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Soccer Insider: June, 2012

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Branko Boskovic signs new contract with D.C. United

D.C. United finalized a new contract with midfielder Branko Boskovic.

By Steven Goff  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Branko Boskovic

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online video listings: European Championship, USA women’s friendly, MLS, NASL, USL, Brazil

Viewing options for the European Championship final between Spain and Italy, a U.S. women’s friendly and MLS.

By Steven Goff  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, European Championship, MLS, U.S. women's national team

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 06/28/2012

D.C. United acquires Long Tan from Whitecaps, nears new contract with Branko Boskovic

D.C. United bolstered its front line by acquiring Chinese striker Long Tan from the Vancouver Whitecaps.

By Steven Goff  |  07:11 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Branko Boskovic

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Euro 2012: Mario Balotelli sends Italy to 2-1 win over Germany in semifinals

Italy advances to the final after getting two goals from Mario Balotelli in a 2-1 win over Germany.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  05:17 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/28/2012

By the numbers: D.C. United at midway point of MLS season

Most of the numbers add up for D.C. United at the midway point of its MLS schedule.

By Steven Goff  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Euro 2012: Germany, Italy battle for date with Spain in the final

Spain awaits the winner of Thursday’s Germany-Italy Euro 2012 semifinal.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Euro 2012: Spain tops Portugal on penalty kicks, advances to final

After battling to a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes, Spain defeats Portugal on penalty kicks for a berth in Sunday’s title game.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  05:37 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012

D.C. United will play Paris Saint-Germain July 28 at RFK Stadium; Olsen-Payne-Kasper huddle after practice

Paris Saint-Germain will replace Juventus as D.C. United’s opponent July 28 at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Paris Saint-Germain, MLS

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Euro 2012 semifinals: Spain, Portugal meet in battle of Iberian Peninsula

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will test Iker Casillas and Spain in the Euro 2012 semifinals.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 06/26/2012

With Hamdi Salihi, D.C. United is Albania’s team

About 200 Albanian Americans turned out at Red Bull Arena Sunday to cheer for D.C. United’s Hamdi Salihi.

By Steven Goff  |  04:39 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Hamdi Salihi, Albania

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Red Bulls match diary, player ratings

Soccer Outsider Jeff Maurer gives his blow-by-blow of United’s loss to the Red Bulls.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 06/26/2012

D.C. United news & notes: Branko Boskovic, trialists, Ethan White, reserve match, podcast

Branko Boskovic, trialists, Ethan White, reserve match, podcast

By Steven Goff  |  01:53 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Branko Boskovic

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 06/25/2012

D.C. United news & notes

Has Branko Boskovic earned his way back into D.C. United’s starting lineup? Plus other items following Sunday loss

By Steven Goff  |  01:53 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Andriy Shevchenko, MLS, Juventus, RFK Stadium

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Red Bulls 3, D.C. United 2

Brandon Barklage scored twice against his former club as the Red Bulls defeated D.C. United, 3-2.

By Steven Goff  |  12:11 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, New York Red Bulls, MLS

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/24/2012

D.C. United at New York Red Bulls

D.C. United is at Red Bull Arena tonight with an opportunity to extend its lead atop MLS’s Eastern Conference.

By Steven Goff  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, New York Red Bulls, MLS

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/24/2012

Euro 2012: England, Italy meet in last quarterfinal

Steven Gerrard hopes to lead England to its first European Championship semifinal since 1996.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/24/2012

Sunday kickaround: D.C. United vs. Red Bulls, MLS early goals, Robbie Keane tribute to Irish fan, Lionel Messi in Miami, Euro 2012 TV

D.C. United vs. Red Bulls, MLS early goals, Robbie Keane tribute to Irish fan, Lionel Messi in Miami, Euro 2012 TV

By Steven Goff  |  09:37 AM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Robbie Keane, Lionel Messi

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2012

Euro 2012: Spain, France meet in quarterfinals

Defending European Championship winner Spain will attempt to advance to the semifinals with a win over France.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Euro 2012: Germany through to semifinals with 4-2 win over Greece

Despite a scare from Greece, a goal from Sami Khedira’s volley sparks a flood of goals to lead Germany to a dominant 4-2 victory over Greece in a Euro 2012 quarterfinal.

