He was at the forefront of soccer's growth in the United States more than two decades ago and now Thomas Dooley is hoping for a similar surge in popularity in the Philippines.
The Azkals' head coach -- and former USMNT captain -- is doing his part by overseeing a World Cup qualifying campaign that has so far exceeded expectations. The Philippines' unbeaten record goes on the line next week when they host 2011 Asian Cup semifinalists Uzbekistan.
Football remains an emerging sport in Southeast...
WASHINGTON -- Right away, Aron Johannsson wanted the ball.
His Werder Bremen teammate, Anthony Ujah, had barely hit the ground after being fouled inside Borussia Monchengladbach's penalty area late in the first half of Sunday's match between the Bundesliga mainstays. After going scoreless in his first two appearances with his new club, Johannsson wasn't about to let the opportunity to net his first goal in Bremen green pass him by.
"As soon as the whistle blew for a penalty, I was ready to...
The summer transfer window often provides make-or-break career opportunities for young players. The window serves as a snapshot of a player's value within the international market, but more importantly, it serves as an opportunity for players to advance their careers by moving into club situations that are better-suited for their playing potential.
Within the United States player pool, there are a number of players who made significant moves in the 2015 summer transfer window. These players are all in search of a team that is not only competitive within its domestic competition but also provides ample opportunities for consistent playing time. This ideal club situation ultimately has a large impact on each player's future role with the U.S. team, and it is important for each national team player or prospect to base his destination on clubs that provide the right environment and opportunity to thrive.
Here are the grades for six U.S. players who either transferred or went on loan in the summer window, including DeAndre Yedlin, Aron Johannsson, Tim Ream, Gedeon Zelalem, Miguel Ibarra and Bobby Wood. Grades are based on fit with their new club and potential to improve during the 2015-16 club season.