USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

The state of SoCal soccer

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Luis Bueno looks at soccer in Southern California with the LA Galaxy looking for a return to form in MLS and the Champions League. Read More

Without Didier Drogba, Montreal has a building problem

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The Montreal Impact might be facing a sizable problem with Didier Drogba rumored to be leaving the MLS club. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT in 2015

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Looking back is the theme in Wednesday's soccer news, with the USMNT not getting rave reviews from pundits for what happened in 2015. Read More

Soccer TV: Sunderland vs Liverpool

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The Premier League spreads the games out this week with Sunderland hosting Liverpool on Wednesday's soccer TV ... Read More

This Premier League season is complicated

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It's not going to get any easier for Premier League clubs expecting more in 2015-16, especially the ones considering a new manager. Read More

Soccer News: MLS and Liga MX moves

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Coaching and player moves in MLS, players leaving for Liga MX, and issues with CONCACAF are all in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Stoke City wins in a meeting of USMNT players

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City picked up a win against Tim Howard's Everton as we roundup the results from England. Read More

Soccer TV: Leicester City vs Manchester City

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Leicester City and Manchester City on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule in a game pitting 1st-place against 3rd in the Premier League. Read More

Soccer News: Premier League spotlight

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The Premier League had a busy weekend with another game on Monday's schedule that may or may not determine Louis van Gaal's future. Read More

Geoff Cameron’s Stoke City beats Manchester United

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City added to Manchester United's problems with a 2-0 shutout on Boxing Day highlighting the USMNT results. Read More

Soccer TV: Premier League holiday schedule

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The Premier League is in action over the holiday weekend with a full schedule of games on Saturday and Monday. Read More

Giuseppe Rossi: “The one that got away” still comes home for Christmas

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Italy National Team player Guiseppe Rossi talks about keeping ties with the New York area, his immediate future with Fiorentina, and MLS. Read More

MLS vs the Big Four

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MLS might be flattering itself in a recent comparison to the Big Four North American sports, and that's not just soccer-specific. Read More

Omar Gonzalez leaves the Galaxy

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Former MLS Defender of the Year Omar Gonzalez is now a member of Liga MX club Pachuca in a move that says a lot about the LA Galaxy. Read More

FIFA without its architect

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The immediate future for FIFA exists under a cloud with or without the influence of banned president Sepp Blatter. Read More

Soccer News: Louis van Gaal and Manchester United

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Manchester United is the latest Premier League club reconsidering its manager while the city's other club also looks to the future. Read More

Looking ahead to soccer in 2016

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There's plenty on the soccer calendar in 2016 with World Cup qualifying, the Copa Centenario, Euro 2016, and the Olympics. Read More

Jose Mourinho and the plight of the Premier League manager

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The manager change at Chelsea only highlights a larger problem for the Premier League, the role of the manager itself. Read More

Soccer News: Blatter and Platini banned for eight years

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Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter reacted to his eight year ban from the organization in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Danny Williams is the hero in Reading win

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Danny Williams scored in 1-0 win for Reading over Blackburn Rovers as we round up the USMNT scores from Europe. Read More

Bradley wins 2015 Futbol de Primera award

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Michael Bradley is the 2015 Futbol de Primera award winner, his first win of either of the two USMNT MVP awards. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs River Plate

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The weekend soccer TV has a world championship with Barcelona playing River Plate on Sunday for the ... Read More

MLS moves on from multiple ownership

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In another first for MLS, all twenty of its clubs have separate ownership and a new way to judge the health of the league. Read More

Bosman, free agency and MLS

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MLS free agency started at the end of he 2015 season, but it's still an extremely limited version of freedom of movement. Read More

Soccer News: Mix Diskerud’s response

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USMNT player Mix Diskerud spoke up on behalf of dual nationality players choosing to represent the USA in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Birmingham City vs Cardiff City

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Birmingham City plays Cardiff City in the Championship and Schalke is in action against Hoffenheim on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT in Copa Centenario Group A

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The USMNT will play in Group A at the 2016 Copa Centenario with their opponents announced at a later date. Read More

