NEW YORK, NY Five more amateur teams will earn berths into the US Open Cup tournament this year.
The PDL's allotment was raised to nine from eight and the NPSL will receive four automatic berths,
the first time since 2003 that teams from that fourth-division league will gain automatic entry.
NPSL teams used to [.
NEW YORK, NY Consistent with US Club Soccer's goal of providing a vehicle through which clubs can
offer life-long soccer to their members, the organization has announced the formation of the
National Adult Leagues U-20 Division. US Club Soccer's National Adult Leagues is a program
comprised of high-quality, competitive and low-cost local leagues for [.
The Hammers were out to get over a dismal start to the season. Liverpool was ready to steady a
shaky ship say that five times fast and improve on their 4-0 win over Burnley from the week before.
Both teams came to play at Upton Park on Saturday, and neither time gave in throughout the entirety
of the match.
LIVERPOOL, England Â â€” Luis Suarez came off the substitutes bench to score on his Liverpool debut
as Kenny Dalglish's side overcame Stoke 2-0 at Anfield here on Wednesday. Suarez, a 22.6 million
pounds (36.5 million dollars) transfer deadline day signing from Ajax, needed just 16 minutes to
open his goal account after Dirk Kuyt's pass [.
BARCELONA, Spain â€” Karim Benzema led Real Madrid to a 1-0 win at Sevilla before Barcelona rolled
over Almeria 5-0 in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Benzema, the much-questioned
France striker, answered his critics with a valuable away goal in the 17th minute of the first-leg
match at Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
ROME, Italy â€” Marco Borriello came back to haunt former club AC Milan on Saturday, scoring the
only goal of the game as Roma blew the Serie A title race wide open. Borriello struck 21 minutes
from time with a lucky goal he knew next to nothing about but that won't have worried the
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.â€” The Colorado Rapids have decided not to pick up options on midfielders
Claudio Lopez, Ciaran O'Brien and the recently acquired Peter Vagenas. All three are eligible for
the MLS re-entry draft this month, if they choose to participate. Lopez joined the Rapids on April
2 and appeared in 11 games for Colorado.
ZAGREB, Croatia Niko Kranjcar scored the first two goals and laid on the third as Croatia breezed
past Malta 3-0 to go top of Euro 2012 Group F qualifying on Wednesday. The out-of-favour Tottenham
Hotspur midfielder cracked in a fierce drive from the edge of the penalty box to put the Croatians
in front [.
Arsene Wenger has his sights set on Sunderland captain Lorik Cana as he aims to bring some bite
to Arsenal's lightweight midfield. Reports from the Sunderland Echo suggest that Arsenal
will do their best to sign the Albanian midfielder when the transfer window opens.
Cana is a new signing at the Stadium of Light having joined the Black Cats over the summer.
With the Ballon d'Or nominations finally releasing this weekend, the headlines have mostly been
devoted to the fact that world champions Italy have no representation whatsoever. But why blame the
press for paying excessive attention to an irrelevant detail? After all, the award itself is
destined to be heading Lionel Messi's way, which means very little is there to be talked about in
terms of debating the winner, right?
As the Olympiacos team bus got closer and closer to the Finsbury Park area, I am sure veteran
goalkeeper Antonios Nikopolidis began to relive some of the greatest moments of his career at the
highest level. From his invaluable contribution in Greece's historic Euro 2004 win to his
consistency during his club's league triumph over the last three years, Nikopolidis is no stranger
to success at a grand stage.
There is no denying that Liverpool F.C. is the form team in the
Barclays Premier League at the moment. Rafa's Reds have defied
all odds to overcome a frustrating start to the campaign and surprisingly,Â the Steven
Gerrard - Fernando Torres pairing isn't exclusively responsibleÂ for leadingÂ the
The first defeat of the season is always the most tricky one to deal with. Perhaps that explains
why some feel that the earlier it comes, the better. At the beginning of the 2007-08
season, a determined young Arsenal squad made a typically flying start to
While Emmanuel Adebayor's infamous lack of sportsmanship this past weekend has
overshadowed Manchester City's emphatic 4-2 victory over his former club
Arsenal, it is impossible to overlook the strong impact he has made at the
This weekend's headlines were stolen by Emmauel Adebayor even before a ball was
kicked. Saturday morning, Adebayor finally lashed out at his former club Arsenal,
moments before the Gunners kicked-off a challenging visit to the
Seldom has a talented football nation witnessed the kind of humiliation that theÂ Czech
Republic has suffered in the entire last year. In a World Cup
qualification campaign where they were placed in perhaps the most competitive of groups
alongside Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, and Northern Ireland,
perfection was almost always essential for the Czechs.
