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No Solidarity: Why Youth Clubs Are Demanding Payment From Major League Soccer

When the deal for Matt Miazga officially went through on Saturday, Chelsea reportedly agreed to pay about $5 million for the American defender. As with every such transfer, the Blues won't be paying Miazga's team, The New York Red Bulls, directly. In this country, 100% of top-flight transfer fees goes to Major League Soccer.In MLS, players sign contracts with the league and are...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Morris, The Anointed One, Signs with Sounders FC

grantland.com Go ahead Seattle, get excited. The most important American born player today is one Jordan Morris; and Jordan Morris has declined a contract opportunity in Germany (Werder Bremen) to play here for the Sounders. Jordan Morris chose not to sign for Werder Bremen because he was “homesick,” the club’s CEO Thomas Eichin. “It’s better that Jordan says how he feels...
Via Seattle Side Up!
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Young players, new faces grace Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT winter camp roster

U.S. Men’s Soccer Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann named 23 players to his latest roster for their yearly winter camp in California that starts Sunday. The camp, mostly filled with MLS talent, is primarily for players who haven’t had much of an opportunity on the senior team and gives them a chance to impress Klinsmann and his staff to possibly earn more playing time in the future...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bradley, Johnson lead U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year nominees

United States captain Michael Bradley and Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Fabian Johnson highlight a five-player shortlist for the U.S. Soccer male player of the year award.Three-time winner Clint Dempsey, Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan and Sunderland defender DeAndre Yedlin also earned nominations after their contributions this year, U.S. Soccer revealed on Monday.U.S. Soccer...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: The 10 best goals of the 2015 MLS season

Another MLS season is in the history books and we’re left reviewing what was a rather entertaining season. What started as relative uncertainty that this season would even start due to a possible players strike, resulted in the Portland Timbers lifting their first MLS Cup championship. A record total of 937 goals were scored in 340 games this regular season in addition to 46 goals...
Via 32 Flags
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: The 10 best goals of the 2015 MLS season

Another MLS season is in the history books and we’re left reviewing what was a rather entertaining season. What started as relative uncertainty that this season would even start due to a possible players strike, resulted in the Portland Timbers lifting their first MLS Cup championship. A record total of 937 goals were scored in 340 games this regular season in addition to 46 goals...
Via Bloguin Best
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

USMNT: Shea must shine in World Cup Qualifiers

Jurgen Klinsmann recently supported veteran Clint Dempsey and challenged his younger players to contribute more consistently. Caught in the middle of those two are players like Brek Shea, who at just 25, has loads of experience at the international level. Shea appeared in Klinsmann’s first match as manager of the Yanks. After a move to English side Stoke City in January 2013, Shea...
Via Total Sports Live
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

USA vs. St. Vincent & the Grenadines preview: The road to Russia 2018 begins

Thus far, 2015 has been a disastrous year for the US men’s national team. The failure to win the Gold Cup led to a failure to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup, losing to hated rival Mexico in the process. But with a new phase in the 2018 World Cup cycle beginning, there is a chance for the US to get their mojo working again and close an otherwise dismal year on a high...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

What formation should the USMNT play?

Over the past two years, United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann has spent nearly every match trying to find the right formation to maximize the abilities of all the members of the USMNT. What Klinsmann is searching for, is a formation that allows the USMNT’s best players to all play together at the best of their abilities. Prior to the 2014 World Cup, Klinsmann planned on playing...
Via Bloguin Best
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What formation should the USMNT play?

Over the past two years, United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann has spent nearly every match trying to find the right formation to maximize the abilities of all the members of the USMNT. What Klinsmann is searching for, is a formation that allows the USMNT’s best players to all play together at the best of their abilities. Prior to the 2014 World Cup, Klinsmann planned on playing...
Via 32 Flags
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The time has come to worry about Clint Dempsey’s US national team future

Most soccer fans aren’t naïve to the cruel inevitability of the professional game. Yesterday’s wow-wow hero is today’s trade bait, or a conversation starter as a bunch of us Monday morning center backs discuss who should, shouldn’t, might or might not wave goodbye to the international game. So we knew the day would come when Clint Dempsey would no longer be around to rescue...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders eliminated in heartbreaker to FC Dallas

The Seattle Sounders went into their trip to Toyota Park in Frisco with a 2-1 aggregate lead looking to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Heading into the match the confidence was high for the Sounders as many scenarios would have pushed them through to the next round against a Cascadia Rival.  However with star players Osvaldo Alonso and Brad Evans still out, the Sounders...
Via isportsweb.com
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Changes beckon as USA starts World Cup qualifying

