USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2014

Soccer News: Bayern explain a disaster

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In Wednesday's soccer news roundup, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has to explain why his team lost in the Champions League. Read More

The excitement of the Liga MX playoffs

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What's worth your time in the Liga MX playoffs? Luis Bueno has some advice on what awaits from the 2014 Clausura playoffs. Read More

Soccer TV: Juventus – Benfica and Valencia – Sevilla

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Juventus needs a comeback against Benfica in the Europa League semifinals on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Birmingham City 0 – Wigan Athletic 1

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Birmingham City enter the final day of the Championship season in the relegation zone after a loss to Wigan Athletic. Read More

Soccer News: Aston Villa understand the supporters

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In Tuesday's soccer news, Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert saluted the fans and outlined what's needed for Villa to stay in the Premier League. Read More

DC United steps ahead

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DC United is already showing they can win in MLS this season. Now they need to prove that's true away from RFK Stadium. Read More

Soccer TV: Chelsea – Atletico Madrid

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Chelsea and Atletico Madrid both have all to play for in the Champions League on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The downside of successful soccer expansion

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The history of American pro soccer has enough examples of bad expansion teams. But are the success stories also part of the problem? Read More

Bradley Wright-Phillips wins MLS Player of the Week

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips scored four goals over two games in week 8 to win the MLS Player of the Week award. Read More

Soccer News: Working hard in MLS

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San Jose defender Clarence Goodson points to his club's hard work in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Who is the greatest soccer player in the world?

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Clemente Lisi picks up one of the biggest debates in soccer. Who is better, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich – Real Madrid

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Bayern Munich and Real Madrid conclude their Champions League semifinal on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Two goals for Terrence Boyd, goal for John Brooks

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Terrence Boyd scored twice for Rapid Vienna and John Brooks also got on the score sheet in our weekend wrap up of USMNT soccer player. Read More

MLS Week 8: Clint Dempsey does it again for the Seattle Sounders

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Clint Dempsey scored twice for the Seattle Sounders as we wrap-up week 0 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer News: Chelsea makes their position clear

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Jose Mourinho lets everybody know that Chelsea play to win but squad selection is the club's business in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

English goal scorers in MLS

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Bradley Wright-Phillips became the first English soccer player to score a hat-trick in MLS. Should this be surprising in season 19? Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United – Norwich and Liverpool – Chelsea

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Manchester United Norwich on Saturday and Liverpool - Chelsea on Sunday highlight the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Does anybody care about Chivas USA?

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Chivas USA faces a familiar problem already this season. Lack of interest and the feeling that the rest of MLS could care less. Read More

Soccer News: Real Madrid has a job

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Real Madrid coach Carlos Ancelotti is under no illusion about what his club needs next as we roundup Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Building soccer players in MLS

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Tony Edwards uses DeAndre Yedlin as the latest example of how young American players improve by playing in MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: Roma – AC Milan and Hannover – Stuttgart

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Roma host AC Milan on beIN Sport and GolTV has Hannover - Stuttgart on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: New York Red Bulls 4 – Houston Dynamo 0

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The New York Red Bulls beat the Houston Dynamo 4-0 in Wednesday's night's MLS game for New York's second win in a row. Read More

Soccer News: Barcelona back in the transfer game

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FC Barcelona will get to spend on players this summer after all, as FIFA postpones punishment in Wednesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Soccer TV: Benfica – Juventus and Sevilla – Valencia

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Thursday's soccer TV schedule has the Europa League semifinals with Benfica - Juventus on Fox Sports 1 and Sevilla - Valencia on Fox Sports 2. Read More

The Montreal Impact could use a win

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The Montreal Impact hasn't won an MLS game in 2014. Can the club turn things around in a structure unique in the league? Read More

Bolton 0 – Leicester City 1, Reading 2 – Middlesbrough 0

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Leicester City won the 2013-14 Championship with a shutout of Bolton and Reading remain in the playoff race with a win over Middlesbrough. Read More

Soccer News: What to say about a Champions League semifinal

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Bayern Munich talks about what it takes to win in the Champions League and Manchester United's manager takes over the Tuesday soccer news. Read More

Can Toronto FC keep the ball?

