USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Soccer News: Chivas changes direction with their TV rights

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Chivas decides to sell its own TV rights through a club controlled subscription service and rumors link USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann to England.

Toronto wins in Canada, Strikers advance in the US Open Cup

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Toronto FC will represent Canada in the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League and MLS takes seven of the eight places in the US Open Cup quarterfinals.

Soccer TV: Chicago vs San Jose and Real Salt Lake vs DC United

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There's an MLS doubleheader on UniMas on Friday with Chicago playing San Jose at 8pm and RSL vs DC United at 10:30pm.

Should the Galaxy play for the Open Cup?

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The LA Galaxy have a history with the US Open Cup, but recently it's been a quick exit before the quarterfinals.

The MLS hot seat midway through 2016

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The issues in Seattle might lead to a coaching crisis, but stability and not having to pay two head coaches are important in MLS.

Soccer News: The new Bundesliga season

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The Bundesliga 2016-17 fixture list is out along with questions about how well the league is doing attracting American fans in the soccer news.

Round of 16 opens with wins for Chicago and Seattle

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The Chicago Fire beat Columbus and Seattle needed penalties to get by Real Salt Lake in the US Open Cup round of 16 on Tuesday.

Should coaching a National Team be a part-time job?

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With England looking for a new manager, the full-time role of the national team coach might not be a necessity.

Soccer News: The US Open Cup disrupts MLS

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14 of the 16 teams left in the 2016 US Open Cup are from MLS, with two more MLS teams playing in the Canadian Championship.

The schedule continues for the USMNT and the rest of world soccer

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Another summer of international soccer raises the recurring question of fixture congestion and competitive edge.

Soccer News: The end of the Copa Centenario

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The Copa Centenario comes to an end while the soccer world wakes up to Argentina minus Messi and Chile as the top team in South America.

The Copa Centenario ends with Chile champions and Messi’s future

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Chile beat Argentina for the Copa Centenario title leaving Lionel Messi questioning whether he'd continue playing for his country.

Seattle loses at home, Quakes and Galaxy draw at Stanford in week 16

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Seattle loses again, shutout by NYCFC in week 16 while the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy drew 1-1 at a sold out Stanford Stadium.

USMNT 0 – Colombia 1

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The USMNT finished 4th in the Copa Centenario, losing the 3rd-place game to Colombia 1-0. Carlos Bacca slid into the ball and deflected it into the net in the 31st minute for the game's only goal. Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina recorded the shutout. The USMNT exits the tournament wondering what it takes to score against [.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Colombia

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The Copa Centenario concludes on the soccer TV schedule with the USMNT playing Colombia for 3rd-place on Saturday and the final on Sunday.

Ever elusive, possession remains the priority for USMNT

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The biggest issue for the USMNT in the Copa Centenario is lack of time on the ball, something the squad can start to remedy against Colombia.

Preview: USMNT vs Colombia

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The USMNT ends its run in the Copa Centenario with 3rd-place on the line on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona against a familiar foe in Colombia.

Soccer News: USMNT plays for 3rd in the Copa Centenario

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The USMNT prepares to plat for 3rd-place at the Copa Centenario and Mexico decides it's not worth swapping coaches.

Soccer News: The USMNT gets a rematch with Colombia

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The USMNT plays Colombia again in the Copa Centenario 3rd-place game after Chile advanced to the final on a rainy night at Soldier Field.

Philadelphia comes back against Chicago, RSL beats New York

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Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake won at home to open week 16 while Steven Gerrard would've preferred more time in LA's draw with Colorado.

Mexico is stuck in the same pattern

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The way Mexico exited the Copa Centenario makes it hard for the FMF to resist doing what they always do, firing the coach and starting again.

Does successful mean good in MLS?

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Statistically, Seattle played better soccer than the Red Bulls but it still ended up in a 2-0 loss for the Sounders at Red Bull Arena.

Soccer News: The media’s response to the USMNT losing

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The media picks among various reasons to try to explain why and how the USMNT lost 4-0 to Argentina in the Copa Centenario semifinals.

USMNT 0 – Argentina 4

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The USMNT lost 4-0 to Argentina in the Copa Centenario semifinals on Tuesday in Houston, falling behind in the 3rd minute.

