Monthly Archives: September 2009

D.C., Houston host important Champions League matches tonight

Two massive CONCACAF Champions League matches loom tonight for the remaining two MLS squads in the competition. D.C., in need of a win to boost their chances of making a rather unlikely quarterfinal bid, face lowly San Juan Jabloteh (8pm, … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 45 Comments

BMO Field to have grass in 2010

The Toronto city council voted unanimously to approve the placement of grass at BMO Field in a vote held on Wednesday. The decision means there will be one less MLS team playing on artificial turf in 2010, with Toronto FC … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC | 63 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Matchday Two (Matchday Commentary)

As relative tame as Tuesday's half of the UEFA Champions League Matchday Two was, Today's half has the makings of an unforgettable round. Four high-profile match-ups headline the eight-match menu, including Bayern Munich-Juventus, Manchester United-Wolfsburg, Real Madrid-Marseille and FC Porto-Atletico … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 41 Comments

Altidore, Donovan and Howard finalists for Honda player of the year award

                                                                      Photo by Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan and Tim Howard have been named finalists for the 2009 Honda Player of the Year award, given each year to the U.S. national team player of the year. Donovan has won it … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 40 Comments

Arshavin’s back-heel beauty

If you weren't able to catch Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action, you might have missed a pretty sweet back-heel goal from Arsenal star Andrei Arshavin. Now, we realize that he was offside, and the goal shouldn't have counted, but you … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 44 Comments

Under-20 World Cup: USA 4, Cameroon 1 (A Look Back)

Thomas Rongen changed half his team, but stuck with his formation, and a decision that started out looking like it might be a stubborn mistake wound up being a smart move that has the U.S. Under-20 national team in great … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 56 Comments