USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Manchester City

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Liverpool and Manchester City meet again on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule, this time in the Premier League. Read More

Orlando City and NYCFC in 2016

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It's year two for Orlando City and NYCFC with both teams wanting substantial improvement in a tougher Eastern Conference. Read More

Soccer News: US Soccer goes retro

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US Soccer gets a new logo, Toronto FC has a new third shirt, and UEFA has a power vacuum in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Santos Laguna vs LA Galaxy

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Santos Laguna and the Galaxy meet in the second-leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Two games in 1986 transformed the USMNT

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1986 was the year when college players took over the USMNT, a move that led to qualifying for the 1990 World Cup. Read More

Soccer News: Everton gets a new investor

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Everton has a new investor, Manchester City wins the Capital One Cup, and FIFA reorients around reforms and a new president. Read More

Goals in Germany for USMNT players

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USMNT players in the Bundesliga had a good weekend while Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca stayed second in Liga MX. Read More

Everyone feels hopeful about the 2016 MLS season

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The eternal optimism of preseason is part of American pro sports, and MLS is no exception for better or worse. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Manchester City

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Liverepool and Manchester City play for the Capital One Cup at Wembley on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

USMNT at Copa America: Nothing for fans to fear but fear itself?

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The responses to the Copa Centenario draw from USMNT fans were all over the place, something that's nothing new for the team. Read More

Soccer News: Casting votes at FIFA

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FIFA holds an election and passes its reform package in Friday's soccer news as the focus stays on soccer politics. Read More

Soccer TV: Cologne vs Hertha BSC

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Coverage of the FIFA presidential election and Cologne vs Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga are on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

FIFA and the limits of mock outrage

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Friday's FIFA presidential election is set to disappoint, but that's not news for world soccer's governing body. Read More

Soccer News: The day before the FIFA election

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The campaigning continues for the top job at FIFA in Thursday's soccer news, with time running out for the presidential candidates. Read More

CONCACAF passes reform agenda

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CONCACAF passed its reform agenda in a meeting prior to Friday's FIFA Congress. Those reforms include term limits. Read More

Loss for Real Salt Lake, draw for Galaxy in the Champions League

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Real Salt Lake lost to Tigres and the LA Galaxy and Santos Laguna finished scoreless in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Midtjylland

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Manchester United plays Midtjylland trailing by a goal in the second-leg of their Europa League Round of 32 series on Fox Sports 1. Read More

Are we wrong about the CONCACAF Champions League?

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It's easy to see why MLS wants the CONCACAF Champions League to matter, but that might require more than the tournament can offer. Read More

The Galaxy try again in the Champions League

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The LA Galaxy enter the Champions League knockout round needing to prove that they're the standard bearers for MLS. Read More

Soccer News: More FIFA politics

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FIFA's presidential candidates aren't making it any easier for world soccer's governing body in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

Loss for DC United, draw for Seattle in the Champions League

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The first-legs of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals create tough scenarios for DC United and the Seattle Sounders. Read More

Close games for USMNT players in the Championship

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The Championship results were close on Tuesday with wins for Reading and Birmingham City, draws for MK Dons and Fulham, and a loss for Forest. Read More

Soccer TV: Dynamo Kiev vs Manchester City

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Dynamo Kiev and Manchester City play on Fox Sports 1 and MLS teams are in action in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday. Read More

Soccer News: Dempsey on changes in Seattle

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Clint Dempsey explains the Sounders approach with a marquee player leaving and a Liga MX opponent in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Barcelona

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Arsenal and Barcelona meet in the Champions League on Tuesday's soccer TV and the games count in CONCACAF for DC United and Seattle. Read More

The super clubs vs FIFA

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As FIFA prepares to elect its new president, the future of the world's game may center on what the European super clubs want. Read More

Soccer News: Toronto FC prepares its stadium for 2016

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Toronto FC adds another roof to one of its stands as part of significant renovations and the USMNT plans for Group A. Read More

The USMNT gets its Centenario opponents

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The USMNT faces a tough Group A, but there's still a clear path to the knockout round at this summer's Copa Centenario. Read More

USMNT clubs advance to the 2015-16 FA Cup Sixth Round

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On a weekend without a lot of USMNT players seeing the field, Fabian Johnson and Gladbach won a Bundesliga derby. Read More

The Copa Centenario draw

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The USMNT learned its opponents in Group A of the 2016 Copa Centenario in a draw conducted on Sunday night in New York City. Read More

Why are plastic fans a problem?

