2014 soccer calendar

(Soccer Insider) (Soccer Insider)

Looking ahead to a busy 12 months of soccer/football/futbol/futebol/fussball/calcio … 

(The list will update as additional events are finalized)

Jan. 6-31: U.S. men’s training camp in Los Angeles and Sao Paulo

Jan. 9-19: CONCACAF U-20 women’s championship in Cayman Islands

Jan. 10: Hermann Trophy announcements in St. Louis

Jan. 10-14: MLS scouting combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Jan. 13: FIFA Ballon d’Or announcements in Zurich


Jan. 15-19: NSCAA convention in Philadelphia

Jan. 16: MLS draft in Philadelphia (order)

Jan. 17: NWSL draft in Philadelphia (order)

Jan. 24-25: MLS training camps open

Jan. 25: Costa Rica-South Korea friendly in Los Angeles

Jan. 29: Mexico vs. South Korea friendly in San Antonio

Jan. 31: U.S. women’s friendly vs. Canada in Frisco, Tex.

Feb. 1: U.S. men’s friendly vs. South Korea in Carson, Calif.

Feb. 8: U.S. women’s friendly vs. Russia in Boca Raton, Fla.

Feb. 12: U.S. women’s friendly vs. Russia in Atlanta

Feb. 19-March 1: MLS preseason, Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz.

Feb. 22-March 1: MLS preseason, Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, S.C.

Feb. 23-March 1: MLS preseason, Rose City Invitational in Portland, Ore.

March 1: FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup draw in Montreal

March 2: England League Cup final at Wembley

March 5: FIFA men’s fixture date

March 5: U.S. friendly vs. Ukraine in Cyprus

March 5: Mexico vs. Nigeria friendly in Atlanta

March 5-12: Algarve Cup women’s tournament in Portugal

(Major League Soccer) (Major League Soccer)

March 8: MLS season openers

March 11-20: CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

March 15-April 4: FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

March 22: USL Pro season openers

April 1-9: UEFA Champions League quarterfinals

April 1-9: CONCACAF Champions League semifinals

April 2: U.S. friendly vs. Mexico in Glendale, Ariz.

April 5: Saprissa at San Antonio (NASL) friendly

April 6: U.S. women’s friendly vs. China in Commerce City, Colo.

April 10: U.S. women’s friendly vs. China in San Diego

April 12: NASL season openers

April 12: NWSL season openers

April 16: Spain Copa del Rey final

April 22-30: UEFA Champions League semifinals

April 23-30: CONCACAF Champions League finals

May 3: Italian Cup final in Rome

May 8: U.S. women’s friendly vs. Canada in Winnipeg

May 13: FIFA deadline to submit 30-man preliminary World Cup rosters

May 14: UEFA Europa League final in Turin

May 14: U.S. World Cup training camp opens on West Coast


May 17: England FA Cup final at Wembley

May 17: German Cup final in Berlin

May 22: UEFA women’s Champions League final in Lisbon

May 23: Roma at Orlando City friendly

May 24: UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon

May 26: Mandatory club release deadline for World Cup players

May 26: Jamaica vs. Serbia friendly in Harrison, N.J.

May 27: U.S. friendly vs. Azerbaijan in San Francisco

May 29: Honduras vs. Turkey friendly at RFK Stadium in Washington

May 30: Bosnia vs. Ivory Coast friendly in St. Louis

May 31: Mexico vs. Ecuador friendly in Arlington, Tex.

May 31: Serbia vs. Panama friendly in Bridgeview, Ill.

June 1: U.S. friendly vs. Turkey in Harrison, N.J.

June 1: Honduras vs. Israel friendly in Houston

June 2: FIFA deadline for 23-man World Cup rosters

June 2: Japan vs. Costa Rica friendly in Tampa

June 3: Greece vs. Nigeria friendly in Chester, Pa.

June 3: Mexico vs. Bosnia friendly in Chicago

June 4: England vs. Ecuador friendly in Miami

June 4: Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador friendly in Frisco, Tex.

June 6: Mexico vs. Portugal friendly in Foxborough, Mass.

June 6: Greece vs. Bolivia friendly in Harrison, N.J.

June 6: Ireland vs. Costa Rica friendly in Chester, Pa.

June 6: Japan vs. Zambia friendly in Tampa

June 7: U.S. friendly vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville

June 7: Spain vs. El Salvador friendly at FedEx Field (doubleheader with D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew)

June 7: England vs. Honduras friendly in Miami

June 10: Portugal vs. Ireland friendly in East Rutherford, N.J.

June 10: FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo

June 10-18: U.S. Open Cup round of 32 (MLS clubs begin play)


June 12-July 13: FIFA World Cup in Brazil

June 14: U.S. women’s friendly vs. France in Tampa

June 19: U.S. women’s friendly vs. France in Hartford

June 24-25: U.S. Open Cup round of 16

July 8: MLS transfer window opens

July 8-9: U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals

July 16: Swansea City vs. Chivas Guadalajara friendly in Milwaukee

July 19: Swansea City at Minnesota United friendly

July 19: Tottenham Hotspur at Seattle Sounders friendly

July 23: Liverpool vs. Roma friendly at Fenway Park in Boston

July 23: Aston Villa at FC Dallas friendly

July 23: Manchester City at Sporting KC friendly

July 23: Crystal Palace at Columbus Crew friendly

July 23: Manchester United at L.A. Galaxy friendly at Rose Bowl

July 23: Tottenham Hotspur at Toronto FC friendly

July 25: Crystal Palace at Philadelphia Union friendly

July 26: Tottenham Hotspur at Chicago Fire friendly

July 26: Arsenal at New York Red Bulls friendly

July 26: Aston Villa at Houston Dynamo friendly

July 26-Aug. 4: International Champions Cup at U.S. venues

July 27: Atletico Madrid vs. San Jose Earthquakes friendly at Candlestick

July 28: Crystal Palace at Richmond Kickers friendly

July 31: Bayern Munich vs. Chivas Guadalajara friendly at Red Bull Arena

August: 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League group play begins

Aug. 2-3: FIFA women’s fixture window for friendlies

Aug. 5-24: FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada

Aug. 6: Bayern Munich vs. MLS all-stars in Portland, Ore.

Aug. 12-13: U.S. Open Cup semifinals

Sept. 1-9: FIFA men’s fixture window for friendlies

Sept. 3: U.S. friendly vs. Czech Republic in Prague

Sept. 15: MLS roster freeze and trade deadline

Sept. 30 or Oct. 1: U.S. Open Cup final


Oct. 6-14: FIFA men’s fixture window for friendlies

October: CONCACAF’s 2015 Women’s World Cup qualifying in USA

Nov. 10-18: FIFA men’s fixture window for friendlies

Early December: MLS Cup hosted by participating club

Dec. 5-7: NCAA women’s College Cup in Boca Raton, Fla.

Dec. 10-20: FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco

Dec. 12-14: NCAA men’s College Cup in Cary, N.C.


Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.



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