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Soccer Insider: August, 2014

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 08/31/2014

Match report, video from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over Red Bulls

Luis Silva and Eddie Johnson scored in 2nd half as D.C. extended lead in Eastern Conference to 4 points over Kansas City.

By Steven Goff  |  10:31 PM ET, 08/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 08/31/2014

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

Tim Howard and Everton were buried by Chelsea, while Brad Guzan and Aston Villa remained unbeaten.

By Steven Goff  |  07:50 PM ET, 08/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 08/29/2014

Jurgen Klinsmann introduces several new players for post-World Cup friendly

Six players are seeking their first cap when the U.S. national team faces the Czech Republic in Prague.

By Steven Goff  |  12:05 AM ET, 08/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/28/2014

NCAA soccer 2014: Previewing the D.C. area’s finest

The Washington region is coming off a banner season, in which two men’s and two women’s teams advanced to the respective College Cup semifinals and 10 others earned NCAA Division I tournament berths.

By Steven Goff  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 AM ET, 08/28/2014

Match report, video from D.C. United’s 4-1 loss at Los Angeles Galaxy

Landon Donovan posts a goal and 2 assists and Los Angeles overwhelms DCU in first half.

By Steven Goff  |  03:43 AM ET, 08/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, los angeles galaxy, MLS

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 08/27/2014

MLS matchday: D.C. United at Galaxy

With a victory at StubHub Center, United would reclaim the lead in the MLS Supporters’ Shield race.

By Steven Goff  |  09:45 PM ET, 08/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 08/27/2014

NWSL adjusts schedule to work around 2015 Women’s World Cup

Clubs will play four fewer games, lose national team players for at least seven matches.

By Steven Goff  |  08:11 PM ET, 08/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit, women's world cup

Posted at 03:05 AM ET, 08/26/2014

Will Eddie Johnson return to D.C. United’s lineup against L.A. Galaxy?

The marquee forward is back from suspension, but Fabian Espindola and Luis Silva have played well together.

By Steven Goff  |  03:05 AM ET, 08/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, los angeles galaxy, MLS

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/25/2014

A few good minutes with Los Angeles Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena

The dean of American soccer coaches addresses MLS procedures, Landon Donovan, the U.S. national team and Ben Olsen.

By Steven Goff  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 03:49 AM ET, 08/25/2014

Jermaine Jones joins New England Revolution. Here’s how:

U.S. World Cup midfielder was first coveted by Chicago Fire but landed in Foxborough, by virtue of MLS blind draw.

By Steven Goff  |  03:49 AM ET, 08/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, MLS

Posted at 01:05 AM ET, 08/25/2014

Megan Rapinoe’s late goal lifts Seattle Reign over Washington Spirit

Megan Rapinoe’s tiebreaking goal in the 82nd minute lifts top-seeded Seattle into the NWSL final against Kansas City.

By Steven Goff  |  01:05 AM ET, 08/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 08/24/2014

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

By Steven Goff  |  10:14 PM ET, 08/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 08/24/2014

D.C. United boasts most points in MLS after 3-0 victory in Kansas City

Fabian Espindola, Chris Rolfe and Perry Kitchen score as DCU moves atop the Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield standings.

By Steven Goff  |  01:37 AM ET, 08/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 08/23/2014

MLS matchday: D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City

First place in the Eastern Conference is at stake as the top two clubs collide at Sporting Park.

By Steven Goff  |  07:32 PM ET, 08/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/21/2014

World Cup star Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national soccer team

Veteran World Cup goalkeeper to concentrate on Everton and two children for at least a year.

By Steven Goff  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:02 AM ET, 08/21/2014

D.C. United match report, video from CONCACAF Champions League victory

Eddie Johnson scored in the fifth minute against Waterhouse FC at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:02 AM ET, 08/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf champions league, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 08/20/2014

CONCACAF Champions League: D.C. United vs. Waterhouse FC

United returns to international competition with a group opener against the Jamaican side at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  07:15 PM ET, 08/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf champions league, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 08/20/2014

Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, CONCACAF, Jermaine Jones, Americans abroad, U.S. women

My story about Chris Rolfe, an aspiring farmer. MLS clubs in international play. Herculez Gomez scores in Mexico. USA v Switzerland women’s friendly.

By Steven Goff  |  10:35 AM ET, 08/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, concacaf champions league, D.C. United, MLS, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/19/2014

D.C. United returns to CONCACAF Champions League for 1st in 5 years

Waterhouse FC from Jamaica visits RFK Stadium on Wednesday night.

By Steven Goff  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf champions league, D.C. United

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 08/18/2014

Video, notes from D.C. United’s 4-2 victory over Colorado Rapids

Luis Silva and Fabian Espindola help lift DCU within two points of first place in MLS’s Eastern Conference.

By Steven Goff  |  01:18 AM ET, 08/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 08/17/2014

MLS: D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids

In the first of five matches over 15 days, United is at RFK Stadium looking to end a two-game losing streak.

By Steven Goff  |  07:13 PM ET, 08/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 08/17/2014

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

Brad Guzan’s shutout for Aston Villa and Stoke City highlighted U.S. efforts on the opening weekend of the Premier League.

By Steven Goff  |  04:34 PM ET, 08/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, U.S. national team

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 08/16/2014

Despite loss, Washington Spirit advances to NWSL playoffs

Washington will play at Kansas City or Seattle in the playoffs next weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  10:33 PM ET, 08/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/16/2014

Nearing end of long soccer career, Lori Lindsey shows her true spirit

After 13 years as a professional, the former University of Virginia star is preparing to step away from NWSL.

By Chelsea Janes  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lori lindsey, washington spirit, women's soccer

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 08/15/2014

Clint Dempsey’s challenge to Eddie Johnson: Stay off Twitter and Instagram for a week

U.S. World Cup star takes ALS challenge, then challenges D.C. United forward to refrain from Twitter and Instagram for a week.

