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Soccer Insider: June, 2011

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 06/30/2011

2014 World Cup qualifying is underway, and Philippines hero is American Nate Burkey from Alexandria

Nate Burkey is from Alexandria, Va., but became of family roots, he is eligible to play for the Philippines national soccer team. On Wednesday, he scored in World Cup qualifying.

By Steven Goff  |  12:44 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Philippines

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 06/29/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Junior Carreiro waived, Charlie Davies injury update, Dwayne De Rosario trade

Brazilian midfielder Junior Carreiro, Fred’s younger brother, was waived. Charlie Davies is recovering from an ankle injury and Jed Zayner is out with a knee ailment.

By Steven Goff  |  01:19 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 06/28/2011

U.S. soccer team begins Women’s World Cup campaign with 2-0 victory over North Korea

Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler scored in the second half to lead the United States to a 2-0 victory over North Korea in the Women’s World Cup in Germany.

By Steven Goff  |  07:41 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Oguchi Onyewu signs with Sporting Lisbon, Tim Howard apologizes for comments after Gold Cup final

U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu has moved to Sporting Lisbon from AC Milan, while goalkeeper Tim Howard is apologizing for comments he made after the Gold Cup final.

By Steven Goff  |  06:53 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 06/28/2011

D.C. United news & notes, plus reaction to Dwayne De Rosario-Dax McCarty trade

Dwayne De Rosario is scheduled to join D.C. United on Thursday and likely will be in uniform for Saturday’s MLS match against the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:22 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Tuesday kickaround: D.C. United, Dwayne De Rosario, Dax McCarty, U.S. Open Cup, MLS, CONCACAF Gold Cup, Women’s World Cup

The Tuesday morning roundup includes D.C. United’s trades, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. Open and Women’s World Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  01:01 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Women's World Cup

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Dwayne De Rosario’s move to D.C. United from New York Red Bulls: poll and video

Dwayne De Rosario is one of the most accomplished players in MLS history, but can he lift D.C. United into the playoffs for the first time since 2007? Take our poll, watch the video.

By Steven Goff  |  08:56 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 06/27/2011

D.C. United acquires MLS star Dwayne De Rosario from New York Red Bulls for Dax McCarty

Dwayne De Rosario, one of the greatest players in MLS history, joins United from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for midfielder Dax McCarty.

By Steven Goff  |  06:57 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 06/27/2011

D.C. United acquires defender Brandon McDonald from San Jose Earthquakes for allocation money

D.C. United acquired Brandon McDonald from the San Jose Earthquakes, reinforcing a backline weakened by injuries.

By Steven Goff  |  05:57 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 06/27/2011

President Obama honors MLS champion Colorado Rapids at White House ceremony

The 2010 MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids were honored by President Obama at the White House.

By Steven Goff  |  05:17 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, President Obama

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 06/26/2011

Weekend soccer roundup: Mexico wins CONCACAF Gold Cup, Women’s World Cup begins, River Plate relegated, Under-17 World Cup, MLS, D.C. United, WPS

Mexico wins the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Germany hosts the Women’s World Cup, USA advances in U-17 World Cup, MLS and WPS march on.

By Steven Goff  |  08:15 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, Women's World Cup, MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/26/2011

Video: Mexico defeats United States, 4-2, for CONCACAF Gold Cup championship

Mexico defended its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 4-2 victory over the United States at the Rose Bowl, clinching a berth in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team, Mexico

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/25/2011

Matchnight # 15: D.C. United vs. Dynamo

United is a far different team than the one that Houston bashed 4-1 on April 29, and tonight’s match should prove just how far they’ve come.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 06/24/2011

D.C. United’s Charlie Davies fined for dive against Real Salt Lake

The forward went down without contact on Saturday against Real Salt Lake, leading to his game-tying penalty kick.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  05:41 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/24/2011

MLS video: Greg Sutton’s blunder, Roger Levesque’s celebration in Seattle Sounders’ 4-2 win over New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Greg Sutton mishandles the ball at his feet, allowing Roger Levesque’s clinching goal — and creative celebration — for the Seattle Sounders.

By Steven Goff  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Poll: Who will win CONCACAF Gold Cup?

