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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary | Soccer By Ives

The second day of the opening weekend of the English Premier League weekend is underway and the days marquee match-up is fast approaching as Liverpool takes on Tottenham.

If youre hoping to see some Americans play, you have your chance as Carlos Bocanegra andEdgar Castillo have games on TV.

Want your MLS fix? Look no further than the Kansas City Wizards-Chicago Fire tilt, which will mark the head coaching debut of Wizards interim head coach Peter Vermes.

If you will be watching todays matches please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (todays TV schedule is after the jump):

Sunday Soccer on TV11am- FSC, FSE- Tottenham vs. Liverpool 11am- Setanta Sports- Nice vs. Rennes 11:30am- GolTV- Schalke 04 vs. VfL Bochum 1pm- FSE- Morelia vs. Indios 1pm- Telemundo- Pumas UNAM vs. Tigres UANL 1pm- Setanta Sports- Olympique Lyon vs. Valenciennes 2pm- Setanta Sports- Marseill vs. Lille 2:30pm- GolTV- Napoli vs. Salernitana 3pm- Telefutura- Kansas City Wizards vs. Chicago Fire 4:30pm- GolTV- Gremio vs. Flamengo 5pm- Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. Cruz Azul 5pm- Univision- America vs. Atlas


Vermes ready to steer Wizards in right direction | Soccer By Ives

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Since joining the Kansas City Wizards as technical director back in 2006, Peter Vermes as developed a reputation as one of the best front office men in Major League Soccer. What he also managed to do was establish himself as a sought-after head coaching candidate, with at least two teams trying to hire him in the past year.

Vermes turned down those coaching opportunities to stay with the Wizards, which he was hoping to turn into a winner. Now, Vermes is getting his chance to coach as well as guide Kansas City out of a funk that has the Wizards in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Vermes is Kansas Citys interim head coach, having taken over for fired predecessor Curt Onalfo, and will make his professional head coaching debut today when the Wizards face the Chicago Fire (3pm, Telefutura).

Im not expecting to come in and wave some magic wand but we need our players to be accountable for their performances, Vermes said. We have the players to deliver better results and its up to them to show that.

The former U.S. national team striker and MLS All-Star defender is not a complete stranger to being a coach. He spent time as a U.S.Under-20 national team assistant before joining the Wizardsand in recent years he has found time to work with Kansas Citys youth teams, running practice sessions on occasion to keep his coaching chops sharp.

Whether that is enough to help resurrect the Wizards playoff hopes remains to be seen, but Vermes isnt looking that far ahead. He is focused on helping Kansas City post its first league victory in more than two months.

We cant talk about the playoffs right now, we need to work as a team to play like we did earlier in the year, Vermes said. The rest of this year will be a good opportunity to see which players we can count on going forward beyond this season.

Something else Im hoping you will see is a team that is much tougher to play against.

If the Wizards take on the personality Vermes had as a player, that should be an easy change to make. Vermes established a reputation as a tough and no-nonsense player,from his time as a tough striker to his days as one of the best defenders in MLS.

Will the job become a permanent one for Vermes? He insists that it is just an interim role and that the team will begin a lengthy search for a new head coach once the season ends. While that might be the plan now, it would be tough to imagine Vermes giving up the whistle if he helps the Wizards climb into the playoff race.

Im not thinking about that, or about next year right now, Vermes said. Right now the focus is on making the team better and giving the fans here a team they can be proud of.

The first step starts today vs. the Fire.

What do you think about Vermes as Kansas Citys head coach? See him turning things around? Think hell wind up keeping the job? Can you see the Wizards making the playoffs?

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind | Soccer By Ives


Just days after a disappointing2-1 loss to Mexico in a World Cup qualifier, some of the United States top players bounced back with solid weekends abroad.

Clint Dempsey beganthenew Premier League season on a positive note, goingthefull 90 minutes in Fulhams season opener against Portsmouth, and playing a part in the games lone goal. In the 13th minute, Dempsey aimed for goal from 25 yards out, but his shot deflected off of teammate Bobby Zamora before sailing into the back of the net.

Charlie Davies also had an impressive weekend,hitting a brace in just his second game with Sochaux. Davies entered the game as a half-time substitute and madea giantimpact, scoringgoals in the 61st and 90th minute. Despite hisgoals, Sochaux fell to reigning French champions Bordeaux, 3-2.

