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Soccer Insider: May, 2014

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 05/31/2014

D.C. United 1, Sporting Kansas City 0

Fabian Espindola’s first-half goal lifted United into second place in MLS’s Eastern Conference.

By Steven Goff  |  09:08 PM ET, 05/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Friday kickaround

Honduras loses friendly. Costa Rica loses Saborio. Spain changing D.C. training site. D.C. United updates. Chilean miners in World Cup ad.

By Steven Goff  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, chile, CONCACAF, costa rica, D.C. United, honduras

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/29/2014

Thursday kickaround

Honduras vs. Turkey at RFK Stadium. Mexico video. U.S. Open Cup results. Chivas USA’s attendance record. NWSL. Trick-shot video. ESPN promo.

By Steven Goff  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, honduras, mexico, MLS, NWSL, u.s. open cup

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Eddie Johnson’s red card rescinded

MLS referee Juan Guzman erred in red-carding Eddie Johnson, who will now be allowed to play against Sporting KC on Saturday.

By Steven Goff  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/28/2014

10 questions you want answered about the World Cup in Brazil

With the World Cup rapidly approaching, here’s what things look like from Rio.

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 05/28/2014

D.C. United gets into World Cup spirit

Most United players are supporting the United States in the World Cup, but some have ties to other teams.

By Steven Goff  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 05/28/2014

United States 2, Azerbaijan 0

Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson scored 6 minutes apart late in the second half at Candlestick Park.

By Steven Goff  |  01:14 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 05/27/2014

D.C. United news and notes

MLS may end up reviewing Eddie Johnson’s red-card suspension. Plus, injury updates, Michael Seaton’s rise and Champions League draw.

By Steven Goff  |  03:11 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf champions league, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Tuesday kickaround

Game of Their Lives: 5 Washingtonians with deep ties to soccer. Plus, U.S. national team begins World Cup tune-ups with Azerbaijan friendly.

By Steven Goff  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:11 PM ET, 05/26/2014

Video: Seaton’s goal for Jamaica

D.C. United homegrown forward Michael Seaton, 18, scores for Jamaica in friendly against Serbia.

By Steven Goff  |  09:11 PM ET, 05/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, jamaica, richmond kickers

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 05/26/2014

Nairn scores sensational late goal for Washington Spirit in 3-2 NWSL victory

Former All-Met scores sensational goal in stoppage time in National Women’s Soccer League match at Maryland SoccerPlex.

By Steven Goff  |  06:52 PM ET, 05/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 05/25/2014

Roster in place, Juergen Klinsmann plots course for Americans at World Cup

With three tuneups before the World Cup, the American coach will likely provide some insight on what to expect from this group of players.

By Steven Goff  |  10:30 PM ET, 05/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  soccer, U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/25/2014

My alternative U.S. World Cup squad

Assembling an American team for Brazil with players not selected or not available for national team duty ...

By Steven Goff  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 05/24/2014

N.E. Revolution 2, D.C. United 1

Fabian Espindola scores his team-best sixth goal, but United concedes Diego Fagundez’s go-ahead strike in the 77th minute.

By Steven Goff  |  09:47 PM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 05/24/2014

D.C. United at N.E. Revolution

The top clubs in MLS’s Eastern Conference collide at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

By Steven Goff  |  07:30 PM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 05/24/2014

Landon Donovan: ‘I thought I was in contention to be starting’

The U.S. star answers questions about not going to the World Cup and Juergen Klinsmann’s decision.

By Steven Goff  |  07:16 PM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/24/2014

Saturday kickaround

Landon Donovan. Ray Hudson. Champions League final. Spain at Catholic University. D.C. United. Washington Spirit. Georgetown Hoyas.

By Steven Goff  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, D.C. United, georgetown hoyas, MLS, richmond kickers, U.S. national team, uefa champions league, washington spirit

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 05/23/2014

Leaving Landon Donovan off U.S. World Cup roster, Juergen Klinsmann speeds into future

The U.S. national team coach has put his faith in a younger generation of players at the expense of its most decorated player.

By Steven Goff  |  05:29 PM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Poll: Klinsmann’s Donovan decision

Seeking reader feedback on Landon Donovan’s absence from the U.S. World Cup squad.

By Steven Goff  |  06:19 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Klinsmann names World Cup roster

Landon Donovan was among seven players cut by Juergen Klinsmann ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  05:49 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 05/22/2014

United polls: best player, playoff bound?

With one-third of the MLS season complete, D.C. United is 5-3-3 and in second place in the Eastern Conference.

By Steven Goff  |  02:14 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 05/22/2014

D.C. United 2, Houston Dynamo 0

The frontline partnership of Chris Rolfe and Fabian Espindola packaged a pair of goals in United’s triumph at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:42 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/21/2014

D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo

Playing the second of three MLS matches over eight days, D.C. United welcomes Houston to RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/21/2014

Wednesday kickaround

Kyle Beckerman. D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo. Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue. Copa Centroamericana. Women’s World Cup. Bob Bradley.

By Steven Goff  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 PM ET, 05/20/2014

MLS suspends United’s Eddie Johnson

“Reckless challenge” sidelines D.C. forward Eddie Johnson for Wednesday’s MLS match against the Houston Dynamo at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  09:14 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 05/20/2014

Summer of soccer schedule

The World Cup is in Brazil, but a bundle of international matches will take place in the United States this summer.

By Steven Goff  |  11:27 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, fifa, International Champions Cup, MLS

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 05/18/2014

U.S. national team news and notes from World Cup training camp at Stanford

Player updates and a Mix Diskerud profile from World Cup camp.

By Steven Goff  |  08:02 PM ET, 05/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 05/17/2014

D.C. United 1, Montreal Impact 1

In first match since U.S. national team omission, Eddie Johnson scores in 84th minute for his first goal with United.

