Author Archives: John B.I

Friday Ticker: Injuries mount for Madrid/Spurs, Bosnia banned and more

    By JOHN BOSCHINI Both Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur could be without some of their top players for their Champions League quarterfinal match Tuesday. Madrid could be without forward Cristiano Ronaldo (thigh), winger Karim Benzema (thigh) and full-back Marcelo … Continue reading »

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Ghana, Australia earn surprise results in Tuesday’s international action

By JOHN BOSCHINI Any long-time soccer fan knows better than to put a lot of stock into international friendlies but, even so, fans of Ghana and Australia will be happy with their positive results against a couple of traditional European … Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Downs named NASL commissioner, Boateng injured and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI It's a time transition at the NASL. The second-tier of American soccer revealed several changes this morning as David Downs was introduced as commissioner, a new logo was unveiled and a redesigned website was launched. Downs is … Continue reading »

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England-Ghana leads strong list of international friendlies

  By JOHN BOSCHINI A couple of high-profile friendlies and a handful of EURO 2012 qualifiers highlight Tuesday’s action as the international break continues. England takes on Ghana in a matchup of two U.S. opponents from the 2010 World Cup. … Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Ochocinco to play in reserves, Bayern hire new coach and more

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Chad Ochocinco’s soccer career is going to last just a little bit longer. Sporting Kansas City confirmed today that the Cincinnati Bengal’s receiver will take part in a reserve match against the Kansas City Brass on … Continue reading »

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Salgado available for Vancouver following FIFA approval

  The Vancouver Whitecaps have announced that 17-year-old striker Omar Salgado is available for immediate selection after his International Transfer Certificate was approved by FIFA. The top pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft was expected to be out until perhaps his 18th … Continue reading »

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