Who will win the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship, and in what manner? USA vs. Mexico Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

By Steven Goff  |  01:09 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: CONCACAF Gold Cup, Women’s World Cup, U-17 World Cup, UEFA U-21 final, MLS, Brazil, USL

More than 30 live matches available on TV and online, including the USA-Mexico final in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, D.C. United and the Women’s World Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  11:36 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup. D.C. United, TV listings

Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Video: Freddy Adu, Landon Donovan set up Clint Dempsey for 1-0 U.S. victory over Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Clint Dempsey capped a superb sequence in the 76th minute with his third goal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, sending the United States to Saturday’s final with a 1-0 victory over Panama.

By Steven Goff  |  01:17 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 06/22/2011

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Player ratings for U.S. 1-0 semifinal victory over Panama

Here are my player ratings from the U.S. national team’s 1-0 victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals in Houston. Man of match: Freddy Adu.

By Steven Goff  |  09:48 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 06/22/2011

CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals: USA vs. Panama, Mexico vs. Honduras

In Houston, the United States faces Panama and Mexico plays Honduras in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals.

By Steven Goff  |  06:10 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Memorial service, reception set for John Kerr Sr.

John Kerr Sr., a longtime player and coach who died at age 67, will be remembered Saturday in Durham, N.C.

By Steven Goff  |  05:42 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerr Sr.

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Wednesday kickaround: CONCACAF Gold Cup, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, MLS, D.C. United

The United States faces Panama in a rematch of group play and Mexico plays Honduras in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

By Steven Goff  |  09:49 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team, MLS

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 06/21/2011

U.S. Women’s World Cup striker Abby Wambach stars in ESPN’s ‘This Is SportsCenter’ promo campaign

With the Women’s World Cup approaching, ESPN has unveiled a ‘This Is SportsCenter’ promo featuring U.S. striker Abby Wambach.

By Steven Goff  |  02:06 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, ESPN

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/21/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Fred available for 4 more MLS matches before move to Australia

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen plans to continue using Fred when needed in midfield, even though the Brazilian will leave the MLS club for Australia next month.

By Steven Goff  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Tuesday kickaround: Charlie Davies, Jack Warner, President Obama, Anthony Weiner, Qwest Field, Thierry Henry, CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jozy Altidore, Lionel Messi, Harlem Globetrotters, D.C. United, HBO, John Kerr Sr.

Charlie Davies’ dive. Jozy Altidore’s hamstring. Lionel Messi drafted by the Globetrotters. Jack Warner, exit stage left. President Obama and the Rapids.

By Steven Goff  |  09:53 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, President Obama, MLS, D.C. United, Lionel Messi

Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011

John Kerr Sr., one of American soccer’s pioneers, dies at age 67

John Kerr Sr., one of American soccer’s pioneers, passed away at his home in North Carolina. He was 67.

By Steven Goff  |  10:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerr Sr., American soccer

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 06/20/2011

D.C. United finalizes midfielder Fred’s transfer to Melbourne Heart in Australia

D.C. United finalized Fred’s move to Australian club Melbourne Heart. The Brazilian midfielder will end his second stint in Washington next month, when the international transfer window opens.

By Steven Goff  |  09:05 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Video: Controversial goal in El Salvador’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Panama at RFK Stadium

A controversial ruling allowed Panama to force extra time in its CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 06/20/2011

CONCACAF Gold Cup rewind: United States 2, Jamaica 0 at RFK Stadium

Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey scored in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal victory: match report, injury update, Panama story, USA video.

By Steven Goff  |  12:19 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2011

Gold Cup quarterfinal LIVE Blog: USA vs. Jamaica

Follow live updates here as the United States looks to defeat Jamaica at RFK Stadium in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match-up.

By Paul Tenorio  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 06/19/2011

CONCACAF Gold Cup matchday at RFK Stadium: United States vs. Jamaica, Panama vs. El Salvador

The United States faces Jamaica and El Salvador plays Panama in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal doubleheader at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:26 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 06/18/2011

Video: Charlie Davies draws controversial penalty, converts PK to provide D.C. United with 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake

Charlie Davies drew a controversial late penalty and converted the kick to give D.C. United a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake.

By Steven Goff  |  11:12 PM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 06/18/2011

Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, MLS, U.S. Open, CONCACAF Gold Cup, RFK Stadium, Americans abroad

While D.C. United is in Utah for tonight’s MLS match against Real Salt Lake, RFK Stadium prepares to welcome a sellout crowd Sunday for the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal doubleheader.