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Toronto FC's possession percentage is surprisingly low, but Tony Edwards argues we might not know enough about this team in 2014. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid – Bayern Munich and Toluca – Cruz Azul

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Real Madrid host Bayern Munich in the first-leg of their 2013-14 Champions League semifinal series on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday's soccer TV. Read More

Manchester United can’t lose

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Like Europe's other super clubs, Manchester United have helped create a scenario where they have to win every season. Read More

Sheffield Wednesday 2 – Charlton Athletic 3, Spector out

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Oguchi Onyewu and Sheffield Wednesday lost to Charlton Athletic and Jonathan Spector missed Birmingham City's loss to Blackburn in the Championship. Read More

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando wins MLS Player of the Week

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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando wins his second MLS Player of the Week award in 2014, keeping a clean sheet against Portland. Read More

Soccer News: The LA Galaxy manages disappointment

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LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane explains a disappointing draw and a Premier League manager is careful with words in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid – Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid host Chelsea in the first-leg of their Champions League semifinal on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Week 7: Sporting KC tops the East, Dallas tops the league

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Sporting Kansas City takes the top spot in the Eastern Conference during week 7 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Chelsea 1 – Sunderland 2 and two goals for Terrence Boyd

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Sunderland pulled off a surprise upset over Chelsea in the Premier League with Jozy Altidore setting up the deciding penalty. Read More

Landon Donovan keeps it real

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Landon Donovan addresses the current stage of his USMNT and MLS career the same way he always has, with an uncompromising honesty. Read More

Soccer News: David Moyes clear on his relationship with Everton

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In Friday's soccer news roundup, Manchester United manager David Moyes tries to put the focus on the game as he makes his return to Everton. Read More

The playoff race in Liga MX

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The Liga MX Clausura season is winding down with pnelty to play for in Mexico. Luis Bueno explains the scenarios. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton – Manchester United

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Everton - Manchester United on Sunday highlights the weekend soccer TV schedule for April 19-20. Read More

Stadium size matters in US soccer

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With US soccer fans growing accustomed to watching the game in NFL and baseball stadiums, do soccer specific stadiums still matter? Read More

Tim Howard signs contract extension with Everton

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Tim Howard adds two years to his contract with Everton, signing a new deal to stay with the Premier League club through the 2018 season. Read More

Soccer News: Manchester City plan to fight in the Premier League

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Manchester City considers what they have to play for in the Premier League and MLS celebrates another expansion club. Read More

MLS in Atlanta starts now

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MLS is set for an Atlanta debut in 2017, but the amount of work to get a team ready in time means a quick start. Read More

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid – Elche and Morelia – Cruz Azul

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Atletico Madrid host Elche on beIN Sport and Morelia plays Cruz Azul on Azgteca America and ESPN Deportes on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Can the Red Bulls win in 2014?

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The Red Bulls won their first game of the 2014 MLS season, but there are several reasons why this is already a troubled campaign. Read More

MLS: New York Red Bulls 2 – Philadelphia Union 1

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The New York Red Bulls picked up their first win of the 2014 MLS season by beating the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. Read More

Premier League: Everton 2 – Crystal Palace 3

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Everton lost to Crystal Palace in the Premier League and dropped to 5th place. Also in the Premier League, Sunderland drew with Manchester City. Read More

MLS expansion set for Atlanta in 2017

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MLS announced its latest expansion city on Thursday, with Atlanta joining the league for the 2017 season. Read More

Soccer News: UEFA focuses on youth club soccer

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UEFA explains the potential for its Youth League and MLS has another big announcement as we roundup Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Is expansion still the answer for MLS?

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MLS remains in expansion mode, but the fans outside the new markets are now questioning whether or not this is the right move. Read More

Soccer TV: Eintracht Frankfurt – Hannover and The Strongest – Defensor

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Eintracht Frankfurt host Hannover on GolTV and The Strongest - Defensor play in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos explains the importance of the Dallas Cup

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USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos is using the Dallas Cup to test his full strength squad against international clubs. Read More

Belgium’s Jupiler League playoffs

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A guide to Belgium's Jupiler League playoffs, a unique system to determine the final standings in that league that isn't as straightforward as you might think. Read More

Soccer News: Liverpool and world soccer remember

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Liverpool FC marks the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as we roundup Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

MLS gets better

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MLS has raised its game this season, requiring more for clubs that want to compete. Tony Edwards explains why. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona – Real Madrid and Manchester City – Sunderland

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Barcelona - Real Madrid meet in the Copa del Rey final and Manchester City - Sunderland play in the Premier League on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

How many Americans care about soccer?

