Monthly Archives: September 2010

UEFA Champions League recap: Chelsea and Arsenal roll, Ajax ties AC Milan

  It was a perfect day for London clubs in Champions League play on Tuesday as Chelsea and Arsenal both posted victories to take control of their respective groups. Chelsea cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory against French champion Marseille … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 4 Comments

RSL reaches CCL quarters, TFC eliminated after draw

  Photo by Real Salt Lake became the first Major League Soccer team to clinch a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals after registering a 1-1 tie against Toronto FC at BMO Field on Tuesday night. Javier Morales converted … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Toronto FC | 13 Comments

Keller and the vets leading Sounders playoff charge

  Photo by Michael Pimental/ By JOSE M. ROMERO Back in June, on the eve of the World Cup, there were questions being raised about whether Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller had much more left in the tank at age 40. The Sounders floundered … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 16 Comments

CONCACAF Champions League: Your Running Commentary

With Group A victories tonight, Real Salt Lake and Cruz Azul can punch their tickets to the knockout stage of the CONCACAF Champions League. Salt Lake travels to BMO Field to take on a desperate Toronto FC team (8 p.m., … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, Your Running Commentary | 21 Comments

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind

photo by Howard C. Smith/  By FRANCO PANIZO Alejandro Bedoya may have scored an early game-winner for Orebro SK on Tuesday, but his day did not end as well as it started. Bedoya enjoyed a dream start in Orebro's match … Continue reading »

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NSCAA Top 25 roundup: Akron stays on top, UNC up to No. 2

By JOHN BOSCHINI    The Akron Zips have retained the top spot in the NSCAA/ poll for the fifth-consecutive week after a 4-0 demolition of former No. 2 Tulsa last Friday. Akron, which has yet to concede a goal all … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 13 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

Spartak Moscow has already defeated MSK Zilina, 3-0, in the first match of the day, but seven more UEFA Champions League matches are slated for Tuesday afternoon, with Ajax-AC Milan being the headliner. Also in action, though, are Jose Mourinho's … Continue reading »

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Chicago’s coaching flop

  Photo by When you're hired to replace a successful head coach, particularly when that coach was dumped rather than retired or quit, you had better do at least as well as your predecessor. By any measure, Carlos De … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 65 Comments