Frankie Hejduk

Jurgen Klinsmann

“It’s the very beginning of something”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Cruyff, more news

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Curtin's message. Rosenberry's path. Okugo trialing with Red Bulls. Johan Cruyff passes. More.

Public Training Day at Crew Stadium Draws Thousands

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If the U.S. team needed any kind of lift following the defeat in Jamaica, they certainly found it from the fans in Columbus during Sunday's public training session at Crew Stadium.
More than 3,000 supporters turned up to watch the 75-minute session, cheering loudly as the team entered the field and keeping the energy level as the team went through a series of passing exercises and small-sided games before concluding with a finishing exercise.

Public Training Day at Crew Stadium Draws Thousands

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If the U.S. team needed any kind of lift following the defeat in Jamaica, they certainly found it from the fans in Columbus during Sunday's public training session at Crew Stadium.
More than 3,000 supporters turned up to watch the 75-minute session, cheering loudly as the team entered the field and keeping the energy level as the team went through a series of passing exercises and small-sided games before concluding with a finishing exercise.

Public Training Day at Crew Stadium Draws Thousands

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If the U.S. team needed any kind of lift following the defeat in Jamaica, they certainly found it from the fans in Columbus during Sunday's public training session at Crew Stadium.
More than 3,000 supporters turned up to watch the 75-minute session, cheering loudly as the team entered the field and keeping the energy level as the team went through a series of passing exercises and small-sided games before concluding with a finishing exercise.

Major League Soccer

Rachel Bonnetta interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (12.30.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with MLS' Rachel Bonnetta.

During the interview, Rachel discusses why her recent trip to Africa was a life changing event, what her favorite moments were from her travels in 2015 covering Major League Soccer, why Frankie Hejduk has a special place in her heart, whether she has a passion for acting, and much more.

Rachel Bonnetta interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (12.30.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with MLS' Rachel Bonnetta.

During the interview, Rachel discusses why her recent trip to Africa was a life changing event, what her favorite moments were from her travels in 2015 covering Major League Soccer, why Frankie Hejduk has a special place in her heart, whether she has a passion for acting, and much more.

Crew provide fitting tribute to Donovan’s career at Crew Stadium

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By DAN KARELL

Landon Donovan played his final game at Crew Stadium last Saturday evening, 15 years, two months, and 25 days after his first appearance in the United States' first soccer-specific stadium.

Prior to the game, which finished 4-1 in favor of the Columbus Crew, the Crew honored Donovan with a video tribute anda giftthat included a piece of the net from his prior match in central Ohio, where he scored the second goal in another U.

The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Columbus Crew

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With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

2013 MLS Beer-view: Columbus Crew

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Editor's Note: The 2013 Major League Soccer season is underway! You've read your season predictions, team-by-team capsules, and all sorts of talk on the state of American soccer. Season eighteen is an important benchmark as it passes the seventeen that the last attempt at professional soccer, the North American Soccer League (version 1.

2012 FBM Person of the Year

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Here we are on the edge of 2013. The final stage of World Cup Qualifying on the horizon, a post-David Beckham Major League Soccer, and what is sure to be another explosive year for craft beer. So much to look forward to.

How about one, quick look back at 2012? U.S. Soccer chose their male and female athletes of the year, MLS has run down their top stories, A Football Report published their "Best Writing of 2012" (which we're proud to have been named to!

Sporting Waive Sassano

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The MLS July 1st guaranteed contract deadline is right around the corner, and teams are making their moves to clear players off their roster. KC made their move today, waiving midfielder, Luke Sassano. Sassano had been picked up by KC after the Re-Entry draft in a trade with the LA Galaxy that sent the rights to Frankie Hejduk to LA.

Long-time USMNT defender and Crew star Hejduk retires

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Frankie Hejduk has called it a career.

The long-time U.S. national team defender and Columbus Crew captain retired on Thursday, ending an impressive career that saw him play in multiple World Cups as well as in Europe.

Hejduk enjoyed a 16-year professional career that saw him play for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, Crew and LA Galaxy in MLS, with a stint at German club Bayer Leverkusen.

