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Soccer Insider: December, 2013

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/31/2013

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster

My take on the U.S. national soccer team’s player pool leading to the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

By Steven Goff  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013

2014 soccer calendar

A list of more than 50 key dates on the 2014 U.S. and international soccer schedule, including the World Cup in Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college cup, fifa, MLS, world soccer

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Happy holidays from Soccer Insider

While the sun never sets on Planet Futbol, the soccer blog will take a holiday break and return Jan. 2.

By Steven Goff  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Video: Ronaldinho goal at Club World Cup

Ronaldinho scores on a sparking free kick but Atletico Mineiro drops a 3-1 result to Raja Casablanca in the FIFA Club World Cup semifinals.

By Steven Goff  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  club world cup, fifa

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/18/2013

D.C. United selects Fabian Espindola in MLS re-entry draft

One day after trading for Eddie Johnson, D.C. United continued bolstering the attack by selecting former Real Salt Lake and New York forward Fabian Espindola.

By Steven Goff  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Howard University dismisses head coach

Following a 1-17-0 season, Howard University fired the men’s soccer coach.

By Steven Goff  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ncaa soccer

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013

D.C. United roster update

A look at D.C. United’s personnel heading into the second stage of MLS’s re-entry draft.

By Steven Goff  |  09:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Soccer Insider is wary of D.C. United’s acquisition of Eddie Johnson

Johnson will give United a scoring boost, but there he brings baggage with him.

By Jeff Maurer  |  08:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/17/2013

D.C. United acquires U.S. national team’s Eddie Johnson from Seattle Sounders

D.C. United has finalized the acquisition of U.S. national team forward Eddie Johnson from the Seattle Sounders.

By Steven Goff  |  04:02 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, seattle sounders

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 12/16/2013

United close to acquiring Johnson

D.C. United is close to acquiring U.S. national team forward Eddie Johnson from the Seattle Sounders.

By Steven Goff  |  11:22 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

How more than 50 American soccer players in Europe and elsewhere fared over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 12/15/2013

College Cup: Notre Dame 2, Maryland 1

Under controversial circumstances, Notre Dame won its first NCAA College Cup championship with a 2-1 victory over the Maryland Terrapins.

By Steven Goff  |  11:59 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college cup, ncaa soccer

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/15/2013

College Cup: Maryland vs. Notre Dame

The Maryland Terrapins aim for a third NCAA College Cup soccer championship since 2005 when they face Notre Dame at PPL Park.

By Steven Goff  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college cup, ncaa soccer

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/14/2013

D.C. United pursuing U.S. national team forward Eddie Johnson

D.C. United is seeking to acquire U.S. national team forward Eddie Johnson from the Seattle Sounders for financial considerations.

By Steven Goff  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Maryland defeats Virginia, gains College Cup championship berth vs. Notre Dame

Patrick Mullins scored twice as Maryland defeated Virginia, 2-1, to advance to Sunday’s College Cup soccer final against Notre Dame.

By Steven Goff  |  12:18 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college cup, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer, virginia cavaliers

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Americans abroad: Boyd scores for Rapid Vienna in Europa League

Terrence Boyd scored for Rapid Vienna in a losing cause, while Brad Friedel (Tottenham Hotspur) and Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar) secured passage in the UEFA Europa League.

By Steven Goff  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Weekend TV, online listings: 63 matches

Premier League. La Liga. Serie A. Bundesliga. Ligue 1. Eredivisie. FIFA Club World Cup. Mexican finals. Argentina. NCAA College Cup. Champions League draw.

By Steven Goff  |  07:18 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013

D.C. United acquired Franklin, Boswell

D.C. United addressed the backline in the first stage of MLS’s re-entry draft, claiming veterans Sean Franklin from Los Angeles and Bobby Boswell from Houston.

By Steven Goff  |  04:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013

A few minutes with Oguchi Onyewu

U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu discusses his move to Queens Park Rangers, subsequent lack of playing time, future in England and with the U.S. national team, the World Cup, and finishing his college degree.

By Steven Goff  |  11:41 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Video: Neymar’s hat trick for Barcelona

Brazilian superstar Neymar scored three goals as Barcelona routed Celtic, 6-1, in the UEFA Champions League.

By Steven Goff  |  10:03 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FC Barcelona, uefa champions league

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 12/11/2013

NWSL expanding to Houston in 2014

The National Women’s Soccer League will expand to Houston for the 2014 season.

By Steven Goff  |  05:19 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Video: Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant ad

Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant star in a new Turkish Airways commercial.

By Steven Goff  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lionel messi

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/11/2013

D.C. United executive may leave for Milan, while Italian coach likely to join Olsen’s staff

D.C. United’s chief operating officer seems likely to move to Inter Milan, while a coach from the Italian soccer team is likely to join Ben Olsen’s staff.

