USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Germany’s take on the Confederations Cup

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Germany coach Jogi Low isn't planning on taking his strongest squad to the Confederations Cup and the USMNT roster change.

The next 14 months for the USMNT

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The USMNT deals with the pressures of World Cup qualifying and a compact schedule with limited time to experiment.

Celtic, Rangers, and another link to England

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Celtic and Rangers have another link to a future in England's league in Monday's soccer news update.

Goals at RFK Stadium, shutouts in week 25

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DC United scored six goals in their win over Chicago and several MLS teams recorded shutouts in week 25 of the 2016 season.

Goal for Bobby Wood as the Bundesliga season begins

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Bobby Wood scored in Hamburg's opening day draw in the Bundesliga and Brad Guzan was in goal for Middlesbrough's draw with West Brom.

USMNT roster for September World Cup qualifiers

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The USMNT roster is set for the September World Cup qualifiers away to St Vincent and the Grenadines and home to Trinidad & Tobago.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Hull City

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has Saturday games from the Bundesliga and the Premier League available on national TV.

Is the Supporters’ Shield still FC Dallas’s to lose?

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FC Dallas is top of the Supporters' Shield table, but all of a sudden they're facing a challenge to hold onto the best record in MLS.

USMNT set for a sultry September on road to Russia

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The USMNT keeps it tropical for the September World Cup qualifiers, playing in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Jacksonville.

Which Champions League team has the toughest group?

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The draw for the 2016-17 Champions League group stage is in and we make our pick for the would be super club most likely to disappoint.

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen

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Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen open the 2016-17 Bundesliga season on Friday's soccer TV schedule with Liga MX and MLS also in action.

DeAndre Yedlin signs with Newcastle United

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DeAndre Yedlin leaves Spurs for Newcastle United and the importance of the results from last night's MLS games in the soccer news.

Another goal for Altidore in MLS, Dallas draws in CCL

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Jozy Altidore scored in his fourth consecutive MLS game and FC Dallas picked up a point on the road in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Gladbach advances in Champions League, Cup win for Fulham

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Fabian Johnson and Gladbach had no trouble advancing to the group stage of the 2016-17 Champions League and Fulham knocked out Boro in the Cup.

MLS teams try to reverse course with time running out in 2016

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Seattle, Columbus, and the Philadelphia Union still have time to make 2016 count with a late season run to the MLS playoffs.

LAFC vs the Galaxy

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LAFC made another major move in the Los Angeles sports market, announcing a naming rights deal as they broke ground on their stadium.

Against the Super League

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One of UEFA's presidential candidates doesn't like the idea of a super league and LAFC gets a stadium naming rights deal.

Vancouver beats Sporting Kansas City in the Champions League

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The Vancouver Whitecaps shutout Sporting Kansas City in an all-MLS encounter at BC Place in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Williams helps Reading advance in the League Cup

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Danny Williams helped Reading advance in the League Cup and Geoff Cameron and Stoke City also got the win on Tuesday.

What is Arsenal up to?

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Arsenal's transfer strategy is causing problems for their manager and an MLS owner links Wayne Rooney with a move in the soccer news.

Q&A with USMNT and Sporting KC player Graham Zusi

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 22, 2016) US Soccer Players – Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi is what you would call a frequent flier. The 30-year-old Zusi, like many players these days, spends a lot of time on airplanes. In the last three weeks alone, Zusi and his teammates have logged [.

MLS stays United

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MLS adds another United for 2017, expanding the league to 22 teams and deftly maneuvering around questions over quality of play.

Liverpool’s immediate future

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There may or may not be a bid from China for part of Liverpool FC and coaching in Europe in the soccer news.

MLS shutouts in week 24

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Shutouts were the story in week 24 of the 2016 MLS season with clean sheets at home and on the road in Major League Soccer.

Brad Guzan starts for Middlesbrough, goal for Bornstein

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Brad Guzan got his first start for Middlesbrough in the Premier League and Jonathan Bornstein scored for Queretaro in Liga MX.

Soccer TV: Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has the conclusion of the Men's Olympic tournament, LA at Yankee Stadium, and the Cascadia derby.

