USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

The MLS version of authenticity

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MLS is looking back in its 20th season and its easy to forget what really turned a business model into a league of clubs. Read More

Soccer News: MLS nostalgia

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The 2015 MLS All-Star Game carried with it a wave of nostalgia for the early days of the league in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

MLS All-Stars 2 – Spurs 1

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The MLS All-Stars beat Spurs 2-1 to win the 2015 MLS All-Star Game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park with Kaka winning the MVP award. Read More

Herrera, Mexico, and Tigres

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Mexican soccer has had quite the few days, winning the Gold Cup, firing the coach, and now with a chance for Tigres to win the Libertadores. Read More

Didier Drogba in MLS

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Didier Drogba finally signs an MLS contract with the Montreal Impact offering a perfect fit for the former Premier League striker. Read More

Soccer News: MLS All-Star Wednesday

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The MLS All-Star Game is finally here in Wednesday's soccer news update with players joining in the discussion over its format. Read More

Soccer TV: MLS All-Stars vs Tottenham Hotspur

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The 2015 MLS All-Star Game is on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule with the All-Stars playing Spurs at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Read More

Tigres plays for CONCACAF

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Tigres finds itself in an interesting position in the Copa Libertadores, two games away from winning the CONMEBOL club title. Read More

Soccer News: Garber at the All-Star Game

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Tuesday's soccer news has MLS commissioner Don Garber holding a media session and UEFA president Michel Platini considering FIFA. Read More

USMNT will open World Cup Qualifying at Busch Stadium

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The USMNT will host the winner of St. Vincent & The Grenadines vs Aruba in a World Cup qualifier on November 13 in St Louis. Read More

5 Takeaways from the 2015 Gold Cup

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The 2015 Gold Cup concluded with Mexico champions and a lot of questions for teams and CONCACAF. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT vs Mexico for the Confederations Cup

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The soccer news has Mexico's Gold Cup win and attention quickly shifting to the Confederations Cup playoff in October. Read More

MLS Week 21: The expansion teams put on a show

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Week 21 of the 2015 MLS season saw NYCFC and Orlando City combine for eight goals at Yankee Stadium and Houston shock the Galaxy. Read More

Dempsey wins Golden Boot, Golden Glove for Guzan

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Clint Dempsey's seven Gold Cup goals wins the USMNT player the Golden Boot award for the 2015 tournament. Read More

USMNT 1 – Panama 1, Panama wins 3-2 on penalties

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The USMNT lost the 3rd-place game at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup on penalties to Panama on Saturday at PPL Park. Read More

Soccer on the radio after the Gold Cup loss

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Jason Davis explains what it's like hosting a soccer radio show the morning after the USMNT lost in the Gold Cup semifinals. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Panama and Jamaica vs Mexico

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The USMNT plays Panama in the 3rd-place game at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday with the Jamaica vs Mexico final on Sunday. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Panama for 3rd-place in the Gold Cup

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CONCACAF added the 3rd-place game to the 2015 Gold Cup, with the USMNT playing Panama at PPL Park on Saturday. Read More

Soccer News: Donovan in Sacramento

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Landon Donovan meets with Sacramento's mayor and Republic ownership more issues for FIFA in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

The future of the MLS All-Star Game

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The MLS All-Star Game is due for a change and it starts by making it an All-Star squad for both teams. Read More

Soccer TV: Veracruz vs Chivas and Real Salt Lake vs Sporting KC

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The 2015 Liga MX Apertura season starts on Friday's soccer TV schedule with Veracruz playing Chivas on Univision Deportes. Read More

Soccer News: Panama and the officiating

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Panama is the latest country to take issue with officiating at the Gold Cup, with the referee pointing to the spot in stoppage time. Read More

USMNT 1 – Jamaica 2

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The USMNT will play for 3rd-place in the 2015 Gold Cup after losing 2-1 to Jamaica at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Read More

Miguel Herrera and Mexico’s 2015 Gold Cup

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Though Mexico hasn't dominated at any point during the 2015 CONCACAF World Cup, that doesn't mean a coaching change is in order. Read More

Gold Cup: Jamaica look to change their USMNT paradigm

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Jamaica and the rest of CONCACAF knows what knocking out the USMNT means as the Gold Cup moves to the semifinal stage. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Jamaica

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The USMNT goes into Wednesday night's 2015 Gold Cup semifinal against Jamaica as the favorite at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT against Jamaica

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With the USMNT in action, the Wednesday soccer news update focuses on the Gold Cup, FIFA reform, and homegrown players in the Premier League. Read More

Philadelphia Union and Sporting KC advance in US Open Cup

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The Philadelphia Union and Sporting KC joined Real Salt Lake in the semifinals of the 2015 US Open Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Jamaica and Mexico vs Panama

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The USMNT plays Jamaica and Mexico faces Panama in the semifinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Robbie Keane wins MLS Player of the Week

