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Soccer Insider: March, 2013

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

Americans abroad weekend roundup

How did American soccer players in foreign leagues fare this weekend? The List:

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

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Weekend TV-online listings: 74 matches

Premier League, FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Portugal, Scotland, MLS, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Australia

By Steven Goff  |  10:18 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

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 03:13 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Columbus match diary

The Soccer Outsider relives Washington's loss to Columbus.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA vs. Costa Rica match diary

In less than ideal conditions, the U.S. showed some much-needed grit to notch an all-important qualifying win over Costa Rica from Ice Planet Hoth.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:36 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider, U.S. national team, USA, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Tuesday's World Cup qualifiers on TV-online

The U.S. national soccer team visits Azteca Stadium on Tuesday night to face Mexico in a World Cup qualifier -- the last of 25 matches available on TV or online.

By Steven Goff  |  11:59 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 03/23/2013

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

D.C. United looks to extend its home unbeaten streak in MLS play to 20 with an afternoon match against the Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  02:48 PM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  columbus crew, D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/22/2013

World Cup qualifier: USA vs. Costa Rica

The U.S. national soccer team faces Costa Rica tonight in the second of 10 final-round qualifiers on the road to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, costa rica, U.S. national team, 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 09:29 PM ET, 03/20/2013

U.S. national team news & notes

The latest from Juergen Klinsmann's U.S. national soccer team training camp in Denver ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

By Steven Goff  |  09:29 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  costa rica, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 03/19/2013

World Cup qualifiers on TV, online Friday

World Cup qualifiers on TV, online Friday

By Steven Goff  |  08:15 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, TV listings, U.S. national team, uefa, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 03/19/2013

D.C. United assigns 4 to Richmond

As part of MLS's new agreement with USL, D.C. United loaned four young players to the third-division Richmond Kickers.

By Steven Goff  |  02:13 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, richmond kickers, usl

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Soccer Outsider: Escape from New York, N.J.

Soccer Outsider Jeff Maurer reviews D.C. United's we-didn't-deserve-a-point 0-0 draw against the New York Red Bulls.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Soccer Outsider

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/18/2013

A few minutes with Juergen Klinsmann

Juergen Klinsmann addressed several U.S. national soccer team issues ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico.

By Steven Goff  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  costa rica, juergen klinsmann, mexico, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/18/2013

U.S. roster set for World Cup qualifiers

Juergen Klinsmann has named his 23-man squad for the U.S. national soccer team's World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica on Friday in Denver and Mexico next week at Azteca Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  costa rica, juergen klinsmann, mexico, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 03/18/2013

MLS weekend in review

A look back at a low-scoring but eventful weekend in Major League Soccer, including controversial goals, calls and quotes, plus an attendance watch and a Freddy Adu update.

By Steven Goff  |  10:35 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

With World Cup qualifiers looming, Jozy Altidore scored his 25th goal in all competitions for Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. Many other U.S. national soccer team candidates were in action this weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, jozy altidore, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 03/16/2013

D.C. United at New York Red Bulls

D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls renew their MLS rivalry with a Saturday afternoon match at Red Bull Arena -- their first meeting since last year's playoffs.

By Steven Goff  |  09:09 AM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, new york red bulls

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Soccer and society: Pentagon games

In our latest installment of Soccer and Society, a periodic feature chronicling the intersection of the beautiful game and American life, we share a touching and inspiring video about the Pentagon Soccer Club.

By Steven Goff  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer and Society

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Weekend TV and online listings: 80 matches

Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Portugal, Scotland, MLS, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Japan, Australia, UEFA Champions League draw.

By Steven Goff  |  05:42 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 03/14/2013

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen will alter his lineup again this weekend: to replace injured midfielder John Thorrington and to reintroduce captain Dwayne De Rosario, who returns from a league suspension.

By Steven Goff  |  04:01 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, new york red bulls

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Mexico sets roster for World Cup qualifiers

Mexico's national soccer team has set the roster for 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and the United States.

By Steven Goff  |  11:14 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mexico, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Thursday kickaround

Galaxy advances in CONCACAF Champions League. Brad Friedel and Spurs face Inter Milan in Europa League. USA wins Algarve Cup. USA men's friendly vs. Belgium. Americans abroad.

By Steven Goff  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, concacaf champions league, fifa, Roundup, U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team, uefa champions league

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Soccer and Society: religion, music, TV

Soccer and Society: religion, music, TV

By Steven Goff  |  09:38 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Argentina, Brazil, Soccer and Society, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/13/2013

U.S., Mexico spring-summer schedules

A look at the schedules for the U.S. and Mexican national soccer teams in April through July for friendlies, World Cup qualifiers, the Confederations Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  confederations cup, gold cup, mexico, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2013

CONCACAF set Gold Cup groups, schedule

The United States will play Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica in the group stage of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Defending champion Mexico faces Canada, Panama and Martinique.

