Europe

EPL: United Lose Carrick for Six Weeks

Manchester United holding midfielder had been out since the league’s first game before returning to face Liverpool on Saturday. Minutes into that match, Carrick reinjured his ankle after sliding into a challenge. He finished the first half limping before being substituted out, but now it looks like the England international will miss more than just […]

EPL: Week 3, In Review

It’s the end of the summer transfer window, with transaction news overshadowing the action on the pitch. Don’t worry – we’ll be getting you up to date on transfer deadline’s action throughout the night. In the interim, you want to talk a little actual soccer? Afterward, we can cleanse ourselves of all the transfer news, […]

Euro 2008 Final: In Pictures

The opening ceremony in Vienna depicting the progression of the Euro 2008 tournament. Both teams starting eleven lineup in Vienna, and sing their respective national anthems. German manager Joachim Low managed to lead Germany to a runner up finish in his first tournament in charge. Spain manager Luis Aragones leads Spain to a European Championship […]

Meet Andrei Arshavin, The Architect

Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin has broken out onto the world soccer scene this season with a series of unbelievable offensive displays. The 27 year old midfielder first won the UEFA Cup with his club Zenit St Peterburg, demolishing Bayern Leverkusen and Bayern Munich on the way. Arshavin, after missing the first two games of Euro […]

Ronaldo Rumors Rekindled After Portugal Exit

It took only a few hours for the Cristiano Ronaldo speculation to start back up. After Portugal lost 3-2 to Germany in the Euro 2008 quarterfinals, quotes from Ronaldo rekindling his transfer saga started surfacing. Though the Manchester United star remained coy in interviews given to Spanish and Portuguese press, strong language than his pre-Euro […]

Magic in Geneva

For all of us that tuned in to watch Czech Republic take on Turkey in a winner takes all match, we witnessed an absolutely breathtaking display. This match had the kind of suspense that no movie could ever match in the same 90 minutes. If you missed the game for whatever reason, I won’t spoil […]

ASR on your iPhone

We’re pleased to announce that American Soccer Reader is now available for all of you iPhone(and some mobile browsers) owners. We’ve optimized the site to detect anyone using an iPhone(and some mobile browsers) and display an easier to navigate version of ASR. It’s simple! just visit americansoccerreader.com from an iPhone! We’re always working to develop […]

Manchester United target Brek Shea

According to multiple sources out of England, Sir Alex Ferguson has sent a scout to take a closer look at FC Dallas youngester Brek Shea. The 18 year old midfielder was drafted 2nd overall by FC Dallas in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, and made his debut against Chivas USA on April 20th, 2008. Shea has […]

Scolari Named Chelsea Manager

Luiz Felipe Scolari, currently leading the Portugal MNT in Euro 2008, has been named the manager at Chelsea FC. Scolari will complete his assignment with Portugal before joining Chelsea on July 1. Scolari will be replacing Avram Grant, who was fired as Chelsea manager on May 24. Since Grant’s departure, various high profile coaches have […]

Euro 2008: Staff Picks, Full US TV Schedule

Well everyone here at American Soccer Reader is looking forward to Euro 2008 kicking off this Saturday on ESPN. We thought we’d let you know our picks to win the tournament, along with a full view of the upcoming games schedule across the ESPN networks. Enjoy, get those TiVO remotes ready, it’s going to be […]