Soccer News: Chelsea fires Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho is out at Chelsea following the club's rough start to the season and Orlando City fires an assistant in the soccer news. Read More

John Brooks scores for Hertha BSC in DFB Pokal

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John Brooks did his part to help Hertha BSC advance to the quarterfinals of the 2015-16 DFB Pokal, scoring in the 2-0 shutout. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Guangzhou Evergrande

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The 2015 FIFA Club World Cup moves to the semifinal stage with Barcelona in action on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS creates a transfer fantasy

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MLS doesn't leave a lot of room for fantasy speculation like we see in other sports, illustrated by two recent trades. Read More

The Galaxy make an upgrade

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Goalkeeping issues hurt the LA Galaxy in a forgettable 2015 MLS season, so they turned to a former Chivas USA player. Read More

Soccer News: Houston finds an owner

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The Houston Dynamo have a new investor/operator as the multiple ownership era in MLS comes to an end in the soccer news. Read More

Club America finishes 5th in 2015 Club World Cup

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Club America won their 5th-place playoff at the 2015 Club World Cup and Gladbach is out of the DFB Pokal. Read More

Soccer TV: PSG vs St Etienne

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It's more from the European league cups on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule with PSG playing St Etienne and the Club World Cup continues. Read More

USMNT schedules Iceland and Canada

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The USMNT will play Iceland in January and Canada in February in back-to-back friendlies at StubHub Center to open 2016. Read More

The Premier League won’t embrace a new normal

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As much as fans might want it, Leicester City's rise to the top of the Premier League table isn't a disruptive moment. Read More

Soccer News: Free agency in MLS

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Sporting Kansas City officially becomes the first MLS club to sign a free agent and Sepp Blatter writes a letter in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: QPR vs Brighton

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QPR and Brighton play in the Championship and the Copa del Rey and DFP Pokal domestic cups continue on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Already rebuilding in MLS

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The off season starts early for MLS clubs looking for an edge in advance of the 2016 season and the return of the Champions League. Read More

Soccer News: Club America exits the Club World Cup

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It's another year of bad news for CONCACAF in the Club World Cup, with Club America already out in Monday's soccer news update. Read More

Trophy for Torres, assist for Brooks, goals for Bobby Wood

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The 2015 Liga MX Apertura season finished with a championship for Jose Torres and Tigres. Torres subbed ... Read More

Soccer TV: Leicester City vs Chelsea

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Leicester City plays Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday with Leicester trying to stay top in an unlikely scenario in England. Read More

Why does MLS make it so difficult?

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MLS adding to the Targeted Allocation Money for each of its teams raises a basic question. Why is it so difficult to explain spending? Read More

Soccer News: DC United’s new logo

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Friday's soccer news has an explanation of DC United's new logo and a setback for suspended UEFA president Michel Platini. Read More

Soccer TV: Wolverhampton vs Nottingham Forest

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It's the Championship in action on Friday with Wolverhampton hosting Nottingham Forest along with Mainz vs Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. Read More

MLS Cup shows that its all about the support

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The biggest takeaway from the 2015 MLS Cup was how much of a difference the Crew and Timbers fans made at MAPFRE Stadium. Read More

Soccer News: MLS targeted allocation money

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MLS teams get more targeted allocation money in the soccer news while the good times return for some Premier League clubs in Europe. Read More

Green gets a game for Bayern Munich in the Champions League

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola made changes to his Champions League squad, starting USMNT player Julian Green. Read More

The hassle of the Europa League

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Manchester United is the latest club to try to find the right things to say after dropping to the Europa League. Read More

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Monaco

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It's Spurs hosting Monaco on the final match day of the Europa League group stage and the Liga MX Apertura final series begins. Read More

LAFC makes a move

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LAFC made a soccer hire this week that already shows how the MLS expansion team is separating itself from the legacy of Chivas USA. Read More

The start of free agency in MLS

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MLS has free agents for the first time in league history, creating a new opportunity for players and clubs. Read More

Soccer News: Chicago’s Fire Pitch

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The Chicago Fire opens its soccer complex and Manchester United wonders what happened to their Champions League campaign. Read More

