USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2016

Soccer TV: Vancouver vs Seattle

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The Vancouver Whitecaps host the Seattle Sounders on Sunday with both teams trying to salvage their season by making the playoffs.

FC Cincinnati with or without MLS

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MLS expansion might already be in play for FC Cincinnati, but regardless of what that league does the team is building a true soccer club.

The continuing story of soccer corruption allegations in England

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England's soccer corruption issues continue with the League Managers Association and the Football League pushing for disclosure.

Believe in North American soccer

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Is soccer really better in Europe? Careful how quickly you answer, because the future of North American soccer could depend on it.

The Crew tries to avoid what’s already happened to Chicago

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The Columbus Crew still have an outside shot at making the playoffs, but they'll need to take six against Chicago in the soccer news.

DC’s MLS run continues and a chance for Dallas in the CCL

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DC United and Seattle both started week 30 with shutouts in MLS plays and FC Dallas stays in contention to advance in the Champions League.

Loss for Gladbach, win for Newcastle United

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Fabian Johnson subbed on early in the second-half for Gladbach in their Champions League loss to Barcelona and Newcastle came back in England.

Then and now with the LA Galaxy

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Landon Donovan's return to the Galaxy is running into how much the team changed since his retirement.

Atlanta United hires Tata

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Atlanta United has a coach and hiring Tata Martino carries with it a lot of promise for the MLS expansion team.

Dempsey out for 2016

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USMNT and Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey will miss the rest of the 2016 season as he recovers from a heart ailment.

Dortmund draws Real Madrid, Red Bulls advance in the CCL

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Christain Pulisic helped ot make the difference for Borussia Dortmund in their 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Soccer TV: Gladbach vs Barcelona

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The Champions League is in action with Fabian Johnson and Gladbach hosting FC Barcelona on Fox Sports 1.

Are people really tired of the Champions League?

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There's growing criticism over the Champions League group stage with too many games that don't count enough for the neutral fan.

England in trouble

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On a Champions League Tuesday, it's England's Football Association and its manager Sam Allardyce making the soccer news.

Playing abroad in MLS

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A look at the foreign players choosing MLS and making it a better league with strong performances and lots of goals.

West Ham might not have won the stadium game

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London's Olympic Stadium is already turning into a booby prize for West Ham United, who pushed for the move but now face issues.

FIFA keeps being FIFA

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FIFA decides that its anti-racism task force has somehow completed its job in an odd turn of events in Monday's soccer news update.

Draw for Stoke in USMNT players wrap-up

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City picked up a point in the Premier League and Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund win again in the Bundesliga.

Qualifying for the 2016 MLS playoffs in week 29

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Three teams officially made the playoffs in week 29 of the MLS season, with Toronto, NYCFC, and the New York Red Bulls in the postseason.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Leicester City

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Manchester United plays Leicester City on Saturday and the LA Galaxy has Seattle at home on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

The immediate future of the NASL

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The NASL is facing a crisis with reports that clubs plan to leave the second division or have hit financial trouble.

Arsenal’s two decades

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Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger staying together for two decades is an interesting number for a Premier League club in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: NYCFC vs Chicago Fire

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NYCFC plays the Chicago Fire, Borussia Dortmund is back in action, and there are games from Ligue 1 and La Liga on Friday's soccer TV schedule.

Growing in the same direction: The muddle behind the scenes of US player development

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MLS and US Soccer are doing more to address the player development issues in this country, but that isn't making it any easier.

Caring about the Club World Cup

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Club America can win a game at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup and play Real Madrid, but does that really matter in the soccer news?

Goal for Fabian Johnson, EFL Cup and Liga MX scores

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Fabian Johnson got a late goal for Gladbach to split the points in the Bundesliga and it wasn't a good night for two USMNT players in the EFL Cup.

The end of the Azteca advantage?

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If Mexico is serious about playing World Cup qualifiers in other stadiums, there are enough reasons for leaving Estadio Azteca.

The Bundesliga’s American future

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The rise of USMNT players in the Bundesliga have helped raise that league's status among American soccer fans.

Rowe wins MLS Player of the Week

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Revs midfielder Kelyn Rowe took MLS Player of the Week honors with two goals with the state of the Eastern Conference very much in question.