Canadian Championship: Toronto FC 1 – Vancouver Whitecaps 0

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Vancouver will be looking for a second-leg comeback after Toronto shut them out 1-0 to open the Canadian Championship final series.

Soccer TV: Colombia vs Chile

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Colombia and Chile meet in the Copa Centenario semifinals on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN closes out its coverage of the Euro 2016 group stage.

Soccer News: Match day for the USMNT against Argentina

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Plenty of opinions on what might happen during tonight's USMNT vs Argentina Copa Centenario semifinal.

Preview: USMNT vs Argentina

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The USMNT comes into its Copa Centenario semifinal against Argentina as the underdogs, but that's not a role this team is willing to embrace.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Argentina

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The USMNT plays Argentina in the Copa Centenario semifinals on Fox Sports 1 and groups C and D finish at Euro 2016 on the soccer TV schedule.

Gyasi Zardes proves that MLS player development is working

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Gyasi Zardes scored the goal that put the USMNT through to the Copa Centenario semifinals and represents a step for MLS player development.

How to obsess over Argentina – a guide for the USMNT fan

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The USMNT faces a tough semifinal in the Copa Centenario against Argentina and there are plenty of things for American soccer fans to consider.

Soccer News: The USMNT focuses on what they do best

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With everybody counting down to the USMNT vs Argentina quarterfinal, coach Jurgen Klinsmann focuses on the opportunity for his squad.

MLS Week 15: MLS comes back from break, controversy in KC

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MLS returned from the Copa Centenario break with some teams missing players and a referee missing a goal in week 15.

Soccer TV: Argentina vs Venezuela

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Argentina plays Venezuela in the Copa Centenario quarterfinals on Saturday, June 18 on FX and MLS is back in action on Sunday's TV schedule.

Klinsmann gets his semifinal

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Jurgen Klinsmann the soccer prognosticator turned out to be right about the USMNT getting to the Copa Centenario semifinals, but what now?

Soccer News: Can the USMNT beat Argentina?

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The USMNT's Copa Centenario quarterfinal win sets up a potential game with Argentina, a showdown that most take as a foregone conclusion.

USMNT 2 – Ecuador 1

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Clint Dempsey and Gyazi Zardes scored for the USMNT in their 2-1 win over Ecuador in the Copa Centenario quarterfinals.

Soccer News: Game day for the USMNT in the Centenario quarterfinals

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The USMNT plays Ecuador in the Copa Centenario quarterfinals with plenty of scenarios and concerns in the soccer news.

Ten more MLS teams advance in the US Open Cup

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Only Two lower division teams remain as the Fourth Round of the 2016 US Open Cup came to a close on Wednesday night.

Preview: USMNT vs Ecuador

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Yellow card accumulation and Jurgen Klinsmann's lineup are part of the preview for the USMNT vs Ecuador Copa Centenario quarterfinal.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Ecuador

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It's the USMNT vs Ecuador on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with the two teams meeting again in the Copa Centenario quarterfinals.

Mexico has the Copa Centenario to lose

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Its a different scenario for Mexico in the Copa Centenario, with their sizable home field advantage adding to the pressure to win.

The Copa Centenario matters, even for Brazil and Uruguay

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The Copa Centenario might be moving on without a couple of favorites, but that's not out of the ordinary for South America's championship.

New tournament, same knockout challenge for USMNT

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The USMNT have another knockout round scenario with the same pressure on the players and coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Soccer News: The Copa Centenario quarterfinals

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The Copa Centenario semifinals are set with the winner of the USMNT vs Ecuador playing the winner of Argentina vs Venezuela.

MLS teams win in the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup

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Five MLS teams played on the opening night of the 2016 US Open Cup Fourth Round, including a head-to-head match up in Portland.

Soccer News: Everton hires Ronald Koeman

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Everton has a new manager with Ronald Koeman moving Premier League teams and Mexico wins Group C in the soccer news.

The USMNT begins to make a major Copa Centenario statement

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The USMNT came together during their Group A schedule, shaking off an opening loss to take the group and advance in the Copa Centenario.

The Copa Centenario moves forward

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The USMNT only has the game on their schedule as the Copa Centenario loses favorites in the group stage.