By Steven Goff  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, inter milan, MLS

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Snow removal for College Cup

Crews at PPL Park are busy clearing snow from the field ahead of this weekend’s College Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  06:34 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college cup, ncaa soccer

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Video: Kljestan’s goal for Anderlecht

American midfielder Sacha Kljestan scored in the first half as Anderlecht exited the UEFA Champions League with a 3-1 defeat at Olympiakos.

By Steven Goff  |  05:14 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team, uefa champions league

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/10/2013

D.C. United acquires Arnaud from Impact

D.C. United acquires veteran midfielder Davy Arnaud from the Montreal Impact for an international roster slot the next two MLS seasons.

By Steven Goff  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Cavalry postpones NASL inaugural season

Confronted by stadium issues, the NASL expansion club in Loudoun County, Virginia will not begin play in 2014.

By Steven Goff  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASL, virginia cavalry

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Video: Ibrahimovic’s 2 goals, 2 assists

Watch Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and set up two other goals for Paris Saint-Germain against Sochaux in Ligue 1 over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  12:09 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  psg, world soccer

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 12/09/2013

MLS re-entry draft list

More than 60 players, including several notable names, are available for the MLS re-entry draft.

By Steven Goff  |  08:07 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/09/2013

College soccer roundup: UCLA wins women’s title, men’s semis are set

UCLA defeated Florida State for the NCAA women’s soccer title, while the men’s schedule for the College Cup at PPL Park is set.

By Steven Goff  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college cup, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer, virginia cavaliers

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

American midfielder Alejandro Bedoya scored for Nantes at Marseille in French Ligue 1.

By Steven Goff  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Terrapins earn College Cup berth with 2-1 victory at Cal

Michael Sauers scored in the 86th minute as the Maryland soccer team advanced to the College Cup for the eighth time in 16 years.

By Steven Goff  |  06:50 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college cup, Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/06/2013

World Cup draw: Analyzing the groups for Brazil 2014

Which teams received tough draws? Easy draws?

By Steven Goff  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Cup draw

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/06/2013

World Cup draw: Reaction to U.S. soccer’s first-round matchups

Germany, Portugal and Ghana. Yikes.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Cup draw

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/06/2013

2014 World Cup draw results

The World Cup first-round groups are set for next summer’s soccer tournament in Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 12/06/2013

World Cup draw and schedule

Keep track of the eight World Cup groups as they are announced

By Mitch Rubin  |  10:51 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013

World Cup draw: FIFA to choose groups for Brazil 2014

Will the Americans land in the group of death (or in one of the groups of death)?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Cup

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Weekend TV and online listings: 81 matches

FIFA World Cup draw. Premier League. FA Cup. Serie A. Copa del Rey. Bundesliga. Eredivisie. Ligue 1. MLS Cup. Mexican playoffs. Brazil. Women’s College Cup. NCAA men’s quarterfinals.

By Steven Goff  |  09:10 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013

World Cup draw: Soccer Outsider examines the possibilities for U.S. Soccer

Will Jeff Maurer be happy? Sad? Somewhere in between?

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Video: Altidore’s goal against Chelsea

U.S. striker Jozy Altidore notched his first Premier League goal for Sunderland, scoring in the first half against Chelsea.

By Steven Goff  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Volkswagen ends D.C. United jersey sponsorship

Volkswagen will no longer serve as D.C. United’s primary sponsor, a separation that will change the MLS club’s jersey appearance.

By Steven Goff  |  11:13 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/04/2013

World Cup ball introduced by adidas

Adidas introduces Brazuca, the official World Cup soccer ball.

By Steven Goff  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Soccer Outsider on U.S. Soccer’s terrible crest

It’s time for a more intimidating logo.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 12/03/2013

As the World Cup draw approaches

World Cup draw simulator. Brazil travel challenges. Adidas official ball. U.S. friendly against South Korea. FIFA app for smartphones. Nike’s “Dare to Be Brasilian” video.

By Steven Goff  |  09:31 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, fifa, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013

D.C. United’s Indonesia tour roster

D.C. United has invited six players from the third-division Richmond Kickers for this week’s Indonesia tour and friendlies.

By Steven Goff  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/02/2013

D.C. United will retain Olsen, Kasper

Despite winning 3 of 34 MLS matches, D.C. United has decided to retain Coach Ben Olsen and General Manager Dave Kasper.

By Steven Goff  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Regional college soccer roundup

Virginia and Virginia Tech are headed to the women’s College Cup, while Virginia and Maryland earned quarterfinal berths in the NCAA men’s soccer tournament.

By Steven Goff  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer, NCAA soccer tournament, virginia cavaliers, virginia tech hokies

Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Americans abroad weekend roundup

American midfielder Jermaine Jones scored a smashing goal for Schalke in the Bundesliga.

By Steven Goff  |  09:34 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

 

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