By Steven Goff  |  09:08 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. CONCACAF Gold Cup news & notes from RFK Stadium

The American national soccer team continues preparations for Sunday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Jamaica at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Brazilian midfielder Fred to leave D.C. United and return to Australian league with Melbourne Heart

Brazilian midfielder Fred, who is in his second stay with D.C. United, will return to the Australian league next month.

By Steven Goff  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/17/2011

You make the call: United States vs. Jamaica in CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal at RFK Stadium

How will the Americans fare in Sunday’s quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at RFK Stadium? Vote!

By Steven Goff  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS, U-17 World Cup, U-21 Euros, WPS

The CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals and Under-17 World Cup highlight a collection of 35 matches available to U.S. audiences on TV or online.

By Steven Goff  |  07:11 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS, TV listings

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Soccer Federation to arrange private flights for Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan ahead of CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal at RFK Stadium

The U.S. Soccer Federation has arranged private flights for Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey to rejoin the national team in Washington ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Jamaica on Sunday afternoon at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  02:52 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey to attend family weddings, won’t rejoin U.S. national soccer team for CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Jamaica until this weekend

Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey will attend family weddings this weekend and miss U.S. national soccer team preparations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Jamaica. Both are expected to play Sunday at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  10:07 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Looking back on U.S. soccer victory in CONCACAF Gold Cup, looking ahead to quarterfinal against Jamaica at RFK Stadium

With the unconvincing 1-0 victory over Guadeloupe, the United States looks ahead to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Jamaica at RFK Stadium on Sunday.

By Steven Goff  |  10:03 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Video: Jozy Altidore’s goal in U.S. national team’s 1-0 victory over Guadeloupe in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jozy Altidore’s goal in the ninth minute lifted the United States to an unimpressive 1-0 victory over Guadeloupe, clinching a quarterfinal berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  12:25 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 06/14/2011

CONCACAF Gold Cup matchnight: United States vs. Guadeloupe

After a stunning loss to Panama, the U.S. national soccer team is seeking to rebound against Guadeloupe in the Group C finale of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  07:55 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/14/2011

D.C. United waives Rodrigo Brasesco

Defender Rodrigo Brasesco, who appeared in just three regular season matches, was waived by D.C. United.

By Steven Goff  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/14/2011

VIDEO: Ali Krieger on her journey to the U.S. national team

The Prince William County product talks about how she went from local youth leagues to the U.S. women’s national soccer team.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Soccer videos: Jamaican goal off goalkeeper’s head in CONCACAF Gold Cup, Austrian penalty kick failure

Ryan Johnson of Jamaica smashed a shot that struck the crossbar and then deflected off the back of the Honduran goalkeeper’s head for the only goal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup match. Also: Austrian penalty kick failure.

By Steven Goff  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Tuesday kickaround: Ali Krieger, Women’s World Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team, RFK Stadium, Cuban defection, Stanley Cup, D.C. United, Georgetown Hoyas

Ali Krieger overcame a pulmonary emobolism to continue her soccer career and ultimately make the U.S. Women’s World Cup squad. Also: CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS, D.C. United, Georgetown Hoyas.

By Steven Goff  |  08:09 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Monday kickaround: CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national soccer team, Reggae Boyz, RFK Stadium, Street Soccer USA, D.C. United, Steven Lenhart, D.C. United Women

The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues with the Group B finales at Red Bull Arena. Meantime, the U.S. national soccer team is assessing its hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals after a shocking loss to Panama.

By Steven Goff  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team, D.C. United

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 06/13/2011

John Spencer, Portland Timbers coach/flight attendant

Portland Timbers Coach John Spencer stars in a ticklish Alaska Airlines TV ad.

By Steven Goff  |  12:33 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Back in Texas, former Maryland Terrapins hero Graham Zusi strikes again in Sporting Kansas City’s victory

Graham Zusi, the hero of the Maryland Terrapins’ 2008 NCAA championship, scored twice in Sporting Kansas City’s 4-1 victory over FC Dallas.

By Steven Goff  |  09:18 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Maryland Terrapins

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 06/12/2011

Video: Panama upsets United States, 2-1, in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Panama upset the United States, 2-1, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Americans’ first loss in the group stage of the tournament in 27 all-time matches.

