USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2014

Everton and a Europa League advantage

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez explains why he likes the Europa League Group H schedule in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

USMNT vs Honduras

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The USMNT will play Honduras in an international friendly on October 14th at Florida Atlantic University's FAU Stadium. Read More

The 5 Best MLS Super Clasicos

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With the final MLS Super Clasico set for Sunday, Luis Bueno lists the top 5 moments from the Chivas USA vs LA Galaxy series. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton vs Chelsea and Spurs vs Liverpool

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Everton play Chelsea on Saturday and Liverpool try to turn things around against Spurs on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Pick a favorite MLS player

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Jason Davis explains why it's worth picking a favorite player to follow over the last few months of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

The 2014-15 Europa League groups

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UEFA conducted the draw for the 2014-15 Europa League group stage on Friday with Tim Howard and Everton facing a tough Group H. Read More

USMNT squad for Czech Republic friendly

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Jurgen Klinsmann calls in 22 players for the USMNT squad that will face the Czech Republic in a September friendly. Read More

Michel Platini puts UEFA ahead of FIFA

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Michel Platini puts his ambitions for UEFA ahead of FIFA by choosing not to run for president in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Does Friday night MLS work?

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Friday night MLS certainly works locally in Kansas City, but that doesn't mean it's worth putting those games on national cable. Read More

2014-15 Champions League groups

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UEFA completed the draw for the 2014-15 Champions League groups on Thursday with Bayern Munich in Group E and Anderlecht in Group D. Read More

Soccer TV: Marseille vs Nice

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Marseille vs Nice in Ligue 1 on beIN Sport is on the Friday soccer TV schedule along with La Liga, MLS, and Liga MX. Read More

LA Galaxy 4 – DC United 1

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The LA Galaxy beat DC United 4-1 at StubHub Center showing a quality difference between the Western and Eastern conferences in MLS. Read More

Stoke City and Sunderland advance in the Capital One Cup

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Stoke City and Sunderland will face each other in the Third Round of the 2014-15 Capital One Cup with both teams picking up shutouts. Read More

Luis van Gaal offers Manchester United a reminder

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Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal draws his own parallel to what Angel Di Maria might mean to the club in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

When will MLS say no to expansion?

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With the NHL linked with expansion, is there a limit for how many teams MLS is willing to add? Read More

Soccer TV: Spurs vs AEL and Villarreal vs Astana

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Spurs host AEL in the 2014-15 Europa League playoff round on beIN Sport and ESPN Deportes has Villarreal vs Astana on Thursday's soccer TV. Read More

Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers advance in the Capital One Cup

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Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers advanced to the Third Round of the 2014-15 Capital One Cup with shutouts. Read More

New York Red Bulls 2 – FAS 0

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The New York Red Bulls won at home in the CONCACAF Champions League, shutting out San Salvador club FAS in Group 3. Read More

Landon Donovan will play for USMNT

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Landon Donovan will once again wear the USMNT shirt when he plays his final game for the United States on October 10th. Read More

Mario Balotelli targets Champions League with Liverpool

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New Liverpool FC signing Mario Balotelli wastes no time in stating his Champions League ambitions in Tuesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

The counterattack in MLS

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Tony Edwards explains why the counterattack continues to work so well in MLS after DC United's win over Sporting Kansas City. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Besiktas and Athletic vs Napoli

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Arsenal host Besiktas in the Champions League Playoff Round on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule and Athletic play Napoli. Read More

DC United in 2014

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DC United turned a disastrous 2013 into a strong run in the Eastern Conference in 2014. What does this say about MLS? Read More

Obafemi Martins is MLS Player of the Week

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Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 24 of the 2014 season with two goals and an assist. Read More

Bolton Wanderers Tim Ream points to results over positives

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Bolton Wanderers player Tim Ream doesn't confuse positives with winning as we roundup Monday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: MK Dons vs Manchester United

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MK Dons and Manchester United meet in the 2014-15 Capital One Cup and the Champions League Playoff Round concludes on Fox Sports. Read More

FC Dallas and DC United pick up big wins in MLS

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FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake to continue their undefeated run and DC United takes over the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Read More

