USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2014

Soccer News: Fulham taps Brian McBride to help choose a manager

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Fulham chairman Shahid Khan picked Brian McBride as part of a committee to find the club's next manager in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Out of the running in MLS

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Of the MLS teams waiting to be mathematically eliminated from the 2014 playoffs, Tony Edwards picks one for a 2015 turnaround. Read More

Late season expectations in MLS

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With the 2014 MLS regular season winding down, Jason Davis looks at the state of several teams in the race for the MLS Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus and Arsenal vs Galatasaray

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The Champions League is on the Wednesday soccer TV schedule with Atletico Madrid vs Juventus on ESPN2 and Arsenal vs Galatasaray on Fox Sports 1. Read More

What does Chivas USA mean for MLS?

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Chivas USA will exit MLS at the end of the 2015 season one way or another, but MLS seems to want to make that complicated. Read More

USMNT U-23 vs Brazil U-23 on Oct 13

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The USMNT and Brazil U-23 teams will play in Brasilia on Oct 13, US Soccer announced on Monday. Read More

Report: MLS to put Chivas USA on hiatus for two seasons

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ESPN is reporting that Chivas USA might be put on hiatus for at least two seasons by MLS before a re-branding. Read More

Soccer News: Dominic Kinnear for Houston or San Jose?

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Is Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear interested in coaching the San Jose Earthquakes, or vice-versa? Read More

Landon Donovan wins fourth MLS Player of the Week award in 2014

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Landon Donovan tied the all-time MLS assist record and scored to win the MLS Player of the Week award in week 29. Read More

USMNT Open Thread: Jurgen Klinsmann makes more waves ahead of upcoming roster release

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann was the story with a report that he is considering a lower division call up. Read More

Soccer TV: PSG vs Barcelona and Manchester City vs Roma

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The Champions League is on the soccer TV schedule with PSG vs Barcelona on Fox Deportes and Manchester City vs Roma on Fox Sports 1. Read More

Are Manchester United already missing the Premier League goal?

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Manchester United have a clear goal for the 2014-15 Premier League season, but results aren't going their way. Read More

Landon Donovan ties the MLS all-time assist record

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Landon Donovan ties the MLS all-time assist record with three assists and a goal in the win over the New York Red Bulls. Read More

USMNT players: Draw for Howard and Everton, goal for Edgar Castillo

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Tim Howard and Everton came up with a late equalizer in the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Read More

MLS: Game winners from Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley

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USMNT midfielders Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley both scored game winning goals in MLS over the weekend. Read More

Soccer News: The FIFA presidential election cycle

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In Friday's soccer news FIFA announces the start of the 2015 presidential election cycle with a call for candidates. Read More

Is Jim Curtin the head coach for the Philadelphia Union?

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The Philadelphia Union haven't made Jim Curtin head coach just yet, but rumors have that as just a matter of time. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Everton and Arsenal vs Spurs

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Liverpool vs Everton and Arsenal vs Spurs put two Premier League derby games on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

2016 Centennial Copa America is official

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The 2016 Centennial Copa America is now official and an international release date after a vote by the FIFA Executive Committee. Read More

FIFA keeps secret

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With no official request from the Executive Committee, FIFA didn't have to officially choose to keep an ethics report secret. Read More

Soccer News: Borussia Dortmund need to defend

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Borussia Dortmund worry about how to defend after a disappointing draw and it's FIFA politics as usual in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja explains coaching and player development

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FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja discusses his soccer coaching philosophy and player development in a long-range interview. Read More

Soccer TV: Elche vs Celta Vigo and Mainz vs Hoffenheim

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Elche and Celta Vigo are on beIN en Espanol and GolTV has Mainz vs Hoffenheim on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is the CONCACAF Champions League changing?

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The Liga MX champions Leon exit the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League, creating an opportunity for other clubs. Read More

Dallas 3 – Seattle 1, DC United advances in Champions League

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FC Dallas beat the Sounders in MLS while DC United and Montreal advanced in the Champions League. Read More

US Soccer Players: Joe Gyau debuts for Borussia Dortmund

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US soccer player Joe Gyau made his debut for Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga action on Wednesday along with results from the Capital One Cup. Read More

Penalties in the Capital One Cup

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In Tuesday's soccer news roundup, Liverpool and Middlesbrough try to break the game with never-ending penalties. Read More

What Alan Gordon means for the LA Galaxy

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Alan Gordon has embraced the rule of super sub since joining the LA Galaxy and it could mean the difference in the MLS playoffs. Read More

