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Soccer Insider: December, 2011

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Update on Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem

Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem, a German citizen living in the D.C. area, recently attended Germany and U.S. under-15 camps.

By Steven Goff  |  04:49 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, Gedion Zelalem, Arsenal

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Diego Restrepo to Venezuela, Charlie Davies to France, Brian Span to Sweden, Casey Townsend to MLS

Diego Restrepo to Venezuela, Charlie Davies to France, Brian Span to Sweden, Casey Townsend to MLS

By Steven Goff  |  09:23 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, MLS, Charlie Davies, NCAA soccer

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Holiday updates: Clint Dempsey, Juergen Klinsmann, U.S. national team, D.C. United, MLS, women’s soccer

Clint Dempsey, Juergen Klinsmann, U.S. national team, D.C. United, MLS, women’s soccer

By Steven Goff  |  11:37 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Americans abroad, MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011

2012 soccer calendar: European Championship, Olympics, World Cup qualifying, African Cup of Nations

With 2011 winding down, we look ahead to a busy 2012 calendar for soccer/football/futbol/fussball/calcio.

By Steven Goff  |  02:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  European Championship, FIFA, Olympics, World Cup, MLS, NCAA soccer

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/18/2011

A Tribute to George Vecsey

After 8 World Cups and thousands of other assignments, New York Times columnist George Vecsey is stepping away from the daily newpaper grind.

By Steven Goff  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Vecsey, World Cup

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Note to Soccer Insider readers

Soccer never stops, but I do. The blog will slow down for the next few weeks. Happy holidays!

By Steven Goff  |  02:23 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/12/2011

U.S. Soccer Federation budget revealed

The USSF is anticipating budget deficits the next two years as it invests in coaching, youth programs and officiating.

By Steven Goff  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, U.S. national team, MLS

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/12/2011

In MLS re-entry draft, Revolution selects Clyde Simms, Sounders claim Marc Burch

D.C. United veterans Clyde Simms and Marc Burch were selected in the MLS re-entry draft.

By Steven Goff  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 12/11/2011

North Carolina Tar Heels win NCAA championship with 1-0 win over Charlotte

Ben Speas scored midway through the second half as the North Carolina Tar Heels won the NCAA men’s soccer title over Charlotte, 1-0.

By Steven Goff  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 12/11/2011

American soccer players abroad: Oguchi Onyewu goal for Sporting Lisbon, Fabian Johnson 2 assists for Hoffenheim

Oguchi Onyewu scores for Sporting Lisbon and Fabian Johnson contributes two assists for Hoffenheim.

By Steven Goff  |  01:26 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 12/10/2011

NCAA soccer: UNC Tar Heels to face Charlotte in final, all-American lists, Hermann Trophy finalists, Bob Bradley’s tribute to Manfred Schellscheidt

North Carolina to face Charlotte in NCAA title match, plus all-American lists, Hermann Trophy finalists and Bob Bradley’s tribute to Manfred Schellscheidt

By Steven Goff  |  01:24 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Spurs keeper Brad Friedel apologizes, clarifies statement made about Landon Donovan

American goalkeeper Brad Friedel says he is sorry for the comment he made about former U.S. teammate Landon Donovan.

By Steven Goff  |  02:42 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Juergen Klinsmann’s contract with USSF pays him $2.5 million in base salary

The U.S. Soccer Federation is paying national team coach Juergen Klinsmann a base salary of $2.5 million.

By Steven Goff  |  12:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, USSF, Juergen Klinsmann

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: Premier League, La Liga, Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Mexico final, Club World Cup, NCAA College Cup

Premier League, La Liga, Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Mexico final, Club World Cup, NCAA College Cup

By Steven Goff  |  03:16 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011

D.C. United news & notes

Speculating on the opening-game opponent, Kurt Morsink seems likely to return, Lee Nguyen available, Olympic qualifying set

By Steven Goff  |  11:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, CONCACAF

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011

D.C. United gains support from city councilman in finding solutions to stadium issues

D.C. council member Tommy Wells introduced a resolution for the city to help D.C. United find answers to its stadium issues.

By Steven Goff  |  01:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

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

D.C. United’s biggest 2011 moments

Vote for D.C. United’s biggest moment of 2011 and add your own ideas to our poll.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Clint Dempsey lifts Fulham past Liverpool, sets U.S. scoring record in Premier League

Clint Dempsey set an American record with his 37th goal in Premier League play, leading Fulham over Liverpool, 1-0.

By Steven Goff  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, Clint Dempsey

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/05/2011

NCAA soccer: Stanford wins women’s championship, College Cup set for men’s tournament

Stanford wins the NCAA women’s title, while North Carolina, UCLA, Charlotte and Creighton advance to the men’s College Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 12/04/2011

American soccer players abroad: Jozy Altidore scores for AZ Alkmaar, Brad Guzan plays against Manchester United

Jozy Altidore scored for AZ Alkmaar in a Dutch league match, while Brad Guzan was called upon to play against Manchester United

By Steven Goff  |  03:50 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Santino Quaranta retires after 11 MLS seasons

Longtime D.C. United midfielder says he’s retiring from MLS to devote his time to a youth soccer program and help those battling substance abuse.

By Steven Goff  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Euro 2012 draw and groups

The four groups are set for the 2012 European Championship next summer in Poland and Ukraine.

By Steven Goff  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012, UEFA

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Euro 2012 draw, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, NCAA

Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Euro 2012 draw, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, NCAA

By Steven Goff  |  08:52 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Agent: Charlie Davies probably won’t return to MLS, might move to new club by next week

Charlie Davies’ agent is in “advanced discussions” with a non-MLS club about a deal for the D.C. United forward.

By Steven Goff  |  08:20 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Charlie Davies, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 12/01/2011

D.C. United won’t purchase Charlie Davies’ contract; future remains unsettled

D.C. United won’t purchase Charlie Davies’ contract from French club Sochaux, but the forward might return to MLS.

By Steven Goff  |  05:50 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011

U.S. soccer friendlies set against Venezuela in Phoenix and at Panama next month

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will begin the 2012 schedule with friendlies against Venezuela in suburban Phoenix and away to Panama.

By Steven Goff  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Thursday kickaround: D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national team, Americans abroad

D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national team, Americans abroad, Europa League

By Steven Goff  |  12:47 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United, U.S. national team, Americans abroad

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 11/30/2011

D.C. United roster status

D.C. United created salary cap space by deciding to not exercise contract options on several players.

By Steven Goff  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Devon McTavish: ‘It’s been a great ride’ with D.C. United

Devon McTavish looks to resume his MLS career elsewhere after being let go by D.C. United.

By Steven Goff  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011

MLS releases re-entry draft list

Bobby Boswell and Bobby Convey are among the dozens of players available in the MLS re-entry draft.

By Steven Goff  |  10:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

 

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