Hejduk Retires

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United States National Team defender Frankie Hejduk officially announced his retirement on Thursday. Hejduk won 85 caps with the National Team, playing in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups and missing out on a third World Cup in '06 due to injury. Hejduk played for Tampa, Bayer Leverkusen, St Gallen, Columbus, and Los Angeles.

D.C. United Players Just Want to Bang on the Drum All Day

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Photo Credit: D.C. UnitedWhen most professional athletes (and European soccer players) can't suit up for a game they're usually seen living the good life up in a luxury suite with the owner and/or their wife/girlfriend, but not Major League Soccer players.

Photo Credit: D.C. UnitedIf you want more evidence of why American soccer is so great look no further than scenes from last Saturday's D.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy

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By ADAM SERRANO

In 2011, the Los Angeles Galaxy won it all. Now in 2012, the Galaxy appear even stronger than the side that took the MLS Cup home in November.Â

During the offseason the Galaxy added forward Edson Buddle to pair with Robbie Keane and returned both David Beckham and Juninho to the club's stacked midfield.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's another former SKC Wizards update. The MLS season is getting closer. Some of the names in the unknown category will probably start to jump onto teams here in the near future. Here's the rest of the update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Eddie Johnson
Mike Jones
Chris Konopka
Michael Kraus
Jonathan Leathers
Scott Lorenz
Amir Lowry
Rauwshan McKenzie
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Scott Sealy
Milos Stojcev
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Galaxy and the Salary Cap

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Sometimes items from Soccer America can be a total miss but check out today's MLS Confidential on the Galaxy. For anyone out there that couldn't get how the LA Galaxy was able to squeeze in Edson Buddle to their salary cap, check this article out.

By bringing back Edson Buddle into the fold, even if he costs slightly more than the $178,488 salary he earned in 2010 before leaving for Germany, the Galaxy probably hasn't crunched its salary cap to any great extent, because of player departures as well as amassing allocation money.

Galaxy Go For Depth In Stage 2 Of Re-Entry Draft

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Marc Burch (left) was the first player selected in stage two of the Re-Entry Draft. (Getty Images)

The second stage of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft came and went with a flurry of picks from the defending MLS Cup champions, LA Galaxy.

LA needed depth for the possibly 50ish games that they will play next year with the Champions League knock-out stage in the spring, followed by the 2012/13 group stage in the fall.

Luke Sassano

Sporting Select Fire's Kann in Re-Entry Draft

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Sporting KC actually made use of this year's Re-Entry Draft. Throughout the five previous drafts, KC had only ever selected one player, taking Frankie Hejduk in the second phase of the inaugural Re-Entry Draft in 2010. Hejduk was almost immediately traded to Los Angeles for the rights to Luke Sassano.

Second Stage of Re-Entry Draft Tomorrow

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The second stage of the re-entry draft takes place tomorrow via conference call. The draft, a way for players in the league with a certain amount of experience to get a chance to re-enter the league. The first stage sees teams having to pick up the player's option or contract. The second stage just gives the team's the right to negotiate with the player.

Columbus Crew

MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, How to Watch: TV and Streaming Listings

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The MLS Cup Playoffs return after the international break with the first leg of the Conference Finals. Three Big Storylines, How to watch on TV and online and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your MLS Cup Conference Finals First Leg Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The last time Columbus Crew SC played the New York Red Bulls in the playoffs, it was MLS Cup 2008.

Hejduk retires from soccer

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Former US international Frankie Hejduk officially announced his retirement from soccer today and accepted a job offer to work in the front office for the Columbus Crew.

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The US and the 2010 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The US and the 2002 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2002 World Cup.

USA vs. Guatemala History & Highlights

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As we await tonight's World Cup qualifer between the USA and Guatemala there are plenty of old highlights from previous matchups to watch. The U.S. is 12-4-5 against Guatemala. Since the USA's 1-0 loss to Guatemala on Jan. 10, 1988, the team has posted a 17-game unbeaten streak (12-0-5).

First, check out the highlights from a friendly on March 11, 1999.

Megan Rapinoe

Some Soccer News for Tue Jul 31, 2012

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STARTERS

Clint Dempsey is NOT with Fulham for upcoming preseason friendlies in Switzerland this week. And there is no other word on a possible transfer.

dN

CONCAChampions returns tonight!

dN

The USA women dominated their group at the Olympics!

