Euro 2008

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 […]

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 […]

Euro 2008: Match Day 1 Recap

Saturday was a day of efficiency and missed chances. Both Turkey and Switzerland wasted multiple chances in front of goal that could have seen the days results turned upside down. More on the days matches: Match 1: Final Result: Czech Republic 1-0 Switzerland Man of the Match:  Czech Republic: Vaclav Zverkos, he came on as […]

Euro 2008: Group D Preview

Country: Russia Manager: Guus Hiddink Euro 2004 Performance: At the last Euro Championships, Russia played in Group A but failed to progress after losing twice and winning their last match which had no meaning.  Although they were in arguably the toughest group at that tournament, the taste of defeat always runs sour, so they will […]

Bob Bradley names roster for Spain Friendly

United States Mens National Team Coach Bob Bradley named his 20 man roster for the upcoming friendly against Spain tuesday morning. This is the last Euro 2008 warmup for Spain, before they open up their tournament against Russia on Tuesday. The roster reads as follows: Goalkeepers: Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard […]