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Soccer Insider: April, 2012

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/29/2012

American soccer players abroad

How Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Michael Bradley and dozens of other U.S. soccer players abroad fared this weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Americans abroad

Posted at 01:42 AM ET, 04/29/2012

D.C. United 3, Houston Dynamo 2

D.C. United stretched its unbeaten streak to seven with a 3-2 victory over the Houston Dynamo at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:42 AM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/28/2012

D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo

D.C. United seeks to extend its unbeaten streak to seven when it plays the Houston Dynamo at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Dwayne De Rosario welcomes RGIII to Washington; Jimmy Conrad talks soccer with top NFL draft pick Andrew Luck

Dwayne De Rosario welcomes Robert Griffin III to D.C. and Andrew Luck talks soccer with Jimmy Conrad.

By Steven Goff  |  08:43 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, MLS, RGIII, Dwayne De Rosario, Andrew Luck

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: Manchester City vs. Manchester United, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Scotland, MLS, NASL, USL, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil

Manchester City vs. Manchester United, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Scotland, MLS, NASL, USL, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil

By Steven Goff  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Champions League poll: Chelsea or Bayern Munich?

Now that the finalists have been determined, who will win the UEFA Champions League title? Vote!

By Steven Goff  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UEFA Champions League, Chelsea, Bayern Munich

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012

D.C. United news & notes

Midfielder Marcelo Saragosa rejoins D.C. United after the death of his father in Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Chelsea, Barcelona video from UEFA Champions League semifinals

Chelsea overcame an early red card to John Terry to draw at Barcelona, 2-2, and advance to Champions League final.

By Steven Goff  |  10:32 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barcelona, Chelsea, Champions League

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012

D.C. United news & notes: Andy Najar, Ben Olsen, Dejan Jakovic, Marcelo Saragosa, Chris Pontius, Nick DeLeon

Andy Najar, Ben Olsen, Dejan Jakovic, Marcelo Saragosa, Chris Pontius, Nick DeLeon

By Steven Goff  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics, Andy Najar

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Red Bulls diary, player ratings

Well what do you know: United may have something here.

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

London Olympics soccer draws: U.S. women will play France, Colombia, North Korea

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will play France, Colombia and North Korea in the Olympic group stage.

By Steven Goff  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Olympics

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Monday kickaround: Olympic draw, U.S. men’s team, D.C. United’s Chris Pontius, TV for Barcelona-Chelsea, soccer ball in Alaska

U.S. women’s national team Olympic draw, U.S. men’s team schedule, Chris Pontius, TV for Barcelona-Chelsea, soccer ball in Alaska

By Steven Goff  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Olympics, MLS, Champions League

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 04/22/2012

D.C. United 4, New York Red Bulls 1

Chris Pontius recorded his first career hat trick as D.C. United routed the New York Red Bulls, 4-1, at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  11:20 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Chris Pontius, MLS

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/22/2012

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls

D.C. United looks to extend its MLS unbeaten streak to six against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, New York Red Bulls, MLS

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/22/2012

American soccer players abroad: Goals by Jozy Altidore, DaMarcus Beasley, Andrew Wooten, Mike Grella, Tony Taylor, Preston Zimmerman

U.S. striker Jozy Altidore scored his fifth goal in five matches for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie.

By Steven Goff  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Americans abroad, Jozy Altidore

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/20/2012

ON SOCCER: For D.C. United’s Ben Olsen, lineup decisions are a balancing act

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen must maintain a delicate balance when making lineup decisions.

By Steven Goff  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national team, Olympics

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Impact match diary

In order for me to believe that we’ve taken a real step forward since last year, we need to win this game.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Scotland, MLS, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, NASL, USL

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Scotland, MLS, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, NASL, USL

By Steven Goff  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, MLS

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/19/2012

MLS suspends Rafael Marquez of New York Red Bulls for three matches

MLS suspended New York Red Bulls midfielder Rafael Marquez for three matches for an incident over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Rafael Marquez

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 04/19/2012

D.C. United 1, Montreal Impact 1

D.C. United settled for a 1-1 draw with the expansion Montreal Impact, failing again to win consecutive matches.

