USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

CONCACAF Champions League: Olimpia 1 – Seattle 0

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Olimpia beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 at home in Group F on Wednesday at Estadio Tiburcio Carias ... Read More

Playing for Parity in MLS

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MLS broke its system to allow for designated players. Bring in marquee players, take economic risks and put a better product on the field. Read More

Soccer TV: San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy

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Friday's soccer TV schedule has an actual rivalry for MLS rivalry week with the San Jose Earthquakes ... Read More

The strange case of the Copa America Centenario

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The 2016 Copa America Centenario might still be on the schedule but reports have it moving out of the United States. Read More

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The strange case of the Copa America Centenario

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The 2016 Copa America Centenario might still be on the schedule but reports have it moving out of the United States. Read More

Soccer TV: New York Red Bulls vs DC United

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The New York Red Bulls host DC United as part of MLS rivalry week and Spurs play Everton on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT Olympic qualifying

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks to USSoccer.com in Tuesday's soccer news update about Confederations Cup and Olympic qualifying. Read More

Don’t laugh along with FIFA

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FIFA's leadership is once again defending the institution while focusing on the actions of individuals as a recent interview shows. Read More

Robbie Keane wins another MLS Player of the Week award

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LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane wins the MLS Player of the Week award for Week 25, his third Player of the Week award in 2015. Read More

Soccer TV: Club Brugge vs Manchester United

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The 2015-16 Champions League playoff round finishes up on Wednesday with Manchester United trying to hold a two-goal lead against Club Brugge. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: DC United 3 – Montego Bay 0

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DC United won in CONCACAF Champions League Group H, beating Montego Bay 3-0 at RFK Stadium with Andrew Dykstra picking up the shutout. Read More

Wins for USMNT players in the Capital One Cup

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The Second Round of England's 2015-16 Capital One Cup was good to USMNT players with all of the teams advancing. Read More

Soccer News: Another MLS rivalry week

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It's MLS rivalry week and Major League Soccer isn't shy in promoting the games they think matter to fans in Week 26 of the 2015 season. Read More

The USMNT plays for the 2016 Olympics in October

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The USMNT is well aware of how much the Olympics matter to American sports fans and how difficult qualifying can be in CONCACAF. Read More

Mexico tries to regroup under Ricardo Ferretti

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Mexico's move to hire an interim coach for the Confederations Cup playoff game complicates things for the Gold Cup winners. Read More

USMNT squad for Peru and Brazil friendlies

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann picks 23 players for the September 2015 friendlies against Peru and Brazil in the United States. Read More

Soccer TV: New York Red Bulls vs DC United

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The New York Red Bulls host DC United in a rivalry week game on the weekend soccer TV schedule and Spurs play Everton in the Premier League. Read More

The strange case of the Copa America Centenario

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By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 28, 2015) US Soccer Players - On May 27, United ... Read More

Soccer News: FIFA’s reform committee

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FIFA once again takes the top spot in the soccer news update with the organization responding to Francois Carrard's interview. Read More

Soccer TV: San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy

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The San Jose Earthquakes host the 1st-place in the Western Conference LA Galaxy as part of MLS rivalry week on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Playing for parity in MLS

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MLS has a version of parity that isn't in step with its clubs spending on designated players and creating a better league. Read More

Soccer News: Vancouver wins a trophy

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The Vancouver Whitecaps are Canada's champions for 2015 and celebrate accordingly in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids win to start Week 26

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The Chicago Fire beat the New York Red Bulls and Colorado Rapids picked up a win over Houston in Week 26 of the 2015 MLS season. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: Olimpia 1 – Seattle 0

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Playing on the road in Honduras, the Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 to Olimpia in Group F of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Mexico tries to regroup under Ricardo Ferretti

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Mexico's move to hire an interim coach for the Confederations Cup playoff game complicates things for the Gold Cup winners. Read More

The USMNT plays for the 2016 Olympics in October

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The USMNT is well aware of how much the Olympics matter to American sports fans and how difficult qualifying can be in CONCACAF. Read More

