New era dawns in Columbus
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 30, 11:49 p.m.
Major League Soccer has turned a page with the selling of the Columbus Crew to Precourt Sport Ventures.
MLS Power Rankings: Impact moves into third, Rapids win again
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 30, 7:01 p.m.
Though the top three teams in the Power Rankings lost last weekend, only Real Salt Lake dropped as a result.
Klinsmann's mantra -- 'everybody has a chance' -- pays off
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 29, 10:19 p.m.
For decades, American soccer fans have dreamed of a well-stocked men's national team, from which the coach could pick from dozens of player capable of performing at the international level.
U.S. Player Ratings: Central stalwarts carry U.S. to Gold Cup title
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 29, 12:24 a.m.
The USA controlled most of the play in beating Panama, 1-0, Sunday on a Brek Shea goal to win the 2013 Gold Cup final in Chicago, and the spine of its team deserves much of the credit.
On Klinsmann's ejection and suspension
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 28, 3:27 a.m.
Just when everything seemed to be going right for Jurgen Klinsmann -- storming through the Gold Cup with the USA playing the best soccer of his tenure and on a record win streak -- he's hit with a ban from the final.
The Gus show, and more
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 26, 6:54 p.m.
I'll say up front I am more aJim Nantz guy rather than a Gus Johnson guy. Just like I was more a Billy Packer guy rather than a Dick Vitale guy.
U.S. goalscorers are reaping benefits of service and confidence
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 26, 3:31 p.m.
The axiom that goalscorers tend to connect in streaks has certainly been the case for the U.S. national team recently.
U.S. Player Ratings: Donovan dominates again as USA reaches final
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 25, 2:48 p.m.
Two more goals by Landon Donovan, both set up by Alejandro Bedoya, after an opening goal by Eddie Johnson carried the USA past Honduras, 3-1, Wednesday in a Gold Cup semifinal.
MLS Power Rankings: Sporting KC replaces RSL on top
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 22, 6:26 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City is the new leader atop the power rankings by virtue of a rather fortunate 2-1 win at Real Salt Lake in a showdown of conference leaders. Sporting's third straight win and fourth in the last five games ended RSL's eight-game unbeaten run.
U.S. Player Ratings: Donovan dazzles against El Salvador
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 21, 11:24 p.m.
Eddie Johnson came off the bench to score with his first touch and break open a tight game in which Landon Donovan scored one goal and set up the other four in a 5-1 defeat of El Salvador in the Gold Cup quarterfinals Sunday.
Has the USA found its answers up front?
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 21, 3:59 p.m.
Not so long ago, scoring goals seemed a big enough problem for the U.S. national team that head coach Jurgen Klinsmanndipped into the ranks of German reserve teams in search of a reliable striker.
All-Star snubs? We've got a few
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 18, 3:16 p.m.
By voting and other means, 20 players have been chosen to represent MLS in the All-Star Game against Roma to be played July 31 at Sporting Park.
MLS Power Rankings: RSL and Timbers hold firm
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 17, 4:57 p.m.
Home teams held serve for the most part in MLS last week, though FC Dallas' home unbeaten record this season crumbled in a 3-0 loss to top-ranked Real Salt Lake.
U.S. Player Ratings: Shea, Donovan, Goodson star in shutout
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 17, 1:39 p.m.
A counterattack goal set up by Landon Donovan's crossfield pass enabled Brek Shea to score his first international goal in a 1-0 defeat of Costa Rica Tuesday in the Gold Cup finale for both teams.
An American in Iran, headed back to World Cup (Part 1)
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 15, 8:20 p.m.
Dan Gaspar likes to say he is a citizen of the world. For the last two decades, he worked abroad as often as he has been at home. Born in Connecticut to parents of Portuguese descent -- his father, Manuel,was a former professional goalkeeper in Portugal -- Gaspar specializes as a goalkeeping coach, and his career has ...