By Steven Goff  |  12:19 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/18/2012

D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact

D.C. United plays the Montreal Impact at RFK Stadium, seeking its first winning streak in MLS play since June 2009.

By Steven Goff  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/18/2012

UEFA Champions League video: Bayern Munich notches late goal to defeat Real Madrid in first leg of semifinal

Bayern Munich edged Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of a Champions League semifinal. Barcelona visits Chelsea today.

By Steven Goff  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UEFA Champions League, Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Q&A with D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen discusses injuries and lineup decisions ahead of Wednesday’s match vs. the Montreal Impact.

By Steven Goff  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Revs match diary, player ratings

Soccer Outsider Jeff Maurer goes back over United’s win over New England.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/16/2012

‘Mad Men’ works 1966 World Cup final between England and West Germany into storyline of latest episode

The 1966 World Cup was featured in the storyline of Sunday night’s episode of ‘Mad Men’

By Steven Goff  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mad Men, World Cup

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/16/2012

D.C. United news & notes: injuries, depth, goalkeeping decision

D.C. United is facing an injury crisis on the backline ahead of Wednesday’s MLS match against the Montreal Impact.

By Steven Goff  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Becky Sauerbrunn of the U.S. national soccer team signs with D.C. United Women

Becky Sauerbrunn, a U.S. women’s national team defender, will play for the D.C. United Women this season.

By Steven Goff  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, W-League, U.S. women's national team

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 04/15/2012

Americans soccer players abroad: Goals by Jozy Altidore, Conor O’Brien, Mike Grella

Conor O’Brien scored twice in Denmark, Jozy Altidore struck in the Netherlands and Mike Grella notched a goal in England.

By Steven Goff  |  07:13 PM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, Jozy Altidore, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 04/14/2012

D.C. United 2, New England Revolution 1

Video, match report and poll from D.C. United’s 2-1 victory at New England.

By Steven Goff  |  09:54 PM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/14/2012

D.C. United at New England Revolution

While the Capitals are up the road in downtown Boston, D.C. United is in Foxborough to play the Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Seattle is a great soccer market. So why won’t the U.S. national team play there? A search for answers

Seattle is MLS’s best market but hasn’t been able to land a U.S. national soccer team match. A search for an explanation.

By Steven Goff  |  09:22 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, MLS

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: FA Cup semifinals, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, MLS, NASL, USL, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil

FA Cup semifinals, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, MLS, NASL, USL, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil

By Steven Goff  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 04/12/2012

‘F&*%$ Hell, It’s Paul Cannell’: Former Washington Diplomats star recalls the wild days of the NASL

Former Washington Diplomats star Paul Cannell recalls the wild days of the NASL.

By Steven Goff  |  01:37 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASL, Paul Cannell, Washington Diplomats

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/11/2012

American Jozy Altidore scores two goals for AZ Alkmaar in Dutch soccer league match

American striker Jozy Altidore scored twice in Dutch league play, increasing his impressive scoring rate this season.

By Steven Goff  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Herculez Gomez, U.S. national team, Americans abroad

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/11/2012

FIFA rankings: Spain is No. 1, USA at 29

Spain remains atop the FIFA rankings, with Germany second and Uruguay third. The U.S. national team is 29th.

By Steven Goff  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FIFA rankings, U.S. national team, Lionel Messi, Spain, Diego Maradona, FIFA

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/10/2012

A few minutes with New England Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms

Longtime D.C. United midfielder Clyde Simms, now with the New England Revolution, will face his former MLS club Saturday.

