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Soccer Insider: January, 2014

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Winter moves for World Cup hopefuls

Jermaine Jones is the latest U.S. national team player to switch clubs ahead of Juergen Klinsmann’s World Cup roster selections.

By Steven Goff  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Video: Liverpool 4, Everton 0

American goalkeeper Tim Howard conceded four goals in Everton’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield.

By Steven Goff  |  05:38 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/28/2014

D.C. United news and notes

The latest from RFK Stadium headquarters before D.C. United departs for training camp in Florida.

By Steven Goff  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Spain in Washington before World Cup?

According to Marca, Spain is planning to visit Washington before arriving in Brazil to defend its World Cup championship.

By Steven Goff  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, rfk stadium, spain

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 01/27/2014

D.C. United opens training camp

With a new-look roster, D.C. United began workouts Monday.

By Steven Goff  |  04:07 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Thoughts on D.C. United stadium poll

What to make of a Washington Poll showing D.C. residents are opposed to public financing of a soccer stadium at Buzzard Point.

By Steven Goff  |  01:47 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 01/26/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 5th edition

While an MLS-heavy U.S. squad prepares for South Korea, World Cup candidates in Europe and Mexico continue their club campaigns.

By Steven Goff  |  02:55 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/24/2014

U.S. national team(s) news and notes

Juergen Klinsmann named a 22-man roster ahead of the Feb. 1 friendly vs. South Korea, while Tom Sermanni chose 24 for three women’s matches.

By Steven Goff  |  05:29 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 01/24/2014

D.C. United acquires ex-Terp Francois

One week after MLS’s SuperDraft, D.C. United acquired former Maryland Terrapins forward Christiano Francois.

By Steven Goff  |  04:36 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Maryland Terrapins, MLS

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 12:23 PM ET, 01/23/2014

D.C. United news and notes

Will D.C. United claim Maryland’s Christiano Francois in the MLS waiver draft? Plus, Chris Korb’s new contract and preseason schedule.

By Steven Goff  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Who belongs in Soccer Hall of Fame?

Kristine Lilly and Brian McBride lead the list of 2014 candidates for the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

By Steven Goff  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/21/2014

United adds 2 in last stages of MLS draft

D.C. United selected a Creighton midfielder and Campbell defender in the last two stages of the MLS draft.

By Steven Goff  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/21/2014

World Cup viewing parties in Dupont Circle may return this summer

The organizers behind a World Cup viewing party at Dupont Circle four years ago want to do it again this summer.

By Steven Goff  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Video: Samuel Eto’o hat trick for Chelsea

Samuel Eto’o scores three goals in the first 45 minutes in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

By Steven Goff  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chelsea, manchester united, Premier League

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/19/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 4th edition

Juergen Klinsmann and the U.S. national team continue training in Brazil ahead of a friendly against South Korea.

By Steven Goff  |  11:33 AM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Spirit takes Dunn with NWSL 1st pick

The Washington Spirit selects North Carolina star Crystal Dunn with the first pick in the National Women’s Soccer League draft.

By Steven Goff  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Introducing Steve Birnbaum

The story behind D.C. United’s selection of Steve Birnbaum in the MLS draft and video of the Cal defender in action and interviewed.

By Steven Goff  |  11:35 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014

2014 MLS draft in Philadelphia

D.C. United holds the first selection in the 2014 MLS draft today in Philadelphia.

By Steven Goff  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/14/2014

D.C. United lineup, roster update

A look at D.C. United’s player personnel after the acquisition of eight players and the departure of 12.

By Steven Goff  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014

D.C. United acquires Jeff Parke for Ethan White, swaps allocation slots

In need of a second experienced center back, D.C. United acquired Jeff Parke from Philadelphia for Ethan White and swapped spots in MLS’s allocation order.

By Steven Goff  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 01/13/2014

U.S. national team news & notes

Defender Michael Parkhurst returned stateside to join the Columbus Crew, while midfielder Maurice Edu is seeking a new club.

By Steven Goff  |  07:37 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/12/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 3rd edition

In our latest look at the U.S. player pool, Juergen Klinsmann gears for for a training camp in Brazil and European players continue club seasons.

By Steven Goff  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Mullins, Brian win Hermann Trophy

Maryland’s Patrick Mullins won the Hermann Trophy for the second consecutive year, while Virginia’s Morgan Brian won the women’s award.

By Steven Goff  |  09:05 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer, virginia cavaliers

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Marco Pappa on MLS, United radar

With Guatemalan midfielder Marco Pappa possibly returning to MLS, D.C. United is receiving trade offers for the top allocation slot.

By Steven Goff  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Friday kickaround

Results of NWSL expansion draft. MLS news and notes. Hermann Trophy announcement. And more from the American soccer scene ...

By Steven Goff  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, ncaa soccer, NWSL

Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Michael Bradley: Roma to Toronto FC?

My take on U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley’s possible move from Italy’s Serie A to MLS ...

By Steven Goff  |  12:35 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 01/08/2014

D.C. United roster update & analysis

D.C. United finalized a deal with defender Nana Attakora, the sixth player to join the MLS club this winter.

By Steven Goff  |  08:53 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/06/2014

D.C. United signs Jalen Robinson

Jalen Robinson, a sophomore defender from Wake Forest University, signed a homegrown contract with D.C. United.

By Steven Goff  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/05/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 2nd edition

Who will Juergen Klinsmann choose for his World Cup roster? We take a look at the top-40 candidates and the positional favorites.

By Steven Goff  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Washington Spirit acquires Yael Averbuch

Yael Averbuch, a U.S. national soccer team midfielder, will join the Washington Spirit for the 2014 NWSL season.

By Steven Goff  |  05:29 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014

U.S. winter training camp roster

U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann sets his roster for the MLS-dominated winter training camp.

By Steven Goff  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Terps’ Tshuma signs with MLS

Maryland sophomore Schillo Tshuma joined Virginia freshman Jordan Allen in leaving school early to sign with MLS.

By Steven Goff  |  06:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Terrapins, ncaa soccer

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 01/02/2014

D.C. United close to selling Jakovic

Dejan Jakovic, a Canadian center back with the second-longest tenure on D.C. United, is expected to join a Japanese club.

By Steven Goff  |  12:43 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

 

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