USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

Staying with an MLS club

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The list of the players staying with the same MLS club makes a point about the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake. Read More

Soccer TV: Switzerland vs USMNT

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The USMNT returns to action in a friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Paying attention to games that don’t count

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There's more at stake in world soccer than it might seem, with Europe intent on bringing an end to meaningless friendlies. Read More

Soccer News: MLS tries MLB

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Sporting Kansas City reenacts a baseball moment at Yankee Stadium and meaning from friendlies in Monday's soccer news. Read More

MLS Week 4: Tough conditions and lack of chances

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MLS had a first in Week 4 of the 2015 season, a league game finishing without either team putting a shot on goal. Read More

Soccer News: Goals vs Denmark

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Thursday's soccer news has the American media response to the Denmark vs USMNT friendly and money issues for the Premier League. Read More

Pattern recognition with the USMNT

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The criticisms directed at USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann are predictable, but they might be overlooking a bigger issue. Read More

Soccer TV: Spain vs Ukraine and England vs Lithuania

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It's Euro 2016 qualifying on the Friday soccer TV schedule with Spain playing Ukraine and England hosting Lithuania. Read More

What’s the road map? Deja vu strikes USMNT in Denmark loss

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Charles Boehm looks at the broader project for the USMNT under Jurgen Klinsmann. Read More

Soccer News: Divvying up Premier League money

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The Premier League shares its wealth with England's grassroots in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

The Premier League of the future

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The Premier League has it all right now, but it doesn't mean that they're the author of their own success. Read More

Soccer TV: Argentina vs El Salvador and Mexico vs Ecuador

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There are friendlies in the USA and games that count in Europe on an international weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Diagnosing the neutral site friendly in the USA

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The neutral site soccer friendly schedule starts early in Washington and New Jersey and makes a point about American soccer. Read More

Mexico has a tough summer schedule

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Mexico might tip its hand for this summer's Copa America and Gold Cup by what it does over its next two friendlies. Read More

Denmark 3 – USMNT 2

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The USMNT led twice against Denmark in an international friendly but were unable to stop Nicklas Bendtner who had a hat-trick. Read More

Minnesota United to become an MLS expansion team

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Minnesota United will join MLS as an expansion team in 2018 with commissioner Don Garber making the announcement on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Read More

MLS vs the NASL

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Jason Davis explains why the latest MLS expansion move might be good for MLS but not for American pro soccer. Read More

UEFA’s next move

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The Football Association is pushing to limit the number of foreign players in the Premier League with the support of UEFA. Read More

Soccer News: The Denmark friendly

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Wednesday's soccer news has the USMNT in Denmark and David Beckham in Miami with a timeline for an MLS expansion team. Read More

Playing in the new USL

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MLS turned the USL into its league of choice for player development, but it's now a league of differing ambitions. Read More

Soccer TV: Denmark vs USMNT and Germany vs Australia

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Denmark hosts the USMNT in an international friendly on ESPN as part of Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Bradley Wright-Phillips wins MLS Player of the Week

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips is the MLS Player of the Week for week 3 with a goal and an assist. Read More

The USMNT on the road against Denmark and Switzerland

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The USMNT benefits from UEFA pushing through changes to the international calendar, but that isn't an excuse for tinkering. Read More

Soccer News: Friendlies and politics

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In Tuesday's soccer news, UEFA reelects its president and the Football Association has a plan to rework Premier League squads. Read More

The return of the league of ties

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MLS had a tough Saturday with three scoreless games and a return to old questions about the quality of the league's soccer. Read More

Soccer News: Avaya Stadium opens

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The San Jose Earthquakes' new stadium and Jurgen Klinsmann's roster highlight the Monday soccer news. Read More

MLS Week 3: Draws, concerns, and a new stadium

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Week 3 of the 2015 MLS season saw San Jose open their new stadium amid a concerning number of draws and scoreless games. Read More

Fabian Johnson and Gladbach shutout Bayern Munich

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Fabian Johnson and Gladbach beat Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga as we wrap up the weekend results for Americans abroad. Read More

