USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

MLS and the MetroStars in 1996

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Clemente Lisi looks back at what it was like covering the MetroStars in 1996, the first season for Major League Soccer. Read More

Carlos Bocanegra named Technical Director of MLS Atlanta

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Former USMNT captain Carlos Bocanegra is the new Technical Director for the Atlanta MLS expansion team that begins play in 2017. Read More

Soccer TV: Aston Villa vs West Brom

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Aston Villa and West Brom meet in the Premier League and the Montreal Impact try to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Debating FIFA

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Two British TV networks are proposing a FIFA presidential debate, but that ignores what really happens when FIFA elects a president. Read More

Soccer News: Collective bargaining in MLS

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The MLS collective bargaining negotiations continue as the start of the season looms in Monday's soccer news update. Read More

Goal for Fabian Johnson in the Bundesliga

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Fabian Johnson scored for Gladbach in the Bundesliga as we wrap up the results for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USMNT 5 – Cuba 0

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Joe Gallardo scored three goals for the USMNT in a Group A win over Cuba in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship on Friday. Read More

MLS is playing a dead end game

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Major League Soccer's commitment to denying free agency is also blocking the path to becoming one of the world's elite leagues. Read More

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs Spurs

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A cup final in England highlights the weekend soccer TV schedule with Chelsea playing Spurs at Wembley for the Capital One Cup. Read More

US Soccer, MLS, and the National Soccer Hall of Fame

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The National Soccer Hall of Fame under US Soccer leadership lacks the broader focus it had as a separate entity. Read More

Soccer News: Coaching in MLS

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In Friday's soccer news, two profiles of MLS coaches show a divide in thinking over qualifications for coaching in the league. Read More

DC United stumbles in CONCACAF Champions League

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DC United lost their first-leg CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game 5-2 to Alajuelense, with Montreal drawing 2-2 with Puebla. Read More

US Soccer releases National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot

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US Soccer announced the ballots for the 2015 National Soccer Hall of Fame including the Veteran's and Builder ballots. Read More

Everton advance to the Round of 16 in the Europa League

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Tim Howard and Everton advanced to the Round of 16 of the Europa League, but the results didn't go the way of Gladbach or Spurs. Read More

Q&A: USMNT icon John Harkes on coaching, youth development and life as a soccer dad

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Charles Boehm interviews former USMNT captain and National Soccer Hall of Famer John Harkes. Read More

Club America is the Champions League favorite

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Club America already look like the clear favorites in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League with a strong quarterfinal first-leg. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Cologne and Espanyol vs Cordoba

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Bayern Munich play Cologne in the Bundesliga on Friday's soccer TV schedule and the CONCACAF U-17 Championship begins for the USMNT. Read More

Does the Champions League matter?

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Europe's major soccer leagues aren't doing their best clubs any favors with how they schedule domestic games during the Champions League. Read More

Soccer News: Red Bulls vs Cosmos

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The Red Bulls get a reminder of the competition in the New York market with the Cosmos doing some advertising in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Four players who could make a difference with new MLS clubs

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Jason Davis picks the four players he believes will make the biggest difference for their new MLS clubs in 2015. Read More

Soccer TV: Besiktas vs Liverpool and Everton vs Young Boys

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The Europa League is on the Thursday soccer TV schedule with Fox Sports 1 and 2 showing all of the games involving Premier League clubs. Read More

Does world soccer really need FIFA?

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FIFA made a World Cup decision that now has the European leagues and clubs once again questioning the organization's decisions. Read More

Soccer News: Sky Sports and MLS

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Wednesday's soccer news has MLS getting a TV deal in the UK and more responses to the 2022 FIFA World Cup starting in November. Read More

The Tampa Bay Rowdies try to make it work in the NASL

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have control of their stadium and a realistic take on how to do business in American pro soccer. Read More

USMNT roster for 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

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USMNT coach named 20 players for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship with the USMNT starting play on Friday. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Monaco

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Arsenal host Monaco in a Champions League Round of 16 first-leg on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule and the CONCACAF Champions League resumes. Read More

FIFA sort of sets a date for the 2022 World Cup

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FIFA now officially has a proposal for moving the 2022 World Cup to late November, but that doesn't mean the leagues are happy. Read More

Soccer News: Labor in Qatar as FIFA schedules 2022 World Cup

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FIFA and the 2022 World Cup highlights Tuesday's soccer news on a day when there's a major game in the Champions League. Read More

DC United prepares for the CONCACAF Champions League

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DC United gets a jump on games that count with a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series with Alajuelense. Read More

USMNT Open Thread: What’s in a (formation) number?

