US National Team captain Carlos Bocanegra is now a member of Racing Santander on a season-long
loan, the Spanish second division club announced on Friday. Bocanegra stayed with Rangers after
their forced demotion to the Third Division, playing in yesterday's League Cup game.
Balmoor Stadium on the northeast coast of Scotland has a listed capacity of 4,000 people with only
a thousand of those seated. The reported attendance for Peterhead - Rangers was 4485, close but not
enough to break the record set last January when Celtic showed up for a Cup game. That's nothing
new for the Old Firm, but it's certainly new when a lower division has an Old Firm club on the
schedule for an.
Levante enjoyed its first European Cup game in the club's over 100-year history, as it beat
Scottish side Motherwell 2-0 in Scotland to all but secure a place in the Europa League group
stages is practically secured.
The Valencian club only took a few minutes to settle its early nerves in Scotland and assert its
Losing in the last minute of any game is hard. Losing a U.S. Open Cup 2nd round match in the
last minute after equalizing seconds earlier is devastating. The Fire PDL controlled last night's
U.S. Open Cup game against the Dayton Dutch Lions completely only to be undone by some lax
defending on a corner as overtime loomed.
Lots of teams and players will pull double duty this weekend after a busy Wednesday night.
What a night huh? The US won in Mexico certainly trumped the draws in Columbus and Toronto and
the win by Dallas in Vancouver. Still the busy night will turn into a busy weekend as MLS pushes
forward with nine games on the schedule for us.
Today's Timbers practice was once again closed to the press as the team trained at the Beaverton
training facility. However, for the first time since the beginning of the break, the team was still
out on the field kicking the ball around when the press was allowed to return.
Kris Boyd, who put in an appearance at the season ticket holders event last night after getting
back in to town earlier in the day, practiced with the team today.
For the third straight game, Sporting KC has a chance at revenge on a team that has recently beat
them. First it was a trip to Montreal where KC was able to avenge their first home loss of the
season, beating the Impact 3-1 at Saputo Stadium. Then this past weekend, KC got the opportunity
for revenge on the Houston Dynamo for the loss in the Eastern Conference final last year.
Fight! Fight! Fight! Well, at least one punch/slap/shove/prod (you decide) was thrown at the end
of a US Open Cup game between San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders in San Francisco. The proud
owner of said 'assault' was none other than former Fulham attacker, Eddie Johnson, who, at the
final whistle runs over to taunt the losing San Jose bench.
Ah, springtime. Warmer, longer days that begin and end with birdsong. The trees again cloaked
high in green while below flowers sprout. Harrisburg City Islanders claim another MLS scalp on the
Susquehanna and it is still 16 years and no cups. Brian Carroll scores another goal in a chippy US
Open cup match against DC United at the Maryland SoccerPlex and Carlos Valdes is again ejected late
in a game which then goes to extra time.
Massive match: Cal FC coach Eric Wynalda greets fellow Southern California resident Sigi Schmid of
the Sounders before tonight's Seattle-Cal FC U.S. Open Cup game (AP Photo). *Ventura County-based
Cal FC held off the Seattle Sounders for the first 45 minutes then caved as the hosts scored five
The Brotherly Game talked with former MLSsoccer.com D.C. United beat
reporter Travis M. Clark ahead of tonight's US Open Cup game against the Philadelphia Union. The
current Top Drawer Soccer writer talked about various topics involving United and the USOC.
Tomorrow at Livestrong Sporting Park, Sporting Kansas City will look to continue their run in this
year's US Open Cup in their first attempt at a trophy this year. Sporting KC welcome the Colorado
Rapids to Kansas City for their second match up against the Rapids this year. Only a few weeks ago,
Sporting KC and Colorado played to a 2-2 draw.
Shine On Episode Four It's Not Going to be Easy, is the latest from Brave New Media as they follow
the Stars players through the Dome Opener, the home opener and the 2nd round US Open Cup game in
Des Moines against the Menace. In this fourth episode BNM talks to Stars players about [...]
In the latest edition of the Philly Soccer Show podcast, KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli
Pearlman-Storch are joined by Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Chase Harrison, who got his first-ever
start last weekend in Dallas, helping the team to a 1-1 draw.
Harrison talks about the match, in which he took a physical beating but hung in as the Union
walked away with a point.
The the 99th Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is upon us. As the oldest soccer tournament in the United
States the Cup is, more or less, the American equivalent to England's FA Cup. The 2007 version is
also one of the major trophies held by the New England Revolution. Recently, the Revs have pushed
the Cup to the back of their priority list.