By Steven Goff  |  09:56 PM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 05/17/2014

D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact

United is 4-1-2 since starting the MLS season with a pair of losses. Montreal has won once in nine matches.

By Steven Goff  |  06:07 PM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/17/2014

FA Cup video: Arsenal 3, Hull City 2

The Gunners recover from early two-goal deficit and defeat Hull City in extra time on Aaron Ramsey’s goal in 108th minute.

By Steven Goff  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arsenal, fa cup

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/16/2014

Friday kickaround: D.C. United, Spirit, World Cup, Terps

D.C. United will play Rochester or Reading in the U.S. Open Cup. The Spirit lost a center back to injury. World Cup viewing at Dupont Circle. Terps’ schedule.

By Steven Goff  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Maryland Terrapins, U.S. national team, u.s. open cup, washington spirit

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/16/2014

Ellis appointed U.S. women’s coach

Jill Ellis, who has deep ties to D.C. area women’s soccer, is now in charge of guiding the U.S. squad to a World Cup title.

By Steven Goff  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  u.s. women's national team, ussf, women's world cup

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 05/15/2014

U.S. World Cup training camp: Day 2

Jozy Altidore feature. Injury update. Aron Johannsson in Dutch playoff. Player arrivals. Ticket updates. USSF hires women’s coach.

By Steven Goff  |  11:55 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:29 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Klinsmann opens World Cup training camp

Players are beginning to gather at U.S. World Cup training camp at Stanford University.

By Steven Goff  |  02:29 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, World Cup

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Tuesday kickaround

Gedion Zelalem update, D.C. United radio package, FedEx Field doubleheader, Baltimore Bohemians’ jersey.

By Steven Goff  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arsenal, D.C. United, u.s. open cup

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Poll: Johnson’s omission from U.S. camp

Juergen Klinsmann did not invite D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson to U.S. World Cup training camp. What do you think of the decision?

By Steven Goff  |  09:22 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Klinsmann announces U.S. World Cup training camp roster

A 30-man U.S. squad will report to Stanford for World Cup training camp this week. The final list of 23 players is due June 2.

By Steven Goff  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 05/11/2014

American Top 30: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 20th edition

With Juergen Klinsmann set to announce the World Cup training camp roster Monday, our last look at the top candidates.

By Steven Goff  |  09:05 PM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 05/11/2014

D.C. United 1, Philadelphia Union 0

Chris Rolfe’s early goal helped United ends its MLS regular season winless streak at 21.

By Steven Goff  |  12:40 AM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/10/2014

D.C. United at Philadelphia Union

United carries a 3-3-2 record into PPL Park for this afternoon’s MLS match against the struggling Philadelphia Union.

By Steven Goff  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Video: U.S. women 1, Canada 1

Sydney Leroux’s 78th-minute goal furnished the U.S. women’s national team with a 1-1 draw in front of more than 28,000 in Winnipeg.

By Steven Goff  |  11:01 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/08/2014

D.C. United news and notes: Eddie Johnson apologizes to teammates

Eddie Johnson clears the air with his teammates after making comments that were “misperceived.“

By Steven Goff  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc united, MLS

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/07/2014

NBC Sports assigns channels for Premier League finales Sunday

NBC Sports will utilize 10 TV channels to carry every Premier League match simultaneously Sunday.

By Steven Goff  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Premier League

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Brazil names World Cup roster

Luiz Felipe Scolari unveils the 23 players who will represent Brazil in the World Cup, starting next month.

By Steven Goff  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Brazil

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Video: reaction to Liverpool collapse

In a severe setback to its Premier League title hopes, Liverpool blew a late three-goal lead and settled for a 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace.

By Steven Goff  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Premier League

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Alexandria’s Andy Najar named to Honduran World Cup squad

Former D.C. United star Andy Najar, now with Anderlecht in Belgium, was included on Honduras’ 23-man World Cup roster.

By Steven Goff  |  05:33 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, honduras

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 05/05/2014

Video: Ronaldo’s extraordinary goal

Cristiano Ronaldo performs a new scoring trick for Real Madrid in La Liga.

By Steven Goff  |  12:37 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Real Madrid

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/04/2014

American Top 30: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 19th edition

With Juergen Klinsmann to announce 30-man provisional World Cup roster within a week, roster candidates are making final impressions.

By Steven Goff  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:20 AM ET, 05/04/2014

Video: Portland Timbers 3, D.C. United 2

United conceded the game-winner in the waning moments and saw its MLS unbeaten streak end at five.

By Steven Goff  |  01:20 AM ET, 05/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 05/03/2014

D.C. United at Portland Timbers

D.C. United is aiming to extend its unbeaten streak to six tonight against the struggling Timbers.

By Steven Goff  |  10:09 PM ET, 05/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc united, MLS

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Arsenal’s Zelalem nearing U.S. eligibility

Gedion Zelalem, a teenage midfielder with Arsenal, appears on track to become a U.S. citizen -- and play for the U.S. national team.

By Steven Goff  |  11:00 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, arsenal, germany, U.S. national team

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Copa America coming to U.S. in ’16

With 6 CONCACAF teams joining 10 traditional countries, Copa America will be played outside of South America for 1st time.

By Steven Goff  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  copa america

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Klinsmann will bring 30 players to camp

U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann says every player named to World Cup provisional roster will report to Stanford.

By Steven Goff  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 05/01/2014

Poll: Who will win Champions League?

Who ya got winning the European trophy, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid or Diego Costa’s Atletico Madrid? Vote here ...

By Steven Goff  |  09:40 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atletico madrid, Real Madrid, uefa champions league

 

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