As a former Birmingham lad I will be watching closely the Carling Cup Final on Sunday when Birmingham City take on the mighty Arsenal at Wembley Stadium. As a young child I spent a couple of years living with my grandparents in a "two-up and two-down" creepy cottage in Hay Mills. Published February 25 2011
For the umpteenth time, Major League Soccer has redesigned its playoff format. This year, ten teams - two more than last season - will earn the right to play in the post-season. Published February 23 2011
Carlos Ruiz, an seven-year veteran of Major League Soccer, is back in America. The Guatemalan forward, nicknamed “El Pescadito”, (The Little Fish) has joined the Philadelphia Union. Published February 22 2011
Brazilian midfielder Fred is back at D.C. United after being re-acquired from the New England Revolution. Published February 18 2011
Pat Onstad, who became D.C. United's goal keeper coach after retiring last year, is leaving the bench and getting back on the field. Published February 18 2011
The National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2011 has been released and two former D.C. United players, Carlos Llamosa and Eddie Pope, make the ballot for the first time this year. Published February 18 2011
The resurrection of American striker Charlie Davies' career is nearly complete. Published February 16 2011
With two major professional soccer teams kicking off this season in Canada, Major League Soccer has inked a deal with one of Canada's biggest TV networks. Published February 15 2011
D.C. United president Kevin Payne, was honored at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas this past weekend as the recipient of the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award. Published February 14 2011
Brazilian ace Ronaldo has announced his retirement from soccer. The two-time World Cup-winner said his body could no longer deal with the demands of the sport. Published February 14 2011
D.C. United has been hit with injuries in its preseason training program in Florida. The club's goalie Steve Cronin suffered a broken left wrist, while midfielder Junior Carreiro has sprained his left ankle. Published February 10 2011
Another American investment group is seeking to buy a famed soccer team in Europe. Thomas R. DiBenedetto, a minority owner of the of the Boston Red Sox baseball team is reported to be leading a group of investors interested in buying Italian soccer team AS Roma. Published February 10 2011
D.C. United has updated its preseason friendly schedule for its trip to Ventura, Calif., beginning on Feb. 16. Published February 9 2011
Virak Kchao fell in love with the game of soccer while growing up in American. Now the Northern Virginia native wants to share that passion to unite the Cambodia community in the United States. Published February 8 2011
The U.S. women’s national team will play its first game in England when it plays the English national team at the 9,000-seater Matchroom Stadium, the home of English League One club Leyton Orient, on April 2. Published February 7 2011
To play for D.C. United has a very special meaning for American striker Charlie Davies. It was in the D.C. area that he nearly died in a car crash a day before a key U.S. team game at RFK Stadium in 2009. Published February 4 2011
Fox Soccer Channel is pulling out all the stops in promoting the English Premier League game between Liverpool vs. Chelsea that will air before the Super Bowl on Sunday at 11 a.m. [ET]. Published February 3 2011
American striker Charlie Davies, who suffered serious injuries in a fatal car accident in the Washington D.C. area in 2009, is joining D.C. United on a week-long trial. Published February 1 2011
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 ...Read More
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