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United States men's national team ties at Guatemala, 1-1, in World Cup qualifying

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:09 AM
The copy below is from the Associated Press. Although the United States could have played better, I do not agree with the assertion that the result is "disappointing." A road draw in World Cup qualifying is worth something, especially in Guatemala City - one of the most intimidating venues anywhere... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 11:02 PM
If you are relatively new to soccer - which I would define as having started to follow the sport at around the time of the last World Cup - then you are going to have a lot of fun over the next few days. And if you have been at this for a while, then you know that "fun" might not be the best word... Read more

Major League Soccer All-Star Game fan voting to begin Friday

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:57 PM
Fan voting for the first 11 places on Major League Soccer's 32-player All-Star Game roster will begin Friday at noon. Voting will be conducted on the league's website, as well as by text message and Twitter. One of the first 11 places will go to the player who receives the most votes by text message... Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United U.S. Open Cup highlights

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 10:32 PM
Courtesy of D.C. United's media relations department... Read more

Why the Philadelphia Union and Harrisburg City Islanders can meet in the U.S. Open Cup

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 11:24 PM
I've written a few times on here about how the Union aren't supposed to play their minor-league affiliates, the USL Pro's Harrisburg City Islanders and the PDL's Reading United, in the U.S. Open Cup. And I wrote last week when the draw came out that the Union would host Harrisburg in the quarterfinals... Read more

Where were you 10 years ago today?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 4:55 AM
A World Cup wake-up call: John O'Brien scores the United States' first goal in a 3-2 upset of Portugal at the 2002 World Cup in Suwon, South Korea. (Elise Amendola/AP file photo) Look at the timestamp above. Where were you at 4:55 a.m. Eastern Time on June 5, 2002? I know where I was: on the couch... Read more

Where to watch the U.S. men's national soccer team's World Cup qualifying game at Guatemala

Monday, June 4, 2012, 6:56 PM
You may have heard that the U.S. men's national team's World Cup qualifier at Guatemala next Tuesday will only be available on pay-per-view television and online. This is because national federations within CONCACAF, which oversees soccer in North and Central America, own the broadcast rights to their... Read more

Philadelphia Union could host U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 1:11 AM
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the potential U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal pairings Saturday afternoon, and the Philadelphia Union would get a home game if they advance that far. I have written before about how clubs cannot play their minor-league afilliates until the last possible round. U.S.... Read more

Philadelphia Union forward Lionard Pajoy suspended one game

Friday, June 1, 2012, 1:51 PM
Philadelphia Union forward Lionard Pajoy has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee, in the wake of a hard foul committed on Toronto FC's Joao Plata this past Saturday. You can watch video of the incident below. It got Pajoy a yellow... Read more
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