 30, 2013) US Soccer Players – On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association decided that they like their league exactly how it is and wouldn't allow the Sacramento Kings to relocate. Good news for Sacramento fans and probably good news for Seattle Sounders fans. The Kings likeliest destination was Seattle, once again reminding us that Major League Soccer . . .
Aston Villa's relegation troubles lessened considerably on Monday, with a lopsided win over Sunderland giving them the points and goal difference to move up to 16th in the Premier League table. With Brad Guzan in goal and Eric Lichaj on the bench, Ron Vlaar put Villa up in the 31st minute. Sunderland responded almost immediately, equalizing in the 33rd. Andreas Weimann's goal in the 38th put Villa . . .
The UEFA Champions League semifinals resume with Real Madrid hosting Borussia Dortmund at 2:30pm on Fox Soccer. Dortmund won the first-leg 4-1. Copa Libertadores on Fox Deportes: Tijuana - Palmeiras at 9:30pm. Tijuana opens its Round of 16 series at home with the return set for May 14th in Brazil. All Times Eastern . . .
Their Words “It’s a whole lot of running but it’s fun just running up and down the lanes. I like to say that I’m a really good runner and an OK soccer player, so track-meet games like that are fun for me." San Jose midfielder Shea Salinas. The Radar No Donovan, no Keane, but three points for LA. Reading and QPR relegated. Everton still in contention for Europe. Stoke . . .
New York Red Bulls midfielder scored both goals in New York's 2-1 win over Toronto in Week 9, good for Major League Soccer's Player of the Week award. Cahill received 14 of the 28 first-place votes. New England's Lee Nguyen finished second with four votes followed by Vancouver's Kekuta Manneh with three. Portland's Ryan Johnson and Columbus's Jairo Arrieta received two votes each, with Montreal's . . .
Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea’s Stoke City showed the easiest route to avoid relegation in recent weeks. Faced with a table that had them too close for comfort a few places above the drop zone, they started winning games. Six points from two wins in a row is the difference between 15th and 11th, with Stoke looking perfectly safe eight points above the drop. Here’s the thing about Stoke, they lost . . .