November 15, 2014 |
The Union have been pursuing former Manchester United assistant and ex-Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen for the last half year and finally they have gotten their man. The team will announce at a Friday press conference that Meulensteen has been hired to the technical staff. A MLS source familiar with the details confirmed Thursday that Meulensteen is being hired as a consultant. According to the source, Meulensteen will work very closely with the team as it prepares for the franchise's sixth season.
January 10, 2014
The Week in Soccer América at Tijuana 10:30 p.m. Friday (WZPA-33, ESPN Deportes) U.S. national team veterans Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, and Hérculez Gómez lead Tijuana against the reigning Mexican champions. As the World Cup grows ever closer, it's a chance for Tijuana's American contingent to make its case to be on the plane to Brazil. Sunderland at Fulham 10 a.m. Saturday (Premier League Extra Time, NBCSports.com) Both of these teams have U.S. national team stars on their rosters: Jozy Altidore at Sunderland and Clint Dempsey at Fulham.
March 5, 2013 |
Mike Magee had a hat trick as the Los Angeles Galaxy began their post-David Beckham era Sunday with a season-opening 4-0 rout of the Chicago Fire in Carson, Calif. The two-time defending Major League Soccer champions also got a late goal from Robbie Keane. In Portland, Ore., an own goal by New York defender Jamison Olave gave the host Timbers a 3-3 tie with the Red Bulls. In Saturday's late games, the visiting Montreal Impact beat the Seattle Sounders on a goal by Davy Arnaud, while the Columbus Crew got goals from Federico Higuain, Josh Williams, and Dominic Oduro in a 3-0 pasting of Chivas USA in Carson.
November 11, 2012
Doctors told Charlie Beljan he was in good enough health to leave the hospital Saturday morning, but perhaps not to play golf. With his job on the line and his name atop the leader board for the first time, Beljan ignored the recommendation and was glad he did. One day after a panic attack so severe that he struggled to breathe and feared for his life, Beljan managed just fine in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.:...
August 26, 2012 |
MONTREAL - Patrice Bernier scored from the penalty spot and added another goal late in the second half in the Montreal Impact's 3-0 rout Saturday of D.C. United. The victory extended the Impact's winning streak to five games and moved the club to within a point of the fifth-place United for the final playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference. "Over the last month or so, we've been very good and we've worked hard. We've earned the success we've got right now," Impact captain Davy Arnaud said.
July 19, 2012
Quarterback Robert Griffin III , the second pick in the draft out of Baylor, has agreed to terms on a contract with the Washington Redskins. Griffin's agent told the Associated Press that the Heisman Trophy winner would be in Redskins rookie camp Wednesday. Griffin is due for a four-year contract worth about $21 million, roughly two-thirds of which would be the signing bonus. The deal includes a fifth-year option. He wasn't considered a holdout because training camp doesn't officially begin until July 26. GOLF: New Hope's Erica Herr qualified for match play in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif., but lost her first-round match, 4 and 3, to Jisoo Keel of Canada.
April 8, 2012
Barcelona's Lionel Messi scored twice to become the first player since 1973 with 60 goals in a season for a club in a major European soccer league, leading his team to a 4-1 road win over Zaragoza. The last to reach 60 was Bayern Munich's Gerd Mueller with 67 in 1972-73. In the English Premier League, American striker Clint Dempsey scored twice as Fulham beat host Bolton Wanderers, 3-0. Elsewhere, Sunderland's Craig Gardner made a brilliant late tackle on a goal-bound Gareth Bale to preserve a 0-0 tie and weaken the visiting Spurs' top-four status.
March 5, 2012
Fresh off his goal that gave the United States a 1-0 exhibition victory over against Italy on Wednesday, Clint Dempsey scored twice to go with Pavel Pogrebnyak's hat trick on Sunday as Fulham routed visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers, 5-0, in an English Premier League game in London. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich , with his club in fifth place and in danger of not qualifying for the Champions League, fired manager Andre Villas-Boas after just eight months at the helm. Abramovich has gone through eight managers in nine years.
January 22, 2012
Princeton star running back Chuck Dibilio was recovering Saturday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after suffering a stroke on Thursday. "They removed a clot in the main artery of his brain," said his father, Chuck Sr. "They are trying to find out what caused it, so they can prevent it in the future. As far as a long-term prognosis, we are a long way from knowing. " Dibilio, 19, a freshman out of Nazareth, Pa., was the Ivy League rookie of the year, Princeton's first since 1983.
December 6, 2011
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday he has contacted U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan so he can advise school leaders about the best practices in dealing with ball boys, ball girls, and students who attend summer camps. Emmert did not provide specific details on what those guidelines may include or when they might be completed. In light of child sexual-abuse scandals at Penn State and Syracuse, he said he wants to prevent future improprieties from occurring and wants to find out if there is a pervasive culture within athletic departments that could lead to cover-ups.