USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

Will it ever be MLS vs the World?

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MLS might play foreign clubs, but right now there's no way to really know how they would do in a game that counts. Read More

Fanendo Adi wins MLS Player of the Week

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Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi scored twice in the win over Seattle and takes MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 17. Read More

Soccer News: Scheduling in MLS

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The soccer news focuses on MLS with teams choosing friendlies over the US Open Cup and the Philadelphia Union drawing attention. Read More

The designated player turnaround in MLS

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Things went from good to bad for the LA Galaxy last week and NYCFC lost a derby, but both clubs are waiting on designated players. Read More

Soccer News: Brazil is out of the 2015 Copa America

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Monday's soccer news has Brazil bowing out of the 2015 Copa America at the quarterfinal stage in Chile. Read More

MLS Week 17: Red Bulls win New York derby

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Week 17 was Rivalry Week in MLS with the Red Bulls winning the New York derby and Portland beating the Sounders in the Northwest. Read More

Soccer TV: NYCFC vs New York Red Bulls and Portland vs Seattle

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It's Rivalry Week in MLS with the big games on Sunday's soccer TV schedule. NYCFC hosts the Red Bulls and Portland plays Seattle. Read More

Naming it Atlanta United FC

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The Atlanta expansion franchise has a name with the club deciding to call itself United and raise questions about identity in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: ESPN adjusts its MLS schedule

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ESPN decides to move MLS coverage from ESPN2 to the main channel and Atlanta gets a name in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Former USMNT youth player David Johnson tries again

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At 31, David Johnson is trying for a comeback eight years after back injuries derailed a promising career for the USMNT youth player. Read More

Soccer TV: FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo

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FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo meet in the Texas derby as part of MLS Rivalry Week on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Can a bad week determine an MLS season?

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The Seattle Sounders lost their second MLS game in a row, a week after a tough loss in the US Open Cup cost them players and options. Read More

Soccer News: The Galaxy beats Portland

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The LA Galaxy got a big win and a goal from Robbie Rogers while the Swiss investigation into FIFA continues in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Shutouts in MLS Week 17

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Shutouts dominated the Wednesday results as Week 17 of the 2015 MLS season got an early start and a rivalry win for Toronto FC. Read More

Who runs your MLS team?

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It's a simple question, but the Andrea Pirlo situation with NYCFC shows that in MLS the answer can be complicated. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann’s 2015 Gold Cup roster

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Jurgen Klinsmann's Gold Cup roster choices for the USMNT get the media's attention in Wednesday's soccer news update. Read More

USMNT 2015 Gold Cup roster

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USMNT Jurgen Klinsmann finalized his 2015 Gold Cup roster, naming the 23 players that will represent the United States. Read More

Gyasi Zardes wins MLS Player of the Week

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The LA Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes is MLS Player of the Week for Week 15 of the 2015 season with a goal and two assists. Read More

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers

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The LA Galaxy plays the Portland Timbers in MLS action on the Wednesday soccer TV schedule with Chile and Uruguay in the Copa America. Read More

Parma won’t worry European soccer

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The Serie A club Parma officially went bankrupt on Monday, setting it up as the latest example of what can go wrong in pro soccer. Read More

Soccer News: Europa League qualifying

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The Europa League announces the games for the first qualifying round and the Bundesliga explains how to set a schedule. Read More

5 MLS sophomores in 2015

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Clemente Lisi looks at five MLS players in 2015 trying to play up to the standard they set in their rookie seasons. Read More

MLS by design

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MLS has only itself to blame for the lackluster quality of soccer on display in 2015, a season that's still about free agency. Read More

Soccer News: Playing for NYCFC

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NYCFC might be about to add another big name player as Monday's soccer news update starts the week with rumors. Read More

MLS Week 16: Things get worse for Seattle

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The Seattle Sounders lost to San Jose at home, the Red Bulls failed to convert two penalties, and RSL ended Sporting KC's win streak. Read More

Grading a busy month for US National Teams

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Charles Boehm looks at the play of the USMNT at U-20, U-23, and senior level and grades the overall performance of the program. Read More

MLS contenders at the halfway point

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With the 2015 MLS season nearing the halfway point, Jason Davis names his three contenders for MLS Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: DC United vs New England Revolution

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DC United hosts the New England Revolution on Sunday and the Women's World Cup and Copa America continue on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is fair play possible?

