Soccer Insider: USSF


Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Gulati explains Sermanni firing

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati outlines the decision to fire Tom Sermanni, coach of the top-ranked women’s team.

By Steven Goff  |  06:07 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  u.s. women's national team, ussf

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Klinsmann sets roster for Mexico friendly

In the last friendly before World Cup training camp opens with a full squad, Juergen Klinsmann summoned mostly MLS players.

By Steven Goff  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team, ussf

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Lilly, McBride, Bradley elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

In their first year of eligibility, Kristine Lilly and Brian McBride were elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Coach Bob Bradley joins them.

By Steven Goff  |  03:37 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team, ussf

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014

USSF exploring Ukraine options

With the Ukrainian crisis deepening, the U.S. Soccer Federation has begun exploring alternatives for the March 5 friendly between the national team and Ukraine in Kharkiv.

By Steven Goff  |  07:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, ukraine, ussf

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Ukraine violence puts U.S. soccer team’s visit in question

The national team is scheduled to play a friendly in Kharkiv on March 5.

By Steven Goff  |  04:43 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, ussf

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 02/11/2014

As MLS season nears, referee negotiations are ‘some distance apart’

Representatives for the MLS referees and the organization overseeing officiating will meet again in an effort to reach a collective bargaining agreement.

By Steven Goff  |  03:12 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, ussf

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/03/2014

A salute for an American soccer pioneer

Hicabi “Turk” Emekli, 88, was inducted into the Virginia-D.C. Soccer Hall of Fame.

By Steven Goff  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ncaa soccer, soccer history, ussf

Posted at 02:53 AM ET, 02/01/2014

U.S. soccer tax records, 2012-13

Salaries for Juergen Klinsmann, Bob Bradley, Pia Sundhage, the USSF CEO and three U.S. women’s national team players.

By Steven Goff  |  02:53 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team, ussf

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 03:51 PM ET, 10/21/2013

U.S. soccer enjoying 2013 success

As 2013 winds down, the U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams are enjoying one of their finest dual campaigns ever.

By Steven Goff  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team, ussf

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 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 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 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 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 05:48 PM ET, 11/14/2012

USA vs. Germany in Washington?

Washington is the front-runner to host a proposed soccer friendly between the United States and German national teams in June.

By Steven Goff  |  05:48 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  germany, U.S. national team, ussf

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem moves to London from Washington to begin professional pursuits

Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem, 15, has moved to London and won’t play for Walter Johnson High this fall.

By Steven Goff  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, Gedion Zelalem, Arsenal

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/23/2012

A closer look at ticket sales for U.S. national team friendly vs. Brazil at FedEx Field

Although 53,000 tickets have been sold for U.S.-Brazil soccer match at FedEx Field, discounted seats are being made available.

By Steven Goff  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Brazil, Redskins, FedEx Field, USSF

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Ticket sales update for U.S. national soccer team matches

More than 50,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S.-Brazil friendly at FedEx Field next week.

By Steven Goff  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Scotland, Brazil, USSF, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/09/2012

TV coverage for U.S. national team’s World Cup qualifier at Guatemala remains unclear

The U.S. at Guatemala World Cup qualifier next month might appear on closed-circuit TV only.

By Steven Goff  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup, USSF

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012

World Cup bonuses, employee salaries listed in U.S. Soccer Federation tax document

A tax document shows Bob Bradley and the U.S. soccer players were well-compensated for their 2010 World Cup effort.

By Steven Goff  |  09:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, U.S. national team, Juergen Klinsmann, Sunil Gulati

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012

U.S. Development Academy will move to 10-month season, forbid players from playing high school soccer

The USSF announced the Development Academy will move to 10-month season and not allow players to compete for high schools

By Paul Tenorio  |  08:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Youth soccer, USSF, MLS, NCAA soccer

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 01:22 PM ET, 01/03/2012

U.S. soccer friendly vs. Italy almost finalized; TV coverage for January matches in flux

The U.S. national soccer team will play Italy on Feb. 29. Meantime, TV coverage of the January friendlies remains unclear.

By Steven Goff  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, USSF, Italy

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Update on Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem

Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem, a German citizen living in the D.C. area, recently attended Germany and U.S. under-15 camps.

By Steven Goff  |  04:49 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, Gedion Zelalem, Arsenal

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/12/2011

U.S. Soccer Federation budget revealed

The USSF is anticipating budget deficits the next two years as it invests in coaching, youth programs and officiating.

By Steven Goff  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, U.S. national team, MLS

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Juergen Klinsmann’s contract with USSF pays him $2.5 million in base salary

The U.S. Soccer Federation is paying national team coach Juergen Klinsmann a base salary of $2.5 million.

By Steven Goff  |  12:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, USSF, Juergen Klinsmann

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Tuesday kickaround: Richie Williams, Steve Nicol, Dwayne De Rosario, MLS attendance, U.S women’s team, TV/online listings

Richie Williams, Steve Nicol, Dwayne De Rosario, MLS attendance, U.S. women’s team, TV/online listings

By Steven Goff  |  09:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, MLS, U.S. women's national team, TV listings

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem, 14, considering long-term U.S. soccer options

Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem, a German-born teenager, is considering the U.S. national program.

By Steven Goff  |  11:35 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gedion Zelalem, Arsenal, USSF

Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 10/04/2011

A few minutes with ex-USA coach Bob Bradley

Former USA soccer coach Bob Bradley embarks on a new challenge — guiding Egypt to the 2014 World Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  08:19 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Bob Bradley, USSF

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 08/19/2011

D.C. United news & notes: unsettled goalkeeping situation, referee error highlighted, Najar’s reaction to Honduras call-up, third uniform

D.C. United’s goalkeeping situation ahead of Sunday’s MLS match at Kansas City is unsettled after Bill Hamid injured a hamstring Thursday.

By Steven Goff  |  07:09 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, USSF, Honduras

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Juergen Klinsmann hired to coach the U.S. national soccer team

German legend Juergen Klinsmann will coach the U.S. team, a day after Bob Bradley was fired.

By Steven Goff  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Juergen Klinsmann, U.S. national team, USSF, Bob Bradley

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Friday kickaround: Bob Bradley, Sunil Gulati, reader poll, Manchester United vs. Barcelona

Bob Bradley, Sunil Gulati, Michael Bradley, Manchester United, Barcelona.

By Steven Goff  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, U.S. national team, Manchester United, Barcelona

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Five inducted into U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

Eddie Pope, Cobi Jones, Earnie Stewart, Bruce Murray and Bob Gansler were inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.

By Steven Goff  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, MLS, USSF

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 05/09/2011

U.S. Women’s World Cup roster named

Abby Wambach and Hope Solo were among 21 players named to the U.S. roster for the Women’s World Cup this summer in Germany.

By Steven Goff  |  10:52 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, USSF