USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2017

Q&A with Jonathan Bornstein

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We talk with USMNT player Jonathan Bornstein about his decision to play in Liga MX, his success with Queretaro, and his National Team future.

San Diego, MLS, and Liga MX

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San Diego is an expansion target for MLS, but it's a city with a strong link to a Liga MX club just over the border in the soccer news.

Hyndman Man of the Match in Rangers win

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Emerson Hyndman made his first game in the Scottish Premier League count, scoring for Rangers in the USMNT players abroad roundup.

USMNT 0 – Serbia 0

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Bruce Arena's return as USMNT coach began with a 0-0 draw against Serbia in San Diego, a game where three players made their debuts.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Serbia

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The USMNT is in action on the weekend soccer TV schedule along with the Cup of Nations quarterfinals and the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

The MLS expansion countdown continues

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MLS will pick from 11 cities to continue towards the next round of expansion, but their short window brings with it good and bad.

Breaking January camp

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For USMNT coach Bruce Arena and his squad, two friendlies count more than ever in the soccer news.

Preview: USMNT vs Serbia

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The USMNT plays their first game since a change in coach with January camp players eager to impress Bruce Arena.

Guzan’s MLS return

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Thursday's soccer news has Brad Guzan leaving Premier League club Middlesbrough at the end of the season to join Atlanta United in MLS.

Curt Onalfo has work to do revamping the Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy appear to be a work in progress entering the 2017 preseason, but early results will set the tone.

Peter Wilt’s case for promotion and relegation

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Soccer executive Peter Wilt makes a lengthy argument for promotion and relegation, perhaps resetting a contentious conversation.

Jonathan Spector switches City

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Jonathan Spector moves from Birmingham City to Orlando, signing a two-year deal in the soccer news.

Let’s talk about CONCACAF

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CONCACAF announced the new format for the Champions League, and with it raising familiar questions for the region's leagues, clubs, and fans.

New deal for Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic signs a new deal with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and Philadelphia gets a new shirt in the soccer news.

What USMNT players have done in Europe

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Clemente Lisi picks five standout seasons from USMNT players in European leagues since 1990.

Americans finding it tough going in the Premier League

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A mix of injuries and opportunities makes it tough going for Americans in the Premier League in the soccer news.

Assist for Hyndman, Bundesliga returns

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Emerson Hyndman subbed on and picked up an assist in his first game for Rangers while the 2016-17 Bundesliga season resumed.

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Spurs

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Manchester City has a new signing and a big stage in the United States, playing 2nd-place Spurs on NBC on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

What is Major League Soccer?

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Professional sports is designed to make money and that means accepting their role as entertainment. What does this mean for Major League Soccer?

A North American World Cup bid

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CONCACAF appears to be lining up behind a joint bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada for the 2026 World Cup in the soccer news.

Klinsmann returns to remind us of his tantalizing, infuriating gifts

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Jurgen Klinsmann had plenty to say about his time as USMNT coach during a discussion at the 2017 NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles.

Will soccer seriously consider radical rule changes?

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FIFA technical director Marco van Basten is proposing several fundamental rule changes for soccer focused on player health and fairness.

The 2017 money league

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Manchester United is now the club making the most money in world soccer with Real Madrid falling to 3rd-place in the annual ranking.

Playing with the Chargers

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The LA Galaxy are saying all the right things about sharing their stadium with the NFL's Chargers, but will the bigger league end up in charge?

Was the Copa Centenario only the beginning?

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With the success of the Copa Centenario, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL are reportedly considering a regularly scheduled joint national team tournament.

Juventus designs

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Juventus has a new logo that isn't getting a warm embrace by the public, but that's only part of the point with their rebrand.

Does Manchester City have a problem?

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Is Manchester City the latest Premier League club with unrealistic expectations and plenty of money to spend?

Gene Olaff, George Brown, and remembering American soccer history

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Clemente Lisi talks to National Soccer Hall of Fame member George Brown about his friend and fellow Hall of Famer Gene Olaff.

Is the Chinese Super League spending spree already over?

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With government scrutiny already happening, the Chinese Football Association is also addressing their clubs spending lots of money.

Big win for Tijuana

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Club Tijuana's USMNT players saw action and goals in their 5-2 win over Puebla. The Eredivisie also resumed with Matt Miazga playing.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Liverpool

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Manchester United tries to extend their Premier League win streak hosting 2nd-place Liverpool on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

What does Red Bull mean for American soccer?

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The rumors that New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch was moving to Salzburg ended quickly, but it raises an interesting scenario.

It’s SuperDraft Friday

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The MLS SuperDraft regularly produces players that will make an immediate difference for their clubs.

Overlooked talents make their USMNT return

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Under Bruce Arena, several USMNT players are getting the opportunity to restart their National Team careers through the January camp.

CONCACAF without the Caribbean?

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A report has the Caribbean teams considering a future apart from CONCACAF and USMNT coach Bruce Arena charms the media in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Reading

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Manchester United and Reading meet in the Third Round of the FA Cup on Sunday with La Liga, Serie A, and Liga MX also in action.

Time for USMNT players in the FA Cup

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USMNT players had several opportunities in England over the weekend with the schedule shifting from league to cup.

The World Cup expansion plot thickens

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It's not just the World Cup that might be changing for 2026 with reports linking FIFA with a move to merge CONCACAF and CONMEBOL qualifying.

Minor league soccer in America

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US Soccer eventually made a decision on lower league designations, naming both the NASL and the USL as official second divisions.

5 players to watch in USMNT camp

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Bruce Arena has called in an MLS squad for his first January camp back in charge and he has options with World Cup qualifying looming.

Another return for the NY Cosmos

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The NY Cosmos are back with a new owner and the NASL moves on with an interim commissioner in the soccer news.

FIFA makes World Cup expansion official

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The FIFA Council voted on Tuesday to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams starting with the 2026 tournament.

Expanding soccer

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Will we be seeing a bigger Gold Cup in light of the World Cup expansion? It's likely with world soccer in growth mode.

That MLS expansion list

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Major League Soccer's expansion deadline is looming and for St Louis that's an issue without public money for their stadium plan.

What happens to USMNT vs Mexico?

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FIFA's World Cup expansion dilutes qualifying, likely bringing an end to the two biggest games on the CONCACAF calendar.