USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2014

Soccer News: Didier Deschamps prefers playing to coaching

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France National Team coach Didier Deschamps makes it clear that he thinks it's better to be a player than a coach in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Are the Portland Timbers an MLS contender?

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The Portland Timbers give their fans a glimpse of hope with a two-game win streak, but they need more to turn around their season. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT – Turkey and Mexico – Ecuador

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The USMNT play Turkey on Sunday and Mexico - Ecuador is on Saturday in pre World Cup friendlies on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT – Turkey preview

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The USMNT faces a motivated Turkey team in the second game of the 2014 World Cup Send-Off Series on Sunday at Red Bull Arena. Read More

Soccer News: Juventus mark the Heysel anniversary

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Juventus marks the anniversary of the Heysel stadium disaster at the 1985 European Cup final as we highlight Thursday's soccer news. Read More

The USMNT, MLS, and the friendly soccer schedules

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Once again, it's how many soccer games the schedule can handle in the USA with offerings from MLS clubs and countries. Read More

Soccer TV: Austria – Iceland and Chile – Egypt

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Austria plays Iceland, Chile hosts Egypt, and Bosnia & Herzegovina face fellow World Cup team Ivory Coast on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: Chivas USA 0 – Portland Timbers 2

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Chivas USA lost at home to the Portland Timbers in MLS on Wednesday, with Toronto FC and Montreal Impact drawing in the Canadian Championship. Read More

2014 US Open Cup Third Round scores

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The Third Round scores from the 2014 US Open Cup saw a few surprises as the teams advance to face MLS opponents in the Fourth Round. Read More

Soccer News: A truly unpredictable game

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UEFA and Europol release a memorandum of understanding to combat match-fixing in European soccer as we roundup the Wednesday soccer news. Read More

Real Salt Lake on an unbeaten streak

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Real Salt Lake hasn't lost a game in MLS this season, but does that mean anything in a soccer league that allows draws? Read More

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera finally makes the World Cup

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Mexico coach Miguel Herrera explains his disappointment at missing out on the World Cup as a player. Read More

Soccer TV: Honduras – Turkey

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Honduras hosts Turkey in a friendly at Washington DC's RFK Stadium on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT 2 – Azerbaijan 0

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Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson scored in a 2-0 friendly win for the USMNT over Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park. Read More

MLS Scores: Sporting Kansas City 1 – New York 1

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Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls split the points at Sporting Park with a 1-1 draw in week 13 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer News: The World Cup rematch in Group B

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Spain defending World Cup coach Vicente del Bosque spoke to the UEFA and FIFA websites in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Landon Donovan wins MLS Player of the Week

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LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan is the MLS Player of the Week for week 12 of the 2014 season with two goals and an assist against the Union. Read More

Landon Donovan makes MLS better

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Landon Donovan's new MLS goal scoring record is hard to ignore, as is how much he means to Major League Soccer. Read More

Soccer TV: Mexico – Israel, Denmark – Sweden

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Three friendlies on the Wednesday soccer TV schedule, Mexico - Israel, Denmark - Sweden, and Nigeria - Scotland. Read More

USMNT – Azerbaijan: Finding meaning in a World Cup warm-up

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The USMNT vs Azerbaijan game takes on added significance with Jurgen Klinsmann announcing his World Cup roster early. Read More

Soccer News: Champions League leaves nothing to say

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone caps his club's Champions League experience in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT – Azerbaijan and Sporting Kansas City – New York

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The Tuesday soccer TV schedule has the USMNT - Azerbaijan friendly and Sporting Kansas City - New York on ESPN2. Read More

Landon Donovan’s MLS goals

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Clemente Lisi looks back at Landon Donovan's MLS goals and highlights five special seasons for the all-time MLS leading scorer. Read More

MLS Week 12: Landon Donovan sets new MLS goal scoring record

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Landon Donovan breaks the MLS all-time goal scoring record as we roundup the action from week 12 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer News: Soccer never stops

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UEFA president Michel Platini explains one of the reasons why his job is stressful in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

FIFA makes a movie

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FIFA decided to produce its own biopic to tell the story of how the organization got to this point. A movie funded by FIFA. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid play for the Champions League

