USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2014

Jack McInerney wins MLS Player of the Week

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Jack McInerney is MLS Player of the Week for Week 16 of the 2014 season. McInerney scored two of the three goals in Montreal's win over Houston. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT proves critics wrong

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USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard has a message for critics of the team as the US focuses on Belgium in the 2014 World Cup Round of 16. Read More

Preview: Belgium vs USMNT

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The USMNT prepares to face Belgium in a 2014 World Cup Round of 16 game on Tuesday (4pm ET - ESPN2) in Salvador, Brazil. Read More

Soccer TV: Belgium vs USMNT and Argentina vs Switzerland

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Belgium and the USMNT meet in the 2014 World Cup Round of 16 and Argentina plays Switzerland on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: Draw for Red Bulls, shutout for Sporting Kansas City

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The MLS regular season resumed with a full schedule of games over the weekend that included several shutouts. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann plans for the World Cup knockout round

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann understands what his team accomplished in 2014 World Cup Group G as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

The 2014 World Cup group stage by the numbers

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The number of goals during the group stage of the 2014 World Cup is up but the amount of playing time is down. Clemente Lisi explains. Read More

Soccer TV: Brazil vs Chile and Netherlands vs Mexico

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Brazil and Chile play on Saturday and Mexico faces the Netherlands on Sunday in the World Cup Round of 16 on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is CONCACAF the biggest surprise of the 2014 World Cup?

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With three teams advancing to the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup, Jason Davis looks at what might be a milestone for CONCACAF. Read More

Soccer News: France coach explains World Cup strategy

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France coach Didier Deschamps points to advancing in 1st-place to explain a lackluster end to group play in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

MLS returns from the World Cup break

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MLS returns from the World Cup group stage break and it's worth asking if the league needs a break every season. Read More

5 from USMNT vs Germany

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The USMNT lost their final Group G match to Germany but advance to the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup. Read More

USMNT 0 – Germany 1

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The USMNT and Germany advances to the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup from Group G. Germany beat the USMNT 1-0 to win Group G. Read More

FIFA suspends Uruguay’s Luis Suarez

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FIFA suspended Uruguay forward Luis Suarez on Thursday for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup. Read More

Ghana suspends Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari

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Ghana suspended Kevin-Prince Boateng for a verbal altercation with the coach and Sulley Muntari for an incident with a GFA official. Read More

US Open Cup: New England Revolution and Chicago Fire advance

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Two more MLS teams complete the quarterfinal round of the 2014 US Open Cup with the New England Revolution and Chicago Fire advancing. Read More

MLS Scores: Vancouver Whitecaps 0 – Montreal Impact 0

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The Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact finished scoreless at BC Place in the first MLS regular season game in two weeks. Read More

Soccer News: Landon Donovan explains crazy cruel game

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Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy had a tough time against the Carolina RailHawks goalie as we roundup Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Germany and Portugal vs Ghana

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The USMNT and Germany play their final World Cup Group G game with 1st-place on the line in Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Can the USMNT beat Germany?

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With a new set of expectations and concerns, the USMNT plays Germany in the World Cup for the top spot in Group G on Thursday. Read More

US Open Cup: 4 MLS teams advance to quarterfinals

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It was mixed results for MLS in the Fifth Round of the US Open Cup, with 4 teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Read More

Soccer News: Germany treating World Cup game as a playoff

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Germany is serious about winning Group G when they meet the USMNT as we roundup Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Scoring at the World Cup

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Goals are up at the 2014 World Cup, but that might not mean very much after the group stage concludes. Read More

Soccer TV: Honduras vs Switzerland and Ecuador vs France

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Honduras vs Switzerland and Ecuador vs France conclude Group E and Group F also finishes on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is Jermaine Jones the best USMNT player at the 2014 World Cup?

