Haydon's Soccer and Sports Pitch Archive: April 2010

  • French invasion of MLS?

    The rumor mill is humming over 32-year-old French ace Thierry Henry's possible move to MLS later in the year. Published April 6 2010

  • Newcastle is back in the Premier League

    Storied English soccer club Newcastle United is back in the big time. Newcastle earned promotion back into the lucrative and tough English Premier League. Published April 5 2010

  • Freedom crush UNC in final warmup

    The Washington Freedom posted a win in its final preseason game against the UNC Tar Heels as part of the Kicks Against Breast Cancer Tournament. Published April 5 2010

  • D.C. United's youth team loses in PK's to West Ham

    D.C. United's youth academy team lose to London's West Ham United in Tiffany Trophy Cup. Published April 5 2010

  • Kenny Mansally voted MLS player of the week

    Kenny Mansally's two late goals that killed off D.C. United at RFK Stadium on Saturday, earned him the Major League Soccer Player of the Week award. Published April 5 2010

  • D.C. United shell-shocked by Mansally's late strikes

    After dominating the game, D.C. United was stunned by two goals from substitute Kenny Mansally in its home-opener against the visiting New England Revolution. Published April 4 2010

  • D.C. plays Crystal Palace Baltimore in free game Monday

    D.C. United will play second division club Crystal Palace Baltimore on Monday at RFK's training field. Published April 2 2010

  • D.C. United calls up goalie Andrew Quinn

    Dealing with injuries to its two backup goalies, D.C. United has called up goalkeeper Andrew Quinn ahead of Saturday’s MLS home opener against the New England Revolution. Published April 2 2010

  • Parking problems expected at RFK's Lot 8

    Fans heading to the D.C. United game against New England at 7:30 p.m. could expect some parking problems concerning Lot 8. See the memo from the team sent out late yesterday. Published April 2 2010

  • Veteran defender ready to help D.C. United

    With his work papers settled, D.C. United's new defender Juan Manuel Peña is now cleared to play for the club and will likely start against the visiting New England Revolution at RFK Stadium on Saturday night. Published April 2 2010

  • Washington Freedom names roster

    Washington Freedom listed its roster today for the 2010 WPS season. The team plays a preseason match (Kicks Against Breast Cancer) against the University of North Carolina on Saturday, April 3 at 2PM at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Published April 2 2010

  • WPS teams post rosters today

    The eight teams in Women’s Professional Soccer have announced their opening day 18-player rosters. Each team is also allowed to carry four optional developmental players. Published April 2 2010

  • American striker Ching out with hamstring injury

    Houston Dynamo forward and U.S. national team striker Brian Ching will miss several weeks with a hamstring injury. Published April 2 2010

  • MLS broadens Designated Player Rule

    Expect to see some more star quality added to Major League Soccer teams in the coming future. The league has announced that teams can now sign at least two Designated Players. Published April 1 2010

  • Rooney injury: "Minor ligament damage"

    Wayne Rooney sustained minor ankle ligament damage and did not break a bone in his foot during Manchester United's Champions League loss at Bayern Munich. Published April 1 2010

John Haydon

John Haydon

John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for ...

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