USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2013

Upside: Togetherness and fighting spirit

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It's Monday's soccer news roundup with end of year wrap ups and stories from Major League Soccer and the Premier League. Read More

Corner: The Soccer Schedule

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In the final edition of The Corner, we give high marks to professional soccer's insistence on playing throughout the year. Read More

Draws for Aston Villa and Sunderland

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Brad Guzan's Aston Villa and Jozy Altidore's Sunderland pick up a point in the Premier League as the holiday schedule continues. Read More

Weekend Soccer TV: Premier League on NBC

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England and Scotland's Premier Leagues give us our options for weekend soccer TV, with the other major European leagues not in action. Read More

Branding a soccer club

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Using examples from England and Mexico, Jason Davis explains how there are several ways to rebrand a soccer club. Read More

Tough Boxing Day for Everton and Aston Villa

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A Boxing Day loss for Everton keeps them in a reshuffled top five in the Premier League with Arsenal moving into first-place. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV

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The holiday soccer shutout clears the Friday schedule on American television. Read More

Can Manchester United be mediocre?

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A Boxing Day win for Manchester United keeps a streak alive and United relevant in an open title hunt that doesn't favor the champions. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Premier League on Boxing Day

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The English club schedule resumes on Thursday with games from the Premier League and the Championship. Read More

Dempsey loan official

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US National Team player Clint Dempsey will spend the early part of 2014 on loan with Fulham in England's Premier League. Read More

Everton’s December Points

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Tim Howard's Everton have a late December opportunity and several MLS clubs need to convince with their December changes. Read More

Overlooking the Whitecaps

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Jason Davies explains why part of the focus for Vancouver in 2014 should be avoiding another season of MLS anonymity. Read More

Tuesday and Wednesday’s Soccer TV

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With the world's soccer leagues taking a brief break, there are no games on the schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday. Read More

Upside: Among the three

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Monday's Upside, with Bayern Munich world champions and Premier League teams concerned with how the table will look after the holidays. Read More

Corner: Everton

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With Everton fourth in the table, we rate their chances of pushing for the top spot in the Premier League. Read More

Remembering the US in the 2010 World Cup

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Clemente Lisi finishes off his year-long US National Team history series with a look at that goal from the 2010 World Cup. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Another goal for Johannsson

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Aron Johannsson picks up another goal for AZ and Steve Cherundolo goes the distance for Hannover 96 as we roundup the weekend European scores. Read More

Upside: Knowledge-wise, climate- wise, and culturally

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Words from United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann, player and coaching moves in Major League Soccer, and managing in England in Friday's Upside. Read More

Fulham coach updates Dempsey loan

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It looks like US National Team and Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey will return to Fulham on loan in January and February. Read More

Wilmer Cabrera: “Let’s go and compete on the same terms”

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Colombia National Team alum and Colorado Rapids assistant coach Wilmer Cabrera looks at the prospects for the USA in the 2014 World Cup. Read More

Weekend Soccer TV: Club World Cup

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The 2013 Club World Cup concludes on Saturday and there are plenty of options from Europe's major leagues over the weekend. Read More

US Soccer stays with Nike

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Nike remains the uniform supplier for the United States National Team, with the US Soccer Federation agreeing to a nine-year deal. Read More

Real Salt Lake or Toronto in 2014?

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Jason Davis asks a simple question for MLS in 2014, would you rather be in Real Salt Lake's situation or Toronto's? Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV: Ligue 1 and La Liga

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Ligue 1 and La Liga are your options for Friday's soccer TV schedule, with Monaco hosting Valenciennes and Malaga at Elche. Read More

Upside: Against Sunderland

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Thursday's soccer daily with Sunderland getting Manchester United in the League Cup and Arsenal potentially touring the USA this summer. Read More

The never ending MLS schedule

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Major League Soccer can't seem to let a week go by in December without some sort of draft, and the week before Christmas is no exception. Read More

Figuring Out the Club World Cup

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The 2014 FIFA Club World Cup is well under way amid the usual complaints over FIFA's attempt to crown a club world champion. Read More

Goals for Johannsson, League Cup losses

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Aron Johannsson scored the goals for AZ as they advance in the KNVB Beker and bad news for US soccer players in the League Cup. Read More

Cassar promoted to RSL head coach

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Real Salt Lake promotes Jeff Cassar from goalkeeping coach to head coach, as they become the latest MLS team to announce a coaching change. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Copa del Rey

