The US returns to World Cup Qualification to take on their toughest Group A rivals Jamaica. It's
the first of a doubleheader against the Reggae Boyz with the return leg in 4 days in Columbus. A
win in Kingston would be the most important result in group play as it'd put the US in comfortable
position to win the group.
This is not a prediction of who Coach Klinsi will summon for the Jamaica doubleheader in just a
couple hours, it's who I would call. G - Howard, GuzanD - Cherundolo, Parkhurst, Goodson,
Bocanegra, Lichaj, Castillo D/M -¬ Cameron, SpectorM - Edu, Jones, Diskerud, Kljestan, Feilhaber,
Dempsey, DavisA - Altidore, Boyd, Wondolowski, Johnson, Shea, Gatt -- A few notes: - Starters in
For those interested in ratings (and I assume that most that read this website are), here is a
great look at the ratings bounce MLS has enjoyed over the last few weeks on the NBC Sports
Network.¬ The numbers are fairly impressive and the trend is significant.¬ After the Olympics are
over, I will have a more in depth look at the impact of NBC on the presentation and promotion of
the league, but suffice to say, NBC has been impressive in all aspects of their soccer
Thank Gooodness It's Friday, am I right? And what a week it has been for the New England
Revolution. Captain traded away midweek, star striker gets arrested and tries to use the old "I'm a
famous athlete" defense before finding out that being an MLS athlete in New England makes you about
as famous as the Brazilian national curling team, and there's still a massively important game
ahead on the weekend.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. With Cruzeiro dropping out of the August 4 doubleheader at Gillette Stadium,
Honduras club C.D. Olimpia has been tabbed as the replacements to face Italian giants A.C. Milan.
The friendly match will kick off at 4:30 p.m., followed by the regular season MLS match of the New
England Revolution vs.
Before we take a look at MLS attendance from the weekend, a quick note on our "new" look.¬ The
front page of Footiebusiness has been revamped to (hopefully) make things easier to navigate.¬
After more than three years with the same front page, it was time to make a few changes.¬
Hopefully it will be easier to access the Footiebusiness Twitter feed and soccer links while still
providing access to the site's content.
At Thursday night's Supporters' Summit, New England Revolution President Brian Bilello mentioned
the team was working on a doubleheader for Revs' home opener on March 24th.
It now appears, according to multiple reports, that the Canadian Women's National Team and the
Brazilian Women's National Team will face off on that same date at Gillette Stadium in a friendly
match to prepare for the 2012 London Olympics, presumably as the¬ second game in that Gillette
Stadium doubleheader .
The Americans start group play against France at historic Hampden Park, the only Scottish venue
for the Summer Games. One can barely move around in London without noticing something that has to
do with the Olympics, but the buzz in Glasgow just isn't the same. Some 37,000 fans are expected
for the U.
The U.S. Under-23 men's national team's hopes of reaching the 2012 Olympics have been dealt a
Two days after routing Cuba, the Americans suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat to Canada at LP Field
in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday night in their second Group A match. Both goals came in the second
half off of corner kicks, with Donell Henry and Lucas Cavallini scoring after defensive mistakes
from the United States.
Traditionally, Independence Day is a big event for Major League Soccer, with fireworks
extravaganzas, big crowds and big publicity.¬ Last year,¬ the league's broadcast partners joined
the fun, with a crammed schedule of nationally telecast games.¬ Fox Soccer started things off at
7:00 on Saturday with a live broadcast from RFK.
PORTLAND RAIN SC (3-1-2, 11pts.) will host ISSAQUAH SC (3-1-1, 10 pts.) tomorrow
at 7:00PM at Lincoln High School, in the second meeting of the season between these clubs,
with the first going to Issaquah 2-0.
(Fredericksburg, Va. March 26th, 2012) - The Fredericksburg Hotspur are pleased to announce the
signing of Grover Gibson as a player and Assistant Coach for the 2012 season.
Gibson played professionally in Germany beginning in 1996 for VFB Stuttgart U-18 Bundesliga after
leaving high school, then on to other well-known German clubs such as SC Preussen Muenster, FC
Augsburg, SV Elversbrg, and FC Mainz.
The Goonies from the South Bay are taking their 2012 US Open Cup run on the road, by only a few
miles. In fact this will be their third straight home match at a non-standard facility for the San
Jose Earthquakes. Tonight's 7:30 PM match (radio 97.3FM & audio stream for Seattle, video stream
from San Jose) will be at Kezar Stadium.
With the return of the Bundesliga, we have pretty much a full slate of European football this week.
For those of you with a South America fetish, we even have some Brazilian futebol since the State
Leagues are returning to action.
The highlight of the weekend, though, has to be Sunday's Premier League doubleheader, when
City/Spurs is followed by Gunners/United.
Fox Soccer has been promoting this Sunday Premier League games as "Epic Sunday,'' for once this is
not over hype. The doubleheader of Manchester City vs. Spurs and Manchester United vs. Arsenal will
go a long way toward telling us who will be lifting the trophy in May.
A City win in the early game and a Arsenal win in the late game could all but end the title race.
Brazil and Japan may already be qualified for the quarterfinals and Spain and United Arab
Emirates may already be eliminated, but the remaining 12 teams in the men's Olympic soccer
tournament still have all to play for.
From Great Britain to Mexico to Uruguay, a dozen teams will be vying for one of the last six
berths into the quarterfinals of the Summer Games when the final round of group stage matches
kickoff on Wednesday morning.
Portland Rain captain Nicole Strong attempts a shot in the 2nd half
against Spokane. Photo by Jeremiah Mitchell Braeback.
HILLSBORO, OR - With both their season's on the line, the Spokane Shine (4-2-2, 14 pts)
and Portland Rain (4-3-2, 14 pts.) needed to secure a victory in hope of catching WPSL
Northwest Divsion leaders Issaquah SC (5-1-2, 17 pts).
AT T Park Doubleheader
(http://www.sjearthquakes.com/news/2012/01/quakes-play-dynamo-att-park-march-17) Quakes, Mexican
Olympic hopefuls to play doubleheader at AT T Park on March 17
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