Greetings from central North Carolina, where I've stopped for the day/night after spending much of the week with D.C. United in Charleston, S.C. I'm not fond of long drives, but because of college basketball responsibilities in Richmond last weekend and the need for flexibility in getting home for Selection Sunday,...
You come to Charleston, S.C., for the Civil War history. You come for the pleasant weather and lowcountry charm. You come for the oysters and shrimp and grits. And if you are a soccer supporter, you come for the Three Lions Pub at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, the...
Wednesday kickaround: CONCACAF Champions League, U.S. friendlies, Charlie Davies, U-17 World Cup, Americans abroad, TV listings
*The first competitive match involving MLS clubs of 2011 was a dud: Columbus 0, Real Salt Lake 0 in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal in wintry Ohio. The rebuilt Crew had a man advantage for 37-plus minutes after Tony Beltran's second yellow. Columbus' Emilio Renteria and...
| February 23, 2011; 6:00 AM ET |
Categories: Americans Abroad, CONCACAF, CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, MLS, TV, U.S. men's national team, USSF | Tags: Americans abroad, CONCACAF
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U.S. soccer salaries, bonuses: Bob Bradley, Pia Sundhage, Thomas Rongen, Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan, Dan Flynn
More details to share from the latest U.S. Soccer Federation tax documents, which cover March 31, 2009, through April 1, 2010: U.S. men's national team coach Bob Bradley earned $818,244 -- about $600,000 in base salary and marketing compensation and the rest in bonuses for Confederations Cup and World Cup...
| February 14, 2011; 2:10 PM ET |
Categories: Americans Abroad, Confederations Cup, U.S. men's national team, USSF, World | Tags: Bob Bradley, Brad Guzan, Jozy Altidore, Pia Sundhage, USSF
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As we await D.C. United to finalize Charlie Davies's contract this week, you should know that..... *United has concluded its Florida camp and returned to Washington for a couple of days before heading to Oxnard, Calif., for 10 days and three matches. Aside from Davies, a few roster moves seem...
| February 14, 2011; 9:07 AM ET |
Categories: Americans Abroad, D.C. United, Germany, U.S. men's national team, USSF | Tags: Bob Bradley, Charlie Davies, D.C. United, Kevin Payne
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With Egypt's political crisis intensifying and concerns over safety growing, the Feb. 9 friendly between the United States and the reigning African champions in Cairo is very much in doubt. However, in an attempt to salvage the match, organizers are apparently exploring alternate venues in that region. There is also...