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The USMNT under Jurgen Klinsmann experimented with formations and Charles Boehm takes a look at what that might mean in 2015. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Barcelona and Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund

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Manchester City host Barcelona as the Champions League Round of 16 starts its second week on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Bob Bradley at Stabaek

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Bob Bradley explains many things in Monday's soccer news update and FIFA might be ready to announce dates for the 2022 World Cup. Read More

The true story of promotion and relegation

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Promotion and relegation for American fans normally means England, but there are plenty of other examples in world soccer. Read More

Brad Guzan makes his 100th consecutive Premier League appearance

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Brad Guzan made his 100th consecutive start for Aston Villa. Read More

Preseason and midseason friendlies in MLS

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MLS needs preseason friendlies to train and then playing more friendlies against foreign clubs in the summer. Read More

Soccer News: MLS labor and the Europa League

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The MLS labor situation gets more mainstream coverage and questions over the Europa League in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Newcastle United

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The Premier League is on NBC on Saturday with Manchester City vs Newcastle United highlighting the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Filling up the Los Angeles sports market

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Los Angeles might be looking at a few NFL teams moving into the market, creating an interesting situation for every other pro sport. Read More

Big win for Everton in the Europa League

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Everton took a three goal lead in their Europa League Round of 32 series as we roundup the results for USMNT players. Read More

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Atalanta and Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund

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Juventus and Atalanta play in Serie A and Borussia Dortmund looks to continue its Bundesliga turnaround on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The problem with CONCACAF in theory

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CONCACAF has the potential to be a strong confederation, but instead it's one that argues for quality in theory. Read More

Soccer News: Orlando City vs NYCFC

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Thursday's soccer news has news from MLS training camps and Luis Figo announcing his platform for the FIFA presidency. Read More

Birmingham City 1 – Middlesbrough 1

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Birmingham City picked up a point in the Championship, moving into 12th-place with a draw against Middlesbrough. Read More

Will Mexico ever win the Copa Libertadores?

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Mexican clubs haven't found a lot of success in the Copa Libertadores, and 2015 won't be any different. Read More

World Cup soccer on US television

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The World Cup rights stay with Fox through the 20216 World Cup, creating an interesting scenario for ESPN and international soccer. Read More

Soccer TV: Young Boys vs Everton and Liverpool vs Besiktas

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The Europa League Round of 32 begins on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with the games involving Premier League clubs available on Fox Sports 2. Read More

Is the Champions League fair?

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The UEFA Champions League is a lot of things including one of the biggest money makers in soccer, but is it fair to the participants? Read More

Soccer News: Cobi Jones picks five USMNT moments

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Cobi Jones writes about his American soccer top five moments while Chelsea faces issues over fan behavior. Read More

Can the San Jose Earthquakes do better in 2015?

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With their new stadium opening soon, the San Jose Earthquakes have an opportunity to make the 2015 MLS season count. Read More

A generation’s best: Appreciating McBride, Bradley, and Lilly

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Hall of Famers Brian McBride, Bob Bradley, and Kristine Lilly represent something special for American soccer. Read More

USNSTPA: MLS has to change

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USNSTPA acting executive director Mark Levinstein comments on the ongoing labor negotiations between MLS and the MLSPU. Read More

Soccer TV: Schalke vs Real Madrid and Basel vs Porto

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Schalke and Real Madrid meet in the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Manchester United manages the FA Cup

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Manchester United's 2014-15 FA Cup run needed a comeback against Preston in the Fifth Round and now a game against Arsenal. Read More

Soccer News: Top in American soccer

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Fox Soccer picks the top people in the history of American soccer for their own Mount Rushmore in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

The greatest player in the Champions League

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Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo have more to prove in this season's Champions League against Lionel Messi and Barcelona. Read More

Soccer TV: PSG vs Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Bayern Munich

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PSG and Chelsea and Shaktar Dontesk and Bayern Munich open Round of 16 play in the 2014-15 Champions League on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News Update: New shirts for the USMNT

