February 22, 2012 |
It's the high school soccer game that produced so much drama and excitement that it couldn't all be contained in one day. On Tuesday in La Jolla, San Diego Crawford and Bishop's of La Jolla played a boys' playoff game that was tied, 3-3, after regulation. That's when the real fun started: 21 rounds of penalty kicks -- and still no winner. Each side had scored 18 times and failed three. Finally, the game was halted because of darkness. Officials feared a goalkeeper might be injured because he couldn't see the ball.
December 24, 2011 |
Former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni acknowledged fixing Serie B soccer games in Italy involving his team, according to reports, and said his club knew nothing about his actions. Doni was among 16 people arrested across Italy on Monday in an investigation into match-fixing and illegal betting on games. After five days of solitary confinement, Doni was permitted to meet with his lawyer Friday and was then questioned by prosecutors. "Yes, I knew about the fix for Atalanta-Piacenza.
October 4, 2011 |
A regular exercise program is good for pretty much every segment of the population, including homeless men. A small study of homeless men living in Copenhagen found that playing street soccer for 12 weeks improved their cardiovascular health, blood pressure, body fat percentage and cholesterol. Although pedometer readings revealed that the study participants averaged more than 10,000 steps a day, they lacked intense physical activity that can improve the cardiovascular system. The majority of the men said they regularly smoked cigarettes and marijuana, and many also drank alcohol.
September 25, 2011 |
Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United's attacking midfielder/striker, quickly condemned the "undoubtedly racist incident," that took place on Thursday night in London. "Come ON!!!" De Rosario wrote on his Facebook page. You might have thought the Canadian-native DeRosario was deploring yet another racially charged action directed at a player on the pitch. But he wasn't talking about soccer. Nor was the London in question the soon-to-be host of the Summer Olympics, located across the pond.
June 11, 2011
Friday's matches Group B (at Miami) Jamaica 2, Guatemala 0 Honduras 7, Grenada 1 Saturday's matches Group C (at Tampa) Canada (0-1) vs. Guadeloupe (0-1), 3 p.m., Galavision U.S. (1-0) vs. Panama (1-0), 5 p.m. TeleFutura, Fox Soccer Update: The U.S. can join Mexico in the quarterfinals with a victory over Panama, but the Central Americans, ranked 67th on the FIFA world list, figure to offer a tougher test than Canada, the U.S. opening-match opponent.
April 13, 2011 |
GALAXY TONIGHT AT TORONTO When: 5 p.m. Where: BMO Field, Toronto. On the air: TV: None; Radio: 1330 (Spanish). Records: Galaxy 2-1-2; Toronto 1-1-2. Record vs. Toronto (2010): 0-0-2. Update: Galaxy midfielder Chris Birchall returns after serving a one-game suspension, but fellow midfielder Jovan Kirovski is out after receiving a red card in the last game. Landon Donovan, who missed Saturday's 1-1 tie with D.C. United because of a bruised right knee, was listed as questionable by the Galaxy on Tuesday because of inflammation in the knee.
February 15, 2011 |
Raul Gonzalez showed class and Gennaro Gattuso showed none. That, in 10 words or less, was the story of Tuesday's two European Champions League round-of-16 soccer games played in Spain and Italy, respectively. Tottenham Hotspur, ignoring as best it could the outrageous and disgraceful behavior of AC Milan and Italian national team midfielder Gattuso, defeated the seven-time European champions, 1-0, in Milan on a sublime fastbreak goal set up by winger Aaron Lennon and scored by striker Peter Crouch.
August 13, 2010 |
World Cup soccer officials are investigating reports that North Korea's outmatched national team faced punishment by government officials back home after losing all three of its matches in South Africa. Sepp Blatter, president of the International Federation of Association Football, or FIFA, said this week that the organization had received tips that players and coaches "have been condemned or punished" after an embarrassing appearance in which they conceded the highest number of goals among the 32 teams in the tournament.
August 12, 2010 |
World Cup soccer officials are investigating reports that North Korea's outmatched national soccer team faced punishment by government officials back home after losing all three of its matches in South Africa. Sepp Blatter, president of the International Federation of Association Football, or Fifa, said this week that the organization had received tips that players and coaches "have been condemned or punished" after an embarrassing appearance in which they conceded the most goals of all 32 teams in the tournament.
June 29, 2010
Saturday's nerve-racking match between the United States and Ghana was the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history, the Nielsen Co. reported Monday. The game, viewed by 19.4 million viewers on ABC and Univision, topped the Italy vs. Brazil World Cup final in 1994 that was viewed by 18.1 million people on those two networks. By contrast, Nielsen said, the 2010 NBA Finals averaged 18.1 million viewers per game, and the 2009 World Series averaged 19.1 million per game. Of the 19.4 million who tuned in to ultimately see the U.S.' soccer dreams slip away last weekend, 4.5 million watched on Univision — which is on fire during this soccer tournament.