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Soccer Insider: November, 2011

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Santino Quaranta reflects on D.C. United career

Santino Quaranta says D.C. United’s decision to not re-sign him is “disappointing.”

By Steven Goff  |  06:55 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 11/29/2011

D.C. United makes Clyde Simms, Santino Quaranta, Marc Burch available in MLS re-entry drafts

D.C. United declined to exercise the option on contracts for Clyde Simms and Santino Quaranta

By Steven Goff  |  05:34 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011

D.C. United finalizes trade for Real Salt Lake’s Robbie Russell

D.C. United traded a 2013 MLS draft pick to Real Salt Lake for veteran right back Robbie Russell.

By Steven Goff  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/29/2011

D.C. United will open MLS season March 10

D.C. United will open the 2012 MLS regular season at home on March 10.

By Steven Goff  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Iñigo Martinez scores from midfield in added time for Real Sociedad in La Liga

Video of Iñigo Martinez scoring from midfield in added time for Real Sociedad at Real Betis in La Liga

By Steven Goff  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spain, La Liga

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 11/28/2011

MLS squad taking shape for Dutch tour

MLS is close to finalizing an 18-man roster for an offseason trip to the Netherlands

By Steven Goff  |  06:53 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/28/2011

D.C. United showing interest in Real Salt Lake right back Robbie Russell

Real Salt Lake veteran defender Robbie Russell might end up with D.C. United this MLS offseason.

By Steven Goff  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Monday kickaround: American Samoa, FIFA rankings, Washington coaches, D.C. United, Montreal Impact, MLS, Maryland Terrapins, NCAA tournaments

American Samoa, FIFA rankings, Washington coaches, D.C. United, Montreal Impact, MLS, Maryland Terrapins, NCAA tournaments

By Steven Goff  |  09:42 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, FIFA, D.C. United, World Cup, NCAA soccer

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 11/27/2011

American soccer players abroad: Timothy Chandler goal for Nuremberg

Timothy Chandler scored for Nuremberg, highlighting U.S. soccer performances with foreign clubs over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  04:41 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Weekend TV & online listings: Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Argentina, Mexico

Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Argentina, Mexico

By Steven Goff  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/24/2011

American Somoa wins for the first time in history, defeating Tonga in a 2014 World Cup qualifier

American Samoa, guided by ex-MLS coach Thomas Rongen, won an official match for the first time, beating Tonga in a World Cup qualifier

By Steven Goff  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Samoa, MLS, World Cup

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Montreal Impact selects 10 players in MLS expansion draft

The Montreal Impact, which will join MLS in 2012, selected 10 players in the expansion draft.

By Steven Goff  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Charlie Davies’ future with D.C. United, MLS remains unclear as French club Sochaux considers options

D.C. United doesn’t seem likely to retain Charlie Davies, who could end up elsewhere in MLS or back in Europe.

By Steven Goff  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 11/21/2011

D.C. United’s protected, unprotected list ahead of MLS expansion draft

D.C. United’s list of protected players ahead of Wednesday’s expansion draft for the Montreal Impact

By Steven Goff  |  07:04 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:44 AM ET, 11/21/2011

MLS Cup: Galaxy 1, Dynamo 0

The Galaxy superstars — David Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan — combined for the MLS Cup winning goal.

By Steven Goff  |  01:44 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 11/20/2011

MLS Cup: Galaxy vs. Dynamo

David Beckham, in his fifth season with the Galaxy, seeks his first MLS title.

By Steven Goff  |  07:46 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 11/20/2011

American soccer players abroad

How more than 50 American soccer players in foreign leagues fared this weekend

By Steven Goff  |  03:16 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/20/2011

MLS unveils format changes for 2012 season

MLS Cup will be staged at a home site. Five teams from each conference are guaranteed a playoff berth. Two-leg conference finals.

By Steven Goff  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/20/2011

MLS Cup: Galaxy’s Terrapins, 2012 format, weather outlook, poll, TV info

MLS celebrates its 16th championship game tonight at Home Depot Center as the Los Angeles Galaxy faces the Houston Dynamo.

By Steven Goff  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 11/19/2011

MLS Cup starting time on ESPN isn’t doing soccer any favors

Other sports leagues draw scrutiny for scheduling games late at night. MLS deserves the same criticism.

By Steven Goff  |  08:23 PM ET, 11/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 11/18/2011

MLS MVP: D.C. United’s Dwayne De Rosario

Midfielder-forward Dwayne De Rosario, the MLS’s scoring leader, was voted most valuable player.

By Steven Goff  |  04:55 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Local college soccer roundup: Delaware upsets Virginia in NCAA first round

Delaware, making its first NCAA soccer tournament appearance in 41 years, upset Virginia, 1-0.