Draws for Guzan, Howard, and Altidore in the Premier League

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa, Tim Howard and Everton, and Jozy Altidore and Sunderland all picked up a point in the Premier League. Read More

Jermaine Jones joins New England Revolution

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USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones is the newest member of the New England Revolution, joining MLS as a designated player. Read More

Arsene Wenger explains Premier League finances

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger certainly understands why Everton set a new club transfer record as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

Chivas USA finally make it to Mexico

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In their final season before a re-branding, Chivas USA has a player make the Mexico National Team squad. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton vs Arsenal and Manchester City vs Liverpool

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Another NBC Premier League game with Everton vs Arsenal on Saturday along with the rest of the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Earnshaw joins the Chicago Fire

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Robert Earnshaw joins the Chicago Fire as they try to salvage the 2014 season in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Tim Howard announces break from USMNT

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USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard announced that he will take a sabbatical from the team that will last until September 2015. Read More

How do MLS teams win?

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Tony Edwards argues that what parity really means in MLS is the same handful of teams the most likely to win. Read More

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid and Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg

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The 2014 Supercopa de Espana concludes with Atletico Madrid hosting Real Madrid in the second-leg on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

LA Galaxy stage an MLS comeback and Seattle draws with San Jose

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The LA Galaxy turned the game around against the Colorado Rapids and San Jose got a point on the road in Seattle. Read More

Champions League wins for Portland, DC United, and Montreal

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Portland, DC United, and Montreal picked up group stage wins in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League with Sporting Kansas City getting a point. Read More

Soccer News: Seattle Sounders step up

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Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid talks about a memorable season for his club with trophies on the line in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Does half a playoff spot make an MLS season?

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By adding the knockout playoff game in 2012, MLS may have created a system where just making the playoffs is no longer enough. Read More

The MLS Rookie of the Year race

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With Tesho Akindele scoring a hat trick for FC Dallas, the 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year race gets another strong candidate. Read More

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Limassol

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Spurs and Limassol meet in the 1st-leg of their 2014-15 Europa League Playoff Round series on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Atletico and the idea of soccer

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone explains why his team's commitment to an idea of soccer in Tuesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Is FC Dallas the best team in MLS?

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FC Dallas is playing great soccer in a Western Conference full of MLS Cup contenders. Read More

Soccer TV: Lille vs Porto and Maribor vs Celtic

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The Champions League is on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule with Lille vs Porto and Maribor vs Celtic in the Playoff Round. Read More

Saying no to the CONCACAF Champions League

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Should teams have a choice of entering the CONCACAF Champions League or focusing on the domestic league schedule? Read More

Tesho Akindele wins MLS Player of the Week

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FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele scored three of his team's five goals in the win over San Jose to win Player of the Week honors for week 23. Read More

Soccer News: Is there parity in the Premier League?

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Swansea City upsets Manchester United at Old Trafford, parity in the Premier League, and the rest of Monday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and Besiktas vs Arsenal

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid open their Supercopa de Espana series and its the Champions League in UEFA and CONCACAF on Tuesday's soccer TV. Read More

San Jose Earthquakes 0 – FC Dallas 5, Real Salt Lake 2 – Seattle Sounders 1

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FC Dallas had a big week 23 in MLS, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 while Real Salt Lake picked up three points. Read More

Aston Villa 1 – Stoke City 0, Everton 2 – Leicester City 2

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa opened the 2014-15 Premier League season with 3 points while Everton drew with Leicester City. Read More

The elusive fifth World Cup game

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Two major moves for Mexico National Team players may have them closer to reaching the World Cup quarterfinals in 2018. Read More

Soccer News: Playing Manchester United at Old Trafford

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Swansea City get to be the first team to play Manchester United for points under Luis van Gaal as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

Why do American soccer fans choose the Premier League?

