Author: tedski

Full Circle for Donny

I had a chat with Jonathan Pearlman for a piece I wrote about Donny Toia in the Tucson Sentinel. He touched on Donny’s time at RSL, which didn’t result in any time on the field for the full squad before…

“The thing about Donny that made him attractive to Orlando is that this is a guy who has worked hard to earn his spot; he’s played in Azteca; he’s played with Didier Drogba; he’s playoff tested; he’s a player who can play multiple spots.” – Jonathan Pearlman commenting on Donny Toia’s move to Orlando City SC

Déjà vu all over again

Bill Archer has a great piece on Big Soccer about how the hubris of the New York Cosmos has likely sunk NASL, the second time this has happened by the way. Yet, as big a bunch of faithless, clueless losers…

Monday Morning Center Back

Sunday Jagiellonia Białystok 2 (Świderski 16′, Černych 64′) – KKS Lech Poznań 1 (Arajuuri 45’+) It was a strong performance by the Bees if you ignore the mistake from goalkeeper Marijan Kelemen that made a nice save into a goal.…

Stoian honored by NSCAA

NSCAA released their All-American and All-Region team lists yesterday. As expected, the All-Pacific team is lousy with PAC 12 players, including three from Stanford (It will surprise no one that Andi Sullivan and Maddie Bauer are also on the All-American…

New Arizona Soccer Blog

A hearty bienvenidos to Copper State Soccer, a blog that hopes to chronicle Arizona’s soccer scene. I believe it’s run out of Phoenix, but their “teams” page lists both FC Tucson squads as well as Yuma’s Frontera United. There is…

Cosmic Reprieve?

As of yesterday, the Tweetsphere said that the Cosmos were all but dead as a ongoing concern. Well, it seems not. Dave Martinez has a report about the NASL league meeting and he says that there is the possibility of…

Cosmic Slop

“Cosmos in Crisis” could have been a DC series back in the 80’s. It’s also an article published this morning on Empire of Soccer by Dave Martinez. Martinez reports that the Cosmos are having financial issues: The day after Thanksgiving,…

And the Phoenix Rises…

Arizona United SC is now called Phoenix Rising FC. That’s as of an announcement this morning. The team also announced that they are cooperating with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community to build a complex off of McClintock Road. By the…

Monday Morning Centerback

I went crazy with the footy watching this weekend, but I’ll only do one entry this week. Sunday Colorado Rapids 0 – Seattle Sounders FC 1 So, after years of Sigi Schmid tried to get the Sounders to an MLS…