Soccer Insider: U.S. soccer


Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 01/23/2014

USSF budget details surface

The U.S. Soccer Federation is close to finalizing a budget that includes World Cup and player development spending.

By Steven Goff  |  07:03 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. soccer, ussf

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Aron Johnannsson scored his fourth goal in two matches this week for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie.

By Steven Goff  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 09/25/2013

U.S. national team coaches’ earnings

How much will Juergen Klinsmann earn in bonuses at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?

By Steven Goff  |  08:17 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 09/23/2013

NASL club in Virginia seeking temporary home

Delays in a stadium project will force the Virginia Cavalry, a North American Soccer League expansion team, to find a temporary home in the spring.

By Steven Goff  |  07:04 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASL, U.S. soccer, virginia cavalry

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Geoff Cameron scored for Stoke City at Arsenal and Terrence Boyd notched a goal for Rapid Vienna, while Brad Guzan made two superb saves for Aston Villa, including an early penalty kick.

By Steven Goff  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 09/20/2013

U.S. women’s national team schedule

The U.S. women’s national soccer team added to its fall schedule by announcing friendlies against New Zealand in San Francisco and Columbus.

By Steven Goff  |  01:09 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team, women's world cup

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Four Americans, including Netherlands-based Aron Johannsson, scored in European soccer leagues over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  07:55 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 09/10/2013

World Cup qualifier: USA vs. Mexico

The U.S. national soccer team welcomes Mexico to Columbus Crew Stadium for a critical World Cup qualifier.

By Steven Goff  |  07:01 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mexico, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Women’s friendly: USA 7, Mexico 0

Sydney Leroux scored four goals in the first half as the U.S. women's national soccer team rolled to a 7-0 victory over Mexico at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:37 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

With two World Cup qualifiers approaching, two players not selected to the U.S. national team, Sacha Kljestan and Terrence Boyd, scored in Belgium and Austria, respectively.

By Steven Goff  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/30/2013

2007 D.C. draft pick Arguez arrested in Georgia

Bryan Arguez, D.C. United's first-round draft pick in 2007 and a member of two U.S. squads at the Under-20 World Cup, remains jailed in Georgia after being charged with rape three weeks ago.

By Steven Goff  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, NASL, U.S. soccer

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Americans abroad, Tuesday roundup

American striker Jozy Altidore scored his first goal for Sunderland during a 4-2 comeback victory over MK Dons in England's League Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  06:55 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, uefa champions league

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 08/26/2013

U.S. women's national team at RFK next week

The U.S. women's national team will appear at RFK Stadium next week for a friendly against Mexico. Ticket update, rosters, injuries, open training session .....

By Steven Goff  |  08:30 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rfk stadium, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Klinsmann's U.S. roster for Bosnia friendly

Juergen Klinsmann has set his roster for the U.S. national soccer team's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Wednesday.

By Steven Goff  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/04/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

How 54 American soccer players in foreign leagues, including England, Germany, Netherlands and Mexico, fared over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Klinsmann announces Gold Cup roster

Landon Donovan and Oguchi Onyewu were among 23 players named to Juergen Klinsmann's U.S. national team roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  11:14 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf gold cup, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Spain routs U.S. at FIFA Under-20 World Cup

Details and video from Spain's 4-1 victory over the United States at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.

By Steven Goff  |  11:32 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fifa, U.S. soccer, under-20 world cup

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Video: Abby Wambach sets scoring record

Abby Wambach broke Mia Hamm's international soccer scoring record by netting four goals for the U.S. national team against South Korea.

By Steven Goff  |  11:08 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fifa, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 03:39 AM ET, 06/12/2013

World Cup qualifier: USA 2, Panama 0

The U.S. national soccer team seized first place in CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 victory over Panama in Seattle.

By Steven Goff  |  03:39 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  panama, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/05/2013

U.S. national team news and notes

The latest from Juergen Klinsmann and the U.S. national soccer team in Kingston, Jamaica, ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against the Reggae Boyz.

By Steven Goff  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jamaica, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Postcard from Jamaica

On the road with the U.S. national soccer team for World Cup qualifying.

By Steven Goff  |  04:34 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, jamaica, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 06/03/2013

U.S. national team news and notes

Roster updates, travel plans and other items ahead of the U.S. national soccer team's World Cup qualifier at Jamaica on Friday.

By Steven Goff  |  08:35 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Video from U.S. men's and women's victories

Video from the U.S. men's national soccer team's 4-3 victory over Germany and the U.S. women's national soccer team's 3-0 victory over Canada.

