wednesday night

Arsenal

GIF It: Sound tactical advice from Arsenal’s Kieran ‘F***ing’ Gibbs

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is still a bit rusty after his latest injury lay-off. Fortunately, he's got team-mate Kieran Gibbs on hand to help him with his positioning. This was neatly demonstrated by the Sky Sports close up of Gibbs taking a throw-in during the win over Fenerbahce on Wednesday night.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the quality of the match is more important than transfer talk

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Arsene Wenger has dismissed the whirlwind of transfer speculation surround Arsenal saying that tomorrow night's match against Fenerbahce is what really matters. The Gunners have been linked, unsuccessfully, with a series of targets over the summer. The latest player to be targeted by the north London club is Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.

Gunners boss in for another midfielder

Premiership Talk Blog at related • 0 views

Arsene Wenger has indicated that the nearly completed transfer of Alex Song to Barcelona will be followed by the arrival of a new midfielder at Arsenal and the replacement is likely to have creative qualities as well.

Song started off as a raw talent in the defensive midfield for the Gunners but turned into a complete box-to-box powerhouse by the end of last season.

Wenger Says RVP Replacements Already At Arsenal

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 1 view

Looks like Arsenal will not be splashing the £20-25 million they just received for Robin van Persie on new players.

Asked by When asked by TF1 on Wednesday night whether he will sign another player to replace Van Persie, Wenger replied:

"We already recruited to replace him.

Columbus Crew

Post-Game Hangover: Reflections on Crew @ Revs (again)

The Bent Musket at related • 0 views

A comprehensive, 90-minute performance was just what the doctor ordered for the ailing Revolution, and that's just what went down on Wednesday night against the Columbus Crew. For the first time in a long time (if at all) this season, Jay Heaps' squad not only limited the petty mistakes that have cost them so many points this year, but they also pressed high, played physical, and controlled the tempo.

Revolution 2 - 0 Crew: Postgame Quotes and Highlights

The Bent Musket at related • 0 views

Doesn't it just feel good to get a win again? The Columbus Crew were probably the hottest team in MLS going into Wednesday night's clash in Foxboro; but they were exhausted and far from home, and the New England Revolution took advantage. It was a trap game for the Crew and a much-needed vote of confidence for the Revs.

MLS Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views



The international break means that most MLS teams are out of action this week, but there are still a pair of games Wednesday night, including one that will have the attention of all of the teams in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

The Columbus Crew, winners of four straight games and unbeaten in their last six, can end the night as high as third place in the East and be within a point of second-place New York.

In pictures: Union 1-2 Crew

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 1 view
PSP photographer Daniel Gajdamowicz's look at Wednesday night's loss to Columbus Crew

And Thats All They Wrote, Folks

Union City Blue at related • 0 views

The Philadelphia Union fell to the Columbus Crew Wednesday night 2-1. The loss effectively marks the end of the Union's playoff hopes for this season even though they may still be mathematically alive. It is unlikely this situation will turn around given the personnel available. I will spare you the gruesome details; suffice to say that the Union managed to lose a "six point" game at home against another mediocre Eastern conference team fighting for a playoff spot while being up a man.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-2 Columbus Crew

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
The Union squandered the best chances Wednesday night, setting the stage for a dramatic winner for the Crew, late in stoppage time.

Gaven's late winner leads 10-man Crew to key victory over Union at PPL Park

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Photo by ISIPhotos.com

By JOEY SAMUEL

CHESTER, Pa. -- Despite being down to ten men, and getting dominated in possession for large parts of the second half, Eddie Gaven gave the Columbus Crew just what they needed to make up ground in the ever-tightening Eastern Conference playoff race.

Higuain leads Crew past Toronto FC

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

The days of the Columbus Crew being criticized for their lackluster offense may be over.

First the arrival of Jairo Arrieta provided a good spark to the team's forward line, and now Federico Higuain has begun his MLS career in style.

