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Soccer Insider: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Charlie Davies with two goals and an assist in D.C. United preseason victory

Charlie Davies made another strong showing at D.C. United training camp Saturday, scoring twice and adding an assist in the second half of a 4-0 preseason victory over Trinidad and Tobago's under-20 national team in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Satisfied with Davies' ability to play at a high level, United intends...

By Steve Goff  | February 12, 2011; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  D.C. United, France, MLS  | Tags:  Charlie Davies, D.C. United  
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Video: Wayne Rooney with a spectacular go-ahead goal for Manchester United vs. Manchester City

Credit: Getty Images...

By Steve Goff  | February 12, 2011; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  England  | Tags:  Manchester United, Wayne Rooney  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Mexico

Numerous matches available online at ESPN3.com and foxsoccer.tv All times are Eastern U.S. What are you going to watch? FRIDAY Mexico, Necaxa-America 9 p.m. Fox Deportes, Azteca America SATURDAY England, Manchester United-Manchester City 7:30 a.m. Fox Soccer Channel Germany, Bayern Munich-Hoffenheim 9:30 a.m. GolTV England, Arsenal-Wolves 10 a.m. ESPN2 England,...

By Steve Goff  | February 10, 2011; 9:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  TV listings  
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D.C. United planning to acquire Charlie Davies, but financial issues remain unresolved

[UPDATED] D.C. United is moving forward with plans to acquire forward Charlie Davies on loan but contract issues have not been resolved, the Insider has learned. Davies, the U.S. national team player who suffered severe injuries in a car accident 16 months ago, flew to Washington on Wednesday night for...

By Steve Goff  | February 10, 2011; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  D.C. United, France, MLS  | Tags:  Charlie Davies, D.C. United  
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D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin out 8-10 weeks, midfielder Junior Carreiro sidelined with ankle injury

[UPDATED] D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin will be sidelined eight to 10 weeks with a broken left wrist and miss at least three MLS regular season matches. Cronin, a winter acquisition competing with Bill Hamid for the starting job, was injured during Tuesday's training session in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He...

By Steve Goff  | February 10, 2011; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United, Steve Cronin  
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D.C. United 2011 MLS schedule

D.C. United's 34-match league schedule. All times are Eastern. Local TV coverage to be determined. (The first two games were announced in December.) March 19 vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 March 26 at New England Revolution, 4:30 April 3 at Colorado Rapids, 7 (Galavision) April 9 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, 7:30...

By Steve Goff  | February 10, 2011; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
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Thursday kickaround: MLS schedule, D.C. United, Copa Libertadores, Eric Lichaj loan, Mexico-Bosnia

*At long last, just four-plus weeks until the season starts, the 2011 MLS schedule is ready! The league will post the full calendar later today. The first two weekends of the season were announced in December, but a variety of issues (TV, stadiums, international calendar, tournaments) delayed completion and stalled...

By Steve Goff  | February 10, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, D.C. United, England, Greece, Libertadores, MLS, Mexico  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Mexico  
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Video: Wesley Sneijder's brilliant goal for Netherlands in friendly against Austria

By Steve Goff  | February 9, 2011; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Netherlands  | Tags:  Netherlands, Wesley Sneijder  
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MLS is close to deal with former Everton prospect Cody Arnoux

MLS is in negotiations with forward Cody Arnoux, the former Wake Forest star who played for Everton's reserves last year before joining Vancouver late last season. "Discussions with MLS are underway," said agent Patrick McCabe, of Santio Sports and Entertainment. "I am hopeful that we can reach an agreement soon...

By Steve Goff  | February 9, 2011; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, England, MLS  | Tags:  Cody Arnoux, MLS  
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D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin suffers wrist injury at training camp

D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin injured a wrist in training Tuesday and is undergoing medical evaluations to determine whether he suffered a fracture, the Insider has learned. A United spokesman confirmed that Cronin was hurt and the club is awaiting a diagnosis. Cronin, 27, was acquired from the expansion Portland...

By Steve Goff  | February 9, 2011; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United, Steve Cronin  
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Wednesday's international friendlies: Argentina-Portugal, Spain-Colombia, Germany-Italy, Denmark-England

While the United States-Egypt friendly will not be played because of unrest in Cairo, many matches are on the slate during the FIFA international fixture date Wednesday: (All times are Eastern U.S.) Greece-Canada in Larissa, 10 a.m. (foxsoccer.tv) Armenia-Georgia in Limassol, 10 a.m. Iran-Russia in Abu Dhabi, 11 a.m. Latvia-Bolivia...

By Steve Goff  | February 8, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, TV, Turkey  | Tags:  Argentina, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, friendlies  
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Charlie Davies and D.C. United: What's next?

Charlie Davies's productive debut for D.C. United on Monday morning came against Canada's under-20 squad -- not exactly Real Madrid, or Real Salt Lake, for that matter. But that's besides the point. United needed to see him in a competitive setting, regardless of the opponent or outcome, and after watching...

By Steve Goff  | February 7, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  D.C. United, France  | Tags:  Charlie Davies, D.C. United  
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Charlie Davies with a goal and assist in D.C. United's first preseason match in Florida

In his first preseason match with D.C. United, forward Charlie Davies had a goal and an assist in the first half of a 5-1 victory over the Canadian under-20 national team Monday morning in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Davies, who is seeking to secure a roster spot during a one-week trial,...

By Steve Goff  | February 7, 2011; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  Charlie Davies, D.C. United  
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American soccer players abroad

GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 5-3 win over Blackpool Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 2-2 draw with Fulham Brad Guzan 90 in Hull's 5-1 win at Scunthorpe Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 2-1 win over Manchester United Dom Cervi not in 18 for Celtic's 2-2...

By Steve Goff  | February 6, 2011; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  American soccer, Clint Dempsey  
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