Soccer News: Another MLS rivalry week

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It's MLS rivalry week and Major League Soccer isn't shy in promoting the games they think matter to fans in Week 26 of the 2015 season. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: DC United 3 – Montego Bay 0

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DC United won in CONCACAF Champions League Group H, beating Montego Bay 3-0 at RFK Stadium with Andrew Dykstra picking up the shutout. Read More

Wins for USMNT players in the Capital One Cup

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The Second Round of England's 2015-16 Capital One Cup was good to USMNT players with all of the teams advancing. Read More

Soccer TV: Club Brugge vs Manchester United

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The 2015-16 Champions League playoff round finishes up on Wednesday with Manchester United trying to hold a two-goal lead against Club Brugge. Read More

Robbie Keane wins another MLS Player of the Week award

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LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane wins the MLS Player of the Week award for Week 25, his third Player of the Week award in 2015. Read More

Don’t laugh along with FIFA

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FIFA's leadership is once again defending the institution while focusing on the actions of individuals as a recent interview shows. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT Olympic qualifying

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks to USSoccer.com in Tuesday's soccer news update about Confederations Cup and Olympic qualifying. Read More

Soccer TV: Malmo vs Celtic

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Malmo and Celtic play in the 2015-16 Champions League playoff round and DC United is in action in the CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Soccer News: The Galaxy’s big win

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The LA Galaxy made the soccer news with a lopsided win over NYCFC and the FIFA presidential campaigns deal with issues. Read More

Draw for Stoke, losses for Aston Villa and Everton in the Premier League

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City picked up a point in the Premier League while Aston Villa and Everton lost. Read More

MLS Week 25: Expansion team troubles

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Orlando City and NYCFC both gave up five goals in Week 25 of the 2015 MLS season and it was more bad news for Seattle. Read More

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs NYCFC

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The rest of the European soccer seasons start on the weekend soccer TV schedule and the Galaxy play NYCFC on ESPN. Read More

The Cosmos in American soccer

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Cosmos ownership is predicting a similar future as the rest of the NASL with their league challenging for prominence in the USA. Read More

Soccer News: Tim Ream moves to Fulham

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USMNT player Tim Ream completes his transfer from Bolton Wanderers to Fulham in England's Championship in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo

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Portland hosts Houston in MLS on Friday's soccer TV schedule while the 2015-16 La Liga season starts on beIN en Espanol. Read More

Soccer News: The MLS expansion cycle

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Orlando City in its debut season and the Pedro transfer from Barcelona to Chelsea are in Thursday's soccer news update. Read More

Columbus and NYCFC draw, big win for San Jose

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Columbus and NYCFC finished 2-2 and San Jose shutout Sporting Kansas City 5-0 on the road as Week 25 begins in MLS. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League wins for DC United and Seattle

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DC United and the Seattle Sounders picked up wins in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League with the Sounders needing a late comeback. Read More

Klinsmann picks Howard and Beasley for Peru and Brazil

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard and Houston midfielder DaMarcus Beasley's return to the squad. Read More

The sack race in MLS

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Jason Davis looks at some of the reasons for the job security MLS coaches enjoy in a league without the same pressure to win now. Read More

The Galaxy look forward in the Champions League

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The LA Galaxy made Group D easy in the Champions League group stage by winning back-to-back home games by large margins. Read More

MLS clubs in crisis

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Some MLS fans have had it with the direction of their teams in 2015 and aren't afraid to take those complaints public in the stadiums. Read More

Soccer News: FIFA and the domestic player quota

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter weighs in on the domestic player quota in soccer leagues issue in Wednesday's soccer news update. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: LA Galaxy 5 – Comunicaciones 0

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The LA Galaxy picked up three points and built up their goal difference in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

USMNT Olympic qualifying schedule

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The USMNT will play in Group ! in 2015 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying. The two finalists advance directly to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Read More

Soccer TV: Celtic vs Malmo

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The Champions League playoff round continues with Celtic playing Malmo and the rest of the games on Fox Sports and ESPN Deportes. Read More

