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Soccer Insider: January, 2012

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 01:55 PM ET, 01/30/2012

U.S. soccer team friendlies against Brazil, Scotland close to being finalized

The U.S. men’s national soccer team is tentatively planning to play Brazil at FedEx Field and Scotland at a U.S. venue.

By Steven Goff  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Brazil

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/29/2012

American soccer players abroad: Oguchi Onyewu 2 goals, DaMarcus Beasley and Fabian Johnson one apiece

Oguchi Onyewu scored twice, Landon Donovan assisted twice, and DaMarcus Beasley and Fabian Johnson scored among U.S. players abroad.

By Steven Goff  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/29/2012

D.C. United plays 0-0 draw with Chicago Fire in MLS preseason opener

D.C. United played without several regulars in its preseason opener, a 0-0 draw with the Chicago Fire.

By Steven Goff  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/28/2012

U.S. women’s soccer team earns Olympic berth with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

The story and video from the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s 3-0 win over Costa Rica, which secured an Olympic berth.

By Steven Goff  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Landon Donovan with 2 assists in Everton’s FA Cup victory over Fulham

American World Cup star Landon Donovan, on loan with Everton, notched two assists in a 2-1 victory over Fulham in the FA Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 AM ET, 01/27/2012

University of Maryland women’s soccer coach departs for Tennessee

Brian Pensky has left the University of Maryland after seven seasons to oversee the Tennessee Volunteers.

By Steven Goff  |  12:52 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA soccer, Maryland Terrapins

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Weekend TV & online listings: FA Cup, Dempsey vs. Donovan, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, African Cup of Nations, Boca Juniors-River Plate, Olympic qualifying, Mexico

FA Cup, Dempsey vs. Donovan, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, African Cup of Nations, Boca Juniors-River Plate, Olympic qualifying, Mexico

By Steven Goff  |  07:19 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Getting to know D.C. United’s Robbie Russell

By moving to D.C. United, Robbie Russell has been reunited with his wife, a Washington attorney.

By Steven Goff  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Video of Graham Zusi’s goal for U.S. national soccer team against Panama

Graham Zusi, a former Maryland Terrapin, scored in the early stages of the U.S. national team’s friendly at Panama.

By Steven Goff  |  09:45 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012

D.C. United signs Argentine central defender Emiliano Dudar

Emiliano Dudar, a 6-foot-4 Argentine center back from the Swiss league, has signed with D.C. United.

By Steven Goff  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Emiliano Dudar, Young Boys, MLS

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 12:32 PM ET, 01/24/2012

MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park

The MLS All-Star Game will be staged July 25 at PPL Park in suburban Philadelphia.

By Steven Goff  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Maurer’s Minute: Write your own ‘D.C. United signed a striker’ story

D.C. United’s super-secret foreign striker signing still has not happened. They keep hinting that something is in the works, and I — like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin — am keeping the faith.

By Jeff Maurer  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Maurer

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Update on D.C. United trialists

Three players, including a former Arsenal prospect, will join D.C. United at training camp in Florida, while eight of 14 trialists from last week were released.

By Steven Goff  |  09:18 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Sydney Leroux scores 5 goals as U.S. women’s soccer team routs Guatemala, 13-0

Sydney Leroux scores five goals as the U.S. women’s soccer team routs Guatemala, 13-0.

By Steven Goff  |  07:42 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. women's team, CONCACAF

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/22/2012

American soccer players abroad: Clint Dempsey hat trick, Maurice Edu goal

A weekend roundup of American soccer players with foreign clubs, including Fulham’s Clint Dempsey, who notched a hat trick.

By Steven Goff  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/22/2012

Ricardo Clark’s goal in stoppage time lifts United States over Venezuela, 1-0, in international friendly

Ricardo Clark’s header in the seventh minute of stoppage time lifted the U.S. national team to a 1-0 win over Venezuela.

By Steven Goff  |  09:42 AM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Clint Dempsey’s hat trick for Fulham is first in history by an American in Premier League match

Clint Dempsey recorded a hat trick — his second three-goal effort in two weeks and the first ever by an American in a Premier League match

By Steven Goff  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, Clint Dempsey

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 04:36 PM ET, 01/20/2012

D.C. United acquires midfielder Danny Cruz from Houston Dynamo

D.C. United acquired 22-year-old midfielder Danny Cruz from the Houston Dynamo for financial considerations.

By Steven Goff  |  04:36 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Former D.C. United player Santino Quaranta to play in India’s Premier League Soccer

Former D.C. United midfielder Santino Quaranta will join Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro and other international veterans in India’s Premier League Soccer.

By Steven Goff  |  04:02 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 01/19/2012

A few minutes with D.C. United’s first-round draft pick, Louisville midfielder Nick DeLeon

Nick DeLeon, D.C. United’s first-round draft choice, discusses his MLS aspirations, his father’s NASL career and his Trinidad connections.