By Steven Goff  |  12:10 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/02/2013

USA vs. Germany friendly at RFK Stadium

With three World Cup qualifiers approaching, the U.S. national soccer team faces Germany in a friendly at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  germany, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/26/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Terrence Boyd scored for Rapid Vienna and Michael Bradley went 90 in Roma's Coppa Italia loss to Lazio.

By Steven Goff  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Flores at Wembley to watch future club

Junior Flores, the Manassas teenager who has signed with Borussia Dortmund, is in London to watch the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley.

By Steven Goff  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Borussia Dortmund, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, uefa champions league

Posted at 01:25 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Why you should care about U.S. Open Cup

It's far from perfect, but the U.S. Open Cup offers plenty of angles and charms. Now in its 100th year, the tournament welcomes MLS clubs in next week's third round.

By Steven Goff  |  01:25 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, NASL, u.s. open cup, U.S. soccer, usl

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 05/20/2013

U.S. national team ticket sales update

More than 38,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. vs. Germany friendly June 2 at RFK Stadium, which is planning to install seats in vacant areas behind the goals.

By Steven Goff  |  06:52 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Donovan left off U.S. national team roster

Landon Donovan, the U.S. national team's career scoring leader, was not included on Juergen Klinsmann's roster for two friendlies and three World Cup qualifiers.

By Steven Goff  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, juergen klinsmann, landon donovan, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/14/2013

U.S. national team news and notes

Juergen Klinsmann will name the U.S. national soccer team roster for the May-June schedule sometime Thursday afternoon.

By Steven Goff  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, juergen klinsmann, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Clint Dempsey had a goal and assist in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 victory over Stoke City in the English Premier League.

By Steven Goff  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, Clint Dempsey, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

American striker Jozy Altidore scores two more goals, increasing his total to 30 in all competitions, and adds a pretty assist for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. Alejandro Bedoya scored in Sweden, as well.

By Steven Goff  |  08:08 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, jozy altidore, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Klinsmann addresses Donovan's possible return for World Cup qualifiers

Juergen Klinsmann addresses several issues, including Landon Donovan's possible return to the U.S. national team, during a stop in Washington.

By Steven Goff  |  06:43 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  juergen klinsmann, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Clint Dempsey scored for Tottenham Hotspur, while Freddy Adu made his debut with Brazilian club Bahia.

By Steven Goff  |  11:27 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, Clint Dempsey, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

American striker Jozy Altidore posted his third hat trick of the Dutch Eredivisie season and increased his overall goal-scoring total to 28.

By Steven Goff  |  05:24 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/09/2013

U.S. women's team 3, Netherlands 1

The U.S. women's national soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 31 matches with a 3-1 victory at the Netherlands.

By Steven Goff  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

How did 50+ American soccer players competing in foreign leagues fare this weekend? The list and video.....

By Steven Goff  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Moore, Vermes elected to Hall of Fame

Former U.S. national team players Joe-Max Moore and Peter Vermes have been elected into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

By Steven Goff  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, ussf

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA vs. Mexico match diary

SOCCER OUTSIDER | Neither altitude, nor a flood of corner kicks could keep the U.S. from getting a much-needed point at Azteca.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/22/2013

USSF drops the ball in failing to honor highly decorated women's team

The U.S. Soccer Federation will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a men's friendly against Germany this summer. No such events are planned around the women's team, which has been ranked No. 1 in the world for five straight years.

By Steven Goff  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team, ussf, women's world cup

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013

U.S. national team news and notes

Juergen Klinsmann's comments and other USSF notes ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Friday night in Denver.

By Steven Goff  |  05:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  juergen klinsmann, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/21/2013

U.S. friendly vs. Germany at RFK is official

The U.S. Soccer Federation announces the men's national team will play Germany on June 2.

By Steven Goff  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Tim Howard, Hope Solo sidelined with injuries

U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard will probably miss a month and Hope Solo is sidelined for three to four months.

By Steven Goff  |  07:19 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Hall of Fame voting goes to 2nd ballot

None of the former players eligible for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame received the two-thirds threshold, triggering a second ballot with five names.

By Steven Goff  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Americans abroad, mid-week edition

Several Americans playing abroad are in mid-week cup action, including Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur against Inter Milan in the Europa League.