Klinsmann names USMNT roster for March 2015 friendlies

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The USMNT roster is set for the March international friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland. Read More

The future for Caleb Porter

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Caleb Porter changes tactics and with it the perception of what it will take for the American soccer coach to win international respect. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Liverpool and Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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Manchester United and Liverpool meet in the Premier League and Spain's el clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer vs the away goals rule

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The away goals rule has high profile critics, but it solves a problem that will always exist with two-leg series. Read More

Soccer News: The Champions League quarterfinals

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Friday's soccer news has the draw for the quarterfinal round of the 2014-15 Champions League and issues for both Manchester clubs. Read More

Everton exit the Europa League

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Everton ended their 2014-15 Europa League run in the Round of 16, losing to Dynamo Kyiv on a record setting night at the NSK Olimpijs'kyj. Read More

USMNT U-17s Q&A with Fox Sports’ Keith Costigan

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Charles Boehm interviews Fox soccer commentator Keith Costigan about the USMNT U-17s who qualified for the 2015 World Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: Hamburg vs Hertha BSC and Philadelphia vs Dallas

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Hamburg host Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga with both clubs trying to stay out of relegation trouble on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Should UEFA regionalize the Europa League?

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The Europa League is nobody's first choice, but UEFA could reorganize the tournament to make it better for fans. Read More

Soccer News: Blatter says no thanks to debate

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter makes the obvious choice when it comes to a public presidential debate in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

Montreal Impact win first-leg of Champions League semifinal

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The Montreal Impact have a two-goal lead in their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series with Alajuelense. Read More

Championship: Win for Lichaj and Nottingham Forest

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Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest picked up a win in the Championship on Wednesday, shutting out Rotherham United. Read More

Mexico in the Champions League

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Club America faces a challenge to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League and that's not the normal story for Liga MX. Read More

Playing with FC Dallas

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FC Dallas might not have entered the season as an MLS Cup favorite, but their early form shows that they're a team to watch. Read More

Soccer TV: Dynamo Kyiv vs Everton and Inter Milan vs Wolfsburg

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Everton travel to Kyiv in their Europa League Round of 16 second-leg on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The Arsenal problem

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Arsenal once again exited the Champions League in the Round of 16, adding to a recent reputation that doesn't fit the image of the club. Read More

Soccer News: Billy Beane at AZ

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The Wednesday soccer news has Oakland A's GM Billy Beane working as an adviser to Dutch club AZ and a CONCACAF Champions League upset. Read More

Does the MLS way of doing business make them leaders?

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For all the talk of business models when it comes to MLS, is the league missing something? Read More

David Villa wins MLS Player of the Week

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NYCFC forward David Villa won the MLS Player of the Week award for Week 2, scoring against New England in a 2-0 win. Read More

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

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Manchester City are on the road in Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

MLS expansion once again pushes into the conversation

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MLS chose to make another round of expansion an issue though the timing seems a bit odd so early in the 2015 season. Read More

Soccer News: Manchester City in the Premier and Champions Leagues

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Tuesday's soccer news update is all about Premier League managers at Manchester City and Sunderland. Read More

5 MLS DPs to watch in 2015

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It's another new dawn for designated players in MLS, with several big European names joining the league for the 2015 season. Read More

Soccer TV: Monaco vs Arsenal and Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen

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Monaco has a two-goal lead over Arsenal as their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series resumes on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Why is NYCFC such an easy target?