By Steven Goff  |  12:11 AM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 06/11/2011

Gold Cup matchnight: USA-Panama

The U.S. national soccer team seeks to retain first place in Group C of the CONCACAF Gold Cup — and maintain an all-time unbeaten record in the group phase of the tournament — when it faces Panama tonight in Tampa.

By Steven Goff  |  07:01 PM ET, 06/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/11/2011

Matchnight #13: D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes at RFK Stadium

Entering Saturday night’s match at RFK Stadium, D.C. United and the San Jose Earthquakes each boast a five-game unbeaten streak in MLS play.

By Steven Goff  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:32 AM ET, 06/11/2011

Saturday kickaround: D.C. United previews, CONCACAF Gold Cup results, USA vs. Panama, Red Bulls-Revolution

While D.C. United prepares for the San Jose Earthquakes at RFK Stadium, the U.S. national team looks to clinch a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal berth against Panama in Tampa.

By Steven Goff  |  12:32 AM ET, 06/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Video: U.S. soccer behind the scenes

A behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. national team between the Spain loss and the Canada victory.

By Steven Goff  |  07:44 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/10/2011

D.C. United news & notes

Captain Dax McCarty is expected to return to the starting lineup Saturday night against the San Jose Earthquakes at RFK Stadium after missing two matches with a groin injury.

By Steven Goff  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Sporting Kansas City opens Livestrong Sporting Park with 0-0 draw against Chicago Fire

Sporting Kansas City opened its sparkling-new stadium and settled for a scoreless draw with the Chicago Fire in a MLS match full of oddities.

By Steven Goff  |  08:10 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS, WPS, Euro U-21s

The CONCACAF Gold Cup group play continues with two matches per day, including the United States vs. Panama on Saturday. Comcast SportsNet will carry the D.C. United game.

By Steven Goff  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, TV listings

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Thursday kickaround: new stadium in Kansas City, Crew controversy, drug suspension, all-star voting, Gold Cup, D.C. United women

Sporting Kansas City opens a new stadium tonight. The Columbus Crew defeated Real Salt Lake under odd circumstances. MLS all-star voting is underway. The Gold Cup continues. D.C. United’s women’s team makes its home debut.

By Steven Goff  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/08/2011

USA-Canada Gold Cup rewind

A look back at the Americans’ 2-0 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup: attendance, field condition, Tim Ream, Jozy Altidore, Panama match, RFK Stadium ahead.

By Steven Goff  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:32 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Gold Cup: United States 2, Canada 0

Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored in the U.S. national team’s 2-0 victory over Canada in a CONCACAF Gold Cup group match at Ford Field in Detroit.

By Steven Goff  |  12:32 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Gold Cup: United States vs. Canada

The Americans open their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign with a Group C match against Canada tonight at Ford Field in Detroit.

By Steven Goff  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team, Canada

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Tuesday kickaround: USA vs. Canada, Gold Cup, MLS in Detroit, Iran, TV listings

The Americans are in Detroit for their Gold Cup opener against Canada. Three of the tournament’s first four matches were lopsided affairs, with Honduras’ 0-0 draw with Guatemala being the exception.

By Steven Goff  |  09:14 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS, TV listings

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Poll: United States in CONCACAF Gold Cup

The U.S. national team begins play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday. How will the Americans fare against the region’s top teams?

By Steven Goff  |  06:12 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poll, U.S. national team, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 06/06/2011

D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic out 4-6 weeks

D.C. United starting defender Dejan Jakovic will be sidelined at least a month with a hamstring injury suffering while on Canadian national team duty.

By Steven Goff  |  05:46 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Monday kickaround: Hat trick for Chicharito, Jakovic returns to D.C. United, U.S. Gold Cup updates, Josh Gatt, USA women, Americans at Pachuca

Manchester United’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored three times for Mexico in the Gold Cup. Meantime, Canada has lost D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic to injury.

By Steven Goff  |  10:14 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicharito, Gold Cup, D.C. United, Women's World Cup

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 06/05/2011

Video: Lauren Cheney’s spectacular goal for the U.S. women’s national team

Lauren Cheney scored from long range in the waning moments as the U.S. women’s soccer team tuned up for the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Mexico.

By Steven Goff  |  10:41 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women's soccer

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 06/05/2011

After illness, Landon Donovan says he expects to play in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Canada

After missing the Spain friendly with an illness, U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan practiced Sunday and said he expects to play against Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup opener.

