USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2014

The New England Revolution advance to the 2014 MLS Cup

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The New England Revolution are the Eastern Conference champions, advancing to the 2014 MLS Cup with an aggregate win over New York. Read More

Who’s next? US U-17s take the stage at Nike International Friendlies in Florida

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The USMNT U-17 program faces a challenge over the next few days during the Nike International Friendlies in Florida. Read More

Soccer TV: Southampton vs Manchester City and Spurs vs Everton

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Premier League action and playoffs in MLS and Liga MX highlight the weekend soccer TV schedule with Southampton hosting Manchester City. Read More

USMNT players stay top in their Europa League groups

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USMNT players Tim Howard, Fabian Johnson, and Brad Friedel's clubs are top of their Europa League groups with a game remaining. Read More

Soccer TV: Marseille vs Nantes and Freiburg vs Stuttgart

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Marseille play Nantes in Ligue 1 and Stuttgart changes coaches as they try to get out of relegation trouble on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Pachuca and Tigres draw in playoff opener

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Tigres and Pachuca enter the second-leg of their Liga MX Apertura playoff quarterfinal series tied 1-1. Read More

Anderlecht beats Galatasaray in the Champions League

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Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht shutout Galatasaray in the Champions League, meaning Anderlecht finishes third in Group D. Read More

Galaxy’s Drive to Five built on defense

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The LA Galaxy have plenty of attacking options, but it's their defense pushing them toward another MLS Cup in a drive for five. Read More

Soccer TV: Wolfsburg vs Everton and Spurs vs Partizan

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Wolfsburg host Everton in the Europa League and Spurs play Partizan on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Playing or getting played in the Champions League

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Ajax in the 2014-15 Champions League group stage highlights an increasing concern for dominant domestic clubs in Europe. Read More

MLS had a busy international break

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MLS stayed relevant during the wait for the Conference finals to begin with expansion talk and a stadium sponsor for San Jose. Read More

Bad things happen in the MLS playoffs

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Both of the MLS Conference final first-legs had issues involving the officiating that raise issues for a club and the league. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund and Ludogorets vs Liverpool

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Arsenal host Borussia Dortmund and Ludogorets play Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is it time to change the substitutes rule for friendlies?

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann gives his take on the substitutions allowed in friendlies and trying to balance winning with opportunity. Read More

The 2014 MLS playoffs by the numbers

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The 2014 MLS playoffs might be the best in league history, and here are the performances setting this season's apart. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Bayern Munich and Schalke vs Chelsea

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Manchester City plays Bayern Munich in Group E and Schalke host Chelsea in Group G on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

How did the New York Red Bulls become likable?

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The New York Red Bulls struggles are well known in MLS, but has this team managed to become likable in 2014? Read More

Everton win, goals for Boyd, and Liga MX Apertura ends

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The weekend results for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico were good for Everton, Terrence Boyd, and two Liga MX teams. Read More

New England and the Galaxy take first-leg leads in the MLS playoffs

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New England and the LA Galaxy won their MLS Conference final series openers with the Revs also picking up an away goal. Read More

The injustices of the MLS awards season

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The 2014 MLS season award candidates are all strong choices, but so are several that didn't make the list. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann and the specter of second-cycle stagnancy

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Jurgen Klinsmann finished 2014 on a lull, raising criticism of keeping a national team coach for another World Cup cycle. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Manchester United and Milan vs Inter Milan

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Arsenal host Manchester United in the Premier League and Milan play Inter Milan on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

FIFA plays its game

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FIFA has two fallback moves they use whenever there's controversy, and we've already seen one this week. Read More

US Soccer names Tim Howard 2014 Male Athlete of the Year

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USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard wins the 2014 US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award after a standout World Cup. Read More

Donovan and the Galaxy want another MLS Cup

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The LA Galaxy plays for a spot in MLS Cup as a team, with Landon Donovan's looming retirement not part of their motivation. Read More

Soccer TV: Metz vs PSG and Athletic vs Espanyol

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Club soccer is on the Friday soccer TV schedule with Metz hosting PSG in Ligue 1 and Espanyol at Athletic in La Liga. Read More

The Chicago Fire reset their roster

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The Chicago Fire move toward the 2015 MLS season by drastically reducing their squad after declining options on players. Read More

MLS respects a strange FIFA calendar

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The new FIFA calendar does MLS no favors, with the 13-day release window interrupting the MLS playoffs. Read More

Arsenal forgets its MLS connections

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger explains what an aging soccer player faces and that doesn't flatter MLS in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Ireland 4 – USMNT 1

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The USMNT gave up an early goal against Ireland but made a game of it until a strong second-half showing from the hosts. Read More

Kyle Beckerman and MLS history

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Kyle Beckerman is on the verge of setting an MLS longevity mark and his career teaches the league a needed history lesson. Read More

Soccer TV: Ivory Coast vs Cameroon and Ghana vs Togo

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Ivory Coast hosts Cameroon and Ghana plays Togo in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The USMNT plays for strategy against Ireland

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The USMNT needs to show it can adjust to roster changes against Ireland in the second of the November friendlies. Read More

Open Thread: How should the USMNT line up vs Ireland?