By Paul Tenorio  |  05:04 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Euro 2012: Germany-Greece has implications on and off the field

Greece has taken bailout money — and a number of lectures — from Germany. It hopes to return the favor on the pitch Friday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: European Championship quarterfinals, MLS, NASL, USL

European Championship quarterfinals, MLS, NASL, USL

By Steven Goff  |  07:50 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, Euro 2012, MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Euro 2012: Cristiano Ronaldo sends Portugal to the semifinals with 1-0 win over Czech Republic

Cristiano Ronald’s late goal sends Portugal to the Euro 2012 final four.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  05:52 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 06/21/2012

D.C. United’s Ben Olsen will coach MLS all-stars against Chelsea

MLS named D.C. United’s Ben Olsen as head coach of an all-star squad that will face Chelsea FC next month.

By Steven Goff  |  02:29 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Ben Olsen, MLS, Chelsea

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/21/2012

U.S. national team set to play Aug. 15 friendly against Mexico at Azteca Stadium

The U.S. and Mexico national soccer teams will collide in a Aug. 15 friendly at Azteca Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Mexico

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Juventus cancels North American tour, including D.C. United friendly at RFK Stadium

Italian champion Juventus has cancelled a North American tour that included a visit to RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Juventus

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Euro 2012: Czech Republic vs. Portugal in quarterfinals

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal look to advance to the semifinals with a win over the Czech Republic

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Thursday kickaround: Juventus U.S. tour, D.C. United, MLS late goals and video

The Juventus North American tour, which includes a stop at RFK Stadium to play D.C. United, is in jeopardy.

By Steven Goff  |  08:27 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Juventus

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Four thoughts on D.C. United’s attendance

Four opinions from readers about D.C. United’s attendance figures this season at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, RFK Stadium

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Euro 2012: Sepp Blatter says goal-line technology is a ‘necessity’

The latest missed goal call cost Ukraine a chance to advance to the quarterfinals, and now, finally, FIFA’s president is ready to make a change.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FIFA, Euro 2012

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Wednesday kickaround: European Championship, MLS, D.C. United, Thierry Henry, Robbie Keane, soccer books

European Championship, MLS, D.C. United, Red Bulls, Robbie Keane, soccer books

By Steven Goff  |  10:14 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, soccer books, Juergen Klinsmann, Thierry Henry, D.C. United, Spain

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 06/19/2012

D.C. United seeking new deal with Monte­negro midfielder Branko Boskovic

D.C. United is in contract talks with midfielder Branko Boskovic, whose deal expires next month.

By Steven Goff  |  05:46 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Branko Boskovic

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Euro 2012: England, France advance from Group D despite different results

Wayne Rooney’s header helped England win Group D despite a disputed non-goal from the Ukraine.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:11 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Alkis Panagoulias, former Greece and U.S. soccer coach, dies at age 78

Former Greek and U.S. coach Alkis Panagoulias, who called Northern Virginia home for 29 years, died Monday.

By Steven Goff  |  03:11 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greece, U.S. national team, Olympics, European Championship, World Cup

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Despite upbeat season, D.C. United attendance is down

D.C. United is winning games but not drawing big crowds to RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:31 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, RFK Stadium

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Euro 2012: England-Ukraine, France-Sweden complete group play

England will be bolstered by the return of striker Wayne Rooney from a two-game suspension.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Tuesday kickaround: European Championship, summer friendlies, Toronto FC arrests, D.C. United at Red Bulls, MLS reserve league

European Championship, summer friendlies, Toronto FC arrests, D.C. United at Red Bulls, MLS reserve league

By Steven Goff  |  08:03 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United, Euro 2012, AC Milan

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Euro 2012: Spain, Italy advance with wins in Group C

A rare offensive outburst helped the Italians clinch a spot in the quarterfinals while Jesus Navas scored late to help Spain win the group.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:34 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Euro 2012 tiebreaker rules could affect Group C outcome

Group C could be decided by the most arcane of tiebreakers on Monday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:59 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Euro 2012: Croatia-Spain, Italy-Ireland meet in final Group C games

Croatia, Spain and Italy all have a chance to advance to the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:11 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan score 2 goals each in U.S. national team’s 4-1 win over Japan

Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan scored twice apiece as the U.S. women’s national team routed Japan, 4-1.

