Category: ‘Soccer’

NY Times Interview with NASL Commissioner
October 2nd, 2012 at 10:14 AM
The New York Times Soccer Blog Goal sat down with the North American Soccer League commissioner David Downs yesterday. Among the topics of discussion with the commish of Major League Soccer's eight-team little brother were new teams (including the reemergence of the New York Cosmos) and the future of the...

UPDATE: John Terry Fined and Suspended Over Alleged Racial Abuse on Pitch
September 27th, 2012 at 9:54 AM
Updating a previous post, Chelsea captain John Terry has been suspended four games and fined £220,000 by an independent FA tribunal after a four day hearing at Wembley.   Terry has 14 days after receipt of the written judgment to file an appeal.   Though Terry had been cleared of the criminal charges...

UPDATE: John Terry Cleared of Racial Abuse Charges
July 13th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
BBC News reports that Chelsea captain John Terry has been cleared of racial abuse charges this morning in London.  The charges stem from an on-pitch verbal altercation last October between Terry and Queens Park Ranger player Anton Ferdinand.  Ferdinand claims that Terry racially abused him and the Crown brought him...

UEFA Fines Danish Star Niklas Bendtner for Guerrilla Advertising at Euro Cup
June 19th, 2012 at 10:16 AM
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), European football's governing body, fined Denmark's striker Nicklas Bendtner €100,000 and suspended him for a World Cup Qualifying match for advertising the name of an Irish bookmaker (Paddy Power) on his underwear. Bendtner raised his shirt and revealed the slick advertisement after scoring a...

Match-Fixing Scandal Rocks Italian Soccer (Again)
May 31st, 2012 at 4:40 PM
Since my last post about how soccer is (and should be) getting big in America, another corruption scandal has hit Italian soccer. On Monday, police raided the Italian national team's training camp. The team was preparing for the European Championships (Euro Cup) beginning next week. The police arrested Lazio captain Stefano...