By Steven Goff  |  07:02 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, concacaf champions league, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, uefa

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Herculez Gomez scored twice in Mexico, Jozy Altidore added another goal in the Netherlands and Alejandro Bedoya struck in Sweden.

By Steven Goff  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, jozy altidore, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 02/27/2013

U.S. qualifies for U-20 World Cup

The United States scored three goals in 17 minutes and defeated Canada, 4-2, to qualify for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey this summer.

By Steven Goff  |  10:29 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, under-20 world cup

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Brek Shea made his English Premier League debut and several Americans with foreign clubs registered assists in league matches over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  01:32 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/21/2013

U.S. national team notes & video

Jermaine Jones scored for Schalke in the UEFA Champions League, while Clint Dempsey gears up for a Europa League match at Lyon.

By Steven Goff  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, champions league, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Landon Donovan offers thoughts about leave

U.S. national team star Landon Donovan appeared at a USC forum and answered questions about his leave of absence from soccer.

By Steven Goff  |  09:14 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Michael Seaton's U-17 eligibility status

D.C. United's Michael Seaton was in the U.S. under-17 national team's plans until the USSF realized he had represented Jamaica last summer.

By Steven Goff  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, D.C. United, fifa, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, ussf

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 02/17/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Jozy Altidore headlines the American soccer players abroad weekend roundup, scoring again for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie.

By Steven Goff  |  01:59 PM ET, 02/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, jozy altidore, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Richmond Kickers await United additions

D.C. United is preparing to send at least four players on full-time assignments to the Richmond Kickers, who play in the third-division USL.

By Steven Goff  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, U.S. soccer, usl

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Details from USSF's tax records

The USSF's most recent tax records are available for public inspection. Juergen Klinsmann's contract and other salaries are listed.

By Steven Goff  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  juergen klinsmann, U.S. soccer, ussf

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 02/11/2013

My Soccer Hall of Fame ballot

Joe-Max Moore, Cindy Parlow and Taylor Twellman are among the candidates for induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

By Steven Goff  |  03:24 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Final thoughts from Honduras

The U.S. national team had a sour day in San Pedro Sula, but Mexico also stumbled on the first day of World Cup qualifying's final round, drawing at home with Jamaica.

By Steven Goff  |  11:37 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Sunil Gulati addresses various topics

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati met with about two dozen reporters and discussed numerous subjects, including Juergen Klinsmann, World Cup qualifying venues and a future World Cup bid.

By Steven Goff  |  11:41 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  juergen klinsmann, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/06/2013

U.S. World Cup qualifying matchday

The U.S. national soccer team is preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Honduras Wednesday afternoon in San Pedro Sula.

By Steven Goff  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  honduras, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 02/03/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

As we await Juergen Klinsmann's 24-man roster announcement Monday morning for the World Cup qualifier at Honduras, a look at the top Americans eligible for the national team who play abroad.

By Steven Goff  |  03:32 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Soccer Outsider: The Jurgen Klinsmann conundrum

Jurgen Klinsmann is either an eccentric visionary working on a master plan that is unknowable to my plebeian brain, or he is a straight-up crazy person. Either way: worth watching.

By Jeff Maurer  |  06:14 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 01/27/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

American striker Jozy Altidore continues his torrid scoring run for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie, while Clint Dempsey strikes for Tottenham in the English FA Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  10:58 AM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 01/25/2013

U.S. men's national team updates

BeIN Sport, which holds TV rights to all but one of the U.S. national team's away matches in the final round of 2014 World Cup qualifying, will carry the Feb. 6 opener against Honduras on England and Spanish channels.

By Steven Goff  |  07:59 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gold cup, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Richmond Kickers become D.C. United affiliate

The Richmond Kickers will serve as D.C. United's third-division affiliate, an arrangement that will facilitate full-time training and league matches for young MLS players.

By Steven Goff  |  03:47 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, U.S. soccer, usl

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 01/23/2013

U.S. national team news & notes

Two players departed U.S. camp with injuries as preparations continue for the next week's friendly against Canada in Houston and the World Cup qualifier Feb. 6 at Honduras.

By Steven Goff  |  09:29 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, ussf, World Cup

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Americans abroad roundup: Dempsey late equalizer vs. Manchester United, Altidore hat trick for Alkmaar

American midfielder Clint Dempsey scores a late equalizer for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester United and U.S. striker Jozy Altidore records a hat trick in the Dutch soccer league.