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A survey might tell us more about the status of soccer in America than it might seem. Jason Davis looks at the numbers. Read More

Clint Dempsey wins MLS Player of the Week for week 6

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Clint Dempsey's two goals won him another MLS Player of the Week award. Dempsey also won in week 5 of the 2014 season. Read More

Soccer News: Portland’s Caleb Porter explans the draw in soccer

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Monday's soccer news starts with Portland coach Caleb Porter and moves onto MLS, the Premier League, and Atletico Madrid. Read More

The importance of the backup goalkeeper in a World Cup squad

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The backup goalkeeper can make or break a World Cup campaign. Here's why the role is so important at World Cup level. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal – West Ham United and Cruz Azul – Toluca

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Arsenal - West Ham United in the Premier League and Cruz Azul - Toluca open the CONCACAF Champions League final on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Week 6: Another strong performance from Clint Dempsey

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Clint Dempsey had a strong week 6 in MLS, scoring twice in the Seattle Sounders' 3-2 win over FC Dallas. Read More

Soccer Scores: Everton 1 – Sunderland 0, goal for Agudelo

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Everton got a shutout in the Premier League and Juan Agudelo scored a goal as we roundup the USMNT abroad soccer scores. Read More

Soccer News: Atletico Madrid – Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea playing in the Champions League semifinal creates a player loan issue as we round up Friday's soccer news. Read More

What is a National Team?

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The recent departure of USWNT coach Tom Sermanni raises questions for the Men's and Women's US National Teams. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool – Manchester City and FA Cup semifinals

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On the weekend soccer TV schedule, Liverpool host Manchester City in the Premier League and the FA Cup semifinals are on Fox Sports. Read More

The Champions League needs Atletico Madrid

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With the Champions League normally about the big clubs spending freely, Atletico Madrid's run to the semifinals changes things. Read More

AZ exit Europa League

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Aron Johannsson and AZ ended their 2013-14 Europa League run with a quarterfinal loss to Benfica. Read More

Mike Magee gets new contract with the Chicago Fire

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Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee has a new contract with the club after an All-Star season in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: Barcelona’s next game

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After exiting the Champions League, Barcelona focuses on the league and domestic cup final in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Is the East better than the West in MLS?

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Over a month into the season, there's already evidence that this is the year for the Eastern Conference in MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: Schalke – Eintracht and Montpellier – Marseille

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Schalke - Eintracht meet in the Bundesliga on GolTV and Montpellier - Marseille are on beIN Sport on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

FIFA World Ranking: USMNT up to 13 in April 2014

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The FIFA World Ranking for April 2014 has the USMNT top of CONCACAF in 13th while Mexico is 19th. Read More

Tijuana exits the CONCACAF Champions League

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Tijuana lost their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series 2-1 on aggregate to Cruz Azul who play Toluca in the final. Read More

Soccer News: Chelsea get it right in the Champions League

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Chelsea advance in the Champions League and credit managing scenarios as we round up Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Juventus – Lyon and Benfica – AZ

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Europa League quarterfinals on Fox Sports 1 with Juventus - Lyon and Fox Sports 2 with Benfica - AZ highlight the Thursday soccer TV schedule. Read More

Playing MLS games in NFL stadiums

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How much thought should MLS give to allowing expansion teams to play in stadiums built primarily for the NFL rather than soccer? Read More

Tim Ream and Jonathan Spector see action in the Championship

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Tim Ream and Bolton beat Doncaster while Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City lost to Middlesbrough in England's Championship. Read More

Soccer News: Moyes and Manchester United looking forward to it

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Manchester United manager David Moyes is looking forward to the next biggest game of his career as we roundup Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Portland and Seattle raise the MLS game

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Portland and Seattle set a new standard for MLS games on national cable in week 5. Why don't we see better games on national TV? Read More

LA Galaxy – Manchester United on July 23 at the Rose Bowl

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The LA Galaxy and Manchester United meet in a soccer friendly at the Rose Bowl on July 23. Read More

Preki builds a soccer team in Sacramento

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Chivas USA last found success under coach Preki, who faced his old club with FC Sacremento on Monday. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich – Manchester United and Atletico Madrid – Barcelona

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Bayern Munich host Manchester United on Fox Sport 1 and Atletico - Madrid Barcelona is on Fox Sports 2 in the Champions League on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Clint Dempsey wins MLS Player of the Week