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Jason Davis looks at why so many American soccer fans favor the Premier League over MLS and the rest of club soccer. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

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Arsenal and Crystal Palace meet on NBC as the 2014-15 Premier League season gets underway on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

5 USMNT players to watch in Europe this season

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Tim Howard and Jozy Altidore start the 2014-15 Premier League season as we look at USMNT players to watch in Europe. Read More

USMNT vs Ecuador October 10th in East Hartford

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The USMNT schedule an October 10th friendly against Ecuador at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Read More

Soccer News: Spurs talk transfer rumors

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Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino decided to address transfer rumors head on in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Another New York Red Bulls moment

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Does a trade tell us more than either team intended about the New York Red Bulls and the New England Revolution? Read More

Soccer TV: Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union

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The Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union meet in MLS action and Tijuana plays Chiapas in Liga MX on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Capital One Cup first round results

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Four Championship teams with USMNT players advanced to the Second Round of the 2014-15 Capital One Cup. Read More

Seattle Sounders rout Chicago Fire to advance to the US Open Cup final

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The Seattle Sounders dominated the Chicago Fire in the 2014 US Open Cup semifinals, winning 6-0 in Tukwila. Read More

USMNT 18th in FIFA Rankings

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The USMNT is 18th in the August 2014 FIFA Rankings released on Thursday. Costa Rica move up to 15th with Mexico 17th. Read More

DeAndre Yedlin signs with Spurs

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DeAndre Yedlin signs with Spurs in the Premier League but remains a member of the Seattle Sounders for the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer News: The return of Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo explains why the UEFA Supercup matters to Real Madrid in Wednesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Why image is always important for MLS

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The turf during the Seattle Sounders game on Sunday night created an image issue for MLS on national cable television. Read More

Soccer TV: Leon vs UNAM Pumas

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Leon and UNAM Pumas meet in Liga MX on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Both teams are looking to move up the 2014 Apertura table. Read More

US Open Cup: Philadelphia Union advance to final

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The Philadelphia Union advanced to the 2014 US Open Cup final beating FC Dallas on penalties on Tuesday night at Toyota Stadium. Read More

Soccer News: Liverpool FC does business

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Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers explains how his club still intends to factor in the summer transfer market in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

DC United at Houston

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Does a team having a lengthy home undefeated streak against another club mean anything in MLS? Maybe when both are former champions. Read More

USMNT vs Ireland on Nov 18th

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The USMNT vs Ireland friendly is official, with US Soccer announcing the game for November 18th at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

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Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet in the DFL-Supercup in Germany and the Copa Libertadores concludes on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

5 things for American Premier League fans

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Here are 5 stories for American Premier League fans to follow as we countdown to the start of the 2014-15 season in England. Read More

Soccer News: Arsenal win the Community Shield

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Arsenal win the Community Shield with a shutout of Manchester City as we roundup Monday's soccer news. Read More

Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler wins Player of the Week

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Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler is MLS Player of the Week for Week 22 with two goals against DC United in a 3-0 win. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Sevilla and Manchester United vs Valencia

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Real Madrid vs Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup and Manchester United vs Valenica in a friendly are on the Tuesday soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS Scores: Nick Rimando sets the MLS shutout record

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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando is the new career leader in shutouts in a weekend full of shutouts in MLS. Read More

Goal for Mix Diskerud, Ligue 1 season opens for Alejandro Bedoya

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Mix Diskerud scored for Rosenborg and Alejandro Bedoya and Nantes started the Ligue 1 season in weekend action for USMNT players. Read More

Soccer News: Sunderland and DC United make a deal

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Sunderland and DC United share best practices and tributes to Landon Donovan's career continue in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Why MLS needs Sacramento

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The Sacramento Republic might mean more for MLS than simply another potential expansion city. Jason Davis explains why. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Arsenal and Seattle Sounders vs Houston Dynamo

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It's Manchester City vs Arsenal in the 2014 Community Shield on Sunday and Seattle hosts Houston on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Rosenborg exit Europa League

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Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg are out of the Europa League, losing in the Third Qualifying Round. Tim Howard and Everton enter in the group stage. Read More

Landon Donovan from the beginning

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Luis Bueno first covered Landon Donovan as a high school player and watched his rise to the key player in American soccer. Read More

Soccer News: Landon Donovan finishes

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With Landon Donovan announcing his retirement at the end of the season, LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena pays tribute in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Landon Donovan announces retirement at end of the 2014 MLS season

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MLS and USMNT player Landon Donovan announced on Thursday that 2014 will be his final season in professional soccer. Read More

What is NYC FC building?

