USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2013

Wednesday’s Soccer TV

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The soccer TV schedule for May 1 features a Champions League semifinal and the CONCACAF Champions League final. Read More

Upside: Switched off

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The soccer news for Apr 30 with responses from both sides of the Atlantic to Manchester City's rumored NYC plans. Read More

Questions: The Galaxy Problem for the Rest of the West

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The Los Angeles Galaxy make life difficult for the rest of the West. Tony Edwards explains in Tuesday's 5 Questions. Read More

Altidore Joins the FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination

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US soccer player Jozy Altidore is a member of the FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination. Read More

The Baseball Question in Seattle, DC, and Queens

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With talk of building a soccer stadium near Citi Field in Queens, what does a baseball team's success mean for MLS? Read More

Premier League: Aston Villa 6 – Sunderland 1

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Aston Villa now have a five-point buffer above the relegation zone after beating Sunderland 6-1. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Champions League and Libertadores

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The soccer TV schedule for Tuesday brings us the conclusion of the Real Madrid - Borussia Dortmund Champions League semifinal. Read More

Cahill Wins Week 9 Player of the Week

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill is Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 9. Read More

Upside: A whole lot of running

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The soccer news roundup for Apr 29 with more takes on Germany and Spain's clubs and two teams relegated in the Premier League. Read More

Corner: Stoke City

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Stoke City gives a realistic lesson in how a Premier League team can play its way out of relegation trouble. Read More

US Soccer Interviews Referee Angelo Bratsis

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US Soccer's Centennial interview series continues with former North American Soccer League and FIFA referee Angelo Bratsis. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Altidore Again

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Jozy Altidore continues his strong performance in the 2012-13 Eredivisie season and Alejandro Bedoya scores for Helsingborg. Read More

MLS Week 9: Giving the Ball Away

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Dallas stalls at the top of the West and LA puts together an under-manned shutout in Kansas City, along with the rest of Week 9 action. Read More

Claudio Reyna: ‘We found that everyone’s path was almost a roll of the dice’

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Charles Boehm speaks with Claudio Reyna two years after the launch of US Soccer's coaching curriculum. Read More

Upside: A period of rising playing standards

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The soccer news for Apr 26, with former CONCACAF president Jack Warner responding to the Integrity Committee report. Read More

Expansion Excitement in Major League Soccer

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If New York City expansion really is weeks away, Jason Davis asks how Major League Soccer gets from here to there. Read More

Weekend Soccer TV: Barcelona and Real Madrid Back in Action

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If you're interested in seeing Barcelona and Real Madrid, beIN Sport has both of their Primera Division games. Read More

Developing Coaches: The LA Galaxy Model

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Zac Lee Rigg explains the work LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena does to transition players into the coaching ranks of Major League Soccer. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV: Championship, Ligue 1, and Liga MX

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Three choices for your Friday soccer viewing, with games from the Championship, Ligue 1, and Mexico's Liga MX. Read More

Upside: A true meeting place for football

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The soccer news for Apr 25 is all about Borussia Dortmund beating Real Madrid in the Champions League. Read More

Questions: Attendance and Ratings in MLS and Liga MX

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In Thursday's edition of the soccer questions, Tony Edwards compares attendances and ratings in North American soccer. Read More

What Bayern are Building

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Bayern Munich now are winning the argument that they're the best club in Europe. What do they have in store for 2013-14? Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: Santos Laguna 0 – Monterrey 0

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Santos Laguna and Monterrey will have all to play for in the second-leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final after the opener ended scoreless. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Europa Semifinals

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The Europa League semifinals are the destination soccer viewing for Apr 25, 2013. Read More

Upside: Water, not champagne

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The soccer news for Apr 24 focuses on the Champions League semifinals in Europe and the Champions League final in CONCACAF. Read More

The Chelis Show

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With their coach the focus of attention, what happens if results continue to not go Chivas USA's way? Read More

Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and the Sporting Chance

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Bayern Munich's first-leg win over Barcelona raises many questions, perhaps most importantly Financial Fair Play. Read More