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In trying to push back against soccer tourism and rising ticket costs, the local fans of Premier League clubs send a bigger message. Read More

Lessons from Barcelona: What is “our game” and how can we find it?

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It's easy for FC Barcelona to rely what it wants from its first team, but that's more complicated for the USMNT. Read More

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs Manchester City

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Chelsea and Manchester City meet in the Fifth Round of the 2015-16 FA Cup on Sunday, a highlight on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: Bologna vs Juventus

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Bologna and Juventus meet in Serie A and the US Women play an Olympic qualifier on Sunday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: Midtjylland vs Manchester United

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The Europa League Round of 32 starts with Midtjylland vs Manchester United and Augsburg vs Liverpool on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is this really the bottom for Chivas?

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Chivas are still in trouble in Liga MX, at the wrong end of the table and sending the wrong message to its fans. Read More

Reform is coming to FIFA and CONCACAF… right?

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Is it possible given what we know about both organizations that FIFA and CONCACAF could somehow resist sweeping reforms? Read More

Soccer News: Watching MLS on Sundays

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MLS starts the promotion for the new Sunday television schedule that will try to focus fan attention during the 2016 season. Read More

Soccer TV: Roma vs Real Madrid

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Roma plays Real Madrid in the first-leg of their Round of 16 series in the Champions League on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Come for the soccer, leave over the racism

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By J Hutcherson (Feb 16, 2016) US Soccer Players - As I was making my way out ... Read More

Does MLS need a better rebuilding model?

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MLS stresses parody, but that also creates a situation where it's tough for a team to take its time trying to improve. Read More

Soccer News: MLS clubs make moves

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The soccer news has MLS clubs making roster adjustments that might not be popular with their fans while FIFPro focuses on transfers. Read More

Soccer TV: PSG vs Chelsea

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PSG plays Chelsea on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 has two games as the 2015-16 Champions League knockout round begins. Read More

Portland tries for back-to-back titles in the league of no dynasties

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The Portland Timbers try for back-to-back MLS titles with the pressure building in a league that stresses parity among its clubs. Read More

The Chicago Fire’s latest choice

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The Chicago Fire's decision to trade Harry Shipp for allocation money adds pressure to an MLS club once again trying a turnaround. Read More

Soccer News: Can Leicester City afford to lose?

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Leicester City lost but is still the top club in the Premier League while Manchester United considers its Champions League chances. Read More

Goals for Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood in Germany

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Gladbach's Fabian Johnson and Union Berlin's Bobby Wood scored and Alejandro Bedoya had an assist for Nantes in the USMNT abroad roundup. Read More

Making MLS sense of a Premier League protest

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The successful fan protest in Liverpool over ticket prices involves American ownership of a landmark English soccer club. Read More

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Leicester City

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Arsenal plays Leicester City and Manchester City hosts Spurs in a top of the table Sunday for the Premier League. Read More

Soccer News: It’s Arsenal vs MLS in 2016

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MLS schedules Arsenal for the 2016 All-Star Game and it's politicking time for CONCACAF with FIFA presidential candidates in Miami. Read More

Moving on to Guatemala: Takeaways from the USMNT’s first month of 2016

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The USMNT's preparations for World Cup qualifying raised issues and options for coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Read More

Soccer News: New shirts in MLS and a fan protest works at Liverpool

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More MLS teams debut their uniforms for 2016 and Liverpool management reconsiders raising ticket prices in the soccer news. Read More

Extra time winner for Bedoya in the Coupe de France

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Alejandro Bedoya was the super sub for Nantes in the Coupe de France, scoring in extra time ten minutes after subbing on. Read More

What does the Professional Futsal League mean for American soccer?