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Spain's Copa del Rey on beIN en Espanol is our option for Thursday's soccer TV. Read More

Upside: The best team in the world

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The soccer news roundup for Wednesday with words from Marcello Lippi and coaching moves in Major League Soccer. Read More

Coaching Chivas USA

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Chivas USA are making player moves in the off season, but they've yet to fill their coaching vacancy. Read More

Klopas takes Montreal job

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Former United States National Team player Frank Klopas is the new coach of the Montreal Impact, the MLS club announced. Read More

Bob Bradley challenges Europe’s glass ceiling for American coaches

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With Bob Bradley looking to coach a European club, Jason Davis explains one of the last hurdles for American Soccer. Read More

Altidore’s Sunderland advance in League Cup

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Sunderland advance in the League Cup with a late equalizer and an extra time winner against Chelsea. Read More

Wednesday’s Soccer TV: Club World Cup, Copa del Rey, Capital One Cup

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Wednesday's soccer TV schedule has options from the FIFA Club World Cup and domestic cups in Spain and England. Read More

Upside: Desparate to do well

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The soccer news roundup for Dec 17 where Stoke City's manager explains squad rotation and more fallout from Spurs. Read More

Eddie Johnson moves to DC United

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US National Team player Eddie Johnson is now a member of DC United, joining the club in a trade with the Seattle Sounders. Read More

Changes in New York, Seattle, and DC

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New signings for the Red Bulls, Sounders, and DC United speak to an intensity in 2014 for clubs that succeeded and failed last season. Read More

Answering the Toronto problem

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Is Toronto FC one more major announcement away from changing things for the better in 2014? Read More

Milan 2 – Roma 2

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Michael Bradley's Roma are the only undefeated team in Europe, drawing 2-2 with Milan at the San Siro. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Copa del Rey and Club World Cup

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Spain's Copa del Rey, Bayern Munich in FIFA's Club World Cup, and Jozy Altidore's Sunderland in England's League Cup for our Tuesday TV. Read More

Upside: The MLS regular season is important

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Monday's Upside with Major League Soccer rewarding conference winners and a change at the top for Tottenham Hotspur. Read More

Corner: The Premier League Table

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Well into December, do we really see significant changes at the top of the Premier League table, or is this more of the same? Read More

Robinson takes Whitecaps job

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have a new head coach, promoting assistant Carl Robinson to the top job. Read More

Boyd scores, but Rapid Vienna fail to advance in 2013-14 Europa League

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The final day of the 2013-14 Europa League group stage ended in frustration for Rapid Vienna. Read More

Saying goodbye to familiar MLS faces

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Jason Davis looks at the notable Major League Soccer players calling it a career after the 2013 season. Read More

Weekend Soccer TV: Arsenal – Man City, Club World Cup, Liga MX

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The weekend soccer TV listings with Arsenal - Manchester City in the EPL, the Club World Cup, and the Liga MX final. Read More

Upside: Positive pressure

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Arsene Wenger on pressure and several takes on US Soccer's decision to extend coach Jurgen Klinsmann's contract in Friday's news roundup. Read More

Schalke draw Real Madrid in Champions League

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Jermaine Jones's Schalke 04 get a tough draw for the Champions League Round of 16, facing off with Real Madrid over two legs. Read More

New manager for Friedel, three points for Everton

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A big loss for Spurs means a new manager for Brad Friedel while Everton continue to get results in England's Premier League. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV: France, Germany, Spain

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John Brooks's Hertha Berlin is in action on GolTV and there are games from France's Ligue 1 and Spain's La Liga on Friday. Read More

Upside: A player’s makeup

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The soccer news roundup for Thursday with words from an Aston Villa and CONCACAF legend and issues with the 2014 World Cup. Read More

The Power of Polarization

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Charles Boehm looks at the game within the game at the 2013 MLS Cup final. Read More

Paying players in Major League Soccer

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Can a league like MLS with a salary cap and no competition for players compare itself to leagues without significant spending limits? Read More

Klinsmann signs new deal, adds Technical Director title

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United States National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann signs a new deal to remain in the role through 2018. Read More

Bayern Munich books 2014 MLS All-Star Game

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Bayern Munich will play the 2014 MLS All-Stars in the All-Star Game scheduled for August 6 at Portland's JELD-WEN Field. Read More

Changing Times in Seattle

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What does the reemergence of the Seattle Mariners mean for Major League Soccer in the Emerald City? Read More

Schalke advance to Champions League knockout round

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Jermaine Jones missed the final Champions League group stage game with Shalke 04 advancing with a win at home over Basel. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Europa League and Apertura Final

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Multiple channels of Europa League coverage on Thursday afternoon and Telemundo has the first-leg of the Apertura final. Read More

Upside: A tough competition

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Manchester United and the Champions League are the stories for Wednesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Club America or Chivas?