By Steven Goff  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, Clint Dempsey, jozy altidore, U.S. soccer

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 01/13/2013

American players abroad roundup

Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Michael Bradley and many other American soccer players competing in foreign leagues were in action over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  08:57 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Wambach, Messi are FIFA players of year

U.S. striker Abby Wambach and Argentine forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or awards as the FIFA players of the year.

By Steven Goff  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fifa, lionel messi, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, women's soccer

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Klinsmann sets U.S. training camp roster

Juergen Klinsmann has set his roster for the U.S. national soccer team's annual winter training camp at Home Dept Center in Carson, Calif.

By Steven Goff  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/11/2012

2013 soccer calendar

With 2012 nearing the end, we look ahead to a busy 2013 soccer calendar: World Cup qualifying, UEFA Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, Confederations Cup, FA Cup, FIFA tournaments, Africa Cup on Nations, MLS Cup

By Steven Goff  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  champions league, MLS, ncaa soccer, Roundup, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Josh Wolff ends 15-year career, joins D.C. staff

Josh Wolff, who balanced playing and assistant coaching this season, has retired after a 15-year playing career to join D.C. United's staff on a full-time basis.

By Steven Goff  |  02:51 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 11/21/2012

New women's pro league planned

A new women's pro soccer league is scheduled to launch in 2013 with eight teams, including Washington.

By Steven Goff  |  03:30 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, women's soccer

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 11/19/2012

American soccer players abroad

Roundup of more than 50 American soccer players competing for clubs in foreign leagues:

By Steven Goff  |  12:08 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Video of all USA-Russia goals

Michael Bradley scored a sensational goal and Mikkel Diskerud equalized in stoppage time as the U.S. men's national soccer team draw with Russia, 2-2.

By Steven Goff  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  russia, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 11/12/2012

U.S. roster for Russia friendly

Juergen Klinsmann has named his roster for the final U.S. national team match of 2012, a friendly against Russia in Krasnodar on Wednesday.

By Steven Goff  |  10:42 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  russia, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 11/11/2012

American soccer players abroad

Jozy Altidore scored another goal for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. Roundup of Americans playing in foreign leagues:

By Steven Goff  |  11:39 PM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 11/04/2012

American players abroad roundup

How did 50+ American soccer players in foreign leagues fare this weekend? The roundup includes Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard and many others.

By Steven Goff  |  06:51 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Juergen Klinsmann discusses U.S. national team

U.S. national soccer team coach Juergen Klinsmann addressed several topics, including 2014 World Cup qualifiers, during a media teleconference.

By Steven Goff  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, juergen klinsmann, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, World Cup

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Sermanni to coach U.S. women’s national team

Tom Sermanni, who has guided the Australian women's national soccer team for eight years, was named head coach of the U.S. squad.

By Steven Goff  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, women's world cup

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/28/2012

American players abroad roundup

Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna) and Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna) were the American goal scorers in foreign leagues over the weekend. The list of 50+ players:

By Steven Goff  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Junior Flores signs with Borussia Dortmund

Junior Flores, a 16-year-old midfielder from Manassas who plays for the U.S. under-17 national team, has signed with German Bundesliga champion Borussia Dortmund.

By Steven Goff  |  09:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Borussia Dortmund, Junior Flores, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 01:26 AM ET, 07/15/2011

An American soccer player with Boca Juniors? Long Island’s Nicholas Gaitan, 16, might move to famed club. In Colombia, Diego Restrepo is making progress

Long Island’s Nicholas Gaitan, 16, has spent nine months with Argentinos Juniors but might move to Boca Juniors. Meantime, a former University of Virginia goalkeeper is moving up in Colombia.

By Steven Goff  |  01:26 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Argentina, U.S. soccer

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Sepp Blatter, FIFA, Canada, Grenada, DaMarcus Beasley, Argentina, Copa America, Colombia, Women’s World Cup

Sepp Blatter, on brink of winning another term as FIFA president, proposes changes to World Cup selection process. DaMarcus Beasley is looking to sign in Mexico. It’s a busy night for Canadian soccer.

By Steven Goff  |  08:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FIFA, MLS, U.S. soccer

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/13/2011

D.C. United’s Charlie Davies discusses possible U.S. national team return

D.C. United forward Charlie Davies hopes to impress U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley, who will attend Saturday’s match at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, U.S. soccer

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Video: USA soccer supporters at the Meadowlands for the Argentina friendly

The raucous scene before and during the USA-Argentina friendly at the Meadowlands

By Steven Goff  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. soccer, Argentina