USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Soccer TV: Celtic vs Barcelona

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Celtic plays Barcelona in Glasgow as part of a full day of coverage of the International Champions Cup and MLS is back on Fox.

A new chapter for Brad Guzan

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Brad Guzan's move to Middlesbrough keeps him in the Premier League but it isn't straightforward. Guzan faces intense pressure for playing time.

Sigi Schmid is an American soccer player

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Sigi Schmid is a legend as a coach for a reason and he built that legacy on knowing how to play the game.

All about Middlesbrough, Brad Guzan’s new club

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Brad Guzan has a new club and we tell you what you need to know about Middlesbrough in Friday's edition of the soccer news.

Digging for meaning from the MLS All-Star Game

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Sometimes you need to dig to find meaning from 90 minutes of soccer, and that was the case with the 2016 MLS All-Star Game.

MLS gets its All-Star party started

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The 2016 MLS All-Star festivities are underway with a self-imposed curfew because players have games this weekend.

Playing in the Champions League in July

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If you want to understand the issues with the Champions League, pay attention to how Europe's biggest show starts in June and July.

What happens next for Robbie Keane?

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The LA Galaxy face a situation with Robbie Keane in a contract year. Not signing Keane to a new deal would be a major step back for the MLS team.

Goals always count for MLS Player of the Week

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If you want to win the MLS Player of the Week award, make sure you score the most goals no matter how they go in or how weak the opponent.

Sigi Schmid is out and Seattle moves on

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The Seattle Sounders decided it was time for their second coach in the team's MLS history, parting ways with Sigi Schmid.

England is right to keep up the cult of the manager

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England hiring a traditional manager makes sense in a changing era for international soccer in Europe.

When will MLS play the money game?

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MLS wants to play better soccer, but they don't want to spend across their squads to get there quickly.

The Premier League considers a winter break

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Once again, the Premier League is wondering aloud why they choose to play through the English winter in the soccer news.

Can we fix the MLS All-Star Game?

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It's an ongoing issue not just for MLS, but making the All-Star Game worth watching should be higher on the league's list of priorities.

Bruce Arena vs soccer analytics

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LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena takes a shot at soccer analytics by pointing to the score board as what matters in soccer.

Big wins for Toronto, Montreal, and New York

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Toronto FC, Montreal, and the New York Red Bulls all turned on the offense in week 20, scoring big in their wins.

Soccer TV: Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy

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It's a big weekend for MLS with New York Red Bulls vs NYCFC on Fox and the Portland Timbers hosting the LA Galaxy.

Do stars get the calls in MLS?

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New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch tried a bit of gamesmanship by questioning whether or not MLS referees favor star players.

Has the sun finally set on Seattle’s honeymoon?

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It was nice while it lasted for Seattle, but their run as a Western Conference power appears to have ended along with their Open Cup hopes.

Does the LA Galaxy take the US Open Cup seriously?

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On the night and playing in an auxiliary stadium, LA decided winning their US Open Cup quarterfinal was worth it, but does that change anything?

England’s new manager isn’t Jurgen Klinsmann

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The rumors linking USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann to the England job didn't end up with a shocking move.

Revolution, FC Dallas , Fire, and Galaxy advance in US Open Cup

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MLS took all of the semifinal slots in the 2016 US Open Cup, with New England, Dallas, Chicago, and the Galaxy advancing.

Does anybody want to play minor league soccer?

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The USL's attempt to get second division sanctioning suggests a blurring of what the divisions mean in American pro soccer.

This is what Jason Kreis needs from Orlando City

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Jason Kreis is the new coach at Orlando City, but he may be facing familiar issues with his return to MLS.

Summer is the best/worst for soccer friendlies

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The European clubs on tour make their way to the United States and other parts of the world playing games that don't count for crowds that do.

What Philadelphia is doing in the year of the underdog

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The Philadelphia Union would like to be the latest underdog team to pull off a shock in 2016, turning into a contender in MLS.

This is why RSL vs the media is a bad idea

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Real Salt Lake decides to ban a journalist and Russia is the subject of a WADA report that accuses them of doping their Olympic program.

This is how Portland stayed top in Cascadia

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The Portland Timbers stopped the Seattle Sounders momentum, winning at Providence Park in week 19 of the 2016 MLS season.

Soccer TV: Montreal vs NYCFC

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The Montreal Impact and NYCFC play on Sunday in a game that could refocus the Eastern Conference or add to its issues.

Jurgen Klinsmann: Will he stay or will he go?

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Jurgen Klinsmann's link to the vacant England job leads to speculation on both sides of the Atlantic about the coach's immediate future.