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Jermaine Jones has silenced doubters with his play for the USMNT in the 2014 World Cup. What changed for the USMNT? Read More

Soccer News: USMNT goalie Tim Howard keeps his focus

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USMNT goalie Tim Howard explains his teams' focus following a draw with Portugal in the World Cup as we roundup Monday's soccer news. Read More

How to change the World Cup

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With the USMNT set for another tens final day in the World Cup group stage, we look at how FIFA changes the way teams advance. Read More

Soccer TV: Costa Rica vs England and Italy vs Uruguay

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Group D concludes on Tuesday's soccer TV, with Costa Rica and England and Italy and Uruguay playing to see who else advances alongside the Ticos. Read More

5 from USMNT vs Portugal

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The USMNT played composed and complex soccer against Portugal in Group G of the World Cup. Here are 5 points from the game. Read More

World Cup: USMNT 2 – Portugal 2

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The USMNT came from behind and eventually took the lead against Portugal in World Cup Group G, only to see Portugal score late. Read More

Soccer News: Head injuries at the World Cup

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FIFPro makes it clear that FIFA needs to do better with its response to head injuries during games as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Portugal and Germany vs Ghana

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The second match days of the group stage of the 2014 World Cup conclude on Saturday and Sunday with the USMNT playing Portugal. Read More

Spain on the World Cup stage

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Spain leaves the World Cup at the group stage leaving soccer watchers to work out how a dynasty ends. Read More

Soccer News: Spain exits the World Cup

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Spain exits the World Cup with a game remaining in the group stage and the world responds in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

MLS in the US Open Cup

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It was good news in the 2014 US Open Cup for several MLS teams, but not for the defending champions. Read More

Soccer TV: Switzerland vs France and Italy vs Costa Rica

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Switzerland and France meet in World Cup Group E and Italy play Costa Rica in Group D on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

US Open Cup: 5 MLS teams advance to the Fifth Round

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The Fifth Round of the 2014 US Open Cup is set for June 24th and 25th, with 12 MLS teams advancing from the Fourth Round. Read More

Soccer News: Brazil doesn’t care about critics

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Brazil has to come up with answers following a disappointing World Cup draw with Mexico in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Uruguay vs England and Colombia vs Ivory Coast

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Uruguay and England meet in World Cup Group D and the Group C schedule is on ESPN for Thursday's soccer TV. Read More

DaMarcus Beasley plays his position for the USMNT

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Jason Davis explains the importance of DaMarcus Beasley, a winger playing out of position at the World Cup for the USMNT. Read More

US Open Cup: Wins for MLS teams

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The Fourth Round of the 2014 US Open Cup continued with MLS teams getting results against lower division opposition. Read More

Soccer News: Jurgen Klinsmann sets the tone for USMNT vs Portugal

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann had a different outlook on Group G after the win over Ghana in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Who are the biggest underacheivers in MLS?

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MLS has already produced several clubs this season that can't seem to make the necessary adjustments on the field. Read More

Soccer TV: Australia vs Netherlands and Spain vs Chile

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Australia vs Netherlands and Spain vs Chile in Group B are on the World Cup schedule for Wednesday's soccer TV. Read More

World Cup: Ghana 1 – USMNT 2

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Clint Dempsey scores in the opening minute and John Brooks gets a late winner as the USMNT beats Ghana at the World Cup. Read More

5 from Ghana vs USMNT

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5 points to take from the USMNT Group G opening game win over Ghana in the 2014 World Cup. Read More

Soccer News: Argentina and World Cup anxiety

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Argentina forward Lionel Messi explains how anxiety impacts even the elite teams at the World Cup in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Brazil vs Mexico and Belgium vs Algeria

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Brazil and Mexico meet in World Cup Group A and Belgium play Algeria in Group H as the World Cup continues on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Preview: Ghana vs USMNT

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The USMNT opens Group G play at the 2014 World Cup with their long awaited showdown with Ghana on Monday (6pm ET - ESPN). Read More

US Open Cup Fourth Round Scores: NASL beats MLS

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The Fourth Round of the US Open Cup wasn't kind to MLS on Saturday night, with all three MLS teams losing to NASL clubs. Read More

Soccer News: ‘Embarrassing’ World Cup officiating

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Croatia wasn't pleased with the officiating following their World Cup loss to Brazil as we roundup the Friday soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Ghana and Germany vs Portugal

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The USMNT and Ghana meet in Group G on Monday's World Cup soccer schedule with England vs Italy on Saturday and Germany vs Portugal on Monday. Read More

Is Brazil winning the World Cup?

