Saturday kickaround: World Cup, Italy 'wins,' USA women vs. Guatemala, Simms surgery, Maryland defeats Virginia, keepers with goal/assist
*Oh, FIFA. How dull our lives would be without you. World Cup voting remains on schedule. Carry on. *Italy 3, Serbia 0. It's a final. *The U.S. women's national team faces Guatemala tonight in its second World Cup qualifier in Cancun. Live video is available on the CONCACAF Web site,...
| October 30, 2010; 6:01 AM ET |
Categories: CONCACAF, College Soccer, D.C. United, European Championship, FIFA, Italy, USA World Cup bid, Women | Tags: FIFA, World Cup
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Tuesday kickaround: Boskovic at Wembley, Fire vs. Wizards, Maryland and Virginia matches, Iraqi soccer movie
*D.C. United's Branko Boskovic and his upstart Montenegro teammates are at Wembley today for a meeting of unbeaten nations in a 2012 European Championship qualifier (3 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Plus). Other tasty matchups: Scotland-Spain, Netherlands-Sweden, Italy-Serbia and Slovakia-Ireland. I will post the complete TV/online viewing options at noon. *The...
Saturday kickaround: USA-Poland, Americans abroad, D.C. United-San Jose, Maryland routs Virginia Tech, Serbia-Estonia video
*USA vs. Poland tonight in Chicago (8 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision). I had planned to attend but, for various reasons, decided to skip it and save the travel money for future pursuits. I'll be in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the next friendly. The U.S.'s opponent at PPL...
| October 9, 2010; 11:07 AM ET |
Categories: Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, European Championship, MLS, U.S. men's national team | Tags: U.S. national soccer team
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Wednesday kickaround: Alecko Eskandarian's new life, D.C. United news & notes, Columbus Crew's CONCACAF victory and video
*In July 2009, MLS striker Alecko Eskandarian was struck in the face by a ball, resulting in his second significant head injury in four years. He hasn't played since. Now, with his soccer career essentially over and concussion symptoms affecting his everyday life, "Esky" has returned to the University of...
*Midfielder-forward Chris Pontius' hamstring issue is similar to the problem that former D.C. United captain Ryan Nelsen had with Blackburn Rovers in 2006. Nelsen ended up having surgery in Finland in August of that year and didn't return until January 2007. United has yet to announce a course of action...
Friday kickaround: Bob Bradley in Washington for World Cup bid, Brian McBride to retire, Branko Boskovic boosts Montenegro
*U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley is coming to Washington next week to serve in the American delegation welcoming FIFA's 2018/22 World Cup inspection group, the Insider has learned. The second stop on a five-city tour, Washington will welcome the visitors to George Mason University in nearby Fairfax, Va. (a...
| September 3, 2010; 7:09 PM ET |
Categories: D.C. United, European Championship, MLS, U.S. men's national team, USA World Cup bid | Tags: Bob Bradley, Brian McBride, D.C. United, World Cup
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