USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2017

Jozy Altidore starts a conversation

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Jozy Altidoe discussed race and American soccer in a wide-ranging round table for MLSsoccer.com.

Barcelona’s next step

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Barcelona will need a new coach for next season with Luis Enrique announcing he won't continue with the club after 2016-17 in the soccer news.

Winner for Emerson Hyndman, goal for Bobby Wood

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Two USMNT players scored for their European clubs with Emerson Hyndman getting Rangers' winner and Bobby Wood scoring in the cup for Hamburg.

What’s wrong with the Galaxy’s defense?

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The LA Galaxy defense has no cover with injuries already an issue prior to the start of a 2017 season in transition for the MLS club.

DC United breaks ground

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DC United held the groundbreaking ceremony for Audi Field, finally getting their own soccer-specific stadium.

What haunts MLS?

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Major League Soccer's successes run alongside an obvious issue the league has had difficulty improving.

Comeback win for Newcastle

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DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United picked up another three points to retake the top of the Championship table in the soccer news.

USMNT U-20s stage a CONCACAF comeback

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The USMNT played like a favorite in a win over Mexico in the second group stage at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

CONCACAF U-20 Championship: USMNT 1 – Mexico 0

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The USMNT beat Mexico 1-0 to open Group D play in the second round of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Costa Rica on Monday.

Atlanta or Minnesota in 2017?

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Atlanta United and Minnesota United are using different approaches for their debut MLS seasons, and with them taking major risks in year one.

Year one of Infantino’s FIFA

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Gianni Infantino has a year in as FIFA president with the organization still facing criticism for not doing enough to enact reforms.

Cameron back for Stoke City

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Geoff Cameron made a substitute appearance for Stoke City, returning from injury as we roundup the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico.

USMNT advances at CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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The USMNT recovered in group play at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, advancing to the second group stage.

Soccer TV: Southampton vs Manchester United

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Southampton and Manchester United meet on Sunday at Wembley in the final of the 2016-17 League Cup on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Can anybody pull a Colorado in 2017?

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Can any MLS team follow Colorado's example from last season and turnaround a struggling franchise? We name three candidates for a strong 2017.

Leicester City raises a familiar question

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Well into a relegation fight and still alive in the Champions League, Leicester City decided to fire manager Claudio Ranieri in the soccer news.

Bruce’s first tour: The USMNT’s winding road to Korea/Japan 2002

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Qualifying for the 2002 World Cup wasn't easy for the USMNT. We look back at what it took for Bruce Arena's squad to make it to Korea.

Gladbach advances in the Europa League

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Gladbach needed an unlikely comeback to advance in the Europa League and FC Dallas won big at home in the CONCACAF Champions League.

The CONCACAF Champions League is an MLS obligation

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The CONCACAF Champions League is more obligation than joy for MLS and Wayne Rooney's immediate future in the soccer news.

Guzan in goal for Middlesbrough in FA Cup

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Brad Guzan was in goal for Middlesbrough's FA Cup win and Perry Kitchen had an assist for Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

USMNT U-20s disappoint in CONCACAF opener

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The USMNT U-20s face a tougher scenario than expected in the CONCACAF Championship after losing their opener in the soccer news.

Which players in MLS are going to have a breakout season in 2017?

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A look at five players that could make the difference for their clubs during the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

Is this the season for a shakeup in the CONCACAF Champions League?

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The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals begin in the final season under the current format with Liga MX clubs always the favorites.

San Diego’s MLS expansion bid is more than a stadium

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San Diego aims big with an MLS expansion bid that makes the stadium the focus of a large mixed-use development.

USMNT 4 – Haiti 1 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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Brooks Lennon scored a hat trick for the USMNT, needing a comeback to beat Haiti in Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Goals in the Champions League

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Plenty of goals from a Champions League match day, but does this really tell us anything in the soccer news?

Is Atlanta United about to become the MLS team of the South?

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Atlanta United announced a regional TV deal that will potentially put them in homes all across the South.

Liga MX vs MLS in the Champions League

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Liga MX gets the better of MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League season after season. Will that change in the final edition of the current format?

