Monthly Archives: December 2009

U.S. Soccer rejects both USL and NASL second division applications

Aside from ongoing CBA negotiations in Major League Soccer, one of the biggest stories from the domestic offseason has been the split of USL and the creation of the new NASL. Both leagues had submitted application to the U.S. Soccer … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer | 75 Comments

Where will Manchester City finish?

The Roberto Mancini era is underway at Manchester City and hefty expectations abound. Between the transfer money at his disposal, and the ambition of City's owners, Mancini has quickly embraced the ambitious mentality, declaring intent for a top four finish … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 37 Comments

European Ticker: Bolton fire Megson, Fulham’s Hodgson signs new deal and more

by TRAVIS CLARK The managerial merry-go-round kicked off in England a couple of weeks ago with the sacking of Mark Hughes, and it continued today as Bolton manager Gary Megson became the next Premier League boss to get the boot. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 24 Comments

Onyewu expected to return in March

by FRANCO PANIZO Oguchi Onyewu likely won't play in the U.S. national team's friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 3, but he should be fully recovered from his knee injury and back training with club AC Milan sometime that … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 44 Comments

Generation adidas update: Mwanga, Opara, Bone and Tchani close in on deals

Major League Soccer officials may not be gaining any ground in ongoing labor negotiations with the MLS player's union, but they are having much more success in lining up what could be the largest Generation adidas class in league history. … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2010 | 57 Comments

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

There are only two club matches of any consequence today, but since both will feature American players, it is worth having a running commentary for. Brad Friedel and Aston Villa face Liverpool while Jozy Altidore and Hull City takes on … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 121 Comments