Haydon's Soccer and Sports Pitch Archive: November 2010

  • U.S. women drawn in tough group for World Cup

    After a scary qualifying round, the U.S. women's team landed in a tough group at the Women's World Cup draw in Germany on Monday. Published November 29 2010

  • D.C. United picks Ben Olsen as head coach

    After indicating numerous times that Ben Olsen was not in the running for the head coaching job, D.C. United named Olsen its seventh head coach on Monday. Published November 29 2010

  • FIFA picks world's best 55 soccer players

    The worldwide players’ union FIFPro and FIFA have selected their list of 55 players short-listed for the FIFA FIPro World XI 2010 Published November 25 2010

  • Dax McCarty joins D.C. United; goodbye Wallace

    Fresh from battling in the MLS Cup for the losing team FC Dallas, midfielder Dax McCarty has joined D.C. United. Published November 25 2010

  • GM Mark Washo leaves Freedom

    Washington Freedom announced today that Mark Washo will step down as full time president and general manager of the team. Published November 23 2010

  • DC's Perkins, Hernandez left unprotected for expansion draft

    D.C. United left goalie Troy Perkins and forward Pablo Hernandez unprotected for Major League Soccer's 2010 Expansion Draft Published November 23 2010

  • Brian Carroll joins the Union

    Former D.C. United midfielder Brian Carroll has joined up with his old coach Peter Nowak. Published November 22 2010

  • FC Dallas has edge over Colorado in MLS Cup

    FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids, both noted blue-collar clubs, earned the right to be in the final at Toronto on Sunday night, after beating higher-seeded teams. Published November 18 2010

  • Freedom will play in depleted WPS in 2011

    The Washington Freedom will be back for another season in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). Sadly, FC Gold Pride, which won the WPS championship just seven weeks ago, is folding, leaving the league with six East Coast teams. Published November 17 2010

  • MLS expand rosters and adds reserve league

    Major League Soccer club rosters will grow to 30 players in 2011 - up from 24 in 2010 - and MLS will resurrect the Reserve Division. Published November 16 2010

  • Danny Allsopp leaves D.C. United

    Australian forward Danny Allsopp is leaving D.C. United. Published November 15 2010

  • Seongnam Ilhwa face Zob Ahan in AFC Final

    South Korea's most successful team, Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, play Iranian league leaders Zob Ahan AFC Champions League final in Tokyo on Saturday evening. Both teams beat powerful Saudi teams to reach the final. Published November 12 2010

  • U.S. women ready for crucial game with Italy

    After its unfathomable lost to Mexico, the No. 1 ranked-U.S. team now has to battle for a place at the finals through the backdoor. Published November 12 2010

  • Schellas Hyndman is MLS coach of the year

    It took a couple of seasons after coming up from the college ranks, but Schellas Hyndman finally brought FC Dallas out of the Western Conference basement. Published November 11 2010

  • Young U.S. team to face South Africa

    Bob Bradley, the United States men’s head coach, has named a young, and relatively inexperienced, 18-man roster to play South Africa on Nov. 17 in Cape Town in the 2010 Nelson Mandela Challenge. Published November 11 2010

  • Former D.C. United players have impact on MLS playoffs

    Two former D.C. United players had a big impact on the Major League Soccer playoffs this past week. Published November 10 2010

  • Clinton to make final plea for U.S. World Cup bid

    The United States bid to host the 2022 World Cup believes it has an ace in the hole - a popular former U.S. president. Published November 9 2010

  • U.S. defender Onyewu in training ground brawl

    American soccer player Oguchi Onyewu was involved in a brawl with AC Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a training match on Friday according to news reports. Published November 5 2010

  • Olave wins MLS Defender of the Year

    Major League Soccer announced on Friday that Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave was voted the 2010 Defender of the Year. Published November 5 2010

  • New star in soccer galaxy: Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale is certainly one of the most exciting player in the world to watch these days. The Tottenham Hotspur winger's efforts in Spurs' two-game series with Inter Milan in the Champions League group stage was exhilarating stuff. Published November 4 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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