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Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey is MLS Player of the Week for week 5 after scoring a hat-trick against Portland. Read More

Soccer News: Winning a World Cup in South America

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In Monday's soccer news roundup, Michael Ballack reminds Europe that they're 0 for 4 in winning a World Cup in South America. Read More

FIFA keeps soccer time

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FIFA controls time in soccer through the calendar, and that might be the biggest issue facing the future of professional soccer. Read More

Soccer TV: Chelsea – PSG and Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid

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Chelsea - PSG is on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 has Borussia Dortmund - Real Madrid on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Week 5: Rivalry Week tilts to FC Dallas and the LA Galaxy

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Portland and Seattle scored a lot of goals and Dallas and the Galaxy won during MLS Rivalry Week. Read More

Everton beat Arsenal, Aron Johannsson and Alejandro Bedoya score

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Tim Howard kept a clean sheet in Everton's 3-0 win over Arsenal and Aron Johannsson scored for AZ. Read More

Soccer News: Real Madrid – Manchester United at Michigan

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Real Madrid and Manchester United will meet at the University of Michigan Stadium this summer as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

The last season of the Chivas USA – LA Galaxy Super Clasico

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Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy meet in one of the last LA clasicos. Can Chivas USA finally win in Los Angeles? Read More

Soccer TV: Everton – Arsenal and Hertha Berlin – Hoffenheim

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Everton host Arsenal and Hertha Berlin - Hoffenheim meet in the Bundesliga on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Landon Donovan and Julian Green in the 59th minute

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Landon Donovan and Julian Green subbed on in the 59th minute against Mexico, perhaps symbolizing the next stage for the USMNT. Read More

Europa League: AZ 0 – Benfica 1

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AZ need a comeback in the Europa League after losing 1-0 to Benfica in the opening leg at AFAS Stadion. Read More

Soccer News: PSG’s Champions League piece of mind

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PSG knows they made things easier with a 3-1 Champions League win over Chelsea as we roundup the soccer news for Thursday. Read More

The Chivas USA project

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Is turning around Chivas USA in 2014 knowing the team is re-branding next season the toughest task in MLS? Read More

Soccer TV: Tijuana – Toluca and Leicester City – Sheffield Wednesday

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Tijuana - Toluca is on Azteca and beIN Sport has Leicester City - Sheffield Wednesday on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT 2 – Mexico 2

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The USMNT drew 2-2 with Mexico with the USMNT scoring their goals in the first-half and Mexico in the second-half. Read More

Soccer News: FIFA bans Barcelona for two transfer cycles

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FIFA bans Barcelona from the transfer market and the USMNT prepares for a friendly with Mexico in Wednesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Chris Rolfe traded to DC United

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The Chicago Fire traded Chris Rolfe to DC United for allocation money. Rolfe has only played with Chicago in MLS. Read More

USMNT – Mexico preview: More twists in the novella

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The USMNT faces Mexico with several question raised only in the last few days. How will the squad and coaching staff respond? Read More

Soccer TV: Lyon – Juventus and AZ – Benfica

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The Europa League quarterfinals are on the Thursday soccer TV schedule with Lyon - Juventus on Fox sports 1 and AZ - Benfica on Fox Sports 2. Read More

Will MLS follow its own rules on holding?

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MLS seems to be taking holding seriously, pointing to the penalty spot in two games in week 4. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: Tijuana 1 – Cruz Azul 0

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Tijuana takes a 1-0 lead into the second-leg of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series with Cruz Azul. Read More

Soccer News: Manchester United in the 1999 Champions League

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In Tuesday's soccer news, does Manchester United in the 1999 Champions League have anything to do with United in 2014? Read More

What did we learn from MLS in March?

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MLS finishes its first month with favorites looking vulnerable and several teams making an early case in 2014. Read More

Soccer TV: PSG – Chelsea and USMNT – Mexico

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PSG - Chelsea meet in the Champions League on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN has the USMNT - Mexico friendly on Tuesday's soccer TV. Read More

Aston Villa meet FC Dallas in July

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FC Dallas will play Premier League club Aston Villa in a soccer friendly on July 23. Aston Villa will spend a week training at Toyota Stadium. Read More

The USMNT 2014 away World Cup jersey

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The USMNT away World Cup shirt gets its official debut against Mexico in the friendly on April 2. Read More