Author Archives: Marc Serber

Two-goal hero Wondolowski earns plaudits from USMNT teammates

 Photo by ISIPhotos.com By MARC SERBER CARSON, Calif.– Chris Wondolowski not only started 2014 off in style, but continued to build a strong case for one of the 23  tickets to Brazil, despite the many options up front that the … Continue reading »

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Wondolowski double leads USMNT past South Korea

Chris Wondolowski’s two goals, and stellar midfield work by Graham Zusi and Kyle Beckerman, helped lead the U.S. Men’s National Team to a 2-0 victory against South Korea on Saturday. Continue reading »

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For South Korea, friendly vs. USMNT a chance to test mental toughness

By MARC SERBER CARSON, Calif. – South Korea’s whirlwind tour of the United States will end on Saturday with a match against the host nation. After defeating Costa Rica 1-0 on Jan. 25 at the L.A. Coliseum, and suffering a … Continue reading »

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As USMNT prepares for 2014 opener, Gonzalez and Besler look to sharpen partnership

Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez have established themselves as the first-choice centerback tandem for the U.S. Men’s National Team, but Saturday’s 2014 opener against South Korea will offer them a chance to work out the kinks and solidify their place as starters. Continue reading »

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USMNT Notes: Donovan ready for any role, players sing praises of Brazil trip

For Landon Donovan, the 2014 World Cup would mark his fourth World Cup as a player, and this time around he is ready for whatever role comes his way. Be it as a key starter, or reserve. Continue reading »

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MLS Ticker: Crew decline options on O’Rourke and Arrieta; Hamid training with West Bromwich; and more

Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter made a number of roster moves on Friday, including declining contracts with Danny O’Rourke and Jairo Arrieta. Continue reading »

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Liga MX playoffs – quarterfinal round: A Look Ahead

Mexican league soccer returns this weekend with the start of the Apertura playoffs quarterfinal round, with a weary Club America having to take on a veteran Tigres UANL side. Continue reading »

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NASL Ticker: Scorpions name Marcina full-time head coach; FC Edmonton signs new striker; and more

By MARC SERBER After reportedly sifting through more than 200 candidates, the San Antonio Scorpions have decided to give Alen Marcina the head coaching job on a full-time basis. Marcina took over for San Antonio on an interim basis following … Continue reading »

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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

Der Klassiker is the talk of the weekend as German giants Bayern Munich visit Borussia Dortmund in one of the season’s most anticipated matches, while Everton renew pleasantries with Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. Continue reading »

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UEFA Qualifying Preview: France has it all to do against Ukraine as second leg approaches

By MARC SERBER In order to make amends for its disastrous and laughable campaign in 2010, France must make history by becoming the first ever UEFA national side to overturn a 2-0 deficit in its home leg versus Ukraine. After … Continue reading »

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CAF qualifying rewind: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon are through to the World Cup

Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon are all through to the 2014 World Cup, with two more places remaining for African sides in Brazil next summer. Continue reading »

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NASL/USLPRO Ticker: OKC team named named Energy FC; Ayoze signs Cosmos extension; and more

Oklahoma City’s USL Pro franchise renamed themselves OKC Energy FC at an event this week, while the New York Cosmos inked Ayoze to a contract extension. Continue reading »

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