By Steven Goff  |  10:22 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/14/2014

D.C. United’s Jeff Parke has inner ear surgery to address migraines, vertigo

Timetable for veteran defender’s return to MLS action remains uncertain.

By Steven Goff  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/14/2014

Seattle Sounders storm into U.S. Open Cup final with 6-0 rout of Chicago Fire

Seattle smashes Chicago Fire, 6-0, to set up championship showdown with Philadelphia Union next month.

By Steven Goff  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, u.s. open cup

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 08/13/2014

MLS suspends D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson for 2 matches

The forward was also fined by MLS disciplinary committee for kicking the ball at a fallen Real Salt Lake player after the whistle.

By Steven Goff  |  05:36 PM ET, 08/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 08/13/2014

U.S. national soccer team calendars: men, women, U-20 women

The latest schedule for the men’s national team, women’s national team and U-20 women’s squad at the World Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  10:35 AM ET, 08/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team, ussf

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/12/2014

D.C. United’s Chris Korb to miss a month with hamstring injury

Taylor Kemp becomes first option at left back for D.C., which is bracing for its busiest stretch of MLS season.

By Steven Goff  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 08/12/2014

D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson apologizes for Twitter exchange with fans

The veteran forward engaged with fans on social media after the 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake.

By Steven Goff  |  01:41 PM ET, 08/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/10/2014

Inside soccer: D.C. United stumbles, Spirit nears playoffs, Americans abroad, Premier League TV

In the weekly print package, a look back at United’s 3-0 loss at Real Salt Lake and other news and notes.

By Steven Goff  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, MLS, Premier League, washington spirit

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/10/2014

D.C. United smashed by Real Salt Lake, 3-0, for second straight defeat

United concedes 3 goals in 13 minutes of the first half to suffer its first MLS losing streak since March.

By Steven Goff  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, real salt lake

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 08/08/2014

D.C. United news and notes ahead of Real Salt Lake match

Fabian Espindola set to return. DCU forges relationship with Sunderland. United & Spirit in KC? CONCACAF Champions League update.

By Steven Goff  |  05:07 PM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/07/2014

Landon Donovan to retire after 2014 season

The all-time leading scorer in MLS and for the U.S. national team will step aside after this season with the Galaxy.

By Steven Goff  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/07/2014

D.C. United acquires David Estrada from Seattle, loses Michael Seaton for month

David Estrada, who made one appearance for Seattle this season, will provide depth on the midfield flanks.

By Steven Goff  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, seattle sounders

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/07/2014

Pep Guardiola miffed at rough play at MLS All-Star Game, but format might be to blame

The league squad and visiting Bayern Munich were on different wavelengths in Portland.

By Steven Goff  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bayern munich, MLS

Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 08/06/2014

Landon Donovan’s goal for MLS all-stars vs. Bayern Munich

The U.S. and MLS scoring king breaks a tie after replacing Thierry Henry early in second half.

By Steven Goff  |  11:36 PM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bayern munich, MLS

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 08/06/2014

Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal for MLS all-stars vs. Bayern Munich

By Steven Goff  |  11:20 PM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bayern munich, MLS

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 08/06/2014

Robert Lewandowski goal video from Bayern Munich vs. MLS all-stars

Bayern’s new striker scores a wonder goal in the early stages at Providence Park in Portland.

By Steven Goff  |  11:02 PM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bayern munich, MLS

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/06/2014

D.C. United: no signings in MLS international transfer window but roster hunt continues

Because of injuries and international competition, the club will seek roster help before Sept. 15 roster freeze.

By Steven Goff  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/05/2014

D.C. United’s Conor Doyle out for season with knee injury

Reserve forward underwent knee surgery Monday and will be sidelined 4-6 months.

By Steven Goff  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/05/2014

Manchester United caps U.S. tour with International Champions Cup trophy

Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored in rapid succession as the Red Devils capped their U.S. tour in Miami.

By Steven Goff  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  liverpool, manchester united

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 08/04/2014

About half-million people attend weekend soccer matches in U.S., Canada

Weekend attendance for International Champions Cup, MLS, NWSL, NASL and USL-Pro.

By Steven Goff  |  01:14 AM ET, 08/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  manchester united, MLS, NASL, NWSL, Real Madrid, usl

Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 08/04/2014

Story, video from D.C. United’s 1-0 loss at Houston Dynamo

A four-game winning streak ends on a communication breakdown and Will Bruin’s goal in stoppage time.

By Steven Goff  |  12:20 AM ET, 08/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 08/03/2014

MLS: D.C. United at Houston Dynamo

With a victory, United would take first place in the Eastern Conference and move atop the Supporters’ Shield race.

By Steven Goff  |  07:06 PM ET, 08/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 08/02/2014

Washington Spirit on brink of NWSL playoffs after dramatic victory over Chicago

Yael Averbuch scored a sensational goal in stoppage time to defeat Chicago at Maryland SoccerPlex. Video:

By Steven Goff  |  10:03 PM ET, 08/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/02/2014

D.C. United news and notes

United has never won in Houston in 11 attempts. They’ll try again Sunday evening.

By Steven Goff  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2014

D.C. United’s Bobby Boswell, Sean Franklin added to MLS all-star team to face Bayern Munich

Veteran defenders join 23-man squad that will face Bayern Munich on Wednesday in Portland.

By Steven Goff  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/01/2014

Out of Hoffenheim, young American Joe Gyau getting settled with Borussia Dortmund

The Maryland-raised winger left Hoffenheim in hopes of paving a new path to the Bundesliga and U.S. national team.

By Steven Goff  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, bundesliga, U.S. national team

 

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