GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — The left back problem persists for the US.
Carlos Bocanegra isn't the answer. Jonathan Bornstein – fresh off a shocker against Paraguay – can do no right in the eyes of the collected masses, even when he does (see: World Cup 2010). And Jonathan Spector, nope.
But down in Guatemala, the flank was solidified – for a night, at least.
Greg Garza, Thomas Rongen's embattled, frequently maligned, first-choice fullback, had himself a sublime performance against Suriname on Tuesday night during the U-20s' opening match of the CONCACAF Championship.
AMSTERDAM – AZ Alkmaar technical director Earnie Stewart says he was feeling as modest and grateful as ever after beng informed of his National Soccer Hall of Fame inclusion on Monday.
The longtime US national team star will be enshrined alongside former US coach Bob Gansler and former international teammates Cobi Jones, Bruce Murray and Eddie Pope. For the 42-year-old, it was a momentous bit of news with great timing.
Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2011) – D.C. United announced today the launch of D.C. United Women into the United Soccer Leagues (USL) W-League for the 2011 season. Under a partnership agreement with the Nothern Virginia Majestics, United Women will represent the Black-and-Red in the competitive Northeast Division of the league.
Yesterday, the National Soccer Hall of Fame announced its induction class
for 2011. Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope, and Earnie Stewart have all been elected
into the Hall, in many ways putting the final touch on three excellent
careers. The National Soccer Hall of Fame is a place for the greatest
players in American Soccer. In theory, the Hall should be a combination of
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States U-20 squad ran all over Suriname in their opening match of the CONCACAF Championship on Tuesday night, but head coach Thomas Rongen still feels like his team can improve going forward.
Sebastian Lletget, for example, found himself too deep, which also brought Conor Doyle too far back. The team let up for stretches of 10 minutes at a time. And Rongen’s charges could play forward more, instead of sideways or backwards.
WASHINGTON – The one player perhaps making the most of this season’s return of the reserve league is a new face in D.C. United camp, and he’s also suddenly making life for head coach Ben Olsen very interesting.
Rookie Blake Brettschneider has scored three goals in two reserve games after an active and impressive preseason. But only time will tell if the Supplemental Draft Pick out of South Carolina can really crack a proven United front line.
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States U-20 national team got the start they wanted in their opening match of the CONCACAF Championship on Tuesday night, putting four past an overmatched Suriname squad.
Bobby Wood, Joe Gyau (above) and Conor Doyle tallied in the first half, while Kelyn Rowe's late second-half effort capped off a 4-0 night for the organized and impressive US squad at Estadio Mateo Flores.
WASHIGNTON – D.C. United rookie defender Chris Korb doesn’t like to lose. That much was clear even a few days after the 23-year-old made his professional debut in a 2-1 defeat at New England.
Starting at the right back for injured regular Jed Zayner, the Akron product looked comfortable in DC’s defense and was glad to get that first pro experience done and dusted.
“It was exciting to get that first game out of the way,” Korb told MLSsoccer.com. “I wish we would have won. It’s never fun when you lose and I’m pretty competitive, so it wasn’t the best first game.”
As part of D.C. United’s continued efforts to make appearances in the community and through its partnership with Volkswagen, D.C. United players will be active in the Metropolitan Area following two weeks of MLS regular season play.
Midfielder Chis Pontius and rookie goalkeeper Joe Willis will both be appearing at Food & Friends on Wednesday, March 30th from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Food & Friends prepares, packages, and delivers meals and groceries to more than 2,800 people living with life-challenging illnesses throughout the D.C. Metro area.
Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2011) - Former D.C. United stars Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart were elected to the 2011 National Soccer Hall of Fame. Announced earlier today by U.S. Soccer, Pope earned a spot on 74 percent of the ballots and Stewart on 71 percent of the ballots.