Another win for Borussia Dortmund

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Christian Pulisic played the first-half in Borussia Dortmund's lopsided win over Freiburg as we roundup the USMNT scores from Europe.

The present and future of the EFL Cup

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The EFL Cup is on the Tuesday soccer schedule once again raising questions about England's secondary cup competition.

Soccer’s high tech future

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Soccer is changing with the adoption of goal line technology and eventually the video assistant referee, but tech is also impacting how we watch.

Points per game in MLS

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The points per game totals don't change the Eastern Conference standings, but they are an issue in the West.

Pulisic scores in a big weekend for USMNT players in the Bundesliga

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Things went Borussia Dortmund's way in the Bundesliga in a 6-0 win with a goal and two assists from USMNT player Christian Pulisic.

Toronto FC qualifies and Landon Donovan scores

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Toronto FC qualified for the playoffs with a draw in week 28 and Landon Donovan made the difference for the Galaxy off the bench.

Soccer TV: Sporting KC vs LA Galaxy

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Sporting Kansas City plays the LA Galaxy as Fox tries something new with their MLS coverage on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Making the most of week 28

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Week 28 has games that count with several scenarios about to play out as the 2016 MLS season moves into its final weeks.

Will MLS stop at 28 teams?

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MLS has a new talking point and this time it's stopping expansion when they reach 28 teams. What that means for quality is a separate question.

Mighty Manchester United loses in Rotterdam

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Manchester United's Europa League loss leads to another quote from Jose Mourinho that doesn't disappoint in Fridya's soccer news update.

Best of times, worst of times? Surveying the scene for Yanks in Europe

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It's an interesting time for American soccer players choosing Europe, with more opportunities in the Bundesliga than the Premier League.

The 2016-17 Europa League moves to the group stage

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The Europa League joins the Champions League as problems that UEFA seems to be making worse rather than better.

Win for Dortmund, loss for Gladbach in the Champions League

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In UEFA's Champions League, a big win for Borussia Dortmund while Portland lost in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Landon Donovan’s preseason

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Landon Donovan's return could turn the LA Galaxy from a regular season disappointment into a contender once the playoffs start.

FC Dallas sends its Open Cup message

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FC Dallas won the 2016 US Open Cup and let the rest of MLS know that it's in the hunt for all of the trophies in 2016.

UEFA elects Ceferin as president

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for anyone who believes things don't change in soccer politics, UEFA elected an outsider as president in Wednesday's soccer news update.

FC Dallas wins Open Cup, Vancouver beats Sporting KC in CCL

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FC Dallas is the 2016 US Open Cup champions, coming back to beat the New England Revolution while Vancouver advanced in the Champions League.

Soccer TV: Saprissa vs Portland

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Saprissa and Portland meet in the Champions League in CONCACAF and the group stage continues in UEFA's version.

Sporting KC and playing to win in the CCL

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Sporting Kansas City isn't expected to go with their starters facing a must win scenario in the CONCACAF Champions League in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: FC Dallas vs New England Revolution

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FC Dallas plays the New England Revolution for the 2016 US Open Cup and the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League begins on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule.

A trophy on the line for FC Dallas and New England

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The first trophy of the 2016 season is on the line on Tuesday with New England at FC Dallas in the US Open Cup final.

UEFA’s leadership vacuum

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UEFA picks a new president this week, but that's unlikely to help the organization when it comes to the big issues in European soccer.

The Red Bulls in trouble

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The New York Red Bulls gave up another lead as they continue to leave room for the rest of the Eastern Conference.

Donovan returns in week 27 win

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Landon Donovan made a cameo appearance in the LA Galaxy's win over Orlando City and FC Dallas lost at home in week 27.

Goals for Yedlin and Williams in the Championship

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DeAndre Yedlin scored for Newcastle and Danny Williams converted a penalty for Reading in a good weekend for USMNT players in the Championship.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Manchester City

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It's early in the morning in the US, but Saturday's Manchester derby is the game everybody's been talking about since the international break ended. Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola, with the manager match-up taking over from the players. If you'd like to get up even earlier, Fox Sports 1 has the Old Firm derby on [.