By Steven Goff  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. women's national team, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Olympics

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/17/2012

Euro 2012: Portugal-Netherlands, Denmark-Germany battle on Sunday

Euro 2012 Group B play concludes with two matches on Sunday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 06/16/2012

D.C. United 1, Philadelphia Union 0

Chris Pontius scores off a Branko Boskovic free kick in the 78th minute to lift D.C. United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union. United has now equaled its win total (nine) from last season.

By Paul Tenorio  |  10:51 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 06/16/2012

Euro 2012: Czech Republic, Greece advance to quarterfinals from Group A

The final games in the Euro 2012 Group A provided few goals but plenty of drama as the Czech Republic and Greece advanced with a pair of 1-0 victories.

By Christian Swezey  |  06:33 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/16/2012

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

D.C. United travels to Chester, Pa., for a league match against the rival Philadelphia Union — its first league game in three weeks.

By Paul Tenorio  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/16/2012

Euro 2012: Greece-Russia, Poland-Czech Republic meet on Saturday

The final round of Euro 2012 group play begins with two Group A matches.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Euro 2012: England edges Sweden, 3-2, on Danny Welbeck’s brilliant back heel

A bit of brilliance from Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck turned another disappointing draw into a much-needed win for England.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:28 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Euro 2012: France beats Ukraine, 2-0, with second-half flurry

After a lengthy weather delay, Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye strike twice in quick succession to send Les Blues to the top of Group D.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Euro 2012: Ukraine-France, Sweden-England square off on Friday

Group D teams play their second game in Euro 2012, with Ukraine again looking to Andriy Shevchenko for big things.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Euro 2012: Spain eliminates Ireland with 4-0 victory, moves into tie atop Group C

Ireland is the first team eliminated from Euro 2012 as Fernando Torres scores twice to lead Spain to a 4-0 victory.

By Paul Tenorio  |  05:23 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/14/2012

D.C. United notes: Ethan White loaned to Richmond; De Rosario, Jakovic available

D.C. United loans defender Ethan White to the Richmond Strikers for the weekend; Dwayne De Rosario and Dejan Jakovic are available after returning from international duty.

By Paul Tenorio  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Euro 2012: Croatia ties Italy, 1-1, remains atop Group C

A 72nd minute goal from Mario Mandzukic, his third of the tournament, pulls Croatia even with Italy and keeps Croatia on top of Group C with four points.

By Paul Tenorio  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: Euro 2012, USA women’s friendlies, MLS, Argentina, Brazil, NASL, USL

Euro 2012, USA women’s friendlies, MLS, Argentina, Brazil, NASL, USL

By Steven Goff  |  09:11 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012, TV listings, MLS

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Euro 2012: Portugal defeats Denmark, 3-2, remains alive in the Group of Death

By Paul Tenorio  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Euro 2012: Denmark-Portugal, Netherlands-Germany meet on Wednesday

Euro 2012 rolls along with two Group B matches on Wednesday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 AM ET, 06/13/2012

World Cup qualifying: USA 1, Guatemala 1

Clint Dempsey scored in 40th minute but Marco Pappa answered as the USA drew at Guatemala, 1-1, in World Cup qualifying.

By Steven Goff  |  12:46 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Guatemala, World Cup, Clint Dempsey

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Euro 2012: Poland ties Russia 1-1, now must win to advance

Jakub Blaszczykowski’s left-footed blast gave the Poles a critical draw against Russia to preserve the co-hosts chances to advance.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:21 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 06/12/2012

World Cup qualifying: U.S. national team at Guatemala

The U.S. national team is in Guatemala tonight for the second World Cup qualifier.

By Steven Goff  |  08:11 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Guatemala, World Cup

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Euro 2012: Germany defeats Netherlands, 2-1, take step closer to quarterfinals in muddled Group B

Germany defeated the Netherlands, 2-1, to move atop a muddled Group B and send the Netherlands to the brink of elimination.