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US Soccer and Nike unveil the new National Teams away shirt as we roundup the soccer news for Presidents Day. Read More

From club to country in CONCACAF

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For a National Team coach in CONCACAF, it's rare when he can rely on the same advantage as European teams. Read More

Brad Guzan gets a new manager at Aston Villa

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Former Spurs coach Tim Sherwood is the new manager at Aston Villa, taking the job with the club 18th in the Premier League table. Read More

US Soccer inducts Hall of Fame Class

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Brian McBride, Kristine Lilly, and Bob Bradley were inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame over the weekend. Read More

Mixed results for Americans in the FA Cup Fifth Round

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Aston Villa and Reading advanced in the FA Cup while Bobby Wood scored twice. Read More

MLS and the divisions of American pro soccer

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MLS is at the top of the American pro soccer pyramid, but that doesn't mean the other leagues are happy with their place. Read More

Soccer TV: Aston Villa vs Leicester City in the FA Cup

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Aston Villa and Leicester City meet in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup on Sunday with both teams in the Premier League relegation zone. Read More

Again with the Premier League’s money

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The Premier League might generate a lot of money, but they also spend it and that's the biggest criticism of soccer's biggest league. Read More

Soccer News Update: Brad Guzan writes

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Brad Guzan writes about his job and there's a comparison of NFL and Premier League TV rights money in Friday's soccer news. Read More

USA to host 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship

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The United States is the host for the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship scheduled for October. Read More

USMNT Open Thread: Is the USMNT still tops in CONCACAF?

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The USMNT have the Gold Cup, but two other CONCACAF teams are ahead in the FIFA Ranking. Read More

FIFA gives Fox TV rights to 2026 World Cup

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Fox picks up the 2026 World Cup rights with FIFA announcing an extension of their existing deals in North America. Read More

Soccer TV: Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz and Almeria vs Real Sociedad

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Borussia Dortmund host Mainz in the Bundesliga and Almeria play Real Sociedad in Spain on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Aston Villa in the relegation zone

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Aston Villa parted ways with manager Paul Lambert, adding to the urgency as the club tries to avoid relegation. Read More

Soccer News Update: MLS dealings

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The discussion of the MLS labor situation continues along with more comments on the English Premier League's TV rights deal. Read More

Tim Howard returns for Everton

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Tim Howard was in goal for Everton for the first time in 2015 in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Premier League. Read More

Why are the Galaxy going to Ireland and Sweden?

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The LA Galaxy are going to Europe, playing games in Ireland and Sweden where the weather is nothing like home or an MLS summer. Read More

Orlando City vs NYCFC

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Orlando City is already winning against MLS expansion rivals NYCFC when it comes to building local interest. Read More

Figuring out the MLS preseason

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MLS has competing ideas on preseason training, with no league-wide structure in place like we see in other sports. Read More

Soccer News Update: $7.8 million for Premier League broadcast rights

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The Premier League looks forward to $7.8 million dollars in domestic TV money in Wednesday's soccer news update. Read More

Aston Villa drop into the relegation zone in the Premier League

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Aston Villa enter the relegation zone on goal difference in the Premier League after a loss to Hull City. Read More

Is this as good as it gets for the NASL?

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Take your pick of the NASL stories emerging from preseason, with your choices telling different stories about the league. Read More

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs Everton and Barcelona vs Villarreal

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Chelsea and Everton meet in the Premier League and Barcelona host Villarreal on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

TV money for the Premier League

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Is the Premier League benefiting from a TV rights bubble, or is their latest reported deal just part of a new normal for sports? Read More

Soccer News Update: The January USMNT camp

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann is open to January camp changes and the Premier League has money to spend in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

USMNT U-20s drawn into Group A for FIFA U-20 World Cup

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The USMNT U-20s got their World Cup group assignment on Tuesday, playing in Group A against hosts New Zealand. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Spurs

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Liverpool host Spurs at Anfield on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule along with the Copa Libertadores on Fox Deportes. Read More

One game for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund

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Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund all took a measured response to their results over the weekend. Read More

Soccer News Update: Gyasi Zardes plays for the USMNT

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The soccer news update has plenty on Gyasi Zardes and his play for the USMNT against Panama before turning to the Premier League. Read More

Good results for USMNT players in the Premier League and Championship

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Geoff Cameron setup Stoke City's equalizer in the Premier League and Danny Williams scored for Reading in the Championship. Read More

