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Soccer Insider Archive: Ireland

Tuesday kickaround: Los Angeles Galaxy, D.C. United, MLS, Robbie Keane, Georgios Samaras, Maryland Terrapins, Aston Villa, local Hall of Fame

*Curt Onalfo, dismissed as D.C. United's head coach last summer, has been hired by the Los Angeles Galaxy to serve as an assistant and oversee the reserve squad. Onalfo fills the slot vacated by Cobi Jones, who went to work for the New York Cosmos club, and reunites him with...

By Steve Goff  | January 25, 2011; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, Ireland, MLS, Scotland, Youth soccer  | Tags:  D.C. United, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS  
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Friday World Cup kickaround

*Mathematically, the United States does not have to win today. Realistically, the United States has to win today. Beyond the ramifications to the Group C table, the Americans, for the good of the sport in the States, simply cannot lose to Slovenia. Agree? *Weather at Ellis Park: 56 degrees and...

By Steve Goff  | June 18, 2010; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 World Cup, D.C. United, England, France, Ireland, TV, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Fabio Capello, South Africa, USA-Slovenia, World Cup  
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Monday Kickaround

*We all saw Thierry Henry's handball that led to the goal that ousted Ireland from World Cup contention. Tragic and unjust, indeed. But now Ireland wants to be included in South Africa next summer as the 33rd participant, FIFA confirmed. Rightfully, Sepp Blatter pointed out that, if such a request...

By Steve Goff  | November 30, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  2010 World Cup, College Soccer, D.C. United, FIFA, Ireland, MLS  
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Video: Keane on Henry

Irishman Roy Keane takes a contrarian view of the Thierry Henry handball controversy and, in typical feisty and combative style, offers a variety of rants. "They should have cleared it. The ball bounced in the six-yard box. ... Would I call him a cheat? Nah, I wouldn't think so. Did...

By Steve Goff  | November 20, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  France, Ireland  
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Remembering Alan Kelly

Alan Kelly, an Irish goalkeeping legend who starred for English club Preston North End for 14 years and later became D.C. United's goalies coach, died this week. He was 72 and had been battling colon cancer. Kelly, who was involved in Washington area youth soccer programs and helped operate the...

By Steve Goff  | May 20, 2009; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  D.C. United, England, Ireland  
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