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Tuesday kickaround

Columbus isn’t just for World Cup qualifiers against Mexico. The U.S. Soccer Federation has selected Mapfre Stadium for the semifinal-stage group match against Guatemala on March 29. The Americans are 7-0-3 in 10 visits to the Ohio capital and 6-0-2 in qualifiers, including the four “Dos a Cero” victories against Mexico. The stop in Columbus […]

NCAA roundup: Terps, Hoyas and Virginia women advance

Although they are no longer conference companions, Maryland and Virginia remain unbreakable rivals in men’s soccer because of their common recruiting territory and bounty of championships. Two years since they last met as Atlantic Coast Conference foes, they reunited Sunday night in the NCAA tournament. The margin was tight but the difference was wide: Maryland […]

How American soccer players abroad fared this weekend

A wrap-up of weekend performances by Americans playing in foreign leagues. Of note: Several players competing in lesser leagues or with reserve squads are not listed. Americans with dual nationalities representing other national teams have also been omitted. ENGLAND Premier League Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard: played 90 minutes in 4-0 victory over Aston Villa Aston […]

Virginia victory sets up NCAA soccer showdown with Maryland Terrapins Sunday

Virginia’s 2-0 victory over Rider on Thursday not only propelled the Cavaliers into the second round of the NCAA men’s tournament. It also reconstituted one of college soccer’s most storied rivalries: Virginia vs. Maryland. In their first meeting since they left the ACC two years ago, the 10th-seeded Terrapins (10-5-5) will welcome the defending NCAA […]

How to watch Real Madrid vs. Barcelona on TV and online

All times are Eastern FRIDAY 2:30 p.m.: Hamburg vs. Borussia Dortmund Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Go, 2:30 p.m.: Nice vs. Lyon beIN Sports Connect, Fubo TV (tape at 8 on beIN Sports) SATURDAY 7:40 a.m.: Watford vs. Manchester United NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports Live Extra, 9:30 a.m.: Moenchengladbach vs. […]

Ten U.S. venues finalized for 2016 Copa America soccer tournament

Ten U.S. cities have been selected to host Copa America, the famed international soccer tournament that will be staged outside South America for the first time next summer. Washington and Baltimore, though, are not among them. Organizers chose Boston (Gillette Stadium), Chicago (Soldier Field), Houston (NRG Stadium), Los Angeles (Rose Bowl), New York (MetLife Stadium), […]

U.S. gains a point in World Cup qualifier at T&T: match report, video

My match report from the U.S. national team’s 0-0 draw against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain. U.S. lineup: Howard; Orozco, Cameron, Besler, Ream (Nagbe 68th); Yedlin, Jones, Bradley, Johnson; Zardes (Wood 76th), Altidore. Next qualifiers: at Guatemala on March 25, home vs. Guatemala on March 29, venue TBA. GROUP A Results Honduras 0, […]

Matchday: U.S. at Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifier

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Brad Guzan started in the U.S. World Cup qualifying opener Friday in St. Louis. Tim Howard will man the net Tuesday here at Hasely Crawford Stadium. So who is Jurgen Klinsmann’s top-choice goalkeeper? “For me, it’s both number one goalkeepers,” he said ahead of the meeting with Trinidad and Tobago. […]

‘Here we go again!’ U.S. soccer team returns to Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Hasely Crawford Stadium stands without splendor along a bend of Audrey Jeffers Highway in the shadows of the Northern Range. Soft breezes from the Gulf of Poria, which welcomes cargo ships and buffers the twin-island Caribbean nation from Venezuela, sweep over the 23,000-seat venue named for an Olympic sprint champion. […]

Georgetown, Maryland, Virginia set for NCAA men’s soccer tournament

Featuring a 16-game unbeaten streak, Georgetown received the No. 3 seed in the 48-team NCAA men’s soccer tournament and will host a second-round match Sunday afternoon against Hofstra or Lehigh. The Hoyas (15-2-2) have won 13 consecutive matches after defeating Creighton in extra time in the Big East final. Meantime, former ACC rivals Maryland and Virginia […]

TV and live streams for World Cup qualifiers, Euro playoffs, friendlies

All times are Eastern MONDAY 2:30 p.m.: Euro 2016 playoffs, Ireland vs. Bosnia Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Go, TUESDAY 8:30 a.m.: World Cup qualifier, Rwanda vs. Libya beIN Sports Connect 9 a.m.: World Cup qualifier, Cameroon vs. Niger beIN Sports Connect 10 a.m.: World Cup qualifier, Nigeria vs. Swaziland beIN Sports Connect […]

Maryland and Georgetown win soccer conference titles

Maryland won the Big Ten men’s soccer championship for the second consecutive year Sunday. More impressively, the Terrapins have now won four consecutive league titles: two in the ACC and two in their current conference. They raised the latest trophy after upsetting top-seeded Ohio State, 2-0, in Columbus, Ohio. With a 10-5-5 record, they’ll learn […]

U.S. national team newcomer Darlington Nagbe is all smiles — and so is Jurgen Klinsmann

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – It wasn’t the footwork and speed that marked Darlington Nagbe’s U.S. national soccer team debut Friday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. It was the smile. The Americans were well on their way to a 6-1 victory over St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the 2018 World Cup qualifying opener […]

U.S. World Cup qualifying campaign begins with 6-1 victory

My match report from the U.S. national team’s 6-1 victory over St. Vincent and the Grenadines at Busch Stadium. Next: Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, 6:30 ET (beIN Sports, NBC Universo). Jermaine Jones strained a hamstring late in the match, but Klinsmann said he expects him to […]

U.S. soccer boss Sunil Gulati addresses range of issues

A few hours before the U.S. World Cup qualifying opener in St. Louis on Friday, U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati met with a group of reporters to discuss Jurgen Klinsmann, the national team, the broader program, FIFA and other matters, including everyone’s favorite, promotion and relegation. Excerpts … Is there a performance metric Jurgen […]

Poll: How many points will the U.S. soccer team earn in first 2 World Cup qualifiers?

The road to Russia begins with two World Cup qualifiers over the next several days: St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2, UniMas) Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday in Port of Spain, 6:30 p.m. ET (beIN Sports, NBC Universo)

Klinsmann, U.S. national soccer team embark on 2018 World Cup qualifying odyssey

ST. LOUIS – World Cup angst does not typically strike the U.S. men’s national team and its supporters until deep in the qualifying carnival. The regional modus is more compulsory than cutthroat, allowing American soccer’s heart rate to remains stable. Win at home, settle for a few draws and a periodic defeat on the road, […]

TV and live streams for World Cup qualifiers, Euro 2016 playoffs, friendlies

All times are Eastern THURSDAY 2:45 p.m.: Euro 2016 playoffs, Norway vs. Hungary Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Go, (tape at 8 on Fox Sports 2) 3 p.m.: World Cup qualifier, Bolivia vs. Venezuela beIN Sports, beIN Sports Connect, Fubo TV 4 p.m.: World Cup qualifier, Ecuador vs. Uruguay beIN Sports Espanol, […]

As D.C. United closes book on 2015 season, bottom line remains the bottom line

From the middle of May until late August, D.C. United stood atop the Eastern Conference – the longest stretch any of the 20 MLS clubs spent in first place this season. United was a good team, a playoff team, yet belying the bountiful summer, it was not a great team. Ben Olsen’s bunch was getting […]

Tuesday kickaround

Good morning … A little of this, a little of that … Patrick Vieira, the former French international who has been working in Manchester City’s player development system, received an internship from City Football Group to guide New York City FC. He signed a three-year contract, effective Jan. 1. Vieira replaces Jason Kreis, who was […]

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