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Soccer Insider: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

Emilio, United part ways

Three months 2007 MLS Most Valuable Player Luciano Emilio and United are parting ways once again after the club decided not to exercise its option on the 31-year-old Brazilian striker.

By Matt Brooks  |  July 16, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags: Adam Cristman, D.C. United, Luciano Emilio  
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Another possible D.C. United friendly?

According to a report in Bolivian online news source La Razón, the Bolivian national team has scheduled a friendly against D.C. United on August 11 in Washington.

By Matt Brooks  |  July 16, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Bolivia , D.C. United  | Tags: Bolivia, D.C. United, Friendlies, RFK Stadium  
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BBC: Jol or Eriksson for Fulham job

Martin Jol or Sven-Goran Eriksson is expected to be named coach of Fulham next week, the BBC is reporting -- a decision that would end speculation that U.S. World Cup coach Bob Bradley is in line for the English Premier League position. Roy Hodgson left Craven Cottage two weeks ago...

By Steve Goff  |  July 16, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  England , U.S. men's national team , USSF  | Tags: Bob Bradley, Carlos Bocanegra, Fulham  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: Friendlies, MLS

What are you going to watch? FRIDAY Friendly, Manchester United-Celtic 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 SATURDAY U-20 Women's World Cup, USA-Switzerland noon ESPNU U-20 Women's World Cup, England-Mexico noon Galavision MLS, Philadelphia-Toronto 3:30 p.m. Direct Kick Friendly, San Jose-Tottenham 4 p.m. ESPN Brazil, Vitoria-Sao Paulo 5:30 p.m. GolTV SuperLiga, Chicago-New England...

By Steve Goff  |  July 16, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  MLS , SuperLiga , TV , Women  | Tags: Friendlies, MLS, SuperLiga, WPS  
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Bryan Namoff says he hopes to play again after recovering from concussion

United defender Bryan Namoff, who announced today he was suspending his career due to the effects of a concussion he suffered in a game last September, said he hopes to recover and play again. "I don't want to rule this out," he said at RFK Stadium before the start of...

By Jorge Castillo  |  July 15, 2010; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Branko Boskovic set to debut for D.C. United

D.C. United will receive a boost tonight when the team takes on Seattle at RFK Stadium. Montenegrin midfielder Branko Boskovic, who signed with United on June 14 as a designated player, is set to make his debut after receiving his international transfer certificate from Rapid Vienna, his former club in...

By Jorge Castillo  |  July 15, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Pablo Hernandez joins D.C. United

Forward Pablo Hernandez has officially joined D.C. United on loan from Uruguay's Club Defensor Sporting after receiving his international transfer certificate. Like fellow transfer Branko Boskovic, Hernandez will be available tonight against the Seattle Sounders. The 23-year-old Argentine national scored three goals in 11 games with Defensor Sporting in 2009-10...

By Washington Post editors  |  July 15, 2010; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Bryan Namoff suspends playing career

D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff, who hasn't played since suffering a concussion in a game last September, has suspended his playing career, the team announced today. Namoff, 31, will join the front office as special projects manager, where he will assist general manager Dave Kasper with scouting, youth development and...

By Steven Goff  |  July 15, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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New York Red Bulls sign Thierry Henry

France striker Thierry Henry joined the New York Red Bulls from Barcelona, the Red Bulls are reporting on their Web site. Henry, 32, is expected to make his Red Bulls debut on July 22 against Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League. He played for France in four World Cups...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  July 14, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
Categories:  MLS  
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Memories from South Africa's World Cup

PLAYERS we will remember for the right reasons..... Diego Forlan, Uruguay: Golden Ball Andres Iniesta, Spain: national hero Wesley Sneijder, Netherlands: Dutch conductor Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany: midfield influence David Villa, Spain: goal scorer Thomas Mueller, Germany: Golden Boot Iker Casillas, Spain: game saver Xavi, Spain: the right touch Landon Donovan,...

By Steve Goff  |  July 13, 2010; 5:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: South Africa, World Cup  
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Dani Jarque on Andres Iniesta's mind (and shirt) in World Cup final

After Andres Iniesta scored in extra time for Spain, the deciding goal in a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the World Cup final, he pulled off his jersey to reveal a vest with "Dani Jarque seimpre con nosotros" written on it. That means "Dani Jarque is always with us,"...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  July 11, 2010; 7:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Spain  
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Spain vs. Netherlands: Spain is World Cup finals winner after 1-0 victory

Andres Iniesta scored 26 minutes into overtime to give Spain a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands and its first World Cup title....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  July 11, 2010; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Netherlands , Spain  
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Spain vs. Netherlands in World Cup final

So our long World Cup journey comes to an end today with Spain vs. Netherlands for the title. A round of applause, please, for Steve Goff and Liz Clarke, who have tirelessly documented the event with aplomb for The Post. The Dutch are going for their first title after coming...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  July 11, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Netherlands , Spain  
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World Cup final, Spain vs. Netherlands

Greetings from Soccer City, where another gorgeous South African winter day has dawned. Over six weeks, my umbrella never left its sleeve. (Of course, I never made it to the rainy regions of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth either.) The outlook tonight: 52 degrees and clear. Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg...

By Steve Goff  |  July 11, 2010; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Netherlands , South Africa , Spain , TV  | Tags: South Africa, World Cup  
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