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The Professional Futsal League has at least one big name investor as it tries to break into the American pro sports market. Read More

Mexico plays a February friendly in Miami

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Mexico plays a friendly out of the international window, meaning a squad of Liga MX players for the game at Miami's Marlins Park. Read More

Soccer News: Beckham’s Miami bid

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David Beckham is in the soccer news with a report that his expansion bid is seeking investors and Bundesliga ratings in the US. Read More

Soccer TV: Peterborough United vs West Brom

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Peterborough United and West Brom meet in an FA Cup Fourth Round replay on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule and Mexico plays a friendly. Read More

The Five biggest problems facing European soccer

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As UEFA lines up a FIFA presidential candidate amid a search for its next president, several big picture questions loom in Europe. Read More

Soccer News: The Premier League revamps its logo

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The Premier League has a new logo for next season and there are plenty of questions about US Soccer in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: West Ham vs Liverpool

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West Ham United and Liverpool meet in a 2015-16 FA Cup Fourth Round replay and the DFB Pokal is in action on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Is it time to take a European Super League seriously?

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The idea of the European super clubs breaking away to form their own league is once again making the news as clubs meet in Paris. Read More

Soccer News: Leicester City keeps it up in the Premier League

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Leicester City makes the soccer news with another convincing win while Premier League ticket prices become an issue across England. Read More

Geoff Cameron scores for Pachuca, goal for Bobby Wood

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Omar Gonzalez once again creates the highlight for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico with an equalizer for Pachuca. Read More

USMNT 1 – Canada 0

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The USMNT picked up its second friendly win of 2016, shutting out Canada 1-0 at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Jozy Altidore scored. Read More

Sticking up for Stuart Holden

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Stuart Holden's playing career is a case of what might have been, but that doesn't mean the player has to look at it that way. Read More

Soccer TV: Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich

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It's a big Saturday for European club soccer on American broadcast networks with the Bundesliga on Fox and the Premier League on NBC. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT vs Canada

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We count down to tonight's USMNT vs Canada friendly with plenty of previews while Pep Guardiola makes things interesting in Europe. Read More

Soccer TV: Gladbach vs Werder Bremen

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Gladbach takes on Werder Bremen on Friday's soccer TV schedule and the US Women are in action against Canada on Fox Sports 1. Read More

USA vs Canada: Will young Olympic hopefuls feature before their pressure-packed playoff?

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The USMNT enters their second friendly with U-23 players part of Klinsmann's squad. Read More

Soccer News: Stuart Holden retires

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USMNT player Stuart Holden announces his retirement and FIFA withholding funds from CONCACAF becomes a campaign issue in the soccer news. Read More

More changes for the LA Galaxy

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The preseason will be short for the LA Galaxy, looking to the CONCACAF Champions League as they put together a revamped squad in 2016. Read More

The problem with MLS on a budget

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MLS clubs have an issue when it comes to operating in the transfer market, and it's that other clubs know the league's limits. Read More

Tournaments give meaning to the MLS preseason

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Playing for a trophy might seem odd in preseason, but that's the situation for several MLS clubs taking part in tournaments. Read More

Soccer News: USMNT U-23s set an Olympic qualifying date

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US Soccer announced the date for the second-leg of the Olympic qualifying series between the USMNT and Colombia in the soccer news. Read More

Premier League losses for USMNT clubs

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With no USMNT players in action in the Premier League, Reading's Danny Williams got a game in the Championship on Tuesday. Read More

Soccer TV: Watford vs Chelsea

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Watford plays Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday and Puebla is in the Copa Libertadores on Fox Deportes. Read More

Can European soccer clubs learn from NASCAR?

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It's not a direct comparison, but what happened to NASCAR's mainstream appeal is still a lesson for European soccer in the United States. Read More

Soccer News: The transfer market and FIFA politics

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The January 2016 transfer market closes with a coach the major news in England while FIFA cuts off funds to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. Read More

Soccer TV: Leicester City vs Liverpool

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The Premier League takes over the Tuesday soccer TV schedule with NBCSN choosing league leaders Leicester City vs Liverpool. Read More

The soccer history of the USMNT vs Canada

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The USMNT's series with Canada might be lopsided in favor of the United States, but there's the potential for a real rivalry. Read More

USMNT flash welcome signs of attacking personality in Iceland win

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The USMNT turned on the attack when needed to pick up a friendly win over Iceland, something that shows promise for the team in 2016. Read More

Soccer News: Miazga makes move to Chelsea

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Matt Miazga is officially a Chelsea player and the USMNT gets a January lift with a late winner in Monday's soccer news. Read More