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Robbie Keane wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 20 after his hat-trick in the Galaxy's comeback win over San Jose. Read More

FIFA plays its waiting game

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FIFA politics continues as usual with the organization pushing its presidential election to the end of February. Read More

Soccer News: Landon Donovan picks his team

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Landon Donovan takes another turn at coaching with the 2015 MLS Homegrown squad in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Galaxy vs Barcelona and San Jose vs Manchester United

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Prestige friendlies for MLS on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule with the Galaxy playing Barcelona and San Jose hosting Manchester United. Read More

Platini and the super clubs

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UEFA president Michel Platini has a vision for the Champions League that would restrain the super clubs from buying all of the top talent. Read More

Soccer News: The rest of the MLS All-Stars

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MLS announces the rest of its All-Stars and the Gold Cup quarterfinals end in controversy over a penalty call in Monday's soccer news. Read More

The summer soccer schedule is tough on MLS teams

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The Gold Cup is only part of the problem for MLS teams, with the friendly schedule also pushing teams to the brink this summer. Read More

MLS Week 20: Colorado upset and comeback for the Galaxy

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Colorado got the points in a surprise win at Seattle and the LA Galaxy came back in a big way against San Jose in MLS Week 20. Read More

USMNT 6 – Cuba 0

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The USMNT beat Cuba 6-0 in the 2015 Gold Cup quarterfinals at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium with Clint Dempsey scoring three goals. Read More

Another Gold Cup summer and the same issue for US Soccer

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The USMNT is in a familiar position, trying to get something useful out of playing through the wonder that is the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Read More

MLS after the Gold Cup group stage

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MLS gets international players back in Week 20 with exits and roster changes returning Gold Cup players to their clubs. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Cuba

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The USMNT plays Cuba in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Gold Cup on Saturday as part of the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Cuba

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The USMNT plays Cuba in the quarterfinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday in Baltimore on Fox after winning Group A. Read More

Soccer News: The Gold Cup in Baltimore

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The USMNT Gold Cup quarterfinal gets attention from the media in Friday's soccer news with the game on Saturday in Baltimore. Read More

Soccer without FIFA

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Whether or not FIFA can reform itself may not be the question as governments begin to ask tough questions about world soccer. Read More

Soccer News: The Senate hearing on FIFA corruption

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The US Senate held its Subcommittee hearing on FIFA corruption with plenty of takes on what was said in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Chicago Fire 0 – Columbus Crew 1

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The Chicago Fire had a tough night at home against the Columbus Crew with the score flattering them at only 1-0. Read More

The MLS All-Star Game isn’t about an MLS All-Star team

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MLS has its own definition for All-Star, and it's one enough fans share when choosing the players representing the league. Read More

Philadelphia and MLS lose to Bournemouth

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The Philadelphia Union lost 4-1 to Bournemouth in a friendly that does nothing to flatter Major League Soccer. Read More

Soccer News: Coming to MLS

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This transfer window has been strong for MLS, adding big name players to clubs that already have loaded rosters. Read More

The Galaxy can’t have everything

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The LA Galaxy are making news with player signings, but that didn't help them in the US Open Cup in a quarterfinal loss. Read More

Updated USMNT Gold Cup roster

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As expected, USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann made changes to his Gold Cup roster in advance of the quarterfinals. Read More

Soccer TV: Internacional vs Tigres

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Internacional and Tigres meet in the 2015 Copa America semifinals and Group B concludes at the Gold Cup with Mexico needing points. Read More

Sebastian Giovinco wins MLS Player of the Week

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco scored a hat trick to win MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 19, his third award in 2015. Read More

How to disrupt the rhythm of an MLS team

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MLS isn't getting out of its own way in 2015, making decisions that lead to teams not performing to their potential. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT waits for a quarterfinal opponent

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The USMNT picked up a point in its final Group A game and will wait to see who they play in Baltimore in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Gold Cup: Panama 1 – USMNT 1

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The USMNT needed an equalizer from Michael Bradley to finish undefeated in Group A at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Read More

Bastian in Manchester

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Manchester United adds another marquee player by buying Bastian Schweinsteiger in a super club era where the only option is to spend. Read More

Soccer News: The end of Group A

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Monday's soccer news update has the USMNT preparing for Panama at the Gold Cup and transfers in the Premier League. Read More

MLS Week 19: Goals at Yankee Stadium

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NYCFC fans didn't get the debut of Frank Lampard, but they did see an entertaining game in Week 19 of the 2015 MLS season. Read More

Preview: Panama vs USMNT

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Panama is the team feeling the pressure as they approach their Group A finale against a USMNT that's already advanced as the group winners. Read More

Gold Cup: USMNT 1 – Haiti 0

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The USMNT advanced to the knockout round of the 2015 Gold Cup as Group A winners after shutting out Haiti 1-0 at Gillette Stadium. Read More

