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  • Bradley names team: Ching out, Findley in

    U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley named his 23-man World Cup roster on Wednesday, cutting veteran target man Brian Chingand deciding to take Robbie Findley instead for his speed. Published 3:49 p.m. May 26, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Bob Bradley to make final team cut on SportsCenter

    U.S. team coach Bob Bradley will trim down his training camp group of 30 players and reveal his 23-man roster that will compete in the World Cup, live on ESPN SportsCenter during the 1 p.m. hour of the show. Published 5:25 p.m. May 25, 2010 - Comments

     
  • ESPN names commentators for World Cup

    The ESPN networks, which will broadcast all 64 World Cup games, announces the commentator assignments for the first 10 days of the tournament (through each team’s first two matches of pool play). Legendary play-by-play commentator Martin Tyler leads the team. Published 4:11 p.m. May 25, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Milito adds to stunning Argentine strike force

    Can any other team going to the World Cup boast a better attacking lineup than Argentina, which can look to Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain, Diego Milito and Sergio Aguero, to notch the goals? Published 4:31 p.m. May 24, 2010 - Comments

     
  •  Crystal Palace Baltimore won its first game at home this season, downing the Portland Timbers 2-1 on a game-winning goal in the dying minutes from Randi Patterson at UMBC Stadium on Saturday night.

    Crystal Palace Baltimore down Portland for first home win

    Crystal Palace Baltimore won its first game at home this season, downing the Portland Timbers 2-1 on a game-winning goal in the dying minutes from Randi Patterson at UMBC Stadium on Saturday night. Published 10:14 p.m. May 22, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Goalie Erin McLeod, will play for her club the Washington Freedom and not for the Canadian women's national soccer team, when the Freedom takes on Canada at George Mason Stadium this Sunday, May 23 at 5 p.m. McLeod is Canada's starting goalie.

    Goalie McLeod in nets for Freedom against Canada at GM

    Goalie Erin McLeod, will play for her club the Washington Freedom and not for the Canadian women's national soccer team, when the Freedom takes on Canada at George Mason Stadium this Sunday, May 23 at 5 p.m. McLeod is Canada's starting goalie. Published 5:05 p.m. May 21, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Next month's World Cup has spawned plenty of soccer books. “A Beautiful Game: The World's Greatest Players And How Soccer Changed Their Lives”, is just one worth reading.

    World Cup spawns plenty of books

    Next month's World Cup has spawned plenty of soccer books. “A Beautiful Game: The World's Greatest Players And How Soccer Changed Their Lives”, is just one worth reading. Published 3:41 p.m. May 21, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Possible European title holders Inter Milan play Manchester City at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium on July 31.

    Inter Milan to play Man. City at Baltimore's M&T

    Possible European title holders Inter Milan play Manchester City at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium on July 31. Published 3:16 p.m. May 21, 2010 - Comments

     
  • A.C. Milan training open to public for D.C. United game

    Fans can watch A.C. Milan train at RFK Stadium on Tuesday, May 25. Published 4:46 p.m. May 20, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Torres and Fabregas on Spain World Cup team, and more

    Fernando Torres of Liverpool and Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, who both played a role in helping Spain win Euro 2008, are on the 23-man team even though they are struggling with injuries. See other World Cup and soccer notes. Published 3:48 p.m. May 20, 2010 - Comments

     
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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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