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Whitecaps win USL-1 Title

Last night the Vancouver Whitecaps captured their second USL-1 title in three years defeating the tired and road weary Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1. Englishman, Jonathan Steele, the league’s MVP and arguably one of the best footballers that plays on American soil had a subpar match for the Islanders, as did […]

USL-1 Final Thoughts

  Vancouver has been here before and has won before.  The Whitecaps have been one of the elite teams in the A League/USL-1 now for many season. But while Martin Nash is still a key ingredient, the team has changed dramatically since the 2006 title. Eduardo Sebrango has been a […]

USL Quarterfinal Wrap

Darren Tilley was among the heroes of the 1999 US Open Cup final, the last major trophy won by a current USL side.  Pat Onstad and Yuri Alnatt were also key figures that night at Crew Stadium for the Rochester Rhinos. Now nine years later after a near financial collapse […]

USL Playoffs Set

The USL-1 Regular Season concluded this past week and the playoffs are set. The Puerto Rico Islanders (pictured above) have won the Regular Season title, and gained the #1 seed in the playoffs. This gives the road weary Islanders a bye in the first round and a chance for now […]

Hubris Part II

A day after amazing achievements for USL-1 sides in CONCACAF Champions League action Major League Soccer continued its pattern of showing that they don’t get it by rejecting New York’s $200,000 bid for Macoumba Kandji according to Ives Galarcep of Soccer by Ives. The apparent stumbling block: MLS does not […]

MLS and USL based players in the Gold Cup

CANADA Greg Sutton (Toronto FC), DF: Adam Braz (Toronto FC), Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact), Chris Pozniak (Toronto FC), Marco Reda (Toronto FC), Kevin Harmse (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA), Ante Jazic (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA, Martin Nash (Vancouver Whitecaps), Antonio Ribeiro (Montreal Impact), Dwayne DeRosario (Houston Dynamo/USA), GUATEMALA Carlos Ruiz (FC Dallas/USA), HAITI […]

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Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

Chinese club Jiangsu Suning’s 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said. According to the website, which tracks commercial dealings […]

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China’s third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) — following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool. China’s latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million […]

Tomas Rosicky injury could end Arsenal career

Tomas Rosicky’s latest injury setback, a torn thigh tendon, leaves him in a race against time if he is to play for Arsenal again with his Gunners contract due to expire in June. The 35-year-old missed the first half of the current campaign with a knee injury and coach Arsene […]