Wednesday’s Soccer TV: CONCACAF Champions League Final

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The UEFA Champions League semifinal and the opening leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final highlight the soccer TV schedule for Apr 23. Read More

Upside: The challenges presented

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The Upside, soccer news for Apr 23 with Borussia Dortmund losing Mario Gotze to Bayern next season and CONCACAF's changes. Read More

Questions: A Massive Statement of Intent in Major League Soccer

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Starting the same lineup after a transcontinental flight didn't work for Sporting Kansas City and Toronto can't stop the late goals. Read More

Formula 1 Shows Us How NBC Will Cover the Premier League

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What we're already seeing from NBC's Formula 1 coverage might be the example for their Premier League plans. Read More

Premier League: Manchester United 3 – Aston Villa 0

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Manchester United won the Premier League title and Aston Villa remain above the relegation zone after United's 3-0 win. Read More

100 Firsts: John O’Brien

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US Soccer's 100 Firsts video series continues with a profile of retired United States National Team player John O'Brien. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Champions League Semifinals

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One game and it's a Champions League semifinal: Bayern Munich - Barcelona on Fox Soccer for your Tuesday soccer TV. Read More

Ramos Calls in 23 for Under-20 Camp

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The United States Under-20 National Team is in camp this week for World Cup preparations. Read More

Upside: Over the course of an MLS season

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The Upside, soccer news for Apr 22 with stories from CONCACAF, Major League Soccer, and tomorrow's Champions League semifinal. Read More

McInerney Wins Player of the Week for Week 8

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The Philadelphia Union's Jack McInerney wins Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 8 with two goals against DC United. Read More

Corner: MLS Goalkeepers

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In this week's Corner, we rate how Major League Soccer clubs value goalkeeping, a position uniquely identified with American soccer. Read More

By The Numbers… MLS in April

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Eight weeks into the Major League Soccer season, Clemente Lisi looks at trends that might already show who is in contention in 2013. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Spurs Stay in Champions League Contention

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Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey helped turn the game around against Manchester City on Sunday and Mix Diskerud scored in Norway. Read More

MLS Week 8: New York’s Rout and Donovan’s Game

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Landon Donovan was key to LA's shutout of Sporting KC and is it time to seriously consider attendance after Week 8 of the MLS season. Read More

San Jose Sanctions Fan Group

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After incidents at their game in Portland in Week 7, the San Jose Earthquakes announced they had sanctioned the 1906 Ultras supporters group. Read More

CONCACAF’s Integrity Committee Presents Report

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CONCACAF Integrity Committee chairperson David Simmons presented his committee's report at the CONCACAF Congress in Panama. Read More

MLS Confirms Player Loans for 2013

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Major League Soccer confirms a rule change that allows MLS clubs to loan players within the league. Read More

Alvarez: ‘Whoever calls me I’m going to be there’

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Zac Lee Rigg speaks with Chivas USA's Carlos Alvarez and his coach about an already impressive rookie season in Major League Soccer. Read More

Gulati Joins FIFA Executive Committee

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US Soccer Federation Sunil Gulati won election to FIFA's Executive Committee, maintaining the US representation long held ... Read More

Upside: In our own hands

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The soccer news for Friday, Apr 19, centers on the Premier League with Clint Dempsey talking about his club's Champions League chances. Read More

US National Team: Looking Ahead to Another Mini-Tournament

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Once again, the United States National Team has a full friendly schedule to start a summer of soccer. Charles Boehm compares 2013 to 2012. Read More

Weekend TV: Premier League Standings

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The soccer TV schedule for Apr 20-22, 2013 with several major match-ups in England's Premier League including Tottenham - Manchester City on Sunday. Read More

Jack McInerney Scores Goals

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Jason Davis speaks with Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney about the changes at his club and toning down goal celebrations. Read More