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With a win over Leon in the Apertura final, Club America could cap a year where they pass rivals Chivas as the biggest team in Mexico. Read More

Brown takes assistant job in Chicago

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Former Chicago Fire player C.J.Brown returns to the club as an assistant coach, leaving the same role at Real Salt Lake. Read More

The Wait for NYCFC

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Jason Kreis as coach of New York FC isn't the story, but it's certainly part of a broader statement of intent for 2015. Read More

Kljestan Scores in Group C

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Sacha Kljestan scored as Anderlecht's 2013-14 Champions League run officially ends as they closed out the group stage against Olympiakos. Read More

Kreis to leave Real Salt Lake

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Real Salt Lake announced on Tuesday that head coach Jason Kreis will leave the club and NYCFC confirmed Kreis will be their first head coach. Read More

Beasley moves to Queretaro

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DaMarcus Beasley gets a new club for the 2014 Clausura season in Mexico's Liga MX, signing with Queretaro on Tuesday. Read More

Wednesday’s Soccer TV: Match Day 6 and Club World Cup

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The final match day of the 2013-14 Champions League group stage and the start of the Club World Cup are our Wednesday soccer options. Read More

Upside: A great championship

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The soccer news roundup for Tuesday, with words from a retiring goalkeeper and Manchester United in trouble in the Premier League. Read More

The Cup MLS Deserves

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It wasn't best case for Major League Soccer for the 2013 MLS Cup final in a cold weather market like Kansas City in December. Read More

Mastroeni Announces Retirement

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US National Team player Pablo Mastroeni announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 15-year career in Major League Soccer. Read More

Will the Kreis era continue at Real Salt Lake?

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While Real Salt Lake waits to see if they're the latest MLS club in the market for a new coach, Jason Davis looks at the Kreis era at RSL. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Champions League Group Stage Concludes

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It's the last two days of the 2013-14 Champions League group stage on Fox's sports channels. Read More

Upside: As a player

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With the 2013 MLS season in the books, a World Cup draw completed, and shock results in the Premier League, we roundup the soccer news. Read More

Corner: Soccer Weather

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In this week's Corner, it's playing soccer in the cold as we rate how much of a role conditions should play after a chilly MLS Cup. Read More

Big win for Stoke, a point for Everton, and a goal for Bedoya

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Stoke City took a surprise three points in the Premier League with a win over Chelsea and Everton got a point at Arsenal. Read More

2013 MLS Cup goes to Sporting Kansas City

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The 2013 MLS Cup needed extra rounds of penalties to determine a winner, with Sporting Kansas City taking the title. Read More

Five Things from the 2013 MLS Cup

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With the 2013 MLS Cup in the books, Clemente Lisi picks his five high points from the season. Read More

Klinsmann, Gulati, and National Team Players Discuss World Cup Draw

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USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann, USSF president Sunil Gulati, and US National Team players talk about Group G. Read More

USA excited, not intimidated by World Cup draw

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Charles Boehm speaks with several members of the US National Team in Kansas City about Group G. Read More

Klinsmann talks Group G

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US National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks about playing in Group G after the completion of the World Cup draw in Brazil. Read More

Upside: A huge example for everybody

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Friday's wrap-up of the soccer news looks at the World Cup draw and ahead to this weekend's big club games. Read More

Systems Matter in the 2013 MLS Cup

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Charles Boehm explains what it means for a Major League Soccer club to stick with a system, especially when it gets them to a championship. Read More

By the Numbers… The 2013 MLS Cup

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Clemente Lisi runs the numbers on Saturday's 2013 MLS Cup final and gives his pick on who lifts the trophy. Read More

Weekend Soccer TV: MLS Cup and Copa del Rey

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It's a full weekend of club soccer action with the 2013 MLS Cup final, Copa del Rey in Spain, and the Liga MX playoffs. Read More

USA Gets Group

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FIFA conducted the draw for the 2014 World Cup on Friday in Brazil, setting the stage for this summer's tournament.. Read More

Bliss moves from Crew to Fire

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The Chicago Fire add Brian Bliss as Technical Director, with Bliss leaving the Columbus Crew where he was also interim coach. Read More

FIFA Confirms 2013 World Cup Prize Money

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On Thursday, FIFA announced the prize money for the 2013 World Cup, confirming an increase of 37% for the tournament. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV: 2014 World Cup Draw and Copa del Rey

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The wait for the World Cup draw ends on Friday morning and it's a full schedule of Copa del Rey games from Spain. Read More

Upside: Never settle

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Soccer news for Thursday with words from US National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann on the eve of the 2013 World Cup draw. Read More

Was the story of MLS in 2013 the TV Ratings?

