Brek Shea y Blas Pérez serán compañeros de equipo en FC Dallas en 2012. Sin embargo, ambos abrirán el año como oponentes.
La selección de Estados Unidos de Jurgen Klinsmann – equipada fuertemente de talento de la MLS – verá de cerca a los tres fichajes panameños de la liga en el receso de temporada este miércoles cuando Panamá reciba a los estadounidenses en su país (8:30 p.m. ET, Galavisión/ESPN3).
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Brian Ching has made no secret of the fact that his blood runs orange, but that isn´t going to stop him from giving his all to make MLS’ newest franchise work.
After playing the past six seasons with the Houston Dynamo, the 33-year-old forward became the transfer story of the winter when Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear left his captain exposed in November’s Expansion Draft and the Montreal Impact promptly snapped him up.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – If Jesse Marsch wanted an easy start to preseason for his Montreal Impact team, this wasn't it.
The heat, altitude and top-quality opposition made for a tough test for the Impact, but the Canadian team coped admirably and ground out a 0-0 draw on Sunday against a Chivas de Guadalajara team containing four first-team regulars.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Una y otra vez, la selección nacional de Estados Unidos empujó fuertemente para conseguir el triunfo ante Venezuela, pero solamente lo logró hasta el último momento del partido gracias a un cabezazo de Ricardo Clark. Con el triunfo, el equipo de Jurgen Klinsmann abrió el 2012 con el pie derecho.
Después de que una falta en el tiempo de reposición forzara mas minutos extra en el partido, Estados Unidos aprovechó un tiro de esquina de Jermaine Jones para que Clark cabeceara el gol de triunfo.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Time after time, chance after chance, the US national team pushed hard for a possible winning goal against Venezuela on Saturday night, only to be turned away.
Then, a foul put more time on the stoppage-time clock in the second half, and the US took advantage. Jermaine Jones’ corner kick found Ricardo Clark’s head, and Clark beat Venezuela goalkeeper José Morales in the eighth minute of extra time.
The final whistle sounded just seconds later, and the US celebrated a 1-0 victory before 22,403 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The US national team opens up its 2012 campaign hosting Venezuela at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday (9 pm ET, ESPN3, Galavisión). The two countries have met on three occasions before, with the US winning two and drawing one of their previous encounters with La Vinotinto.
After a slow start to his tenure as US head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann will be hoping to start 2012 with a bang after some encouraging displays away to France and Slovenia closed out 2011.
CARSON, Calif. – Chris Wondolowski isn’t going to lie: There were times over the past few months when he wondered if he’d ever make it back into a US national team uniform.
Despite bagging 34 goals over the past two seasons for the San Jose Earthquakes, the veteran forward hasn’t been able to live down an open sitter he muffed late in an eventual 2-1 loss to Panama in last summer’s Gold Cup. Then there was the massive turnover after Bob Bradley was replaced by Jurgen Klinsmann shortly afterward.
AMSTERDAM — The US national team will be making a quick return to Europe for a great cause when they visit Italy in Genoa on Feb. 29, MLSsoccer.com has learned.
Multiple sources in Italy confirmed that the Nats will clash with the Azzurri to benefit victims of November's deadly flooding in Genoa just three months and change after winning at Slovenia. Details of the charity action are not yet known, but one source indicated that US coach Jurgen Klinsmann accepted a specific invitation for his team to take part in the event.
Another year, another mid-winter tour of the United States for the Mexican national team.
The FMF and Soccer United Marketing announced on Tuesday that El Tri will head north of the border for a pair of friendlies early in 2012. The first is scheduled for Jan. 25 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium against current CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying co-leaders Venezuela.
La Vinotinto, who finished fourth in this past summer’s Copa América, held Mexico to a 1-1 draw in the teams’ last meeting, which came in March at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.