Gladbach exits the 2015-16 Champions League

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Borussia Moenchengladbach didn't get the results they needed in Group D to hang onto 3rd-place and a spot in the Europa League. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayer Leverkusen vs Barcelona

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Bayer Leverkusen hosts Barcelona in the Champions League on Fox Sports 1 with 2nd through 4th undecided in Group E. Read More

CONCACAF has a short term solution

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CONCACAF is once again drawing a line between its immediate past and its vision for the future, and once again it needs leadership. Read More

Soccer News: The 2016 MLS ball

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MLS debuts its game ball for 2016 as next season becomes this season in Tuesday's soccer news while CONCACAF opts for committee. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Gladbach

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Manchester City plays Gladbach in the final day for Group D with Gladbach trying to hold onto 3rd-place in the Champions League. Read More

5 things from the 2015 MLS Cup

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In a big picture look following the 2015 MLS Cup final, MLS focuses on squad building, expansion, and the success of the league. Read More

Soccer News: Portland celebrates

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Portland has a champion in Monday's soccer news and the FIFA political issues continue with another round of indictments. Read More

Fabian Johnson scores again for Gladbach, goal for Brooks

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Fabian Johnson was one of the goalscorers for Gladbach in their win over Bayern Munich as we roundup the results for USMNT players. Read More

Portland Timbers win 2015 MLS Cup

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The Western Conference Portland Timbers beat the East's Columbus Crew 2-1 to win the 2015 MLS Cup final at MAPFRE Stadium. Read More

Soccer TV: Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers

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The 2015 MLS Cup is on the weekend soccer TV schedule with Columbus hosting Portland and the Liga MX playoffs are at the semifinal stage. Read More

MLS has a meta moment

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The 2015 MLS Cup is on Sunday, but the media rounds ended up with the league's commissioner talking about big picture items. Read More

Soccer News: MLS Goal of the Year goes to Nemeth

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Sporting Kansas City's Krisztian Nemeth wins Goal of the Year and the focus remains on soccer politics with more indictments. Read More

Soccer TV: Nice vs PSG

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Nice plays undefeated PSG in Ligue 1 on Friday's soccer TV schedule with Lazio hosting Juventus in Serie A. Read More

Learning from the FC Dallas approach

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FC Dallas is using youth as a tactic, an identity and a philosophy with head coach Oscar Pareja doing things differently in Texas. Read More

Soccer News: CONCACAF’s presidency

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CONCACAF and the rest of the region woke up to the soccer news on Wednesday that their president has been arrested in Zurich. Read More

Oh FIFA, and CONCACAF, and CONMEBOL

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Another round of arrests in Zurich raises familiar questions about how international soccer conducts its business. Read More

Soccer TV: Reading vs QPR

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Reading plays QPR in the Championship with the club linked to a second USMNT player and Liga MX starts the semifinal round. Read More

Miguel Herrera moves to Club Tijuana

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Former El Tri coach Luis Herrera has a new job, taking over Liga MX's Club Tijuana in an attempt to return them to title contention. Read More

Kei Kamara vs Fanendo Adi

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The Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers both have target forwards that could make the difference in the 2015 MLS Cup final. Read More

Giovinco wins 2015 MLS MVP award

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco easily won the 2015 Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player award as the best MLS player this season. Read More

FIFA and its sponsors

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Five FIFA sponsors renewed their call for world soccer's governing body to reform its organization in response to scandals and charges. Read More

Soccer News: Sacramento’s stadium plan

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Sacramento has a plan for a stadium should MLS expansion happen and commissioner Don Garber speaks on a variety of topics. Read More

Everton and Stoke City advance in the Capital One Cup

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Everton, Stoke City, and Manchester City moved on to the semifinal stage of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup while Nantes drew in Ligue 1. Read More

Soccer TV: Southampton vs Liverpool

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Southampton hosts Liverpool in the Capital One Cup and Real Madrid and Barcelona have games in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Read More

Weather and the MLS Cup

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 1, 2015) US Soccer Players – When you think ... Read More

Soccer News: Manchester City’s money

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It's the money game in Tuesday's soccer news update with Manchester City getting $3 billion for 13 percent of the Premier League club. Read More