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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Gus show, and more
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 26, 6:54 p.m.
I'll say up front I am more a Jim Nantz guy rather than a Gus Johnson guy. Just like I was more a Billy Packer guy rather than a Dick Vitale guy.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Klinsmann dipped into the ranks of German reserve teams in search of a reliable striker.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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