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Soccer Insider: October, 2012

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 10/31/2012

United, Red Bulls to play 1st leg in D.C.

Hurricane Sandy's impact on the New York area has forced MLS to move Saturday's playoff match between D.C. United and the Red Bulls to Washington.

By Steven Goff  |  05:11 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, MLS playoffs, new york red bulls

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/31/2012

D.C. United news & notes

Major League Soccer, D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls are planning to discuss the status of Saturday's playoff match at Red Bull Arena, which lost power during Hurricane Sandy.

By Steven Goff  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, new york red bulls

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Update on Red Bull Arena, MLS playoffs

D.C. United, the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer are assessing the situation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to determine whether a playoff match will proceed Saturday at Red Bull Arena.

By Steven Goff  |  03:01 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, new york red bulls

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Sermanni to coach U.S. women’s national team

Tom Sermanni, who has guided the Australian women's national soccer team for eight years, was named head coach of the U.S. squad.

By Steven Goff  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, women's world cup

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 10/29/2012

NASL approves Virginia expansion club

The North American Soccer League, a second-division circuit behind MLS, has approved an expansion team in Loudoun County, Virginia. The club is expected to begin play in 2014.

By Steven Goff  |  10:04 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASL, North American Soccer League

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 10/29/2012

NCAA update: Terps, Cavs, Hoyas

The Maryland Terrapins remained unbeaten heading into the regular season finale, while Georgetown earned a No. 2 seed in the Big East tournament and the Maryland and Virginia women advanced to the ACC semifinals. The full college soccer regional roundup:

By Steven Goff  |  11:13 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College soccer, georgetown hoyas, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer, virginia cavaliers

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Final MLS overall standings & notes

The MLS regular season came to a close with San Jose atop the overall standings and the Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski holding the Golden Boot. A look at the "single table" and other notes from the last weekend:

By Steven Goff  |  12:40 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/28/2012

American players abroad roundup

Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna) and Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna) were the American goal scorers in foreign leagues over the weekend. The list of 50+ players:

By Steven Goff  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 10/28/2012

D.C. United, MLS playoff schedule

D.C. United will play the New York Red Bulls in an MLS Eastern Conference semifinal series: Saturday at Red Bull Arena and Nov. 7 at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  03:57 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, new york red bulls

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 10/27/2012

D.C. United 1, Chicago Fire 1

D.C. United earned a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire to clinch second place in MLS's Eastern Conference and earn a first-round playoff bye.

By Steven Goff  |  11:05 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicago fire, D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/27/2012

D.C. United at Chicago Fire

In the regular season finale, D.C. United needs a victory or draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park to clinch the No. 2 seed in MLS's Eastern Conference playoffs.

By Steven Goff  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicago fire, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings

More than 70 soccer matches are available on TV or through streaming video, including Chelsea vs. Manchester United, River Plate vs. Boca Juniors and the final weekend of MLS's regular season.

By Steven Goff  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Thursday kickaround

Sporting Kansas City clinches first in MLS Eastern Conference. Copa America coming to United States. Americans in European and CONCACAF tournaments. Georgetown wins again.

By Steven Goff  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, copa america, D.C. United, georgetown hoyas, MLS, Roundup

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 10/24/2012

A few minutes with Dwayne De Rosario

D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario, sidelined by a knee injury, is hopeful of returning to regular practice next week and, should the club advance, possibly playing in MLS's Eastern Conference finals.

By Steven Goff  |  02:09 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Wednesday kickaround

U.S. women's national team plays 2-2 draw with Germany. Americans in UEFA Champions League. Sporting Kansas City looks to clinch MLS East. Northern Virginia's Jamaican women's national team player. Maryland Terps survive scare.

By Steven Goff  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, Maryland Terrapins, MLS, Roundup, U.S. national team

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United-Columbus match diary, player ratings

Jeffrey Maurer recaps United's playoff-clinching win over Columbus.

By Jeffrey Maurer  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Soccer Outsider

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/23/2012

D.C. United news & notes

Before thinking ahead to the MLS playoffs, D.C. United is preparing for the regular season finale against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.

By Steven Goff  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 10/23/2012

U.S. men’s & women’s team updates

The U.S. women's national soccer team continues its gold medal tour Tuesday against Germany, while the men are awaiting the results of the CONCACAF World Cup hexagonal qualifying draw.

By Steven Goff  |  12:22 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/22/2012

NCAA update: Terps remain No. 1

The regional college roundup includes video from top-ranked Maryland's overtime victory over North Carolina and updates on the best teams in the area.

By Steven Goff  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College soccer, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 10/21/2012

D.C. United MLS playoff outlook & notes

D.C. United is in the MLS playoffs for the first time in five years but won't know the opponent, round, date and location until after this week's regular season finales.