Davies wasnt the onlyAmericanAbroadto score this weekend. San Luis defender Michael Orozco not only helped blank Pachuca, but he also netted the second goal inthe teams3-0 victory.

Here is how the rest of the Americans Abroad did this weekend:



Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Evertons 6-1 loss vs.Arsenal on Saturday. Jozy Altidore did not dress in Hull Citys 2-1 loss vs. Chelsea on Saturday. He is sorting out work permit issues. Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes in Fulhams 1-0 win vs. Portsmouth on Saturday. Eddie Johnson did not dress in Fulhams 1-0 win vs. Portsmouth on Saturday. Jonathan Spector came off the bench and played 25 minutes in West Hams 2-0 win vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. Brad Friedelstarted, played90 minutes and made five saves in Aston Villas 2-0loss vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday. Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Aston Villas 2-0 loss vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday. Eric Lichaj did not dress in Aston Villas 2-0 loss vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday. Marcus Hahnemann dressed but did not play in Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 loss vs. West Ham on Saturday.


Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watfords2-0 lossvs.Sheffield Unitedon Saturday. Frank Simek dressed but did not play in Sheffield Wednesdays 1-1 draw vs. Peterborough Unitedon Saturday.


Ian Joyce dressed but did not play in Southend Uniteds 2-2 draw vs.Walsall on Saturday. Zak Whitbread did not dress in Millwalls0-0 draw vs. Carlisle Unitedon Saturday. Mike Grella dressed but did not play in Leeds Uniteds1-0 win vs.Wycombe Wandererson Saturday. Jemal Johnson started and played 90 minutes in Milton Keynes Dons 0-0 draw vs.Swindon Townon Saturday. Jon-Paul Pittmancame off the bench and played 28 minutes in Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 loss vs. Leeds United on Saturday. ScotlandMaurice Edu did not dress in Rangers 4-1 win vs. Falkirk on Saturday. He is recovering from an injury. DaMarcus Beasley dressed but did not play in Rangers 4-1 win vs. Falkirk on Saturday. Germany


Michael Bradley did not dress in Borussia Moenchengladbachs2-1 winvs.Hertha Berlinon Sunday. Steve Cherundolodid notdressin Hannover 96s 1-1draw vs.Mainz on Saturday. Sal Zizzo came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Hannover 96s 1-1 draw vs. Mainz on Saturday. Jermaine Jones did notdress in Schalke 04s 3-0 win vs. VfL Bochum on Sunday. He is recovering from an injury.


Kenny Cooper started andplayed72 minutes in 1860 Munichs 2-1 loss vs.Hansa Rostockon Saturday. Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslauterns1-0 win vs.Ahlen on Sunday. Matt Taylordressed but did not playin FSV Frankfurts 4-0loss vs.SpVgg Greuther Furthon Friday. David Yeldell started, played 90 minutes and made six savesin TUS Koblenzs3-2win vs. Arminia Bielefeld onSunday. FranceCarlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes1-1 drawvs.Nice on Saturday. Charlie Davies came off the bench, played45 minutes and scored TWO GOALS in Sochauxs 3-2loss vs.Bordeaux on Saturday. DenmarkBenny Feilhaber came off the bench and played 9 minutes in AGF Aarhus1-0 win vs.FC Copenhagenon Saturday. Jeremiah Whitestarted andplayed71 minutes in AGF Aarhus1-0 win vs.FC Copenhagenon Saturday. Dan Califfand FC Midtjylland play Odense BK on Monday. Michael Parkhurst started and played90 minutes in FC Nordsjaellands1-1draw vs. Koge on Sunday. Marcus Tracy did not dress in Aalborgs 1-0 win vs. Sonderjyske on Saturday. NorwayTroy Perkins startedand played 90 minutes inValerengas1-0 lossvs.Lillestrom on Sunday. Mikkel Diskerudcame off the bench and played 9 minutes inStabaeks0-0 draw vs.Tromso on Saturday. Clarence Goodson started and played 90 minutes in IK Starts 1-0 win vs. Fredrikstad on Sunday. Hunter Freemanstarted and played 90 minutes in IK Starts 1-0 win vs. Fredrikstad on Sunday. SwedenAlejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Djurgarden on Monday. MexicoJose Francisco Torresstarted and played45 minutes in Pachucas3-0 lossvs.San Luison Saturday. Michael Orozco started, played 90 minutes and scored aGOALin San Luis3-0win vs. Pachuca on Saturday. Edgar Castillo started,played 90 minutes and received a yellowcardin UANLs2-1 win vs. UNAMon Sunday. Marco Vidal started and played45 minutes in Indios de Ciudad Juarezs 5-0 loss vs.Morelia on Sunday. Jesus Padilla came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Chivas de Guadalajaras 2-0 win vs. Queretaro on Saturday.