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The USMNT has to make changes against Ireland on Tuesday, with four players leaving the squad following the loss to Colombia. Read More

Was 2014 a success for the USMNT?

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With the USMNT closing out its 2014 schedule on Tuesday against Ireland, was this a successful year for the National Team? Read More

Soccer TV: Ireland vs USMNT and Argentina vs Portugal

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The USMNT play Ireland in Dublin and Argentina hosts Portugal in a friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The USMNT defense against Colombia and Ireland

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann will use a different defense against a different style of opponent in the friendly against Ireland. Read More

USMNT 1 – Colombia 2

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The USMNT opened the scoring in a friendly against Colombia at Craven Cottage, but lost 2-1 in London on Friday. Read More

MLS sets order for Chivas USA dispersal draft

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Major League Soccer announces the order for the 2014 dispersal draft of the former members of Chivas USA. Read More

FIFA plays for FIFA

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FIFA once again puts its own interests first in an ethics inquiry. Where does this mean for soccer fans all over the world? Read More

Soccer TV: England vs Slovenia and Italy vs Croatia

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England plays Slovenia in Group E and Italy hosts Group H leaders Croatia in Euro 2016 qualifying on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

The USMNT plays the third-best team in the world

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The USMNT faces another challenge under coach Jurgen Klinsmann, playing a new world soccer power as the home team in London. Read More

USMNT vs Colombia – Another exercise in squad building

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The USMNT regroups in London for the November friendlies and opportunities for new and returning players starting with Colombia. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Colombia and Germany vs Gibraltar

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The USMNT hosts Colombia in London in a friendly and Euro 2016 qualifying has Germany playing Gibraltar on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

FIFA sticks with its future

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FIFA moves on with the independent Ethics Committee finding no reason to revisit the World Cup vote in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Mexico steps up in the Netherlands

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Carlos Vela returns to the Mexico National Team and comes through with goals against the Netherlands in a friendly. Read More

Real Salt Lake still wins in 2014

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Real Salt Lake didn't end their 2014 season with a march to MLS Cup, but they did accomplish a lot in a transitional year. Read More

New England’s Stadium

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New England Revolution investor/operator Jonathan Kraft understands the stadium issue in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

How the international break impacts the MLS playoffs

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The international break postpones the MLS playoffs, helping some teams and hurting others as we wait for the Conference finals. Read More

Associated Press: Qatar prefers November for 2022 World Cup

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In an interview with AP, the secretary of the Qatar World Cup committee suggested a preference for a November World Cup. Read More

New York and New England in the Eastern Conference finals

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The New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution both turned things around this season and now play for a spot in MLS Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: Turkey vs Brazil and Netherlands vs Mexico

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Turkey play Brazil and Mexico travel to Amsterdam to play the Netherlands on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Klopp celebrates three points for Dortmund

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Jurgen Klopp celebrates an own goal and CAF looks for a new host for the Cup of Nations in Tuesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Seattle advances after scoreless draw with FC Dallas

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The Seattle Sounders advanced to the Western Conference finals on the away goals rule after drawing 1-1 on aggregate with FC Dallas. Read More

Soccer News: Are the Galaxy the new favorites for MLS Cup?

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The LA Galaxy dominate Real Salt Lake in the MLS playoffs leading to a simple conclusion in Monday's soccer news. Read More

USMNT Open Thread: What do you think of the latest roster?