Paolo Nagamura wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 24

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Paolo Nagamura's two late goals for Sporting Kansas City wins him MLS Player of the Week for Week 24 of the 2015 season. Read More

Soccer News: The Confederations Cup playoff

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The Confederations Cup playoff is determining the course of the USMNT and Mexico with both teams facing issues this Fall. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Club Brugge

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Manchester United and Club Brugge meet in the 2015-16 Champions League playoff round on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Win the West and win the Cup in MLS

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The Western Conference is the route to MLS Cup in 2015, once again showing the disparity between the conferences in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: The FIFA investigation

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The soccer news update has FIFA taking its own corruption investigation very seriously while the Premier League responds to quotas. Read More

Tim Howard shuts out Southampton in the Premier League

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Everton picked up three points in the Premier League with Tim Howard in goal for the 3-0 win over Southampton. Read More

MLS Week 24: Sporting Kansas City comes back

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MLS Week 24 had a comeback from Sporting Kansas City and several shutouts with Seattle winning big over Orlando City on Sunday. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Chelsea

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Manchester City plays Chelsea on the weekend soccer TV schedule with Fox Sports covering the Bundesliga and the US Women playing Costa Rica. Read More

What is NYCFC building?

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It's hard to talk about the culture of an expansion soccer team, but comparing new to old might not mean very much in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: Bundesliga openers

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It's the start of the Bundesliga season in Friday's soccer news along with an MLS club dealing with public criticism from its fans. Read More

NYCFC 3 – DC United 1

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NYCFC beat DC United 3-1 to start the MLS Week 24 schedule at Yankee Stadium. DC leads the Eastern Conference. Read More

Soccer TV: Aston Villa vs Manchester United

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Aston Villa plays Manchester United and the 2015-16 Bundesliga season begins with Bayern hosting Hamburg on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Will the Open Cup salvage an MLS season?

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The 2015 US Open Cup final once again raises the question of how much the tournament counts when a club isn't playing well in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: Seattle center backs

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The Seattle Sounders sign a center back and Costa Rica joins Mexico in pursuit of a new National Team coach in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Philadelphia and Sporting Kansas City advance in US Open Cup

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The Philadelphia Union shutout Chicago and Sporting Kansas City advanced past Real Salt Lake in the 2015 US Open Cup semifinals. Read More

The relegation battle in the 2015 Liga MX Apertura

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There are some big names trying to avoid relegation in Liga MX, with Chivas, Morelia, Puebla, and newcomers Dorados in the fight. Read More

The European soccer leagues in 2015-16

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Jason Davis profiles USMNT players in the Bundesliga, Eredivisie, and Ligue 1 as the 2015-16 soccer seasons start in Europe. Read More

Soccer News: MLS money

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Wednesday's soccer news has The Washington Post comparing how MLS clubs spend and a new USL team in Cincinnati. Read More

Soccer TV: Leon vs Tigres

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Leon and Tigres meet in Liga MX on NBC Universo and the Copa Sudamericana continues on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Kamara wins MLS Player of the Week

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Kei Kamara scored both goals in the Crew's Week 23 win over Colorado, taking MLS Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. Read More

When will it be the Premier League vs MLS?

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The Premier League celebrates another big money deal in the United States as it cements its place as the top European league in the USA. Read More

Soccer News: New Premier League deal for NBC Sports

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It's the Premier League in the news in Tuesday's update, keeping its games on NBC in the US. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Sevilla

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Tuesday's soccer TV schedule has Champions League winners Barcelona vs Europa League winners Sevilla in the 2015 UEFA Super Cup. Read More

What happens if the Premier League wins?