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Brazil's start to the 2014 World Cup wasn't strong, and there's more in play across the country than results on the field. Read More

Soccer News: DC United needs to get better

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DC United coach Ben Olsen sees the Eastern Conference standings for what they are and expects more from his team in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Playing balanced soccer in MLS

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If you're looking for a predictable attack in MLS, start with DC United. But does that really matter in Major League Soccer? Read More

Landon Donovan’s 2014 World Cup moment

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Landon Donovan quickly took to his role as World Cup pundit, explaining exactly why the USMNT plays with hope in the World Cup. Read More

World Cup TV: Spain vs Netherlands and Mexico vs Cameroon

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Spain and the Netherlands meet in World Cup Group B and Mexico plays Cameroon in Group A on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

14 Things to Watch from the 2014 World Cup

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Here are 14 things to watch from the 2014 World Cup, including the biggest games and the top contenders. Read More

MLS Scores: Montreal 2 – DC United 4, Portland 2 – FC Dallas 2

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Montreal lost to DC United and Portland drew with FC Dallas as MLS completes its schedule prior to the World Cup break. Read More

Soccer News: England striker Wayne Rooney wants success

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England striker Wayne Rooney talks about his motivation for having a strong World Cup as we look at Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Brazil vs Croatia

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The 2014 World Cup begins on Thursday's soccer TV schedule, with Brazil hosting Croatia on ESPN and Univision. Read More

Can Portugal win the 2014 World Cup?

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Portugal is a different team when Cristiano Ronaldo plays, and he is the key to their chances at the 2014 World Cup. Read More

Soccer News: UEFA and the Week of Football

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UEFA's new Week of Football should raise questions for the rest of the world as we roundup Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Sigi Schmid and the Seattle Sounders top MLS

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On a day when an MLS team changed coaches, it's worth remembering the Seattle Sounders and their choice following a playoff exit. Read More

Philadelphia Union relieves John Hackworth of duties

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John Hackworth is no longer the coach of the Philadelphia Union, with MLS veteran Jim Curtin taking the job on an interim basis. Read More

Soccer TV: Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas

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It's the eve of the 2014 World Cup and MLS puts Portland vs Dallas on ESPN2 for an option on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS at the World Cup break

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Jason Davis looks at the state of MLS with two games left on the league schedule before the World Cup break. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT goalie Tim Howard focuses on Ghana

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In Monday's soccer news, USMNT goalie Tim Howard calls the week in Brazil prior to opening the World Cup against Ghana time to dial it in. Read More

Fanendo Adi wins MLS Player of the Week

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Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi wins the MLS Player of the Week award with two goals in week 14. Read More

Soccer TV: Ireland vs Portugal

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Ireland and Portugal meet in a World Cup warm-up friendly on Tuesday (8pm ET - beIN Sport) with Portugal expected to play Cristiano Ronaldo. Read More

Shutouts in MLS before the World Cup break

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The last weekend of MLS games before the World Cup break ends with several shutouts and a draw in the Super Clasico. Read More

USMNT 2 – Nigeria 1

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The USMNT beat Nigeria 2-1 in the final Send-Off Series friendly on Saturday in Jacksonville. The USMNT travel to Brazil on Sunday. Read More

5 points from USMNT vs Nigeria

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Here are 5 points to take away from the USMNT vs Nigeria friendly as the USMNT finish off the Send-Off Series schedule with a win. Read More

Soccer News: Everton and loan deals

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez explains what loan deals mean even for a club in the top half of the Premier League as we roundup the soccer news. Read More

Chivas USA and home field disadvantage

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Chivas USA needs to replicate what they do on the road in MLS at home. Playing away to the Galaxy gives them that chance. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Nigeria and England vs Honduras

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The USMNT and Nigeria meet in a World Cup warm-up friendly on ESPN and England play Honduras on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Should it make sense to host the World Cup?