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Everybody already knows about the issues with NYCFC in MLS. Why do so many still insist on the constant reminders? Read More

Soccer News: Yankee Stadium soccer

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The soccer news update has the first MLS game at Yankee Stadium and a BBC Sport profile of a former original NASL owner. Read More

MLS Week 2 wins for Orlando City and NYCFC

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Week 2 of the 2015 MLS season was good for the expansion teams with Orlando City winning on the road and NYCFC winning at home. Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USMNT 0 – Jamaica 0 (5-4 pen)

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The USMNT advanced on penalties over Jamaica to take one of the four CONCACAF qualifying spots in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Read More

g win for Aston Villa in their relegation fight

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa shutout Sunderland in the Premier League in one of the highlights from USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Read More

Landon on TV: After all the goodbyes, a glimpse of another side

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Landon Donovan moved into TV work quicker than some expected, but he's already showing valuable skills as a soccer pundit. Read More

Another step for NYCFC

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It's an expansion season of expectation for NYCFC as they make their home debut at Yankee Stadium in front of a big crowd. Read More

Is it too soon to tell in MLS?

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It might only be week 2 of the 2015 MLS season, but there are already indications of what we might see from a few teams. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Spurs

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Manchester United host Spurs on the weekend soccer TV schedule with the Premier League table tight between 3rd and 7th-place. Read More

Playing in the money league

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Chelsea exiting the Champions League to PSG in the Round of 16 shows us the limits of the Champions League for the richest clubs. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann and the soccer media

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's media presentation and Chelsea after the Champions League exit are the stories in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Everton take the lead in Europa League Round of 16

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Everton took a first-leg lead in their 2014-15 Europa League Round of 16 series with Dynamo Kyiv, winning 2-1 at Goodison Park. Read More

USMNT Open Thread: Is the rugged Gold Cup draw a blessing or a trap?

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The USMNT got their schedule for this summer's Gold Cup and it's a tricky proposition for a tournament not known for difficulty. Read More

Soccer TV: Monaco vs Bastia and Bayer Leverkusen vs Stuttgart

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Monaco host Bastia in Ligue 1,, Stuttgart travel to Bayer in the Bundesliga, and the MLS Friday night slot continues on Friday's soccer TV. Read More

Playing like Schalke

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Schalke ended up in an uncomfortable position in the Champions League, beating Real Madrid in their second-leg but losing the series. Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USMNT 0 – Jamaica 1

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The USMNT faces a playoff on Sunday with a spot in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup on the line after losing to Jamaica in Group A. Read More

David Villa’s frustrating MLS debut

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David Villa's MLS experience started off difficult, but it's up to him to do what other players have done before - adjust to MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton vs Dynamo Kyiv and Wolfsburg vs Inter Milan

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Everton host Dynamo Kyiv and Wolfsburg play Inter Milan in the Europa League on Thursdays soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Finding the humor in Liga MX

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If you've been thinking that what Liga MX clubs really need is more American celebrity support, Tigres has you covered. Read More

The quality of play in MLS Week 1

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MLS week 1 had its high points, but it also had an unnecessary reminder that several MLS teams are still struggling with quality. Read More

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

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Chelsea host PSG in the Champions League Round of 16 and Bayern Munich and Shakhtar Donetsk play their second-leg tied 0-0 on Wednesday. Read More

Jozy Altidore wins MLS Player of the Week

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Jozy Altidore is the MLS Player of the Week for Week 1 of the 2015 season after scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Vancouver. Read More

How much does the Champions League matter?

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The Champions League is the reward for winning in Europe, but what if you're a second-tier club with no chance at the trophy? Read More

Soccer News: Selling soccer at Yankee Stadium

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NYCFC is selling the 400 level at Yankee Stadium, meaning another chance for a full stadium this weekend in MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Schalke and Porto vs Basel

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Real Madrid have a two goal lead over Schalke and Port and Basel are tied as the Champions League Round of 16 second-legs begin on Tuesday. Read More

The MLS expansion derby

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Orlando City and NYCFC may not be natural rivals, but an MLS version of a derby between the two might make more sense than you think. Read More

Soccer News: Big performances in MLS week 1

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The Monday soccer news starts with standout performances in MLS week 1 and the attendance roundup after the opening games. Read More

Aston Villa advance, assist for Johnson, goal for Johannsson

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The Bundesliga and Eredivisie had the headline results for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico, with Aron Johannsson scoring for AZ. Read More

MLS gets a marquee debut in week 1

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Orlando City and NYCFC made their MLS debuts and Jozy Altidore returned to the league with a two goal performance for Toronto FC. Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USMNT 2- Honduras 2

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The USMNT drew 2-2 with Honduras in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, staying top of the table with one game remaining in Group A. Read More

MLS averted a strike: What does it mean for American soccer?

