USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

A smaller Premier League

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The head of the Football Association arguing for a smaller Premier League might open up larger issues for England's top league. Read More

Soccer News: Two teams left in MLS

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The 2015 MLS Cup final is set with the previews already starting in the soccer news for the Columbus Crew vs the Portland Timbers. Read More

Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers advance to the 2015 MLS Cup

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The Columbus Crew advance out of the East and the Portland Timbers represent the Western Conference in the 2015 MLS Cup. Read More

Fabian Johnson scores two goals, win for Sunderland

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Fabian Johnson made the difference for Gladbach in a 3-3 draw in the Bundesliga and the playoffs move to the semifinal stage in Liga MX. Read More

2015 MLS Best XI

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MLS names its Best XI for 2015 with all three MVP candidates int he squad along with the Goalkeeper and Defender of the Year award winners. Read More

Soccer TV: Leicester City vs Manchester United

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Playoffs are on the soccer TV schedule in MLS and Liga MX while Leicester City plays on NBC in 1st-place in the Premier League. Read More

The 2015 MLS Conference final second-legs

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The top seeds in both conferences go into the second-legs looking for comebacks as the MLS Conference finals conclude on Sunday. Read More

Soccer News: Drogba and MLS travel

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Montreal Impact forward repeats a common discovery for foreign players not used to North American travel in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Johnson scores for Gladbach, Liga MX’s Liguilla

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Fabian Johnson was a key part to Gladbach's 4-2 Champions League win over Sevilla on Wednesday. The ... Read More

Soccer TV: Celtic vs Ajax

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Celtic and Ajax meet in Group A of the Europa League on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with both teams in desperate need of three points. Read More

The 2015 Liga MX Apertura playoffs

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Luis Bueno previews the 2015 Liga MX Apertura playoffs with several USMNT players involved in the Liguilla beginning on Wednesday. Read More

What does Carlos Vela mean for the Colorado Rapids and MLS?

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The Colorado Rapids link with Mexico player Carlos Vela needs to be more than a potential trade for an MLS team in trouble. Read More

Soccer News: Marsch wins Coach of the Year, new hire for Fire

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The New York Red Bulls' Jesse Marsch is the 2015 MLS Coach of the Year and the Chicago Fire announce their new coach. Read More

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Manchester City

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Juventus and Manchester City meet in Group D of the CONCACAF Champions League and United hosts PSV in Group C on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Giovinco wins MLS Newcomer of the Year

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco is the MLS Newcomer of the Year for 2015 in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb

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Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb meet in Champions League Group F and Barcelona plays Roma in Group E on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Commissioner Garber and the MLS version of transparency

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In front of a live audience, MLS commissioner Don Garber gave his assessment of a league still playing by its own rules. Read More

Soccer News: Columbus in the East and FIFA politics

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The Crew pull of an upset in Columbus and suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is back talking politics in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Everton wins meeting of USMNT players in the Premier League

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The soccer scores for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico with a big win for Everton and the end of the Liga Mx Apertura regular season. Read More

Wins for Columbus and Portland in the MLS conference finals

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The Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas lost to Portland in the opening legs of the 2015 MLS conference finals. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

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Real Madrid plays Barcelona in the El Clasico, the Liga MX regular season concludes, and the MLS Conference finals begin. Read More

The Copa Centenario’s stadium game

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The Copa Centenario went for quantity over playing surface quality with its stadium selections, but did organizers have a choice? Read More

The 2015 MLS conference finals

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Our preview of the 2015 MLS conference finals with the #1 seeds still in contention and the favorites to advance to MLS Cup. Read More

Soccer News: Robles wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

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Luis Robles is the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year with his club very much alive in the playoffs in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Tijuana vs Atlas

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Tijuana and Atlas end their 2015 Apertura regular season schedule on Friday with Tijuana trying to move out of last place in Liga MX. Read More

Revolving doors: USMNT calm as generational shift unfolds on the fly

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has to rely on his veterans for CONCACAF World Cup qualifying while planning the next stage of the team. Read More

Tactics, formations, and the 2015 MLS Cup

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A favored formation in MLS could make the difference as the 2015 MLS Cup playoffs move to the Conference final stage. Read More

Stadiums for Copa Centenario

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CONCACAF and CONMEBOL announced the ten stadiums that will host the Copa Centenario this summer in the United States. Read More

Soccer News: Melia wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year

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Sporting KC's Tim Melia is the 2015 MLS Comeback Player of the Year and the investigation into FIFA takes another turn in the soccer news. Read More

Shutouts for Mexico

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Mexico is already on a roll in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, dominating Group A with back-to-back shutouts to start the cycle. Read More

Mission accomplished for the USMNT?

