If MLS insists on moving forward with a full slate of games despite all the missing stars, shouldn’t they provide discounts to their loyal fans this weekend?
Like that’s going to happen, even if league officials know they are putting out a sub-par product:
Too many goose eggs today. Tomorrow better be better.
— Will Kuhns (@will_kuhns) March 22, 2015
“The 3-2 scoreline still manages to flatter a U.S side that was outplayed thoroughly,” opined The Guardian.
Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley were the only two players who played today who were also in the USMNT the last time it faced Denmark in this stadium in 2009.
Zardes being watched tonight in particular by folks in Europe who want him at RM.
— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) March 25, 2015
Not sure what communication was on the field was like, but Zardes seems at fault. Chandler was on a man and Zardes seemed to be covering.
— The LegenD (@ussoccerfeed) March 25, 2015
— Simon Evans (@sgevans) March 25, 2015
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 24, 2015
Dempsey prognosis 2-3 weeks. Sounders schedule: Saturday at Dallas, April 4 Dynamo; April 12 at Los Angeles.
— Don Ruiz (@donruiztnt) March 24, 2015
#USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Clint Dempsey (hamstring) will probably be fit for next Sounders game and noted he didn't want hurry him.
— Kyle McCarthy (@kylejmccarthy) March 24, 2015
Looks like JK is treading lightly around MLS coaches when it comes to injuring their players on USMNT duty.
Striker Clint Dempsey, above, and his USMNT teammates, training Monday in Carson, are seeking a new start to the new year Sunday at StubHub Center after a string of poor results culminated in a road loss last weekend to Chile to begin a pivotal 2015 (Photos by Staff Photographer Robert Casillas).
USMNT Jurgen Klinsmann, despite being taken to task by MLS Commissioner Don Garber for his criticism of the league and how it dovetails with the aspirations of U.S. Soccer, continued Monday to point out the shortcomings of American soccer culture ahead of Sunday’s clash with Panama in Carson.
“The (foreign) teams that have peer pressure in their environment allow themselves to drop 10 or 20 percent not 30 or 40 percent; that is the difference with what we deal with in the aftermath of the World Cup,” he said. “Their club environment puts them back on their toes. … Our players are not there yet educationally or mentally to understand the dynamic so they lose their spots on their European teams or they drop 30 or 40 percent in MLS.”
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 29, 2015
#USMNT loses 3-2 at Chile. U.S. is winless in five straight games for the first time since 2007.
— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) January 29, 2015
Wynalda: "Reality is, that game was either overcoached or miscoached."
— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) January 29, 2015
I thought Brek was incredibly poor
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) January 29, 2015
Couldn’t we just ring Landon up and see if he has some free time?
— Howler Magazine (@whatahowler) January 29, 2015
Still will say #USMNT have not progressed under Klinsmann. Showed signs in World Cup but too few.
— Juan Arango (@JuanG_Arango) January 29, 2015
@soccercanales I have vomit in my mouth. After being in charge since 2011 & a Jan camp, this is awful. Couldn't been 20-2 vs Chile C team
— Scott Cannon (@cannonsoccer7) January 29, 2015
I thought Gyasi Zardes looked good & Bobby Wood looked lost. Not surprising given Zardes has scored 22 for LA since Wood's last for 1860
— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) January 29, 2015
When was last time #USMNT played well in the second half? Portugal game in Manaus (till ending) only game I can think of in long, long time.
— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) January 29, 2015
Here are the U.S. goals:
— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) January 28, 2015
Notable: Eight players on the rosater are seeking their first U.S. cap: Steve Birnbaum, Matt Hedges, Jon Kempin, Perry Kitchen, Shane O’Neill, Dillon Serna, Wil Trapp and LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes.
At the other end of the spectrum, nine players on the roster were on the USMNT World cup squad last year: Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Mix Diskerud, Jermaine Jones, Nick Rimando, Chris Wondolowski and DeAndre Yedlin
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 27, 2015
— America's Pregame (@AmericasPregame) January 27, 2015
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— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 27, 2015
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 23, 2015
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 22, 2015
Busy day in soccer news included:
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 22, 2015
Ecuador jugará amistoso ante México el 28 de marzo en el Memorial Coliseum de Los Ángeles pic.twitter.com/hVZuZHPrA0
— TCdeportes (@TCdeportes) January 22, 2015
- Turns out Hope Solo’s hubby was driving a U.S. Soccer vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI with the USWNT starting goalkeeper in the vehicle.
- Former UCLA coach Sigi Schmid hired former Bruin Ante Razov as an assistant coach for the Seattle Sounders after a 14-year MLS career. Razov, who played 14 MLS seasons, including stints with the Galaxy and Chivas USA, was the U-18 Galaxy Academy coach.
- The Galaxy visit the San Jose Earthquakes in a preseason friendly at 2 p.m. Feb. 28, the clubs announced today.