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet in the Champions League final on Fox on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Goals, dives, red cards and a trophy: Jurgen Klinsmann at the World Cup

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The day after his biggest coaching decision, Charles Boehm looks at Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup playing experience. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann names final USMNT World Cup roster

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his final 23 man World Cup squad on Thursday, releasing 7 players before the Send-Off Series. Read More

Soccer media responds to USMNT 2014 World Cup roster announcement

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The media and player response to the USMNT 2014 World Cup roster announcement that came unexpectedly on Thursday. Read More

Turning around the Galaxy

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Luis Bueno explains why the Galaxy beating FC Dallas might tell us more about the club than their record suggests. Read More

Soccer News: Ghana World Cup squad has depth

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Ghana midfielder Michael Essien says his country's World Cup squad has depth and a strong midfield as we run through Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Scoring goals in MLS

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There's an easy statistic to rate MLS teams in 2014. Goals scored. For the LA Galaxy, that's the difference in the West. Read More

Soccer TV: Sporting Kansas City – Toronto FC

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Sporting Kansas City hosts Toronto FC in a Friday night MLS game on Univision Deportes on the US soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: DC United 2 – Houston 0, Galaxy 2 – FC Dallas 1

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DC United turns on the offense against Houston and the LA Galaxy win at home on a Wednesday night in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: Atletico Madrid play for the shirt

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone stresses playing for the shirt and it's a look at Joe Corona's Tijuana in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Lee Nguyen and the improved New England Revolution

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The New England Revolution are a different team in 2014 and a lot of that is due to the play of midfielder Lee Nguyen. Read More

Soccer News: Real Madrid knows winning is better

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Cristiano Ronaldo cuts to the point about what Real Madrid want from the Champions League final in Tuesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Is there any hope for the Portland Timbers?

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The Portland Timbers are in trouble and the club's captain is open about the issues that have them bottom of the Western Conference. Read More

Did Manchester United finally hire the right manager?

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Manchester United hires Luis van Gaal as their manager and he starts with a season without European games. Read More

Soccer News: Atletico Madrid credits the work

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Atletico Madrid when the La Liga title as the rest of the major European leagues end in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Federico Higuain wins MLS Player of the Week

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Columbus Crew forward Federico Higuain scored twice and got an assist for Player of the Week honors in MLS. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann knows the World Cup

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann enters the 2014 World Cup with ample experience as a player and a coach. Read More

MLS Week 11: Big win for New England, goals for Johnson and Defoe

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New England wins again and Eddie Johnson and Jermain Defoe score as we roundup week 11 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer Scores: Groningen 3 – AZ 0, Beskitas 1 – Genclerbirligi 1

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More seasons come to an end in Europe with AZ losing the Eredivisie's Europa League playoffs and Besiktas finishing 3rd in Turkey. Read More

Soccer News: Play like a kid, play for Chelsea

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Chelsea player Eden Hazard explains his motivation and Netherlands coach Luis van Gaal might have his next job as we cover Friday's soccer news. Read More

Is MLS losing fans to the Premier League?

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With the success of the Premier League on TV and the value of their rights, is that stunting the growth of MLS? Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona – Atletico Madrid and Hull City – Arsenal

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Barcelona and Atletico Madrid play for the La Liga title and Hull City - Arsenal meet in the FA Cup final on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

2014 World Cup: The unkindest cut

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Charles Boehm explains the inherent unfairness of reducing the contributions of multiple players to the 23-man World Cup roster. Read More

Soccer News: DC United gets a radio deal

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DC United returns to radio, raising the question of how important that is to an MLS club as we roundup the Thursday soccer news. Read More

Week 11 opportunities in MLS

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Points count the same in MLS week 11 as they did in week 10, and Tony Edwards looks at teams set to take advantage. Read More

What Leon can accomplish in Liga MX

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Leon may cap its return from the second division with something rare in Liga MX, winning consecutive championships. Read More

Soccer TV: Malaga – Levante

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Malaga and Levante play their final game of the 2013-14 La Liga season on Friday's soccer TV. Read More

Why shouldn’t big clubs stock World Cup squads?

