USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Changing MLS for the better

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In the rush to add more clubs, is MLS overlooking ways the league could quickly become a better version of the sport?

The MLS expansion market

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MLS joins the major leagues facing criticism over how owners pay for stadiums in Tuesday's soccer news update.

Liverpool beats Everton but style loses

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The Liverpool derby didn't impress on style terms, and that's another example of a larger issue for the Premier League.

Bobby Wood scores for Hamburg, Chandler extends contract

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Bobby Wood scored Hamburg's winner and Eintracht announced a new deal with Timmy Chandler prior to their win over Mainz.

European clubs vs CAF

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With players turning down call-ups for the Cup of Nations, how does Africa respond to club vs country in the soccer news.

MLS 2017 home openers

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MLS released the opening games for the 2017 Major League Soccer season with two new clubs and Orlando City''s soccer-specific stadium.

Does the Bundesliga or MLS do a better job with the schedule?

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The Bundesliga might be the model right now for how to run a competitive soccer league, but circumstances can change.

Preview: 2016 Liga MX Apertura final series

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Club America needs to overcome their trip to Japan to compete in the Club World Cup with the Apertura title on the line against Tigres.

Bayern Munich stays top of the Bundesliga

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Bayern Munich had no issues with RB Leipzig, shutting them out 3-0 at home to take the top spot in the Bundesliga at the winter break.

FIFA sticks with Russia for the 2018 World Cup

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirms that world soccer's governing body has no plans to reconsider the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The looming problems for pro sports

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It's not soccer specific that pro sports is facing an uncertain future when it comes to the value of TV rights, but that's only one problem.

More pressure to fix the Champions League

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There's not a lot to play for in the final Champions League group stage games and lots of people are noticing in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Gladbach

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IT's the final week of the 2016-17 Champions League group stage with not a lot to play for from the games that made Tuesday's soccer TV schedule.

5 things from the 2016 MLS season

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With one game remaining in the 2016 MLS season, a look back at the key moments and what might influence 2017.

Swansea City has an understandable problem in the Premier League

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Swansea City manager Bob Bradley made it clear that his team isn't fast enough to compete with the Premier League elite in the soccer news.

Gooch out with injury, Liga MX final set

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Lynden Gooch will miss several weeks with an ankle injury while Jose Torres' Tigres and Ventura Alvarado's Club America advance to the final.

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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Spain's clasico is on beIN Sport on Saturday along with Arsenal playing West Ham on NBC. The Liga MX semifinals are also on the TV schedule.

The next biggest goal in Toronto FC history

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Toronto FC didn't have a lot of candidates for biggest goals in club history prior to Wednesday night when they got a clear winner... for now.

Old and new in the Arena era of the USMNT

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Bruce Arena talks about the immediate future of the USMNT with a focus reminiscent of what we saw the last time he was coach.

Voting for Coach of the Year in MLS

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FC Dallas's Oscar Pareja wins the 2016 MLS Coach of the Year award with close competition in Friday's soccer news update.

The problem with the protocol

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Enforcing the MLS concussion protocol only becomes an issue when it doesn't happen, like early in the 2nd-leg of the Eastern Conference finals.

Toronto advances to play Seattle for the 2016 MLS Cup

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Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact needed extra time to decide who will represent the Eastern Conference in the 2016 MLS Cup.