Win for Fulham, MLS teams draw in CCL

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Tim Ream and Fulham picked up three points in the Championship, Hearts lost a Scottish Cup replay, and MLS teams drew in the Champions League.

Win for Fulham, MLS teams draw in CCL

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Tim Ream and Fulham picked up three points in the Championship, Hearts lost a Scottish Cup replay, and MLS teams drew in the Champions League.

Liga MX vs MLS in the Champions League

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Liga MX gets the better of MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League season after season. Will that change in the final edition of the current format?

Is Atlanta United about to become the MLS team of the South?

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Atlanta United announced a regional TV deal that will potentially put them in homes all across the South.

Goals in the Champions League

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Plenty of goals from a Champions League match day, but does this really tell us anything in the soccer news?

USMNT 4 – Haiti 1 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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Brooks Lennon scored a hat trick for the USMNT, needing a comeback to beat Haiti in Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

San Diego’s MLS expansion bid is more than a stadium

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San Diego aims big with an MLS expansion bid that makes the stadium the focus of a large mixed-use development.

Is this the season for a shakeup in the CONCACAF Champions League?

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The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals begin in the final season under the current format with Liga MX clubs always the favorites.

Which players in MLS are going to have a breakout season in 2017?

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A look at five players that could make the difference for their clubs during the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

USMNT U-20s disappoint in CONCACAF opener

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The USMNT U-20s face a tougher scenario than expected in the CONCACAF Championship after losing their opener in the soccer news.

Guzan in goal for Middlesbrough in FA Cup

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Brad Guzan was in goal for Middlesbrough's FA Cup win and Perry Kitchen had an assist for Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

Soccer TV: Burnley vs Lincoln City

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It's the Sixth Round of the 2016-17 FA Cup on the soccer TV schedule with two non-league clubs still in contention.

The Red Bulls can’t avoid drama

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Once again, the Red Bulls work through a scenario that calls their approach into question. Once again, it's drama that's self-imposed.

All eyes on Tab Ramos as USMNT U-20s face World Cup qualifying

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - Tab Ramos and his USMNT U-20s step into the spotlight this weekend. On Saturday, they kick off what could be a perilous World Cup qualifying campaign in Costa Rica. As is often the case with big youth national team events, this tourament [.

DC United’s new stadium

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DC United gets the final approval to start construction on their Buzzard Point stadium bringing an end to the original MLS venues.

Arsene Wenger and the Champions League

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Arsenal's big loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League increases the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger in the soccer news.

Depth is the issue for the Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy have a new coach, new players, and a major issue this season when it comes to the bench making the difference in MLS.

Playing the roster game in MLS

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MLS teams have options when it comes to building their rosters with domestic players with international experience creating flexibility.

Red shirts for the USMNT

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US Soccer reveals the new uniforms for the National Teams with the USMNT wearing red for their World Cup qualifier next month in the soccer news.

Williams scores in win for Reading

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Danny Williams got a goal in Reading's 3-2 win over Brentford in the Championship and Tim Ream's Fulham beat Nottingham Forest.

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal

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Bayern Munich and Arsenal meet again in the Champions League and Real Madrid plays Napoli on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule.

Selling Liga MX in English

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Starting on Saturday, Liga MX will be available in English on Facebook Live in its latest attempt to expand its already large audience.

Soccer TV: PSG vs Barcelona

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It's the Champions League knockout round on the Tuesday soccer TV schedule with PSG playing Barcelona and Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund.

Another February for MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League

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Three MLS teams made it to the CONCACAF Champions League knockout round, facing the same problem with no games that count on the schedule.

The Champions League knockout round for Arsenal and Leicester City

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The soccer news has Arsenal and Leicester City trying to fix things in the Premier League and facing the knockout round in the Champions League.

Boyd scores for Darmstardt, assist for Hyndman

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Terrence Boyd scored for Darmstadt in the Bundesliga and Emerson Hyndman had another strong game for Rangers in the Scottish Cup.

