Dutch side NEC Nijmegen is offering its players a bikini car wash if they win a man of the match award. Shunning the traditional bottle of champagne, NEC's hierarchy seem to believe that the prospect of getting their motor scrubbed by scantily clad ladies is the most effective way of getting the best possible performances [.
Liverpool v Arsenal Preview by AM Arsenal travel to Anfield in their next match to face Liverpool.
The Gunners have have already dropped four points from their opening two matches. Here is a preview
for the game they promises to be a exciting affair. Liverpool injurys and suspensions The only
injury concern for Liverpool at [.
After Alan Shearer lead Newcastle to the Championship before Chris Hughton brought them back up
the following season, there really was a sense of doom and gloom surrounding the North East club.
Mike Ashley was an incredibly unpopular owner and there was uproar when Alan Pardew was given the
Jamaica defeated the United States in CONCACAF 2014 World Cup Qualifying on September 7, 2012.
It's Jamaica's first win against the USA in 19 matches.Â Few expected the match to be easy or a
given for the United States as they were without key players Michael Bradley and Landon
Things couldn't have started out better for the USA as Clint Dempsey scored in the first
For a second straight month, Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. men's national team made history, but
this time the result was not one they wish to remember.
Weeks after beating Mexico for the first time at Azteca Stadium in a friendly, the United States
resumed their World Cup qualifying campaign by suffering a 2-1 loss to Jamaica at National Stadium
in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday night.
Several former Development Academy players were responsible for the majority of the LA Galaxy's
offense during the team's 4-0 victory against the Puerto Rico Islanders on Wednesday in CONCACAF
Champions League play at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri product Tommy Meyer scored a seventh-minute header.
The 2012 season has the Chicago Fire at a points per game average that is unseen since the
Golden Era of 1998-2003. Forty-four points in 26 games is identical to the 2003 season pace when
Chicago won its only Supporters' Shield. This will almost certainly be the first Fire team to hit
50 points since that 2003 season and it may happen before the team even plays 30 games.
Yep, you read that right, a 1-1 win. Let's be honest, any result in Honduras other than a loss
was going to be a tremendous positive. Falling down a goal early, losing Nathan Sturgis to a red
card and still pulling off a draw...well that's just epic.
The Dynamo are now in the drivers seat for qualification in to the knockout stages of the
What a difference a few days made for the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers.
After Portland stifled the Rapids with a 1-0 result at Jeld-Wen Field last Friday to put the
2010 MLS Cup winners in last place in the Western Conference, the Rapids bounced back with a
comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Wednesday night.
CARSON, Calif.-- After a solid win at Colorado on Wednesday, the Vancouver Whitecaps were
looking continue their road trip success. Chivas USA, back from their two week break in MLS action,
came into Saturday night's match at the Home Depot Center trying to pick up their third win at home
Chicago and New York are battling for playoff positioning in the East. (Getty Images)
The MLS Playoff race is hot folks. As we head into the final two months of the season, both
conferences have different but good races going on as we try to figure out who will be the ten
clubs that go to the post season dance.
On Wednesday night, Sporting KC defeated the Seattle Sounders in a penalty shootout to win the
US Open Cup. The championship was the first piece of silverware for the organization since last
winning the USOC in 2004.
With the USOC behind them, the club now aspires to add an MLS Cup Championship and CONCACAF
Champions League trophy to their collection.
In DC United's first league match since the MLS All-Star Game, Chris Pontius showed why he was
chosen as All-Star MVP of that dramtic win over Chelsea almost two weeks ago.
Pontius pounced on a rebound and scored in the 49th minute of a key Eastern Conference showdown
between DC United and the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, and United ended up holding on to earn a
1-0 win in front of 14,640 fans at RFK Stadium.
There are seven Major League Soccer matches this Saturday including the New York Red Bulls
traveling to face expansion side Montreal and FC Dallas hosting the surging Los Angeles Galaxy.
Western Conference leaders San Jose could expand their lead to four points as they host the Chicago
It was another busy, crazy week in Major League Soccer. Loads of games that saw the home teams
go unbeaten. So with that there was plenty of movement in the rankings here. We have two new clubs
in the bottom tier and above that saw teams swapping places left and right.