The Argentine newcomer notched a goal and assist to help lead the Crew to a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at Crew Stadium on Wednesday night.

Kamara goal helps Sporting KC beat Toronto FC for third straight victory

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views



By BRYAN ROBISON

With Sporting Kansas City sporting a top lineup, the Eastern Conference leading squad proved why they sit at the top of the standings, defeating Toronto FC, 1-0, at BMO Field on Saturday.

Despite not taking the lead until the final ten minutes of the match, there was no question who the better squad was on the day.

Crew tie Galaxy on emotional night in Columbus

Soccer By Ives at related • 1 view



The Columbus Crew made an emotional return to action on Wednesday night, playing their first match since the death of midfielder Kirk Urso. As difficult as it was to get back on the field after such a tragedy, the Crew battled on and honored their fallen teammate with a gutsy performance.

New England Revolution

Tickets for Tonight's Match as low as $8

The Bent Musket at related • 0 views
Tickets for Tonight's Match as low as $8

I need to start paying more attention to the ticket prices with our TiqIq affiliate. Look, I know the Revs have been poor lately, but for $8, come to the game, tailgate with the Rebels and Riders, get rowdy, make a fool of yourself, and then go out in Patriot Place afterward.

Joseph scores twice in N.E. return to help Chivas complete 3-goal comeback

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Photo by ISIphotos.com

Shalrie Joseph made himself feel quite at home at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night.

In his return to the place he called home since 2003 until a trade sent him across the country to Chivas USA, Joseph scored two goals to spark a three-goal comeback and help the Goats salvage a 3-3 draw against the Revolution to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Shalrie Shines In Return

New England Soccer Today at related • 0 views

Revolution fans honored Shalrie Joseph during his return to Foxborough. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Down 3-0 just 21 minutes into the match, Shalrie Joseph's first return trip to New England with Chivas USA on Wednesday night looked headed for disappointment.

Joseph, Sene Score Twice in Wild 3-3 Draw

New England Soccer Today at related • 0 views

Saer Sene celebrates his first of two goals for the Revolution in Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Chivas. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass – The New England Revolution built a three-goal lead within the first 21 minutes of the game, only to see it evaporate in the next 25 minutes, tying Chivas USA, 3-3 in front of 10,945 at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night.

Jerry Watch: Honduras 2, Boca Juniors 0

The Bent Musket at related • 1 view

While most of us were watching the US beat Mexico last night, Jerry Bengtson was busy continuing to play far better for his national team than he's ever indicated he will for the New England Revolution. Honduras beat Boca Juniors 2-0 in a friendly in Miami on Wednesday night. Bengtson scored the opener in the 23rd minute with a diving header.

Major League Soccer

Puerto Rico Islanders Pummeled by Youthful LA Galaxy in CONCACAF Champions League

Inside Minnesota Soccer at related • 1 view

The Puerto Rico Islanders traveled over 3,300 miles to play the Los Angeles Galaxy in CONCACAF Champions League group play on Wednesday night. With LA playing mainly bench and reserve side players, the Islanders may have felt they had a good chance to inflict some damage on the MLS side much like they did on [.

Return to basics yields 4-2 victory for United

American Soccer News at related • 0 views

Throughout the season DC United has pursued a team identity with limited success. Through some extraordinary individual efforts and occasional combination play by a few players at a time, United won a good share of points, but never quite seemed as solid as they could be. A certain confidence was lacking.

2012 MLS, Week 24: What To Watch For

WVHooligan at related • 0 views

Lots of teams and players will pull double duty this weekend after a busy Wednesday night. (Getty Images)

What a night huh? The US won in Mexico certainly trumped the draws in Columbus and Toronto and the win by Dallas in Vancouver. Still the busy night will turn into a busy weekend as MLS pushes forward with nine games on the schedule for us.