What do you think of these performances? Glad to see Dempsey picking up where he left off last season? Impressed by Davies brace? Think Orozco should soonget another look with the U.S. national team?

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Sky Blue 2, Freedom 1: A look back | Soccer By Ives

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The First Round of the WPS playoffs were in full effect Saturday as the favored Washington Freedom fell to the underdog Sky Blue FC (NJ). New Jerseys 2-1 victory marks the first time in four meetings that SBFC has walked away with the win, and served as vindication for clubs 3-1 loss to Washington last week.

The result advances SBFC to Wednesdays Super Semifinal against the St. Louis Athletica where the winner in that game meets the L.A. Sol in the championship game.

In case you missed the opening round of the WPS Playoffs, these are the highlights:

Solid defending, a fearless goalkeeper, and finished opportunities were all it took for SBFC to handle the First Round challenge in the WOPS playoffs.

Player/coach Christie Rampone kept her defenders in a high restraining line while maintaining cover and balance in each of the four positions. The defensive shape held the Freedoms best weapons, Lisa DeVanna and Abby Wambach, to a scoreless first half with no wide open breakaways or uncontested shots. On the few balls that did get in behind the defense, New Jerseys fearless goalkeeper, Jenni Branam, came up huge to squash those attacks. In fact, on two occasions she came well outside the box sending potential those potential one v. one opportunities into the stands.

Branam went all out and full steam ahead to prevent Wambach from earning an easy second half finish. Unfortunately, the two had a full-force collision causing a deflection and lucky bounce to DeVannas foot. The Australian put away a great finish to equalize the game.The fact that SBFC even contained one of one of the most dangerous attacking duos in WPS was a feat in itself for this club.

As play/coach Rampone held things together on the field, she also made some key second half substitutions. In the 54th minute, Natasha Kai replaced Kerri Hanks and finished the first goal of the match within 45 seconds of taking the field. As usual, it was the Hawaiians ridiculous work rate that led to the finish, but her opening goal was only the first of two game changing performances.

Halfway through the second half, Brazilian midfielder Francielle came off the bench to control the center of the park. She helped maintain possession before breaking out with the game winner. The replay really says it all when she completely jukes Alex Singer out of her shorts to get the shot off.

To be fair, the Freedoms Homare Sawa created some dangerous plays with textured balls over the top and into feet. Washington had its chances but the second half, possession-wise goes without question the the New Jersey side.

Saturdays First Round finish was a great postseason start for Sky Blue FC. Although the clubsfirst half service was a bit over done, the game-long, team defending and second half finishing made all the difference.

With one postseason victory under its belt, SBFC now awaits its next chance to overcome the odds.

What did you think of the First Round? Share your thoughts below.

The goal that never was | Soccer By Ives

If you think Major League Soccer has problems with officiating, consider Englands Coca-Cola Championship, where referee Rob Shoebridge inexplicably missed a clear goal for Crystal Palace after a Freddy Sears shot went into the goal and bounced back out after hitting the bottom bar at the back of the goal.

The blown call wound up costing Crystal Palace a 1-0 loss to Bristol City, which scored a game-winner in the 89th minute.

If you havent seen the play, here it is:

English officials are aware of the blown call and are pointing the finger at FIFA for not allowing English leagues to employ goal-line technology.

What do you think of the call? Think we could see Shoebridge doing MLS games before the end of the season? Still amazed that FIFA wont back goal-line technology?

Share your thoughts below.

Gaven’s great goal is best of the week | Soccer By Ives

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The MLS Goal of the Week race isnt much of a race this week. While Dwayne DeRosario, Steve Zakuani, Chris Rolfeand Maykel Galindo had nice finishes, the Columbus Crews Eddie Gaven should walk away with the award for his half-field run and finish in the Crews 2-0 win vs. FC Dallas on Saturday.

