USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

Club America lifts the trophy

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Club America eventually did as expected and won the CONCACAF Champions League, once again making the case for Liga MX. Read More

Soccer TV: Houston vs Dallas and Real Salt Lake vs San Jose

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It's two Western Conference match-ups in MLS on Friday's soccer TV schedule, starting with the Houston Dynamo hosting FC Dallas. Read More

What to make of the Montreal Impact

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The Montreal Impact didn't win a tournament that means an annual entry into another tournament that CONCACAF can't win. Read More

Soccer News: Montreal exits the Champions League

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Thursday's soccer news where the Montreal Impact loses but a USMNT player wins as the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League concludes. Read More

Montreal loses Champions League, New York draws Colorado

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Club America is the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League winners, beating Montreal 5-3 on aggregate to take the title. Read More

Trying to avoid the American soccer hype

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Bradford Jamieson is the latest American soccer player to show potential, and maybe for now that's more than enough. Read More

Soccer TV: Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia and Granada vs Espanyol

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The Derbi de la Comunitat between Rayo Vallecano and Valencia highlights Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is Bayern Munich a super club in crisis?

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Bayern Munich won't win Germany's domestic cup this season, but does that mean much when they're already German champions? Read More

Soccer News: Montreal really is playing for a title

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Wednesday is the Montreal Impact's chance at taking the CONCACAF Champions League title, the main story in the soccer news. Read More

Is Philadelphia the worst team in MLS?

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The Philadelphia Union might already be the worst team in the Eastern Conference, with only games played keeping them up the table. Read More

Soccer TV: Montreal Impact vs Club America

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The Montreal Impact and Club America play for the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League title on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Ethan Finlay wins MLS Player of the Week

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Ethan Finlay is MLS Player of the Week for Week 8 with two goals and an assist in the Columbus Crew's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Union. Read More

CONCACAF lets down its Champions League

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CONCACAF did nothing to treat the Montreal Impact fairly in the aftermath of Evan Bush's suspension for the second-leg of the final. Read More

Soccer News: Montreal and Bayern Munich

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Montreal needs a new goalkeeper for the Champions League and Bayern Munich look to advance in the Cup in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Cohesion, control, and the year ahead for USMNT U-23s

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The USMNT U-23s face a tough year under coach Andi Herzog with qualifying for the Olympics only a step. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

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Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal semifinals on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Garber vs Klinsmann all over again

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MLS commissioner Don Garber used a meeting with sports editors to repeat his issues with USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Tim Howard blanks Manchester United

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Tim Howard and Everton picked up an unlikely shutout over Manchester United as we roundup the USMNT club scores. Read More

MLS Week 8: Scoring four

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MLS Week 8 saw several teams score four goals, and that wasn't always enough for the win. Read More

#MSL4Montreal is about MLS, not Montreal

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MLS might be encouraging league-wide support of Montreal in the Champions League, but that's missing the point of club identity. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Chelsea

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Arsenal plays Chelsea in a top of the Premier League game on Sunday as we preview the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Enter the Europa

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Does the Europa League need another revamp and is there a case for a return to an older version of a European club competition? Read More

Soccer News: Sacha Kljestan and Tim Ream

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Sacha Kljestan gets a video profile and Tim Ream is once again Bolton Wanderers' Player of the Year in Friday's soccer news. Read More

A tough week for Mexican soccer

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El Tri's senior and U-23 squads both lost to the USMNT and Club America couldn't beat Montreal in a tough week for Mexican soccer. Read More

Soccer TV: Chicago vs NYCFC and Colorado vs Dallas

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Two MLS games highlight Friday's soccer TV schedule, with NYCFC on the road at Chicago and Colorado hosting FC Dallas. Read More

Soccer’s knowledge gap

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Is it asking too much of soccer broadcasters to have a wide working knowledge of what's happening across leagues and tournaments? Read More

Soccer News: U23s win

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It was a good night for the USMNT U-23s and the Montreal Impact in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Reading 0 – Birmingham City 1

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Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City picked up three points in the Championship at the expense of Danny Williams's Reading on Wednesday. Read More

CCL: Club America 1 – Montreal Impact 1

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Club America and the Montreal Impact drew 1-1 in the opening leg of the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League final series. Read More

USMNT U-23s 3 – Mexico 0

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The USMNT U-23s shutout Mexico 3-0 at Stub Hub Center in a warm-up game as the region prepares for Olympic qualifying. Read More

