Four months after making their first hire, New York City FC has officially announced the second hiring in club history.
Former Rutgers University Athletics Director Tim Pernetti has been confirmed as the club's Chief Business Officer, and he'll be overseeing all business operations for the team, which is set to begin in the Spring of 2015.
While all eyes have been on Tottenham's Gareth Bale this summer, another attacking option for Andre Villas-Boas looks set to leave White Hart Lane.
American international Clint Dempsey joined Tottenham last year from Fulham after what seemed to be a forced transfer of sorts. Dempsey had grown too large for Fulham, or so it seemed, and desired a new challenge in his career.
Reaction to Jack McInerney's omission from All-Star Game roster. Details from Sunday's Union reserves/academy scrimmage with Chelsea U-23s. Klinsmann says US wants to send Costa Rica a signal in final Gold Cup group game. More news.
Manchester City have officially announced that winger Jesus Navas is their latest new signing.
It's been approximately twelve days since Sevilla and City agreed a deal for Navas, but the finishing touches to the paperwork were delayed due to Navas being on tour in the United States with the Spanish national team for two friendlies prior to the Confederations Cup later this week.
The United States Under-20 National Team will be in camp from April 9th through the 16th, the US
Soccer Federation announced on Monday. U-20 coach Claudio Reyna has called in 24 players for a camp
that will include two games against club teams. "We've had three camps this year and taken
advantage of the opportunity to cast a wide net in evaluating the player pool," Ramos said.
Hackworth says why disrupt Casey-Mac partnership when its working so well. Union officials to talk PPL expansion. Klinsmann says Donovan USA return not a sure thing. FIFA general secretary says democracy makes things hard. More news.
Soccer-lite. That sums up the US men's national team performance against Jamaica yesterday. As
if the players had been sinking Bud Light while the Jamaicans were hitting the hooch. The US
performance was thin and weak. And it is time for coach Jurgen Klinsmann to flush it away before it
is too late.
Welcome to tonight's In-Game Blog for the match between the U.S. Men's National Team and Canada.
We'll have all the information on this international friendly for the USA, including lineups,
pre-game facts and in-game notes from Toronto.
Claudio Reyna has been making waves ever since he was selected as Youth Technical Director for US Soccer. The release of the Youth Soccer Coaching Curriculum showed how serious US Soccer was taking the reform of player development. Then US Youth Soccer revamped their coaching guides and released them in PDF form this week.
The deal looked all but done just days ago, but sources with knowledge of the New York Red Bulls coaching search tell SBI that Claudio Reyna has turned down the opportunity to be the team's lead assistant coach.
Reyna was pegged as the frontrunner earlier this month to be the assistant for Paulo Sousa, who has been tipped to take over as Red Bulls head coach, but Reyna has apparently made the final decision to pass on the job offer.
The New York Red Bulls are the final team in MLS with a coaching vacancy to fill this off-season, but sources tell SBI they have settled on the top two men in their staff and it is two coaches recently linked to the club.
The Red Bulls will name Paulo Sousa head coach as early as this week, sources confirmed to SBI on Monday.
Former Manchester City midfielder and U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna lost his
13-year-old son Jack to cancer last week after a two-year battle. The news of Jack's passing
brought in a wave of support from Claudio's former teams and his many fans, but in the New York Red
Bulls' haste to issue a press release about their plans to honor Jack Reyna, they got his father's
Earlier this week, we saw John Spencer's reign come to an end. It was a little sad, despite the
recent performances of the team. When he first came on last year I thought that this could be a man
who is with the team for years, makes his mark and leaves on his own terms. But alas, it was not to
This past year was an eventful year, if nothing else. Even though it's been a slog on the field, it would be difficult for anybody to argue against that. Luckily, we're venturing into a bold new 2013 with an exciting young head coach and some excellent new players to boot. And with the off season not even done yet, there's bound to be an even bigger story just around the corner.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame contains a number of famous names and memorabilia (over 80,000 to be exact), but since February 2010, has had no home to call its own.
While inductions continue -the USSF announced this year the inductions of Tony Meola, Claudio Reyna, Tony DiCicco, and Desmond Armstrong â a physical location where fans can share in their successes and stories ceases to exist.
Last week prior to the USA vs. Brazil game four U.S. Soccer legends were inducted into the National
Soccer Hall of Fame. Claudio Reyna, Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong and Tony DiCicco were honored in
a ceremony at FedEx Field. Longtime Los Angeles Times soccer writer Grahame L. Jones was also
recognized as the recipient of the 2012 Colin Jose Media Award.
Before Wednesday's USA-Brazil friendly, the National Soccer Hall of Fame officially welcomed the
class of 2012. United States NationalTeam alumni Desmond Armstrong, Tony Meola, and Claudio Reyna
were inducted alongside builder Tony DiCiccio and journalism award winner Grahame L. Jones. In at
times emotional ceremony, the inductees stressed to the audience of family, friends, and American
soccer dignitaries the kind of commitment and support it takes to have a Hall of Fame career.
Prior to Wednesday night's match between the U.S. men's national team and Brazil, a quartet of
individuals who helped build the foundation for both men's and women's soccer in this country will
receive their due.
Claudio Reyna, Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong and Tony DiCicco will be inducted into the National
Hall of Fame,Â and longtime journalist Grahame Jones will be honored as well,Â at a ceremony at
FedEx Field before the friendly.
At the University of Virginia, Claudio Reyna lead the Cavaliers to three straight
NCAA Championship. The UVA men where crowned champions each of year of Reyna's college career, a
college career in which he was coached by National Soccer Hall of Famer Bruce
The United States Soccer Federation announced on Tuesday that the 2012 Hall of Fame induction will
be held before the USA - Brazil game on May 30th in Landover, MD. The 2012 induction class of
Claudio Reyna, Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong, and Tony DiCicco will be presented to the crowd prior
to the start of the game at FedEx Field.
By "The Other 87 Minutes" / Senior Unemployed English Major Correspondents
Tomorrow the USMNT faces Russia, where calling soccer a "commie pinko sport" is a compliment. Here are ten possible scenarios for how this game could play out.
1. The âI Can Change, You Can Change, Everybody Can Changeâ Scenario Despite suffering a severe emotional blow when noted Russian giant Andrey Arshavin murders Claudio Reyna shortly before the match kicks off, the U.
The US Soccer Federation released the following statement on behalf of Claudio Reyna and his
family. "It is with a heavy heart that we confirm that Jack Reyna lost his battle with cancer
today. Jack was so courageous during his two-year fight that he's become a hero and inspiration to
many. Surrounded by his entire family, Jack passed peacefully at the age of 13.
In the last blog we talked about the last time the USA played in Canada. The day was Nov. 9, 1997
and it was the game where the USA clinched qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Roy Wegerle
scored twice and new Hall of Famer Claudio Reyna added another as the MNT booked its spot for the
tournament in France.