Is Canada failing CONCACAF?

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Once again, Canada is out of world Cup qualifying before the final round, something that has to be a problem for the region.

The return of Landon Donovan

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Landon Donovan surprised the American soccer world, announcing an end to his retirement as he rejoins the LA Galaxy in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo

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Sporting Kansas City plays the Houston Dynamo and the Bundesliga and La Liga return to action on Friday's soccer TV schedule.

The Hex cometh, and perhaps a more assertive USMNT style does too

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The USMNT faces the Hexagonal schedule with momentum, but will Jurgen Klinsmann stick with his attacking options?

Is MLS really considering an end to expansion?

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MLS commissioner Don Garber tells Forbes expansion may be coming to and end in Thursday's soccer news update.

Win for Orlando, draw for RSL and Galaxy

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Orlando City beat Montreal at Stade Saputo and Real Salt Lake came up with a late equalizer to draw with the Galaxy in Wednesday's MLS action.

Mexico tries to forget their last Hex

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Before penciling in Mexico as the favorite in the Hexagonal, it's worth considering how their form has slipped since the Copa Centenario.

Klinsmann choses to start the Pulisic era

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Jurgen Klinsmann's decision to rely on Sacha Kljestan and Christian Pulisic in the group C finale could be sending a bigger message.

USMNT advances to a date with Mexico

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If you're a certain type of American soccer fan, the USMNT winning Group C only to have to open against Mexico is good news. Get the big home game out of the way early, avoiding the later drama that comes when we all know the points are crucial. Even CONCACAF's choice to make the group [...]

USMNT 4 – Trinidad & Tobago 0

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The USMNT moves on to the final round of CONCACAf World Cup qualifying as Group C winners after beating Trinidad & Tobago.

Match day for USMNT vs Trinidad & Tobago in Jacksonville

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The USMNT plays Trinidad & Tobago to finish out their Group C schedule in Tuesday's soccer news update.

Preview: USMNT vs Trinidad & Tobago

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CONCACAF World Cup qualifying semifinal group C concludes tonight with the USMNT vs Trinidad & Tobago (8pm ET - Fox Sports 1). With all due respect to Guatemala, only the wildest of scenarios have them replacing the USMNT in the Hexagonal. Closer to reality, we already know that Trinidad & Tobago and the USMNT will [.

5 games could tell the story of the 2016 season

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With the 2016 regular season winding down, here are five games that may determine who has the best shot at winning MLS Cup.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Trinidad & Tobago

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The semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying concludes with the USMNT playing for first-place in Group C against Trinidad & Tobago.

Paying attention to the World Cup qualifiers

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It's more than just CONCACAF on the World Cup qualifying schedule as the September international window comes to a close in the soccer news.

Shutouts continue in MLS in week 26

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Four of the six MLS games over the weekend ended in shutouts and LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena recorded his 200th career win.

St Vincent and the Grenadines 0 – USMNT 6

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Second-half substitute Christian Pulisic scored twice as the USMNT advances to the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF world Cup qualifying.

USMNT in St Vincent

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In Friday's soccer news update, we ask a question about the level of difficulty in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying and let UEFA answer it.

Preview: St Vincent and the Grenadines vs USMNT

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The USMNT can qualify for the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a group C win against St Vincent and the Grenadines.

NYCFC comes back to beat DC United

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DC United lost the lead at Yankee Stadium with NYCFC staging a late comeback to take three Eastern Conference points in MLS.

Soccer TV: St Vincent and the Grenadines vs USMNT

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The USMNT plays St Vincent and the Grenadines in a World Cup qualifier that starts at 3:30pm ET on Friday's soccer TV schedule.

USMNT try to enjoy the bumpy ride to 2018

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It's not easy on the road in CONCACAF, with the USMNT taking a long trip to St Vincent and the Grenadines in need of World Cup qualifying points.

Matt Miazga moves to the Eredivisie

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Matt Miazga is the latest USMNT player to make a move to the Eredivisie, but it's a different scenario for a defender.

Another round of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF

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CONCACAF World Cup qualifying continues with the 2018 cycle shaping up to look a lot like last time and the time before that.