Soccer Insider: Olympics


Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Weekend TV & online soccer listings: Olympic gold medal match, friendlies, FA Community Shield, German Super Cup, Eredivisie, Ligue 1, Scotland, MLS, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, NASL, USL

Olympic gold medal match, friendlies, FA Community Shield, Ligue 1, Scotland, MLS, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, NASL, USL

By Steven Goff  |  09:35 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, MLS, Olympics, NASL, USL

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/09/2012

U.S. women’s soccer team defeats Japan, 2-1, to win third straight Olympic gold medal

Carli Lloyd scores twice, Hope Solo makes several superb saves, U.S. women’s national soccer team claims gold medal.

By Steven Goff  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, U.S. women's team, Japan

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Thursday kickaround: Nick DeLeon feature, U.S. Open Cup final, Real Madrid at Yankee Stadium, Americans abroad, U.S. women go for gold

Nick DeLeon feature, U.S. Open Cup final, Real Madrid at Yankee Stadium, Americans abroad, U.S. women go for gold

By Steven Goff  |  08:31 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, U.S. Open Cup, Olympics, Americans abroad

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Wednesday kickaround: U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan, Pia Sundhage, FIFA men’s rankings, U.S. Open Cup, Manchester United vs. Barcelona, AC Milan vs. Real Madrid, Americans abroad

U.S. women’s soccer, Alex Morgan, Pia Sundhage, FIFA rankings, U.S. Open Cup, Manchester United, Barcelona, Americans abroad

By Steven Goff  |  10:49 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, U.S. women's team, MLS, U.S. Open Cup, Americans abroad, FIFA

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Alex Morgan scores late in extra time as U.S. women’s soccer team defeats Canada, 4-3, to advance to Olympic gold medal match

Pick the outcome of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s gold medal match against Japan at the London Olympics.

By Steven Goff  |  07:11 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, U.S. women's team, Alex Morgan

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Monday kickaround: U.S. women’s Olympic semifinal, Columbus Crew tragedy, 60,908 for Seattle Sounders, Charlie Davies in Denmark, Real Madrid in Las Vegas

U.S. women’s Olympic semifinal, Columbus Crew tragedy, 60,908 for Seattle Sounders, Charlie Davies in Denmark, Real Madrid in Las Vegas

By Steven Goff  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, MLS, Real Madrid, Columbus Crew, Charlie Davies

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/04/2012

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

D.C. United hosts the Columbus Crew in the first of four MLS home matches this month.

By Steven Goff  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Columbus Crew, MLS, Olympics

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national team, Herculez Gomez, Olympics, CONCACAF

D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national team, Herculez Gomez, Olympics, CONCACAF

By Steven Goff  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, CONCACAF, U.S. national team, Olympics

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Weekend TV & online soccer listings: Olympics, PSG vs. Barcelona, MLS, Mexico, Scotland, Brazil, Argentina, NASL, USL

Olympics, PSG vs. Barcelona, MLS, Mexico, Scotland, Brazil, Argentina, NASL, USL

By Steven Goff  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, Olympics, MLS

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Andy Najar and Honduras move to Olympic quarterfinals. Will Najar soon move to Europe?

With Honduras advancing to Olympic quarterfinals, D.C. United’s Andy Najar might’ve enhanced his European prospects.

By Steven Goff  |  05:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Honduras, Olympics, MLS, D.C. United, Andy Najar

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Wednesday kickaround: Bill Hamid and Ramadan, Erick Thohir and Olympic badminton, USA women and medal hopes, Mexico/Honduras and group finales, Real Salt Lake and Champions League

Bill Hamid & Ramadan, Erick Thohir & badminton, USA Olympic medal hopes, CONCACAF men, RSL in Champions League

By Steven Goff  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics, Erick Thohir, CONCACAF

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/31/2012

D.C. United news & notes

D.C. United news and notes from training at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics, NASL

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 07/29/2012

With four MLS players in lineup, Honduras upsets Spain, 1-0, in Olympic men’s tournament

Four MLS players were in Honduras’ starting lineup for a 1-0 upset over Spain in the Olympic men’s tournament.