MLSPU Announces 2012 Fines Will Support Kirk Urso Fund, US Soccer Foundation

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The MLSPU designated the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund and the US Soccer Foundation to receive 2012 fine money. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV: SPL, Championship, and Liga MX

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More options than you might expect for the Friday, Apr 19, 2013 soccer TV schedule with games from Europe and Mexico's Clausura. Read More

The Upside: It’s as simple as that

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The soccer news for Apr 18, 2013 with New York's loss to Sporting KC and Week 18 previews in Major League Soccer. Read More

Questions: Goals, Awards, and Offside

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Tony is back with Thursday's edition of the 5 Questions, asking why Sporting KC's schedule punishes them and why Matt Besler wears #5. Read More

Forza Roma: Michael Bradley Interview

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Forza Roma speaks with US National Team player Michael Bradley about his experience playing in Rome and adjusting to Italy. Read More

Tell Me About: The Coppa Italia

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Our guide to the Coppa Italia, Italy's domestic cup competition designed with the major clubs in mind. In 2012-13 that means Roma. Read More

MLS: Sporting Kansas City Shuts Out New York

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Sporting Kansas City and New York get a jump on Week 8, with Sporting winning on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. Read More

Upside: Our cup finals

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The Upside for Apr 17 focuses on points near the top of the Premier League and the EPL's move to NBC Sports in the United States. Read More

Coppa Italia: Roma Advance with Win Over Inter Milan

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AS Roma schedules a derby date with Lazio to decide the 2012-13 Coppa Italia after beating Inter Milan in the semifinals. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Libertadores

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The Copa Libertadores is our only option on the Thursday, Apr 17 soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer Specific in San Antonio and Pittsburgh

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Jason Davis looks at new soccer-specific stadiums for two US cities that don't play in Major League Soccer. Read More

Arsenal’s Everton Complaint

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Arsenal's Arsene Wenger criticized Everton's play in their scoreless draw, but what does this really say about both clubs? Read More

Premier League: Arsenal 0 – Everton 0

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Tim Howard's Everton remain in contention for a Champions League spot after drawing with Arsenal in England's Premier League. Read More

Wednesday’s TV: Coppa Italia

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The soccer TV schedule for Wednesday, Apr 16 brings us the conclusion of the Coppa Italia semifinal between Inter Milan and Roma. Read More

Upside: Between fans and the team

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The soccer news for Apr 16 starts with a Premier League manager saluting the fans and moves to questions about player development in the US. Read More

Questions: Keeping Possession in San Jose

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Tony Edwards asks why it was so difficult for the San Jose Earthquakes to maintain possession in Week 7 of the 2013 MLS season. Read More

NBC Raises the Stakes with Premier League Coverage

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With NBC announcing their Premier League coverage model, J Hutcherson looks at club soccer's position in American sports. Read More

Helsingborg 1 – Mjallby 2

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US soccer player Alejandro Bedoya took his regular place in Helsingborg's starting eleven on Monday, losing to Mjallby in Sweden's Allsvenskan. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Everton in Action

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Tim Howard's Everton are at Arsenal in Tuesday's Premier League game on Fox Soccer. Also on Tuesday, Copa Libertadores. Read More

Upside: Remember the 96

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The Upside, soccer news for Apr 15, 2013 where we join Liverpool and the rest of English soccer in remembering the 96. Read More

Brad Davis Wins Player of the Week

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The Houston Dynamo's Brad Davis wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 7 after an assist and a goal against the Chicago Fire. Read More

MLS and the CCL Semifinals

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The Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles Galaxy get the Corner treatment this week where we ask about an MLS turnaround. Read More

Remembering the USA in 1990 World Cup Qualifying

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2013) US Soccer Players – 1989 stands out ... Read More

MLS Week 7: Draws and Cards

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Major League Soccer's Week 7 brought us a lot of draws, but New York took an opportunity to make a statement in a shutout of DC United. Read More

Post-Game Comments: USA Under-17s

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Video of the United States Under-17s discussing their loss to Honduras in the quarterfinals of the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Goals for Beasley, Altidore

