World Cup

Serie A Transfers/News so far…

The Offside: Italy at related • 0 views

I know, the Italy Offside has been pretty dead recently and I haven't really added new posts. But you know this tournament called the World Cup has been going on and it's been pretty interesting. So I've been paying attention to that, and let's be honest, most people are. Sure Serie A clubs are still making moves and trying to solve things for next season, but nothing really serious is going on, and nothing big will happen until probably mid-July when this whole World Cup thing comes to an end and pre-season training begins.

France hands Ireland a loss

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Reuters is reporting today that French captain Thierry Henry has admitted that he handled the ball in the build-up to a controversial goal that sent France to the World Cup at the expense of Ireland on Wednesday.

Ireland's Robbie Keane criticized FIFA and UEFA after the loss, saying the two governing bodies would prefer seeing France in the World Cup.

Colorado Rapids

Rapids reportedly near two signings

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Nick at has a report that the Rapids are close to announcing two signings. Check it out here.

We, at, loves us some WeWantRapidman. When I worked at the Rocky Mountain News, I called Nick Thomas the most dogged Rapids reporter in town, and that label still holds true.

Portland Timbers interested in Spencer

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Former Rapids striker and current Houston Dynamo assistant coach John Spencer reportedly is a candidate for the Portland Timbers' head coaching position. reports that Spencer met with owner Merritt Paulson and others on the Timbers' staff within the past few days in Portland.

Weekly awards, Kroenke, Arsenal, Burpo, Pickens, Dynamite, more

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Jeff Nelson of the Colorado School of Mines' men's soccer team was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offensive player of the week.

Nelson, a senior forward from Laramie, scored four goals and tallied two assists to help Mines to a pair of victories last weekend. In Mines' 4-3 win at CSU-Pueblo on Friday, Nelson scored a pair of goals, including the winner, and added an assist.

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/ BELOW: CU defender Quinn Krier was named the Big 12's newcomer of the week.

DU’s Tarnoczi reaps national honors

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The University of Denver's Alex Tarnoczi, above in a scrimmage against Stanford, was named to Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week for the week ending Sept. 13. (photo by George Tanner/

Another roundup of notable news from the beautiful game in this beautiful state.

Tony McCall, Regis, Mines, Conor Casey, two Marshalls, and more!

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Today we hear from Regis University men's soccer coach Tony McCall, and we take a look at the Colorado School of Mines men's and women's teams, Colorado Rapids coach Gary Smith's comments on the Ugo Ihemelu trade, my votes for Major League Soccer player of the month, the Super Classico between Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy and more!

Linder, Marshall, high hopes at Metro State, Rapids playoff hunt, more

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Lots of notes, many of them from Boulder. Let's get to 'em. ...

GOALKEEPER HONORED: University of Colorado senior goalkeeper Kara Linder was named the Big 12 defensive player of the week for games played Aug. 21-23, the conference office announced. Linder led Colorado to a 1-0 win over then-No.

DU men’s match vs. Stanford has been moved to practice pitch at Dick’s

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Saturday's exhibition between the University of Denver men's soccer team and Stanford has been moved to the Colorado Rapids' practice field at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The game time has been changed to 4:30 p.m., and admission will be free. Denver opens the regular season at the Duke Classic in Durham, N.

John Spencer (yes!), Nikki Marshall, free stuff, Peter Vermes and more!

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The Colorado Rapids will celebrate the newest addition to their Gallery of Honor during halftime of the team's match Aug. 30 against the Houston Dynamo.

Former Rapids captain John Spencer will have his name and number hung permanently inside Dick's Sporting Goods Park, becoming the fourth player in the Gallery of Honor.

Preki, McManus, Cooke, Ben Dayan, Wavorly, Guernsey, D-Ro and more …

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A fresh batch of news tidbits for the Colorado soccer fan. ...

PREKI FINED: Major League Soccer fined Chivas USA head coach Preki Radosavljevic $1,000 for inappropriate conduct directed toward match officials following Chivas USA's 3-1 U.S. Open Cup loss to the Charleston Battery on June 30.

Rapids loan Ceus, Harden, Holody to USL clubs

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The Colorado Rapids have loaned three players to USL clubs.

Goalkeeper Steward Ceus has gone to the Charlotte Eagles of the Second Division for the remainder of the season. Ceus made his debut for the Eagles on June 20 in a 2-2 draw with Richmond.

Defender Ty Harden will join the First Division's Rochester Rhinos until July 25.

Rapids waive Richardson, Bouna speaks, Force unbeaten streak at six

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The Colorado Rapids have waived forward Gregory Richardson.

Richardson appeared in one game for the Rapids this season, playing 11 minutes in the season opener against Chivas USA on March 21. He also played 90 minutes in Colorado's U.S. Open Cup play-in match against Seattle on May 26.

Richardson's rights were acquired by the Rapids in a trade with Toronto FC on Feb.

Guerrero, Rapids part ways

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The Rapids and Ivan Guerrero have decided to go their separate ways.

The team announced Wednesday that it has terminated the contract of the midfielder-defender, who was acquired in a trade with D.C. United for Christian Gomez.

Guerrero had not played for the Rapids this season, and the team said the move was by mutual consent.

No Ljungberg at Dick’s, four Cougars in Northern Ireland, Osorno, Rapids weather and more!

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Another collection of tidbits from the world of Colorado soccer:

GOOD NEWS FOR THE RAPIDS; BAD NEWS FOR THE FANS: On his Sounders FC Blog, Jose Miguel Romero of the Seattle Times reports that international star Freddie Ljungberg won't be making the trip to Commerce City for the Rapids' game against the Sounders on Saturday.