A great majority of the football world has grown used to laughing off Arsene
Wenger's dramatic remarks over major incidents in recent years. This is precisely why the
Arsenal manager was largely ignored when he labeled the accusations over
Gunners striker Eduardo's recent "dive" against
Celtic as a "witch-hunt".
European champions Barcelona ended their dominant pre-season with a frustrating 1-0 defeat at
the hands of a defiant Manchester City side in front of around 90,000 fans at Catalonia's huge Camp
Nou Stadium. While I will stay consistent with one of my previous articles by conceding that
pre-season results carry little materiality, tonight's game should go a long way in demonstrating
just how foolish it is to write off Mark Hughes' flamboyant, new-look Sky Blues.
This coming season promises to be the most exciting in years. Of course, every coming season
promises to be the most exciting in years. This is one of the many truisms of English Football.
Last season we gaped open mouthed as Manchester City clumsily wooed Global Franchise Entities with
the promise of dreams and Ferrero Rocher.
A capacity crowd of more than 78,000 was in attendance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday.
At the full time whistle, Giants Stadium appeared to be a sight of gross injustice more than
anything else. After resiliently fighting with their third-string side for the entire tournament,
the Americans finally fell to their bitter regional rivals, Mexico, albeit very harshly.
When I came across this morning's comments provided by the agent of Barcelona ace Samuel Eto'o,
the first word that came to my mind was diplomatic. Mr. Mesalles, who has been
instrumental in promoting Eto'o to interested parties ever since Barca's treble-winning season came
to an end, stated thatÂ the Cameroon internationalÂ preferred to see out the one year that is left
on his Barcelona contract.
Cinderella stories happen everyday, everywhere in this world. In particular, when it comes to
the world of football, we have seen quite a few of them. After all, who would have thought that
Senegal would knock France out of the World Cup in 2002? Or who would have picked Greece to win it
all in the European Cup of 2004?
So it's finally come to an end. The most protracted and annoying transfer saga in Manchester
United history has ended with Cristiano Ronaldo finally getting his wish to look absolutely
fabulous in all white whilst topping up his tan in the Spanish Sun.
Some will inevitably see the deal, and his request for it, as inconclusive proof of their belief
he is an evil, diabolical, ungrateful little grasping greasy foreign **** who should be strung up
and paddled for the sheer gall of wanting to play for anyone but Manchester United.
All good things come to an end. For fans of the Scottish Premier League, this can't be truer, as
I feel it is time for them to witness the end of an era that has been dominated almost exclusively
by the two giant outfits from the capital. Judging by last season, it is clear that Glasgow's elite
runners up Celtic as well as champions Rangers are ready to make their much-awaited switch to the
Barclays Premier League.
When two extremely well-matched sides compete in a cup final, a moment of brilliance is often
the difference maker. Some may argue that Everton is not in the same league as Chelsea. But with
David Moyes at the helm, the Toffees have defied all odds to finish the season strong without much
Football FanCast columnistÂ Mike HarveyÂ feels that technology in
football is not the answer.
Officiating in football is headline news these days. The past few weeks left a sour taste in the
mouths of many fans. FIFA is at a crossroads and how they choose to handle this problem will affect
the game for years.
The U.S. chars's soccer squad begins its pursuance for a third-straight amber medal on Wednesday
against France, which has ambo ambitions of its ain. The victor could be on the way to the amber
Time for Wenger to change his ways by Davo After reading your lastest posts on Arsene and his total
lack of spending, I had to write something as I thought I was part of a minority of frustrated
Arsenal fans!! Living in Australia It's hard to get up to date information, and at best they [...]
It's been revealed that Southend's iconic Cliff Lift will return to action this summer.
The carriage for the funicular will be reinstalled on Tuesday (23rd March) as the restoration works
near completion. It was closed in 2003 due to technical problems. Since that date, regulations
governing its operation have changed, requiring modifications before it could reopen.