AMSTERDAM – A trio of Americans started Europa League second qualifying-round play on Thirsday, with Daniel Antunez and underdogs FC Inter Turku able to escape FC Twente with a 1-1 draw.
AMSTERDAM – Josh Gatt and Norwegian champs Molde FK put one leg in the next round of the Champions League on Wednesday by posting a 3-0 win over second qualifying-round visitors Ventspils.
The young winger was troublesome throughout and drew two first half saves from the away goalkeeper. Despite Molde having several good opportunities to score over the opening 45 minutes, the game went to intermission scoreless.
AMSTERDAM — Ace FC Nordsjælland defender Michael Parkhurst is back in training after finally completing recovery from a broken toe injury suffered last season. The Danish champs are hoping he can return to the lineup by the end of the month.
Having been prescribed additional preseason rest to finish healing properly, the US international missed the Wild Tigers' season-opening win at AC Horsens on Monday.
AMSTERDAM — Four Americans laced them up in Europa League action on Thursday, with Sean Cunningham going the distance and Ricardo Clark just 42 minutes as Stabæk were ousted from the first qualifying round despite a 3-2 home win over Finnish visitors JJK.
Having fallen 2-0 away in the opening leg, the Blue Ones still would have needed two goals to move on from the tie after Bjarte Haugsdal hit the game-winner on 64 minutes. Erik Benjaminsen dressed for Stabæk, but did not appear.
AMSTERDAM – Four Americans made Europa League debuts on Thursday night, with Ricardo Clark and Sean Cunningham on the wrong end of a 2-0 decision in Stabæk's first qualifying-round opener at Finnish side JJK.
Cunningham had a solid night for the Blue Ones, while the low spot of Clark's tepid outing was the giveaway that led to JJK's second goal.
AMSTERDAM — Several American exports learned their opening assignments in Europe on Monday, as UEFA drew the first two qualifying rounds of both the Champions League and Europa League for 2012-13.
Three Americans will enter Champions League play in the second qualifying round, with Josh Gatt (above) and his Molde FK set to host their opener against Latvian champs FK Ventspils. All first-leg matches will be played on July 17 or 18, with the returns scheduled for the following week.
CARSON, Calif. – There was no luck to be found for the Irish at Euro 2012, but a loss (or three straight, rather) for the Boys In Green means a win for the LA Galaxy in the form of a returning Robbie Keane.
The Ireland captain is expected to return to Los Angeles this week and could play a role in Saturday’s match against Vancouver, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena told MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday.
CARSON, Calif. — England are just one result away from reaching the knockout rounds of the 2012 European Championship, but the way they have played thus far, the quarterfinals are just the start of something special.
At least, that’s what their former captain thinks.
“Looking at who’s left in the competition, if we can get a good result now against Ukraine and then push forward I don’t see why we can’t go all the way,” Galaxy midfielder David Beckham said.
After watching from afar as Jimmy Conrad and Kick TV cavort around Poland enjoying Euro 2012, I'm pretty much at a loss for words.
Life isn't fair, that much is clear to me now. Of course, that sentiment is also coming from someone who has watched all but one game of the tournament, so I'm sure there isn't going to be much sympathy coming my way.
Comme beaucoup d’entre vous certainement, j’ai les yeux rivés sur l’Euro depuis une semaine et aujourd’hui, je sors du sujet MLS pour partager avec vous deux trouvailles concernant l’équipe des Pays-Bas.
La première charmera tous les parents… et les inspirera peut-être. Ce bambin de deux ans connaît les noms de tous les joueurs de l’équipe ! Si votre enfant sait faire pareil avec votre club de MLS, envoyez-moi la vidéo.