USMNT 2 – Panama 0

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The USMNT finished their annual camp with a 2-0 shutout of Panama in a friendly on Sunday. Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey scored. Read More

USMNT vs Panama: Welcome investment in a winter camp friendly

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The USMNT prepares for Panama with the head coach questioning fitness and players looking for opportunities. Read More

For Panama, revenge can wait against the USMNT

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Panama missed out on a World Cup chance courtesy of a USMNT comeback on the final day of CONCACAF Hexagonal qualifying. Read More

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid and Everton vs Liverpool

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It's a weekend of derbies with Madrid, North London, and Merseyside on the soccer TV schedule along with USMNT vs Panama. Read More

Soccer News Update: Premier League money

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The Premier League is set to make more money from its TV deal in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Borussia Dortmund: “No one is alone here”

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Borussia Dortmund might be at the bottom of the Bundesliga, but the club still needs Jurgen Klopp as its coach. Read More

Aron Johannsson scores in AZ win

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Aron Johannsson and AZ picked up three points on Thursday with Johannsson scoring the only goal against Ajax. Read More

Soccer TV: River Plate vs San Lorenzo in the Recopa Sudamericana

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Libertadores champions River Plate and Sudamericana winners San Lorenzo meet in the first-leg of the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana on Fox Deportes. Read More

Playing for the Cup in England

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Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal increases the pressure on himself and his squad by focusing on the FA Cup. Read More

Soccer News Update: Back and forth over USMNT fitness

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Another day of USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's fitness comments dominating the American soccer news cycle. Read More

Bolton Wanderers exit FA Cup to Liverpool

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Bolton Wanderers and Fulham exit the 2014-15 FA Cup in the midweek roundup of USMNT players in Europe. Read More

What is Cubo Torres doing at Chivas?

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Erick "Cubo" Torres isn't getting games for Chivas in their fight against relegation in Liga MX. Read More

2015 US Open Cup adds fixed bracket for Round of 16

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The 2015 US Open Cup introduces geographic pairings from the Round of 16 through to the semifinals. Read More

Miami Beckham United needs a stadium

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Miami Beckham United may have a temporary home, but permanence is needed as MLS considers expansion. Read More

Soccer TV: Ghana vs Equatorial Guinea

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Ghana and Equatorial Guinea meet in the semifinals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The Bundesliga after the break

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Bayern Munich aren't winning in the Bundesliga following the winter break, and this makes for a better league. Read More

Soccer News Update: Klinsmann’s words

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Wednesday's soccer news update has quick responses to USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's latest interview. Read More

R.I.P. Frank Borghi

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USMNT goalkeeper Frank Borghi died on Monday. Borghi was in goal for the USMNT in the 1-0 win over England at the 1950 World Cup. Read More

Is Toronto FC winning the MLS offseason?

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Toronto FC is bringing more than just marquee players to MLS, suggesting the kind of squad that will be tough to beat in 2014. Read More

StubHub Center is good to the USMNT

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StubHub Center is a regular host for USMNT training and friendlies, becoming one of several homes for the National Team. Read More

Soccer TV: Bolton vs Liverpool and Real Madrid vs Sevilla

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Bolton host Liverpool in a 2014-15 FA Cup Fourth Round replay on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The entertainment value of the January transfer window

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The January transfer window didn't impress, but that might not be a bad thing for the quality of play in European soccer. Read More

Soccer News Update: The Galaxy visit the White House

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Tuesday's soccer news update has the Galaxy meeting the President and the January transfer window closing. Read More

Tim Cahill leaves New York Red Bulls

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Tim Cahill leaves the New York Red Bulls by mutual consent with the Australian international in demand overseas. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Cambridge United and Bayern Munich vs Schalke

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Manchester United and Cambridge United replay their FA Cup Fourth Round game on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

FIFA politics and the 2015 presidential election

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The 2015 FIFA presidential election cycle reaches stage two with FIFA's bureaucracy already hard at work. Read More

Soccer News Update: MLS business and the top of the Premier League

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Sporting Kansas City CEO Robb Heinemann talks to Sports Business Journal in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Aston Villa lose to Arsenal in the Premier League, goal for Aron Johannsson

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Aston Villa had a tough Sunday with a loss at Arsenal. Read More