USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2014

Soccer News: Montreal Impact make changes

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The Montreal Impact decide to make a technical change but keep their head coach in place in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Chivas

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Bayern Munich and Chivas meet in a summer soccer friendly at Red Bull Arena on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Whatever happened to the Chicago Fire?

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With the Chicago Fire once again struggling in the Eastern Conference, it's worth asking what happened to one of the top MLS clubs. Read More

Yannick Djalo wins MLS Player of the Week

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San Jose Earthquakes forward Yannick Djalo wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 20 of the 2014 season. Read More

Soccer News: Vidic for Inter Milan instead of Manchester United

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Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic explains what it's like to see his old club Manchester United so soon in Tuesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

The MLS schedule and summer soccer friendlies

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MLS put games on most days over the last week at the same time the summer soccer friendly schedule crowded the market. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Manchester City and Club America vs Atletico Madrid

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Liverpool play Manchester City in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The LA Galaxy push the Seattle Sounders

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The LA Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders on Monday night, but does this change anything in the MLS Western Conference? Read More

MLS Scores: Seattle Sounders 0 – La Galaxy 3

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The LA Galaxy shutout the Seattle Sounders 3-0 at CenturyLinkField as week 20 of the 2014 MLS season concludes with a rare Monday game. Read More

Soccer News: Mike Petke wonders about American Arsenal fans

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Red Bulls coach Mike Petke asks about the support for Arsenal at Red Bull Arena when the home team has Thierry Henry in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Inter Milan and Real Madrid vs Roma

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Manchester United vs Inter Milan and Real Madrid vs Roma in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup are on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: New York Red Bulls beat Arsenal

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The New York Red Bulls bucked the trend of MLS losing to Premier League clubs in the summer soccer friendlies by beating Arsenal. Read More

Anderlecht starts season with a win

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Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht got a win in their 2014-15 Pro League season opener and several USMNT players saw action in Liga MX. Read More

Soccer News: Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho offers a quick explanation for why the club signed Didier Drogba in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

The picture for Chivas in Liga MX

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Chivas face relegation in Liga MX and once again the club is reshuffling the squad and the staff early in the 2014 Apertura. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Roma and Red Bulls vs Arsenal

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Manchester United play Roma in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup and Arsenal visit Red Bull Arena on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Jay DeMerit retires

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Jay DeMerit retires from professional soccer leaving an alternative to how a player ends up in the Premier League and the World Cup. Read More

Europa League: Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg advance

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Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg advance to the Third Qualifying Round of the 2014-15 Europa League with an aggregate win over Sligo Rovers. Read More

MLS Scores: Real Salt Lake 3 – Montreal Impact 1

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Real Salt Lake picked up three points on Thursday night with a win over the Montreal Impact as week 20 of the 2014 MLS season continues. Read More

Soccer News: Manchester United wins big

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Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal sees his team buying into tactics following a lopsided win over the LA Galaxy in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Fixing the MLS Player of the Week award

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Is the MLS Player of the Week award setup to regularly honor goal scorers rather than looking at who did the most for his team? Read More

Soccer TV: Porto vs Barcelona and Morelia vs Atlas

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Porto and Barcelona play a tribute match for Deco and Morelia and Atlas meet in Liga MX on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: Big wins for Manchester City, Manchester United, and San Jose

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Manchester City and Manchester United beat MLS teams in friendlies while San Jose scored 5 goals against Chicago. Read More

Soccer News: Fabian Johnson wants more

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Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Fabian Johnson prepares for a new challenge in the Europa League as we roundup Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

DaMarcus Beasley signs with MLS and joins Houston Dynamo

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USMNT defender DaMarcus Beasley returns to MLS as a member of the Houston Dynamo, signing with the club as a Designated Player. Read More

Soccer TV: Olympiakos vs AC Milan and Real Salt Lake vs Montreal Impact

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Olympiakos and AC Milan start the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup and Real Salt Lake hosts Montreal on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Sporting Kansas City, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, and MLS

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Sporting Kansas City made a broader statement at home and throughout MLS by keeping Matt Besler and Graham Zusi. Read More

Soccer News: James completes move from Monaco to Real Madrid

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Real Madrid did as expected and spent over $100m on a player as James joins the team from AS Monaco in another massive transfer. Read More

Transition in MLS

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MLS clubs in transition are always tricky, whether it's a new coach, new players, or closing out an old identity. Read More

Are summer soccer friendlies worth it?

