May 28, 2010
Who: United States vs. Turkey When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field TV: ESPN2 Web: ESPN3.com Tickets: Tickets are still available by calling Ticketmaster, or going to www.ussoccer.com or www.philadelphiaeagles.com . For kicks: It's expected that tomorrow's starting 11 for the United States will be similar to the team that will take the pitch for its opening World Cup match against England, June 12 in Rustenburg . . . The Eagles confirmed that more than 48,000 tickets have been sold and more than 200 media outlets will be represented . . . While many will have their eyes peeled on the exploits of Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Jozy Altidore and Landon Donovan, the face of U.S. Soccer, newcomers Stuart Holden, Herculez Gomez and Edson Buddle and Maurice Edu are players to watch as well.
June 24, 2010 |
For those of you who have yet to see Landon Donovan's extra-time, game-winning goal against Algeria, it looked like this: U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard stops an Algerian shot, outlets a long pass to Donovan, who is on the move. He carries the ball deep into Algerian territory, then passes to his right flank to Jozy Altidore. Altidore crosses into the Algerian box, where the ball, Clint Dempsey and Algeria's keeper arrive at the same instant. The keeper stops Dempsey's attempt, but the ball rolls to his right.
June 8, 2011 |
DETROIT - Jozy Altidore scored in the first half and set up Clint Dempsey's goal in the second, and the United States opened its Gold Cup schedule with a 2-0 win over Canada last night. The 21-year-old Altidore was playing his first game in a Gold Cup, which is the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. His goal in the 15th minute put the U.S. ahead, and Dempsey added one in the 62nd off a nice cross from Altidore. The U.S. bounced back after losing, 4-0, to World Cup champion Spain in an exhibition game Saturday.
October 11, 2011 |
FRESH OFF his first win as U.S. Soccer's latest head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann and the Americans will go for their second tonight against Ecuador. It took four matches, but Klinsmann, named U.S. coach in August, earned his first win with a 1-0 victory over Honduras at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Saturday. Now the U.S. (5-6-3 overall) makes its first trip to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., to face Ecuador (7:30 p.m., ESPN2, Univision). Ecuador is the tiny South American nation where U.S. ace goalkeeper Tim Howard collected his first cap and where he earned his first international shutout.
December 5, 2011
In Seville, Rafael Nadal rallied to top Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro , 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (0) on Sunday to give Spain its fifth Davis Cup title and third in four years. "To win a final this way is very special," said Nadal, a 10-time major champion who won the title for the third time of his career. Nadal stretched his record on clay to 16-0 with a 20th straight Davis Cup victory as Argentina remained the only nation to play in four finals and never win one. SOCCER: Stanford's Teresa Noyola scored from point-blank range in the 53d minute and the top-ranked Cardinal beat No. 3 Duke, 1-0, to win the women's College Cup in Kennesaw, Ga. Brazil great Socrates , the clever playmaking midfielder who captained his country's 1982 World Cup, died of septic shock in Sao Paulo.
September 16, 2011
The Dallas Stars have signed an agreement to sell the team to Vancouver businessman Tom Gaglardi and have filed a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in Delaware to help facilitate the transaction. The Stars said Thursday that the deal is subject to a court-approved auction and NHL approval. A court hearing is scheduled for Monday in Wilmington. Center John Tavares and the New York Islanders agreed to terms on a six-year, $33 million contract that will keep the 2009 No. 1 overall pick under contract through the 2017-18 season.
June 20, 2010 |
IRENE, South Africa - After Clint Dempsey extrapolated on the physical adventure that occurs "inside the box" on set pieces such as the one leading to Friday afternoon's now-infamous nullified goal, forward Jozy Altidore was asked if he had anything to add. Dempsey had spoken of the difference in physicality between club and international play, the supposed pretournament focus on eliminating in-box grappling during the World Cup, and the mentality...
November 19, 2008 |
Texas football coach Mack Brown and athletic director DeLoss Dodds announced that first-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will be signed to a new long-term deal that not only keeps him in his current role, but also designates him as Brown's successor. Muschamp, 37, had been linked to openings at Clemson, Tennessee and Washington among others. He held jobs at Louisiana State and with the Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban (now at No. 1 Alabama), and spent a season as Auburn's defensive coordinator before Brown hired him at Texas.
April 2, 2009 |
Jozy Altidore became the youngest American to score an international hat trick, and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago, 3-0, last night in Nashville in the final round of qualifying for next year's soccer World Cup. Making just his fourth international start, the 19-year-old Altidore connected in the 13th, 71st and 89th minutes, all three times on passes from Landon Donovan. The forward from Livingston, N.J., broke a record set in 2004, when Eddie Johnson, 20, scored three times against Panama.
April 26, 2010 |
Kim Clijsters is out for up to 6 weeks after tearing a muscle in her left foot during a Fed Cup singles match Saturday in Brussels, Belgium. The injury forced her to pull out of yesterday's reverse singles in the best-of-five series against Estonia, and casts doubt on whether the U.S. Open champion will be able to play in next month's French Open. "When the doctor tells you 6 weeks, then you start panicking. You think of your season's planning," she told VRT network. The year's second Grand Slam tournament starts in 4 weeks, on May 23, but Clijsters is hoping that intensive treatment will shorten the estimated 6-week rehabilitation.