Olympic debacle proves Klinsmann shouldn't be in charge
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 31, 1:18 p.m.
Coach Andi Herzog failed to qualify the U.S. U-23 men's national team for the 2016 Olympic Games. It's not the first time the Austrian has failed to qualify a team to a major tournament.
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Klinsmann failed test in Guatemala City
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 28, 3:36 p.m.
Perhaps it was inevitable that the U.S. unbeaten streak against Guatemala in qualifying play had to end, but the timing sure was lousy. The USA is riding a bleak streak of ineptitude against Concacaf opponents, both in friendlies and games that count.
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The day Cruyff came to town
Posted by Dan Woog on Mar. 24, 6:43 p.m.
While the soccer world mourns the death of Johan Cruyff -- the electrifying, revolutionary player who brought Holland to global prominence, then as a coach laid the foundation for Barcelona (and Spain's) enduring influence - Westporters of a certain age recall the day the lithe forward arrived in town.
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USA is going for the sweep against Guatemala
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 23, 11:35 p.m.
The middle two games in the U.S. World Cup qualifying semifinal round are against Guatemala, which has brought back veteran striker Carlos Ruiz yet offers the USA a real chance to clinch a spot in the Hexagonal.
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MLS players want a break -- why it won't happen
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 23, 2:50 a.m.
ESPN FC's MLS player poll, compiled by our colleagues Jeffrey Carlisle and Doug McIntyre, is a must-read if you are an MLS fan.
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Can Tim Howard deal lift Colorado to prominence?
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 22, 12:22 a.m.
The Rapids added another major piece in their renovation by signing USA keeper Tim Howard, who took an offer presented after losing the starting job at Everton following nearly a decade as the No. 1.
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Our 23 U.S. players for the Guatemala series
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 18, 8:01 p.m.
The USA can clinch its ticket to the Hexagonal if it beats Guatemala in both games of their home-and-home series that begins next Friday and Trinidad & Tobago at least splits against St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Jurgen Klinsmann says the goal is to do just that -- take three points in Guatemala City and in Columbus four days ...
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Molino's return brightens the outlook in Orlando
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 17, 10:27 p.m.
Kevin Molino played just seven games in the MLS debut season for Orlando City SC before a torn ACL ended his season. A long rehab and 167 minutes in the Lions' first two games of the 2016 season has returned him to action.
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MLS champs take care of their own
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 16, 6:01 p.m.
Portland has used TAM money on the contracts of several players and acquired Darren Mattocks from Vancouver as it gears up for a demanding season.
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Our 20 U.S. players for the Olympic playoff series
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 15, 5:11 p.m.
The USA faces Colombia in a two-game series March 25 and March 29 to determine the 16th and final entrant in this summer's Olympic men's soccer tournament.
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Television is only part of new media ecosystem for MLS
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 12, 4:00 a.m.
How does MLS build on the momentum of 2015 when it shattered league attendance records and introduced a host of new stars?
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Jermaine Jones brings rough edges to Rapids' makeover
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 11, 4:51 a.m.
Colorado has been in free fall since Oscar Pareja left after the 2013 season, and to spark a rebuild the Rapids have signed U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones.
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MLS ready to join in on video replay experiment
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 9, 9:12 p.m.
At its annual meeting last week the International Football Association Board approved a two-year experimental period for video replay. Likely to jump aboard quickly is MLS, which has already tested a system and has green-lighted further experiments in USL games this season.
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MLS's American problem
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 8, 4:38 p.m.
So when are eight international player slots in MLS not enough? Too often, it seems.
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MLS Western Conference preview
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 5, 3:20 p.m.
Portland's surprising surge to the 2015 MLS Cup title preserved the dominance of Western Conference teams, and also confirmed that in MLS anything can happen in the postseason.
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