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Charles Boehm takes a big picture look at what the MLS labor negotiations say about soccer in America. Read More

Soccer TV: Aston Villa vs West Brom and Orlando City vs NYCFC

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Aston Villa and West Brom get a quick rematch in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup and it's kickoff weekend for MLS in the soccer TV schedule. Read More

The most interesting team in MLS

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Picking the most interesting team in MLS isn't the same as picking the best team in MLS, as J Hutcherson previews the 2015 season. Read More

Soccer News: New sponsor for MLS

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Friday's soccer news has a new presenting sponsor for the MLS Cup playoffs and more responses to the MLS CBA deal. Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: Guatemala 1 – USMNT 4

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The USMNT picked up another win at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship on Thursday, beating Guatemala 4-1 in Group A. Read More

The Galaxy tries for six in 2015

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The LA Galaxy aren't necessary rebuilding, but filling Landon Donovan's role with the club is asking a lot even for the champions. Read More

20 things for MLS at 20

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Clemente Lisi has 20 reasons to pay attention to Major League Soccer in 2015 with the 20th season starting on Friday night. Read More

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs Chicago Fire

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The LA Galaxy and the Chicago Fire meet in the first game of the 2015 MLS regular season on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The MLS sense of style

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While waiting on a labor deal to start the season on time, MLS teams went ahead with their shirt announcements. Read More

Soccer News: The new MLS CBA

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MLS and the MLS Players Union announcing a new CBA is the big story for Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

DC United exits CONCACAF Champions League

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DC United was unable to turnaround a first-leg deficit and exited the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League to Alajuelense in the quarterfinals. Read More

MLS and MLSPU agree to new CBA

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MLS and the MLS Players Union announced a new collective bargaining agreement that will run through the next five seasons. Read More

Stoke City beat Everton and Gladbach advance in DFB Pokal

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Geoff Cameron subbed in early for Stoke City in a 2-0 shutout of Everton in the Premier League and Gladbach advanced in the DFB Pokal. Read More

MLS at 20

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With MLS chasing its 20th anniversary with a potential work stoppage, Jason Davis looks at the state of the league two decades in. Read More

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Fiorentina

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Juventus host Fiorentina in the first-leg of the 2014-15 Coppa Italia semifinals on beIN sport on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The new manager in the Premier League

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Aston Villa and Manchester City face different scenarios in the Premier League, but the role of the manager is crucial to both. Read More

Soccer News: MLS CBA talks go through the night

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Wednesday's soccer news update has several takes on what's happening with the MLS CBA talks as the negotiations continue. Read More

Montreal Impact advance in CONCACAF Champions League

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The Montreal Impact advanced to the semifinals of the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League on a tiebreaker over Liga MX club Pachuca. Read More

Aston Villa pick up three points

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Aston Villa climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone on Tuesday with a late winner against West Brom at Villa Park. Read More

Selling tickets in Sacramento

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The Sacramento Republic are doing the one thing that MLS has to notice, they're selling lots of tickets for NASL games. Read More

The USMNT U-17s build for the senior squad

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Charles Boehm speaks with USMNT U-17 coach Richie Williams about player development and advancing to the World Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: West Ham United vs Chelsea and Villarreal vs Barcelona

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The Premier League is in action on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule with leaders Chelsea at West Ham United. Read More

Is there a better version of MLS?

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With MLS in a labor battle with its union, Major League Soccer might be fighting against change that would make it a better league. Read More

Soccer News: Counting down in MLS

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In Tuesday's soccer news, there's no reported movement in the MLS CBA negotiations with the start of the season scheduled for Friday. Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: USMNT 2 – Trinidad & Tobago 0

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The USMNT won again at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, shutting out Trinidad & Tobago in Honduras. Read More

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