By Paul Tenorio  |  02:28 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Euro 2012: Czech Republic defeats Greece, 2-1

The Czechs rebounded nicely from the tournament’s most lopsided defeat, damaging Greece’s hopefate with a pair of early goals.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:28 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 06/12/2012

D.C. United news & notes

D.C. United updates from RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:19 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Euro 2012: Greece-Czech Republic, Poland-Russia square off on Tuesday

If Russia wins and the other teams tie, the Russians will become the first team to advance to the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Tuesday kickaround: MLS, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying, CONCACAF, Euro 2012, Phil Anschutz, summer friendlies

MLS, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying, CONCACAF, Euro 2012, Phil Anschutz, summer friendlies

By Steven Goff  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, MLS, CONCACAF

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Euro 2012: Shevchenko’s headers lift Ukraine past Sweden 2-1

Andriy Shevchenko returns from retirement to give the co-hosts and their fans a riveting come-from-behind win in their tournament opener.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:22 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Euro 2012: France’s offense frustrated in 1-1 draw with England

The French dominated possession and scoring chances but England’s willingness to sit back and defend in its own end kept Les Blues from victory.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Tips for watching the U.S. national team’s World Cup qualifier at Guatemala on Tuesday

The U.S. national team’s World Cup qualifier at Guatemala on Tuesday will not be shown on standand TV.

By Steven Goff  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Guatemala, World Cup, TV listings

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Euro 2012: England-France, Ukraine-Sweden face off on Monday

The final round of opening group matches will be played Monday, with England facing France and Ukraine taking on Sweden.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Soccer Outsider: U.S.-Antigua & Barbuda match diary, player ratings

The Soccer Outsider looks at the U.S. soccer team’s performance on Friday night against Antigua and Barbuda.

By Jeff Maurer  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/10/2012

Euro 2012: Italy, Spain settle for 1-1 draw in Group C opener

After Sunday’s tie in Euro 2012 play, it appears the perceived gulf between Spain and Italy has shrunk considerably.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/10/2012

Euro 2012: Spain-Italy, Ireland-Croatia battle on Sunday

Perennial powers Spain and Italy square off Sunday at the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 06/10/2012

Video: Lionel Messi hat trick leads Argentina to 4-3 victory over Brazil in friendly in New Jersey

Lionel Messi recorded a hat trick, increasing his 2011-12 total to 82 goals, as Argentina edged Brazil, 4-3.

By Steven Goff  |  12:44 AM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Argentina, Brazil

Posted at 09:19 PM ET, 06/09/2012

Euro 2012: Denmark, Germany open Group B with victories

In Group B, a.k.a. the “Group of Death,” Denmark and Germany are off to perfect starts following a pair of 1-0 wins.

By Christian Swezey  |  09:19 PM ET, 06/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 06/09/2012

U.S. national team news & notes: Jose Torres’ X-rays are negative

Jose Torres suffered a bone bruise and will accompany national team to Guatemala for 2nd World Cup qualifier

By Steven Goff  |  02:14 PM ET, 06/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, Jose Torres

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/09/2012

Euro 2012: Netherlands-Denmark, Germany Portugal square off

The Euro 2012 soccer tournament has two matches on tap for Saturday: Netherlands-Denmark and Germany-Portugal.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 06/09/2012

World Cup qualifying: United States defeats Antigua and Barbuda, 3-1

Match report, videos, readers’ poll from U.S. national team’s 3-1 win over Antigua in the World Cup qualifying opener

By Steven Goff  |  12:28 AM ET, 06/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Antigua, World Cup

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Euro 2012: Russia blasts Czech Republic 4-1

Alan Dzagoev’s two-goal night led an offensive onslaught as the Russians jumped out in front in Group A.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 06/08/2012

World Cup qualifier in Tampa: USA vs. Antigua and Barbuda

The U.S. national soccer team begins its World Cup quest with a qualifier against Antigua and Barbuda in Tampa.

By Steven Goff  |  05:16 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, Antigua

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Euro 2012: Poland, Greece tie 1-1 in wild opener

If the first match of Euro 2012 is any indicator of what is to come, this is going to be a wild and crazy tournament.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:22 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Euro 2012: Poland-Greece, Russia-Czech Republic kick things off

The Euro 2012 soccer tournament kicks off with two matches

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 06/07/2012

U.S. national team news & notes: Fabian Johnson doubtful, Edgar Castillo injured

Left backs Fabian Johnson and Edgar Castillo are injured ahead of the U.S. World Cup qualifying opener vs. Antigua.

By Steven Goff  |  09:56 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Antigua, Juergen Klinsmann, World Cup

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Soccer Outsider: USA-Canada match diary, player ratings

The Soccer Outsider tries to stay awake during the U.S.-Canada snooze-fest.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Euro 2012 schedule

The European Championship soccer tournament kicks off on Friday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Euro 2012, World Cup qualifying, Brazil vs. Argentina TV and online information, Friday-Monday

TV and online video information for the first four days of the European Championship, plus World Cup qualifying.