D.C. United

Dwayne De Rosario's 100 MLS goals

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario cemented his place in exclusive MLS company Wednesday night, becoming just the seventh player in league history to tally 100 career goals, joining Jeff Cunningham, Jaime Moreno, Landon Donovan, Ante Razov, Jason Kreis and Taylor Twellman. D.C. United compiled a highlight reel of all of his goals, capped off by his header against the New York Red Bulls Wednesday that brought him to the milestone.

Chicago Fire vs. DC United - MLS #25 - Three Questions

Hot Time In Old Town at related • 0 views

It seems like just yesterday that the Fire dispatched the Revolution for 3 points. With a midweek game against DC United at RFK Stadium, the turnaround is a quick one for the Men in Red. I exchanged questions with Martin Shatzer over at Black and Red United to get some insight ahead of tonight's matchup.

Videos

Goodison Dog Scores Screamer Before Everton vs Leyton Orient, Marouane Fellaini Successfully Clones Himself (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 1 view

By Chris Wright

Everton spanked Leyton Orient 5-0 in the CapitalOneRumbelowsMilkCupRolaColaFootballCupLeagueCup on Wednesday night, with new signing Kevin Mirallas scoring twice on his full Toffees debut after joining from Olympiakos just ten days ago though the goal of the night definitely came before kick-off.

Chelsea 4-2 Reading – Blues Survive A Right Royal Shock At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 4-2 Reading Premier League August 22 2012

Another pivotal performance from Belgian wing-wizard Eden Hazard helped Chelsea on their way to a second win of the season at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. However, Premier League new-boys Reading made a proper game of it, and came close to pulling off a major shock.

Football Faceplant: Israel Keeper Dudu Aouate Reenters Earth’s Atmosphere Face First vs Hungary (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

By Chris Wright

In which, during what Google Translate reliably informs us was a 'trivial test match' between Israel and Hungary on Wednesday night, Israeli 'keeper Dudu Aouate goes up and over the top of Hungary striker Adam Szalai, only to crash back down to terra firma face first and in sickening fashion.

Sao Paulo Keeper Rodrigo Ceni Scores Physics-Defying Own Goal vs Nautico (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

By Chris Wright

Veteran Sao Paulo 'keeper Rodrigo Ceni has made a bit of a name for himself over the years by chiming in with over 100 goals for his club, sticking away free-kicks and penalties like it ain't no thang for the best part of 23 years now.

However, Ceni managed to stick one away at the wrong end with terrific panache against Nautico in the Campeanato on Wednesday night coming to punch a corner clear, only to see the ball ricochet off his triangular knuckles at an almost physics-defying angle and then loop up and down over the heads of three hapless Sao Paulo defenders left agog on the goal-line.

Sao Paulo Keeper Rodrigo Ceni Scores Physics-Defying Own Goal vs Nautico (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

By Chris Wright

Veteran Sao Paulo 'keeper Rodrigo Ceni has made a bit of a name for himself over the years by chiming in with over 100 goals for his club, sticking away free-kicks and penalties like it ain't no thang for the best part of 23 years now.

However, Ceni managed to stick one away at the wrong end with terrific panache against Nautico in the Campeanato on Wednesday night coming to punch a corner clear, only to see the ball ricochet off his triangular knuckles at an almost physics-defying angle and then loop up and down over the heads of three hapless Sao Paulo defenders left agog on the goal-line.

intensity

Know your Rival: What Team USA should take away from their win over Mexico

SoccerLens at related • 0 views

Know your Rival: What Team USA should take away from their win over Mexico - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite the pleasant moniker bestowed upon these contests by FIFA, international "friendlies" between the United States and Mexico are usually about as chummy as a night out with Drake and Chris Brown at a New York City night club.

Know your Rival: What Team USA should take away from their win over Mexico

Match Fit USA at related • 0 views
Despite the pleasant moniker bestowed upon these contests by FIFA, international "friendlies" between the United States and Mexico are usually about as chummy as a night out with Drake and Chris Brown at a New York City night club... meaning you're pretty much guaranteed to see more than the necessary share of testy exchanges and hostile attitudes.