Soccer TV: Lazio vs Udinese and Espanyol vs Getafe

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Lazio and Udinese play in Serie A on beIN Sport and beIN en Espanol has Espanyol vs Getafe on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS priority draft day for Orlando City and NYCFC

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Orlando City and NYCFC take the next step toward putting a team on the field with the MLS priority draft. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: Sporting Kansas City and Portland win

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Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers won in the CONCACAF Champions League with both teams in position to advance to the knockout round. Read More

Jozy Altidore scores for Sunderland in the Capital One Cup

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Jozy Altidore broke his goalless streak for Sunderland in a 2-1 loss to Stoke City in the Capital One Cup. Tim Howard and Everton also exited. Read More

Joachim Low says coaches have to communicate with players

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Germany National Team coach Joachim Low describes how to communicate with top level players in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

MLS sets playoff dates

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MLS announced the dates for the 2014 MLS Cup playoffs. The playoffs start at the end of October with the Conference Knockout Round. Read More

How does promotion and relegation work in Mexico?

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An explanation of the promotion and relegation system in Mexico where a relegated club can remain in Liga MX by buying another team. Read More

Soccer TV: Malaga vs Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg

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Malaga host Barcelona in La Liga on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule and Bayer Leverkusen play Augsburg in the Bundesliga. Read More

DC United is saving the MLS Eastern Conference

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DC United is the bright spot in the MLS Eastern Conference in the final season before realignment removes two former champions. Read More

FIFA proposes new concussion protocol

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FIFA wil submit a new concussion protocol to the Executive Committee recommending a three-minute stoppage in play to diagnose a player. Read More

Ben Olsen extends contract as coach of DC United

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DC United and head coach Ben Olsen agree to a multi-year contract to keep Olsen at the club where he spent most of his playing career. Read More

Everton see the Premier League as ruthless

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez calls the Premier League ruthless in Monday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Bradley Wright-Phillips wins MLS Player of the Week

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips wins his second MLS Player of the Week award after a hat-trick against Seattle. Read More

Which soccer league is worth your time?

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Is your time watching soccer better spent with the biggest leagues in Europe, or is there another answer for competitive soccer? Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Southampton and Bayern Munich vs Paderborn

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Arsenal and Southampton meet in the Capital One Cup and Bayern Munich play Paderborn in the Bundesliga on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS: Big wins for Real Salt Lake and New York Red Bulls

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Real Salt Lake beat Colorado by four goals and the New York Red Bulls won big over the Seattle Sounders in MLS week 28. Read More

US Soccer Players: Tough Premier League losses for Brad Guzan and Tim Howard

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Brad Guzan and Tim Howard were on the losing side in the Premier League in the results for US soccer players abroad. Read More

UEFA picks London and the rest of Europe for Euro 2020

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UEFA announced that London and Wembley Stadium will host the semifinals and final of Euro 2020 in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Soccer TV: Hamburg vs Bayern Munich and Manchester City vs Chelsea

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Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action against struggling Hamburg and Manchester United host Chelsea on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Will FIFA change?

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter commented on his organization and ethics with FIFA hosting the Ethics in Sports summit. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: Sporting KC 3 – Saprissa 1

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Sporting KC beat Saprissa 3-1 at Sporting Park on Thursday in Group 2 of the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Europa League: Everton 4 – Wolfsburg 1, draws for Gladbach and Spurs

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Tim Howard had a strong performance for Everton in their Europa League Group H win over Wolfsburg while Gladbach drew with Villarreal. Read More

MLS Next becomes MLS Now with new logo

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MLS debuts its new logo and the MLS Next campaign as we roundup the soccer news for Thursday. Read More

Ronaldinho plays for Queretaro

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Ronaldinho debuts for Queretaro in Liga MX in a move more reminiscent of what happens in MLS than in Mexico. Read More

Hiatus isn’t the answer for Chivas USA

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With reports that Chivas USA will go on hiatus following the 2014 season, why has MLS changed its mind with the league-owned club? Read More

Soccer TV: Freiburg vs Hertha BSC and Elche vs Eibar

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Freiburg host Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on GolTV and Elche play Eibar in La Liga on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

US Soccer Players: Bolton and Nottingham Forest win in the Championship

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Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers and Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest won midweek in the Championship. Read More

Champions League: Montreal Impact 1 – New York Red Bulls 0

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The Montreal Impact beat the New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League, extending their lead in Group 3. Read More

FIFA World Rankings: USMNT 17th

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The USMNT move up to 17th in the September 2014 FIFA World Rankings, ahead of 18th-place England and third in CONCACAF. Read More