Here is the finish:

Gavens finish is reminiscent of Clint Mathis mazy run and finish against Dallas back in 2001, a goal that won Goal of the Year in 2001:

What do you think of Gavens finish? Easy Goal of the Week vote? Think the goal was more a product of lazy defending? Did you like one of the other candidates better?

Share your thoughts below.

Your July Questions Answered (Part 3 of 4) | Soccer By Ives

Welcome to the latest installment of Your Questions Answered, with the third of a four-part series on July questions.

This batch of questions has a good number of MLS questions, as well as some Americans Abroad queries, with Freddy Adu and Eddie Johnson among the players people want to know about. The most popular subject looks to be Landon Donovans future and where it will take him.

Just as a heads up, I will be looking to finish the last batch of July questions this week, which will hopefully clear the way for a new QA on Friday. Get yourquestions ready now.

Lets get back to the questions. Here is Part Three of Your July Questions Answered:

SMITS- Dynamo Assistant John Spencer has come up as a Head Coaching candidate several times in the past. Which do you think is more likely he kicking himself for not taking the Chicago job when he had the chance or him scratching his head when he wasnt automatically offered the Colorado job when it became available? Also where/when do you see him finally getting his chance to call the shots.

IVES- I dont think Spencer regrets not taking the Chicago job. For one, the Fire was offering very low money, secondly, sources tell me that Fire owner Andrew Hauptman has morphed into a heavy-handed owner who is just a tad too involved in soccer matters (think Dan Snyder with less knowledge of the sport his team plays.). As for Colorado, Im not sure Spencer wants to go their either. Where does that leave? How about Toronto FC in 2010? Would it be far-fetched to see a Scottish head coach working with Mo Johnston? New York will be available but Im not sure Red Bull will want a coach with no head coaching experience.

RYAN- I realize Donovan probably wont move until January, but what are the chances a deal gets announced before the MLS season is over? Any insider info on possible destinations (other than Livorno)?

IVES- If Donovan moves in the winter we wont hear about it until late December at the absolute earliest. Im pretty sure the Galaxy wont want any distractions once the playoffs begin (and yes, they look like a good bet to get their.)

CYRUS- With Kenny Coopers move to 1860 Munich, what does this mean for U-20s Peri Marosevic and Brek Shea on FC Dallas? Will Dallas bring in another forward or are they content with Shea being the future starter at that position? Id like to see them get a lot more playing time, especially considering Cunningham cant have too much left in the tank. On the contrary, do you see Marosevic or Shea possibly making a move to Europe after the U-20 World Cup in the fall?

IVES- Coopers departure, coupled with Dallas poor playoff chances, should mean increased playing time for both Shea and Marosevic. Schellas Hyndman has a ton of young talent that could develop into a pretty strong MLS team if given the chance to gain experience and grow. If Dallas falls into the trap of bringing in foreign veterans and giving them the bulk of playing time in a season where the playoffs are a real long-shot, then Dallas could miss out on a chance to develop one of the leagues best collections of young talent.

RAOUL DUKE- Very well done. I hope that this leads to other opportunities with ESPN as you clearly can be that much-needed bridge between American soccer and world football.

My questions:

1) Wither Freddy Adu? My Portugese friend states what he reads in the Lisbon paper is that Benfica is not prepared to sell him at a loss or even loan him. So are they going to keep him on the bench? Can Adu force their hand?

2) Champions League on Fox. Were now less than three weeks away and I have not heard their broadcast plans in terms of announcers, future HDTV plans, etc?

3) La Liga on ESPN. Am I correct that they have the rights to La Liga in the States? If so, same question on announcers, which matches, etc.

IVES- 1. Looks like a loan is in the works. I have a feeling they might have thought about keeping him before being gifted Keirrison by Barcelona on loan.

2. I still havent heard anything either so I wouldnt be shocked if they simply took the European feed rather than using in-house announcers. As for HD, keep dreaming. Fox wont have it until 2010.

3. Yes, ESPN secured rights to La Liga in the states, though Im not sure just how many of the matches will air on English-language ESPN networks. I would imagine theyll use European-based English feeds for those games as well.

ISAAC- should the league(MLS) lose the salary cap. we have seen european and mexican clubs come here and sell out stadiums. should a team (an example like the la galaxy ) and the league be penalized and made to lose out on money just cause the san jose earthquakes want the ability to pay players a little more than minimum wage. thank you for your time.

