USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Detroit is about more than MLS

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Detroit is suddenly in a prime position for MLS expansion, but the plan is about considerably more than a soccer team.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Leicester City

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Manchester United hosts Leicester City on May 1 with a win for the Foxes clinching the 2015-16 Premier League title on the soccer TV schedule.

Soccer News: The Copa Centenario trophy

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CONMEBOL unveils a special edition trophy for this summer's Copa America in Friday's soccer news update.

Soccer TV: New York Red Bulls vs FC Dallas

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The New York Red Bulls play FC Dallas on Friday along with games from the Bundesliga and Liga MX on the soccer TV schedule.

Kids Copa? Jurgen Klinsmann hints at summer youth movement for USMNT

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann is already giving plenty of hints that this summer's Copa Centenario will be an opportunity for younger players.

Soccer News: Everton’s Martinez defends team

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez defends his squad and points to better days ahead in Thursday's soccer news update.

Three 1-1 draws in MLS, Club America wins the CCL

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All three Wednesday MLS games ended in draws while Club America saw off Tigres to win the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.

Soccer TV: Villarreal vs Liverpool

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Villarreal and Liverpool open their 2015-16 Europa League semifinal series on Fox Sports 1 on Thursday's soccer TV schedule.

The Galaxy get better

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The LA Galaxy are playing better without their first choice lineup, showing how a team can come together without all of its options.

The history of the New York Arrows

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The New York Arrows was another soccer dynasty in the biggest market in the country, but their brief time at the top didn't mean success.

How Jurgen Klinsmann uses Twitter

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It's easy to read too much into social media, but USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann seems to be sending a clear message that he's paying attention.

Soccer News: MLS Player of the Week for Boateng

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Emmanuel Boateng's goal and two assists win the LA Galaxy forward Player of the Week honors in Wednesday's soccer news update.

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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Two Champions Leagues to choose from on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule, with Atletico vs Bayern in Europe and America vs Tigres in CONCACAF.

Leicester City breaks down pay to play in the Premier League

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Leicester City winning the Premier League is closing in on inevitable, sending a clear message to the other clubs as well as the league itself.

Soccer News: Justice for the 96

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The inquest over the Hillsborough Disaster announced its ruling, finding that the 96 victims were killed unlawfully.

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Real Madrid

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Manchester City and Real Madrid meet in the semifinals of the 2015-16 Champions League on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule.

Argentine players make MLS a better league

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Clemente Lisi makes the case for Argentine players in MLS contributing to their clubs and winning championships in North America.

Soccer News: Again with the MLS officiating

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The week starts with a familiar story this season for MLS fans. Once again, it's the officiating, or this time the lack of it. A missed penalty and the red card that should've gone with it helped New York to beat Orlando City, something both coaches had no choice but to notice. Orlando City's social [.

MLS Week 8: Five goals for the Galaxy, controversy at Red Bull Arena

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It was a weekend of two and three goal wins in MLS, with the LA Galaxy scoring five times against Real Salt Lake.

USMNT players continue to impress in Germany

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Christian Pulisic scored for Borussia Dortmund and Alfredo Morales got a goal for Ingolstadt in a solid showing for USMNT players.

Soccer TV: Everton vs Manchester United

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Everton and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup semifinals and it's Crystal Palace and Watford's turn on Sunday on the soccer TV schedule.

Ten years gone in MLS

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MLS is telling a new expansion story with commissioner Don Garber talking about an extended break between cycles.

Soccer News: Klinsmann excited about Copa Centenario

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Friday's soccer news update has USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann stressing the importance of preparation for this summer's Copa Centenario.

Soccer TV: Hamburg vs Werder Bremen

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Hamburg plays Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga and Liga MX has two games on the Friday soccer TV schedule.

Gianni Infantino speaks: Should Americans listen?

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Newly elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino made the media rounds in the United States, setting up a near future for an expanded World Cup.

Soccer News: Everton in trouble

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Everton faces criticism following their 4-0 loss to Liverpool but a trip to Wembley could make all the difference in the soccer news.

Club America takes the lead in the Champions League final

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Club America beat Tigres 2-0 to open their 2015-16 Champions League final series and Everton lost to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs West Brom

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Arsenal and West Brom play a makeup game in the Premier League while Serie A and La Liga are in action on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule.

