USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Mexico advances to the Hexagonal

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Mexico advanced to the Hexagonal round of 2018 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with two games to spare with a win over Canada. Read More

A win and a loss for the USMNT

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The USMNT won its World Cup qualifier against Guatemala but lost its U-23 Olympic qualifier against Colombia on Tuesday. Read More

Soccer News: Gerde out at Aston Villa

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Aston Villa looks for a new manager after parting ways with Remi Garde and the USMNT recovers against Guatemala in qualifying. Read More

USMNT 4 – Guatemala 0

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The USMNT moved into 2nd-place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group C with a 4-0 win over Guatemala in Columbus. Read More

USMNT U-23s fail to qualify for the Olympics with loss to Colombia

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With their Olympic qualifying series tied 1-1 from the opening leg, the USMNT U-23s lost 2-1 to ... Read More

Soccer News: Game day for the USMNT against Guatemala

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It's no surprise that Tuesday's soccer news update focuses on what looks like a must win for the USMNT in Columbus. Read More

4 Things For USMNT vs Guatemala

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The USMNT tries again against Guatemala in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group C, this time with home field advantage in Columbus. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Guatemala

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The USMNT returns to action in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Tuesday, playing Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus. Read More

NYCFC and Orlando City shift formations in year two

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NYCFC and Orlando City are shifting formations game-by-game so far in 2016, an interesting strategy in their second seasons in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT at Guatemala

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The USMNT's loss to Guatemala raises lots of issues in Monday's soccer news update, while Jurgen Klinsmann adds two players. Read More

MLS Week 4: The league mostly on break

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MLS put three games on the schedule during the international break, with NYCFC and the Revs drawing and wins for Dallas and Vancouver. Read More

WCQ: Guatemala 2 – USMNT 0

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Guatemala takes the lead in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group C with a 2-0 win over the USMNT in Guatemala City. Read More

Olympic qualifying: Colombia 1 – USMNT U-23s 1

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The USMNT U-23s drew 1-1 with Colombia in the first-leg of their 2016 Olympic qualifying playoff with Luis Gil scoring for the USA. Read More

Soccer TV: Germany vs England

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The international calendar and the holiday weekend doesn't leave a lot of options on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Honoring Cruyff means the difference between knowing and understanding

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How does a younger generation of soccer fans honor the memories of the great players that belong to an earlier era? Read More

Soccer News: Game day for USMNT at Guatemala

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It's game day in Colombia and Guatemala in Friday's soccer news, with the USMNT U-23s and the senior squad in action. Read More

Soccer TV: Guatemala vs USMNT

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The USMNT U-23s and the senior squad are in action on Friday's soccer TV schedule. For the ... Read More

USMNT vs. Guatemala: Knotty questions, but welcome options for Klinsmann

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Charles Boehm explains what USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann faces with lots of options against Guatemala. Read More

Playing Super Club soccer in the Champions League

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More rumors about changes to the Champions League raise old questions for UEFA and Europe's super clubs. Read More

Soccer News: March qualifiers in CONCACAF

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CONCACAF World Cup qualifying resumes with the USMNT on the road and Canada looking for respect against Mexico in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Italy vs Spain

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Italy plays Spain in an international friendly and there's CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Dos Santos plays for the Galaxy but not for Mexico

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Gio dos Santos is a regular for the LA Galaxy, but he has seen his Mexico career limited since signing with MLS last summer. Read More

The North American Soccer League continues to build

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The North American Soccer League is looking to grow its TV footprint, recruit expansion teams, and build stadiums. Read More

Soccer News: The return of the International Champions Cup

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The International Champions Cup schedule is out with plenty of well known European clubs heading to the US this summer. Read More

Filipe wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 3

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Felipe scored twice in New York's 4-3 home win over the Houston Dynamo, winning Player of the Week honors for week 3 of the 2016 season. Read More

Soccer News: The Olympics and World Cup qualifiers

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The Olympics and World Cup qualifiers on the same days created a selection issue for USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann in the soccer news. Read More

Matt Besler: “I don’t fear playing against any strikers”

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Matt Besler with the USMNT on February 5, 2016. Credit: John Dorton - ISIPhotos.com Read More

The Colorado Rapids pay for goalkeeping

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The Colorado Rapids deserve credit for spending designated player money on a goalkeeper, a position historically undervalued in MLS. Read More

Soccer News: Colorado’s new designated player

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The Colorado Rapids sign Tim Howard and now wait for him to join the club this summer and Manchester City raises questions in the soccer news. Read More