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The USMNT took a point from an away World Cup qualifier, but the questions still loom for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Read More

Soccer News: A point for the USMNT

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The USMNT earned a point in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying at Trinidad and Tobago and FIFA keeps the suspensions for Blatter and Platini. Read More

WCQ: Trinidad & Tobago 0 – USMNT 0

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The USMNT picked up a point on the road in World Cup qualifying, drawing Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 in Port of Spain to stay top of Group C. Read More

Playing football in LA

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The Los Angeles sports market could quickly have three NFL teams creating a new scenario for the LA Galaxy and eventually LAFC. Read More

Soccer News: Game day for Trinidad & Tobago vs USMNT

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The USMNT returns to the field in Tuesday's soccer news, with plenty of discussion over their World Cup qualifier in Trinidad. Read More

5 things for the USMNT vs Trinidad & Tobago

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The USMNT tries to close out the November 2015 international window with a World Cup qualifying win over Trinidad & Tobago. Read More

Soccer TV: Trinidad & Tobago vs USMNT

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Trinidad & Tobago hosts the USMNT in World Cup qualifying on a crowded soccer TV schedule with qualifiers from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. Read More

USMNT U-23s lose 5-1 to Brazil

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The USMNT had a tough second game in Brazil, once again losing to the hosts this time by a one-sided score line in Belem. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann on Trinidad & Tobago

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Patience, partnerships form for the USMNT

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The USMNT got a win and a bigger potential result in their World Cup qualifying opener, partnerships between players in position. Read More

USMNT 6 – St Vincent and the Grenadines 1

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The USMNT started the Fourth Round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a come from behind win over St Vincent and the Grenadines. Read More

Soccer TV: New York Cosmos vs Ottawa Fury

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The NASL championship between the Cosmos and Ottawa is part of a weekend of World Cup qualifiers on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Game day for the USMNT vs St Vincent and the Grenadines

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The USMNT hopes to start World Cup qualifying with three points in front of a big crowd in St Louis in Friday's soccer news. Read More

5 things for USMNT vs St Vincent and the Grenadines

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The USMNT faces St Vincent and the Grenadines playing a World Cup qualifier in a Major League Baseball stadium amid questions. Read More

Brazil U-23s 2 – USMNT 1

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The USMNT U-23s opened its two games with Brazil with a 2-1 loss. Jerome Kiesewetter converted a penalty for the USMNT's goal. Read More

Mexico in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group A

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Mexico has a new coach and the CONCACAF Cup as it starts a 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign as the favorite in the region. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs St Vincent and the Grenadines

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The USMNT opens 2018 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a Group C game against St Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT seeks steadiness to start 2018 World Cup qualifying

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The USMNT starts CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with plenty of questions following a run of tough losses and growing criticism. Read More

Soccer News: Laurent Ciman wins MLS Defender of the Year

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MLS announces Montreal center back Laurent Ciman as the 2015 Defender of the Year in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

FIFA drops a presidential candidate

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The soccer politics continue at FIFA with the Ad-Hoc Electoral Committee officially approving five presidential candidates. Read More

Soccer TV: Argentina vs Brazil and Ecuador vs Uruguay

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The international break begins with CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday with Argentina and Brazil both in need of points. Read More

Giovinco, Kaka, and MLS stars reviving their international careers

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Italy's Sebastian Giovinco and Brazil's Kaka both played well enough in MLS to get a recall to their national teams in 2015. Read More

What we learned from the winning 2015 MLS Cup Conference semifinalists

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Jason Davis looks at how the four teams in the Conference semifinals took that step in the 2015 MLS Cup playoffs. Read More

Soccer News: Larin wins Rookie of the Year

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The soccer news update has an MLS award winner, previews of the USMNT's World Cup Qualifier in St Louis, and issues for Germany. Read More

What we learned from the losing 2015 MLS Cup conference semifinalists

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It's going to be an interesting off season for the losing teams in the MLS conference semifinals. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann in Miami

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The USMNT news picks up in Tuesday's update with coach Jurgen Klinsmann talking to reporters during training camp in Miami. Read More

US Soccer releases statement on concussion lawsuit resolution

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The US Soccer Federation has announced new regulations and guidelines for heading in youth soccer to resolve the Mehr lawsuit. Read More

USMNT U-23 roster for Brazil friendlies

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USMNT U-23 coach Andi Herzog announced his 19 player roster for November's trip to Brazil with two games on the schedule. Read More

CONCACAF on the road

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Playing on the road in CONCACAF might not get the respect it deserves, but it doesn't make it any easier for the USMNT in qualifying. Read More