Seattle needs wins and MLS needs Mario Balotelli

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The Seattle Sounders might be turning around their lackluster season and MLS should seriously consider going after Mario Balotelli.

Playing in Liga MX

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Liga MX is changing and that might mean good news for viewers but bad news for dual nationality players in Friday's soccer news update.

Will Paul Pogba switch clubs?

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Paul Pogba may or may not be leaving, but the scenario playing out over this transfer window is about the real super clubs and everybody else.

Things change for Seattle

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The Seattle Sounders got a big win at home on Wednesday against FC Dallas and Vancouver shutout Real Salt Lake at BC Place.

Preview: The 2016 Liga MX Apertura season

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Can Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca repeat as champions in the 2016 Apertura and will a former MLS player find success as a coach?

MLS in the heat of summer with points on the line

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2016) US Soccer Players - The MLS schedule is that the games get heaviest just as the weather outside gets hottest. The MLS schedule makers seem to have a streak of the sadist in them. The turnaround shortens during the months when it's most difficult to play.

MLS on the defensive over something it could’ve ignored

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MLS commissioner Don Garber chooses to respond to a NY Times' opinion piece questioning the league's fan culture.

The Premier League with less Americans

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The Premier League may have less Americans in 2016-17, but does that tell us anything about the overall health of the USMNT player pool.

Soccer News: Donovan swings for the fences

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Landon Donovan hits an inside the park home run at the MLB softball game and Colorado continues not to lose in MLS.

Dax McCarty: “I play better when there’s more pressure”

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An interview with New York Red Bulls player Dax McCarty about success in MLS and if the Supporters' Shield counts as much as MLS Cup.

Soccer News: The 2016 MLS All-Stars

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The fan vote has the starting lineup for the 2016 MLS All-Star game against Arsenal and Tim Howard talks about American goalkeepers in the EPL.

MLS Week 18: NYCFC’s streak ends, Sporting KC’s continues

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One streak ended and another continued in week 18 of the MLS season, with NYCFC losing to Sporting Kansas City.

Soccer TV: Sporting Kansas City vs NYCFC

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Sporting Kansas City tries to stop NYCFC's win streak this weekend and Euro 2016 concludes on the soccer TV schedule.

Atlanta United already has the momentum

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Atlanta United is enjoying the benefit of a lot of things still in theory, even if it means more rumors than facts for the club's fans.

Soccer News: More from USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann says more about progress for the squad and what the team needs to succeed in the soccer news.

Danny Karbassiyoon talks Arsenal, player development, and US soccer

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Arsenal scout Danny Karbassiyoon talks about American soccer, scouting Gedion Zelalem, and what it takes to play at the highest level.

Is this another season of the managers in the Premier League?

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The 2016-17 Premier League season adds even more world class coaches turned managers with the pressure on all of them.

Soccer News: Adrian Heath no longer coach of Orlando City

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Adrian Heath is out at Orlando City, NYCFC wins again in MLS, and Manchester United wants to spend in the transfer window.

Robbie Keane still matters for the Galaxy

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The difference Robbie Keane makes for the LA Galaxy is clear, even if it's no longer true for the Republic of Ireland.

Jack Harrison and the problem of American soccer hype

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NYCFC's Jack Harrison is drawing the kind of attention any MLS team would want for a standout young player, but is it already too much?

Soccer News: The club touring season

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Seattle had no trouble with a preseason version of West Ham United as the club friendly season starts in North American soccer.

Soccer News: Mourinho gets started at Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho's official tenure at Manchester United starts as expected with plenty of opinions and FIFA's leadership issue.

MLS Week 17: FC Dallas takes over, Howard debuts for the Rapids

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FC Dallas moves into the #1 overall spot in MLS with a win over Orlando City, but Colorado looms in 2nd-place with games in hand.

Playing for the USMNT

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The story of players that became naturalized Americans representing their new country as members of the USMNT.

Soccer News: Youth clubs, solidarity payments, and the MLSPU

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Several youth clubs filed a class action lawsuit against the MLSPU and individual players while CONCACAF struggles with its image in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: Rayo OKC vs FC Edmonton

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Rayo OKC plays FC Edmonton on CBS Sports Network as the NASL's Fall 2016 season opens and the Euro 2016 quarterfinals continue.

The USMNT’s style problem

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Jurgen Klinsmann's words haven't matched his team's style of play, with the USMNT still looking for what works in big games.

Does MLS need NYCFC to win now?

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NYCFC might not be looking for revenge against the Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium, but they're certainly playing for points.

Soccer News: USMNT heading to Havana

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US Soccer schedules a friendly in Havana and Zlatan Ibrahimovic decides to announce his new club before signing a contract in the soccer news.