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Soccer is in a leadership crisis, making it easy to overlook a basic question of fairness at international and club level. Read More

Soccer News: A name for Atlanta’s MLS team

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Atlanta sets a date to name its MLS expansion team and Seattle's owner talks about the US Open Cup in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas

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The Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas meet in an MLS regular season game and the Copa America continues on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

UEFA loses the transfer window

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UEFA seems to be losing the European super clubs who look to spend whatever it takes during the summer 2015 transfer window. Read More

Soccer News: That FIFA movie fails at the box office

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Thursday's soccer news update has FIFA's movie bombing at the US box office and problems for Brazil at the Copa America. Read More

Cosmos down NYCFC in 2015 US Open Cup Fourth Round

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The New York Cosmos and the Charlotte Independence advanced in the Fourth Round of the 2015 US Open Cup. Read More

The Cosmos vs MLS

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The Cosmos get another shot at a New York area MLS team in the Open Cup, a tournament where the club is built to compete. Read More

Soccer News: The 2015-16 Premier League schedule

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The 2015-16 Premier League schedule is out and the Swiss investigation into FIFA corruption picks up in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Seattle Sounders exit the 2015 US Open Cup

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The Seattle Sounders had a tough night in the US Open Cup, losing to Portland in the Fourth Round and finishing with seven players. Read More

David Villa wins Week 15 MLS Player of the Week

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NYCFC's David Villa wins his second MLS Player of the Week award in 2015, taking Week 15 honors with a goal and an assist against Montreal. Read More

Soccer TV: Brazil vs Colombia

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Brazil plays Colombia in Group C at the 2015 Copa America and the 2015 Women's World Cup continues on Wednesday's soccer TV. Read More

FIFA needs an outside authority

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FIFA insists on fixing itself, relying on its own authority to move forward rather than bringing in someone outside of soccer. Read More

Soccer News: The UEFA co-efficient

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The UEFA co-efficient changes nothing among the top seven countries and Milan gets a new coach in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Portugal vs Italy

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Portugal and Italy meet in an international soccer friendly in Geneva and the Women's World Cup continues on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is there such a thing as a lame duck FIFA president?

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Filed under not at all surprising, European media reports have FIFA president Sepp Blatter reconsidering his resignation. Read More

Soccer News: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup over for the USMNT

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The soccer news for Monday has the USMNT exiting the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and reports of a new team for Bobby Wood. Read More

MLS Week 15: Wins for the expansion teams, shutout for Seattle

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Class of 2015 expansion teams NYCFC and Orlando City both picked up three points in week 15 of the MLS season. Read More

USMNT exits 2015 U-20 World Cup to Serbia on penalties

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The USMNT lost to Serbia on penalties on Sunday in the quarterfinal round of the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. Read More

NYCFC, Orlando City, and the MLS expansion season

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The 98 Chicago Fire did later expansion teams no favors by setting a ridiculous standard for a first year club in MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: DC United vs Orlando City

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DC United and Orlando City try to return the focus to the club game in a busy weekend for international soccer on the TV schedule. Read More

Klinsmann makes Gold Cup decisions

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's preliminary Gold Cup roster already tells us a lot about his plan's for the CONCACAF championship. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT does well in the TV ratings

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Friday's soccer news has the work Bob Bradley is doing with Stabaek and the work Jurgen Klinsmann needs to do with the USMNT. Read More

Marching on: Cameron Carter-Vickers helps USMNT U-20s extend run at World Cup

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Charles Boehm speaks to USMNT U-20 player Cameron Carter-Vickers. Read More

Soccer TV: Mexico vs Bolivia

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Mexico opens its Group A schedule at the 2015 Copa America and the US Women are on national television in Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT beats Germany

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Thursday's soccer news has the media response to the USMNT's win over Germany from both sides of the Atlantic. Read More

The USMNT beats the Netherlands, Germany, and cynicism

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The USMNT pulled off back-to-back results in Europe with wins over the Netherlands and Germany while making a bigger point. Read More

Germany 1 – USMNT 2

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The USMNT closed out their European trip with another win over a highly ranked opponent, beating world champions Germany. Read More

USMNT provisional roster for the 2015 Gold Cup

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US Soccer submitted its provisional roster for the 2015 Gold Cup, naming retired defender DaMarcus Beasley among 35 players. Read More

Mexico in the 2015 Copa America

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Mexico scheduled the Copa America and the Gold Cup for this summer, meaning a weaker version of El Tri in South America. Read More

Soccer TV: Spain vs Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is on the road at Spain in a meeting of national teams ranked in the top 15 on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT in Germany

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It's game day for the USMNT in Cologne as they face Germany in an international friendly with the previews in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

USMNT advances in 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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The USMNT will play Serbia in the 2015 U-20 World Cup quarterfinals after shutting out Colombia 1-0 in the Round of 16. Read More

The 2015 Spring Season ends in the NASL

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Barring a ridiculous final weekend in the NASL, the New York Cosmos will win the Spring championship as the league quickly regroups. Read More

Soccer TV: Germany vs USMNT

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The USMNT returns to action on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule, playing defending World Cup champions Germany in Cologne. Read More