MLS exists in a bubble

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Relative to scale, MLS benefits more than most from the sports rights bubble and that means an uncertain future for the league. Read More

Soccer TV: Napoli vs Wolfsburg and Zenit vs Sevilla

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Napoli has a sizable lead over Wolfsburg in a meeting of Serie A and the Bundesliga in the Europa League on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Disparity in the Champions League

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Bayern Munich's Champions League comeback wasn't exactly remarkable considering the strength of the team. Read More

Soccer News: The Impact at Azteca

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The Montreal Impact could make the case for themselves, Canadian soccer, and MLS in Wednesday's soccer news update. No pressure then. Read More

Red Bulls rising

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The New York Red Bulls turned an off season uproar into a strong start to the 2015 MLS regular season. Read More

What is Edmonton doing in the NASL?

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Edmonton FC is an NASL club on its own, with no local rivals even by North American standards and playing in a tiny stadium. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and Monaco vs Juventus

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The quarterfinal round of the 2014-15 Champions League concludes and the CONCACAF Champions League final begins on Wednesday's soccer TV. Read More

Fabian Castillo wins MLS Player of the Week

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Fabian Castillo is MLS Player of the Week for Week 7 after scoring twice early in one of the longest games in MLS history. Read More

Juventus plays for respect in the Champions League

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Juventus face an interesting end to the 2014-15 Champions League, needing results not just for itself but for Serie A. Read More

Soccer News: PSG and a throne

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PSG borrows from Game of Thrones to recast the struggle for the Ligue 1 title in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

USMNT vs Mexico: The grudge match(es?) ahead

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Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is well aware what his team will play for this summer, and he's also not shy about reminding the USMNT. Read More

USMNT U-23 squad for Mexico friendly

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USMNT U-23 coach Andy Herzog named 20 players to a camp roster that concludes later this month with a friendly against Mexico at StubHub Center. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs PSG and Bayern Munich vs Porto

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Both PSG and Bayern Munich are trying to come back from 3-1 losses as the Champions League resumes on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Ajax and the organization

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The situation at Ajax is a lesson across soccer for what happens when theory ends up well ahead of practice. Read More

Soccer News: Borussia Dortmund’s coach

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Borussia Dortmund has a new coach for next season and other clubs are considering changes in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Aston Villa advance to the FA Cup final

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Aston Villa take their spot in the 2014-15 FA Cup final while Danny Williams and Reading came very close to joining them. Read More

MLS Week 7: Lightning strikes

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MLS Week 7 had a game last over four hours and disappointments for both expansion teams as we roundup the scores from the weekend. Read More

Choosing between the USMNT and El Tri

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There's a generation of Americans faced with choosing between the two biggest nations in CONCACAF, and that includes players. Read More

Soccer TV: Reading vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Liverpool

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It's the FA Cup on the weekend soccer TV schedule with Reading playing Arsenal on Saturday and Aston Villa against Liverpool on Sunday. Read More

Campaigning for the FIFA presidency

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The FIFA presidential campaigns focus on the World Cup almost exclusively as they build support for the 65th FIFA Congress. Read More

Soccer News: Next season in the Premier League

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There are weeks remaining in the 2014-15 Premier League season but the news is already shifting to what happens over the summer. Read More

MLS: NYCFC 1 – Philadelphia Union 1

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The Philadelphia Union take four points from two games with NYCFC, winning in Week 6 and drawing on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Read More

Soccer TV: Tijuana vs Chivas and New York vs San Jose

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Tijuana and Chivas meet at the top of the Liga MX table and the Red Bulls try to stay undefeated on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Dos-A-Cero all over again

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The USMNT picks up another 2-0 win at the expense of Mexico and Bundesliga coaches opting for the Premier League in the soccer news. Read More

Does CONCACAF need a fourth World Cup spot?

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Is it too easy to overlook an obvious question whenever CONCACAF resumes its push for a fourth World Cup spot? Read More

USMNT 2 – Mexico 0

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The USMNT picked up a friendly win over Mexico on Aug 15, 2015 with a 2-0 shutout at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Read More

USMNT vs Mexico in 1995

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The modern era of USMNT vs Mexico can trace its first big moments to 1995, at least from a USA perspective. Read More

USMNT on temporary grass: Short-term memories, permanent problem?

