Jozy Altidore Knocked Unconscious, Suffers Back Injury In Scary Sideline Crash

While Clint Dempsey has rightfully earned most of the acclaim among Americans playing pro soccer in Europe this season, striker Jozy Altidore's quietly been having a tremendous year for Dutch Eredivisie team AZ Alkmaar with 18 goals on the campaign, helping to lead his squad to possible Europa League qualification. ( »5/03/12 3:40pm5/03/12 3:40pm

20,000 Screaming Children Watch A Soccer Match

The last time AZ Alkmaar came to town, an Ajax fan attacked their keeper. AZ was pulled off the field, and the Dutch FA later declared the game a wash. Today was the replay, but due to the Netherlands' — and specifically's Ajax's — problems with ultras, the match was supposed to be played in an empty arena. Instead, a… »1/19/12 3:30pm1/19/12 3:30pm