IVES- I think the cap should stay, but should be increased. You cant just go from having a cap to having no cap. I think a gradual chance is what the league must go through. Overspending without a solid economic infrastructure isnt a good formula for long-term success. Havent we learned anything from the NASL?

MIKE- With the start of the regular season around the corner in Europe, is it safe to say we have seen the last of the transfers of the american players, i.e. Dempsey, Altidore, and Bradley?

IVES- Jozy Altidores move to Hull is the most recent for an American, but I think well see Freddy Adu loaned somewhere before the transfer window closes (not to mention a Zak Whitbread move.

ROEHL- Last week was a very entertaining set of MLS matches, and I think the action in the league and with the national team has been better this season than last, but I dont see Eurosnobs coming over and supporting American soccer. Yet certain fans have tried to de-Americanize the sport in recent years. Are the leagues overtures about shifting the league calendar, and ESPNs moves towards European commentators for the next World Cup really about getting diehard soccer fans, or is it just to appease the fans that American soccer already has?

IVES- I dont think the league has many any overtures about shifting the league calendar. Youve had some people suggest that the league needs to (such as Sepp Blatter). As for European commentators for the next World Cup, I think the success of Andy Gray at last years Euros showed that an American audience will embrace quality announcers, no matter the nationality.

GMONSOON43- What do you think benefits a national team more, having most of its players in the same league with all similar playing styles(England, Spain, Germany) or have players from various different leagues with different styles to bring to the team(Brazil, US)?

IVES- Ultimately what benefits a national team is players playing at a high level regularly. If youre Spain, England, Italy or Germany, then you can find that in your domestic league, but if youre most leagues beyond the Top Four your talent pool is more likely going to need to go abroad to play at as high a level as possible.

CREIGE- Call it a Donovan fixation but am I dreaming that he would be a great fit for Evertons midfield especially with Arteta still in recovery? There are very few teams where I think he would be an instant fit but this is one of them.

IVES- Given Evertons dire need formore offensive punch I think its fair to say that any quality attacking player would be a good fit for the Blues, and yes, Donovan would fit that category.

STL SOCCER FAN- With the MLS transfer window recently opening, do you see another Designated player being brought in by any teams? Who could you see coming in?

On the other hand, which MLS stars appear on the way out as the Cooper news has just broken?

IVES- Nope, I dont see anybody unveiling a big-ticket player this transfer window. Now, in 2010, I think we should see a handful of new DP signings (assuming DP slots are brought back.

FREDDY ADU ANONYMOUS- 1) Where can a brotha get some playing time?

2) Why did Houston get the 2010 All-Star game? Wouldnt it better to wait couple of year and have it at their new SSS?

IVES- 1. I hear Denmark has some PT, while Belgium and the Netherlands are also possibilities.

2. Good question on this one. Youve got Philly and New York opening stadiums in 2010 yet neither will host the All-Star Game? Thats pretty shocking if you. Something tells me theyre hoping that a successful All-Star Game helps them pump some more local interest in the Dynamo and its stadium project. Either that or MLS is trying to save on airfare since we know Dom Kinnear and half the Dynamo will be selected to the West team next year anyway.

FULHAM PETE- It seems like theres a LOT of money being spent by City and RM, and not much of it is getting spent on replacements. I have a theory that a couple of those teams watched Landon torch Spain and Brazil, and dont want to pay a mid-MLS transfer, but would shell out some of the earned transfer bucks in January.

So, whaddaya think?

IVES- Nice theory Pete, and it would be nice to see Donovan go to a top club come January. I do see him leaving MLS in January, but whether MLS actually gets the money its looking for remains to be seen. European clubs dont always want to spend for mid-season signings.

WAITING FOR GUITEAU- David Beckham, then Freddie Ljungberg. I had heard rumors that Thierry Henry wanted to retire to Red Bull New York a few years ago, but somehow I think Barcas recent success will put that on hold. Who do you think is the next big European star to close out their career in MLS? Also, of the US players currently still playing domestically, who do you think will be the next big export?

IVES-No idea who the next Dps will be, but something tells me well have some big signings in the summer of 2010, after the World Cup. As for who is leaving the league, Id say Landon Donovan should be the leagues big departure, with Stuart Holden also very likely to move on.