By Steven Goff  |  10:38 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 10/21/2012

American soccer players abroad

After representing the U.S. national team in World Cup qualifying, many European-based players returned to club duty.

By Steven Goff  |  04:53 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 10/21/2012

D.C. United 3, Columbus Crew 2

Marcelo Saragosa and Lewis Neal scored in the second half as D.C. United defeated the Columbus Crew, 3-2, and clinched its first MLS playoff berth in five years. Match report, standings, video, poll:

By Steven Goff  |  01:08 AM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  columbus crew, D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/20/2012

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

With a victory or draw against the Columbus Crew, D.C. United will secure its first MLS playoff berth since 2007. United is unbeaten in five straight and hasn't lost at home since March.

By Steven Goff  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  columbus crew, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/20/2012

Saturday kickaround

The Maryland Terrapins won their 12th consecutive match, defeating North Carolina in extra time. D.C. United eyeing MLS playoff berth tonight at RFK Stadium. USA women face Germany. CONCACAF plans qualifying draw.

By Steven Goff  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, Maryland Terrapins, MLS, Roundup, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/19/2012

D.C. United news & notes

Chris Pontius was invited to the U.S. national team for the two recent World Cup qualifiers, but an injury ruled him out. Meantime, Dejan Jakovic has rejoined United after Canada's humbling loss in Honduras.

By Steven Goff  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings

More than 75 matches are available on TV or through streaming video this weekend, including Clint Dempsey and Tottenham Hotspur facing London rival Chelsea and the U.S. women's national team playing Germany.

By Steven Goff  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 01:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012

United States 3, Guatemala 1

Clint Dempsey scored twice as the United States defeated Guatemala, 3-1, and escaped a troublesome World Cup qualifying group to advance to the final round next year. Match report, hexagonal details, notes, video, poll.

By Steven Goff  |  01:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, Guatemala, U.S. national team, World Cup, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 10/16/2012

World Cup qualifier: USA vs. Guatemala

The U.S. national soccer team faces Guatemala tonight at Livestrong Sporting Park in the finale of the CONCACAF semifinal round for World Cup qualifying.

By Steven Goff  |  06:20 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guatemala, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 11:18 PM ET, 10/15/2012

U.S. national team news & notes

A profile of Graham Zusi, the former Maryland Terrapin who has made a rapid rise on the U.S. and MLS scene, and a look at the CONCACAF standings and final round procedure.

By Steven Goff  |  11:18 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Graham Zusi, Guatemala, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Comments from Klinsmann and Bradley

On the eve of the U.S. national team's crucial World Cup qualifier, Juergen Klinsmann discussed the roster, injuries, expectations and the opponent.

By Steven Goff  |  03:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  juergen klinsmann, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 10/14/2012

World Cup qualifying TV & online listings

World Cup qualifying continues around the globe Tuesday with Spain vs. France and United States vs. Guatemala among more than 30 matches available on TV and streaming video.

By Steven Goff  |  11:24 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, TV listings, U.S. national team

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 10/14/2012

NCAA update: Terps, UNC collision ahead

The top-ranked Maryland Terrapins defeated Duke, 2-1, to extend their winning streak to 10 and reclaim first place in the ACC. Several other NCAA teams are enjoying superb seasons.

By Steven Goff  |  10:31 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College soccer, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/14/2012

U.S. national team news & notes

Fabian Johnson, the U.S. national soccer team's top choice at left back, remains ill and did not travel to Kansas City for Tuesday's critical World Cup qualifier against Guatemala.

By Steven Goff  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 10/12/2012

United States 2, Antigua & Barbuda 1

Eddie Johnson capped a triumphant return to the U.S. national team with a 90th-minute header in a 2-1 victory over Antigua

By Steven Goff  |  11:27 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012

World Cup qualifying: USA at Antigua

U.S. national soccer team, jammed in a three-way tie for first place in CONCACAF's Group A, is in Antigua

By Steven Goff  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The bond between soccer and baseball

Close, low-scoring baseball playoff games have reminded us of soccer's constant tension and the common traits between two ancient sports.

By Steven Goff  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alex ferguson, Essay, lionel messi, old trafford

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 10/10/2012

F. Johnson, Castillo out of Antigua match

Left backs Fabian Johnson and Edgar Castillo were scratched because of ailments, further depleting the U.S. roster ahead of two critical World Cup qualifiers.

By Steven Goff  |  07:32 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 10/10/2012

TV, online listings for World Cup qualifiers

More than 30 World Cup qualifiers are available on TV or through streaming video Friday, including USA at Antigua on beIN Sport and several European and South American matches.