The Los Angeles Galaxy travel to Portland, Columbus hosts Kansas City, and much more in MLS this
weekend. There are seven matches on Saturday including top Western Conference sides San Jose and
Real Salt Lake meeting.
Below are Major League Soccer Weekend Match Previews for July 7, 2012.
Labor Day weekend not only marks the unofficial end of summer, but also the beginning of the
NASL playoff stretch run. Â On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rowdies closed to within four points of
first place San Antonio by winning 3-0 over Fort Lauderdale at Lockhart Stadium while the Scorpions
drew on the road with the [.
San Antonio Scorpions FC took on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Heroes Stadium still holding on to the
top spot in the NASL with 39 points before Sunday's match against the Rowdies. Â The Scorpions came
in to the contest four points ahead of the Rowdies who were tied on points with Puerto Rico. Â In
FC Edmonton are back in the hunt for the playoffs.
The Eddies brought themselves within four points of sixth place in the NASL standings and the
final playoff spot that comes with it by blanking the Puerto RIco Islanders, 1-0, at Clarke Stadium
I owned that grey shirt and I loved it. Looking back now, I'm not entirely sure why,
because it's pretty ugly, but I thought I looked the business in it. I can't imagine my parents
were too pleased when I refused to wear it a few months after buying it. I wasn't a brat, I swear,
but when the team stopped wearing it, I thought I should too.
Arsenal will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon, to hopefully secure their first win of the
season in a fixture that has seen a lot of drama in the recent years.
If you look back at the clashes between Arsenal and Liverpool, the hype around them in general has
been deteriorating for the past 2-3 years, a time period coinciding with Liverpool's fall from
title chasers to Europa League drop-outs.
Via US Soccer Despite dropping its final Group D match in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
with a 3-0 loss to defending champion Germany, the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team advanced to the
quarterfinals of the tournament. Video highlights can be seen below.
In Monday's other Group D match, China PR defeated Ghana 1-0 to finish the group stage with four
points alongside the USA.
The USA unfurled a banner after the China match to thank the people of Hiroshima who were so
kind and helpful during the team's stay
The U.S. WNT drew 1-1 with China in its second Group D match at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World
Cup on Aug. 23 which was not the result the young Americans wanted, but it still put the team in
prime position to advance to the quarterfinals.
The Columbus Crew picked up a pair of narrow wins at home during the past week, and that has placed
them right back into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.
The Crew are four points shy of the final playoff spot in the East after picking up big victories
in their two matches at Crew Stadium last week.
A bizarre mid-week day game was probably not something the Chicago Fire were too thrilled with
when initially looking at the 2012 MLS Schedule. Still, with twenty minutes to go, it looked as if
the Fire would be able to hang on and steal a point on the road against the New York Red Bulls.
If there were any lingering doubts about the San Jose Earthquakes and their legitimacy as MLS
title contenders, those doubts were erased on Saturday night by a dominating performance against
the team closest to them in the standings.
Chris Wondolowski scored a hat-trick, bringing his total to a league-best 17, to lead the
Earthquakes to a 5-0 thrashing of Real Salt Lake at Buck Shaw Stadium in San Jose.
The premier division of the Football Conference may have started last weekend, but this weekend
is the one that we're marking as the start of the new football season and the return of our
non-league videos of the week. Tonight, we have four matches from four different divisions as clubs
get back to competitive action after their summer break.
90ish -- Road Trips Can Bring the Best out of Supporters Groups
"Two weeks, 3000 miles, four points, new friends, and a lifetime of memories." -- James Hromadka
from Texian Army. James shares a small snippet of his trip to Sporting KC, and how it changed his
views on opposing Supporters Groups. Worth the read.
In November 2010, the Colorado Rapids took to a cold Toronto field and won an MLS Cup. On
Wednesday night, the team took the same field with hopes of linking "playoff" and "aspirations"
into a reality.
Playing in a stadium where the Rapids were 0-5-0 against the home team, Colorado saw those hopes
vanish in yet another 2-1 loss.
Saturday provides another fresh start for Charlie Davies, one which he hopes is just the
beginning of the turning point that launches him back to his form of old.
A week after signing with Randers FC in Denmark, Davies, who has drawn the No. 8 jersey, has
been named to the 21-man squad that will travel to Sonderjyske for the club's season-opening game
in the Danish Superliga and could very well make his debut.