NEW YORK – Real Madrid manager José Mourinho, also known as
"The Special One," says that he dreams of one day managing an MLS club.
In an interview with former Italian national team player
Christian Panucci for Sky Italia, Mourinho is quoted as saying: "My idea is to stay at the top of European soccer for the next 10 to 15 years. After that I would like to have a completely different experience in the United States – the New York Red Bulls or Los Angeles Galaxy, a home in Manhattan or a home in Malibu. That’s the idea I have.”
One of several new faces in D.C. United’s preseason camp is actually a familiar one. Goalkeeper Steve Cronin, who made three appearances while on loan with DC near the end of the 2009, is back after being traded from the Portland Timbers during the offseason.
As he gets through the day-in, day-out grind of the preseason in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Cronin acknowledged that his previous stint with DC was helpful.
We’re not saying that Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit broke training last night, but, well, if he’s a little bleary-eyed on the pitch this morning, maybe Vancouver brass can simply look the other way.
DeMerit’s beloved Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV yesterday, capping off an epic ‘Tweet-down’ between the Whitecaps defender and Chivas USA midfielder Ben Zemanski, a staunch Steelers fan.
Training camp is only two weeks old for Dejan Jakovic and the rest of D.C. United, but the 25-year-old defender will break camp for a few days and head to Greece to meet up with the Canadian national team.
The Canucks will clash with the Pirate Ship on Feb. 9 in Larissa, Greece. For Jakovic, getting named to the 18-man roster was exciting.
“It’s always an honor to represent your country,” he told MLSsoccer.com over the phone. “I’m looking forward to it, it’s going to be a great game.”
NEW YORK – Major League Soccer announced on Friday plans to unveil the 2011 MLS regular season schedule next Thursday, Feb. 10.
“Assembling the schedule begins after MLS Cup and involves several interdependent factors including competitive fairness, international competitions, stadium availability, broadcast windows, and club preferences,” the league said in a statement released Friday. “The 18 home openers were announced Dec. 20, and we have waited until the entire schedule is complete before making it public.”
Washington is a town built on big talk and big promises, and but there's always an expectation that no matter who’s running the show, the people will get what they want it they simply make enough noise.
And soccer fans in Washington want Charlie Davies. American soccer fans want Charlie Davies. They want the Charlie Davies of 2008, or maybe even the Charlie Davies of 2011. Just as long as the kid who everyone's been openly adoring for two years shows up and does his thing the way we expect him to. The way we think he can.
More importantly – the way we hope he can.
NEW YORK – A look at the 2011 league player rules explains why D.C. United had first dibs at acquiring Charlie Davies.
United, who finished in last place in the overall league standings last year, are currently at the top of the MLS allocation rankings, the mechanism which determines the team with first priority to acquire US national team players based overseas.
The allocation rankings are determined by reverse order of finish for the 2010 season, taking playoff
performance into account.
NUEVA YORK. – El último año ha sido realmente de arduo trabajo e interminable sesiones de recuperación para el delantero internacional estadounidense Charlie Davies, quien en octubre del 2009 sufrió un terrible accidente automovilístico que detuvo casi por completo su prometedora carrera deportiva.
Less than 18 months after a car wreck nearly claimed his life and ended his career, US international Charlie Davies is trying to get back on track with a week-long training stint with D.C. United. Should things work out for the Sochaux striker, a 12-month loan agreement has already been negotiated and agreed to.
On a Friday afternoon conference call, the 24-year-old expressed his expectations and thrill at playing for United coach Ben Olsen.
Washington, D.C. - D.C. United anunció hoy que el defensa Dejan Jakovic ha sido convocado a la Selección de Canadá para el partido amistoso internacional contra Grecia el próximo 9 de febrero. El partido se disputará en el A.E.L. FC Arena en Larissa, Greece.
La reciente convocatoria llega luego de que Jakovic participará en tres partidos internacionales con la selección canadiense en el 2010: frente a Perú, Honduras y Ucrania.