Posts Tagged ‘Europa League’

The MLS Players contract expires today. We will be posting updates as information becomes available. Keep your fingers crossed.

Former New York MetroStars coach Octavio Zambrano recalls how then general manager and CEO  of the MetroStars and current Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz gave him full responsibility on player personnel.

Hope Solo saves two penalty kicks in the USWNT  2-0 victory over Iceland in team’s first match of the Algarve Cup. The US is now top of Group B.

After reading PSP’s Ben Tracy’s wrap up of the US v El Salvador match, you can look the player ratings at goal.com.

In U-17 play, the US crushes Mexico 4-1

Stuart Holden makes his Bolton debut in 0-4 loss to Tottenham in the FA Cup.

FIFA will require most leagues to use a new online transfer register later this year in an effort to control the $1 billion international transfer market.

In a reverse from yesterday’s news, Wayne Bridge says that his position on the England squad is “untenable and potentially divisive” and has ruled himself out of selection for England’s World Cup squad. Note to the US – attack down the left.

Six employees of the bar in which Paraguayan striker Salvador Cabanas was shot in the head have been charged with covering up for the suspected shooter, a fellow employee. The suspect remains at large.

In Europa League action, Galatasaray face Atletico Madrid at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Juventus host Ajax. Both matches are on GolTV. If you missed the USA v El Salvador match you can watch a replay on ESPN360.com.


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Liverpool’s Europa League campaign begins today against Unirea Urziceni. The surprise champions of the Romanian league made a good showing in the Champions League group stage, finishing in third place and only one point behind Stuttgart.

Urziceni is located in southeast Romania. It takes almost half the town to fill up the 7,000 seat stadium where Unirea Urziceni plays their home games. Thus, the team has been using Steaua Buchuresti’s massive facility 15 miles away for Champions league fixtures. This agreement is one of many between Urziceni owner Dumitru Bucsaru and Bucuresti’s Gigi Becali. The two oligarchs are close business associates and they have grown closer as Unirea has rocketed up the Romanian league ladder. This has led to speculation that Becali is considering a takeover of Urziceni. Both businessmen made their money through dubious land deals with the government (or in Becali’s case, the army) so their interests are intertwined on many levels. (more…)

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Megan Rapinoe

For a glimpse of what fans of one of the Union’s Axis of Evil are thinking about the new squad, check out this piece in a DC United blog.

More on our fair city’s hosting of the USA v Turkey friendly on May 29 and 2018/2022 World Cup hopes from the Inquirer.

The US will play the Czech Republic in another friendly ahead of the World Cup at a yet to be determined location on May 25.

Update on Clint Dempsey’s recovery from knee injury.

More opinion on the meaningfulness of Landon Donovan at Everton from Sports Illustrated.

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage replaces midfielder Tobin Heath with Megan Rapinoe for 2010 Algarve Cup squad. The tournament kicks off on February 24 in Portugal.

Rutgers new head coach Dan Donigan adds two new assistants to his staff.

New MLS website news, Benitez, shopping incident, and soccer-related-violence-not associated-with-hooliganism-news update after the jump. (more…)

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