By Steven Goff  |  12:26 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 11/17/2011

David Beckham says Sepp Blatter’s comments about racism in soccer were ‘appalling’

David Beckham says FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s comments about racism in soccer were ‘appalling’

By Steven Goff  |  09:59 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FIFA, David Beckham, MLS Cup

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: MLS Cup, USA women, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Mexico, Brazil

More than 50 matches available on TV and online, including David Beckham and the Galaxy in MLS Cup

By Steven Goff  |  06:41 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/17/2011

MLS Cup news & notes: David Beckham’s cold, Occupy Wall Street, Chad Barrett’s foot, venue format, TV details

Three days before MLS Cup, David Beckham missed Galaxy practice with what Coach Bruce Arena described as a “cold.”

By Steven Goff  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Video: Terrence Boyd’s goal for U.S. under-23 team in Germany

Terrence Boyd, a German-American who has committed to the U.S. soccer program, scored a fine goal in a scrimmage vs. Bayer Leverkusen.

By Steven Goff  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. under-23s

Posted at 01:38 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Whom will D.C. United protect in the MLS expansion draft?

Whom will D.C. United expose in the MLS expansion draft next week? Some of my choices might surprise you.

By Steven Goff  |  01:38 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/15/2011

USA 3, Slovenia 2: match video

Video of U.S. national soccer team’s 3-2 victory over Slovenia

By Steven Goff  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/15/2011

U.S. national team friendly at Slovenia

The U.S. men’s national soccer team plays Slovenia in a friendly.

By Steven Goff  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Soccer on TV & online, Tuesday edition: Euro 2012 playoffs, World Cup qualifying, friendlies

The U.S. national team visits Slovenia for a friendly, Euro 2012 playoffs conclude and World Cup qualifying continues

By Steven Goff  |  08:52 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Brazil defeats Egypt, 2-0, in Bob Bradley’s coaching debut for Pharoahs

American Bob Bradley’s coaching debut with Egypt began with a 2-0 loss to Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Bradley, Brazil, Egypt

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 11/14/2011

David Beckham beats out Charlie Davies for MLS comeback player of the year

In a surprising vote, David Beckham beat out Charlie Davies for MLS comeback player of the year.

By Steven Goff  |  01:12 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United, Charlie Davies, David Beckham

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Poll: Who will win MLS Cup?

Who will win MLS Cup on Sunday: Los Angeles Galaxy or Houston Dynamo? Vote!

By Steven Goff  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Monday kickaround: Charlie Davies, David Beckham, MLS, Bob Bradley, NCAA tournament

Charlie Davies, David Beckham, MLS, Bob Bradley, NCAA tournament

By Steven Goff  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United, Bob Bradley, NCAA soccer

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/13/2011

U.S. soccer video from friendly vs. France

Video package from U.S. national soccer team's 1-0 loss to France in an international friendly.

By Steven Goff  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, France

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Soccer friendly: France 1, United States 0

The U.S. national soccer team is playing France in an international friendly at Stade de France outside of Paris.

By Steven Goff  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, France

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Local college soccer update: GW Colonials and AU Eagles advance to conference finals

The George Washington Colonials and American University Eagles advance to conference finals

By Steven Goff  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 11/11/2011

U.S. national soccer team prepares to face France in friendly

Juergen Klinsmann leads the U.S. national soccer team to Stade de France to face Les Bleus in a friendly.

By Steven Goff  |  09:38 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 11/10/2011

David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Dwayne De Rosario included on MLS Best XI

David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry and Dwayne De Rosario were among the players selected to the MLS Best XI

By Steven Goff  |  02:56 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 11/10/2011

MLS commissioner expresses concern about D.C. United’s stadium situation, open to club relocating in area or elsewhere

MLS Commissioner Don Garber said he is concerned about D.C. United’s stadium situation and is open to the club relocating in the region or elsewhere.

By Steven Goff  |  02:43 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/10/2011

CONCACAF’s Olympic soccer qualifying in Carson, Nashville, Kansas City

CONCACAF will stage the 2012 Olympic men's soccer qualifying tournament in Southern California, Nashville and Kansas City, Kan.

By Steven Goff  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, CONCACAF

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Weekend soccer TV and online listings: Euro ‘12 playoffs, World Cup qualifiers, international friendlies, FA Cup, ACC, Big East

World Cup qualifiers, European Championship playoffs, international friendlies, FA Cup, ACC, Big East

By Steven Goff  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  European Championship, 2014 World Cup, NCAA soccer, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

In search of D.C. United trivia questions and answers

The Post is looking for your best D.C. United trivia questions to use in the final challenge of the D.C. sports fan contest.

