Haydon's Soccer and Sports Pitch Archive: January 2011

  • USA's Michael Bradley joins Aston Villa

    American midfielder Michael Bradley has joined English Premier League club Aston Villa on a loan from German club Borussia Monchengladbach. Published January 31 2011

  • USA vs. Egypt game cancelled

    Due to the current turmoil in Egypt, the Feb. 9 international friendly between the U.S. men's team and Egypt has been called off. Published January 31 2011

  • D.C. United unveil new kit at DC Auto Show

    D.C. United will unveil a new kit for the 2011 season on the L Street Bridge of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at the Washington Auto Show on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Published January 28 2011

  • Houston moves into Eastern Conference

    With two new West Coast teams joining Major League Soccer this season, the league has moved the Houston Dynamo into the Eastern Conference in 2011. Published January 28 2011

  • Marta joins the Western New York Flash

    After playing for two West Coast teams that went bust, the world's most notably female soccer player is moving to "upstate" New York. Published January 27 2011

  • USA defender Onyewu suffers back injury

    Washington D.C. product Oguchi Onyewu suffered a back injury in FC Twente's Dutch Cup quarterfinal against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night. Published January 27 2011

  • D.C. United releases preseason schedule

    D.C. United players are set to report at RFK Stadium on Friday, Jan. 2, for a preliminary meeting with new head coach Ben Olsen and fitness testing. Published January 19 2011

  • Chat with D.C. United's draft picks

    Two of United's selections at the MLS SuperDraft, University of Akron standouts Perry Kitchen and Chris Korb, are scheduled to be interviewed on Backfield Radio tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan 19, at 9 p.m. Published January 18 2011

  • NSCAA convention inspires soccer coaches

    The 64th annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention was held at the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend. Published January 16 2011

  • Red Bulls pick Wayne Rooney's brother at MLS draft

    John Rooney, the younger brother of Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney, was selected by the New York Red Bulls at the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Published January 13 2011

  • Vancouver takes Omar Salgado with No. 1 pick at MLS Draft

    The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps selected U.S. U-20 national team star Omar Salgado with the first overall pick at the Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Baltimore. Published January 13 2011

  • Cristman traded to Galaxy; Onyewu joins FC Twente

    D.C. United has traded forward Adam Cristman to the Los Angeles Galaxy for the 16th overall pick in the Supplemental Draft on Jan. 18. Published January 11 2011

  • Rodrigo Brasesco: first Uruguayan signed by D.C. United

    United has signed 24-year-old defender Rodrigo Brasesco in a loan deal with Uruguayan Primera Division team Racing Club. Published January 10 2011

  • Pablo Hernandez leaves D.C. United

    D.C. United has released forward Pablo Hernandez, who was the second-highest paid player at the team in 2010. Published January 7 2011

  • Freddy Adu on trial at German club Ingolstadt

    Freddy Adu's career has taken some unusual turns. The former D.C. United midfielder is reported to be on trial with German second-division club Ingolstadt. Published January 7 2011

  • Lilly, giant of women's soccer, retiring at 39

    Kristine Lilly, arguably one of the world's greatest female soccer players ever, is retiring from the game. Published January 5 2011

  • Beckham heading for Europe on loan?

    David Beckham could be leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy for a loan spell in Europe. The English midfielder is still waiting for the Galaxy to approve a loan deal with a European club. Published January 4 2011

  • Wayne Rooney's brother, John, signs with MLS

    Wayne Rooney's younger brother John is hoping to play soccer in the United States. The 20-year-old forward has signed with Major League Soccer. Published January 4 2011

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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