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It's easy to decide that the summer soccer friendlies in the USA aren't worth the attention of real soccer fans. That's a mistake. Read More

Soccer TV: Sporting Kansas City vs Manchester City and LA Galaxy vs Manchester United

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Sporting Kansas City hosts Manchester City and the LA Galaxy and Manchester United meet in friendlies on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Benny Feilhaber wins MLS Player of the Week

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Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber wins MLS Player of the Week for week 19 with a goal in each of Sporting Kansas City's games. Read More

Soccer News: Manchester United wants to impress on tour

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Manchester United players are looking to impress on their summer tour of the USA in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

MLS and Europe meet in the summer soccer friendlies

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Here are our 6 picks for the 2014 summer soccer friendlies most worth your time as MLS teams test themselves against European clubs. Read More

MLS Scores: Sounders draw with Spurs, Chivas USA’s win streak ends,

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The Seattle Sounders opened the summer friendly schedule with a 3-3 draw with Spurs at CenturyLink Field in weekend MLS action. Read More

Liga MX 2014 Apertura starts and preseason friendlies

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The 2014 Liga MX Apertura season started over the weekend with USMNT players debuting for new teams. Read More

MLS announces 2014 MLS All-Star Game roster

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MLS All-Star coach Caleb Porter and MLS commissioner Don Garber finalize the 23-player roster for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Read More

Soccer News: Wynalda steps down in Atlanta

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Eric Wynalda steps down as coach of the Atlanta Silverbacks but stays on as technical director as we end the work week with Friday's soccer news. Read More

The problem with parity in MLS

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MLS might pride itself on even teams, but parity can turn into a problem when those teams don't look convincing. Read More

Soccer TV: Seattle Sounders vs Spurs and DC United vs Chivas USA

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The Seattle Sounders play Spurs in a club friendly on Saturday and DC United face Chivas USA on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

LA Galaxy beating expectations

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The LA Galaxy are shaking off a disappointing 2013 playoff exit to silence their critics in MLS this season. Read More

Soccer News: West Ham shows how to pick a crest

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West Ham United announce a new club crest with the Premier League club keeping it simple in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Is Landon Donovan a midfielder or a forward in MLS?

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Is Landon Donovan better playing as an attacking midfielder or forward in MLS? The LA Galaxy ask an old question in 2014. Read More

Friday’s Soccer TV: Portland vs Colorado and Liga MX Apertura

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The Portland Timbers host the Colorado Rapids on Friday's soccer TV schedule and the Liga MX 2014 Apertura season kicks off. Read More

World Cup shakes up FIFA World Rankings

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The World Cup resets the FIFA World Rankings with Germany top, Argentina 2nd, the Netherlands 3rd, and the USMNT falling to 15th-place. Read More

MLS Scores: Philadelphia beats New York and a big win for LA

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Week 19 of the 2014 MLS season started on Wednesday with Philadelphia winning on national TV and the LA Galaxy scoring 5 goals. Read More

MLS names 2014 All-Star Fan XI

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MLS named the 2014 All-Star Fan XI, a starting lineup chosen by MLS fans. The MLS All-Star game is set for August 6th in Portland. Read More

USMNT wins ESPY for Best Moment

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The USMNT won the ESPY for Best Moment at ESPN's annual sports awards. Eight USMNT players were on hand to accept the honor. Read More

Soccer News: How to build Barcelona FC

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In Wednesday's soccer news, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique explains what he wants from one of the biggest clubs in the world. Read More

Is Thierry Henry the best player in MLS?

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Thierry Henry's latest performance for the New York Red Bulls asks a simple question. At 36, is he the best players in MLS? Read More

Soccer News: Juventus and Antonio Conte

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Juventus needs a new coach after Antonio Conte resigned as we work through the soccer news for Tuesday. Read More

It’s soccer friendly season in the USA

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Tony Edwards explains why late July and early August is club soccer friendly season in the USA. Read More

Soccer TV: Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls

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The Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls play in an ESPN2 game on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Manchester United, van Gaal, and Premier League revival

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Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal is maneuvers in a transfer window with a big club, lots of money, and no European games. Read More

Thierry Henry wins MLS Player of the Week

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New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry wins MLS Player of the Week for week 18 with 3 assists and a goal in the 4-1 win over Columbus. Read More

Soccer News: Messi and the World Cup

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Lionel Messi responds to losing the World Cup but winning the Golden Ball in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

MLS Scores: Another win for Chivas USA, big crowd in Seattle

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Chivas USA wins again, Sean Johnson shutouts New England, and more than 64,000 watch Seattle beat Portland in MLS week 18. Read More

World Cup Final: 5 Things from Brazil

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The 2014 World Cup concludes with Germany winning the final. Here are 5 things to take from one of the best World Cups in recent memory. Read More

Soccer News: Liverpool transfer Suarez

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Luis Suarez is the story two days before the World Cup final with his transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Rating the World Cup final

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Clemente Lisi explains how the 2014 World Cup final could be more like 1986 than 1990 as we wait for Germany vs Argentina on Sunday. Read More

Chivas USA plays in 2014

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Luis Bueno explains why Chivas USA suddenly became the team to beat in the MLS Western Conference after the World Cup break. Read More

World Cup TV: Germany vs Argentina and Brazil vs Netherlands

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Germany and Argentina meet in the final of the 2014 World Cup on Sunday and Brazil plays Netherlands for third on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is this the counterattack World Cup?

