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Soccer Insider: February, 2014

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Spain to play at FedEx Field as part of doubleheader with D.C. United match

Spain will play El Salvador and D.C. United will face the Columbus Crew in a FedEx Field doubleheader on June 7.

By Steven Goff  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, el salvador, spain

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Soccer Outsider gives his initial thoughts on D.C. United’s 2014 campaign

United should be remarkably competent this year. Admirably mediocre. Maybe even reasonably good.

By Jeff Maurer  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/27/2014

U.S. roster for Ukraine friendly

Juergen Klinsmann selected almost exclusively European-based players for the national team’s friendly vs. Ukraine in Cyprus March 5.

By Steven Goff  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, ukraine

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 02/27/2014

D.C. United settles for draw with Battery

United conceded the equalizer on the last touch of the match of a 1-1 draw with third-division Charleston Battery. Video and notes ...

By Steven Goff  |  09:13 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 02/26/2014

D.C. United news and notes

The latest from D.C. United training camp ahead of tonight’s Carolina Challenge Cup match against the Charleston Battery.

By Steven Goff  |  10:51 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 02/25/2014

World Cup tune-ups in Washington, D.C. United at FedEx Field, U.S. national team updates

Turkey vs. Honduras at RFK. Spain vs. El Salvador and D.C. United vs. Columbus at FedEx Field. U.S. men’s and women’s national team updates.

By Steven Goff  |  07:32 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, spain, U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team, ukraine

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 02/25/2014

D.C. United news & notes

With the MLS opener 11 days away, D.C. United continues training camp in Charleston, S.C.

By Steven Goff  |  02:27 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

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 09:35 AM ET, 02/24/2014

D.C. United finalizes deal with Leidos for jersey sponsorship

Leidos, a major government contractor based in Northern Virginia, will have its corporate logo on D.C. United’s jersey for at least 3 years.

By Steven Goff  |  09:35 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/23/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 9th edition

Our weekly review of U.S. national team roster candidates leading to the World Cup in Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  02:09 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 02/22/2014

D.C. United tops Houston Dynamo, 2-0

In the Carolina Challenge Cup opener, D.C. United defeated the Houston Dynamo, 2-0, on an own goal and Michael Seaton’s strike.

By Steven Goff  |  07:16 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/22/2014

MLS referees authorize strike

In a near unanimous vote, MLS referees authorized the union to strike if a collective bargaining agreement is not reached soon.

By Steven Goff  |  12:00 AM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

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 01:48 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Manchester United to play Inter Milan at FedEx Field this summer

Manchester United is scheduled to play Inter Milan on July 29 at FedEx Field as part of the International Champions Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Video: Bayern Munich 2, Arsenal 0

Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller scored in the second half as Bayern Munich won the first leg of an UEFA Champions League round of 16 in London.

By Steven Goff  |  05:55 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  uefa champions league

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014

MLS referees’ union claims management threatened retribution

The union representing MLS referees claims a management representative threatened retribution if members remained active in union activities.

By Steven Goff  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/19/2014

D.C. United news and notes

Casey Townsend released. Updated roster depth chart. Santino Quaranta hired by PDL club. TV-radio status.

By Steven Goff  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, el salvador, MLS, spain

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 04:42 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Video: Ibrahimovic goal during PSG’s Champions League victory at Leverkusen

In Champions League, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores from beyond the penalty area during Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 rout over Bayer Leverkusen.

By Steven Goff  |  04:42 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  uefa champions league

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Tuesday kickaround

A unique retirement in NWSL, International Champions Cup update, UEFA Champions League TV, D.C. United TV, Roberto Baggio, FootGolf.

By Steven Goff  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, italy, manchester united, NWSL, uefa champions league, washington spirit

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 02/17/2014

D.C. United nearing jersey sponsorship deal with Leidos

Leidos, a titan in government contracting, is in negotiations with D.C. United to become the MLS club’s jersey sponsor.

By Steven Goff  |  03:17 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 02/16/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 8th edition

Aron Johannsson, Terrence Boyd, Sacha Kljestan and Daniel Williams scored in Europe over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  02:58 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 02/15/2014

D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United’s new jersey design, new stadium renderings, new contract talks, new roster updates.

By Steven Goff  |  07:02 PM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Video: U.S. women 8, Russia 0

The U.S. women’s national soccer team scored 7 times in the second half en route to another easy victory over Russia.

By Steven Goff  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  u.s. women's national team

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Pontius suffers preseason setback

D.C. United is hoping Chris Pontius, who had offseason hamstring surgery, will be available for the Carolina Challenge Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  09:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 02/13/2014

MLS veteran Clyde Simms retiring because of kidney disease

Clyde Simms, who spent seven seasons with D.C. United, is fighting the same kidney disorder that afflicted Alonzo Mourning.

By Steven Goff  |  04:26 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/13/2014

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

While the U.S. women prepare to face Russia tonight in Atlanta, the men are close to learning opponents and venues for four friendlies.

By Steven Goff  |  12:44 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/13/2014

FIFA’s latest rankings and the World Cup’s degree of difficulty

Using FIFA’s latest rankings as a guide, the United States remains in the most difficult World Cup group in Brazil this summer.

By Steven Goff  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, fifa

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Winter weather a huge obstacle to MLS conforming to FIFA calendar

How do you schedule matches when the threat of a storm or deep freeze looms?

By Steven Goff  |  01:38 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fifa, MLS

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 08:10 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Italian player’s ‘header’ earns red card

A soccer player in an obscure Italian league celebrates by smashing his head into the side of the bench ... and is ejected.

By Steven Goff  |  08:10 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  italy, world soccer

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/10/2014

D.C. United news and notes

United is in the late stages of negotiations for live coverage of regular-season matches, plus notes from the team’s 2-0 loss to Chicago.

By Steven Goff  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Video: U.S. women 7, Russia 0

Carli Lloyd and Christen Press scored two goals apiece as the U.S. women’s soccer team extended its home unbeaten streak to 79.

By Steven Goff  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  u.s. women's national team

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 02/09/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 7th edition

As Juergen Klinsmann narrows his World Cup roster, Americans abroad endured a terrible weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  03:12 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/07/2014

D.C. United signs Spanish defender

Cristian Fernandez joins the MLS club after 5 years with Racing Santander and 1 1/2 with Almeria.

By Steven Goff  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Spain vs. El Salvador and D.C. United vs. Crew in FedEx doubleheader?

Speculating about a June doubleheader in Landover featuring Spain vs. El Salvador and D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew ...

By Steven Goff  |  12:12 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, D.C. United, MLS, spain

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 02/04/2014

D.C. United news and notes

The latest from D.C. United training camp in Bradenton, Fla. ...

By Steven Goff  |  04:07 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, richmond kickers

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/04/2014

FedEx Field in line for proposed international soccer matches

World Cup champion Spain and European titans Manchester United and Inter Milan are tentatively set to play in the area this summer.

By Steven Goff  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 02:51 PM ET, 02/02/2014

American Top 40: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 6th edition

A look at Juergen Klinsmann’s roster depth and U.S. national team player performances as the World Cup in Brazil draws closer.

By Steven Goff  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 02/01/2014

United States 2, South Korea 0

Chris Wondolowski bolstered his case for a World Cup roster slot with two goals during a 2-0 friendly victory over the Koreans.

By Steven Goff  |  07:44 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

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 12:58 AM ET, 02/01/2014

Video: U.S. women 1, Canada 0

Sydney Leroux scored in the 78th minute to lead the U.S. women’s national soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Canada.

By Steven Goff  |  12:58 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  u.s. women's national team

 

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