By Steven Goff  |  02:26 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, TV listings, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Wednesday kickaround

TV information for U.S. World Cup qualifiers, a four-goal performance in MLS reserves, D.C. United news

By Steven Goff  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, ncaa soccer, Roundup, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Donovan and Shea off U.S. roster

Landon Donovan and Brek Shea have been scratched from the U.S. national soccer team roster ahead of two crucial World Cup qualifiers.

By Steven Goff  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  landon donovan, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/09/2012

D.C. United & MLS playoff outlook

D.C. United is closing in on its first MLS playoff berth in 5 years. If the season ended today, United would face Chicago in the Eastern Conference semifinals. However, the situation remains unsettled heading into the final 2 regular season games.

By Steven Goff  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/08/2012

U.S. roster set for World Cup qualifiers

Juergen Klinsmann has set his U.S. national team roster for the final two World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF's semifinal round: Friday at Antigua

By Steven Goff  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Regional NCAA roundup: Terps on top

The Maryland Terrapins remain undefeated after edging Virginia, 1-0, while the Navy women's soccer team won in overtime for its 15th consecutive victory.

By Steven Goff  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College soccer, georgetown hoyas, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer, virginia cavaliers

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Michael Bradley, Terrence Boyd score in Europe

In our weekly look at American soccer players abroad, Michael Bradley scored in his Roma return from injury and Terrence Boyd notched a late equalizer for Rapid Vienna.

By Steven Goff  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

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

D.C. United 1, Toronto FC 0

Hamdi Salihi capitalized on Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic's error in the 88th minute as D.C. United recorded a 1-0 victory and extended its unbeaten streak to five. Match report, Eastern Conference standings, highlight package and poll:

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

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/06/2012

D.C. United at Toronto FC

With a four-game unbeaten streak and an MLS playoff berth in view, D.C. United visits Toronto FC, the league's worst club, for an afternoon match at BMO Field.

By Steven Goff  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, toronto fc

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 10/05/2012

D.C. United, city officials having ‘ongoing conversations’ about new stadium

After saying United and the city were in final negotiations, D.C. Council member Jack Evans backtracks a bit.

By Steven Goff  |  02:20 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, United stadium

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Junior Flores signs with Borussia Dortmund

Junior Flores, a 16-year-old midfielder from Manassas who plays for the U.S. under-17 national team, has signed with German Bundesliga champion Borussia Dortmund.

By Steven Goff  |  09:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Borussia Dortmund, Junior Flores, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Weekend TV & streaming video listings

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid! Superclasico! Messi vs. Ronaldo! But unless you have beIN Sport, you won't be able to see it. The 81-game list also includes Club America vs. Chivas and AC Milan vs. Inter Milan.

By Steven Goff  |  06:05 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barcelona, Real Madrid, TV listings

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

D.C. United news & notes

Branko Boskovic turns down Montenegro call-up. Dejan Jakovic prepares for Canada duty. An extensive injury list. Conor Shanosky rejoins the team. Reserve match postponed ... again.

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

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Updated MLS salaries for late signings

The MLS players union has released the salaries for players who signed with clubs late in the season.

By Steven Goff  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Thursday kickaround

Chicago Fire dropped 3 points at home to Philadelphia, while Vancouver routed Chivas USA, which has lost 7 straight. Sacha Kljestan played a half in Champions League. Second-ranked UConn edged No. 3 Georgetown. Video of UMBC scoring in the first 17 seconds.

By Steven Goff  |  07:46 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, MLS, ncaa soccer, Roundup

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Davies reaches settlement in civil suit

Charlie Davies reached a settlement in a civil suit against the nightclub and party organizers who served the woman responsible for a car accident that seriously injured the former U.S. national team forward.

By Steven Goff  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Davies, D.C. United, law, U.S. national team

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Americans in Champions League, Europa League

Four Americans are playing for clubs in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and another nine are involved in the Europa League.

By Steven Goff  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, champions league, europa league, U.S. national team

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Portland match diary

Jeff Maurer breaks down D.C. United's 1-1 draw with Portland on Saturday night.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:28 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 10/01/2012

D.C. United and MLS notebook

D.C. United can all but secure an MLS playoff berth for the first time in five years with a victory at Toronto on Saturday combined with a Columbus loss on Sunday.

By Steven Goff  |  11:54 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Northern Virginia moves closer to NASL franchise

A deal to build a baseball-soccer stadium in Loudoun County has bolstered the possibility of a North American Soccer League expansion franchise coming to Northern Virginia in time for the 2014 season.

By Steven Goff  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, NASL, North American Soccer League

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Regional NCAA roundup: Terps survive

Top-ranked Maryland remained unbeaten with a 3-2 comeback victory over College of Charleston, while several other regional teams continued to enjoy excellent seasons. The Navy women have won 13 in a row.

By Steven Goff  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College soccer, georgetown hoyas, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer, virginia cavaliers

 

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