Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: SoccerInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  Sports e-mail alerts  |  RSS

Soccer Insider: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

Friday kickaround: Eugene Starikov, USA-Chile, Virginia's Diego Restrepo, MLS combine, football at Pizza Hut Park, Uche Okafor RIP

*The U.S. national team has uncovered another foreign player with American ties: Zenit St. Petersburg forward Eugene Starikov, 22, who was born in Ukraine, grew up in Florida and played at Stetson University. He arrived at training camp in California last night. He has been on loan with Russian club...

By Steve Goff  | January 7, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  College Soccer, MLS, TV, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  MLS, U.S. national team  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. United cuts ties with Pablo Hernandez

D.C. United and Argentine forward Pablo Hernandez have parted ways, the club confirmed Friday. Hernandez, on loan from Defensor Sporting in Uruguay, had one assist in 14 league appearances since his midseason arrival last year. By mutual agreement, the sides terminated the contract, which was to run through the middle...

By Steve Goff  | January 7, 2011; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Argentina, D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Weekend soccer TV listings: England FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Mexico

Additional matches are available live online at ESPN3.com and foxsoccer.tv All times are Eastern. What are you going to watch? FRIDAY Mexico, Jaguares-Necaxa 9 p.m. ESPN Deportes SATURDAY England FA Cup, Arsenal-Leeds 7:30 a.m. Fox Soccer Plus England FA Cup, Sheffield United-Aston Villa 10 a.m. Fox Soccer Channel England FA...

By Steve Goff  | January 6, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  TV listings  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Freddy Adu, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore, Bob Bradley, Toronto FC, WPS, USSF women's program

*Freddy Adu's world tour continues with a stop in Turkey to trial with a second-tier German club on winter break. *Oguchi Onyewu has flown to Europe from Washington to finalize a loan deal with defending Dutch champion FC Twente. (Onyewu was not with AC Milan during winter training.) He has...

By Steve Goff  | January 6, 2011; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Freedom, Germany, MLS, Olympics, USSF, Women  | Tags:  Bob Bradley, Freddy Adu, Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC, USSF, WPS  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Matt Kassel preparing to leave Maryland and sign homegrown contract with New York Red Bulls

Maryland junior midfielder Matt Kassel is planning to leave school to sign with the New York Red Bulls, Terrapins Coach Sasho Cirovski told the Insider. The Red Bulls have MLS rights to Kassel, a New Jersey native, because he rose through the club's youth system, making him exempt from next...

By Steve Goff  | January 6, 2011; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  College Soccer, MLS  | Tags:  Maryland Terrapins, New York Red Bulls  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Thursday kickaround: Kristine Lilly, Troy Perkins, Americans abroad, TV listings

*After five World Cups, three Olympics, 352 caps, 130 goals and 105 assists, American women's star Kristine Lilly, 39, is is ending her astonishing career. *Goalkeeper Troy Perkins, who was traded by D.C. United to the expansion Portland Timbers last month, is fired up for a fresh start. "I want...

By Steve Goff  | January 6, 2011; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, D.C. United, MLS, TV, Women  | Tags:  Americans abroad, Kristine Lilly, MLS  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MLS expansion Portland Timbers interested in former FC Dallas star Kenny Cooper

The Portland Timbers have taken interest in American forward Kenny Cooper, a former FC Dallas star seeking to return to MLS from Germany this winter, two sources familiar with the situation told the Insider. Cooper, 26, moved from Dallas to 1860 Munich after the 2008 MLS season. Because the German...

By Steve Goff  | January 5, 2011; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Germany, MLS  | Tags:  Kenny Cooper, MLS, Portland Timbers  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Oguchi Onyewu close to leaving AC Milan on loan

U.S. World Cup defender Oguchi Onyewu, whose club career has stalled since moving to Italy in 2009, is on the verge of leaving AC Milan to go on a six-month loan, the Insider has learned. Italian reports last week linked him to Dutch champion FC Twente, which is coached by...

By Steve Goff  | January 5, 2011; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Italy, Netherlands, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  AC Milan, Oguchi Onyewu  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

WPS approves Washington Freedom's plan to play some home matches in South Florida

The Women's Professional Soccer board of governors has approved the Washington Freedom's request to play some home matches in South Florida this season, increasing the likelihood that the franchise will leave the area altogether after 10 years in three different leagues. Club owner Dan Borislow, who lives in Florida and...

By Steve Goff  | January 5, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Freedom, Women  | Tags:  WPS, Washington Freedom  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

USA-Argentina update, Americans abroad, TV listings, Ben Olsen's art show

*The venue for the U.S.-Argentina friendly March 26 is about to be finalized, and after being mentioned as the early front-runner, Seattle is now completely out of contention, the Insider has learned. Match details are likely to be announced next week. The Emerald City would've undoubtedly come out in full...

By Steve Goff  | January 5, 2011; 12:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Argentina, D.C. United, TV, U.S. men's national team, USSF  | Tags:  Americans abroad, Argentina, Ben Olsen, U.S. national team  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Video: Clint Dempsey's goal vs. West Brom

U.S. World Cup midfielder Clint Dempsey scores in the 56th minute of Fulham's 3-0 victory over West Brom. Two Fulham players go up for the header at the six-yard box, with Dempsey making contact. A cameraman was fooled. Watch carefully:...

By Steve Goff  | January 4, 2011; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, England, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Clint Dempsey  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. United's stadium outlook and investor search, Pat Onstad's arrival and Jaime Moreno's status

Baltimore is serious about D.C. United, but is United serious about Charm City? While the club continues to explore stadium opportunities in Washington, United is taking a hard look at the Maryland Stadium Authority's economic feasibility study concerning a mixed-use waterfront project in the Westport area near Interstate 95 and...

By Steve Goff  | January 4, 2011; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

RFK Stadium's cockroaches, raccoons and power outages, oh my!

We're just four days into 2011, and already we can close the nomination process for MLS quote of the year. Ben Olsen, take a bow. "Yesterday, I come to work, first day, a new year, optimism, I walk in, and who greets me in the hallway?" D.C. United's newly appointed...

By Steve Goff  | January 4, 2011; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United, RFK Stadium  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. United news & notes

Greetings from RFK Stadium, where D.C. United coaches and front office staff have returned from holiday break. I have tales of a power outage, cockroaches, raccoons, a charity art auction, venue explorations and investor searches. First, the club news: *Coach Ben Olsen and team president Kevin Payne confirmed the club's...

By Steve Goff  | January 4, 2011; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Monday kickaround: Happy new year, RFK Stadium, D.C. United, Toronto FC, Chivas USA, Real Salt Lake, MLS draft

Happy new year! Here's hoping you enjoyed the holidays with friends and family. The Insider consumed one too many decadent french-toast bagels, not enough fish tacos at Mama Kwan's, and just the right amount of Amarula. Now back to work. Many notable events await us on the 2011 calendar, from...

By Steve Goff  | January 3, 2011; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

American soccer players abroad

Most leagues around the world take time off this time of year. Not only do the English keep playing, they seem to be competing with NCAA football bowl games for calendar saturation. Anyway, here's how the U.S. lads fared the past few days: GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-0...

By Steve Goff  | January 2, 2011; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company