Lee Nguyen on how he parlayed longer offseason into national team success
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 5, 3:25 a.m.
Revs attacker Lee Nguyen got his first U.S. start against Iceland last Sunday and turned in a strong 90 minutes as the Americans rallied for a 3-2 victory.
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Revs' Heaps relishes competition and preaches consistency
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 4, 2:20 p.m.
Aside from the apparent departure of Jermaine Jones, not a lot has changed on the New England roster. Yet head coach Jay Heaps is going into preseason with important changes in mind.
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USA-Canada match underscores Olympic issues for Klinsmann
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 3, 1:42 p.m.
A games against Canada Friday may be the last opportunity for USA coaches Jurgen Klinsmann and Andi Herzog to test their U-23 players prior to an Olympic playoff series aainst Colombia. Who will they choose?
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Christian Pulisic, 'the American Jewel,' must be protected
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Feb. 2, 2:48 p.m.
I can think of 10 reasons we should be excited about Christian Pulisic. Those are each of the 10 touches on the Pulisic compilation video from his debut, at the age of 17, for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
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Paths of Miazga and Cropper cross with both at crucial points
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jan. 29, 7:57 p.m.
An FA Cup match this weekend between MK Dons and Chelsea is a tussle between a humble team and a global brand, as well as a meeting point of two young American players.
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Return of Movsisyan reconnects Real Salt Lake with its rise to success
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jan. 27, 3:36 a.m.
After five years in Europe, striker Yura Movsisyan has come back to Real Salt Lake on loan from Spartak Moscow. The Armenian forward played a vital role in RSL's emergence as an elite MLS team and he returns during a period of transformation.
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Coaches-in-training ready to whip LA Galaxy locker room into shape
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jan. 26, 3:32 a.m.
With three MLS titles in five seasons with the LA Galaxy and a scoring rate that seems to get better each year -- 20 goals in 24 games in 2015 to give him 73 goals in 108 MLS games -- Robbie Keane has had the best career of any big international star that has entered MLS since it implemented the ...
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For once, some healthy signs are coming out of Toronto
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jan. 20, 11:41 p.m.
A flurry of offseason moves has strengthened Toronto FC after it conceded as many goals as it scored, 58, and stumbled badly in its first playoff appearance.
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Clint Dempsey on Jordan Morris, moving abroad and his national team future
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jan. 19, 6:43 p.m.
Perhaps no player on the Seattle Sounders knows better what Jordan Morris was facing in deciding whether he'll join the Sounders or Werder Bremen -- the German club says MLS has won out -- than Clint Dempsey.
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The Jordan Morris conundrum, what it means for MLS now and for the future
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jan. 15, 12:32 p.m.
Momentum for a move to Werder Bremen continues to build as Jordan Morris played his first game for the German club on Friday, starting and assisting on the lone goal in its 1-0 win over Inter Baku of Azerbaijan in a friendly game that wrapped up its winter camp in Turkey.
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Pro route was a lot different for MLS original and Sounders technical director Henderson
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jan. 13, 11:54 p.m.
Seattle has made the playoff every year since joining MLS and has fallen short of MLS Cup every time. Changes in ownership and the front office are part of the job for technical director Chris Henderson, who has worked in the league continuously since it started up in 1996.
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MLS SuperDraft falls out of national broadcast window -- but it's not a big deal
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jan. 12, 11:23 p.m.
The only live broadcast coverage of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft from Baltimore Thursday will be streamed on the Internet, yet the absence of ESPN is a minor inconvenience as the league begins its third decade of play.
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MLS SuperDraft: Our Top 15 picks
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jan. 12, 7:45 a.m.
The journeys of our projected top 15 picks in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft have some commonalities. Many are excellent students. No. 1 Joshua Yaro, the son of Ghanaian school teachers, has a photographic memory. North Carolina has three players on our list, and Georgetown and Stanford have two apiece as their strong academics attract players not easily sidetracked by a risky ...
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New deal for Fagundez adds luster to record of Homegrown players
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jan. 10, 1:10 a.m.
MLS and New England took a significant step a few days ago when attacker Diego Fagundez signed a new contract.
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My advice for the MLS Combine: Don't hug the sideline
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jan. 8, 1:36 p.m.
Soccer tryouts, like the adidas MLS Player Combine that runs through Tuesday in Ft. Lauderdale, aren't unique. We've all gone through the paces of a tryout at one time or another.
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