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Is it really that simple for the elite national teams? Pick the players from the biggest clubs and call it a World Cup roster. Read More

2014 US Open Cup Second Round scores

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The scores from the 12 games of the Second Round of the US Open Cup. The NASL enters in the Third Round. Read More

MLS Scores: Sporting Kansas City 1 – Philadelphia Union 2

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The Philadelphia Union won for the first time since March and two MLS teams advance in the Canadian Championship. Read More

Soccer News: Build the best World Cup squad

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France coach Didier Deschamps is right about what it takes to build a competitive World Cup squad as we roundup Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

The New England Revolution, Seattle Sounders, and timing in MLS

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The World Cup does more than disrupt the MLS schedule. It changes how we value games featuring weaker versions of teams. Read More

Soccer TV: Hamburg – Greuther Furth and Leon – Pachuca

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Hamburg - Greuther Furth meet in the Bundesliga relegation/promotion playoffs and Leon - Pachuca start the Clausura final on Thursday's soccer TV. Read More

Does relegation make sense for the Premier League?

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The Premier League relegates three clubs at the end of every season, but it hasn't always worked that way for England's topflight. Read More

Soccer News: The provisional World Cup rosters

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann explains the difficulty in reducing his World Cup choices and we roundup the rest of Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

MLS and the World Cup

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MLS loses many of its star players to World Cup duty and lessens the schedule. Will help or hurt struggling teams? Read More

Soccer TV: Sevilla – Benfica

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Sevilla and Benfica play for the 2013-14 Europa League title on Fox Sports 1 while the Copa Libertadores continues on Wednesday's soccer TV. Read More

Harry Schipp wins MLS Player of the Week

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Chicago Fire midfielder Harry Schipp wins Player of the Week for week 10 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer News: Aston Villa for sale

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The day after the Premier League season ended, Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner announces the club is for sale as we round up the soccer news. Read More

USMNT 2014 World Cup provisional roster

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 30 players to the provisional roster for the 2014 World Cup on Monday. Read More

Was this the best season in Premier League history?

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The Premier League had an unforgettable finale two seasons ago. Did the end of the 2013-14 season live up, or is this just hype? Read More

USMNT and MLS soccer returns to ESPN and Fox Sports in 2015

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MLS and US Soccer have a new soccer TV rights deal that includes games on Fox Sports, ESPN, and Univision Deportes. Read More

Soccer TV: Germany – Poland

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Germany host Poland in an international soccer friendly on Univision Deportes on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Week 10: New England 5 – Seattle 0

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The New England Revolution ended the Seattle Sounders win streak in a big way in week 10 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer Scores: Premier League season ends, goal for Terrence Boyd

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The Premier League season ends with a win for Everton and Terrence Boyd scores another goal in the Austrian Bundesliga. Read More

Obafemi Martins makes the difference for the Seattle Sounders

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Obafemi Martins is adjusting to MLS in a big way in 2014 for the Western Conference leading Seattle Sounders. Read More

Soccer News: Arsene Wenger supports Financial Fair Play

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a fan of Financial Fair Play, but wants tougher sanctions as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City – West Ham and Schalke – Nurnberg

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Manchester City - West Ham meet in the game that decides the 2013-14 Premier League title on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Taking a World Cup risk with an injured player

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Clemente Lisi looks at five examples of injured players creating World Cup selection problems for their national team coaches. Read More

Soccer News: Vancouver coach says Michael Bradley was brilliant

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In Thursday's soccer news, Vancouver coach Carl Robinson has kind words for Michael Bradley and USMNT players talk about raising their games. Read More

MLS clubs make moves in the Eastern Conference

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Don't trust the Eastern Conference standings, as MLS once again makes it tough to compare with an unbalanced schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: Wigan – QPR

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Wigan host QPR in the first-leg of their 2013-14 Championship playoff series on beIN Sport on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

No fight in Chivas USA

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Chivas USA is losing MLS games and reminding soccer fans why this is their last season before a complete revamp under new ownership. Read More

2014 US Open Cup First Round scores

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The 2014 US Open Cup kicked off on Wednesday with eight teams advancing out of the First Round. Read More

Premier League Scores: Sunderland 2 – West Brom 0, Manchester City 4 – Aston Villa 0