MLS tries to move to club over league while keeping single-entity

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MLS has a new logo and with it a new statement of purpose as a league about its clubs. How does that work with single-entity? Read More

Real Madrid and living positively in the Champions League

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Real Madrid coach Carlos Ancelotti describes how he chooses to live positively as we roundup Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Partizan vs Spurs and Everton vs Wolfsburg

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The Europa League is on Fox Sports 1 with Partizan vs Spurs in Group C and Everton vs Wolfsburg in Group H. Read More

Arsenal in the Champions League

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Arsenal opened Group D of the 2014-15 Champions League with an uninspired loss. Is this the new normal for the Premier League club? Read More

Seattle Sounders win 2014 US Open Cup

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The Seattle Sounders lift the 2014 US Open Cup with a 3-1 overtime win over the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League wins for DC United and Portland

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DC United and the Portland Timbers both won their Champions League games, with United taking a major step toward the next round. Read More

US Soccer Players: Kljestan subs on for Anderlecht in Champions League

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Sacha Kljestan subbed on for Anderlecht in their Champions League Group D opener, a 1-1 draw with Galatasaray in Istanbul. Read More

Barcelona look for a good start in the Champions League

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Barcelona have an easy route to the knockout round of the 2014-15 Champions League with a home game against APOEL in Group F. Read More

MLS sends a mixed message

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Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake started the MLS weekend on a high that didn't hold up for the San Jose vs LA Galaxy game. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City and Chelsea vs Schalke

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The Champions League group stage is on the Wednesday soccer TV schedule with Bayern Munich vs Manchester City and Chelsea vs Schalke. Read More

New coach for Julian Green at Hamburg

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Hamburg hires a new coach less than a day after parting ways with Mirko Slomka. The club is bottom of the Bundesliga. Read More

The Champions League vs the NFL

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The Champions League group stage begins with Europe's big show looking for viewers in a US market dominated by the NFL. Read More

The San Jose Earthquakes find the fortitude

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San Jose Earthquakes coach Mark Watson credits his club for fortitude while the Galaxy wonder what happened after a 1-1 draw in the soccer news. Read More

Blas Perez wins MLS Player of the Week award

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FC Dallas forward Blas Perez scored two goals in the win over Vancouver and takes the MLS Player of the Week award for week 27. Read More

US Open Cup Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Seattle Sounders

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The Philadelphia Union play the Seattle Sounders in the 2014 US Open Cup final on Tuesday (7:30pm - GolTV). Read More

Soccer TV: Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal

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Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal open the Group D schedule in the 2014-15 Champions League on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS: Chivas USA and Montreal lose again

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Chivas USA and Montreal lost in week 27 of the 2014 MLS season, the 16th loss for Chivas USA and the 17th loss for Montreal. Read More

Aston Villa beat Liverpool, Shea debuts for Birmingham City

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa shutout Liverpool in the Premier League and Brek Shea assists in his first game with Birmingham City. Read More

Atletico Madrid duels with Real Madrid

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Juanfran describes what happens between Atletico and Real Madrid in their derby as duels in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More

The worst ideas in soccer

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Is entering your National Team in your domestic league the worst idea in soccer? Well, it's certainly on the list. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Manchester City and Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

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Arsenal and Manchester City meet in the Premier League on NBCSN and Real Madrid play Atletico on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

India tries the MLS model

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India has a big money attempt to launch soccer as a high profile pro sport with the Indian Super League, but will the ISL work? Read More

The young USMNT

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about how his young squad showed their skill against the Czech Republic in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Brek Shea goes on loan to Birmingham City

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USMNT forward Brek Shea joins Championship club Birmingham City on a three-month emergency loan from Stoke City. Read More

MLS players stepping up this season

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Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is one of several MLS players trying to turn 2014 into an MVP season. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen

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Bayer Leverkusen host Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Friday's soccer TV schedule as the European club seasons resume. Read More

MLS: New York beats DC United and Montreal draws with the Galaxy

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The New York Red Bulls picked up three points against DC United and a new offense didn't work for the Galaxy in Montreal. Read More

Manchester United buy quality

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Paul Scholes explains how Manchester United bought quality in the transfer market in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Julian Green at Hamburg SV

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Our guide to Hamburg SV, where USMNT forward Julian Green will spend the 2014-15 Bundesliga season on loan from Bayern Munich. Read More

Euro 2016 qualifying: Already playing to win in Europe

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Europe starts the next World Cup cycle with Euro 2016 qualifying while the North American teams play friendlies. Read More