Soccer TV: NYCFC vs Toronto FC and USMNT vs Panama

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NYCFC is set to debut Frank Lampard against Toronto FC on Sunday and the USMNT plays Panama in the Gold Cup on Monday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Draws at the Gold Cup

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Do the draws in the opening group stage games at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup show a region where the quality is improving? Read More

Soccer News: Landon Donovan the soccer coach

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Friday's soccer news has Landon Donovan returning to MLS to coach the Homegrown Team and the US Senate looking into FIFA corruption. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Haiti

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The USMNT plays Haiti on Friday night at Gillette Stadium as the top team in Group A at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Haiti

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The USMNT plays Haiti on Friday on Fox Sports 1 as the Group A schedule resumes at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Read More

USMNT feels the heat in gutsy Gold Cup opener

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The USMNT didn't dominate in their Gold Cup opener, but that's part of understanding how to win in CONCACAF. Read More

Soccer News: Another salary rule for MLS

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MLS announces its new Targeted Allocation Money rule in the latest tweak to how clubs pay players in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Italia 90 memories

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Clemente Lisi remembers the 1990 World Cup and what it continues to mean for the USMNT and American soccer. Read More

Steven Gerrard: “It’s all about success”

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The newest member of the LA Galaxy made his intentions clear, with Steven Gerrard speaking to the media. Read More

Soccer News: Atlanta United gets a logo

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It's Atlanta United's new logo and the match reports for the USMNT win over Honduras in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

The USMNT starts with a Group A win in Frisco

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The USMNT didn't need a reminder of what it takes to win in CONCACAF, and that's what they did to open their Gold Cup schedule. Read More

Gold Cup: USMNT 2 – Honduras 1

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The USMNT won its Group A opener at the 2015 Gold Cup with two goals from Clint Dempsey in the 2-1 win over Honduras. Read More

Robbie Keane wins MLS Player of the Week

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The LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane takes MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 18 for his three goals against Toronto FC. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT begins its 2015 Gold Cup run

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It's the start of Group A play in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Tuesday's soccer news , with Michael Bradley set for his 100th cap. Read More

2015 Gold Cup preview

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The USMNT opens its 2015 Gold Cup schedule knowing that another title means avoiding a playoff for the 2017 Confederations Cup spot. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Honduras and Panama vs Haiti

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The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup beings on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule with the USMNT in action against Honduras in Group A from Frisco, Texas. Read More

CONCACAF and the reform framework

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In a press release on Monday, CONCACAF announced its reform framework to address how the organization will move forward. Read More

Soccer News: MLS and the Gold Cup

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Monday's soccer news has Gold Cup absences already influencing results in MLS while Liverpool makes an assistant coaching change. Read More

MLS Week 18: Steven Gerrard says hello to the Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy had no issues with a depleted Toronto FC in Week 18 of the 2015 MLS season. Read More

USMNT 4 – Guatemala 0

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The USMNT had a strong second-half against Guatemala in their final friendly before the 2015 Gold Cup, winning 4-0 in Nashville. Read More

MLS and Mexican stars

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Rumors link MLS with potential moves for Giovani Dos Santos and Javier Hernandez, something that might justify rule changes. Read More

Soccer TV: Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes

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In a weekend TV schedule where the Copa America and Women's World Cup conclude, Portland hosts San Jose in MLS. Read More

Making every Gold Cup count

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CONCACAF changed the rules for the Gold Cup, creating the Confederations Cup playoff and more pressure for the defending champion. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT vs Guatemala

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The USMNT is in Nashville to play Guatemala and we have the previews in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Guatemala

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann makes winning the 2015 Gold Cup the only option for his squad with one friendly remaining. Read More

David Ousted wins MLS Player of the Month for June 2015

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Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted wins the MLS Player of the Month award for June 2015 with three road wins. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Guatemala

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The USMNT is in friendly action on Friday's soccer TV schedule, hosting Guatemala in Nashville. Read More

Soccer News: Chicharito and Mexico

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There's a shakeup in the Mexico camp following their friendly against Honduras, with El Tri facing a Gold Cup without Chicharito. Read More

2015 US Open Cup Round of 16 concludes

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The quarterfinals of the 2015 US Open Cup will be an all MLS affair, with MLS teams winning in the Round of 16. Read More

The next move for the Galaxy

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Luis Bueno argues that any method by which MLS can sign Mexico player Giovani Dos Santos is the right move. Read More

What’s happening to the Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union didn't help themselves with public statements that only increased the problems between management and fans. Read More

Soccer News: New rule for MLS

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Wednesday's soccer news has rumors of a new rule in MLS that would allow clubs to sign yet another marquee player. Read More

MLS takes four spots in the 2015 US Open Cup quarterfinals

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Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago, and Houston advanced on the first night of the Round of 16 in the 2015 US Open Cup. Read More