By Steven Goff  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/10/2012

D.C. United news & notes: Ben Olsen, Marcelo Saragosa, Joe Willis, Bill Hamid, Branko Boskovic, Clyde Simms, Nick DeLeon’s hair

Ben Olsen, Marcelo Saragosa, Joe Willis, Bill Hamid, Branko Boskovic, Clyde Simms, Nick DeLeon’s hair

By Steven Goff  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Juventus

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Tuesday kickaround: Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, MLS, D.C. United, Dallas Cup, Marta video

Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, MLS, New England Revolution, D.C. United, Dallas Cup, Marta video

By Steven Goff  |  09:37 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clint Dempsey, Americans abroad, MLS, U.S. national team, Marta

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Clint Dempsey scores again for Fulham in 1-1 draw with Chelsea

American Clint Dempsey scored again, lifting Fulham into a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the English Premier League.

By Steven Goff  |  05:55 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clint Dempsey, U.S. national team, Fulham, Americans abroad

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/09/2012

PHOTOS: RFK Stadium finds new life on D.C. United game days

A look behind the scenes and from different vantage points during a D.C. United match at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, RFK Stadium

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United-Seattle match diary & player ratings

Jeff Maurer, the Soccer Outsider, has the blow-by-blow from United’s 0-0 draw with Seattle on Saturday.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/08/2012

American soccer players abroad: Goals by Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, DaMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona, Tony Taylor

Fulham’s Clint Dempsey scored twice, raising his 2011-12 total to 21. Michael Bradley notched his first goal in Serie A.

By Steven Goff  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Joe Corona, U.S. national team

Posted at 11:07 PM ET, 04/07/2012

D.C. United 0, Seattle Sounders 0

Full match highlights from D.C. United’s 0-0 tie with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.

By Paul Tenorio  |  11:07 PM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/07/2012

D.C. United vs. Seattle Sounders

D.C. United will look to carry over some momentum from last Friday’s 4-1 win over Dallas. If they win tonight, it will be the first time they’ve won back-to-back games since since June 4 and 13, 2009, a stretch of 84 games.

By Paul Tenorio  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 04/06/2012

D.C. United notes: Marc Burch has words for his former club and left back Daniel Woolard

Former United left back Marc Burch, who is now with the Seattle Sounders after D.C. declined to pick up an option on the 27-year-old, had some words regarding his old club and his replacement, Daniel Woolard.

By Paul Tenorio  |  01:44 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Weekend TV & online soccer listings: Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Scotland, MLS, NASL, USL, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Chinaglia radio tribute

Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Scotland, MLS, NASL, USL, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil

By Steven Goff  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Thursday kickaround: Andy Najar, Bill Hamid, Juergen Klinsmann, Herculez Gomez, Stuart Holden and Academy soccer

Updates on D.C. United midfielder Andy Najar and goalkeeper Bill Hamid, Juergen Klinsmann’s conference call, Herculez Gomez remains red hot, Stuart Holden is ruled out for the season.

By Paul Tenorio  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/04/2012

D.C. United’s Brandon McDonald talks about his suspension

Brandon McDonald and Ben Olsen react to the United defender’s one-game suspension levied by MLS.

By Paul Tenorio  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012

D.C. United D Brandon McDonald suspended one game; MF Danny Cruz fined

MLS suspends defender Brandon McDonald for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for a “reckless challenge.” D.C. midfielder Danny Cruz is also fined.

By Paul Tenorio  |  06:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Soccer Insider

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Notes from D.C. United’s training session on Tuesday

The majority of Tuesday’s training session constituted of a full-field, 11-vs.-11 scrimmage.

By Paul Tenorio  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/02/2012

D.C. United to play at FedEx Field as part of doubleheader with Chelsea vs. AC Milan

D.C. United will play an Italian club as part of a July 28 doubleheader at FedEx Field.

By Steven Goff  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Soccer Outsider: United vs. FC Dallas match diary, player ratings

Ben Olsen preached patience through the first few weeks of this season, and on Friday, that patience paid off in a big way.

By Jeff Maurer  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 04/01/2012

American soccer players abroad: Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Eric Lichaj score

Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar) and Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa) scored in their respective European soccer leagues.

By Steven Goff  |  04:14 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Alex Morgan scores in U.S. women’s national soccer team’s 1-1 draw at Japan

Her equalizer in the 72nd minute earned the United States a 1-1 draw with Japan.

By Steven Goff  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. women's national team, women's soccer, Alex Morgan

 

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