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In a 2013 season with expansion excitement, big name transfers, and competitive teams, was the TV ratings still the story in MLS? Read More

2013 Save of the Year for Rimando, Goal of the Year for Camilo

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Major League Soccer announces the winners for the 2013 MLS Save of the Year and Goal of the Year. Read More

Magee Wins 2013 MLS Most Valuable Player award

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Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee is Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Player for the 2013 season. Read More

Altidore Scores, Big Shutout for Howard

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Jozy Altidore scores his first goal for Sunderland and Tim Howard shuts out his old club Manchester United at Old Trafford. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Ligue 1 and the Liga MX playoffs

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The soccer TV schedule for Thursday, Dec 5, with the opening of the Liga MX 2013 Apertura semifinals. Read More

Upside: An indisputable fact

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It's the Wednesday soccer news roundup with MLS commissioner Don Garber's expansion talk and enthusiasm in Miami. Read More

What the World Cup Draw means for Mexico

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Luis Bueno runs through the scenarios for Mexico, trying to shake off a tough qualifying campaign and a forgettable Confederations Cup. Read More

Ricketts Named Top MLS Goalkeeper

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Named to Major League Soccer's Best XI for 2013, Portland's Donovan Ricketts is the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. Read More

Stories and Angles and MLS Cup Week

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Jason Davis explains why a rumor about a coach's future can overtake events in the week leading up to the 2013 MLS Cup. Read More

Big game for Bedoya, Championship Results

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Alejandro Bedoya scored for Nantes in Ligue 1 and several US National Team players saw action in England's Championship. Read More

Klinsmann Reviews 2013

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US Soccer interviews coach Jurgen Klinsmann on the successful Gold Cup campaign and qualifying for the World Cup. Read More

Wednesday’s Soccer TV: Manchester United – Everton

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Manchester United - Everton highlights the Wednesday soccer TV schedule and the Copa Sudamericana final starts on Fox Deportes. Read More

MLS 2013 Best XI

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Major League Soccer names its Best XI for the 2013 season, with Portland leading all clubs with three selections. Read More

Upside: Being ourselves

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The soccer news update for Dec 3, with a midweek game for Everton and FIFA announcing a contentious World Cup draw process. Read More

Altidore Wins Futbol De Primera Award

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On Tuesday, Futbol de Primera honored United States National Team forward Jozy Altidore with their 2013 Player of the Year award. Read More

Sending MLS Designated Players on Loan

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What does it mean when a top Major League Soccer coach decides his best players need to avoid off season loan deals? Read More

FIFA Announces World Cup Draw Pots

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FIFA announced the four pots for the 2014 World Cup draw in a press conference on Tuesday. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Ligue 1 and Premier League

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It's a meeting near the top of the table in France and teams struggling in the Premier League for Tuesday's soccer TV. Read More

Upside: Just shoot

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The soccer news roundup for Dec 2, 2013 with Jermaine Jones doing well for Schalke and the countdown to the 2013 MLS Cup. Read More

USA – Korea set for Feb 1

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The United States and Korea will meet in an international friendly scheduled for Feb 1, 2014 in Carson, California. Read More

Tigres and Tijuana

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In this week's Corner, we rate Tigres and Tijuana as both clubs look for stronger showings in the 2014 Clausura season. Read More

The Anxiety of the World Cup Draw

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Is the reason for the anxiety over Friday's World Cup draw because this is the toughest World Cup field in the tournament's history? Read More

Shutout for Howard, a Goal for Jermaine Jones, and Cherundolo Returns

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In a weekend of shutouts in Europe, Tim Howard gets a big one for Everton and Jermaine Jones scores for Schalke. Read More

Porter Wins MLS Coach of the Year

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Portland's Caleb Porter wins Major League Soccer's Coach of the Year award in his first season in MLS. Read More