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The 2014 World Cup introduced the counterattack as an option for several teams while doing away with what we take for granted. Read More

USMNT U-20 team in camp for NTC Invitational Tournament

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The USMNT U-20 squad will play three games in July as part of the NTC Invitational Tournament. USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos named a 20-player team. Read More

Europa League: Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg advance

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Mix Diskerud scored for Rosenborg in the 2014-15 Europa League first qualifying round. Rosenborg advance 6-0 on aggregate over Jelgava. Read More

Soccer News: Germany continues dealing with World Cup expectations

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Germany defender Benedikt Hoewedes is the latest member of the squad to try to keep World Cup expectations reasonable against Argentina. Read More

Blowing the whistle in MLS

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Tony Edwards explains why more fouls called in MLS early on in games would change the league's style of play for the better. Read More

Soccer TV: San Jose Earthquakes vs DC United

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The San Jose Earthquakes host DC United in an MLS regular season meeting on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

US Open Cup Quarterfinals: MLS teams advance to the semifinals

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MLS had good results in the quarterfinals of the 2014 US Open Cup, with four MLS teams advancing to the semifinals. Read More

Soccer News: Joachim Low shows how to win at the World Cup

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Germany coach Joachim Low managed his team and expectations following a lopsided World Cup win as we roundup Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Erick Torres makes Chivas USA worth watching

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Erick Torres is making the difference for Chivas USA in the final season before the club rebrands under new ownership. Read More

Even a Brazil World Cup loss needs perspective

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Brazil exits the World Cup, and part of the reason might be due to games they didn't play over the 2014 World Cup cycle. Read More

Soccer News: The limits of football

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter makes a big picture point about soccer's place in the world in Tuesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Mehdi Ballouchy and Pablo Mastroeni comeback

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Vancouver midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy and Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni both overcame difficulties to return to MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: Argentina vs Netherlands

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Argentina and the Netherlands meet in the 2014 World Cup semifinals on ESPN and Mexico's Copa MX winners play on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Chivas USA forward Erick Torres wins Player of the Week

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Erick Torres scored in both of Chivas USA's week 17 games to win the MLS Player of the Week award. Read More

Soccer News: Taking a World Cup penalty

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Netherlands winger Dirk Kuyt explains the penalty process for a player facing World Cup elimination in Monday's soccer news. Read More

MLS, the World Cup, and the USMNT

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How much of a boost should we expect to see for MLS after the strong support for the USMNT during the World Cup? Read More

Soccer TV: Brazil vs Germany

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Brazil and Germany meet in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup on ESPN on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: USMNT players return to their MLS clubs

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Week 17 of the 2014 MLS season saw several USMNT players return to the lineups of their MLS teams as squads looked closer to normal. Read More

Soccer News: Tim Howard stresses confidence

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USMNT and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard stresses playing with confidence for club and country in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Soccer TV: Argentina vs Belgium and Netherlands vs Costa Rica

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Argentina vs Belgium and Netherlands vs Costa Rica finish out the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

The USMNT keeps playing

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Jason Davis looks at what comes next for the USMNT after the World Cup exit. The answer is a lot of games between now and 2018. Read More

Eric Kronberg is MLS Player of the Month for June 2014

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Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg wins the MLS Player of the Month award for June 2014. Read More

Soccer News: Managing MLS rosters in a World Cup summer

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San Jose Earthquakes coach Mark Watson is well aware that this hasn't been an easy season for his makeshift squad in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

MLS gets it right for July 4th Weekend

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Tony Edwards explains how MLS put itself in a good position to benefit from World Cup enthusiasm with a quality July 4th schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: France vs Germany and Brazil vs Colombia

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France face Germany and Brazil plays Colombia as the 2014 World Cup resumes with the quarterfinal stage on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: Chivas USA wins, draw for Chicago and Toronto

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The Chicago Fire and Toronto FC drew and Chivas USA shutout San Jose to open week 17 of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer News: Football in the USA

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Julian Green says what many USMNT fans are thinking after the World Cup exit as we roundup the soccer news for Wednesday. Read More

Jack McInerney wins in Montreal

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Montreal Impact forward Jack McInerney has shown a return to form that calls into question the trade that sent him there. Read More

Terrence Boyd and Red Bull Leipzig

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USMNT forward Terrence Boyd has a new club, joining Red Bull Leipzig from Rapid Vienna. Here's what you need to know about the 2.Bundesliga. Read More

5 from Belgium vs USMNT

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The USMNT exited the 2014 World Cup at the Round of 16 stage, but put on a strong defensive showing against Belgium. Read More

World Cup: Belgium 2 – USMNT 1

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The USMNT lost to Belgium 2-1 in extra time, exiting the 2014 World Cup at the Round of 16 stage. Read More

Soccer News: Algeria exits the 2014 World Cup with pride

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Algeria exited the World Cup with a loss to Germany, but they did it by showing they can play at the highest level in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

The San Jose Earthquakes need to make a decision

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The San Jose Earthquakes are among several MLS teams that need to start making decisions about the 2014 season. Read More