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NYC FC signing and then loaning Frank Lampard back to Manchester city raises questions about how the MLS expansion club will operate. Read More

Soccer TV: Reims vs PSG and LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Reims and PSG start the 2014-15 Ligue 1 season on beIN Sport and the LA Galaxy host the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

5 stories to watch in MLS

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What MLS teams are the Supporters' Shield and playoff favorites and who is in line for the MLS MVP award? Read More

MLS All-Stars 2 – Bayern Munich 1

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The MLS All-Stars beat Bayern Munich at the 2014 MLS All-Star Game in Portland with Bradley Wright-Phillips and Landon Donovan scoring for MLS. Read More

Soccer News: The Copa Libertadores

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The 2014 Copa Libertadores first-leg kicks off on Fox Deportes in a major tournament without a lot of USA appeal in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Comunicaciones vs Puerto Rico Bayamon

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Comunicaciones and Puerto Rico Bayamon meet in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Who is the MLS All-Star Game for?

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Is the MLS All-Star Game meant for the visiting team, the players, the fans, or is its real purpose something else entirely? Read More

Soccer News: Geoff Cameron for Stoke City and the USMNT

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USMNT defender Geoff Cameron explains what it's like returning to club form with Stoke City in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Is the MLS All-Star Game worth it?

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The 2014 MLS All-Star Game is another high profile friendly involving a European club, but is this the best showcase for MLS? Read More

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber wins MLS Player of the Month

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Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber is the MLS Player of the Month for July 2014, the third win in a row for Sporting Kansas City. Read More

Soccer TV: MLS All-Stars vs Bayern Munich

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The MLS All-Stars and Bayern Munich meet in the 2014 MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS at the Half

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In the latest By The Numbers, Clemente Lisi looks at six things from MLS as we reach the All-Star break. Read More

Robbie Keane wins MLS Player of the Week

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LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 21 of the 2014 season. Keane had two goals and an assist against Portland. Read More

Soccer News: Jermaine Jones and the Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire couldn't complete a deal for Jermaine Jones, with coach Frank Yallop explaining the waiting game in Monday's soccer news. Read More

MLS and the Champions League

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MLS clubs enter the Champions League trying to change the script when it comes to winning at domestic and regional level. Read More

Soccer TV: Cruz Azul vs Alajuelense and Metapan vs Leon

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Cruz Azul and Alajuelense open Group 6 play in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League on Univision Deportes. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Liverpool

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Manchester United and Liverpool meet in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup final in Miami on Fox Sports 1. Read More

MLS makes All-Star squad changes

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MLS All-Star coach Caleb Porter altered his squad for Wednesday's game to account for fixture congestion and injury issues. Read More

MLS Scores: San Jose beats Seattle and Houston gets a win

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The San Jose Earthquakes opened an NFL stadium with a big crowd and a big win over the Seattle Sounders in week 21 of the MLS season. Read More

Club America wins big in Liga MX

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Michael Orozco and Puebla lost to Liga MX leaders Club America over the weekend and Alfredo Morales scored in the 2.Bundesliga season opener. Read More

Soccer News: The San Jose Earthquakes sign a player

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The San Jose Earthquakes sign a Designated Player and Real Madrid try some American football in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

The Seattle Sounders or Sporting Kansas City

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With the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City emerging as the top teams in MLS, which one is the favorite to lift the MLS Cup? Read More

USMNT U-23 camp in the Bahamas

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The USMNT U-23 National Team will train in the Bahamas in early August and play a friendly, the US Soccer Federation announced on Friday. Read More

Mexico World Cup players in the transfer window

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Mexico World Cup goalkeeper Memo Ochoa moves to Malaga, but is their a transfer for Chicharito Hernandez? Read More

Soccer TV: AC Milan vs Liverpool and Manchester United vs Real Madrid

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AC Milan and Liverpool play in Group B and Manchester United vs Real Madrid meet in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup on Saturday. Read More

What does Manchester United vs Real Madrid mean in the USA?

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Manchester United and Real Madrid meet at Michigan Stadium in a game that might say more about big events in the USA than soccer. Read More