Yes he Dan

Sorry to piggyback posts, but it took awhile to find a good clip of the FA Cup 3rd round bank shot buried by Huddersfield Town's Daniel Williams on Saturday. It was his first Terriers strike, and lifted them past home side Bolton. The goal play starts at about 1:36 mark.
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January jones

No less than 16 of the 30 players summoned to the annual USMNT January camp will be fighting to earn a debut cap when the team tackles friendly visitor Bosnia on the 28th. For 10 of them, it will be their first ever Nats training experience. It's fair to argue that what we have this year is quite arguably the optimal squad vibe as we embark on a longer-than-usual cycle odyssey - dudes should need

What. The. &@$#????

As if the USMNT program needed another stern kick to the balls... what have they been doing over there besides counting their unused stacks of money?Unreal. Unforgivable.- Greg Seltzer

Double-Barrel Eric

Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj picked a fine time to bag his first career brace, striking the first two goals in a 4-2 FA Cup third round upset of Arsenal on Sunday. The US right back nodded home a free kick to open the scoring, and after the Gunners leveled matters, put his side ahead to stay with a nasty volley. Upset alert? #USMNT international Eric Lichaj heads Nottingham Forest

(Expansion) Picks of the Litter

While some in our soccer bubble have been debating over whether a place still remains for the MLS Expansion Draft, I've long been of the mind that it is a woefully under-utilized avenue for team building. Yeah, I'm aware you can grab trade chips (like Minnesota United did last year) or basically blow off the picks (how's that working out so far, Orlando City?). The last club to treat the

Your MLS Cup Line-Ups

No surprises of any kind in the Seattle eleven, but it is interesting to see Toronto FC come out in a 4-4-2. I'm predicting a lot more action than we saw in last year's taut MLS Cup clash. Here’s your @Delta Starting XI for today's #MLSCup vs @TorontoFC! Tune in to ESPN at 1:00 p.m. PT. It’s time to #DefendOurCup! ➡️ — Seattle Sounders FC (

The Silver Mines

In my humble opinion, Saturday's championship match-up between holders Seattle and home-side favorites Toronto FC has every ingredient needed to make it one of the greatest MLS Cup duels in league history. I could see anything happening at BMO Field, all the way from another tightly-played chess match to a seven-goal slugfest.However the story is written, the winner is going to need to rule

Klinsmann debuts with PK save

Hertha Berlin netminder Jonathan Klinsmann celebrated his first team breakthrough with a late draw-saving penalty stop in Europa league play on Thursday night. While the Germans were already eliminated from advancing prior to kickoff, visiting Östersunds FK needed a win to take the top spot in their group. And with the score knotted at ones just three minutes from time, the Swedish side got their

Miazga, Green ring Sunday bells

A pair of US internationals working overseas lit the lamp in victories on Sunday, with Matt Miazga heroically crashing home Vitesse's 87th minute winner against ADO Den Haag. Across the border in Germany's second flight, we had a happy Julian Green sighting. Back in the line-up after recovering from a muscle injury that kept him out for over a month, the youngster did some nifty work to

Goal Shark: The Revenge

Those who have greatly exaggerated the demise of Terrence Boyd are hearing the ostinato cello this Friday night. The Darmstadt striker celebrated making consecutive league starts for the first time since February by bagging his first double since November of 2014. He netted the first two equalizers in a 3-3 share at Union Berlin. 
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The Final Cuts

I'm fully aware of the historical numbers. I'm painfully aware that just two of my first eight picks for tie winners in this year's MLS Playoffs have come through. Be that all as it may, I can only go with Toronto FC and Seattle to take their respective conference finals and set up just the third MLS Cup rematch in league history (and the first not to feature Houston). This will surely piss off

Morales shoots down the leaders

Don't look now, but Alfredo Morales has three goals and a helper in his last six games for a streaking Ingolstadt. His latest strike stood up as a lone goal winner to knock Fortuna Düsseldorf out of the 2.Bundesliga penthouse on Sunday.
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Your USMNT Line-Up v Portugal

Well... I got the back line I wanted, the central midfield triangle I asked for is there, and Sapong gets a shot. And yet, all I can think about is how we should bar coaches from using a 4-4-2. I mean, why??? Hrmph. Go time in Portugal. Introducing your final #USMNT starting XI for 2017.Lineup notes » — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) November 14,

I could go for some…

It wasn't too difficult to pick the back I'd like to see in the USMNT's friendly at Portugal tonight, but there's just so many guys beyond the defense on hand to take a look at - can't see 'em all, unfortunately. In any event, we do get a head start on the next cycle, so it greatly bothers me to see some observes call this a meaningless match.I certainly see the logic behind starting Agudelo and

Clearing The Racks

Do forgive me for situationally sending you to a shop link, but I thought you might like to peruse a list of the top 25 jersey-selling players in MLS this season. It's interesting to see nearly half of the guys on the list play for either Atlanta United (five mentions) or Seattle (six). New York City FC and Portland were the only other clubs with as many as three players in the list.   It is good