By Steven Goff  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, gold cup, mexico, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Wednesday kickaround

CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Champions League, Algarve Cup, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying, Americans abroad

By Steven Goff  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, MLS, Roundup, U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Video: Barcelona 4, AC Milan 0

Lionel Messi scored twice and David Villa had the pivotal go-ahead aggregate goal as Barcelona routed AC Milan, 4-0, to advance to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

By Steven Goff  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ac milan, Barcelona, lionel messi, uefa champions league

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013

United's Thorrington sidelined 8-12 weeks

D.C. United midfielder John Thorrington will miss 8-12 weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee.

By Steven Goff  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/12/2013

A few minutes with Red Bulls' Mike Petke

Mike Petke, the first-year New York head coach who played for both the Red Bulls and D.C. United during a 13-year career, shared his thoughts about the deep-rooted rivalry.

By Steven Goff  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Costa Rica roster for World Cup qualifier

Costa Rica has set its roster for the World Cup qualifier next week against the United States in Denver.

By Steven Goff  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  costa rica, MLS, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Real Salt Lake diary

Soccer Outsider analyzes Saturday's home opener and makes some hair-raising observations.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/11/2013

MLS weekend in review

MLS weekend in review

By Steven Goff  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

Terrence Boyd, Herculez Gomez and Alejandro Bedoya scored over the weekend, but several U.S. national team regulars are sidelined.

By Steven Goff  |  11:22 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 03/09/2013

D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake

After a season-opening loss at Houston last weekend, D.C. United makes its 2013 home debut at RFK Stadium against Real Salt Lake.

By Steven Goff  |  05:03 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, real salt lake

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 12:23 PM ET, 03/08/2013

D.C. United news and notes

The latest from RFK Stadium as D.C. United prepares for the home opener against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

By Steven Goff  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, rfk stadium, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Getting to RFK Stadium for United matches

For D.C. United supporters driving in from Virginia, the route into Lot 8 is not as direct as it used to be.

By Steven Goff  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, rfk stadium

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Weekend TV-online listings: 74 matches

74 matches available this weekend: English FA Cup, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie, MLS, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Algarve Cup

By Steven Goff  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:11 PM ET, 03/07/2013

D.C. United news and notes

The latest from RFK Stadium, where D.C. United is preparing for the home opener Saturday night against Real Salt Lake.

By Steven Goff  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013

MLS weathering early-season weather

MLS dodged weather issues the first week of the regular season, but snow threatens to ruin the Colorado Rapids' home opener.

By Steven Goff  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Major League Soccer, MLS

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 01:05 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Dynamo takes first step in Champions League

Houston won the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals against Santos Laguna, but larger challenges await the Dynamo and MLS.

By Steven Goff  |  01:05 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF, concacaf champions league, houston dynamo, MLS

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

By Steven Goff  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Soccer Outsider: opening remarks

Jeffrey Maurer takes a irreverent look back at D.C. United's season-opening loss to the Houston Dynamo.

By Jeffrey Maurer  |  02:46 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, houston dynamo, MLS

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 03/04/2013

RFK Stadium front-runner for U.S.-Germany

RFK Stadium in Washington is expected to host the U.S. national soccer team's friendly against Germany on June 2. Details of the game and a look back at memorable U.S. matches in Washington:

By Steven Goff  |  08:34 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/04/2013

MLS weekend in review

Mike Magee posted a hat trick, Vancouver lost captain Jay DeMerit, MLS attendance figures were good, except with Chivas USA, and Freddy Adu remains missing in action.

By Steven Goff  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

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 01:29 AM ET, 03/03/2013

Houston Dynamo 2, D.C. United 0

D.C. United's 2013 MLS season began with a familiar result: a loss in Houston.

By Steven Goff  |  01:29 AM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, houston dynamo, MLS

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/02/2013

D.C. United at Houston Dynamo

D.C. United begins the 2013 MLS regular season against the club that ended its 2012 campaign: the Houston Dynamo.

By Steven Goff  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, houston dynamo, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Questions, answers about DeRo suspension

Some answers to your questions about MLS's decision to suspend D.C. United star Dwayne De Rosario for two regular season matches.

By Steven Goff  |  07:43 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2013

MLS suspends De Rosario for 2 games

MLS has suspended D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario for two games and fined him for a headbutting incident in the preseason finale last weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS

 

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