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Tim Howard Voted 2014 U.S....

Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year, with the announcement taking place earlier today live on ESPN’s SportsCenter. This is Howard’s second time winning AOTY, previously earning the honor in 2008. The three-time FIFA World Cup veteran becomes the fifth player to win Male Athlete of the Year on multiple occasions, joining defender Marcelo Balboa...

MLS announces awards final...

By: Pedro Heizer Major League Soccer announced three finalists for each of its 2014 awards on Thursday, with the winners to be announced in the coming weeks. The finalists for each award, listed in alphabetical order below, earned the most votes in polling of three voting groups: Current MLS players MLS clubs (coaches, technical directors, chief business officers, communications) Media members who covered...

MLS Announces Expansion Dr...

Major League Soccer has announced the rules for the expansion draft that will take place on December 10th. New York City FC and Orlando City SC will each get 10 picks in the draft, with Orlando picking first. Throughout the history of the MLS Expansion Draft, the rules have changed as different league structures and policies were put into place. The 2015 Expansion Draft will be no different and includes...

Blend of Youth and Experie...

Jurgen Klinsmann has called his 25 players that will face No. 3-ranked Colombia this Friday at Craven Cottage, and the Republic of Ireland on November 18th. Klinsmann has once again chosen to blend youth and experience. A total of 16 players were part the squad that reached the Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, led by four-time tournament veteran DaMarcus Beasley. At the other end of the spectrum,...

League Attendances Grow Ac...

By: Pedro Heizer Soccer in the Unites States continues to grow, despite what people continue to tell you. If you don’t want to take my word for it, let’s just look at the numbers. All three men’s professional levels of The Beautiful Game set new average attendance records this season. Major League Soccer, the top tier league in the United States, saw a 3% growth in attendance compared to...

MLS Products Headline List...

As predicted, U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six changes to the squad that tied Ecuador 1-1 in what was Landon Donovan’s final match as a member of the USMNT. Clint Dempsey, whom captained the USMNT in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, leads the list of news players which also include Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley, New England Revolution’s Jermaine...

U.S. Soccer Tribute To Lan...

On Friday, Landon Donovan, U.S. Soccer’s all-time goals and assist leader will suit up for the National Team for the last time. As part of the weeklong tribute, U.S. Soccer released this amazing video tribute to the USMNT’s legendary number 10. According to Franco Panizo of Soccer By Ives, The American Outlaws, U.S. Soccer’s main supporters group, have prepared a large tifo for Donovan...

Chris Wondolowski Added To...

San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is returning to the Men’s National Team.  On Tuesday, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann added the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Golden Boot co-winner to the roster for the upcoming friendlies versus Ecuador and Honduras. After a 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Saturday, San Jose was eliminated from playoff contention thus opening room for Wondolowski’s...

Strikers’ Mark Ander...

Midfielder Mark Anderson’s game-winning goal against the Carolina RailHawks helped the Fort Lauderdale Strikers secure the biggest result of Week 13 of the North American Soccer League (NASL) Fall Season. For his performance, Anderson was recognized with the league’s Player of the Week award on Monday. The Strikers’ 1-0 win over the RailHawks on Saturday put them right back in the hunt for one of the...

Klinsmann to Experiment wi...

In preparation for the friendly this Friday in East Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has officially called his 21 players into camp. With the MLS season winding down, and most clubs still fighting for playoff positioning, players like New England Revolution’s Jermaine Jones and Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley have not been called for the...

Minnesota United’s M...

Minnesota United FC midfielder Miguel Ibarra owned the month of September, and as a result, he has been named North American Soccer League (NASL) Player of the Month. The 24-year-old midfielder scored four goals and added an assist in four September matches, and took home NASL Player of the Week honors twice. Ibarra was voted as Player of the Month by the media that regularly cover the league, edging Fort...

FT. Lauderdale Strikers ho...

September 19th, 2014 a small assembly shuffles into the crowded outdoor bar where a press conference is being convened. The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers have assembled a press conference at Bokampers Sports Bar and Grill in Ft. Lauderdale to announce the change of ownership for their esteemed South Florida Football Club. Crowded around the seats at the press conference, eating crab cakes and small pastries the...

Fort Lauderdale Strikers S...

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have finally been sold. According to sources, the NASL franchise has been sold to a group of three Brazilian investors, who will take over at the end of this season. No, Not Beckham. According to sources, the new owners are Paulo Cesso, Rafael Bertani,  and Ricardo Geromel. Cesso is an entrepreneur in the fields of education and technology, Bertani ran a large education group...

Irish National Team to Hos...

The United States Men’s National Team will square off against Ireland on November 18 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the Football Associaition of Ireland and U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed. Numerous Irish media outlets reported the match a month ago, however it was only made official yesterday. The last time the USMNT and Ireland played was in 2002, when the Irish beat the American 2-1, also in...

Saying Goodbye to the Play...

Twitter did it again. With the news that Landon Donovan is set to hang up his cleats at the end of the 2014 MLS Season, many took to not only twitter, but facebook, to congratulate him on a sensational MLS career. Below are some of our favorite tweets from yesterday:  Quite simply the best player ever to wear the #USMNT jersey. Congrats on an amazing career @LandonDonovan #ThanksLD — Sunil Gulati...

Strikers sign Honduran mid...

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have announced the signing of 30 year-old midfielder Walter Ramirez for the 2014 campaign. As per club policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Ramirez will be a great addition to the team,” said Strikers head coach Günter Kronsteiner. “He’s one of the most accurate and dangerous players with the cross. We hope he will give us more opportunities with his...

New York Red Bulls Closing...

The New York Red Bulls on close on signing former FIFA World Cup Champion Ronaldinho as the clubs third designated player, according to the website OUL. Ronaldinho, who parted ways with Atlético-MG earlier in the week, has been linked to MLS in the past however now looks like the perfect time. According to OUL, Ronaldinho’s representatives have already met with Red Bulls brass as they are trying to...

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