The second-class status of the CONCACAF Champions League

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Part of fixing the Champions League is CONCACAF recognizing that it doesnt work for MLS, Liga MX, or anybody else.

Feeling sorry for Peter Walton

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Professional Referee Organization general manager Peter Walton has become the public face of the officiating issues in MLS.

Soccer News: dos Santos wins MLS Player of the Week

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Gio dos Santos wins MLS Player of the Week for week 7 and plenty of opinions about the league adopting instant replay in the soccer news update.

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Lazio

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Juventus plays Lazio on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule and it's the other half of the DFB Cup semifinals with Hertha BSC vs Borussia Dortmund.

Does it get worse for Aston Villa?

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Aston Villa officially dropped to the Championship but that is just a step as the club tries to figure out its place in English soccer.

The NASL

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Soccer News: Issues up and down the Premier League table

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The Premier League table tells a lot of stories and most of them end up as problems for the clubs involved in Tuesday's soccer news update.

Soccer TV: Newcastle United vs Manchester City

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Newcastle United's relegation battle doesn't get any easier at home to Manchester City on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Defense vs offense in MLS

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Last year's Supporters' Shield winning New York Red Bulls are struggling in 2016 in part due to a difference in their defense. Read More

Soccer News: Brad Davis has played a lot of MLS games

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Brad Davis is in the top three of MLS games played, ESPN tells the Charlie Davies story, and what the Panama papers mean to clubs. Read More

MLS Week 7: Handballs at the Citrus Bowl, goal for Jermaine Jones

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Week 7 saw controversy in a heated stoppage time in Orlando while Jermaine Jones marked his debut for the Rapids with a goal. Read More

Goal for Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund on April 17, 2016 in the 3-0 win over Hamburg. Read More

Darlington Nagbe and the cliche of the naive American

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Though physical play is part of the game, the response to Nigel de Yong's foul on Darlington Nagbe raises bigger issues. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Aston Villa

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Manchester United plays Aston Villa on the weekend soccer TV schedule with results potentially relegating Villa. Read More

The Ballad of Frank Lampard

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Jason Davis explains why the Frank Lampard injury situation isn't quite the designated player disaster it should be for NYCFC. Read More

Soccer News: Will all four La Liga clubs advance in Europe?

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The Champions League and Europa League draws are the story in the soccer news with the teams from La Liga separated. Read More

Soccer TV: Houston Dynamo vs LA Galaxy

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Houston plays the Galaxy in MLS on Friday's soccer TV schedule while Hannover is at home to Gladbach in the Bundesliga. Read More

The Champions League without Barcelona

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Barcelona exits the Champions League early but that doesn't change the narrative of a tournament designed for super clubs. Read More

Soccer News: Jurgen Klinsmann’s future and Sacramento’s stadium

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann shoots down the rumors linking him with Everton and the Sacramento Republic show off their stadium plans. Read More

Midweek MLS: Wins for Colorado, Dallas, and San Jose

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The Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas won on the road to start week 7 of the 2016 MLS season while San Jose shutout New York at home. Read More

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund

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Liverpool has the away goal advantage in their Europa League quarterfinal series with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The Galaxy’s choice with Nigel de Jong

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Nigel de Jong's foul on Darlington Nagbe raises an issue that the Galaxy wanted to avoid only a few weeks into the 2016 MLS season. Read More

Playing the attendance game in American soccer

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The attendances are already up in American soccer this season, but that can mean as much as you want it to with no set standards. Read More

Soccer News: The CONCACAF presidential candidates

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FIFA approves two presidential candidates for next month's elections and competition for the 2026 World Cup in the soccer news. Read More

Loses for USMNT players in the Championship

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The results didn't go the way of Birmingham City or Reading in the Championship, while Hearts drew in the Scottish Premier League. Read More

Soccer TV: Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

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Atletico Madrid plays Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday a goal down but with Barca on a losing streak. Read More

Soccer News: Aston Villa prepares for the Championship

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Aston Villa has already announced it will be making front office reductions for next season in the Championship in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs PSG

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Manchester City and PSG meet in the Champions League with their series tied while Real Madrid needs a comeback on Tuesday's soccer TV. Read More

Nick Rimando is the master of the penalty guessing game

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Nick Rimando is one of several elite American goalkeepers, but where he is in his own category is in stopping penalties. Read More

