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Archive: November, 2010

Final countdown to the World Cup bid announcement

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12:46 AM
UPDATE: If you did not get to watch the U.S. World Cup bid committee's presentation live, there is video of the entire thing on FIFA's website here. the committee sent out a press release last night containing quotes and photos from Zurich, Switzerland. Last night, the committee sent out a press release... Read more

A soccer indulgence

Monday, November 29, 2010, 9:27 PM
I'm one of the first people you'll meet who will defend MLS against people in the United States who think it's worthless compared to the powerhouse leagues in the rest of the world. I would almost always rather watch a game in person than on television, especially when I can go to a stadium with the... Read more

U.S. to meet familiar foes at Women's World Cup

Monday, November 29, 2010, 2:11 PM
The United States has been drawn with North Korea, Colombia and Sweden for the group stage of the 2011 Women's World Cup, which will take place next summer in Germany. The U.S. qualified for the World Cup by winning a two-leg playoff over Italy, 2-0 on aggregate. Philadelphia Independence forward... Read more

A clash of power and politics among international soccer's elite

Friday, November 26, 2010, 10:55 AM
Next Monday's big game between Barcelona and Real Madrid has rightly been billed as a clash of soccer heavyweights. But it has nothing on the showdown that will take place in Zurich, Switzerland a few days later. The latter contest was the subject of a story that ran on the Associated Press wire a... Read more

Union lose Salinas, Moreno in Expansion Draft

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 1:36 PM
The Philadelphia Union lost dynamic midfielder Shea Salinas and veteran forward Alejandro Moreno to the Vancouver Whitecaps in today's MLS Expansion Draft. After Salinas was taken, the Union pulled Chris Seitz out of the pool of available players. Moreno was later dealt to Chivas USA as both the Whitecaps... Read more

Union announce Expansion Draft players, acquire midfielder Brian Carroll

Monday, November 22, 2010, 5:33 PM
Ahead of the Philadelphia Union's announcement of which players it has left unprotected for the upcoming Expansion Draft, the club announced that it has acquired Columbus Crew midfielder Brian Carroll. The Union gave up allocation money and a second-round pick in the 2011 SuperDraft in return. "I... Read more

What you need to know about the U.S. World Cup bid evaluation

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:43 AM
This post is rather long, and a bit dense. But I hope you'll read all the way through it, because there's a lot of information here. You may have heard by now that FIFA released all of its evaluation documents for the cities bidding to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups yesterday. It took me a little... Read more

Agudelo makes history, Messi makes magic

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 10:18 PM
In case you haven't seen them yet, there were some great goals scored today around the wide world of international soccer. One came in the United States' win over South Africa in Cape Town, an impressive performance by a young and experimental American squad. It was a lively game, but it took until... Read more

Ian Darke ready to re-introduce himself to U.S. fans

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 9:00 AM
It is a rare moment in American soccer when a person or event captures attention on a truly national stage. But Ian Darke has done that twice in this calendar year. The first occasion came during the World Cup, when Darke was at the microphone for Landon Donovan's historic game-winning goal in the... Read more

Le Toux named to MLS Best XI

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 4:16 PM
Sebastien Le Toux finally got a decent honor today, as he was named to Major League Soccer's Best XI for the 2010 season. The Best XI is basically an all-league team. It is voted on by members of the media, players, coaches and general managers in MLS. Le Toux scored 14 goals and dished out 11 assists... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
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