MLS Week 3: Play like no one is watching

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MLS Week 3 had a high scoring game at Red Bull Arena and a tough to enjoy draw between DC and Colorado at RFK Stadium. Read More

Stoke City beats Watford, losses for Aston Villa and Everton

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Mixed results in the Premier League, with a win for Stoke City, draw for Sunderland, and losses for Villa and Everton. Read More

USMNT roster for March 2016 World Cup qualifiers

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The USMNT roster is set for the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala, with coach Jurgen Klinsmann calling in 26 players. Read More

Tim Howard is a member of the Colorado Rapids

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Tim Howard will switch from the Premier League to MLS when the summer transfer window opens, making the move from Everton to the Rapids. Read More

USMNT U-23 squad for Olympic qualifiers

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The USMNT U-23 squad for the Olympic qualifying contains senior team players Jordan Morris and Julian Green for the games against Colombia. Read More

NYCFC vs Orlando City

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NYCFC and Orlando City meet a year later with both teams backed by strong support and looking to the future in MLS. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Manchester United

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has the Manchester derby on Sunday with Manchester United looking for a ... Read More

Soccer News: New USMNT shirts

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The USMNT gets its new uniforms in time for the next round of World Cup qualifying and Aston Villa loses a lot of money in the soccer news. Read More

Spirit of the streets: Kephern Fuller bringing soccer to new populations with Joga SC

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Joga SC founder Kephern Fuller explains how he's putting his vision for a different youth soccer model into practice in DC. Read More

Soccer TV: Schalke vs Gladbach

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Schalke plays Gladbach in the Bundesliga and NYCFC hosts Orlando City in MLS on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Tactics in the Champions League

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Bayern Munich staged a dramatic comeback in the Champions League Round of 16 while Juventus questions the officiating in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Liverpool

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Manchester United tries for a comeback against Liverpool as the 2015-16 Europa League Round of 16 concludes on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The CONCACAF Champions League continues without MLS

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Quincy Amarikwa in MLS

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Quincy Amarikwa represents more than a highlight goal for MLS players. He's the example for any journeyman looking for a chance. Read More

Soccer News: FIFA makes a claim

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FIFA is using their legal status as victim to the acts of individuals to make a claim for money in US court in the soccer news update. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Arsenal

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Arsenal tries to come back from two goals down to Barcelona in the Champions League and Santos plays Club America in the CONCACAF version. Read More

5 things about the Champions League

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UEFA designed the Champions League as a stopgap that turned into the most lucrative club competition in the world, but it wasn't easy. Read More

Andrew Wenger wins MLS Player of the Week

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A goal and two assists in the 5-0 win over FC Dallas means MLS Player of the Week honors for Houston's Andrew Wenger. Read More

What does Leicester City represent?

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Leicester City's place at the top of the Premier League makes them the face of a backlash to England's super clubs. Read More

Soccer News: Next stop for Herculez Gomez?

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Herculez Gomez trains with the Seattle Sounders and plenty of Premier League clubs have pressing issues to address in the soccer news. Read More

USMNT U-20s roster for 2016 Dallas Cup

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The USMNT U-20s roster is set for Gordon Jago Super Group A at the 2016 Dallas Cup beginning on March 20 against Monterrey. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Dynamo Kyiv

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Manchester City has a 3-1 lead over Dynamo Kyiv with their 2015-16 Champions League Round of 16 series concluding on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Luis Robles with the Red Bulls and the USMNT

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Luis Robles speaks to USSoccerPlayers.com about the Red Bulls taking the next step from Supporters' Shield winners to an MLS Cup. Read More

Soccer News: Losing in Houston

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FC Dallas lost 5-0 to the Houston Dynamo and the Premier League in flux remains a favorite topic in Monday's soccer news update. Read More

Everton advances in the FA Cup

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The 2015-16 FA Cup ended for two USMNT players in the Sixth Round while Everton waits to learn who they'll play in the semifinals. Read More

MLS Week Two: Amarikwa’s goal, Houston’s win, and Yankee Stadium soccer

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Quincy Amarikwa beats Portland from distance, Houston puts five past FC Dallas, and Yankee Stadium means issues for Toronto. Read More

Counting down to USMNT vs Guatemala

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's plans for the March qualifiers face complications due to the pressure to qualify for the summer Olympics. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton vs Chelsea

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Everton plays Chelsea in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup, it's Week 2 in MLS, and Chivas plays Club America on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Do the Colorado Rapids know what’s at stake in 2016?