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Sunderland escape relegation with a game left in the Premier League season and Manchester City looks good for the title. Read More

MLS Scores: Houston 1 – Columbus 0, Seattle 2 – Dallas 1

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The Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders keep winning in MLS and Toronto FC goes all out in the Canadian Championship. Read More

Soccer News: The Seattle Sounders win streak

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Sigi Schmid tries to keep things level as his Seattle Sounders attempt to add to their win streak and we roundup the soccer news. Read More

The Canadian Championship matters for Toronto FC

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The Canadian Championship is the only way into the CONCACAF Champions League for Toronto FC. Read More

Soccer TV: Brighton – Derby County, USA Women – Canada

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Brighton and Derby County meet in the Championship promotion playoffs on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Will Financial Fair Play ruin European soccer?

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As we wait for UEFA to officially penalize PSG and Manchester City, is Financial Fair Play already a problem for European soccer? Read More

Soccer News: What Liverpool have to look at

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Liverpool lose to Crystal Palace, opening up the Premier League title race as we highlight the soccer stories for Tuesday. Read More

Focusing on the set piece in MLS

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DC United coach Ben Olsen is only the latest to focus on defending the set piece as the reason for his team struggling. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City – Aston Villa and Valladolid – Real Madrid

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Manchester City needs points for the title race against Aston Villa in the Premier League and so does Real Madrid in La Liga on Wednesday. Read More

Are Fulham better off in the Championship?

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USMNT players Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson with Fulham during the 2010-11 Premier League season. Credit: Javier Garcia - ISIPhotos.com Read More

Soccer News: FC Dallas on a hot day

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FC Dallas complains about the weather and the New York Red Bulls agree as we collect the soccer news for Monday. Read More

Joao Plato wins MLS Player of the Week

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Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plato scored twice in a comeback to win the MLS Player of the Week award for Week 9. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United – Hull City and Napoli – Cagliari

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Manchester United - Hull City is on NBCSN and beIN Sport has Napoli - Cagliari in Serie A on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer Guide: The Eredivisie Playoffs

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The Eredivisie playoffs begin in the Netherlands this week with Aron Johannsson and AZ playing for a Europa League spot. Read More

MLS Week 9: Big win for the Houston Dynamo and a loss for Toronto FC

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The Houston Dynamo won big over Chivas USA and Toronto FC lost at home to New England as MLS Week 9 comes to a close. Read More

Soccer scores: Goals for Juan Agudelo and Terrence Boyd

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Juan Agudelo ended the season with a goal and an assist and Terrence Boyd scored as we wrap up the weekend abroad. Read More

Tim Ream wins Bolton Player of the Year award

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Bolton names Tim Ream the club's Player of the Year. Ream also won the supporters' Player of the Year award. Read More

Soccer News: Juventus out of the Europa League

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In Friday's soccer news roundup, Juventus can list the reasons the Europa League didn't go their way, but is it really matter? Read More

USMNT players in soccer’s relegation zone

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Clemente Lisi looks back at five relegation struggles involving USMNT players in European leagues. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton – Manchester City

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Everton play Manchester City with plenty on the line for both teams and it's a weekend of Liga MX playoffs on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

The Journeyman MLS player

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Jason Davis explains the importance of understanding a new definition for a journeyman MLS player. Read More

Copa America 2016 officially coming to the United States

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The United States will host the 2016 Copa America, with CONMEBOL and CONCACAF making the joint announcement on Thursday in Miami. Read More

Soccer News: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho goes big picture

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made his plans for next season clear after exiting the Champions League. He expects his club to do better. Read More

The Portland Timbers and Chicago Fire look for a turnaround

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Will it be Portland, Chicago, or maybe Philadelphia taking advantage this weekend in MLS? Tony Edwards has a pretty clear idea. Read More

Soccer TV: Rayo Vallecano – Athletic Bilbao and Bastia – Lille

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Two options for Friday's soccer TV, Rayo Vallecano - Athletic Bilbao on beIN Sport or Bastia - Lille on Univision Deportes. Read More

Riding the rollercoaster in MLS

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This is the point in the MLS calendar where ups and downs can determine the course of a season. Jason Davis explains why. Read More