The Rest

Young Guns Chop Down Timbers

View From The Couch at related • 0 views

My apologies for the delay. Last night was taken up by watch the best action-adventure movie of all time in IMAX, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
A surprisingly young team started against the Timbers on Wednesday night. Casey was given the night off, Cummings was with Jamaica, and Mullan was given a chance to rest for most of the game after his Achilles injury in Portland.

Unexpected Rivalries 3: Reading, Swindon, Oxford and London Irish

thetwounfortunates at related • 0 views

The police presence outside Oxford station on Wednesday night was illuminating. As a semicircle of rozzers stood to attention outside the entrance to Coco – a small citywide chain better known as a place for students to take mums and dads at the onset of the imminent academic year – Swindon Town fans began to pile off the trains and down the steps into enemy territory.

Park Cottage Grove Girls Soccer Coach Greg Juba Achieves 400th Career Victory

Inside Minnesota Soccer at related • 0 views

In yet another story from the Facebook page of the MSHSL, Park Cottage Grove girls soccer coach Greg Juba achieved his 400th career win Wednesday night with the Wolfpack's 3-0 victory over Bemidji. In over 30 years of coaching girls soccer, Juba has an overall record of 400 wins, 151 losses and 48 ties.

Dynamo open CCL campaign with win over FAS

Soccer By Ives at related • 3 views


The Houston Dynamo may have failed to win their last two MLS games, but that pair of poor results did not stop them from grabbing a convincing victory in their CONCACAF Champions League opener.
The Dynamo got their campaign in the regional competition started with a 3-1 win over Salvadoran club C.

Chelsea 4-2 Reading - Hard work - Credit to Reading.

A Chelsea Fans Blog for Chelsea Fans at related • 0 views

For the neutrals it must have been a good game, for us it was another "typical" Chelsea display in a game that on paper, Chelsea should have won easily.

Now I mean no disrespect to Reading and their fans at all when I say that, but let's put things into perspective here. A newly promoted side come to Stamford Bridge on a Wednesday night, on Chelsea's first appearance at the Bridge since winning the Champions League and with plenty of attacking talent on the pitch, surely it's a home banker isn't it?

Portland Timbers @ Toronto FC Player Ratings: Better Edition

Stumptown Footy at related • 0 views

While Wednesday's match didn't end up being the away win that we were all desperately hoping for, the end result wasn't too bad. I mean, don't get me wrong, I really want the Portland Timbers to earn 3 points again, it's just that they managed to score twice on the road which is encouraging for the future of the team.

Jackson Could Return on Saturday

3rd Degree at related • 0 views
One player who didn't figure into FC Dallas' 2-0 blanking of Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Wednesday night was Jackson. The Brazilian-born midfielder missed a third straight game due to concussion symptoms and while he is on the road trip with the team, it remains uncertain as to whether or not he will make his return to the pitch on Saturday night against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Irina Shayk: Lacy Lady

KICKETTE at related • 0 views
Images via PacificCoastNews.com Our first reaction? She looks fierce. Irina Shayk rolled out her best Pucci (dress)Â and Gucci (heels)Â for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 launch party in London on Wednesday night. Whilst there she hobnobbed with Olympians, Royals, and Z list reality stars. It's also just been announced that Shayk will be taking over hosting [.

Sao Paolo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni scores bizarre own goal

Dirty Tackle at related • 0 views

During his 22 years at Sao Paolo, goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni has has scored over 100 goals, thanks to his tendency to take free kicks and penalties for the Brazilian side.

Last year the 39-year-old became the first goalkeeper in world football to achieve a three-figure goal tally, and having recently returned from six-months out through a shoulder injury, the three-time Campeonato winner was undoubtedly keen to get his name on the scoresheet in Wednesday night's league match against Nautico.