Author Archives: Marc Serber

Two-goal hero Wondolowski earns plaudits from USMNT teammates

 Photo by 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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