USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2015

Soccer TV: Monaco vs Spurs and Liverpool vs Sion

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Monaco and Spurs meet in Group J and Liverpool plays Sion in Group B as the 2015-16 Europa League group stage continues on Thursday's soccer TV. Read More

Will the Galaxy be First to Six?

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In an odd season for MLS, the LA Galaxy might not be in position to win the Supporters' Shield but might be the favorites for MLS Cup. Read More

Why does MLS want parity?

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Major League Soccer stresses parity as a hallmark of the league, but it might not be doing as much for MLS as they think. Read More

Soccer News: Philadelphia hosts the Open Cup final

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Philadelphia ready for Sporting Kansas City with the 2015 US Open Cup on the line in Wednesday's soccer news update. Read More

Loss for Fulham, Liga MX in action

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Tim Ream's Fulham lost in the Championship in a tough match day for USMNT players in England and in Mexico's Liga MX. Read More

Soccer TV: Philadelphia Union vs Sporting Kansas City

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The Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City meet in the 2015 US Open Cup final on ESPN2 on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Didier Drogba wins MLS Player of the Week

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Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba wins his second MLS Player of the Week award in Week 30, scoring three goals in two games. Read More

Soccer News: The Champions League vs FIFA

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It's soccer on the field vs soccer politics in Tuesday's update with the Champions League games up against more FIFA news. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich vs Dinamo Zagreb

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Barcelona plays Bayer Leverkusen in Group E as the 2015-16 Champions League continues on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Brek Shea: “I’m always ready to play”

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Clemente Lisi interviews Orlando City player Brek Shea about his club's late season turnaround and his future with the USMNT. Read More

Is this Canada’s MLS season?

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This might be the season where all three Canadian clubs not only make the playoffs but figure out how to succeed in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: Blatter and Platini

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The Swiss investigation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and a payment to UEFA president Michel Platini takes over Monday's soccer news. Read More

MLS Week 30: The Red Bulls lose in the East

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Week 30 of the 2015 MLS season saw the Eastern Conference leaders New York Red Bulls lose a game and their coach to a red card. Read More

Loss for Villa, Win for Geoff Cameron and Stoke City

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa took a disappointing trip to Anfield and Geoff Cameron and Stoke City picked up three points. Read More

Soccer TV: Leicester City vs Arsenal

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Leicester City tries to stay undefeated in the Premier League against Arsenal and MLS is on ESPN on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Are the Sounders back?

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The Seattle Sounders figured out how to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps, and that's sending a message to the rest of the West. Read More

Ian Plenderleith talks Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer, his history of the NASL

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An interview with Ian Plenderleith, the author of NASL history Rock 'n' Roll Soccer. Read More

Soccer News: Landon Donovan or Taylor Twellman?

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Landon Donovan and Taylor Twellman question who the real career leading MLS goal scorer should've been in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Real Salt Lake wins in the CCL

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Real Salt Lake beat Santa Tecla to stay top of Group G in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League and Jose Torres scored for Tigres in Group B. Read More

Nottingham Forest draws with Huddersfield Town

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Eric Lichaj and 6th-place Nottingham Forest picked up a point in the Championship with a 1-1 away draw with Huddersfield Town. Read More

Soccer TV: Fulham vs QPR

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Fulham plays QPR at Craven Cottage in the Championship on Friday's soccer TV schedule while Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt travel to Cologne. Read More

The Galaxy roll the dice in the Champions League

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The LA Galaxy move on the Champions League but they haven['t had an easy time in a tournament that stretches over two MLS seasons. Read More

Playing the villain in MLS

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With another example of a player taking on the role of the villain in a high profile European game, does the same thing exist in MLS? Read More

Soccer News: Problems in the Premier League

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The list of Premier League clubs in trouble grows and that includes teams that are better than their record in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Win for Seattle, draw for Galaxy in the Champions League

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The Seattle Sounders advanced to the knockout stage of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League at the expense of the Vancouver Whitecaps. Read More