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The issue of providing an appropriate playing surface for soccer is back in play with questions over the Alamodome field. Read More

Soccer TV: Wolfsburg vs Napoli and Sevilla vs Zenit

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The Europa League is back on Thursday's soccer TV schedule, with Wolfsburg playing Napoli on Fox Sports 1. Read More

Spurs to play MLS All-Stars

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MLS officially announced the opponent for the 2015 MLS All-Star Game, with the All-Stars playing Premier League club Spurs. Read More

2015 International Champions Cup teams

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The 2015 International Champions Cup will have three MLS teams joining international super clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United. Read More

The myth of the motivator coach

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In pro soccer, there's still the idea that a coach can find success and work at the top level mainly through motivating players. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT vs Mexico brings the banter

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The USMNT and Mexico games normally bring out something in everyone from fans, to players, to pundits in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Penedo wins MLS Player of the Week

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Jaime Penedo accomplishes a rarity in Major League Soccer as a goalkeeper winning the MLS Player of the Week award. Read More

Breaking into Klinsmann’s USMNT

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Jurgen Klinsmann's setup for the USMNT might make it difficult for skilled players to break into the squad. Read More

Is Real Salt Lake the San Jose Sharks of MLS?

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Real Salt Lake is already drawing a parallel to a struggling club in the NHL, and it doesn't flatter either of them. Read More

Mexico looks at options against the USMNT

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Mexico will use the USMNT friendly on Wednesday to tweak its roster ahead of two tournaments this summer. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Mexico

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The USMNT hosts Mexico on Wednesday's soccer schedule and the Champions League quarterfinals continue on Fox Sports. Read More

It’s no longer an audition for the USMNT

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The USMNT might be playing outside of an international release window on Wednesday, but the scope of the team has changed. Read More

Soccer News: Ready for USMNT vs Mexico

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It's USMNT vs Mexico preview time in Tuesday's soccer news, with several angles getting media attention. Read More

San Antonio the perfect meeting place for USMNT vs Mexico

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The USMNT vs Mexico rivalry is about more than the teams on the field, as Charles Boehm explains. Read More

Q&A with USMNT and AZ striker Aron Johannsson

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Clemente Lisi interviews USMNT and AZ striker Aron Johannsson about recovering from injury and scoring goals in the Eredivisie. Read More

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid and Juventus vs Monaco

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Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid meet in a Champions League quarterfinal derby on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT and Mexico rosters

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Monday's soccer news has USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talking about playing Mexico and the aftermath of the Manchester derby. Read More

Is parity the point of club soccer?

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UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations are about cost control, not parity and that might not mean a lot for European soccer. Read More

USMNT roster for Mexico friendly

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The USMNT roster for Wednesday's friendly against Mexico is set, with US Soccer making the announcement on Sunday. Read More

Aston Villa upset Spurs

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Aston Villa pick up six points in a strong week of play that saw them beat QPR and Spurs as we roundup the results for USMNT players. Read More

MLS Week 6: The return of 4-0

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The big stories of MLS Week 6 were Vancouver getting a lopsided win and several teams unable to put their shots on target. Read More

Keeping USMNT vs Mexico special

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Jason Davis wonders if we're heading toward peak friendly when it comes to the USMNT hosting Mexico in games that don't count. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Manchester City

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Manchester United host Manchester City in a Premier League derby and the clubs separated by a point on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

European club soccer isn’t the Premier League

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The Premier League is making enough money to support all of its clubs, but that isn't the case across Europe. Read More

Soccer News: Update on Eddie Johnson

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Friday's soccer news has The Washington Post updating the health issues USMNT forward Eddie Johnson faces. Read More

Club America stays in the CCL

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Club America came roaring back at the Estadio Azteca to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final against Montreal. Read More

Soccer TV: Queretaro vs Tijuana and Dallas vs Colorado

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Friday's soccer TV schedule has USMNT players meeting in Liga MX and Colorado trying to score goals in MLS. Read More

Aston Villa at the edge

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Aston Villa had a season in trouble but a new manager and an in form striker can make the difference near the bottom of the Premier League. Read More

Soccer News: Coach Myernick

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The National Soccer Hall of Fame election results gives us a chance to remember what made Mooch Myernick special. Read More

Mexico names a Liga MX squad for USMNT friendly

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Mexico names its squad in advance of the friendly against the USMNT at San Antonio's Alamodome on Wednesday. Read More

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2 – Columbus Crew 2

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The Vancouver Whitecaps and Columbus Crew split the points at BC Place to start Week 6 of the 2015 MLS schedule. Read More

Gladbach exit the DFB Pokal

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Gladbach are out of the 2014-15 DFB Pokal after a penalty loss to Arminia Bielefeld. Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich advanced. Read More

MLS on the run

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MLS in 2015 is quickly becoming a league of speed, with clubs like FC Dallas deciding that playing faster is to their advantage. Read More

Keller elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

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Kasey Keller, Sigi Schmid, and Glenn Myernick make up the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Read More

Soccer TV: Athletic vs Valencia and Villarreal vs Espanyol

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Athletic host Valencia and Villarreal play Espanyol in La Liga action on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

What does MLS do with the Montreal Impact?

