• USSF's 1988 AGM: The Development Plan, Havelange, Blatter and bananas
    In my 31 years as Soccer America's editor, I'd estimate I've written or edited 50,000 headlines, 20 or so a week when we were a weekly magazine, about the same number when we started Soccer America Daily in 2001 with a reduced magazine frequency and now that number each day as most of our content is digital.
  • FIFA: Blatter wins first round, 133-73
    Embattled Sepp Blatter had a 133-73 edge over his sole opponent, Prince Ali of Jordan, in the first round of balloting for FIFA president and is expected to win election for a fifth term as FIFA president.
  • Caribbean combine returns next year
    More than two dozen players from the Caribbean played in MLS this season, and teams looking for prospective additions from the region will have a chance to scout talent very early in January.
  • Saint Louis picked to repeat
    [ATLANTIC-10: Men] Defending champion Saint Louis has been picked to repeat in the Atlantic-10's preseason poll of the league's 12 head coaches.
  • UEFA Champions League viewing schedule
    [TELEVISION GUIDE] The UEFA Champions League moves into Matchday 4 with a special kickoff time of 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday and Wednesday. For the complete schedule ...
  • Young Arsenal star suffers horrendous injury
    [ENGLAND] Arsenal teenager Aaron Ramsey, considered the greatest Welsh talent to come along since Ryan Giggs, suffered a broken leg after being fouled by Ryan Shawcross Saturday in the Gunners' 3-1 Premier League at Stoke City. The injury was so horrendous that broadcaster Sky Sports refused to replay the incident as it would be "too upsetting" for their viewers. Shawcross was red carded and left the field in tears. Shortly after the match, the 22-year-old defender, uncapped at the international level, learned he had been recalled for England's friendly against ...
  • HIGHLIGHT & MAGAZINE SHOWS: A Sampling
    INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHT/NEWS SHOWS FOX SOCCER SHOW Fox Soccer Channel Monday-Sunday, 10 pm ETFOX SPORTS NOTICIAS Fox Sports en Espanol Monday-Friday, 2 pm ET SKY SPORTS NEWS Fox Soccer Channel Monday-Sunday, 7 pm ET GOL TV NEWS Gol TV Monday-Friday, 7 pm ET A TODO GOAL (Goals from around the world) Gol TV Sunday, 11:30 pm ET Monday, 1 pm ET. LEAGUE HIGHLIGHT SHOWS ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEW Fox Soccer Channel Monday 6 pm ET. SPAIN: OLE LA LIGA Gol TV ...
  • GAMES: Live and same-day delay on national TV
    (All times Eastern unless noted. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings and soccerTV.com) MONDAY, April 30 MLS DIRECT KICK MLS REAL SALT LAKE-COLORADO (live), 9 pm. TUESDAY, May 1 ESPN2 European Champions League AC MILAN-MANCHESTER UTD., Semifinals, 2nd Leg (live), 2:30 pm. ESPN DEPORTES European Champions League AC MILAN-MANCHESTER UTD., Semifinals, 2nd Leg (live), 2:30 pm. WEDNESDAY, May 2 ESPN2 European Champions League LIVERPOOL-CHELSEA, Semifinals, 2nd Leg (live), 2:30 pm. ESPN DEPORTES European Champions League LIVERPOOL-CHELSEA, Semifinals, 2nd Leg (live), ...
  • MLS WEEKEND WRAPUP: Twellman strikes again; L.A. wins 'Clasico'
    By Ridge Mahoney The Crew is still unbeaten, D.C. United is still pointless, and Toronto FC is still goalless after the fourth weekend of MLS play. (Colorado and Real Salt Lake play a rare Monday night match.) Taylor Twellman scored again and defending champion Houston again was shut out. Chris Rolfe scored on the hour as the Fire (3-0-1) downed the Dynamo, 1-0, to join the New York Red Bulls atop the Eastern Conference. Houston (1-2-1) hit the crossbar twice (Brian Ching, Brad Davis) while being blanked for the third time this season. After a listless, even ...
  • CHAMPIONS: Goal difference gives PSV Dutch title
    PSV won the Dutch Eredivisie title for the 20th time when it beat Vitesse, 5-1, on Sunday and edged Ajax for the championship on goal difference. Peruvian Jefferson Farfan led PSV with two goals against Vitesse. Brazilian Alex and young Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay also scored. Veteran Phillip Cocu struck the fifth goal that proved to be the goal that clinched the title with 13 minutes remaining. PSV finished with a goal difference of plus-50, one better than Ajax, which won, 2-0, at Willem II. PSV, Ajax and AZ went into the final day of the ...
  • FABIEN BARTHEZ: French great bolts after assault
    French goalkeeping great Fabien Barthez left relegation-threatened Nantes a day after a group of drunken supporters cornered him in his car and he fought with one of them. The incident took place as Barthez was leaving Beaujoire Stadium Saturday night after a 2-0 loss to Rennes all but doomed the Canaries to relegation after 44 consecutive years in the top flight. Nantes president Rudi Roussillon said five drunken fans kicked Barthez's car and banged on the windscreen, and one fan tried to open the car door. Barthez got out and trade punches with one of the fans before ...
  • MLS PREVIEW: Monday Night 'Rocky Mountain Cup'
    By Ridge Mahoney REAL SALT LAKE (0-1-2) vs. COLORADO (1-1-1) (Monday, 9 pm ET, Direct Kick) Real Salt Lake can't be as bad as it looked while being thumped, 4-0, by Chivas USA, yet it was also blanked in its last home game by Columbus (0-0) and needed a couple of goalmouth saves by Eddie Pope and Medhi Ballouchy to pitch its own shutout. Keeper Nick Rimando looked shaky against Chivas USA, but rookie goalkeepers - even one as talented as U.S. under-20 Chris Seitz - have not flourished in MLS, so a change might not necessarily be ...
  • MEXICO: Pachuca leads six into quarterfinals
    Pachuca, which has won championships on two continents in the last six months, defeated Atlante, 4-1, to finish Mexico's Torneo Clausura as the overall leader of the first stage with 39 points, eight more than Guadalajara and nine more than Club America. Pachuca, which won last year's Torneo Clausura, captured the Copa Sudamericana in December and CONCACAF Champions Cup last Wednesday with a shootout win over Chivas. Guadalajara lost its final game to Jaguares, 1-0, but Chivas star Omar Bravo became the first Mexican to win a scoring title since 2001 when he finished the Clausura with 11 ...
  • AMERICANS ABROAD: Keller's Gladbach relegated; Fulham on shaky ground; Santos
    Goalkeeper Kasey Keller's club has been relegated to the German Second Division and English Premier League club Fulham, which has three Americans in its ranks, is threatened with a similar fate. But in Mexico, Santos Laguna, for which Edgar Castillo is a regular, survived a relegation scare. A 1-0 home loss to VfB Stuttgart means Borussia Monechengladbach, playing without the injured Keller, will be relegated to the Second Division. Keller, 37, joined Gladbach midway through 2004-05 season, when his performances were hailed for helping the club stay in the top flight. Keller, who played in the top two tiers ...
  • EUROPEAN RACES: United breaks into clear
    Manchester United broke into the clear in the English Premier League race Saturday when it rallied from two goals down to beat Everton, 4-2, while second-place Chelsea could only tie Bolton Wanderers, 2-2, at home. The results left United five points ahead with three games to play for both teams, including a makeup game May 9 at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge. An EPL rule that prevented American keeper Tim Howard from playing for Everton had a role in the outcome. Although there's a $6 million transfer agreement in place for Howard to move to Everton, he is technically still on ...