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Darren Huckerby interview: ‘Battering Derby was all a Nottingham lad could ask for’

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Nottingham-born Darren Huckerby took ten years to finally arrive at the City Ground, but on his loan spell in 2003 he helped Forest reach that season's play-offs. Sadly for the Reds he signed for Norwich the following season and became a Carrow Road ‘Hall of Fame' member. He has now set-up a charity organisation in the area.

Season Preview: West Brom

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Overall Outlook - As Jeremy just called them in our IM stream about the last few teams in our season preview series, they are "the Darren Huckerby of teams" and sadly that isn't a compliment despite Huckerby's status as both an EPL fantasy favorite when he was with Norwich and more recently an MLS fantasy favorite in his first year at San Jose.

Major League Soccer

Expansion Draft List: San Jose Earthquakes

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Will San Jose lose one of their players in the expansion draft? (Getty Images)

Today is the final day in our expansion draft coverage/speculation/etc. as we look at three clubs. First up this morning is the San Jose Earthquakes. Later on today I will have Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC to round out the lists.

Montero Wins Newcomer, Thornton Wins Comeback

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Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero won the Newcomer of the Year award and Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton won the Comeback Player of the Year Major League Soccer announced on Monday. Thornton also won the Goalkeeper of the Year award. MLS Newcomer of the Year Winners 2009: Fredy Montero – Seattle Sounders FC 2008: Darren Huckerby – San Jose Earthquakes 2007: Luciano Emilio – DC United MLS Comeback Player of the Year Winners 2009: Zach.

Season Recaps: San Jose Earthquakes

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Ryan Johnson was one of the few bright spots for San Jose in 2009. (Getty Images)

It's hard to decline as a club after being an expansion team in 2008 but the 2009 version of the San Jose Earthquakes did just that. They became the first team to lose more in their second season than in their expansion season.

So long, Hucks

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The King is gone, long live king Hucks, but the San Jose Kingdom remains. Tonight the Colorado Rapids will have a go against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium, looking to solidify a berth in the playoffs. This may be a pivotal engagement for the Quakes, their first match after Darren Huckerby's retirement.

Evening Links and Thoughts: Getting Back

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Over the last week and a half I missed out on quite a bit of stuff so I felt tonight would be a good way to recap some things and give you all my opinion on each. We've had plenty of new players get signed this past week, including one Designated Player...which in Major League Soccer is always a big deal.

Darren Huckerby done in San Jose

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Huckerby waves goodbye to MLS?

A rough season for the San Jose Earthquakes only got worse with the news that star midfielder Darren Huckerby was lost for the season after undergoing hip surgery last Friday. The Newcomer of the Year winner in MLS last season, and a player San Jose hoped would lead a dynamic attacking offense in 2009, was limited to just 14 appearances in an injury marred season.

MLS LATEST: Former Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland striker doing his best in a weak Toronto attack, while ex-Norwich City man’s side continue slump

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Columbus Crew are the best team in the MLS at the moment, having won their last five matches in the MLS, being unbeaten in their last eight and conceding just four goals in their last eight matches. For Andy Iro it has been a successful time, despite only playing in six league matches. His stock [...

At the Quakes – this isn’t supposed to be easy

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Seattle travels down to the Bay Area to face San Jose for the third match this season with the Heritage Cup on the line, while many would think this is a match made for victory it is not. What it is is an average home team hosting an average road team. While victory [...]

MLS Weekend Preview: Week 20

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Week number 20, hard to believe we are already here and in almost in August for that matter. But indeed the dust has settled on the All-Star break and it is time to get back to work for several MLS clubs this weekend.

Some clubs will get games in the middle of a long week like DC and Toronto.

MLS Weekend Preview: Week 19

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Chicago's Patrick Nyarko and Seattle's Osvaldo Alonso battle again this weekend. (Getty Images)

We steam roll into another weekend of soccer here starting with one game tonight along with a full slate of games tomorrow. Week 19 is the final week before the league's All-Star break next week.

Football Americana Week 17: Greenwash

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There is probably only one place to start our weekly round up of the MLS and that's in LA. Not just because of the much publicised spat between the Galaxy's two alpha's, Landon Donovan and the other fella but because the Super Classico took place last weekend between the Galaxy and their house-mates Chivas USA.

Goals of the Week: Week 17

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Time once again for the best goals of the week. Only a few to discuss this time out.

Order of video: Edson Buddle, Chad Barrett, Darren Huckerby, Kosuke Kimura, Brad Davis, Patrick Ianni

MLS Weekend Preview: Week 16

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I love a good holiday weekend. That's why these previews are coming today instead of it's usual Friday timeslot. Even with the holiday comes loads of extras for me to be doing and sitting in front of my laptop isn't going to be one of them.

After a couple weekends of SuperLiga play breaking up the flow of the season schedule the majority of the MLS clubs are back in play this weekend.

Heritage Cup Match Day One

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Sounders can take a huge step towards their first silverware of the 2009 inaugural season the Heritage Cup. The Cup is a Supporters Cup initiated by Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation and will be determined by a best of last two matches between all clubs with an NASL heritage name. Points here are needed [.