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DaMarcus Beasley scored in Mexico's Liga MX and Jozy Altidore converted two penalties and scored a third goal for AZ in the Netherlands. Read More

United States Exits CONCACAF U-17 Championship

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The United States Under-17 National Team lost 3-1 to Guatemala in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama. Read More

Upside: In a good position

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The soccer news roundup for Apr 12, 2013 focuses on the weather in Montreal and the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley. Read More

Not So Different

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At the Copa MX final, Charles Boehm notices more similarities than differences between soccer in Mexico and the United States. Read More

Weekend Soccer TV: Mexico’s Liga MX On ESPN2, U-17 Quarterfinals

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The weekend soccer TV schedule for Apr 13-15 with Mexico's Liga MX on ESPN2 and the CONCACAF U-17 Championship quarterfinals. Read More

Stoke City, Aston Villa, and Avoiding Relegation

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With two National Teamers Abroad clubs within three points of the relegation zone, J Hutcherson looks at the scenarios in the Premier League. Read More

USA Under-17s Advance to Quarterfinals

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The United States Under-17s advance as Group C winners in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship and face Honduras for a spot in the U-17 World Cup. Read More

Spurs Exit Europa League On Penalties

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Clint Dempsey scored both goals in regulation to force overtime in Tottenham's quarterfinal series with Basel, but Spurs exit on penalties. Read More

100 Firsts: Marcelo Balboa

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US Soccer interviews US National Team alum Marcelo Balboa about his first cap and first goal with the United States in their video series. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV: Championship and Mexican League

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A meeting of Americans in England's Championship and in Mexico's Liga MX highlight the Friday, Apr 12, 2013 soccer TV schedule. Read More

Upside: Learn from it

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The aftermath of MLS teams exiting the CONCACAF Champions League and the draw for the semifinals in Europe lead the soccer news for Apr 11, 2013. Read More

Questions: Transitions in North Jersey

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Tony Edwards asks the questions, including New York and DC's issues, the Cosmos in the Open Cup, and playing in the cold in Canada. Read More

Once Again, it’s MLS in the Champions League

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Jason Davis draws the same conclusion from Major League Soccer's run in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

U-17 Championship: USA – Honduras Preview

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A video preview of the United States - Honduras group stage game in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in Panama. Read More

The SuperLiga, Champions League, and CONCACAF Club Soccer

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J Hutcherson takes a look back at the SuperLiga, the current state of the CONCACAF Champions League, and building meaning for club competitions. Read More

CCL: Monterrey Knocks Out Galaxy

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The Galaxy lost to Monterrey at the semifinal stage of the Champions League, setting up an all-Liga MX final between Monterrey and Santos Laguna. Read More

USA Move to 28th in April 2013 FIFA Ranking

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The win against Costa Rica and the draw with Mexico move the United States up five spots to 28th in the April 213 FIFA World Ranking. Read More

Libertadores: Tijuana 1 – Millonarios 0

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Tijuana finishes second in Group 5 and waits for the rest of the Copa Libertadores groups to finish to find out who they play in the Round of 16. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Europa League and CONCACAF Championship

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The soccer TV schedule for Thursday, Apr 10, 2013 has the conclusion of the Europa League quarterfinals and the USA Under-17 National Team. Read More

Upside: Both sides of its face

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The soccer news for Apr 10, 2013 with a dramatic Champions League comeback and Major League Soccer trying to put a team in the CCL final. Read More

Team America, the NASL, and the US National Team

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Tom Dunmore looks at the North American Soccer League's attempt to turn the US National Team into Team America for the 1983 season. Read More

Video: Meet the USA U-17 National Team

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In a video from US Soccer, the Under-17 National Team profiles themselves at the CONCACAF U-17 Championships currently underway in Panama. Read More

Playing the Advantage in Torreon

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The second-legs of the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League semifinals create interesting dilemmas for Major League Soccer. Read More

CCL: Santos Laguna Advances Over Seattle

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Santos Laguna advanced to the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League final, winning the first-leg and drawing in the second against Seattle. Read More

