Tag: USA

USA Loses 2022 World Cup to Qatar

  CLOWN Despite citing concerns about the health of players and spectators due to extreme heat in their pre vote assessment reports, the great thinkers of the FIFA selection committee led by a clown named Sepp Blatter decided to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.  Common sense and the wishes of the footballing world... Read more »

US outlasts El Salvador 2-1

Though the U.S. completely outplayed El Salvador in Wednesday night’s friendly in Tampa, they needed two goals in the last 16 minutes to [squeak out of Raymond James Stadium with a 2-1 win](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/4944355/ce/us/second-string-us-impresses-el-salvador?cc=5901&ver=us). After heading into the break scoreless, El Salvador jumped out to a 1-0 advantage in the 59th minute when U.S. right back... Read more »

Morning notes

Here are a couple of quick notes to get your Friday started… **Fire local TV update** It’s not looking like the Fire will be broadcast on My50 in 2010. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, MLS wants to broadcast all of its games in high-definition this year. My50 does not broadcast in... Read more »

Match of the Week

*No matter what time of year, no matter what continent one is on, on any given weekend one can catch an entertaining soccer game. The key is to know where to look. Well, look no further — here’s a weekly feature that will preview (and eventually recap) my favorite match of the weekend. Consider this... Read more »


Just a few quick things I wanted to pass along before heading off to class for the day… The U.S. National Team is well into its annual January training camp and is set to [face Honduras in a friendly this Saturday at the Home Depot Center](http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2009/12/US-to-Face-Honduras-January-23.aspx). Though the game won’t feature any of either countries... Read more »

Morning Links

Yesterday afternoon was a busy one in the world of soccer. I didn’t update then, so we’re getting caught up now… In an announcement that certainly surprised me (just take a look at yesterday’s morning links for proof…), [Landon Donovan has signed a new deal with the L.A. Galaxy which will keep him at the... Read more »

Morning Links

I’ll be back later on today with a full post, but here are some links to kick start your day. The US Soccer Federation announced yesterday that [the team will conclude its annual January training camp with a friendly against Honduras at the Home Depot Center](http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2009/12/US-to-Face-Honduras-January-23.aspx). The match will take place on January 23rd —... Read more »

Morning Links

I’ll be talking with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas later on this morning and posting a story about the remainder of the Fire’s offseason after the interview.  Until then I’ll leave you with a couple of MLS/USA related links.  The Red Bulls officially named Norwegian Erik Soler as their new General Manager and Sporting Director... Read more »

Monday Morning (cough, afternoon, cough) Poll Question: Will the U.S. beat England?

Ever since Friday’s World Cup Draw placed the U.S. and England in the same group I’ve had one thought racing through my mind. Will the Americans baste the Cornish game hens of those limeys and trample their arses up and down the pitch? Or will the English reforge the bonds of the British Empire and... Read more »

World Cup Draw Announced

To say the U.S. got a tough draw at the 2006 World Cup would be an understatement. Paired with European heavyweights Italy and the Czech Republic and African upstart Ghana, the Americans struggled in Germany and finished a disappointing fourth place in their group. But it was a different story this time around for the... Read more »