Soccer News: Leicester City in the Champions League

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Leicester City now knows they'll finish in the Premier League's top four, meaning they qualify for the Champions League. Read More

MLS Week 6: Red card not given at StubHub

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A yellow instead of a red became the story in week 6, with Nigel de Jong staying in the game for LA after a foul on Darlington Nagbe. Read More

More goals for Bobby Wood and a start for Pulisic

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Bobby Wood scored twice for Union Berlin and Christian Pulisic started for Borussia Dortmund in the weekend roundup of USMNT players. Read More

Soccer TV: Sunderland vs Leicester City

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Sunderland plays Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday, the US Women are in action, and MLS has three games on cable. Read More

Liga MX has an American problem

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Reports have the FMF advising Liga MX clubs that they may be in violation of FIFA rules over Mexican-American youth players. Read More

Soccer News: Pulisic in the Europa League

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Christian Pulisic subs on for Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League and the fallout from Champions League proposals. Read More

Soccer TV: Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City

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The Philadelphia Union plays the Eastern Conference leaders Orlando City in MLS on Friday night, while Hertha BSC is in action on Fox Sports 1. Read More

USMNT: What Klinsmann is thinking about… as far as we know

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When it comes to its Men's National Team coach, US Soccer tends to prefer its on structure to traditional media relations. Read More

Soccer News: Real Madrid is up and down

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Real Madrid followed up their win at Barcelona in La Liga with a loss at Wolfsburg in the Champions League in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool

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Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool meet in the Europa League quarterfinals and the 2016 Copa Libertadores continues on Thursday's soccer TV. Read More

The problems for the Galaxy

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The Galaxy face a run of injury problems to their star players, turning them into a different looking squad so far in 2016. Read More

MLS needs fan culture to thrive

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DC United's decision to ban a fan over the use of a smoke bomb raises an uncomfortable issue for the league over how it markets fans. Read More

Soccer News: FIFA, UEFA, and the Panama Papers

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UEFA's link to the Panama Papers means a denial from now FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Rangers wins promotion. Read More

Club America and Tigres advance in CCL, Championship scores

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Jonathan Bornstein's Queretaro exited the Champions League while Danny Williams and Reading won in the Championship. Read More

Soccer TV: PSG vs Manchester City

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PSG and Manchester City meet in the Champions League on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule and the US Women play Colombia in a friendly. Read More

Kaka wins MLS Player of the Week for week 5

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Kaka is the MLS Player of the Week for week 5, assisting on two goals and scoring a third in Orlando City's 4-1 win over Portland. Read More

Changing the Champions League for the better

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The Champions League is likely facing another round of changes pushed by Europe's super clubs, but what if UEFA decided to lead? Read More

Soccer News: Another retro MLS moment

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The Wiz are back in Tuesday's soccer news with Sporting Kansas City going retro while Chelsea raises questions about its next manager. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

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Barcelona and Atletico Madrid meet in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and the CONCACAF semifinals conclude on Tuesday. Read More

Is MLS competing with the Chinese Super League?

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The Chinese Super League's spending spree is not just an issue for Europe's elite clubs, with MLS also losing out in the new market. Read More

Soccer News: Jesse Marsch and honor in MLS

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Jesse Marsch wasn't happy with choices made by the New England Revolution and the referee, raising a bigger point in the soccer news. Read More

MLS Week 5: Red cards and Orlando City makes a Sunday statement

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Red cards and 1-0 shutouts were the story across MLS in Week 5, with Orlando City getting an impressive result on Sunday. Read More

Miazga starts for Chelsea and Gladbach wins big in the Bundesliga

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Matt Miazga made his debut for Chelsea in the Premier League and Fabian Johnson and Gladbach shutout Hertha BSC. Read More

Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City get their play makers

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Benny Feilhaber returns for Sporting Kansas City and Kaka is back for Orlando City in Week 5 of the 2016 MLS season. Read More

Soccer TV: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in La Liga's El Clasico while the NASL kicks off its 2016 season on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: April Fools means check the news

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Some outlets make it easier than others on April Fools Day, but it's a good idea to check twice in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Taking stock from a frantic week in American soccer

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 1, 2016) US Soccer Players - The US soccer scene ... Read More