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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
On Tuesday, Earthquakes owner Lew Wolff reaffirmed his commitment to building a soccer-only stadium in San Jose while also detailing the snags hanging up the plan. Primarily, ownership is struggling to generate private sponsor interest in difficult economic times. "You can't do it out of magic," Wolff said. "There's no ... Read the whole story
The New England Revolution hope to join increasing number of MLS teams that boast a soccer-specific stadium. The process behind building such a venue can be complicated, expensive, and time-consuming, but it can bring a host of benefits for a team, its fans, and the community. Brian Bilello, the Revolution's ... Read the whole story
"It was more than an argument," a source from the Fire said of the halftime altercation between the MLS team's coach Denis Hamlett and star defender Bakary Soumare on Aug. 9 in Houston. "There was a physical altercation, and the team had to deal with it quickly and assess a ... Read the whole story
Jose Altidore's debut for English Premier club Hull City has been delayed due to a swine flu scare in the U.S. squad in Mexico. Although the quarantine has been removed, the 19-year-old remains in New York awaiting international clearance from the U.S. government based on the results of a biometric ... Read the whole story
Brazilian club Sao Paulo continued its hot streak, winning its seventh straight match by defeating struggling Fluminense 1-0. Midfielder Richarlyson scored Sao Paulo's winner with a remarkable goal at Morumbi Stadium, dribbling past two defenders before firing a shot over charging Fluminense goalkeeper Rafael. The result put Sao Paulo only ... Read the whole story
The Argentine government has stepped in to help resolve the debt crisis hampering the country's cash-strapped clubs that owe huge sums in wages to players and taxes to the government treasury. President Cristina Fernandez has agreed to pay the Argentine Football Association $155 million to broadcast matches on terrestrial television, ... Read the whole story
On Wednesday, Panamanian side Arabe Unido stunned Mexican power Pachuca 4-1 in Panama with an energetic and hungry performance. First-half goals from Orlando Rodriguez and Victor Mendietta were followed by second half goals by substitute Manuel Mosquera and defender Reynaldo Leyvin for the home side.   American midfielder Jose Francisco ... Read the whole story
Spanish club Valencia was barred from wearing the sponsored shirts it typically dons when the club kicked off its Europa League playoff at Norway's Stabaek on Thursday. "Despite intense negotiations over the last few days UEFA have taken this decision because of Norwegian restrictions ... with regards to publicity (for ... Read the whole story

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