Ronnie O'Brien

Toronto FC

From Soccer To Golf - Ronnie O'Brien

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I have to confess that one of my favorite players to interview when I started covering soccer in 2004 was Ronnie O'Brien. He was with Dallas at the time, and besides being outspoken, the accent of his native Ireland was simply impressive. It was just fun to hear it, even if sometimes I couldn't understand him, especially when he'd be upset at an officiating decision.

From Soccer To Golf - Ronnie O'Brien

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I have to confess that one of my favorite players to interview when I started covering soccer in 2004 was Ronnie O'Brien. He was with Dallas at the time, and besides being outspoken, the accent of his native Ireland was simply impressive. It was just fun to hear it, even if sometimes I couldn't understand him, especially when he'd be upset at an officiating decision.

WVH August Awards: GBS Leads The Way

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I'm trying not to make this such a Columbus love fest here but when your hot it has to be noted and right now the Columbus Crew are indeed hot. The main reason is because of the way things are clicking on the offensive side of the ball and also to a degree on the [...]

MLS Weekend Recap: Crew Continues To Stumble; LA On Top; and DC Stuns Fire

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I think week 11 was one of the more memorably weekends in the 2008 season. It was a long and stretched out week with games every night from Wednesday all the way to Sunday. Thought that Wednesday night game was washed out in DC, it showed us something that this was going to be one [...]

San Jose takes O’Brien from TFC

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Three time MLS All-Star Ronnie O'Brien is no longer a member of Toronto FC. O'Brien played one year with Toronto FC but due to a bad knee injury only was able to make 13 appearances during the whole year. TFC decided to trade O'Brien to the expansion San Jose Earthquakes for some cash and a first round draft pick in the 2009 Superdraft.

R O’B to SJ + If I Were Kelly Gray….

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A big ol' Slap o' Life is coming down the pike and that will keep me away from the site from the end of the day Friday until....well, let's just say it depends on how many swings Life takes until it thinks I've had enough. The upshot of that isn't major - god knows [...]

Ronnie O'Brien leaves turf in Toronto for grass in San Jose

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The San Jose Earthquakes have added two-time Major League Soccer All-Star midfielder Ronnie O'Brien to their roster. Last season O'Brien was one of the first big signings of expansion side Toronto FC.

He had a decent year when playing, however a knee injury kept him out for more then half the season.

TRADE: Ronnie O'Brien to San Jose?

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Rating: 3 (Possible)

We kick this day off with some Canadian Content courtesy of our friends at The Score. Apparently the often injured right midfielder is on his way to San Jose. When healthy Ronnie O'Brien was one of the better midfielders in the league.


Completely un-related, Ives Galarcep hints that Philadelphia's expansion announcement may be delayed due to red tape.

MLS Week 23 Perspecto-Scope: Of Cream, Milk, and Curds

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I've been struggling to come up with a theme for the past week's action in Major League Soccer (MLS). "Big Cities Rising," "Eastern Conference (and Chivas) Rising": none of them quite captured the essential dynamic of the week with the due touch of "pizzazz!" And writing out "DC and Chivas are really good; everyone else, [...]

Injury Problems

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I was annoyed earlier this year when Clavijo apologizes, people experienced in the pro game, were claiming the Rapids had injury problems and that Clavijo shouldn't be judged until he had a fully non-injured squad. It bothered me because at the pro-level, that rarely happens. The coaches job is to find ways to get the team to win despite it's obstacles.

Toronto FC: Down And Out?

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Toronto FC is 6 points down from the last playoff spot currently held by the Columbus Crew. Mo Johnston still thinks the playoffs are a realistic goal.

They also have 2 other teams above them still trying to get into that last playoff spot and Mo still thinks the playoffs are a possibility.

A former scoring champion and all around good striker Jeff Cunningham is now out for the rest of the season and Mo is still hoping for playoffs.

Daily Sweeper, 08.22: Trouble for TFC; DP for FCD

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- Looks like Toronto FC will lose Ronnie O'Brien and Jeff Cunningham for the rest of the season. If this doesn't effectively end their participation for the 2007 season, I don't know what will short of the earth opening up during practice. As one might assume, the locals aren't too thrilled about this. - [...]

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Boswell re-signs with Houston, Ianni dealt to Seattle and more

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The Houston Dynamo moved a big step toward keeping together the league's stingiest defense on Monday after re-signing free agent central defender Bobby Boswell to a new long-term contract.

Boswell had finished out his contract with the Dynamo and had been pursuing opportunities overseas, but ultimately chose to return to MLS after enjoying a strong season in 2008.

MLS Ticker: Boswell re-signs with Houston, Ianni dealt to Seattle and more

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The Houston Dynamo moved a big step toward keeping together the league's stingiest defense on Monday after re-signing free agent central defender Bobby Boswell to a new long-term contract.

Boswell had finished out his contract with the Dynamo and had been pursuing opportunities overseas, but ultimately chose to return to MLS after enjoying a strong season in 2008.

My ESPN piece on MLS Vagabonds

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If you ever wondered about the players who bounce around from team to team in Major League Soccer, you might be interested in my ESPN.com story on MLS vagabonds. I take a look at the 10 players in MLS right now who have played on three more teams in a corresponding number of seasons (or fewer).

The Rest

OUTGOING: Ronnie O'Brien to Portland Timbers FC?

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During a talk with Portland radio last night, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson mentioned that they would be announcing some player signings soon. One of which is certainly Steve Cronin formerly of the LA Galaxy and another is a left sided midfielder who played with the San Jose Earthquakes last season.

O’Brien Out of San Jose

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He's apparently had a falling out with John Doyle over how much of a pay cut to take.