Champions League: Malaga Exits

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Oguchi Onyewu's Malaga is the last National Teamers Abroad club to exit the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League, losing in the quarterfinals. Read More

Wednesday’s Soccer TV: More from the Champions League

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More from the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals and the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals on the Wednesday, Apr 9 soccer TV schedule. Read More

Upside: 15 points clear

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The Upside, soccer news for April 9 with Seattle in action in the CONCACAF Champions League and ESPN FC's interview with Stuart Holden. Read More

Questions: Goals and Penalties

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Tony is back with the soccer questions, looking at Joe-Max Moore's National Team contributions and the latest MLS player with 20,000 minutes. Read More

What Matters in Portland

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For Jason Davis, Portland's shutout of Houston in Week 6 means more than finally getting a win in 2013. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Rome Derby

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Michael Bradley's Roma drew 1-1 in the Rome derby and Maurice Edu's Bursaspor had no trouble with Beskitas on Monday. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Champions League in UEFA and CONCACAF resumes

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The Champions League resumes on Tuesday in UEFA with the quarterfinals and in CONCACAF with Seattle and Santos Laguna's semifinal series. Read More

Upside: Cup back

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Soccer news for Apr 8, 2013 with stories from MLS Week 6, Seattle's trip to Torreon in the Champions League, and Bayern win the title. Read More

Ryan Johnson Wins MLS Player of the Week

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Ryan Johnson's two goals for Portland win him the Week 6 MLS Player of the Week award. Read More

De Rosario: ‘There’s always another game, another tournament, another trophy’

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Clemente Lisi profiles DC United's Dwayne De Rosario, one of the best players in Major League Soccer history. Read More

MLS Week 6: Earning the Right to Play

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Week 6 of the Major League Soccer season had less games due to Champions League commitments and raised more questions. Read More

U-17s: USA 3 – Haiti 0 Post-Game Comments

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The post-game comments from the United States Under-17 National Team's 3-0 shutout of Haiti in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Spurs Draw with Everton, Goal for Boyd

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Tottenham drew with Everton in a meeting of National Teamers Abroad clubs in the Premier League and Terrence Boyd scored for Rapid Vienna. Read More

CONCACAF U-17s: USA 3 – Haiti 0

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The United States got a win in their Group C opener in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, beating Haiti 3-0. Read More

USA U-17 Group Stage Preview

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The USA Under-17 National Team opens group stage play against Haiti on Sunday in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama. Read More

Upside: You get punished

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The Upside, soccer news for Apr 5, 2013 with stories from the aftermath of Spurs' Europa League draw and increasing the noise at Old Trafford. Read More

CONCACAF Confirms Gold Cup Playoff for Confederations Cup

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The 2013 and 2015 Gold Cup winners will enter a playoff for the 2017 Confederations Cup, CONCACAF announced on Friday. Read More

For Gonzalez, the Difficulty Increases

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Charles Boehm profiles US National Team defender Omar Gonzalez, quickly becoming a regular choice for the USA in World Cup Qualifying. Read More

Weekend Soccer TV: Monday’s Rome and Manchester Derbies

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The Weekend TV schedule waits until Monday to bring us two of the biggest derbies in Europe: Manchester and Rome. Read More

U-17 Coach Richie Williams Discusses Qualifying

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USA U-17 National Team coach Richie Williams talks about his squad as the team looks to qualify for the World Cup at the CONCACAF Championship. Read More

Europa League: Spurs 2 – Basel 2

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Tottenham and FC Basel drew 2-2 in the opening leg of their Europa League quarterfinal series at White Hart Lane. Read More

CONCACAF Amends Gold Cup Rules

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On Thursday, CONCACAF announced technical changes for the Gold Cup that will apply to this summer's tournament. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV

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Friday's soccer TV schedule has games from France's Ligue 1, Spain's La Liga, and the Scottish Premier League. Read More