MLS wins for Montreal and Houston

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The Montreal Impact beat Chicago and the Houston Dynamo shutout Sporting Kansas City to start Week 30 of the 2015 MLS season with wins. Read More

Fabian Johnson scores on return to Gladbach lineup

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Fabian Johnson scored for Gladbach in the Bundesliga and Bobby Wood got a goal for Union Berlin in the 2.Bundesliga. Read More

Soccer TV: Montpellier vs Monaco and Real Salt Lake vs Santa Tecla

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Montpellier plays Monaco in Ligue 1 on Thursday's soccer TV schedule and Real Salt Lake hosts Santa Tecla in the CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Soccer News: Five goals for Bayern Munich

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Robert Lewandowski's goals for Bayern Munich take over the soccer news while Sporting KC player Dom Dwyer talks about the USMNT. Read More

DC United draws with Montego Bay United in the Champions League

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DC United finishes 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League group play with ten points after a comeback draw with Montego Bay United. Read More

Aston Villa, Stoke City, and Everton advance in the Capital One Cup

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Aston Villa, Stoke City, and Everton advanced in the 2015-16 Capital One Cup and Aron Johannsson scored in the Bundesliga. Read More

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Arsenal

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Spurs and Arsenal play in the Third Round of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup and the CCL continues for MLS on the Wednesday soccer TV schedule. Read More

Feilhaber wins MLS Player of the Week

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Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber scored from a free kick and converted a penalty in the 3-1 win over FC Dallas in Week 29. Read More

Does MLS understand soccer fans?

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MLS isn't shy about its success, but it's how the league handles its problems that shows how they treat their customers. Read More

Soccer News: MLS in either Minneapolis or St Paul

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MLS expansion is once again the story in Tuesday's soccer news, with Minnesota United considering building a stadium in St Paul. Read More

Soccer TV: Sunderland vs Manchester City

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Premier League clubs Sunderland and Manchester City play in the Third Round of the 2015-16 Capital One cup on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Playing Major League Soccer in Chicago

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The Chicago Fire finally made changes but the problems might be bigger than the team on the field for MLS in the city. Read More

Soccer News: Coaching change at Borussia Moenchengladbach

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There's a new coach for Borussia Moechengladbach with the team at the bottom of the Bundesliga table in Monday's soccer news update. Read More

MLS Week 29: Big win for Real Salt Lake, Cascadia Cup for Seattle

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Real Salt Lake isn't done in the West with a win over the Galaxy and Seattle shutout Vancouver for the Cascadia Cup. Read More

Tough draw for Stoke City, win for Ingolstadt

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Stoke City couldn't hold onto a lead and Aston Villa lost a derby in the Premier League ... Read More

USMNT Olympic Qualifying roster

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The USMNT Under-23 roster is set for the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship beginning on October 1 in Kansas City. Read More

Soccer TV Chelsea vs Arsenal

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Chelsea plays Arsenal in the Premier League and two MLS games are available nationally as we run through the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

The Legacy of the APSL

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A history of the American Professional Soccer League that existed prior to the start of Major League Soccer in the early 1990s. Read More

Toronto FC in the year of no excuses

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Toronto FC has an MVP candidate and big name players but making the playoffs is still a struggle for the MLS club. Read More

UEFA works on Europe’s club competitions

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UEFA is talking about a third European club competition without addressing the issues with the ones they already have. Read More

Soccer News: FIFA’s general secretary

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FIFA put its general-secretary on leave and the latest FIFA controversy takes the lead in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Sporting Kansas City vs FC Dallas

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Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas play on Friday's soccer TV schedule with games from the Championship, Bundesliga, La Liga, and Liga MX. Read More

Soccer News: Playing the Copa Centenario

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The NY Times breaks the latest on the Copa Centenario in Thursday's soccer news while the Premier League has trouble in Europe. Read More

Wins for NYCFC and New England in MLS

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NYCFC shutout Toronto FC and the New England Revolution beat the Red Bulls to start Week 29 of the 2015 MLS season. Read More