Five MLS players capable of succeeding in Europe

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There are plenty of promising players in Major League Soccer, and many of proven quality too. Despite Europe's negative perception of the United States' flagship football league there is a good deal of talent currently plying its trade Stateside.

Many players have played on both sides of the Atlantic already.

MLS: Ex-Sunderland and Millwall striker Dichio hits form after injury

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After all of the nonsense of Twittergate, it is time to focus on the league action in the MLS. In Toronto, Chris Cummins has had mixed results with TFC, as their 3-1 home win over the New England Revolution proved. Daniele Dichio was back in action following a stomach illness and had a good game, [..

Chivas USA-San Jose Earthquakes Highlights

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Game story.

*It's six wins in eight games for the metronomic Chivas USA who continue to win despite their now trademark slew of injuries (tonight's magic number of absentees was seven).

*Chivas USA midfielder Sasha Victorine entered the match as a 74th minute sub for Eduardo Lillingston, making his 2009 debut, returning from microfracture surgery on his left knee on Nov.

Friday Football Relegation Roadtrip

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Regular readers will have noticed I've cut back on the blogging this week with the beginning of a two-week-long driving vacation looming Sunday that is little more than an excuse to tour West Coast microbreweries to visit some friends (ahem).

That will include blogging trips to Salt Lake City and Seattle for the Galaxy games in those cities this Wednesday and the following Sunday.

D.C. United

Award roll call: Bast, Willis, Linder, Krier, Fechter, Brown, Decker, Wilson

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ABOVE: University of Colorado goalkeeper Kara Linder clears the ball on Friday against Nebraska. Linder was named defensive player of the week for the second time this season. (Photo by George Tanner/ColoradoSoccerNow.com) BELOW: CU defender Quinn Krier was named the Big 12's newcomer of the week.

RSL Rocked by the Quakes - The Road Monkey Remains

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Hopes were high for Real Salt Lake heading into San Jose that Real could get the team's first road win and drop off the monkey clinging to the team's collective back. The monkey could probably use some time in the California sun after the Utah winter. Chances were good for a win or at least a point in San Jose, right?

San Jose Earthquakes

Some News for Tue Sep 22, 2009

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Some teams enter Round 4 this week in do-or-die mode! The big teams in desperate need are Houston, DC and Saprissa. Another loss for them and it will be very tough to come back. Then you have teams like Columbus that owe Cruz Azul some serious pay back for a 5-0 asskicking down in Mexico City.

PK in extra time salvages 1-1 draw

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Imagine the array of emotions for Ryan Johnson on Friday night. The San Jose Earthquakes striker scored his team's only goal in the eighth minute of a 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rapids. Then the 24-year-old committed the foul deep into extra time that produced a penalty kick for Colorado and the Rapids' only goal.

A Win? A Goal Maybe?

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Five without a win in league play, 10 in all competitions, the Wizards are struggling mightily. They are current 9 points out of a playoff spot with the Wizards having 11 games to play. Tomorrow the Wizards play the last place team in the Western Conference, San Jose in what is basically a must win for both teams if they have hopes of making the playoffs.

Quakes bash undermanned Sounders, 4-0

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The San Jose Earthquakes achieved their biggest win of the season defeating the visiting Seattle Sounders by a 4-0. A second minute own goal got things started for the home side before second-half goals by Cornell Glen, Darren Huckerby, and Chris Wondolowski clinched the game for the last place Quakes.

The Rest

Andy Carroll ushers in new era of racial equality as the first non-black player to be described as “raw”

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When a transfer window closes, a door opens; Andy Carroll's landmark £35m move from Newcastle to Liverpool, broke not only the transfer record for a British player, but also racial boundaries. The date of Wednesday 2 February shall ring through the ages, as this was the day when James Lawton of the Independent chose to describe the striker as "raw", a new era of equality and understanding between races dawned, as the young Carroll became the first white player to be described in these vaunted terms.

Darren Huckerby says good-bye

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San Jose winger Darren Huckerby says he's 99-percent sure he's done after he needed surgery to repair a hip injury.

Sad news for sure. He's always been a great talent and classy representative in the league.
"I look at where I started at the bottom of the third division and I have done everything that I have wanted to do in the game.

Some New for Mon Aug 3

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El Guzano leads Aston Villa to a preseason tournament championship over Juventus. See Americans in Europe for details.


LA v Barca drew an astonishing 93,137 fans to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.


Of the 6 games played this weekend, three of them were pure Wild West shootout, while three were old fashioned nail biters.

A Crucial Home Game: San Jose visits NY

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I feel like I have said all of this before but the story hasn't changed much since then. Here are two teams desperately trying to turn around their seasons. The Red Bulls, though, need a win to begin this four game, must win home stand. It will be interesting to note the attendance figures for this encounter, as the game is scheduled on what should be a rainy Friday night, in the midst of one of the most painful stretches of failure the Bulls have endured in some time.