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The Montreal Impact's success in the CONCACAF Champions League creates a problem for MLS that they may not even choose to notice. Read More

Soccer News: MLS in the UK

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MLS has a UK presence and a potential new fan base in Wednesday's soccer news update while another case impacts European soccer. Read More

Premier League: Aston Villa 3 – QPR 3

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Aston Villa drew 3-3 with QPR in a Premier League game that kept space between Villa and the relegation zone. Read More

The Montreal Impact advance in the CONCACAF Champions League

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The Montreal Impact advanced to the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League title series via a tiebreaker over Alajuelense. Read More

Who are we to rain on the NASL’s parade?

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The NASL started its Spring season with plenty of momentum but not a lot of attractive soccer on the fields across the league. Read More

Soccer TV: Blackburn vs Liverpool and Club America vs Herediano

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The FA Cup Sixth Round replay between Blackbrun and Liverpool is on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Shaun Maloney wins MLS Player of the Week

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Shaun Maloney wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 5 of the 2015 season with an assist and a goal in the Chicago Fire's win over Toronto FC. Read More

CONCACAF club soccer

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Is the CONCACAF Champions League asking too much without doing the work needed within the region to create a competitive tournament? Read More

Soccer News: Bayern Munich turns it around

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The crisis that never was is over at Bayern Munich is over, with a win replacing a loss in the Bundesliga in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Aston Villa vs QPR and Alajuelenese vs Montreal

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The Tuesday soccer TV schedule has Aston Villa hosting QPR and the Montreal Impact playing for the Champions League. Read More

Soccer News: Tifo and tissues

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A Ligue 1 club goes next level with their tifo display and Caleb Porter doesn't want to borrow a tissue in Monday's soccer news. Read More

USMNT players abroad: Goal for Bedoya

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Alejandro Bedoya scored for Nantes and Tim Howard shutout Southampton in the weekend roundup for USMNT players. Read More

MLS Week 5: Chicago in the East

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Chicago looked strong at home in Week 5 of the 2015 MLS season, but accuracy was a problem for several teams. Read More

MLS chooses to play through

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MLS makes the choice to ignore the international release windows rather than consider the quality of its games. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Liverpool

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The club games return in Europe and Mexico with Arsenal hosting Liverpool in the Premier League on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Coming back in the Premier League

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NBC Sports gives American fans every Premier League game, and that means an interesting April at the wrong end of the table. Read More

Soccer News: Revs juggle

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Friday's soccer news update has the New England Revolution players entertaining and a case for the Championship. Read More

Montreal finally makes an impact

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In a move that surprised MLS, the Canadian champion Montreal Impact are the last team standing in the Champions League. Read More

The MLS injury season

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The injury list in MLS is already growing, stressing clubs early in the season that have to alter rosters without a lot of options. Read More

Soccer TV: Orlando City vs DC United

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The Friday MLS game returns to the soccer schedule with Orlando City hosting DC United at the Citrus Bowl. Read More

Vancouver’s Octavio Rivero wins Player of the Month

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Vancouver Whitecaps forward Octavio Rivero had the best opening month in MLS, winning the Player of the Month award. Read More

Is the soccer schedule broken?

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The international soccer schedule doesn't have enough space for National Teams, creating a tough situation for coaches. Read More

Soccer News: US pressure on FIFA

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Brian McBride talks about USMNT tactics and US senators appeal to FIFA in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

Mexico after March

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Mexico has a packed summer with the Copa America and Gold Cup on the schedule and several questions in need of answers. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann and guided discovery: What is the USMNT actually learning?

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Jurgen Klinsmann might be making his job harder by playing his players out of position over the friendly schedule. Read More

Is there a better way to build a National Team?

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The job of the National Team soccer coach isn't the same as directing player development, and that might be for a very good reason. Read More

Soccer News: Draw for the USMNT

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Wednesday's soccer news update has the aftermath of the 1-1 draw between the USMNT and Switzerland and new rules for agents. Read More