Huge opportunities and hard labor at the dawn of the European season

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Several American players find themselves in positions to make a difference in Europe as the new season begins.

Playing soccer at Fenway Park

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Fenway Sports Group looks to create a better soccer experience at historic Fenway Park by allowing for a bigger field.

Friday night soccer in the Premier League

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It's the start of the Friday night soccer schedule in the Premier League with the expected push back from traditionalists.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Southampton

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It's Friday soccer in the Premier League along with the gold medal game from the Women's Olympic soccer tournament and the start of La Liga.

The big leagues without USMNT players

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Serie A and La Liga aren't regularly signing USMNT players, something that hasn't changed even with Americans signing with big clubs.

Loss for Reading in the Championship

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Reading had a tough time with Newcastle in the Championship, though manager Jaap Stam argued that the score wasn't reflective of his team's work.

The CONCACAF Champions League without the big clubs

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With all respect to the teams that got there, the big clubs in MLS are on the outside of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League.

Atlanta United already has a player to watch

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Atlanta United designated player Kenwyne Jones scored in the CONCACAF Champions League against Sporting Kansas City, taking advantage of a loan.

Wright-Phillips wins MLS Player of the Week

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Wednesday's soccer news update starts with the MLS Player of the Week award for New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Champions League draws for Sporting Kansas City and the Red Bulls

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Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls both picked up a point in CONCACAF Champions League group play.

Gladbach takes lead in Champions League play-offs

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Fabina Johnson subbed on in Gladbach's first-leg win in the Champions League play-off round and the soccer scores from the Championship.

ESPN gets UEFA’s Nations League

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ESPN signs a deal with UEFA to show Euro 2022, World Cup qualifying, and the new UEFA Nations League in Tuesday's soccer news.

Jordan Morris and Keegan Rosenberry play for Rookie of the Year

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 15, 2016) US Soccer Players – Major League Soccer is the place where most US-based players get their start. They come into the league in a variety of ways. There's the oft-maligned SuperDraft, where a crop of ever-dwindling college recruits still dream of pro careers.

Hull City digs deep, works hard, plays soccer

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Hull City knocks off defending Premier League champions Leicester City, Arsenal loses, and other overreactions in the soccer news.

Another MLS goal for Altidore, Bedoya’s debut for Union

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Jozy Altidore equalized for Toronto FC and Alejandro Bedoya made his debut for the Philadelphia Union in week 23 of the 2016 MLS season.

Wins for Birmingham City and Fulham in the Championship

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Wins in the Championship for USMNT players with Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City beating Leeds and Tim Ream's Fulham winning at PNE.

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Liverpool

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The 2016-17 Premier League season starts this weekend with big teams playing on Sunday and the Olympics continue with knockout games on Saturday.

Saving the Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire's situation isn't a story MLS wants to tell, but it could say more about the state of the league than another expansion success.

2016-17 Premier League preview

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The two biggest stores in the Premier League this season is Leicester City trying to repeat on a budget and Manchester United spending.

Criticizing fitness is the latest soccer fad

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It's a tough time for players on European clubs with coaches more than happy to let the world know if they're out of shape in the soccer news.

Is parity possible in the Premier League?

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Premier League leadership is talking parity, but how does that happen from the top down in a league with limited controls?

Will CONCACAF teams win both Olympic soccer tournaments?

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Honduras is the last CONCACAF team standing in the Men's Olympic soccer tournament, making it far from likely that CONCACAF takes both golds.

FC Dallas advances to face New England in US Open Cup final

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FC Dallas needed extra time to get past the LA Galaxy in their 2016 US Open Cup semifinal, setting up a Dallas vs New England final in Frisco.

LA’s Cup run ends

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The LA Galaxy exited the US Open Cup with a semifinal loss to FC Dallas, denying them a home field date in the final and a route to the CCL.

Bedoya joins the Union

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Alejandro officially joins the Philadelphia Union with plenty of pressure on the player and the MLS team to make the playoffs.

Real Madrid confirms they really are champions of Europe

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The Super Cup needed extra time to confirm that Real Madrid is the best team in Europe and TV ratings don't flatter MLS in the soccer news.

