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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, July 30, 2008
In the wake of New Jersey boy Giuseppe Rossi choosing to play for Italy and New Mexico product Edgar Castillo opting to wear Mexico's colors, the U.S. national team program is now in danger of losing the services of former U.S. U-17 defender Neven Subotic. The 19-year-old was rated the ... Read the whole story
For the first time in club history, D.C. United has lost four straight games at its RFK Stadium. It had won the first five games of a 10-game homestand that included U.S. Open Cup and Champions Cup games. The losses include three SuperLiga games and an MLS defeat to Houston. ... Read the whole story
A year ago, Corey Ashe was red-carded in Houston's SuperLiga semifinal against Pachuca, which took advantage and won on penalty kicks. On Tuesday night, when the teams squared off again in the SuperLiga semis, Ashe entered the game at the 62nd minute and sealed the Dynamo's 2-0 win with a ... Read the whole story
FIFA has responded to European clubs that claim they don't need to release under-23 players for the Olympic Games because the competition isn't on the international match calendar. Said Slim Aloulou, judge of the players' status committee, the international calendar "is not of relevance in establishing whether clubs are obliged ... Read the whole story
Newcastle midfielder was able to mantain his $141,000 per week salary when Coach Kevin Keegan welcomed him back to the club after his prison stint for violent assault, but Nike has terminated Barton's sponsorship deal. Leo Sandino-Taylor, a Nike spokesman, said: "While Joey Barton is a talented [soccer player], we ... Read the whole story
The English FA says the problem is not in recruiting referees but in retaining them and has launched the "Respect Campaign" in response to the growing numbers of referees who are quitting the game after receiving abuse. At the grassroots level, reports Paul Maughan, it concentrates on decreasing the abuse ... Read the whole story


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