Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The End of the Global Blog

What you are reading here is the final post of's Global Blog. Do not worry: you can still follow all the action of our guys abroad by going to the MNT Blog, which will immediately start featuring the same updates you would previously have found on the Global Blog. When we merge the two blogs, you'll notice some differences in the way the MNT Blog looks. Upgrading the look of the MNT Blog allows us to post larger videos, among other things, something we think everyone will enjoy.

In short, you can still expect the same type of coverage of our MNT players who are playing in leagues around the world and you'll still get the same great look at the MNT during camps and international breaks. You'll get both these things in one place - at the MNT Blog.

Thanks to everybody who kept up with the Global Blog and we hope that you'll continue reading over at the MNT Blog.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Better Highlights: Le Mans vs. Rennes

Highlights from Rennes' 1-1 draw with Le Mans this past weekend:

Standard Move into First Place

Standard Liege capped a great weekend by beating Genk 2-0 on Sunday. Friday the 13th was unkind to Anderlecht, as the challengers to Liege's title went down 2-1 to KV Mechelen. Oguchi Onyewu and company took the field on Sunday knowing that a win could take them top of the table, even on games played with their rivals. Liege did just that, claiming all three points to put themselves one point ahead of Anderlecht.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Results

Highlights: Everton v. Stoke City

Highlights of Tim Howard and Everton's win over Stoke City:

Highlights: Bolton v. Fulham

Highlights of Clint Dempsey and Fulham's win over Bolton:

Last Minute Equalizer for Rennes

Carlos Bocanegra and Rennes kept pace with a European spot by rescuing a last minute draw yesterday against Le Mans. Moussa Sow popped up in injury time to tie the score at 2-2 and keep Rennes in 7th spot in Ligue 1.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday Results

  • Michael Bradley scored twice in Borussia Mönchengladbach's 4-2 win over FC Cologne. Bradley opened the scoring in the first half before adding a late penalty to ensure 'Gladbach of all three points.

  • Clint Dempsey and Fulham bounced back from their recent struggles to claim a 3-1 victory over Bolton at the Reebok Stadium
  • Tim Howard and Everton withstood lots of second half pressure from Stoke City and saw out the 3-1 victory at Goodison Park.
  • Frank Simek entered as a second half sub but he couldn't help Sheffield Wednesday overturn a 2-1 loss to Watford.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What We're Watching

Lots going on this weekend, so head to your local U.S. Soccer Official Bar to take in some of the action. If you're up early enough on Saturday, you may just see us there catching the massive Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool from Old Trafford. Here's what else we'll be watching this weekend.


11 a.m. ET - Everton vs. Stoke City, FSC - David Moyes is celebrating seven years in charge of Everton this weekend and the and he's spoke of returning the club to its days of winning trophies. No silverware on the line this weekend but three points never hurts.

7 p.m. ET - Monterrey vs. Pachuca, Telemundo - José Francisco Torres and Pachuca face Monterrey in a clash between first and second in the Primera División's Group 1.

7:30 p.m. ET - Bolton vs. Fulham, FSC (delayed) - Clint Dempsey's goal in Fulham's last match failed to help the Cottagers get the win, and Fulham ended up falling to Blackburn at home. With three losses in a row in all competitions, Fulham will look to get back on track this weekend with a visit to the Reebok Stadium.


12 p.m. ET - Aston Villa vs. Tottenham, FSC - Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa look to stave off Arsenal and Everton in their quest for the much-coveted fourth place spot in the Premier League.

5 p.m. ET - Puebla vs. San Luis, Azteca America - Michael Orozco and San Luis face Puebla in this Sunday afternoon matinée.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tim Howard on ChannelBee

Check out Tim Howard's interview with ChannelBee where he answers a series of rapid fire questions including whether or not he believes in ghosts, who the most famous person is in his mobile and past fashion disasters. Good times.

Also, watch the interview with Mr. T.

Highlights of Clint's Goal

Here are some not-very-good highlights of Clint's Dempsey's goal, which was indeed his fifth in the Premier League. Thanks for nothing, soccernet.

Update - Found some better highlights:

Fulham v Blackburn

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dempsey Scores but Fulham Go Down

An early Clint Dempsey goal for Fulham wasn't enough to beat Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday, with two late goals condemning the Cottagers to a 2-1 loss.

Dempsey scored in the second minute, poking home with his left foot for his fourth Premier League goal of the season.

We'll be back tomorrow with some highlights...