New England Revolution advance to 2016 Open Cup final

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The New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup and success for several USMNT players in England's League Cup.

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas

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It's the other half of the US Open Cup playoffs with the LA Galaxy hosting FC Dallas. The Men's Olympic soccer tournament continues on Wednesday.

Let’s fix the UEFA Super Cup

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The UEFA Super Cup is on the schedule and it's a game that is still looking for an audience all over the soccer world.

Win for Fulham Rubin starts for Utrecht

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The games are starting for the 2016-17 season in some parts of Europe and we're a month into the Liga MX Apertura.

Michael Bradley returns in win for Toronto FC, Dempsey hat trick

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Toronto got a goal from Jozy Altidore with Michael Bradley assisting and Clint Dempsey took advantage of Jordan Morris's assists.

Sporting Kansas City has to move on

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Sporting Kansas City had a tough loss on the road in week 22, but they have plenty of games left this month to make that matter more or less.

USMNT players in Europe 2016-17

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Brad Guzan has a new Premier League club, Matt Miazga and Julian Green look for playing time, and Christian Pulisic wants a trophy.

Soccer TV: New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire

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The New England Revolution play the Chicago Fire in the 2016 US Open Cup semifinals on ESPN2 and the UEFA Super Cup is on the soccer TV schedule.

Soccer TV: Leicester City vs Manchester United

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Leicester City plays Manchester United in the Charity Shield and the US Women are in action at the Olympic soccer tournament.

Other than Bedoya, was the MLS transfer window a bust?

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The incoming transfers might not be the story for the 2016 summer transfer window in MLS. Instead, it was the deadline day trades between teams.

FIFA finds Infantino didn’t violate Code of Ethics

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FIFA's ethic committee dismisses allegations against president Gianni Infantino and player movement in the Premier League.

Win for FC Dallas in CONCACAF Champions League

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FC Dallas picked up another win for MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage while Hertha BSC exits the Europa League.

Newcastle United vs Fulham

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The 2016-17 Championship season starts on Friday with Newcastle United trying to find a quick path back to the Premier League.

Missing the USA at the Men’s Olympic soccer tournament

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How much you miss the US Men not playing at the Rio Olympics depends on how much stock you put in the tournament.

Bedoya moves to MLS

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Alejandro Bedoya signs with the Philadelphia Union and Charlie Davies joins via a trade with the MLS club making major deadline moves.

Toronto wins in MLS, Red Bulls and Portland win in Champions League

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Toronto beat RSL and it was a good night for MLS in the Champions League, with the Red Bulls and Timbers winning their group stage games.

Paying in the transfer market

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Transfer fees are up across the board in Europe, with the Premier League's new money not the only thing influencing the market.

Can Mexico win another Olympic gold?

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Mexico plays for a second gold medal at the 2016 summer Olympics with expectations high for the CONCACAF representative.

Will MLS become a money league?

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MLS has set a high price for the next round of expansion, and there seems to be people willing to pay for Major League Soccer in their city.

Vancouver wins on the road in the Champions League

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The Vancouver Whitecaps pick up three points on the road in the CONCACAF Champions League and Frank Lampard wins MLS Player of the Week.

Barcelona vs Leicester City and Monaco vs Fenerbache

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Barcelona plays Leicester City in Stockholm, Champions League qualifying continues, and the 2016 Women's Olympic soccer tournament begins.

The MLS numbers game

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It's another round of the MLS numbers game where a league official leaves it to the rest of us to figure it out.

The CCL vs ICC in another summer of American soccer

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Why is the American soccer schedule crowded during the first week of August? Because the CONCACAF Champions League competes with friendlies.

Who won week 21?

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There might be a clear winner for biggest result in week 21, but what does that really tell us about the weekend that was in MLS?

Frank Lampard’s hat trick and Altidore returns with a goal

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Frank Lampard keeps scoring for NYCFC and Jozy Altidore returns from injury and gets a goal for Toronto in week 21 of the 2016 MLS season.

Julian Green makes his case with Bayern Munich

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USMNT forward Julian Green is trying to win a first team place with Bayern Munich this season, scoring a hat-trick in a friendly.