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Spurs

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The Premier League on NBC takes us to Anfield on Saturday with 5th-place Liverpool hosting 2nd-place Spurs. There are plenty of other options from the Premier League over the weekend along with the Edinburgh derby on Sunday on GolTV.

Liverpool vs Spurs on Saturday at 12:30pm on NBC. Spurs is hanging on in 2nd-place in the Premier League a point ahead of 3rd-place Manchester City and two points above 4th-place Arsenal.

UEFA pushes for rank in the expanded World Cup

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UEFA is already positioning itself for spots in the expanded World Cup, looking ahead to 2026 in a way that is only good for Europe.

FIFA and CONCACAF

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CONCACAF has changed the routes for teams to qualify for FIFA competitions, raising the question for why it's so complicated in the soccer news.

USMNT roster for 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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The USMNT roster for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship is out. Coach Tab Ramos will use 20 players for the World Cup qualifying tournament.

Projecting the Hex: How a year of CONCACAF qualifying *might* play out

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Our look at the Hexagonal and the likeliest path for the USMNT to take one of CONCACAF's automatic qualifying spots for the 2018 World Cup.

UEFA pushes reforms, more DFB Pokal results

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UEFA's reform process moves to a final vote and more good performances from USMNT players in Germany's DFB Pokal in the soccer news.

Jermaine Jones is already a big difference for the Galaxy

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Jermaine Jones took the field for the Galaxy in a preseason game, already showing that he can make a major difference for the MLS club in 2017.

Instant replay and MLS

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Major League Soccer and the Professional Referees Organization hired well known referee Howard Webb to oversee how MLS will use instant replay.

USMNT players advance in the DFB Pokal

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Bobby Wood scored for Hamburg in the DFB Pokal and Fabian Johnson assisted on Gladbach's opening goal in the soccer news.

Is the van Basten plan already over?

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FIFA technical director Marco van Basten's plan for rule changes to soccer wasn't met with a lot of support, but does that make it a bad idea?

Up and down for the best coach in the world

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FIFA's best coach in the world award winner Claudio Ranieri is now facing public speculation that his job might be in danger in the soccer news.

The USMNT vs the Commonwealth of Independent States

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A look back to when the USMNT played the Commonwealth of Independent States in Miami and Detroit shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

A draw and a win from the USMNT January camp

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With a scoreless draw against Serbia and a 1-0 win over Jamaica, USMNT coach Bruce Arena has plenty to consider for the March qualifiers.

Goal for Arriola, assist for Johnson

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Paul Arriola scored for Tijuana in Liga MX and Fabian Johnson subbed on and picked up an assist for Gladbach.

USMNT 1 – Jamaica 0

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The USMNT got a goal from Jordan Morris with two goalkeepers sharing the shutout in the 1-0 win over Jamaica in Chattanooga.

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Middlesbrough

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Spurs plays Middlesbrough on NBC on Saturday and the Cup of Nations final is on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Bob Bradley, Jurgen Klinsmann, and the future of American soccer

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Former USMNT coaches Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann are both considering their next moves, and both will reflect on American soccer as a whole.

The formation is a question for USMNT vs Jamaica

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The USMNT experimented with a 4-3-3 against Serbia, isolating striker Jozy Altidore. Coach Bruce Arena will try something else against Jamaica.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Jamaica

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The USMNT plays Jamaica in an international friendly at Chattanooga's Finley Stadium on Friday's soccer TV schedule.

Preview: USMNT vs Jamaica

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This is a different January camp for the USMNT and more pressure on a set of friendlies that need to point toward World Cup qualifying.

Another goal for Hyndman, draw for Yedlin

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The soccer news starts with a goal for Emerson Hyndman in Scotland and a draw for DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle in the Championship.

The Galaxy brand

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The LA Galaxy is moving forward with a different approach to building their roster. That includes going for talent over name with a DP signing.

MLS opts for the big stage for the 2017 All-Star Game

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MLS will play the 2017 All-Star Game against an opponent to be named later at Soldier Field, but with a big name European club expected.

MLS makes the expansion news

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MLS received 12 applications for expansion with the league publicly committed to expanding to 28 teams. Also in the news, the U-20s in camp.