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Jurgen Klinsmann names his USMNT roster for the November friendlies calling in 25 players for training in London. Read More

USNSTPA statement on Women’s World Cup turf issue

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The US National Soccer Team Players Association statement on the proposed use of artificial turf for the 2015 Women's World Cup. Read More

USMNT roster for Colombia and Ireland friendlies

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US Soccer announced the USMNT roster for the two November friendlies, Colombia in London on Nov 14 and Ireland on Nov 18. Read More

Geoff Cameron and Stoke upset Spurs, Diskerud finishes 2nd with Rosenborg

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City won in the Premier League and USMNT players finished first and second in Norway. Read More

MLS Playoffs: New England Revolution and LA Galaxy advance

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The New England Revolution and the LA Galaxy advanced in the MLS playoffs with Landon Donovan scoring a hat-trick. Read More

New York loses but advances in the Eastern Conference

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The New York Red Bulls advance in the MLS playoffs with a 3-2 aggregate win over DC United in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Read More

Soccer News: Arsenal and the basics of the game

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reduces the Champions League draw with Anderlecht to the basics in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Going downtown: The final push to make DC a soccer capital

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DC United is trying to build a stadium within the city limits, a rarity in MLS and not a sure thing in the nation's capital. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Chelsea and PSG vs Marseille

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Liverpool host undefeated Chelsea in the Premier League and PSG and Marseille meet in the Ligue 1 classico on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Real Salt Lake vs Landon Donovan

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The end of Landon Donovan's MLS career is on the line in the second-leg of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. Read More

MLS turns Erick Torres into a problem

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MLS needs to pay CD Guadalajara for Erick Torres and then find a new club for the young star after closing Chivas USA. Read More

Tim Howard and Fabian Johnson get Europa League shutouts

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Tim Howard and Everton and Fabian Johnson and Gladbach both picked up wins in match day four of the 2014-15 Europa League. Read More

Soccer News: Manchester City lose again in the Champions League

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini deals with losing in the Champions League in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

John Hackwoth named U-15 US National Team coach

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John Hackworth is the new full-time coach of the US Under-15 National Team. Hackworth was formerly the head coach of the Philadelphia Union. Read More

Soccer TV: Hertha BSC vs Hannover and Bolton vs Wigan

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Hertha BSC host Hannover in the Bundesliga on GolTV and Bolton play Wigan on beIN Sport on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Nottingham Forest lose to Brentford, Fulham draw

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Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest lost at home to Brentford and Fulham drew with Blackpool in the Championship. Read More

Soccer News: Rebuilding an MLS club

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The Houston Dynamo tabbed Matt Jordan as their new General Manager as the club starts a rebuild in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Moving the World Cup to Winter

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FIFA involved UEFA, FIFPro, and other stakeholders in a discussion over moving the 2022 World Cup to winter, but what does this mean? Read More

Soccer TV: Asteras vs Spurs and Everton vs Lille

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The Europa League is on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with Asteras hosting Spurs and Everton home to Lille on Fox Sports 1. Read More

The MLS playoffs are about form and away goals

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The MLS playoff story is already about teams holding onto regular season form and scoring away goals. Read More

Anderlecht stage a Champions League comeback

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Anderlecht pulled off a comeback from three goals down to draw with Arsenal in the Champions League on match day four. Read More

Oguchi Onyewu debuts for Charlton Athletic

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Oguchi Onyewu made his debut for Charlton Athletic, coming on late in their draw with Leeds United in the Championship. Read More

Soccer News: Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga

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Borussia Dortmund struggling in the Bundesliga is a bigger story than their success in the Champions League in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Getting back to prominence in the Premier League

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With UEFA cracking down on the benefactor model, how does a club return to prominence in the Premier League? Read More

Soccer TV: Ajax vs Barcelona and Manchester City vs CSKA

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The Champions League is on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule with Ajax vs Barcelona on Fox Sports 1 and Manchester City vs CSKA on Fox Sports 2. Read More

Are things working out for the NASL?

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A look at the on and off field issues for the NASL as the league moves to the playoffs under their split-season format. Read More

Jozy Altidore plays in Sunderland win

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USMNT forward Jozy Altidore subbed on for Sunderland in their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Read More

USMNT Open Thread: I made it to Europe. Now what?

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann once again criticized members of his squad, this time in a video circulated by US Soccer. Read More

Soccer News: Manchester United struggle for points

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Manchester United continue to work on their Premier League revival after a derby loss to City in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Liverpool and Arsenal vs Anderlecht

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Match day four of the Champions League beings on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule with Real Madrid playing Liverpool and Anderlecht at Arsenal. Read More

Oguchi Onywu at Charlton Athletic

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Oguchi Onyewu is now a member of Charlton Athletic. Here's our guide to what you need to know about the Championship club. Read More

Tim Howard and Everton get a Premier League point, Johannsson returns

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Tim Howard and Everton drew in the Premier League and Danny Williams and Aron Johannsson returned to action. Read More

New York Red Bulls win, Dallas and Seattle draw

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The New York Red Bulls shutout DC United in the East and Dallas and Seattle drew in the West in the MLS playoffs. Read More

New England wins, Real Salt Lake and Galaxy draw

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New England took a two goal lead in their MLS playoff series with Columbus and Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy drew. Read More