The first step on the road to Russia required careful consideration. Recent results plunged the United States national team into a period of frustration, reflection and self-assessment over the past few weeks. Those realities increased the importance of navigating through the start of World Cup qualifying with care and efficiency.U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann relied on those tenets...
Via Fox Sports
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Miazga and Darlington Nagbe are new faces in first USMNT 2018 World Cup Qualifying roster

The USMNT start off their 2018 World Cup campaign next Friday in Qualifiers against St. Vincent & The Grenadines and got things started by announcing the 23 player roster for the games against St. Vincent as well as Trinidad and Tobago. There are some new faces and a very familiar face left off of this round of call-ups. Here’s the full list. Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston...
Via 32 Flags
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Miazga and Darlington Nagbe are new faces in first USMNT 2018 World Cup Qualifying roster

The USMNT start off their 2018 World Cup campaign next Friday in Qualifiers against St. Vincent & The Grenadines and got things started by announcing the 23 player roster for the games against St. Vincent as well as Trinidad and Tobago. There are some new faces and a very familiar face left off of this round of call-ups. Here’s the full list. Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston...
Via Bloguin Best
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey dropped from USA squad for World Cup qualifiers

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has dropped Clint Dempsey ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago.Klinsmann left Seattle Sounders forward Dempsey off his 23-man roster after starting him in the defeat to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup last month, but he retained Fabian Johnson after sending him home ahead of the friendly...
Via Fox Sports
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS Cup Playoff Action: Leg One

The MLS Cup Playoffs have been quite a ride so far. There have been thrilling games and huge wins. The trend continued on Sunday, November 1, when the final eight teams competed in leg one of the quarterfinals. Here’s a recap to what went down during those matches last night. Seattle Sounders (No. 4) vs. FC Dallas (No.1): Final Score, Seattle wins 2-1. Upsetting a number one seeded...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders down FC Dallas in leg 1

The common theme with Seattle sports on Sunday is that they had a knack for beating teams from Dallas by one. After the Seahawks took care of business in the Lone Star State winning a tight 13-12 game, the attention turned north to see what the Seattle Sounders could do against FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals. Seattle Sounders FC starters pose for...
Via isportsweb.com
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sounders steal playoff match versus FC Dallas 2-1

On Sunday, the Seattle Sounders FC take the first game of the Western Conference Semi-final versus FC Dallas 2-1.   Seattle is now unbeaten in 11 consecutive matches across all competitions (7-0-4). The Rave Green ended the regular season with a stretch of eight unbeaten matches on four wins and four draws – the second-longest mark in club history. 1st half FC Dallas came...
Via Seattle Side Up!
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Stunning Dempsey free kick propels Seattle over FC Dallas

Seattle brought Clint Dempsey to Seattle for these sorts of big playoff moments. Dempsey delivered in spades with a stunning free kick three minutes from the end to lift Seattle to a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal on Sunday.Dempsey held the fate of the match in his hands as he assessed his options 25 yards from goal. He waved off...
Via Fox Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dempsey scores in 86th, Sounders beat Dallas 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey broke a tie on a direct free kick in the 86th minute in the Seattle Sounders' 2-1 comeback victory over FC Dallas on Sunday in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal. Dempsey drove a shot from 25 yards into the upper right side of the net. He also scored Wednesday night in a 3-2 knockout-round victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. Andreas Ivanschitz...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

After a great start to MLS Cup Playoffs, will we see more of the same tonight?

After watching the first night of the MLS Cup Playoffs take place last night, I wonder how on earth MLS will top last night? We had amazing goals, controversial moments and a thrilling goal fest. We had it all and it started the MLS Cup Playoffs with a bang. Last night’s games D.C. United 2-1 New England Revolution This rainy game at RFK Stadium was defined by two things and...
Via 32 Flags
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders eliminate defending champions

Under a packed house on a rainy Northwest evening, the Seattle Sounders conquered their playoff demons. With a final score of 3-2 the Sounders knocked off the defending MLS Cup Champions and advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals. Oct 28, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Erik Friberg (28) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy...
Via isportsweb.com
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders look ahead to Galaxy

On a perfect rainy day, yes we say things like that here; the Seattle Sounders proved to be hungry for the post season as they downed Real Salt Lake 3-1 just missing the mark on my pregame 4-1 prediction . The Sounders showed their class Sunday, proving to be the dominant team from the beginning against a Salt Lake team already on holiday. The duo of Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey...
Via isportsweb.com
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sounders clinch playoff spot by beating Real Salt Lake, 3-1

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey scored two goals and assisted on another, all in the first 20 minutes of the game, as the Seattle Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 to wrap up an MLS playoff berth Sunday. The Sounders (15-13-6, 51 points) ended the regular season on an eight-game unbeaten streak (4-0-4). They have made the playoffs in all seven years of their existence. With Sunday's other...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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