Archive for December, 2009

White to Qatar? (and other news of the day)
Daily news roundups

White to Qatar? (and other news of the day)

Jeremiah White headed to Qatar? Greg Seltzer says so. Like him, I’m waiting to hear back from White to confirm that. If so, that would be a blow to Philadelphia Union, who talked with the American free agent winger last week.  We’ll keep you posted. U.S. Soccer Federation refuses to […]

In the book: some essential reading for the Philly soccer fan
History / Philadelphia Soccer History / Soccer Books

In the book: some essential reading for the Philly soccer fan

Today the Philly Soccer Page introduces a new feature, In the Book, a column reviewing books about soccer. To start things off, here are some essential books that every Philly soccer fan should have on their shelve. Rangers, Rovers & Spindles: Soccer, Immigration and Textiles in New England and New […]

The new Joey Barton
Coca-Cola Championship

The new Joey Barton

You may remember him from such memorable scenes as assault a teammate and stub a lit cigarette out in a teammate’s eye. Then there was the unforgettable beat up a 16 year old outside of a McDonald’s and the sequel, spend six months in Her Majesty’s Prison System. But Joey […]

Jozy Altidore looking uninspired at Hull
English Premier League

Jozy Altidore looking uninspired at Hull

Having the day off yesterday, I was excited at the prospect of some afternoon football to keep me glued to the sofa. Sadly, instead of the massively important Liverpool v. Villa match, FSC (and thus, myself) got stuck with the relegation six-pointer between Hull and Bolton. At the very least […]

Daily news roundup
Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Today’s soccer news: Oguchi Onyewu is on schedule for a March return to training from a serious knee injury suffered in the United States’ qualifier against Costa Rica. That leaves three months to return to form before the World Cup, which could be tough unless he secures a loan away […]

Wanderers fire Megson
England / English Premier League

Wanderers fire Megson

Bolton Wanderers sacked manager Gary Megson this morning with his side languishing one spot from bottom in the Premier League.  The club’s website claimed “Gary Megson has been relieved of his duties as first team manager of Bolton Wanderers with immediate effect. The decision has been taken in the light […]

World Cup - International

Like Christmas in June: the World Cup!

It’s very easy to conflate futebole with the widespread euphoria of the holidays, especially when you’re sitting in a church service given entirely in the beautiful language of Portuguese, a language which I have a very tenuous grasp of at best (with special thanks to Manu Chao and Little Joy, […]

USMNT / World Cup

Freddy Adu, what now?

The new coach at Belenenses in Portugal decided to release Freddy Adu back to Benfica recently. This can’t be considered a good loan spell because Freddy Adu rarely saw the field at Belenenses. His experience was very similar to his time at Monaco in France. Both of these loan stints […]