Soccer TV: Bordeaux vs Liverpool

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Bordeaux hosts Liverpool in their new stadium as the 2015-16 Europa League group stage begins on Fox Sports. Read More

Chivas continue to struggle

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Another coaching change and a front office shakeup is normal for Chivas, with the Liga MX giants once again skirting relegation. Read More

Launching LAFC

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The Los Angeles Football Club has a name, with the MLS expansion team sticking with LAFC as they build for 2018. Read More

Soccer News: Yedlin at Sunderland

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DeAndre Yedlin has an impression to make at Sunderland and an injury highlights opening night in the Champions League. Read More

DC United wins and RSL draws in the CONCACAF Champions League

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DC United advanced to the knockout stage of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League with a game remaining and RSL drew on the road. Read More

Soccer TV: Roma vs Barcelona

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Roma and Barcelona meet in Group E of the 2015-16 Champions League and MLS is on ESPN on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The fall of the super clubs

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Chelsea and Juventus are struggling in the Premier League and Serie A, but that's only part of the problem for super clubs in trouble. Read More

Kei Kamara wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 28

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Columbus Crew forward Kei Kamara wins his third MLS Player of the Week award in 2015, taking the honors for Week 28. Read More

USMNT provisional roster for CONCACAF Cup

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On Tuesday, CONCACAF announced the preliminary Confederations Cup playoff rosters for the USMNT and Mexico. Read More

Soccer News: Champions League pressure on both Manchester clubs

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Manchester United and City are facing pressure in the Champions League for different reasons in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

The 2015-16 Champions League Group Stage Guide

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The 2015-16 Champions League group stage begins on Tuesday with plenty of questions and one USMNT player in a tough group. Read More

Soccer TV: PSV vs Manchester United

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PSV hosts Manchester United and PSG plays Malmo as the 2015-16 Champions League group stage opens on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Sacha Kljestan matters for the New York Red Bulls

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Several strong games from Sacha Kljestan has the New York Red Bulls midfielder and USMNT veteran drawing attention in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: FIFA and the Department of Justice

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It's a tough start to the week for FIFA in Monday's soccer news update with the US Attorney General holding a press conference. Read More

MLS Week 28: Big game ties

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Didier Drogba's second MLS start didn't produce the same results in Week 28 where the marquee game finished scoreless in LA. Read More

Everton beats Chelsea

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Everton picked up a big win in the Premier League, beating Chelsea at Goodison Park as we roundup the results for USMNT players. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Liverpool

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Manchester United plays Liverpool in the Premier League on the weekend soccer TV schedule and there's also the Milan derby in Serie A. Read More

Can MLS really compete with Europe?

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MLS commissioner Don Garber is talking about a bright future for MLS, but paying attention to his choice of words is important. Read More

Soccer News: The saga of the Copa Centenario

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The future of the Copa Centenario might get some clarity next week in a meeting in Mexico in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Gladbach vs Hamburg

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Friday's soccer TV schedule is the return of the 2015-16 club season in Europe. That means games ... Read More

USMNT and reasons to be cheerful heading into CONCACAF Cup

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 10, 2015) US Soccer Players - That one's going to ... Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT’s September friendlies

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The aftermath of the USMNT loss to Brazil continues in Thursday's soccer news with questions over coach Jurgen Klinsmann's lineup. Read More

Vancouver wins, Portland and Sporting KC finish scoreless

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Vancouver shutout Colorado and Portland and there were no goals between Portland and Sporting KC to start Week 28 of the MLS season. Read More

Mexico in October

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Mexico didn't win in September but their two friendlies showed the team is moving on under an interim coach and with October 10 looming. Read More

USMNT goalkeepers and the Confederations Cup playoff

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 9, 2015) US Soccer Players - USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann ... Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT after Brazil

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The choices made by USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann are the story in Wednesday's soccer news update, with the USA losing 4-1 to Brazil. Read More