By Steven Goff  |  07:35 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Landon Donovan, CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Matchday: USA vs. Spain

The Americans face World Cup champion Spain in a friendly at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

By Steven Goff  |  04:32 PM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Five inducted into U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

Eddie Pope, Cobi Jones, Earnie Stewart, Bruce Murray and Bob Gansler were inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.

By Steven Goff  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, MLS, USSF

Posted at 01:35 AM ET, 06/04/2011

D.C. United extends unbeaten streak to five with 0-0 draw at Los Angeles Galaxy

D.C. United created the better scoring chances but settled for a scoreless draw against David Beckham and the league-leading Galaxy.

By Steven Goff  |  01:35 AM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Matchnight #12: D.C. United at Galaxy

D.C. United is in Southern California for an MLS match against the league’s top club, the Los Angeles Galaxy, which is without attacking star Landon Donovan.

By Steven Goff  |  10:03 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Poll: Who will win Saturday’s friendly between United States and World Cup champion Spain?

Cast your ballot in our poll about the outcome of Saturday’s friendly between the U.S. national soccer team and reigning world champion Spain in Foxborough, Mass.

By Steven Goff  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USA-Spain friendly, poll

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/03/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Stadium update, Blake Brettschneider, Galaxy match, third kit, David Stokes

The number of potential stadium sites has dropped after developers indicated other plans for Capital City Market. On the field, United is preparing for tonight’s match at Los Angeles.

By Steven Goff  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 06/02/2011

News & notes for U.S. friendly vs. Spain

News and notes from Foxborough, Mass., where World Cup champion Spain will play the United States in a friendly Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  10:55 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USA-Spain friendly

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: USA vs. Spain, Euro qualifiers, MLS, USA vs. Mexico women, WPS

By Steven Goff  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, USA vs. Spain, Euro qualifiers, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Washington is top U.S. market for UEFA Champions League TV ratings. Overall, 91 percent increase nationally for Barcelona victory over Manchester United

The final between Barcelona and Manchester United attracted 4.2 million viewers on Fox outlets, led by the Washington, D.C. area.

By Steven Goff  |  11:54 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV ratings, UEFA Champions League

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Thursday kickaround: Mexico victory in Denver, DaMarcus Beasley at Pachuca, Grenada without Shalrie Joseph, Whitecaps under Tom Soehn, Ben Olsen reflections, U.S. Women’s World Cup roster change

Mexico tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 3-0 victory over New Zealand, a DaMarcus Beasley update, Grenada moves on without Shalrie Joseph, Vancouver draws at Chivas USA, Ben Olsen reflects on D.C. United.

By Steven Goff  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, Women's World Cup, MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 06/01/2011

D.C. United defender Dejan Jakovic injured while playing for Canada in Gold Cup tuneup vs. Ecuador

Dejan Jakovic, a starting center back for D.C. United, injured a hamstring while playing for Canada’s national team and might miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  11:49 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Canada, Gold Cup

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Mexican club Pachuca interested in American midfielder DaMarcus Beasley

The veteran American midfielder might move from Hanover in the Bundesliga to Pachuca in the Mexican league.

By Steven Goff  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pachuca, DaMarcus Beasley

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Sepp Blatter, FIFA, Canada, Grenada, DaMarcus Beasley, Argentina, Copa America, Colombia, Women’s World Cup

Sepp Blatter, on brink of winning another term as FIFA president, proposes changes to World Cup selection process. DaMarcus Beasley is looking to sign in Mexico. It’s a busy night for Canadian soccer.

By Steven Goff  |  08:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FIFA, MLS, U.S. soccer

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 05/31/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Charlie Davies, Dax McCarty upgraded to probable for Galaxy match

Leading scorer Charlie Davies (hamstring) and captain Dax McCarty (groin) were upgraded to probable ahead of Friday’s MLS match in Los Angeles against the Galaxy.

By Steven Goff  |  04:24 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Tuesday kickaround: MLS coaching changes, TV ratings, U.S. camp, Freddy Adu, World Cup trophy, D.C. United diary

Two MLS clubs have fired their head coach. The U.S. national team continues preparations for the Spain friendly and Gold Cup. Freddy Adu seeks to make an impression.

By Steven Goff  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Freddy Adu, U.S. national team, MLS, D.C. United, Spain

 

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