Upside: Attack and score

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Thursday's Upside collects the soccer news from last night's UEFA and CONCACAF Champions League games. Read More

Questions: Kreis’s Coffee Break and Portland’s Defense

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In Thursday's edition of the 5 Questions, Tony appreciates the creativity of Salt Lake's coach in avoiding interacting with the match official. Read More

What Feilhaber Brings to Sporting KC

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Sporting KC's decision to sign Benny Feilhaber is part of a plan that transforms the squad after losing players crucial to their midfield. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: LA 1 – Monterrey 2

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The Los Angeles Galaxy gave up a lead against Monterrey at the Home Depot Center in their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal. Read More

Champions League: Malaga 0 – Borussia Dortmund 0

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Oguchi Onyewu's Malaga finished scoreless against Borussia Dortmund in the first-leg of their Champions League quarterfinal series. Read More

Copa Libertadores: San Jose 1 – Tijuana 1

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With one game remaining in the group stage, Tijuana has already advanced to the knockout round of the 2013 Copa Libertadores. Read More

Thursday’s Soccer TV: Europa and Libertadores

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Thursday's soccer TV schedule is all about the Europea League quarterfinals and the Copa Libertadores. Read More

Upside: Putting in the performances

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The Upside, soccer news for Apr 3, 2013 focuses on Major League Soccer's chances in the CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Joe-Max Moore and Peter Vermes are Hall of Famers

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The US Soccer Federation announced on Wednesday that Joe-Max Moore and Peter Vermes are the latest members of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Read More

Magee Wins Player of the Month for March 2013

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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee's MLS-leading five goals won him Player of the Month honors for the opening month of the 2013 season. Read More

What Seattle Lost

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Once again, an MLS team under performs at CONCACAF Champions League level. J Hutcherson asks how seriously MLS really takes this tournament. Read More

Champions League Semifinal: Seattle 0 – Santos Laguna 1

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In the first of the MLS vs Liga MX Champions League semifinals, Santos Laguna takes the 1-0 advantage with a first-leg win over Seattle. Read More

USA U-17 Roster Announced

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The United States roster is set for CONCACAF's Under-17 Championship later this month in Panama. Read More

Wednesday’s Soccer TV: More Champions League

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The soccer TV schedule for April 3, 2013 has games from the UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues and Tijuana in the Copa Libertadores. Read More

Upside: Systematic and comprehensive

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The soccer news for Apr 2 focuses on the CONCACAF Champions League and the changes at Hoffenheim. Read More

Questions: The Red Bulls and Chivas USA Attempt to Change

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Tony's Tuesday column focuses on the New York Red Bulls and Chivas USA showing more than expected in Week 5 of the MLS season. Read More

CONCACAF’s Champions League Problem

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J Hutcherson looks at the Seattle's response to the 2012-13 Champions League and what it means for the larger importance of the tournament. Read More

Changes at Hoffenheim

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On Tuesday, relegation threatened Hoffenheim announced a front office upheaval and a new manager as they struggle for points in the Bundesliga. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Monday Results

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In European soccer action from Monday, Sacha Kljestan's Anderlecht opened the Belgian playoffs with a loss and Mix Diskerud scored for Rosenborg. Read More

Tuesday’s Soccer TV: Champions League Quarterfinals, CCL Semifinals

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Both Champions Leagues resume on Tuesday. UEFA Champions League on Fox Soccer: PSG - Barcelona at 2:30pm ... Read More

Upside: Run more than us

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The Upside, soccer news for Apr 1, 2013 with stories from the upcoming Champions League games, Major League Soccer, and the Premier League. Read More

Will Johnson Wins Week 5 Player of the Week

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Major League Soccer announced on Monday hat Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson is the MLS Player of ... Read More

Corner: Relegation

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In this week's Corner, we rate the pressures of relegation in England's Premier League without going over 400 words. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Goal for Beasley in Mexico

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DaMarcus Beasley scores for Puebla and several US National Teamers return from injury as we wrap-up the club games from Europe and Mexico. Read More