Sebastian Giovinco wins MLS Player of the Week again

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco becomes the first player in 2015 to win back-to-back MLS Player of the Week awards. Read More

Preview: Germany vs USMNT

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The USMNT closes out its tour of Europe with a friendly against Germany five days after the comeback against the Netherlands. Read More

Soccer News: DC United gets its stadium

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The USMNT prepares to play Germany in a high profile game and DC United gets stadium approval in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

USMNT vs Germany – 5 Games

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The USMNT has had many memorable encounters with Germany and Clemente Lisi picks five in advance of Wednesday's friendly. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Colombia

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The USMNT plays Colombia in the Round of 16 at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Wednesday morning on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT wins in Amsterdam

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The USMNT players are well aware that it was just a friendly, but that doesn't change the importance of a comeback in Monday's soccer news. Read More

MLS Week 14: Road wins and red cards

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Winning on the road was the story in Week 14, with NYCFC getting its first away win and Orlando City also picking up road points. Read More

Netherlands 3 – USMNT 4

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The USMNT opened their European tour with a 4-3 win over the Netherlands at Amsterdam Arena on Friday in an international soccer friendly. Read More

DC United in the suburbs

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DC United suddenly has a new suitor for a soccer-specific stadium, but it would require a move to the suburbs. Read More

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Barcelona

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Juventus and Barcelona play for the Champions League title and the Women's World Cup begins on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Game day for the USMNT

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The USMNT plays the Netherlands and there are plenty of Champions League final previews in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

U-20 World Cup: USMNT 0 – Ukraine 3

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The USMNT lost to Ukraine 3-0 in their Group A finale at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Both teams advance to the knockout round. Read More

Soccer TV: Netherlands vs USMNT

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The USMNT is back in action on Friday's soccer TV schedule against the Netherlands and the U-20s play in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Read More

Preview: Netherlands vs USMNT

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The FIFA international calendar creates an interesting scenario for the Netherlands at home on Friday in a friendly against the USMNT. Read More

Soccer News: Chuck Blazer testimony

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The unsealing of Chuck Blazer's testimony added another dimension to the FIFA corruption issues in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

MLS Scores: Wins for DC United, Philadelphia, and Montreal

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Week 14 of the 2015 MLS season started with home wins for DC United, the Philadelphia Union, and the Montreal Impact. Read More

Chivas USA has a silver lining

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Is it coincidence that things started going better for several former Chivas USA players following MLS closing down the troubled club? Read More

No one knows FIFA’s future

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FIFA as we know it might be on the way out, but that doesn't necessarily mean a brighter future for world soccer's governing body. Read More

FIFA and the process of reform

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Even president Sepp Blatter's announcement that he's stepping down carries with it another example of FIFA's unwieldy bureaucracy. Read More

Soccer News: The response to a resignation

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter's resignation takes over the soccer news for Wednesday as the politics continue for world soccer. Read More

Reaching the limits for soccer on TV

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The group stages from the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the Toulon U-23 tournament are available on US TV and this might not be a good thing. Read More

Blatter resigns

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced he will resign days after being reelected as president of world soccer's governing body. Read More

Is La Liga the best league in the world?

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A La Liga club is already Europa League champions and Barcelona could make it two for two in Europe for Spain's league on Saturday. Read More

Soccer TV: Peru vs Mexico

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Mexico continues its pre-Copa America preparations with a friendly in Lima against Peru on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Sebastian Giovinco wins MLS Player of the Week

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco wins the Week 13 MLS Player of the Week award with two assists in a win over San Jose. Read More

Soccer News: CONCACAF plays on

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CONCACAF sets the groups for the 2015-16 Champions League and there's another round of issues for FIFA in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

2015 U-20 World Cup: New Zealand 0 – USMNT 4

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The USMNT shutout New Zealand 4-0 in Group A at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, advancing to the knockout round with a game left. Read More

Soccer TV: New Zealand vs USMNT U-20s

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The USMNT plays New Zealand in their second group stage game at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Aston Villa’s FA Cup run

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Aston Villa loses the 2014-15 FA Cup final and its more news in the aftermath of the FIFA presidential election in Monday's soccer news. Read More

Shame is not FIFA’s game

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter went public with what he thought motivated last week's arrests of FIFA officials in Zurich. Read More

USMNT roster for Netherlands and Germany

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann names his 22-player squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany. Read More

Queretaro loses 2015 Liga MX Clausura

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Queretaro made up three goals in its Clausura final series with Santos Laguna, but lost the title 5-2 on aggregate. Read More

MLS Week 13: Montreal and games played

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The Montreal Impact have games in hand but that requires winning them, something that didn't happen in Week 13 of the MLS season. Read More