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Soccer Insider: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

United States vs. Chile friendly

Venue: Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET TV: Telefutura, ESPN3.com USA LINEUP (4-5-1): GK Nick Rimando; Ds Sean Franklin, Tim Ream, Omar Gonzalez, Zach Loyd; MFs Jeff Larentowicz, Dax McCarty (captain), Mikkel Diskerud, Alejandro Bedoya, Brek Shea; F Chris Wondolowski. USA available subs: GK Sean Johnson;...

By Steve Goff  | January 22, 2011; 8:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Chile, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Chile, U.S. national soccer team  
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Video: American forward Edson Buddle scores goal for Ingolstadt in his German debut

In his first appearance for Ingolstadt, a German second-tier club, American World Cup forward Edson Buddle scored on a six-yard volley in the 76th minute during a 1-1 home draw with Duisburg. The former Los Angeles Galaxy scoring ace started and played 88 minutes: FC Ingolstadt - MSV Duisburg ,...

By Steve Goff  | January 21, 2011; 9:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Germany  | Tags:  Edson Buddle  
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U.S. national team opens 2011 schedule with friendly vs. Chile Saturday at Home Depot Center

It's the beginning of a new year and the start of a new four-year World Cup cycle for the U.S. men's national soccer team,which will face Chile in a friendly Saturday night at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The match does not fall on a FIFA international fixture date,...

By Steve Goff  | January 21, 2011; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Chile, TV, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  U.S. men's national soccer team  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: USA friendly, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Mexico, Copa CentroAmericana

Additional matches are available live online at ESPN3.com and foxsoccer.tv All times are Eastern. What are you going to watch? FRIDAY Copa CentroAmericana 5th place, Nicaragua-Guatemala 4 p.m. GolTV Copa CentroAmericana semifinal, Honduras-El Salvador 6:30 p.m. GolTV Copa CentroAmericana semifinal, Panama-Costa Rica 9 p.m. GolTV Mexico, Necaxa-Atlas 9 p.m. ESPN...

By Steve Goff  | January 20, 2011; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  La Liga, Premier League, Serie A, Soccer TV listings  
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With MLS training camps opening, D.C. United's roster takes shape

With players reporting to Washington this week for physicals and meetings, we take a look at the D.C. United roster ahead of training camp, which begins in earnest next week. Other trialists might join the group soon. Meantime, the hunt for the elusive international goal scorer continues. The MLS roster...

By Steve Goff  | January 20, 2011; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Video: In Copa del Rey, Real Betis ends Barcelona's unbeaten streak at 28

Second-tier Real Betis ended Barcelona's 28-match unbeaten streak with a 3-1 home victory, but Barca advanced to the Copa del Rey semifinals on a 6-3 aggregate. Remember the American midfielder who played for Betis in the mid-1990s? Tab Ramos....

By Steve Goff  | January 19, 2011; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Barcelona, Spain  | Tags:  Barcelona  
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Oguchi Onyewu makes Dutch league debut for FC Twente in big victory over Heracles

In his first official match with Dutch club Twente, American World Cup defender Oguchi Onyewu played 90 minutes on the back line, with left-side responsibilities, during a 5-0 victory over visiting Heracles. Onyewu, who is from the Washington area, joined the reigning league champions this month on loan from AC...

By Steve Goff  | January 19, 2011; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Netherlands, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Oguchi Onyewu  
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D.C. United news & notes

Greetings from RFK Stadium, where players are beginning to trickle back into town ahead of the reporting date for training camp Thursday. The club will spend time, mostly indoors, in the Washington area (RFK Stadium, George Mason, University of Maryland) before departing for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 31. United...

By Steve Goff  | January 19, 2011; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, Americans abroad, Gold Cup, TV listings

*With the No. 31 overall pick (second round) in the MLS supplemental draft, D.C. United chose South Carolina forward Blake Brettschneider, a Georgia native who had seven goals and 10 assists last season. United did not have a first-round selection and passed in the third round. Brettschneider, who will be...

By Steve Goff  | January 19, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, Gold Cup, MLS, TV  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
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U.S. national team news & notes: Jermaine Jones, Bob Bradley, Americans abroad, Gold Cup

*Jermaine Jones, out of favor at Bundesliga club Schalke, has moved to Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League on a six-month loan -- good news for the veteran midfielder and the U.S. national team, which needs him in form for major friendlies and this summer's Gold Cup. "He's got...

By Steve Goff  | January 18, 2011; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, CONCACAF, England, Gold Cup, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Gold Cup, Jermaine Jones, U.S. national team  
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Why USA-Chile friendly Saturday will not be shown by ESPN networks or Fox Soccer Channel

The U.S. men's national soccer team will make its 2011 debut Saturday in a friendly against Chile at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. With the Americans carrying a roster of mostly young MLS players and the visitors bringing an unheralded domestic-based squad, it's hardly a must-see match from a...

By Steve Goff  | January 17, 2011; 9:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Chile, TV, U.S. men's national team, USSF  | Tags:  Chile, ESPN, U.S. friendly, USSF  
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Poll: Does CONCACAF deserve a fourth guaranteed berth in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?

On Sunday, CONCACAF bosses announced that they would lobby FIFA for a fourth automatic slot in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In the two most recent cycles, the region received three guaranteed berths while a fourth nation was sent to a playoff. Before you vote, let's examine how CONCACAF...

By Steve Goff  | January 17, 2011; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  2014 World Cup, CONCACAF, FIFA  | Tags:  CONCACAF, World Cup  
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D.C. United stadium update: Washington's Buzzards Point and Capital City Market under consideration

From Jonathan O'Connell at The Washington Post's Capital Business supplement, two sites in Washington have been identified as potential locations for a proposed D.C. United stadium. Buzzards Point is in Southwest, near Nationals Park. Capital City Market is in Northeast, near the intersection of New York and Florida avenues. These...

By Steve Goff  | January 16, 2011; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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American soccer players abroad

GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-2 draw at Liverpool Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw at Birmingham Brad Guzan 90 in Hull's 2-0 win over Barnsley Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 4-3 loss at Man City Dom Cervi not in 18 (US camp) for...

By Steve Goff  | January 16, 2011; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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