Soccer News: Designated players in the 2015 MLS Cup playoffs

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It was easy to spot the trend in the MLS playoffs, with the teams with high payrolls losing out in Monday's soccer news update. Read More

2015 MLS conference finals set

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The 2015 MLS conference finals are set with New York playing Columbus in the East and FC Dallas vs Portland in the West. Read More

A tie makes a Premier League statement for Aston Villa

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Last-place Aston Villa picked up a big Premier League result drawing with first-place Manchester City and Stoke City beat Chelsea. Read More

Soccer TV: New York Red Bulls vs DC United and Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers

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It's the MLS playoffs on Sunday with DC United trying to come back at Red Bull Arena and Vancouver and Portland scoreless. Read More

Raising the stakes: Why more pressure, less patience for US coaches is a good thing

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The overall standard of coaching in America got drawn into an MLS club deciding to part ways with its coach earlier this week. Read More

USMNT roster for November 2015 World Cup qualifiers

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The USMNT roster is set for the November 2015 World Cup qualifiers against St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago. Read More

The second-legs of the 2015 MLS conference semifinals

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Jason Davis previews the 2015 MLS conference final second-legs with DC United looking to come back at Red Bull Arena. Read More

Soccer News: Playing soccer on turf, next step for Bob Bradley

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ESPN does an in-depth segment on artificial turf and Bob Bradley officially moves on from Stabaek in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Nottingham Forest vs Derby County

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Nottingham Forest plays Derby County in the Championship and Hertha Berlin is on the road at Hannover 96 on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Where FIFA failed

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With FIFA leadership deciding that "for the good of the game" should turn into "for the world" the organization lost its scope. Read More

Soccer News: Tim Howard at Everton

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Tim Howard talks about playing 400 games for Everton and criticism for US Soccer president Sunil Gulati in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Anderlecht

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Spurs play Anderlecht in the Europa League and the FIFA 2015 U-17 World Cup continues with the semifinal stage on Telemundo and NBC Universo. Read More

The LA Galaxy: Out of the playoffs and looking for answers

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With the LA Galaxy one and done in the 2015 MLS Cup playoffs, Luis Bueno lists what the club needs to return to contention in 2016. Read More

The knock on effect of firing Jason Kreis

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NYCFC's decision to part ways with coach Jason Kreis quickly setup scenarios all over MLS with teams in need of his skills. Read More

Soccer News: Michael Bradley on Toronto FC’s season

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Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley explains what happened to the MLS club during a tough season in Wednesday's soccer news update. Read More

Fabian Johnson scores for Gladbach in Champions League

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Fabian Johnson scored and Gladbach got a point in Group D of the 2015-16 Champions League and the Championship was in action. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal

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Bayern Munich hosts Arsenal on Fox Sports 1 and Roma plays Bayer Leverkusen on ESPN 2 on Wednesday's Champions League TV schedule. Read More

Spurs 3 – Aston Villa 1

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Aston Villa lost again in the Premier League, staying at the bottom of the table but announcing new manager Remi Garde. Read More

MLS releases 2015 award finalists and schedule

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Benny Feilhaber, Sebastian Giovinco, and Kei Kamara are the finalists for the 2015 MLS MVP award with MLS announcing the awards schedule. Read More

NYCFC without Jason Kreis

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MLS expansion club NYCFC decided to part ways with head coach Jason Kreis, making him an unlikely coaching casualty in 2015. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann talks November World Cup qualifiers

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks about squad selection problems for the November World Cup qualifiers in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Spurs 2 – Aston Villa 1

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Aston Villa lost again in the Premier League, staying at the bottom of the table but announcing new manager Remi Garde. Read More

NYCFC fires coach Jason Kreis

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Jason Kreis is no longer the coach of NYCFC with the MLS expansion club announcing his firing following an 8th-place finish in the East. Read More

Soccer TV: Gladbach vs Juventus and Real Madrid vs PSG

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Gladbach hosts Juventus in Group D and Real Madrid plays PSG in Group A as the 2015-16 Champions League continues on Tuesday's soccer TV. Read More

MLS needs Friday night playoff soccer

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Univision and UniMas's coverage of Major League Soccer on Friday nights makes the case for scheduling playoff games on Friday. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT player Eddie Johnson retires

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Eddie Johnson announces his retirement and embattled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gets advice from the media in Monday's soccer news. Read More

2015 MLS Cup semifinal results

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New York and Montreal won their openers in the East, with Portland and Vancouver drawing and Seattle beating Dallas in the West. Read More

Big win for Everton, assist for Fabian Johnson

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Tim Howard was in goal for Everton's 6-2 win over Sunderland and Fabian Johnson assisted on Gladbach's opener against Hertha BSC. Read More