We start with another standout performance from Jozy Altidore in the Eredivisie. Altidore was involved in three of AZ's four goals in a 4-0 shutout of Heerenveen. Altidore opened the scoring in the 29th minute, assisted on Johann Gudhmundsson's third goal in the 62nd, and scored again in the 65th in front of 25,800 at Heerenveen's Abe Lenstra Stadium. AZ are 12th in the table. Alejandro Bedoya . . .
Archives for April 2013
By Charles Boehm - WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 26, 2012) US Soccer Players - Claudio Reyna climbed heights reached by only a select few other American players during his glittering 14-year career, and since retiring in 2008 he's spent much of his time working to make it easier for others to follow in his wake. Through his role as US Soccer's youth technical director as well as the foundation he created to . . .
Their Words "The League is one of the country’s great success stories of recent times having overseen a period of rising playing standards, substantial investment in infrastructure and development, significant growth in attendances and viewing figures as well as the marked commercial success that has benefitted the English game as a whole." newly appointed Premier League chairman Anthony Fry. . . .
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 26, 2013) US Soccer Players - After several weeks of silence - the type that usually doesn’t portend well for public efforts to get a stadium built in one of the most difficult cities in the world to build a stadium – Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced in Toronto that the league hopes to make an expansion-related announcement in the next four . . .
You can see if Barcelona and Real Madrid can start to recover from their disastrous Champions League semifinal opening legs with domestic action Saturday afternoon on beIN Sport. Barca play Bilbao at noon but the better matchup is the Madrid derby at 2pm. Real Madrid finally pushed past Atletico Madrid for 2nd in the Primera Division, but their lead is only three points . It's . . .
It's the Championship on beIN Sport: Leicester City - Watford at 2:30pm with Leicester in 7th a point out of the playoffs and Watford in 3rd, four points from an automatic promotion place. Ligue 1 on beIN: Lille - Sochaux at 4:45pm (on Univision Deportes at 2:30pm). That's 5th vs 18th in France. Mexico's Liga MX is on ESPN Deportes and Azteca: Morelia - Toluca at 8:30pm with Morelia . . .
Their Words "You see a very happy President standing before you in this building today. It may still be a building site, but soon this will be a true meeting place for football and its millions of fans from all over the world." FIFA president Sepp Blatter announces the FIFA musem project. The Radar Lewandowski The Bundesliga in the Champions League. The second-leg of . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Apr 25, 2013) US Soccer Players - In Thursday’s column, Tony looks at tactical flexibility in Major League Soccer, the connection between Kansas City’s shots on goal and results, and how MLS compared with Liga MX on television. How many people showed up to watch a Real Salt Lake reserve game the other night? More than 8,000. That figure is higher than every game . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 25, 2013) US Soccer Players – Hope you like the Bundesliga, even though most of us don’t have easy access to that league’s games anymore. Right now, the little league that could can’t get out of its own way in becoming the toast of all of Europe. They’re money, in a way that normally only the top of the Primera, the Premier League, and Serie A, really . . .
The 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League final heads into the second-leg scoreless after Santos Laguna was unable to take advantage of home field in the opening leg against Monterrey. In front of 21,401 at Estadio Nuevo Corona, Santos played with a man advantage from the 65th minute but was unable to come up with a goal. Herculez Gomez subbed on for Santos in the 53rd minute. Santos led 10 to 6 on . . .