Part obsession and part contagion, soccer is definitely making its case for mainstream in certain sections of the United States and Canada. A unique blend of fandom has been consummated with a hysteria of grass-roots marketing.
SEATTLE- As much as you can argue it was always a sure bet, and there wasn't that much risk involved, U.S. Soccer gambled when it chose Seattle as a venue for a World Cup Qualifier. Not because Seattle isn't an amazing soccer city, but because of the lack of a permanent grass field at the city's top soccer venue, and because of the travel it would involve for the national team in the middle of a qualifying campaign.
Wisconsin teams captured two of the three titles at the National Indoor Soccer Championships
last weekend at Soccer City in Palatine, Ill.
Madison-based Chichitas won their third Women's Open championship in four years Sunday, slipping
past Illinois' Schwaben AC 2-1 in a rematch of the 2011 final, while Milwaukee's HLAS thumped
California's FreeKick FC 5-1 to claim the Coed Open crown a year after losing in the final.
Remember that video I recently shared of the two goals the Sounder scored against the Whitecaps?
Apparently, that was just the tip of the iceberg of offerings from LEVYfilms. The masterpiece of
their Seattle Sounders collection is this short film titled "Soccer City, USA: A Glimpse of What is
One of the many interesting tidbits I learned from Michael Orr's (a.k.a. mao, @maofootball) very
well researched book, The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City USA, was that
almost none of the players had ever stretched before that season.
For all the similarities between the Timbers of the 1970s and those of today, there is perhaps
no bigger difference between the two eras than player health, and the extent to which it is a
concern to the team and the fans.
We are a great football club and we boast a good number of websites that honor that fact. The
first season of MLS brought us an explosion in Timbers media in many forms for many tastes. Â We
would like to list a few of the sites that you may or may not heard of in organized super random
We can all hope that we will see even more Timbers media in our secondÂ seasonÂ of MLS.
Their Words One of the greatest strengths of the Timbers is the rich history of the club. With this
third kit, we are paying homage to the teams and players that inspired our city to become Soccer
City, USA. Portland Timbers president Merritt Paulson. Other Sources U.S. hopefuls get one last
chance in January to impress Klinsmann - from SI.
You might have noticed, but there are three other playoff series going on besides Philadelphia
Union's face-off with Houston. Normally, we might not watch them, but each series has high
entertainment value, for different reasons in each case.
Big congratulations to the U.S. Women's National Team for their thrilling 3-nil blow out against
the Canadian side, not that anybody expected another result in Portland. I was, unfortunately,
unable to attend in person, which is a huge shame because I really enjoy women's soccer and, on
many occasions, believe it brings a better, more technical game than MLS does.
*Anschutz Entertainment Group & the Galaxy have expanded their South Bay sports empire, purchasing
Torrance's South Bay Soccer City futsal facility for an undisclosed amount. *Chivas USA today
waived rookie defender Scott Gordon, who made three appearances this season for a total of 23
minutes of playing time.
On Thursday April 12th Major League Soccer will visit the home of the Carolina Railhawks. The day
will include a visit from President Mark Abbott and Will Kuhns, Director of Communications for MLS.
League spokesperson, Dan Courtemanche, had this to say on the matter:
"The Carolina Railhawks invited Mark Abbott to participate in a fan forum and meet with a variety
of constituents to grow soccer in North Carolina.
Undoubtedly, expansion is an exciting time for MLS fans, as it allows them to see and experience a
"new" market, a new potential rival, and the possibility of the next great soccer city. Â With the
success of recent expansion clubs ...
Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Joey Saputo, president of the Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday the Canadian banking
financial group, Bank of Montreal (BMO), asÂ the primary partner and shirt sponsor for their
inaugural season in Major League Soccer for 2012. He made the announcement as he sat in front of a
BMO banner overlooking Saputo Stadium decorated with BMO dasher boards as he The sponsorship is a
5-year deal but other terms of the contract were not announced.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA JUNE 11: Guillermo Franco of Mexico reacts during the 2010 FIFA World
Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11,
2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.. (Photo by Mario Castillo/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty
No puedo creer que este escribiendo esto, antes de que inicies a leer el escrito debes de recordar
los siguiente: Â¿Cuantas veces algunos medios critican al aficionado porque no tiene memoria?
La catrina se pudo triste
el tri le conto un chiste
La FMF grito en la torre
y contrato al Chepo De la Torre
por esta los voy a dejar pasar
porque el tri empezara a Ganar
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA JUNE 27: The Mexico team line up for a group photo prior to the 2010
FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City
Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
There are in fact only three "newcomers" who haven't yet been in a Jurgen Klinsmann-led national
team camp: veteran defender Oguchi Onyewu, Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando and German-born
midfielder Danny Williams, 21, who just got his American citizenship.
"We would like to continue seeing our players develop through these initial couple of
months," Klinsmann said.
"Although my favorite MLS team has always been the Metros (Red Bulls), the team closest to my
heart was the California Victory, a USL team that played in San Francisco in the second division of
soccer for one season in 2007. I was part of the 1906 Supporters, the Victory's fan group and I
always remembered the Portland Timber's fans that came down that year to support their team for a
Yeah, that was me. If you heard a loud bang coming from the top left corner of the United States
Saturday night, that was the sound of my head exploding as I watched Colorado score a goal in
stoppage time to seal a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers as a sold out, shocked JELD-WEN
crowed watched in disbelief.
You know you love football. You love watching the players racing across the field with the smell
of cut grass setting fire to your team spirit. You sit at the edge of your seat when the players
get the ball down the field, avoiding the opposing team as one good whack against the ball with a
head or foot sends the ball past the goalie.
The U.S. Futsal National Team is holding a camp this week at Soccer City in Torrance, Calif. The
training camp is building on the success of the player identification camp held earlier this month
and the team is now in the process of preparing for FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying next year.
One goal of the player identification camp was to rebuilt the squad with an injection of youth, and
three players who are 17 and under have joined the team in southern california.
U.S. WNT and former Portland Pilot stars Stephanie Cox visited Town Hall on Wednesday to give a few
gifts to local politicians and receive a proclamation (see below) from the Mayor and the city of
Portland proclaiming a Day of Recognition for the U.S. WNT. That's one of many things we love about
Supongo que no es fÃ¡cil ganar un Mundial, sobre todo si no sabes cÃ³mo se hace una cosa parecida.
Por fortuna para nosotros, hace aÃ±os que en EspaÃ±a se vienen haciendo bastante bien las cosas con
las selecciones inferiores, y por eso no debe ser casualidad que el aÃ±o pasado en el podio del
Soccer City de Johannesburgo se juntaran unos cuantos medallistas olÃmpicos, muchos campeones de
Europa en distintas categorÃas y un subcampeÃ³n y 3 campeones del mundo sub'20.