Posters, logos, Nico and more!

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The Rapids have taken their official team photo for 2009, and the team will be selling it at home games.

Fans will be able to get their hands on the team poster, which features the photo on a thick-stock poster, starting Saturday.Â

Members of the Rapids Academy will be selling the team posters at all gates of the stadium at all games this season at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

University of Denver

Peetz discusses being drafted by Breakers

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On Friday, Carly Peetz, a defender with the Colorado Force and the University of Nebraska, was selected by the Boston Breakers in the Women's Professional Soccer draft. Her Force teammates, CU's Nikki Marshall and Kansas' Estelle Johnson, also were drafted. caught up with Peetz after she had some time to celebrate being picked.

DU visits Portland on Friday

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The University of Denver women's soccer team will face Portland on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex in Oregon.

Pioneers (17-5-1) earned their unprecedented fourth-straight Sun Belt Conference championship by beating Arkansas-Little Rock 1-0 on Saturday in Boca Raton, Florida.

Weekly college honors, Force, Dynamite, more

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RMAC defensive player of the week Wally Fink punches the ball away from Fort Lewis striker Euan Purcell. (photo by George Tanner/

Jeff Nelson of the Colorado School of Mines was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for games played the weekend of Oct.

College roundup, Sunday, Sept. 20

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A roundup of Sunday's college soccer action involving teams from Colorado:

Santa Clara 1, Colorado 0 OT: At Palo Alto, Calif., the Buffaloes dropped their second contest in the Stanford?Nike Invitational. Linder would be tested two more times in a one-minute span, coming up with the saves on both attempts, however with less than two minutes to play in the first overtime period, Santa Clara would seal the deal and finally sneak past Linder for the win.

College roundup, Sept. 18

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Recaps of Friday's games involving teams from around the state:

Colorado College 4, New Hampshire 0: The Tigers cashed in on a pair of corner kicks early in the match and never looked back. Sophomore defender Beth Wright scored a goal and assisted on another in the opening 13 minutes of play at Stewart Field in Colorado Springs.

College roundup: Sunday, Sept. 13

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A roundup of college soccer in Colorado from Sunday:

Metro State 1, Colorado State-Pueblo 0:
What a big difference from Friday. After pummeling the Colorado School of Mines at home two days earlier, the Roadrunners managed only a 1-0 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo 1-0 on the road Sunday.

College roundup, Friday, Sept. 11

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A roundup of Friday's action in Colorado college soccer:

Denver 2, Kansas 1: Freshman midfielder Katy Van Lieshout hit a game-winning goal on a free kick from 28 yards out to give the Pioneers a victory over No. 13 Kansas in the Colorado College Invitational at Stewart Field in Colorado Springs.

Pio’s and Tigers and Jayhawks, oh my!

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Random notes from the world of soccer in Colorado:

TIGER TOURNAMENT: The Colorado College women's soccer team hosts the University of Denver, Kansas and Texas Christian on Friday and Sunday. CC faces TCU at 4 p.m. Friday and Kansas at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Pioneers meet the Jayhawks at 1:30 Friday and Texas Christian at noon Sunday.

Weekend college roundup, Sept. 4-6

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A quick roundup of the weekend's games for Colorado's college soccer teams:

Senior midfielder Kelli Breidenbach scored on an assist from Mariah Johnston in the second overtime Sunday afternoon in the Colorado Soccer Classic at Prentup Field in Boulder.

Major League Soccer

CC mourns death of ‘09 graduate Quon

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Colorado College is mourning the Sept. 19 death of Chris Quon, a member of the men's soccer and men's lacrosse teams. Quon graduated in May with a degree in economics.

"Chris's passing has devastated the Colorado College athletics community," said Horst Richardson, coach of the men's soccer team.

Vote for Omar, Prideaux retiring, power rankings

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GOAL OF THE WEEK: Rapids striker Omar Cummings is up for voting for MLS goal of the week for his 88th-minute equalizer against Real Salt Lake on Saturday in Utah. Read all about it at the Rapids Undercurrent. And vote for Omar at

FORMER RAPIDS PLAYER RETIRING: In Chicago, veteran defender Brandon Prideaux announced that he will retire after this season, his 11th in the league.

D-Ro strikes twice as Toronto, D.C. tie

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It's gonna be difficult not to vote for Dwayne De Rosario for player of the week. ...

D-Ro is one of ColoradoSoccerNow's favorite players, and there are few things in Major League Soccer that I like better than seeing De Rosario doing his post-goal chicken dance. He did it twice on Saturday, and both goals warranted it.

The Rest

Champions League: Bayern Munich Fans Pelt Neymar With Fake €500 Notes Emblazoned With His Own Face (Photo & Video)

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Bayern Munich fans continued their ongoing protest against UEFA and corporate influence by bombarding Neymar with fake €500 bank notes during Tuesday night's game against PSG at the Allianz Arena.

As the Brazilian striker jogged over to take a corner in the first half, he was greeted with a brief shower of notes from supporters stationed in the front few rows.

Mines players snap up weekly awards

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Colorado School of Mines striker Kayla Mitchell was named the RMAC offensive player of the week for games played during the week of Oct. 2. It marks the fifth time in Mitchell's career and second time this season that she has received this honor.

Mitchell, a senior forward from Ontario, Ore.

Burger King sponsorship of Spanish club Getafe takes creepy turn

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I've seen this a few places on the Internet, and it has nothing to do with soccer in Colorado (other than presence of Burger King franchises in this state). But I'm going to publish a link to England's Daily Mail, which has a story and photos of the King's new sponsorship of Getafe, a professional team in Madrid, Spain.