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Soccer Insider: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Video: Maurice Edu's superb goal for Rangers

Maurice Edu, the U.S. World Cup midfielder from the University of Maryland, scores a superb goal to cap Rangers' 4-0 victory over Hamilton: Rangers Edu Goal v Hamilton January 15th 2011Uploaded by chiper54. -...

By Steve Goff  | January 15, 2011; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Scotland, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Maurice Edu, Rangers  
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WPS college draft results

Women's Professional Soccer is still around? Yes. Barely. The league, a box office bust and financial failure that lost four clubs in its first two seasons, conducted its college draft with six teams Friday in Baltimore. The first 10 selections: 1. Western New York: California F Alex Morgan 2. Philadelphia:...

By Steve Goff  | January 14, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Freedom, Women  | Tags:  WPS, Washington Freedom  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: England FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Mexico, Copa CentroAmericana

Additional matches are available live online at ESPN3.com and foxsoccer.tv All times are Eastern. What are you going to watch? FRIDAY Germany, Leverkusen-Dortmund 2:30 p.m. ESPN Deportes Copa CentroAmericana, El Salvador-Nicaragua 5 p.m. GolTV Copa CentroAmericana, Costa Rica-Honduras 7 p.m. GolTV Copa CentroAmericana, Panama-Belize 9 p.m. GolTV Mexico, Tecos-Monterrey 9...

By Steve Goff  | January 14, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  soccer on TV  
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MLS draft wrap-up, Kenny Cooper to Portland Timbers, USA friendlies vs. Argentina, Paraguay

Final thoughts from Baltimore: *Read my full report on D.C. United's eventful draft day. *According to sources familiar with the deal, United's first-round pick, Akron midfielder-defender Perry Kitchen, will earn around $170,000 in his rookie season. It's a modest base salary with a large signing bonus, which is typical for...

By Steve Goff  | January 14, 2011; 1:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Argentina, College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS draft, U.S. national team  
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MLS Commissioner Don Garber discusses D.C. United stadium, Baltimore, Twitter faux pas

After the first round of the MLS draft here in Baltimore, MLS Commissioner Don Garber answered a few questions. On D.C. United's stadium situation and the Baltimore option: "The team is called D.C. United. They don't have a stadium solution; they need one. They've had very positive discussions here in...

By Steve Goff  | January 13, 2011; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
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MLS draft results

1. Vancouver: USA U-20 national team F Omar Salgado 2. Portland: Akron F Darlington Nagbe 3. D.C. United: Akron MF-D Perry Kitchen (details to come) 4. Chivas USA: Akron D Zarek Valentin 5. Philadelphia: Maryland GK Zac MacMath 6. New England: California D A.J. Soares 7. Houston: Akron D Kofi...

By Steve Goff  | January 13, 2011; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  MLS draft  
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2011 MLS draft in Baltimore

Dessert provided by the famed Charm City Cakes ("Ace of Cakes" on Food Network -- no sign of Duff) Greetings from the ballroom at Baltimore Convention Center, site of the 2011 Major League Soccer draft. Coverage begins at noon ET on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. I will provide pick-by-pick updates...

By Steve Goff  | January 13, 2011; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  MLS draft  
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Crystal Palace Baltimore is being sued by its youth academy coaches for unpaid wages

Seven former youth academy coaches for Crystal Palace Baltimore have filed suit against the financially beleaguered second-division club for breach of contract. According to a complaint filed in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County, the group is seeking more than $20,000 collectively in unpaid wages between 2008 and...

By Steve Goff  | January 13, 2011; 12:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  USA 2nd division  | Tags:  Crystal Palace Baltimore  
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D.C. United news & notes

Apologies for the slowdown this week -- juggling soccer and college basketball, planning to resume normal blog operations next week. Check my Twitter feed for periodic MLS and U.S. updates. I'll be in Baltimore on Thursday for the MLS draft. Festivities begin at noon ET on ESPN2. Temper your enthusiasm,...

By Steve Goff  | January 12, 2011; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
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D.C. United owner Will Chang cites 'sense of urgency' in pursuit of new stadium

Citing a growing sense of urgency to find a new home for his MLS club, D.C. United owner Will Chang said he will become more involved in the search for a facility. "It has gone from a relatively minor endeavor to a very high-priority endeavor on my part," Chang said...

By Steve Goff  | January 11, 2011; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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D.C. United owner Will Chang reiterates his desire to keep MLS club in Washington

D.C. United owner Will Chang reiterated Tuesday his desire to keep the MLS club in Washington, saying: "I don't want to go to Baltimore. Baltimore wants us. ... If I can find a home in D.C., I'd love to stay here." In his first public comments since the Maryland Stadium...

By Steve Goff  | January 11, 2011; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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D.C. United roster status

With three days until the MLS draft and 10 until players begin reporting to RFK Stadium for the start of a two-month training camp, D.C. United's roster is coming together yet still lacking a major international acquisition, which could come anytime. United has the No. 3 and No. 31 overall...

By Steve Goff  | January 10, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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American soccer players abroad: Jonathan Spector scores in FA Cup for West Ham vs. Barnsley

GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 5-1 win at Scunthorpe Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 3-1 win at Sheffield United Brad Guzan not in 18 (cup tied) for Hull's 3-2 FA Cup loss to Wigan Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-2 FA Cup draw at Doncaster Dom Cervi...

By Steve Goff  | January 9, 2011; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  
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Video: AC Milan 4, Udinese 4

By Steve Goff  | January 9, 2011; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Italy  | Tags:  Italy  
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