JOE GOLDSTEIN-What team do you root for in the MLS?

IVES- I dont root for any team. Never did, never will. I root for good soccer, great goal and great stories.

JASEN- Whats up with Setanta U.S.? Is it worth it to order the channel now that Setanta UK has gone bankrupt?

IVES- Setanta USA is still airing EPL games, as well as other soccer games, so if you had it before theres no reason yet to get rid of it.

STL SOCCER FAN- Have you heard any news about Eddie Johnson at Fulham? With their Europa Status this season it would seem as if there will be more opportunities to play than last year as Fulham will be looking for depth. It would be nice to see him getting some PT at Fulham.

IVES- As it stands, Johnson looks to have done enough during the pre-season to impress Roy Hodgson and earn himself a place on the roster. Given his pre-season success you might have thought hed have some sort of role but Johnson didnt dress for the opener. With the Europa League and the domestic cups you would think Johnson would have a chance for PT, but if there isnt going to be playing time then the Cottagers need to loan him out again and give him a chance to play regularly.

DIGITAL TAKAWIRA-You have the power to eliminate one element from the modern game, what do you choose?

a) Exorbitant transfer pricesb) Diving/play-actingc) Vuvuzelasd) Other (please specify)

You have to power to add one element to the MLS, what do you choose?

a) Larger salary caps and/or DP slotsb) Designated away-supporter sectionsc) World-class refereesd) Other (please specify)

IVES- Id probably go B and then C. I know transfer problems are an issue but I just absolutely hate any and all forms of diving and pretending, whether youre pretending to have been fouled, or pretending a slight slap to the head was a full-blown elbow. Its all a pitiful scar on the game. As for the MLS question, I was torn between A and C and was left thinking that even if the quality of players improved, if the referees were still bad the game would still be ruined far too often.

What do you think of these answers? Share your thoughts below (also, let me know at what time of the day you would like to see me post the next QA).

Chivas USA acquires Padilla from Guadalajara | Soccer By Ives

Chivas USA has received a boost in its quest for an MLS playoff spot by acquiring forward Jesus Padilla from CD Chivas de Guadalajara.

Padilla caused a stir when it was revealed that he was actually born in the United States, something that didnt sit well with Guadalajara, a club that has long prided itself on using only Mexican-born players.

What do you think of this signing? Hoping Padilla will develop into a U.S. national team prospect?

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The Sports Guy on the Azteca Experience | Soccer By Ives

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Youve heard several accounts of the USA-Mexico match at Estadio Azteca, but ESPN columnist Bill Simmons take on his experience in Mexico City is a unique and entertaining one.

While much of whats in the piece is common knowledge to American soccer fans, the piece is an invaluable one for offering a glimpse into the soccer world for all those casual American sports fans who have yet to catch the soccer bug, as well as those sports fans who dont realize the type of stories and passion that exist in the world of soccer. Its a great read for both soccer fans and casual sports fans alike.

Give Simmons story a read and share your thoughts on it in the comments section below.

A loaded Tuesday of soccer action awaits | Soccer By Ives


You knowyou are in for a good week when Tuesday is filled with soccer action, and that is exactly what is happening this week.

A pair of Premier League gameslead the wayas Chelseatakes onSunderland and Wigan Athletic plays Wolverhampton Wanderers.

There will also be UEFA and CONCACAF Champions League matcheson tap, such asD.C. United-CD Marathon and theintriguingCeltic-Arsenal game.

Here is look at Tuesdays fulllist of televised games:

2pm- FSC- FC Sheriff vs. Olympiakos 2:45pm- Setanta Sports- Chelsea vs. Sunderland 2:45pm- FSE- Timisoara vs. Stuttgart 2:45pm- FSE- Celtic vs. Arsenal 4:45pm- Setanta Sports- Wigan Athletic vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

5pm- FSE- Sporting CP Lisbon vs. Fiorentina

8pm- FSC- Columbus Crew vs. Puerto Rico Islanders

8:15pm- FSE- Tigre vs. San Lorenzo

10pm- FSC- CD Marathon vs. D.C. United

Which matches are you most looking forward to? Eager to see the UEFA Champions League matches? Think Columbus and D.C. will win their CONCACAF Champions League games?

Share your thoughts below.