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Jason Davis compares the future of the World Cup with what is already happening with finidng a host for the Winter Olympics. Read More

Soccer News: Germany and World Cup rhythm

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Germany coach Joachim Low makes a very good point about what a team needs heading into the World Cup in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Dom Dwyer wins MLS Player of the Month for May 2014

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Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer wins MLS Player of the Month for May 2014. Dwyer scored 6 goals and scored in four consecutive games. Read More

Selling tickets in MLS

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Tony Edwards explains why selling tickets remains the most important aspect of the soccer business for MLS teams. Read More

Soccer TV: Mexico vs Portugal and Brazil vs Serbia

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Mexico hosts Portugal without Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil meet Serbia in World Cup warm-up friendlies on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Can the USMNT beat Ghana at the World Cup?

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The task ahead for the USMNT at the 2014 World Cup is more than just their opening game. Yet beating Ghana is the clear focus. Read More

MLS Scores: Columbus 1 – Real Salt Lake 1 and Colorado 0 – Chicago 0

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The Columbus Crew drew with Real Salt Lake and no goals between Colorado and Chicago in MLS while Montreal advances. Read More

FIFA World Rankings for June 2014

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The June 2014 FIFA World Rankings are in, with Spain top of the table, the USMNT moving up to 13th, and Mexico falling to 20th. Read More

Soccer News: Help the team

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Germany World Cup team member and Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has a clear understanding of his role ... Read More

Don’t underestimate Dominic Kinnear and the Houston Dynamo

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The Houston Dynamo are struggling, but Jason Davis reminds us how important it is in MLS not to underestimate Dominic Kinnear. Read More

Soccer News: The job of a goalkeeper

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France World Cup goalkeeper Hugo Lloris describes his job for club and country as we look at the Tuesday soccer news. Read More

The Red Bulls shoot, but don’t score

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The New York Red Bulls have a production problem. The team is struggling to turn shots into goals in MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: England – Ecuador and Netherlands – Wales

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England hosts Ecuador in Miami and the Netherlands play Wales as World Cup preparations continue on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: For Sigi Schmid, it’s two teams playing soccer

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Sigi Schmid has a simple response to anyone asking about World Cup absences in MLS as we roundup the soccer news for Monday. Read More

Deshorn Brown wins MLS Player of the Week

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Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown scored twice in the win over Houston and takes the week 13 MLS Player of the Week award. Read More

5 MLS players to watch at the World Cup

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USMNT players Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey head the list of MLS players to watch at the World Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: Brazil – Panama and Mexico – Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Brazil hosts Panama and Mexico plays Bosnia & Herzegovina in World Cup warm-up friendlies on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

David Villa officially joins NYC FC

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World Cup champion and 2013-14 Champions League runner-up David Villa is the first player to sign with MLS expansion team NYC FC. Read More

The San Jose Earthquakes announce link with the San Francisco 49ers

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The San Jose Earthquakes and San Francisco 49ers announce a 5-year agreement to promote soccer games at their two new stadiums. Read More

Landon Donovan scores again in MLS

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Landon Donovan scores again for the LA Galaxy in week 13 of the MLS season while Toronto FC wins a trophy by beating Columbus. Read More

USMNT 2 – Turkey 1

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The USMNT beat Turkey 2-1 on Sunday at Red Bull Arena to win their second 2014 World Cup Send-Off Series game. Read More

Five points from USMNT vs Turkey

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The USMNT picked up its second 2014 World Cup Send-Off series win on Sunday. Here are five points to take from the game against Turkey. Read More