USMNT 1 – Brazil 4

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The USMNT had a tough time against Brazil, losing 4-1 in an international friendly at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday. Read More

Drogba wins MLS Player of the Week

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Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 27 in his first start in Major League Soccer. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT vs Brazil

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It's match day for the USMNT in Tuesday's soccer news, playing Brazil in an international friendly at 8pm ET on ESPN2. Read More

4 things for USMNT vs Brazil

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The USMNT plays its second September friendly against Brazil with the focus on October and the Confederations Cup playoff. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Brazil

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There's a prestige friendly on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. The USMNT concludes its September run with a ... Read More

Costa Rica soccer quickly goes from top to trouble

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Costa Rica went from the CONCACAF team that did the best at the last World Cup to a soccer team in trouble just a summer later. Read More

Soccer News: Euro 2016 qualifying

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Teams are claiming spots in Euro 2016 qualifying and more news from how FIFA awards World Cups in Monday's soccer news update. Read More

MLS Week 27: Say hello to Didier Drogba

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Forward Dider Drogba scored a hat trick in his first start with the Montreal Impact in Week 27 of the 2015 MLS season. Read More

USMNT roster for Brazil friendly

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann dealt with the needs of MLS teams in adjusting his roster for the Brazil friendly on Tuesday. Read More

USMNT 2 – Peru 1

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The USMNT beat Peru 2-1 in an international friendly at RFK Stadium with Jozy Altidore scoring both of the USA's goals. Read More

Soccer TV: Columbus Crew vs FC Dallas

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The Dom Kinnear MLS model

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Dom Kinnear is once again showing how to take a team built on a budget into the MLS playoffs, this time with the San Jose Earthquakes. Read More

Wacky waving issues for Dutch soccer

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Dutch soccer's issues are both club and country, with the Netherlands struggling to qualify directly for Euro 2016. Read More

Tim Howard brings familiar intensity on USMNT return

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USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard returns from sabbatical and a new role as he waits to fight for the starting job. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann’s comments

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann dominates Friday's soccer news update with responses to his interview with The Washington Post. Read More

4 things for USMNT vs Peru

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has raised more issues than another friendly on the soccer calendar leading up to the game against Peru. Read More

Sebastian Giovinco wins back-to-back MLS Player of the Month awards

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco continues his push toward an MLS MVP season with his second consecutive Player of the Month award. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Peru

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The USMNT plays Peru in a friendly on Friday's soccer TV schedule and the Third Round of 2018 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying begins. Read More

DeAndre Yedlin at Sunderland

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A guide to Premier League club Sunderland that took USMNT player DeAndre Yedlin on loan from Spurs for the 2015-16 season. Read More

Can Jurgen Klinsmann settle the USMNT?

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has a clear goal for his squad as he works through the September friendlies, beating Mexico in October. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT stories

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The USMNT players speak with the media in Thursday's soccer news update while Europe counts the cost of the summer transfer window. Read More

Soccer TV: Italy vs Malta

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Euro 2016 qualifying on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with Italy playing Malta in Group H and Netherlands vs Iceland in Group A. Read More

Whatever happened to Javier Hernandez?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 2, 2015) US Soccer Players – Javier Hernandez was once ... Read More

The real problem with MLS officiating

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Jason Davis argues that the real problem right now with the officiating in MLS is how owners, coaches, and players respond. Read More

Soccer News: The summer 2015 transfer window closes

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The 2015 summer transfer window closed with Manchester United hanging onto their goalkeeper and Deandre Yedlin on loan to Sunderland. Read More

Jermaine Jones returns to the USMNT with Mexico in mind

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USMNT player Jermaine Jones returns to the squad from injury and at a time where he will likely play as a midfielder. Read More

Bradley Wright-Phillips wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 26

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips wins his third MLS Player of the Week award in 2015, taking the Week 26 honors. Read More

Soccer News: The transfer window deadline

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The 2015 summer transfer window closes on Tuesday with the soccer news looking at title chances in MLS and the Premier League. Read More