Monthly Archives: June 2012

Holden making progress in his return from injury

photo by Joe Toth/ By FRANCO PANIZO NEW YORK — To say Stuart Holden is eager to get back to playing soccer would be an understatement. Holden has not appeared for either Bolton Wanderers or the U.S. men's national team … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 45 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Ronaldo talks PKs, van Marwijk resigns as Dutch coach & more

By THOMAS FLOYD Many have criticized Cristiano Ronaldo for waiting until the fifth shot — an opportunity that never came — to step up to the spot in Portugal's penalty kicks loss to Spain on Wednesday in the Euro 2012 … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 21 Comments

MLS Spotlight: Bruin on a roll after his up-and-down rookie year

By THOMAS FLOYD Will Bruin expected too much out of his rookie season. That much, he acknowledges, is now clear. The 11th overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Bruin immediately stepped into the lineup for the Houston Dynamo that … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Spotlight, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 14 Comments

Spotlight on Maurice Edu

It has been one roller coaster ride of a year for Maurice Edu. The U.S. national team midfielder has seen his club team, Glasgow Rangers, fall into the nightmarish reality of financial ruin, but he has also seen his national … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 16 Comments

Bocanegra discusses Rangers woes

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Toronto FC thrashes Montreal

For two straight games, Toronto FC watched two-goal leads disappear and saw key points be dropped by a shoddy defense that has plagued them all season. TFC flipped the script on Wednesday night, and instead of blowing a two-goal lead, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Montreal Impact, MLS- Toronto FC | 13 Comments

Thursday Kickoff: No Olympics for Beckham, Barca seal Alba deal, and more

When David Beckham helped bring the Olympic torch from Greece to England last month, the London native was believed to be a sure bet to be named to the Great Britain Olympic soccer team as one of its overage players. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Olympic Soccer | 37 Comments

Euro 2012: Spain tops Portugal after Ronaldo-less PK round to return to final

Spain’s reign as European champion is still alive, and Cristiano Ronaldo only sat and watched as Portugal’s tournament run came to an end. After a scoreless 120 minutes, Spain outlasted Portugal on penalty kicks 4-2 at Donbass Stadium in Donetsk, … Continue reading »

Posted in Euro 2012 | 77 Comments