UEFA president Michel Platini says Financial Fair Play works

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UEFA president Michel Platini explains that Financial Fair Play already works as we roundup the soccer news for Tuesday. Read More

Young American players in MLS

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Several young American attacking players are already making names for themselves during the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Soccer TV: New York Red Bulls vs DC United

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The New York Red Bulls and DC United meet on ESPN2 and there's Copa Centroamericana games on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Prepare for instant replay in soccer

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter is advocating trying out instant replay in soccer, starting at lower levels before eventually reaching the top. Read More

Landon Donovan wins second consecutive Player of the Week award

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Landon Donovan picked up his second consecutive MLS Player of the Week award to go with his Player of the Month award for August. Read More

Soccer TV: Czech Republic vs Netherlands and Norway vs Italy

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The Czech Republic host the Netherlands and Norway plays Italy in Euro 2016 qualifying on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Why Real Salt Lake remains a contender

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Real Salt Lake remains an MLS Cup contender each season and there are very good reasons why. Read More

MLS: Big win for the Galaxy and another loss for Sporting Kansas City

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The Galaxy win big against Colorado and Sporting Kansas City lose their fourth straight in MLS week 26. Read More

Carlos Bocanegra and Rangers

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Rangers pay tribute to former defender Carlos Bocanegra who announced his retirement as we roundup the soccer news for Friday. Read More

Mexico starts the next cycle

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Luis Bueno looks at what Mexico might expect as they start the next World Cup Qualifying cycle with friendlies in the USA. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann sets a goal for the USMNT

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Jurgen Klinsmann set a goal for the USMNT of making the semifinals of the next World Cup. Does this say more about him or the team? Read More

Soccer TV: Germany vs Scotland and Portugal vs Albania

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Euro 2016 qualifying starts on Sunday with Germany vs Scotland on Fox Sports 1 and Portugal vs Albania on ESPN2. Read More

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement

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Former USMNT captain Carlos Bocanegra announced on Thursday that 2014 will be his final season in professional soccer. Read More

The North American Soccer League example

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In Thursday's soccer news roundup, Ian Plenderleith's new book on the North American Soccer League. Plus, the USMNT win and midweek MLS. Read More

The New England Revolution are back

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The New England Revolution are the latest breakout club in MLS, returning to form after a disappointing run of results. Read More

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids

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The LA Galaxy and the Colorado Rapids meet in an MLS game on Friday night on NBCSN. Read More

Brazil moves on from the World Cup

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Brazil tries to put their World Cup disappointment behind them as the Gillette Brazil Global Tour visits the USA. Read More

Wins for Philadelphia, New England, and Seattle

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The Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, and Seattle Sounders opened week 25 of the 2014 MLS season with midweek wins. Read More

The international soccer calendar

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The international soccer calendar moves the first window following the World Cup to early September. Read More

Czech Republic 0 – USMNT 1

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The Czech Republic lost 1-0 to the USMNT in a friendly on September 3 in Prague. Alejandro Bedoya scored the winning goal for the USA. Read More

Soccer TV: France vs Spain

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France and Spain play a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday's soccer TV schedule and Fox Deportes has the Copa Sudamericana. Read More

Changing soccer in Toronto

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Jason Davis looks at the latest round of upheaval with Toronto FC and explains the unintended benefits for MLS. Read More

Playing in the heat in MLS

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DC United coach Ben Olsen raises a point that MLS normally ignores. It's hot in places like Washington, DC in the summer. Read More

Landon Donovan wins MLS Player of the Week

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Landon Donovan is the MLS Player of the Week for week 25. This is Donovan's second Player of the Week award in 2014. Read More

Coaching changes in Toronto and Tijuana

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Coaching changes at Toronto FC Tijuana ask the obvious questions about when it's time to make the switch in MLS and Liga MX. Read More

Young squad with veteran influence for USMNT vs Czech Republic

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann starts the World Cup cycle with young players and expectations against the Czech Republic. Read More

Soccer TV: Czech Republic vs USMNT and Germany vs Argentina

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The Czech Republic host the USMNT in a friendly in Prague while a revamped Germany host Argentina in a World Cup rematch in Dusseldorf. Read More

Is Costa Rica for real?

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Clemente Lisi looks at the first test for Costa Rica since making the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup. Read More

Toronto changes coaches and DC United stays top in the East

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Toronto FC loses to New England and makes a coaching change while DC United stays top of the Eastern Conference in MLS. Read More

Everton lose to Spurs and Aston Villa win again in the Premier League

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Everton lose to Chelsea and Aston Villa continue an undefeated run through week three of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Read More