By Steven Goff  |  05:19 PM ET, 07/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Honduras, Olympics, D.C. United

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Weekend TV & online soccer listings: Olympics, MLS, friendlies, Mexico, Brazil, W-League, NASL, USL

52 matches are available to watch, including the Olympics, U.S.-based friendlies, MLS and Mexican league.

By Steven Goff  |  03:54 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, MLS, Olympics

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Wednesday kickaround: Ben Olsen’s hometown, USA women’s Olympic opener, Peter Nowak’s lawsuit, MLS’s friendlies

Ben Olsen’s hometown, USA women’s Olympic opener, Peter Nowak’s lawsuit, MLS’s friendlies

By Steven Goff  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Olsen, MLS, Olympics, Peter Nowak

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Alkis Panagoulias, former Greece and U.S. soccer coach, dies at age 78

Former Greek and U.S. coach Alkis Panagoulias, who called Northern Virginia home for 29 years, died Monday.

By Steven Goff  |  03:11 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greece, U.S. national team, Olympics, European Championship, World Cup

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan score 2 goals each in U.S. national team’s 4-1 win over Japan

Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan scored twice apiece as the U.S. women’s national team routed Japan, 4-1.

By Steven Goff  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. women's national team, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Olympics

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/31/2012

U.S. vs. Brazil friendly at FedEx Field ranks third in attendance in Washington area, first for a national team match

The U.S.-Brazil friendly at FedEx Field was the third-largest crowd in Washington soccer history.

By Steven Goff  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, FedEx Field, RFK Stadium, Brazil, Manchester United, Barcelona, World Cup, Olympics

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012

D.C. United news & notes: Andy Najar, Ben Olsen, Dejan Jakovic, Marcelo Saragosa, Chris Pontius, Nick DeLeon

Andy Najar, Ben Olsen, Dejan Jakovic, Marcelo Saragosa, Chris Pontius, Nick DeLeon

By Steven Goff  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics, Andy Najar

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

London Olympics soccer draws: U.S. women will play France, Colombia, North Korea

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will play France, Colombia and North Korea in the Olympic group stage.

By Steven Goff  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Olympics

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Monday kickaround: Olympic draw, U.S. men’s team, D.C. United’s Chris Pontius, TV for Barcelona-Chelsea, soccer ball in Alaska

U.S. women’s national team Olympic draw, U.S. men’s team schedule, Chris Pontius, TV for Barcelona-Chelsea, soccer ball in Alaska

By Steven Goff  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Olympics, MLS, Champions League

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/20/2012

ON SOCCER: For D.C. United’s Ben Olsen, lineup decisions are a balancing act

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen must maintain a delicate balance when making lineup decisions.

By Steven Goff  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national team, Olympics

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/29/2012

D.C. United’s Bill Hamid discusses U.S. Olympic qualifying

D.C. United’s Bill Hamid explains what unfolded when he injured his ankle in the Olympic qualifying tournament.

By Steven Goff  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics, U.S. under-23 national team

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Perry Kitchen, Bill Hamid return to D.C. United after Olympic qualifying failure

Perry Kitchen (23) and Bill Hamid have rejoined D.C. United following the U.S. Olympic qualifying failure.

By Steven Goff  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics, U.S. under-23 national team

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/27/2012

D.C. United news & notes: Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen, Ben Olsen, Kurt Morsink, Dwayne De Rosario, July friendlies

Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen, Ben Olsen, Kurt Morsink, Dwayne De Rosario, July friendlies

By Steven Goff  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Olympic qualifying video: USA 3, El Salvador 3

Olympic qualifying video package from U.S. soccer team’s 3-3 draw with El Salvador, a result that knocked out the Americans

By Steven Goff  |  12:39 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. under-23 national team, CONCACAF, Olympics

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012

U.S. soccer team allows late goal, eliminated from Olympic qualifying tournament

USA soccer concedes goal during added time, resulting in 3-3 draw with El Salvador and elimination from Olympic qualifying tournament.

