June 15, 2017 THROWBACK THURSDAY
Pele lights the spark
There have been many seminal moments in the history of United States Soccer. Joe Gaetjens' goal to beat England at the 1950 World Cup, Paul Caligiuri's goal against T&T on November 19, 1989 to put the U.S. in the World Cup for the first time in 40 years, Brandi Chastain's penalty kick to give the U.S. WNT the 1999 Women's World Cup title, the start of MLS. All were part of bringing the game of soccer to where it is today.
June 1, 2017 THROWBACK THURSDAY
When Clint Dempsey scored his first goal
Two young players scored their first international goals on May 28, 2005 at Soldier Field in front of 47, 637 fans when England defeated the U.S. 2-1. Kieran Richardson, making his National Team debut scored both goals for England, while Clint Dempsey notched his first tally for the United States.
May 25, 2017 THROWBACK THURSDAY
Beckham makes his MLS debut With David Beckham appearing on the National Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot released on Wednesday, we thought a story on his MLS debut 10 years ago would be an appropriate way to kick off our Throwback Thursday feature. This story originally appeared on LA Soccer News the day of the game--August 9, 2007
May 7, 2017 AMERICA JOINS THE GLOBE'S SOCCER POWERS
Release of North American Soccer Guide puts U.S. in good company
England, Italy and Germany all have at least one. Now it's time for the United States to join the ranks of those great soccer nations. Maybe not by winning the World Cup, but by having a complete guide dedicated to the game---the North American Soccer Guide 2017.
Published by Sports Vue Interactive, THE GUIDE sells for $19.95 and is available at northamericansoccerguide.com
February 27, 2017 (ALMOST) EIGHTY-SIXED
U.S. defeats Mexico in CONCACAF U-20 qualifying tournament for first time in 31 years
TIBÁS, Costa Rica -- Erik Palmer-Brown’s 29th-minute goal gave the U.S. a 1-0 win over Mexico in a Group D match in the Classification Stage of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Monday.
February 27, 2017 OLYMPIAN CHALLENGE
USWNT opens SheBelieves Cup versus Germany
CHESTER, Pa. -- The U.S. Women’s National Team will look to extend its unbeaten streak at Talen Energy Stadium when it meets reigning Olympic champion Germany in the second SheBelieves Cup at 7 p.m. Wednesday (FS1-TV).
February 24, 2017 NEXT UP, MEXICO
U.S. U-20s advance in CONCACAF tournament
TIBAS, Costa Rica -- The U.S. advanced in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship with a 4-1 win over St. Kitts and Nevis Friday, setting up a Monday match with Mexico.
February 23, 2017 ON THE WAY TO NORWAY
USWNT set to play twice in Europe in June
The U.S. Women's National Team will conclude a two-game visit to Europe with a match against Norway at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.
February 21, 2017 HATS OFF TO HIM
Brooks Lennon leads way as U.S. halts Haiti in U-20 tournament
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Real Salt Lake midfielder Brooks Lennon scored a hat trick as the U.S. took a 4-1 victory over Haiti in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Tuesday night.
February 18, 2017 HARKES FIRED
FC Cincinnati elevates assistant coach
CINCINNATI -- Former U.S. national team captain John Harkes has been fired as head coach by FC Cincinnati, the team announced Friday night.
February 15, 2017 SHE'S A CITIZEN
USWNT co-captain Carli Lloyd joining Manchester City
The exodus of U.S. Women's National Team stars continues. On Wednesday, Carli Lloyd officially became the latest player to leave the National Women's Soccer League and sign with a European club, joining Manchester City Women for the remainder of their 2017 season.
February 14, 2017 KNOCKOUT ROUNDS SET
CONCACAF Gold Cup finalizes venues for quarters, semis
Gold Cup knockout rounds will be staged in the Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Phoenix metropolitan areas, CONCACAF announced Tuesday.
February 13, 2017 HONORING CHRISTIE
USWNT sets pre-game ceremony for SheBelieves Cup match
Christie Rampone, the second-most capped women’s player in history, will be honored by U.S. Soccer before the USA faces England in the SheBelieves Cup at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., March 4.
February 9, 2017 ROSTER SET
Ramos tab's 20 for U-20 Championship
CHICAGO - U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named the 20-player roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which doubles as the team's 2017 World Cup qualifying tournament, running Feb. 17-March 5 in Costa Rica.
February 8, 2017 FRICKER WINNER
Mary Harvey honored by U.S. Soccer
CHICAGO - Former U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Mary Harvey, a 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup champion, 1996 Olympic gold medalist and longtime advocate for the sport, has been named the 2017 winner of U.S. Soccer's prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award.
February 8, 2017 SET FOR SHE BELIEVES
Ellis names 25 to camp roster
CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 25 players to a training camp roster prior to the 2017 SheBelieves Cup that will feature the USA, Germany, France and England, playing in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period. The match days on March 1, 4 and 7 will see four of the best teams in the world meet over six games.
February 3, 2017 FIRST FOR SECOND
USMNT wins in Arena's return
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The U.S. Men's National Team used Jordan Morris' 59th minute strike to defeat regional rivals Jamaica 1-0 on Friday night at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. The win marked the first victory of Bruce Arena's second tenure in charge of the MNT.
February 3, 2017 MLS INFORMER
“Bailing out” Detroit
MLS has been very vocal about wanting its teams to have stadia in downtown locales to appeal to its “hip," “urban” and “millennial” fans. The bid by a hopeful Detroit expansion group headed by Pistons’ owner Tom Gores and his Cleveland counterpart Dan Gilbert meets that criterion – with a different flavor to it.
February 2, 2017 ON THE AIR
NWSL gets three-year deal with A+E; games to be televised by Lifetime
NEW YORK -- Lifetime will broadcast NWSL games this season as part of a three-year partnership with A+E Networks, the league announced Thursday.
February 1, 2017 GOLDEN LEVI'S
CONCACAF Gold Cup final set for Santa Clara
MIAMI -- The 14th Gold Cup final will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday, July 26, CONCACAF announced Wednesday.