By Steven Goff  |  10:03 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euro 2012, World Cup qualifying, U.S. national team, TV listings, MLS

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Euro 2012: Who do you think will win?

The Euro 2012 soccer tournament starts Friday. Who do you think will take home the title?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:42 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 06/06/2012

D.C. United’s Kevin Payne addresses new investors and stadium outlook

Transcript from D.C. United President Kevin Payne’s interview on club’s podcast about new investors and stadium project.

By Steven Goff  |  11:36 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Will Chang, Kevin Payne, Erick Thohir

Posted at 01:16 AM ET, 06/06/2012

U.S. Open Cup round of 16: Philadelphia Union 2, D.C. United 1

The Philadelphia Union eliminated D.C. United from the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 overtime victory.

By Steven Goff  |  01:16 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, U.S. Open Cup, Ben Olsen

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 06/05/2012

U.S. Open Cup: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union at Maryland SoccerPlex

D.C. United faces the Philadelphia Union in the U.S. Open Cup’s round of 16 at Maryland SoccerPlex.

By Steven Goff  |  05:36 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, U.S. Open Cup, Maryland SoccerPlex

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/05/2012

10th anniversary of U.S. World Cup upset against Portugal in South Korea

Ten years ago today, the U.S. national team upset Portugal at the 2002 World Cup in South Korea.

By Steven Goff  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, Portugal

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Assessing the U.S. national soccer team’s World Cup qualifying venues

Livestrong Sporting Park will host the U.S. national soccer team’s final World Cup qualifier in the semifinal round.

By Steven Goff  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/04/2012

D.C. United news & notes

D.C. United prepares for a U.S. Open Cup match Tuesday against the Philadelphia Union at Maryland SoccerPlex.

By Steven Goff  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, MLS, U.S. Open Cup

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Video: United States 0, Canada 0

The U.S. national soccer team ended a spell of three friendlies with a 0-0 draw against Canada in Toronto.

By Steven Goff  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Canada, World Cup

Posted at 12:36 AM ET, 06/04/2012

D.C. United stadium cost, tax benefits outlined in study

New stadium for D.C. United would cost at least $157 million to build, but could generate $5.5 million to $7.3 million a year in tax revenue

By Steven Goff  |  12:36 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Soccer Outsider: U.S. vs. Brazil match diary

After passing the Scotland test with flying colors, the boys in stripes were exposed by one of the world’s best sides.

By Jeff Maurer  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Honduras defeats El Salvador, 3-0, in friendly before 41,780 at RFK Stadium

The Honduras national team prepared for World Cup qualifying with a convincing victory over El Salvador at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Honduras, El Salvador, RFK Stadium

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 06/02/2012

Saturday kickaround: RFK Stadium friendly, U.S.-Canada preparations, World Cup qualifying, Pittsburgh friendly, Bob Bradley & Egypt

RFK Stadium friendly, U.S.-Canada preparations, World Cup qualifying, Pittsburgh friendly, Bob Bradley & Egypt

By Steven Goff  |  10:39 AM ET, 06/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, Canada, Dwayne De Rosario, RFK Stadium, Bob Bradley

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: USA vs. Canada, England vs. Belgium, Mexico vs. Brazil, Spain vs. China, MLS, NASL, USL

USA vs. Canada, England vs. Belgium, Mexico vs. Brazil, Spain vs. China, MLS, NASL, USL

By Steven Goff  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 05/31/2012

D.C. United investment and stadium update: Will Chang says he would retain stake in MLS club

Will Chang says he would retain a share of D.C. United, if a deal with new investors is finalized.

By Steven Goff  |  04:29 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/31/2012

U.S. vs. Brazil friendly at FedEx Field ranks third in attendance in Washington area, first for a national team match

The U.S.-Brazil friendly at FedEx Field was the third-largest crowd in Washington soccer history.

By Steven Goff  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, FedEx Field, RFK Stadium, Brazil, Manchester United, Barcelona, World Cup, Olympics

Posted at 01:54 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Brazil 4, USA 1: report, video, poll

Brazil scored twice in the first 26 minutes and defeated the U.S. national soccer team, 4-1, at FedEx Field.

By Steven Goff  |  01:54 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Brazil

 

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