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The Premier League started its season as the strongest league in Europe, setting a standard that other leagues can't match. Read More

Soccer News: That New York MLS derby

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It's the New York derby making the news on Monday with interest on both sides of the Atlantic in what happened at Red Bull Arena. Read More

Win for Guzan and Aston Villa in start to Premier League season

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Brad Guzan's Aston Villa won to open their Premier League schedule in the roundup of USMNT club scores from Europe and Mexico. Read More

MLS Week 23: No easy games for the Sounders

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The Seattle Sounders took an early lead but lost to the LA Galaxy on Sunday in one of the big results from Week 23 of the MLS season. Read More

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Manchester United

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The 2015-16 Premier League season starts on the weekend soccer TV schedule with Spurs hosting Manchester United on NBCSN. Read More

How not to pick a team in the Premier League

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Jason Davis makes the case for remaining neutral when it comes to the Premier League, especially when you have no real connection. Read More

Premier League Guide for Americans

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Clemente Lisi has five stories for American fans to watch as the 2015-16 Premier League season begins this weekend. Read More

Soccer News: Giovinco wins MLS Player of the Month

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Sebastian Giovinco wins Player of the Month in MLS and the Premier League season previews continue in Friday's soccer news. Read More

USMNT schedule for 2015 U-17 World Cup

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The USMNT U-17 team will play in Group A at the 2015 U-17 World Cup, opening the tournament against Nigeria on October 17. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: LA Galaxy 5 – Central FC 1

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The LA Galaxy had no issues with Central FC in Group D of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League, winning 5-1 at StubHub Center. Read More

Soccer TV: Portland Timbers vs Chicago Fire

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The Portland Timbers play the Chicago Fire in Friday's MLS game and Ligue 1 begins on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Aron Johannsson at Werder Bremen

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A guide to Werder Bremen, the Bundesliga club that's the new home of USMNT striker Aron Johannsson who joins them from AZ Alkmaar. Read More

The strange summer of the Seattle Sounders

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The Seattle Sounders are hoping a Champions League goal means a return of their MLS offense, a bizarre scenario for the club. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT 29th in the FIFA Rankings

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The USMNT move up to 29th in the August 2015 FIFA Rankings and Frankie Hejduk explains the appeal of Columbus in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Toronto FC beats Orlando City, Montreal and the Red Bulls draw

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Sebastian Giovinco scored a hat trick in Toronto FC's 4-1 win over Orlando City while Montreal and the Red Bulls finished 1-1. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: Vancouver 1 – Seattle 1

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The Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders drew 1-1 in Group F in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League at BC Place. Read More

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs Central FC

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The LA Galaxy start 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League group play on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule with Gio dos Santos set to make his debut. Read More

Another season in the Champions League for MLS

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The Champions League looms on the MLS schedule with five league teams looking to win the regional competition. Read More

Gio dos Santos joins the Galaxy

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Giovani dos Santos doesn't join the LA Galaxy with the support of all of his fans, showing the divide between El Tri and MLS. Read More

Soccer News: Atlanta United moves ahead

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Atlanta United gets a training site in Wednesday's soccer news and Aron Johannsson's move to Werder Bremen is official. Read More

CONCACAF Champions League: Municipal 0 – Real Salt Lake 1

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Real Salt Lake won in the CONCACAF Champions League, shutting out Municipal 1-0 to open their Group G schedule. Read More

Pa-Modou Kah wins MLS Player of the Week

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Vancouver Whitecaps player Pa-Modou Kah scored twice in the win over Seattle to take MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 22. Read More

Soccer TV: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders

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The Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders meet in Group F in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT players in the 2015-16 Premier League

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The 2015-16 Premier League season starts this weekend with three USMNT players as regulars with their clubs. Read More

Soccer News: Johannsson to Werder Bremen

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Aron Johannsson seems set for a move to Werder Bremen and the Bundesliga in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

MLS at the midway point of the 2015 season

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Clemente Lisi has five things to look for as the 2015 MLS season moves into its second-half, including Seattle and the Canadian teams. Read More

Soccer TV: Municipal vs Real Salt Lake

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The 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League group stage starts on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule with Real Salt Lake at Municipal. Read More

Soccer News: Western and Eastern in MLS

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There are plenty of story lines from the MLS weekend in Monday's soccer news update and the Premier League closes in on its start. Read More

MLS Week 22: Goals at RFK Stadium

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MLS saw plenty of goals in Week 22, with DC United and Real Salt Lake scoring ten and Orlando vs Columbus scoring seven. Read More