Today, Sporting KC announced some changes to the coaching staff for the Sporting KC Juniors teams.
The team announced the addition of Tommy Howe as coach of the Juniors U12 team and assist Jon Parry
in coaching the U16 and U18 teams. Howe comes to Kansas City after being establishing one of the
most well known clubs from the other side of the state, Scott Gallagher SC in the 70's.
Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. First congratulations to former Wizard, Herculez Gomez
and Santos Laguna, who won the Mexican Clausura title this past week. Also, two former Wizards have
new teams. Mike Jones has joined FC Hjorring in the Danish second division and will join in July..
Tonight the Revolution (5-7-3) host the Seattle Sounders (7-5-4) and look to kick off their
three-game homestand with a big win and a full three points. The Sounders come in having played
(and won) Tuesday night in their US Open Cup game against Chivas USA, but have gone without a win
in their last seven MLS matches.
One of the things that Sigi does a couple times a year is put out a lineup that makes little
sense to outside observers. Against the San Jose Earthquakes the biggest surprise was either the
forward pairing or a right side that was built of Cordell Cato and Brad Evans. When asked about why
the overall lineup was built he said "we decided to go with a lineup that was a little bit bigger,
a lineup that we felt could hold up to that play and on the same token, not play guys who
physically would put themselves in big jeopardy if they had to play.
While the quarter finals of the Euro 2012 competition officially kicked off yesterday when we
saw Portugal send the Czechs packing, I would argue that the real action begins today with Germany
taking on Greece in a very politically charged match up (re: Germany-Greece bailouts). There should
be a lot of political tension throughout this game.
This Wednesday marks the 14th game of the season for KC, and the final game against the Western
Conference. KC has already played 8 of the 9 teams in the West and will finalize that part of the
season with the trip back to the Pacific Northwest. KC close out the Western Conference playing the
Sounders at Century Link Field tomorrow.
Sounder at Heart/Nos Audietis Viewing Party On June 24
Just about every Seattle Sounders fan wants to go to Portland for the June 24 Cascadia Cup game.
The vast majority of can't or won't. The next best way to watch the game would be getting together
with us over at Golazo.
The event will be very similar to the one we organized for the Santos Laguna away match with a
May's packed schedule is nearly up for the Seattle Sounders with their last MLS match of the
crowded schedule. For some players this will mean a rest. For others, due to injuries, they will be
pressed into more duty than one could expect. On top of a likely start at CDM for either Andy Rose
or Servando Carrasco there could also be a change in the backline.
It's hard to really say much about this match because, well, not a whole lot happened. One thing
that I think was really apparent, however, is that the Revs' strength and depth at midfield was
finally realized. With both Clyde Simms and Ryan Guy out due to injury, the Revolution were still
able to dispatch a first string midfield.
Article by William Schulz
In case you missed it, there were 16 matches played across the country in the first round of the
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. This season marks the 99th edition of the tournament, though last week's
opening round came and went without much fanfare.
Today US Soccer announced which city will be hosting the USA's third and final home game of this
round of qualifying against Guatemala. The USA will be coming back to Kansas City and Livestrong
Sporting Park for the game on October 16th. It'll be the third time the USA has played in Kansas
City, the second World Cup qualifier, and the second time at Livestrong Sporting Park.
Pretty much a listeners' show this week! A plethora of listener emails plus another episode of
the new weekly feature, means the show has gone seriously into added time! Plenty of footy news
though, with reports on the U.18′s, reserves and our League Cup game from last weekend, along
with the manager's thoughts about the game and on signing El Hadji Diouf!
After Luis Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra and banned for eight games,
Manchester United were drawn Liverpool in the FA Cup at Anfield.
After the club had come out and publicly supported their racist striker, with the players and
manager wearing t-shirts with his face on, it came as no surprise that their fans tried to excuse
the inexcusable too.
Today, MLS' disciplinary committee made announcements regarding retroactive fines and suspensions
for activities this past week. Three players received suspensions, Mike Magee and Michael Stephens,
both of LA, and Lionard Pajoy of Philadelphia for their actions last week. One name that many
Sporting KC fans expected to be on the list, but was not, was Jon Busch.
Sporting Kansas City are back in action tomorrow against San Jose in their final league match for
two weeks due to the upcoming international break. Before they reach the break, they'll look to end
their 4 game winless streak back at home. For the 4th time during their winless streak, KC is
taking on a team that is coming in on shorter rest than KC.