Plenty on the weekend soccer TV schedule and not just from England. La Liga and Serie A return from their brief winter break and it's the start of the 2017 Liga MX Clausura. It's also an FA Cup weekend in England, with plenty of reminders that it's "magic". It's also a big opportunity for Danny Williams and Reading. Manchester United vs Reading at 7:30am on Saturday on Fox Sports 1. It's the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 6, 2016) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena will launch his second go-round in charge of the USMNT with a large, all-MLS squad for the annual January camp. Thursday's announcement of the oversized roster that will gather in Southern California starting next week served up plenty of conversation fodder. Here are a few topics to ponder as the domestic Yanks old . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 6, 2016) US Soccer Players - Call it a homecoming, or getting the band back together. Or, go with the club's version. A reuniting of "Superman" and "Batman." Whatever the label, Minnesota United signing Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez is a pretty big deal. The club announcing their signings together is no coincidence. Both are Minnesota United alums from . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho talking to FIFA.com. As expected, the manager who may once again take his title as "the special one" doesn't stick to the script. That starts with him questioning individual awards in soccer. It's probably worth pointing out that he's talking to FIFA about their individual awards. "Honestly, I’m not too big a fan of . . .
USMNT coach Bruce Arena starts his second run in charge of the team with the annual January camp. Arena called in 32 MLS players for the camp starting on January 10. Two friendlies are on the camp schedule, Jan 29 against Serbia in San Diego and Feb 3 in Chattanooga against Jamaica. “With games at the end of the month and the World Cup Qualifiers in March, this is going to be a critical time for . . .
US Soccer confirmed something that we all knew. Bruce Arena's USMNT coaching staff will look a lot like his LA Galaxy coaching staff. Dave Sarachan, Pat Noonan, Kenny Arena, and Matt Reis are now officially part of team Arena. The head coach made a good point in why he went with the familiar. “The entire staff has a great amount of playing and coaching experience both at the international and . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 4, 2016) US Soccer Players - It seems like just yesterday Tigres beat Club America in the Clausura 2016 final. Tigres’ dramatic equalizer at the death. America’s hatchet job during the penalty-kick shootout. Tigres’ Nahuel Guzman’s not-so-subtle role with that. It might not have been yesterday, but it was Christmas. That series was pushed back due to Club . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 4, 2016) US Soccer Players - 2017 arrives with a fresh twelve months of soccer events in front of us. This means there’s lots to look forward to seeing. The MLS SuperDraft (are we still calling it that?) comes first. Once camps open and teams actually hit the field, gamesfollow and competition returns. Whatever the resolution to the lower division chaos that . . .
Though they'd probably balk at the comparison for only the best of jingoistic reasons, English soccer fans have a lot in common with American college sports fans. Well, in one particular area. Both tend to elevate the coach to lofty heights. England's cult of the manager is so common it has that name. The great man can do no wrong until he does. His words are treated with respect until the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news update starts with World Soccer's Tim Vickery reporting on the problems already evident with the revamped Copa Libertadores. CONMEBOL's changes extend the tournament to November, trying to provide the games that the bigger teams want. If that sounds familiar, it's because there is also the threat of a breakaway super league in South America. Like UEFA consistently making the . . .