By Steven Goff  |  06:40 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, NASL

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: Premier League, Arsenal vs. Manchester United on Fox, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Eredivisie, French Cup, Mexico, USA men’s friendly, USA women’s Olympic qualifying, African Cup

Premier League, Arsenal vs. Manchester United on Fox, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Eredivisie, French Cup, Mexico, USA men’s friendly, USA women’s Olympic qualifying

By Steven Goff  |  03:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo meet in Copa del Rey quarterfinal

El Clasico returns for a fourth installment this season when Spanish super powers Real Madrid and Barcelona clash in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, at the Santiago Bernabeu.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:47 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/18/2012

D.C. United news & notes

While the front office continues pursuing players, D.C. United held its first outdoor workout of training camp.

By Steven Goff  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012

D.C. United signs MLS forward Maicon Santos

Maicon Santos, a Brazilian forward who has played for three MLS clubs, is in D.C. United training camp.

By Steven Goff  |  08:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/17/2012

D.C. United selects three players in the MLS supplemental draft

D.C. United takes New Mexico MF Lance Rozeboom, Charlotte D Charles Rodriguez, Drake MF Matt Kuhn in MLS supplemental draft

By Steven Goff  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/15/2012

American soccer players abroad

How more than 50 American soccer players in foreign leagues, including Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan, fared this weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/13/2012

D.C. United’s Chris Pontius on the mend, hoping to be ready for MLS season opener

D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius is angling for a March 1 return to regular activity after recovering from a broken leg.

By Steven Goff  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Weekend TV & online listings: Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Mexico, Serie A

More than 40 soccer matches available: Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, Mexico

By Steven Goff  |  06:55 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/12/2012

2012 MLS draft live updates

The Washington Post’s Paul Tenorio provides live updates of the 2012 MLS Draft, where D.C. United holds the seventh pick.

By Paul Tenorio  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/12/2012

FedEx Field reportedly in running to host U.S. soccer friendly against Brazil in May

The Brazilian and U.S. soccer federations are in talks concerning a friendly between the national teams in May.

By Steven Goff  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, U.S. national team, Brazil

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 01/11/2012

A few minutes with D.C. United’s Dave Kasper: MLS draft, international signings, De Rosario talks, Pontius update, trade discussions, trialists

MLS draft, international signings, De Rosario talks, Pontius recovery, trade discussions, trialists

By Steven Goff  |  04:49 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Wednesday kickaround: Landon Donovan vs. Brad Friedel, Americans abroad, Robbie Rogers to Leeds, Venezuela roster, Crew signs Ben Speas

Landon Donovan vs. Brad Friedel, Americans abroad, Robbie Rogers to Leeds, Venezuela roster, Crew signs Ben Speas

By Steven Goff  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, MLS

Posted at 02:06 AM ET, 01/10/2012

MLS SuperDraft: Looking ahead, looking back

Being the No. 1 pick in the MLS draft doesn’t guarantee stardom. Far from it. A look back at the top selections since 2000.

By Steven Goff  |  02:06 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, NCAA soccer

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 01/08/2012

American soccer players abroad: Clint Dempsey hat trick & Tim Howard goal animation

Clint Dempsey notched a hat trick and several other England-based U.S. soccer players appeared in FA Cup matches.

By Steven Goff  |  03:48 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/07/2012

Clint Dempsey records hat trick for Fulham against Charlton in FA Cup

American midfielder Clint Dempsey recorded a hat trick in Fulham’s 4-0 victory over Charlton in the English FA Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Americans abroad

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Weekend soccer TV & online listings: FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, French Cup, Portugal, Mexico, MLS combine

FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, French Cup, Portugal, Mexico, MLS combine

By Steven Goff  |  04:58 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/05/2012

D.C. United releases 2012 MLS schedule

D.C. United will open the 2012 MLS season with two difficult matches: Sporting Kansas City and defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy.

By Steven Goff  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Another former MLS player (Oscar Pareja) expected to become an MLS coach (Colorado Rapids)

With Oscar Pareja’s expected hiring by the Colorado Rapids, 13 of MLS’s 19 head coaches are former players in the league.

By Steven Goff  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard scores from 100 yards in English Premier League match

American goalkeeper Tim Howard scored from about 100 yards during Everton’s 2-1 loss to Bolton in the English Premier League.

By Steven Goff  |  05:16 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Howard, Premier League, Landon Donovan, Everton

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Major League Soccer courting U.S. Under-17 star Junior Flores

Major League Soccer is negotiating to sign Herber Mejia “Junior” Flores, the U.S. under-17 national team star who had a breakout performance at a youth international tournament in December.

By Paul Tenorio  |  04:28 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/03/2012

D.C. United sets preseason plans, Rapids and Crew preparing to make news

D.C. United will hold training camp in Florida, Arizona and South Carolina. The Rapids prepare to hire a coach and the Crew eyes a college player.

By Steven Goff  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

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 09:53 AM ET, 01/03/2012

D.C. United’s quiet offseason

With MLS camps opening in 2 weeks, D.C. United has made just one significant move this winter, signing defender Robbie Russell.

By Steven Goff  |  09:53 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Americans soccer players abroad: Oguchi Onyewu scores late equalizer for Sporting Lisbon

How more than 50 American soccer players competing in foreign leagues fared over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Happy New Year to the soccer world

The opening whistle has sounded, another wondrous year in soccer awaits.

By Steven Goff  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, soccer

 

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