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The Colorado Rapids may or may not be sending mixed messages, but it's clear that the club needs success early this MLS season. Read More

Soccer News: Van Gaal vs Manchester United

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Liverpool's first-leg win over Manchester United in the Europa League piles more pressure on United manager Louis van Gaal. Read More

Soccer TV: Reading vs Crystal Palace

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Reading and Crystal Palace meet in the Sixth Round of the 2015-16 FA Cup and Orlando City plays Chicago on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: Jermaine Jones in Colorado

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Jermaine Jones is officially a member of the Colorado Rapids and the Premier League adopts a limit on away ticket prices. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Manchester United

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Liverpool and Manchester United move their Premier League rivalry to the Europa League Round of 6 on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Mike Magee is already at work for the LA Galaxy

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A standout second-half for Mike Magee raises questions not just for every other team in MLS, but for Bruce Arena and the Galaxy. Read More

Enjoying the goals in MLS

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The goals were up in week 1 of the 2016 MLS season, but it's too early to tell whether or not it's the start of a welcome trend. Read More

Soccer News: The end of hesitation penalties

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World soccer will soon see an end to hesitations from players taking penalties and the Swiss investigation into FIFA continues. Read More

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs PSG

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Chelsea plays PSG in the second-leg of their 2015-16 Champions League Round of 16 series on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday. Read More

A fun Sunday for MLS doesn’t erase Champions League exits

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MLS teams might want to move on from the CONCACAF Champions League and focus on the regular season, but it's not that easy. Read More

Mike Magee wins MLS Player of the Week

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LA Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee's two goals and an assist won him MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 1 of the 2016 season. Read More

Soccer News: Scoring in MLS in Week 1

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It's goal of the week time for MLS in Tuesday's soccer news update and there's more conjecture about the future of European club soccer. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Roma

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Real Madrid plays Roma in the Champions League and Hull City hosts Arsenal in an FA Cup Fifth Round replay on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Glass half-full for Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch

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Clemente Lisi profiles New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch, looking to once again stay at the top of the Eastern Conference. Read More

Who’s fooling who in the Premier League?

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A meeting of several major Premier League clubs has turned into a misplaced discussion of the Americanization of the game. Read More

Soccer News: Playing the tifo game in Portland

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The MLS season starts with Portland's fans making it clear that they're defending the trophy and more issues in the Premier League. Read More

MLS Week 1: So many games on Sunday

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All 20 MLS teams opened their 2016 regular season schedules on Sunday with Toronto FC beating the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Read More

Draws for Stoke City and Sunderland in the Premier League

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Geoff Cameron's Stoke City and DeAndre Yedlin's Sunderland both picked up a point in the Premier League over the weekend. Read More

Veljko Paunovic and Patrick Vieira start an MLS story

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The Chicago Fire and NYCFC start 2016 with what might become a new coaching trend, making it the first job for young foreign coaches. Read More

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Arsenal and MLS returns

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It's the start of the 2016 MLS season on the weekend soccer TV schedule and Spurs plays Arsenal near the top of the Premier League. Read More

Soccer News: Big clubs vs everybody else

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The meeting of the Big Five Premier League clubs takes another twist in Friday's soccer news update and previewing the MLS season. Read More

Can a Canadian club win the 2016 MLS Cup?

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A Canadian club winning MLS Cup should be a push for soccer in Canada, but is it really that simple north of the border? Read More

Soccer News: Losing in the CONCACAF Champions League

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The quick response to no MLS team advancing to the Champions League semifinals is for CONCACAF to reconsider the schedule. Read More

Win for Stoke City, cup loss for Nantes

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City move up to 7th-place in the Premier League and Nantes exits the Coupe de France in the quarterfinals. Read More

Sweep for Liga MX in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

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The Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake exited the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League in the quarterfinals, with all four Liga MX teams advancing. Read More

Soccer TV: Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona

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Rayo Vallecano hosts Barcelona in La Liga and the US Women start their SheBelieves Cup schedule on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

What happened to the Galaxy against Santos Laguna?

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The LA Galaxy dropped the second-leg of its Champions League quarterfinal series 4-0 to Santos, raising questions about their approach. Read More

Selling hope in MLS

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The Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, and Philadelphia Union are all trying to sell hope to their local fan bases. Read More

Soccer News: The Premier League’s Big Five

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The Premier League's potential super clubs hold a "secret meeting" that may or may not have been about a super league. Read More

Another loss for Aston Villa, point for Sunderland

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Brad Guzan was back in goal for Aston Villa and Deandre Yedlin and Sunderland drew with Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Read More

DC United and the Galaxy exit the 2015-16 Champions League

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DC United fell behind early in their second-leg against Queretaro and Santos Laguna saw off the Galaxy with a 4-0 shutout at home. Read More

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