By Steven Goff  |  08:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. under-23 national team, CONCACAF, Olympics

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/26/2012

In Olympic campaign, U.S. soccer team faces critical match against El Salvador

With Olympic berth in jeopardy, the U.S. under-23 soccer team must defeat El Salvador tonight in the group finale.

By Steven Goff  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, CONCACAF, U.S. under-23 national team

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Joe Corona hat trick, Freddy Adu adds a goal as United States routs Cuba, 6-0, in Olympic soccer qualifying

Joe Corona posted a hat trick as the U.S. under-23 national soccer team smashed Cuba, 6-0, in an Olympic qualifier.

By Steven Goff  |  08:06 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, U.S. under-23 national team, Joe Corona, Freddy Adu, CONCACAF

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 03/22/2012

U.S. soccer begins Olympic quest with CONCACAF qualifying tournament

The U.S. under-23 national soccer team begins its quest for an Olympic berth at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

By Steven Goff  |  09:43 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, U.S. national team, CONCACAF

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 03/21/2012

U.S. roster for Olympic men’s soccer qualifying tournament

Caleb Porter has finalized his 20-man U.S. roster for the Olympic qualifying tournament.

By Steven Goff  |  12:06 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Bill Hamid, Freddy Adu among 19 players named to U.S. squad ahead of Olympic soccer qualifying tournament

D.C. United’s Bill Hamid and Perry Kitchen join Freddy Adu and 16 others for training camp ahead of Olympic qualifying.

By Steven Goff  |  07:50 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, MLS, CONCACAF

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/08/2012

D.C. United news & notes: MLS opener, Olympics, roster, trialists

D.C. United roster and injury updates ahead of Saturday’s MLS opener against Sporting Kansas City.

By Steven Goff  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Olympics

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/08/2012

U.S. vs. Brazil friendly at FedEx Field is set; U.S. & Mexico under-23 soccer teams to meet this month in Olympic tuneup

A U.S. vs. Brazil soccer friendly at FedEx Field is set for May 30. Meantime, the U.S. and Mexico U-23s will meet this month in Texas.

By Steven Goff  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Olympics, FedEx Field, Brazil, Mexico

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/30/2012

WPS shutdown might mark the end of U.S. women’s pro soccer efforts

With the latest attempt at women’s pro soccer halted, questions must be raised about its long-term viability.

By Steven Goff  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS, USSF, Olympics

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 01/25/2012

U.S. women’s soccer team defeats Mexico, moves within one victory of Olympic berth

Carli Lloyd records a hat trick as the U.S. women’s soccer team defeats Mexico, 4-0, in its group finale.

By Steven Goff  |  08:58 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, women's soccer, Olympics

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 01/21/2012

U.S. women’s soccer team crushes Dominican Republic, 14-0, in Olympic qualifier

The U.S. women’s national soccer team destroyed the Dominican Republic, 14-0, in its CONCACAF Olympic qualifying opener.

By Steven Goff  |  08:39 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, CONCACAF, Olympics

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011

2012 soccer calendar: European Championship, Olympics, World Cup qualifying, African Cup of Nations

With 2011 winding down, we look ahead to a busy 2012 calendar for soccer/football/futbol/fussball/calcio.

By Steven Goff  |  02:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  European Championship, FIFA, Olympics, World Cup, MLS, NCAA soccer

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/10/2011

CONCACAF’s Olympic soccer qualifying in Carson, Nashville, Kansas City

CONCACAF will stage the 2012 Olympic men's soccer qualifying tournament in Southern California, Nashville and Kansas City, Kan.

By Steven Goff  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, CONCACAF