Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Look Back at a Dramatic 2016 for the U.S. Men’s Game
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It was quite a year for the beautiful game in the United States. We have already discussed the ups and downs of the sport in the women’s game, now we turn our attention to the men. And yes, we will … Continue reading

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A Tumultuous 2016 Comes to a Close for Women’s Soccer in the U.S.
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Bob Bradley’s brief, tumultuous stint as Swansea manager has dominated the closing days of 2016 in American soccer but the Bradley saga was not the only big news in the U.S. soccer this year, so let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Swansea City Sack Bradley
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After just 11 games at the helm Bob Bradley has been fired as coach of Premier League club Swansea City. Bradley had become the first American to manage in one of Europe’s top four leagues when he was hired by … Continue reading

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Fans Turn on Bradley as Swansea Struggles Continue
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Chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” and “we want Bradley out” cascaded around the Liberty Arena as Swansea were embarrassed on Boxing Day by a 4-1 scoreline by West Ham. It was hardly the result that former U.S. … Continue reading

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Julian Green Trades Bayern Munich for Stuttgart
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Julian Green is moving to Stuttgart. The U.S. international burst onto the scene like a comet at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil before flaming out just as quickly, disappearing from view amidst Bayern Munich’s glittering gallery of stars. With … Continue reading

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Alex Morgan Signs 6 Month Deal with Olympique Lyonnais
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A tough year for women’s soccer in the United States saved one final twist of the tail for the dying days of 2016 with the news that Alex Morgan has agreed to a six-month deal to play for French giants … Continue reading

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CONCACAF Names Venues for 2017 Gold Cup
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CONCACAF has announced the 14 venues and 13 cities that will play host to the 2017 edition of the association’s regional championship, the Gold Cup, taking place across the United States between July 7 and 26. The winner of the … Continue reading

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Arena Gets “Social”
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When Bruce Arena was hired a little more than three weeks ago for a second go-round with the U.S. MNT Sunil Gulati, the man doing the hiring labeled this new era as Bruce 2.0. Restored to the national team job … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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With the Ice Bowl, um, I mean the MLS Cup behind us, the MLS off-season kicked off this week with a vengeance, so let’s take a look at this week’s Big – 5. 1) MLS Expansion Draft Atlanta and Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Sounders Claim 1st MLS Cup on a Frigid Night in Toronto
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At the end of a week that saw the demise of the Cosmos, the once iconic American soccer franchise, and likely its league of choice, the North American Soccer League, Major League Soccer crowned the Seattle Sounders as its new … Continue reading

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Toronto is the GotSoccer Choice to Raise the MLS Cup
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Soccer fever has swept Canada in recent weeks and that outbreak figures to reach a fever pitch this Saturday night when over 35,000 Torontonians along with a hearty handful of Seattleites pack Toronto’s BMO Field for the 21st MLS Cup … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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With the MLS Cup happening this Saturday evening in frigid Toronto, the league has been wrapping up some 2016 business, so let’s check in with a Championship week MLS Big – 5. 1) David Villa heads the Awards Seasons The … Continue reading

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U.S. U17′s Top Brazil to Win The 2016 Nike International Friendlies
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7-1 over Portugal, 5-1 versus Turkey, and 3-0 over Brazil! The U17 team coached by John Hackworth put a smile back on the collective face of U.S. Soccer by racking up those frankly astonishing results over the course of six … Continue reading

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A View From the Stands
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Saturday morning after I roll out of bed I will join legions of soccer fans across the United States as we plop down in front of television sets from coast to coast to take in the action from England’s Premier … Continue reading

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