It's just a friendly, but there were plenty of positives to take from the win over Canada
Everyone will say, "it's just a friendly," or "Iceland and Canada aren't quality enough opponents," but the USMNT gave us some hope in those two friendlies to start 2016. Both of the above sentiments are true on the surface, but if you can move past the opponent quality and non-meaningful games, you see that the US are steadily improving.
The Houston Dynamo got a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2016 Desert Friendlies.
Unless you were hanging out in Arizona for the match chances are you missed the first eight minutes of the game due to streaming issues. Luckily, the first half was a quiet one on both sides of the ball.
Reasons why the likelihood of the players striking before an Olympic run is slim.
Winning the Women's World Cup in July, a dramatic Victory Tour that saw games cancelled due to both opponents pulling out and players refusing to play on turf, an unexpected loss to China, retirements, unexpected (at least to the WoSo world) pregnancies, getting sued by the U.
Jozy Altidore scored off a nice cross from Ethan Finlay in the 89th-minute to secure a 1-0 victory over Canada, their second straight friendly win to start 2016.
It took plenty of tries, but the USMNT's Jozy Altidore finally put one by Canada goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau in the 89th-minute. After sending shot after shot at the Canadian goal, Altidore finally connected just a couple of minutes before the end, getting his head on an Ethan Finlay cross from the left wing.
The first official preseason game for the Houston Dynamo is in the books and with it a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers. Each half had entirely new starting XI's for both teams and different results in each half.
Giles Barnes wore the captain's armband as part of the starting XI for Houston.
Houston kicks off their 2016 preseason against the Portland Timbers in Arizona. The team will spend much of their preseason in the desert. This will be the first chance for fans to see Houston's new signings in action and how the new defensive players may stack up again the reigning MLS Champs.
The Houston Dash's 2016 jersey looks like Astros throwback.
If you like the old Astros rainbow jerseys (or the blue US Soccer jersey) then chances are you like the new Houston Dash jersey that was revealed Wednesday. Orange with color blocking very similar to the MLB's Houston Astros 80's jersey the Dash's new kit is one that have a true old school Houston feel.
Ahead of their debut season, the Toros announce five new signings to the club.
A week after their first ever schedule was released, the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros announced they have added five players to their roster. Joining Christian Lucatero and Juan "Charly" Flores, will be striker Dzenan Catic, defender Kevin Garcia, keeper Devin Perales, and midfielders Charlie Ward and George Malki.
Wide midfielder Leonel Miranda will rejoin the Houston Dynamo on a new loan from C.A. Independiente
Even in preseason the Houston Dynamo brass has been at it trying to find ways to improve the roster. The Dynamo recently signed central midfielder David Rocha and defender Agus, but the moves weren't over as we near the start of a new year in MLS.