Soccer News: USMNT goes to Seattle and Brazil goes home

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The USMNT wins Group A and Brazil loses in Group B and exits the Copa Centenario on a contentious goal against group winners Peru.

USMNT 1 – Paraguay 0

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The USMNT won Group A in the Copa Centenario with a 1-0 shutout of Paraguay and Colombia losing 3-2 to Costa Rica.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Paraguay

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The USMNT plays Paraguay on Saturday on Fox Sports 1 with the Copa Centenario knockout stage on the line in Philadelphia.

USMNT vs Paraguay and everything else in the Copa Centenario this weekend

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The USMNT vs Paraguay is one the the deciding games on the Copa Centenario schedule this weekend as the group stage concludes.

Soccer News: The USMNT against Paraguay

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The USMNT prepares for Saturday's group stage finale against Paraguay while Uruguay goes out angry in the Copa Centenario.

Soccer TV: France vs Romania

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France plays Romania to open Euro 2016 and Copa Centenario Group D moves to Fox on Friday's soccer TV schedule.

Soccer News: Toronto vs Vancouver for the Canadian Championship

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The soccer news update has Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps playing for Canada's spot in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Mexico’s honeymoon phase

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The Copa Centenario is already going well for Mexico, validating the FMF's decision to hire coach Juan Carlos Osorio.

The USMNT wins game 2

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The USMNT's win over Costa Rica showed that if the Copa Centenario group stage is a process, the Americans are getting it right.

Soccer News: The Saturday scenario for the USMNT

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The soccer news update has the USMNT beating Costa Rica to set up a Copa Centenario Group A finale where they control their destiny.

USMNT 4 – Costa Rica 0

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The USMNT beat Costa Rica 4-0 on Tuesday at Chicago's Soldier Field in the Copa Centenario to move into contention in Group A.

Keep calm and win: How the USMNT can overcome their opening loss in Copa America

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The USMNT needs a win against Costa Rica, but losing a group stage opener doesn't doom a team in major competitions.

Soccer News: Game day for USMNT vs Costa Rica

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Plenty of previews for the USMNT vs Costa Rica and rumors that a USA-based Copa Centenario might become permanent in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Costa Rica

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The USMNT returns to Copa Centenario Group A action on Tuesday against Costa Rica while Colombia plays Paraguay.

MLS helps CONCACAF

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It's not just the USMNT benefiting from MLS, with players from throughout CONCACAF playing in the league and the Copa Centenario.

Soccer News: Copa Centenario attendance

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After the opening group stage games, attendance is one of the major issues for the Copa Centenario in the soccer news.

USMNT 0 – Colombia 2

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The USMNT lost 2-0 to Colombia to open their Copa Centenario Group A schedule on Friday night in Santa Clara, California.

Soccer TV: Costa Rica vs Paraguay

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Costa rica and Paraguay meet in Group A on Fox as the Copa Centenario plays through the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Preview: USMNT vs Colombia

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The USMNT opens the 2016 Copa Centenario with a tough Group A assignment against Colombia and several questions about their approach.

Soccer News: Another round of controversy for FIFA

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FIFA is once again in the news for the wrong reasons, facing another round of controversy involving the former and current leadership.

Win for RSL, rain for Dallas and Houston

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Real Salt Lake wins at Yankee Stadium, rain delays Dallas vs Houston, and no goals between the Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City.

Soccer News: Instant replay for MLS and the Bundesliga

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FIFA announces the five participants in the instant replay trials and Owen Coyle quickly gets a new cup in the soccer news.

Philadelphia wins again, shutout for Seattle

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Philadelphia stays in control in the East with a win over Columbus and Seattle gets three points on the road against DC United.

Mexico has more to lose at the Copa Centenario than the USMNT

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The USMNT has the pressure as the host country, but it's Mexico with the most on the line at the 2016 Copa Centenario.

What the Eastern Conference standings don’t tell us

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The Eastern Conference is a mess and the standings don't tell us very much with several teams not doing enough to distinguish themselves.

Soccer News: Ola Kamara wins MLS Player of the Week

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The Columbus Crew's Ola Kamara got his first MLS goal and two more against Real Salt Lake to win Player of the Week in the soccer news.

Making sense of the Copa Centenario

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Some questions and answers about the Copa Centenario, the special anniversary edition of South America's Copa America.