Soccer News: Fabian Johnson wants more


USMNT midfielder Fabian Johnson made his goals clear during his introduction at new club Borussia Moenchengladbach. For Johnson, it’s about wanting more and not being satisfied. That can quickly sound like the standard athlete soundbyte, but that requires ignoring Johnson’s accomplishments on the field. He’s gotten better, taking his opportunities to improve.

Johnson shows that for both club and country, adapting to what’s needed at international level. It’s a skill set that should help him raise his game during the 2014-15 Bundesliga season for a club in the Europa League.

Their Words

“Borussia are in the Europa League, which excites me. In my view they’re the best club for me to progress as a player. No player should ever be satisfied with what he’s already achieved, you have to want more, and I’m no different to anyone else. I want to continue my personal development and help the team be successful.” Borrusia Moenchengladbach midfielder Fabian Johnson.

The Radar

  1. The summer soccer friendly season puts multiple games on national cable tonight.
  2. Luis van Gaal’s first game as Manchester United manager is a friendly at the Rose Bowl.
  3. DaMarcus Beasley’s return to MLS.
  4. Big names linked with MLS clubs once again raises issues with the allocation process in a league with no free agency.
  5. Is MLS set for another round of expansion?

Soccer News

$350 million soccer plan floated – from The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Alan Snel: “The second mouse gets the cheese,” Ader told the Review-Journal from his New York office.

Sporting KC want to be greatest team in MLS? Win CONCACAF Champions League – from’s Andrew Wiebe: “Frankly, I think there’s no question that we’re the greatest in MLS.”

Van Gaal tells United to scale back future pre-season tours – from The Manchester Evening News’ Rob Dawson: “The tour was already arranged and I shall adapt and United will do everything to apply to my rules, but I have said that already.”

Manchester United’s new coach is late to the party – from The LA Times’ Kevin Baxter: “Los Angeles traffic. I’m sorry for that.”

Chicharito should give it one more shot at Manchester United – from’s Tom Marshall: The player is now entering his prime and obviously wants to play regular first-team soccer.

Tim Cahill: Ten years on – from the Liverpool Echo’s Harry Ward: Tim Cahill was an Everton legend.

Building a Silicon Valley soccer stadium: See the San Jose Earthquakes’ $60 million venue – from The Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Lauren Hepler: Still, the stadiums show that similar business imperatives are operating on both sports teams.

Inzaghi hopes to restore Milan’s DNA – from ESPN FC’s James Horncastle: Pippo’s ascension to the first team position at Milan had already long held a sense of inevitability.

Former Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop has homecoming in San Jose – from The San Jose Mercury News’ Elliott Almond: It also will be strange for many of the Earthquakes players and coaches who forged strong bonds with their former boss.

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