Who’s the back 4? Hoff’ & Hopp’ with City Islanders. More news.

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Philadelphia Union

We linked to a tweet from Dave Zeitlin yesterday that indicated that, with Danny Califf doubtful for Saturday's match against Chivas USA, Peter Nowak is likely to start the same back four that played against Columbus, which means Garfan on the left, Gaddis on the right, with Valdes and Williams in the middle.

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Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's another week of former SKC Wizards updates. First, came word last week that Craig Rocastle will not be playing for the Missouri Comets. Instead he has moved to Greece where he's joined his former club, Thrasyvoulos Fylis FC, who is currently at the bottom of the second division in Greece. In other news, Ryan Smith has come out with his side of what happened when he left KC.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's this week's former SKC Wizards update for you.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Eddie Johnson
Michael Kraus
Jonathan Leathers
Amir Lowry
Rauwshan McKenzie
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Milos Stojcev
Shavar Thomas
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former SKC Wizards updates, some extra news this week as well. By now you've heard about Craig Rocastle signing with the Missouri Comets, but there's other news as well. Eddie Johnson's club career continues to spiral down for him, as he's already out at Puebla in Mexico. Apparently the forward failed his physical and was not fit and was released basically 2 days after showing up in Mexico.

If History Holds, Six Players Here Will Make the World Cup Roster

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With 2012 marking the beginning of the USA's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and the players here hoping to make a big impression, we decided to look back at the January camp roster from this time in the previous two cycles to see if there is any forecasting to be done on how many players will actually reach the World Cup.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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An incredibly quiet week in former SKC Wizards news with the Christmas season in full affect. But here is your update for this week.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Michael Kraus
Jonathan Leathers
Scott Lorenz
Rauwshan McKenzie
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Craig Rocastle
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Milos Stojcev
Shavar Thomas
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Former SKC Wizards

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A day late on the former SKC Wizards update, but being a day late has given me a little extra news to post. Word on the Twitter account for Mexican club, Puebla FC is that they are signing former Wizards player, Eddie Johnson. Johnson would join the brother of another Wizard, as DaMarcus Beasley also plays for Puebla FC.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another former SKC Wizards Update, plenty of player movement this week. Jonathan Leathers, Rauwshan McKenzie, and Ryan Pore are now without clubs after not being selected in the second stage of the re-entry draft. They're joined by Shavar Thomas who also wasn't selected. Also looking for a new club, is Stephane Auvray whose was let go by the Red Bulls.

The Rest

USA vs. Guatemala, World Cup qualifying: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT resumes World Cup qualification in Guatemala with bonus info on Canada v Mexico in a sold out BC Place Stadium. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your USMNT Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The USMNT is on a 21 game unbeaten run against Guatemala with a 15-0-6 record including a 7-0-5 record in World Cup Qualifiers.

The US and the 1998 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with the 1998 World Cup, hosted by France.

All the 2013 MLS Beer-views in One Place

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Eastern Conference

Chicago Fire and ____________ (coming soon)

Columbus Crew and Barley's Ale House (by Frankie Hejduk)

D.C. United and Three Stars Brewing Co. (by Justin Coughlan)

Houston Dynamo and Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (by Andy Schueneman)

New England Revolution and Cambridge Brewing Co.

USA-Costa Rica: Pre-Game Primer

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Here's the full package of informationto get you prepped for USA-Costa Rica tonight. Meantime, a few highlights:
  • Clint Dempsey has six goals in World Cup Qualifying in this cycle and 11 overall. He is the only player to appear in all seven matches of this cycle. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named Dempsey as the USA's captainfor the upcoming qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.

VIDEO: US/Jamaica MatchDay 360

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Courtesy of MLSSoccer.com.

Official count:

One time-lapse montage.

Two beer-pouring shots.

A half dozen beers in hands.

Two Dempsey being Deuce-y (although no DeuceFace)

Steve Cherundolo juking.

Four FBM Spokesperson Frankie Hejduk sightings.

Hejduk reflects on career

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A soccer career which began as a boy in San Diego and saw two World Cups in has finally come to an end. After playing professionally for 15 years, Frankie Hejduk hung up his boots in April.