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 11/08/2011

American soccer player Mike Grella scores four goals in England

Former Duke star Mike Grella scored four goals for Brentford in an English cup competition

By Steven Goff  |  06:33 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/08/2011

C.J. Sapong of Sporting Kansas City named MLS rookie of the year

Sporting Kansas City’s C.J. Sapong of Manassas was named MLS rookie of the year

By Steven Goff  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Landon Donovan withdraws from U.S. soccer roster ahead of France friendly in order to prepare for MLS Cup

With MLS Cup approaching, Landon Donovan has withdrawn from the U.S. national soccer team roster ahead of the France friendly

By Steven Goff  |  08:08 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/07/2011

MLS finalists for 2011 season awards

MLS named the finalists for season awards, including most valuable player: De Rosario, Davis and Shea

By Steven Goff  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Los Angeles Galaxy, Houston Dynamo to meet in 2011 MLS Cup

With David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane leading the way, the Los Angeles Galaxy advanced to MLS Cup vs. Houston Dynamo

By Steven Goff  |  11:56 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Local college soccer roundup: GW Colonials, AU Eagles, ACC tournament, Montgomery-Rockville national title, William & Mary

George Washington Colonials continue surge, ACC tournament starts Monday, Montgomery-Rockville wins JuCo title, William & Mary triumphs in CAA

By Steven Goff  |  08:45 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 11/06/2011

American soccer players abroad: Jozy Altidore and Sonny Guadarrama score goals

How more than 50 American soccer players based in foreign leagues fared over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  02:56 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Americans abroad

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Weekend soccer TV and online listings: Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, MLS playoffs, Mexico, Brazil, NCAA

Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, MLS playoffs, Mexico, Brazil, NCAA

By Steven Goff  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 01:09 AM ET, 11/04/2011

MLS conference finals: matchups, TV info, poll

David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy advanced to the MLS Western Conference final.

By Steven Goff  |  01:09 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 11/03/2011

American soccer players in Europa League

Several Americans were in action in the UEFA Europa League, including Fulham’s Clint Dempsey

By Steven Goff  |  05:57 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, UEFA Europa League

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/03/2011

U.S. men’s soccer team roster for friendlies at France and Slovenia

Juergen Klinsmann’s selections for U.S. soccer friendlies at France and Slovenia

By Steven Goff  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 11/03/2011

George Lidster nears end of long tenure as George Washington University soccer coach

George Lidster’s 24 years as George Washington soccer coach have included NCAA tournament berths ... and a pick-up game with Rod Stewart.

By Steven Goff  |  11:06 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City advance in MLS playoffs

Video from Real Salt Lake’s MLS playoff match vs. Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City’s win over Colorado Rapids

By Steven Goff  |  12:59 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/02/2011

D.C. United: Will MLS club end up in Baltimore, Washington or elsewhere? Vote in Insider poll

With stadium situation growing dire and Baltimore in the mix, what will happen to D.C. United?

By Steven Goff  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Americans abroad, Joe Corona, Diego Restrepo, MLS playoffs, UEFA Champions League

Americans abroad, MLS playoffs, UEFA Champions League schedule

By Steven Goff  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, UEFA Champions League, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/02/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Branko Boskovic to rejoin Monte­negro for European Championship playoffs but won’t play

Midfielder Branko Boskovic, who missed most of D.C. United’s season with a knee injury, will join Monte­negro for Euro qualifying but won’t play.

By Steven Goff  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, European Championship

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 11/01/2011

MLS gauging interest in club playing in Baltimore

MLS has begun sampling soccer fans in the Baltimore area to gauge their interest in a team, such as D.C. United, moving there.

By Steven Goff  |  05:26 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/01/2011

James Madison Dukes surge in men’s soccer poll, RPI list; New Mexico Lobos and Stanford Cardinal are No. 1

The James Madison Dukes are ranked 12th in the men’s soccer poll and third on the RPI list.

By Steven Goff  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  JMU, Maryland Terrapins, NCAA soccer

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Tuesday kickaround: D.C. United, MLS playoffs, African Cup of Nations, UEFA Champions League

D.C. United, MLS playoffs, African Cup of Nations, UEFA Champions League

By Steven Goff  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, UEFA Champions League

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/31/2011

With ACC tournament approaching, Maryland Terrapins enjoying soccer season, on and off the field

The Maryland Terrapins lead the ACC in attendance for men’s soccer with a 44 percent increase over last season.

By Steven Goff  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Terrapins, NCAA soccer

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/31/2011

MLS playoffs: Galaxy and Red Bulls brawl, Rapids and RSL absences, attendance watch

Galaxy and Red Bulls brawl, Rapids and RSL absences, attendance watch

By Steven Goff  |  10:15 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

 

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