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Richard Farley

  1. Preview: Five areas of focus for the United States against Ukraine

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

    Geoff Cameron

    Wednesday game is all about preparing for Brazil. Here are five spots where results could influence how the team performs in Brazil.

  2. Losing time at Sunderland, Jozy Altidore needs to impress for U.S.

    Mar 4, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

    Honduras v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

    Sunday’s omission from the Capital One Cup Final squad makes this week’s camp even more important for the U.S.’s first choice striker.

  3. Highlights from MLS commissioner Don Garber’s preseason Q-and-A

    Mar 4, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT


    MLS’s top executive spent an hour answering questions from fans and the media ahead of opening weekend.

  4. Mike Magee denies he was holding out from the Chicago Fire

    Mar 4, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT

    Mike Magee-Chicago 4

    The 2013 MVP is back with the Fire after personal reasons kept him from joining up with his team in Arizona.

  5. Four days from MLS openers, management and referees approaching an impasse

    Mar 4, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 3.38.44 PM

    Replacement referees could officiate the opening weekend of Major League Soccer action.

  6. LA Galaxy adds depth at the back, finally makes James Riley official

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT


    The former Seattle starter is the latest veteran added to Bruce Arena’s fold.

  7. Players who need to make an impact for the U.S. on Wednesday (and there are a lot of them)

    Mar 4, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT


    Only a few seats are left on the plane to Brazil. Here’s eight guys in the mix to claim one of those spots.

  8. Fear not, U.S. Men’s National Team fans: Ukraine is on the ground in Cyprus

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT


    Any fears Wednesday’s game would not go on were quelled by the Ukraine national team’s arrival in Cyprus.

  9. Three Good Questions: San Jose Earthquakes’ head coach Mark Watson

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Mark Watson

    Entering his first full season as a head coach, Watson hopes to take advantage of the momentum San Jose built at the end of 2013.

  10. Three Good Questions: Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jay DeMerit

    Mar 2, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Jay DeMerit

    Injury limited the former U.S, international to eight appearances last year. This season, DeMerit hopes to help the Whitecaps transition to success under Carl Robinson.

  11. Three Good Questions: Portland Timbers’ Darlington Nagbe

    Mar 2, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT


    Nagbe points to Diego Valeri, his teammates, and a reunion with his college coach for reasons why 2013 produced career highs in goals and assists.

  12. Quick Six: Pardew’s headbutt, Arsenal’s tumble, and the rest of the headlines from the Premier League weekend

    Mar 2, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT


    Also: Rodgers guides Liverpool second, Mourinho’s denials run thin, and the immovable bottom six.

  13. MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids

    Mar 2, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Colorado Rapids logo

    Talent won’t be a problem for Colorado. Stability might.

  14. MLS Season Preview: Houston Dynamo

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Houston Dynamo

    In 2013, Houston came up one-step short of a third-straight MLS Cup. In 2014, Dominic Kinnear has a team capable of reaching another final.

  15. Premier League Sunday Preview: Moving day in the table’s bottom half

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:47 AM EDT

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Five teams with relegation concerns have a chance to improve their stock on Sunday.

  16. Capital One Cup Final: Sunderland tries to end 40-year drought against favored Manchester City

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace - npower Championship Play Off Semi Final: Second Leg

    Manchester City will try to avoid a repeat of last year’s FA Cup final, while the Black Cats have to balance relegation worries against potential cup glory.

  17. Bradley, Ream’s U.S. fates will remain unchanged, but Diskerud’s withdrawal could matter

    Mar 1, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Mix Diskerud

    Bradley is in, while Ream was always a longshot. For Diskerud, the World Cup competition is more intense.

  18. Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Tim Ream withdrawn from United States’ squad for Wednesday vs. Ukraine

    Mar 1, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Could U.S. stars benefit from a centralized facility for soccer in the USA?

    A “small issue” will keep Bradley with Toronto, while Diskerud was not released by his Norweigan club.

  19. “Disappointed” Newcastle United fines manager Alan Pardew $167,000 in wake of Saturday headbutt

    Mar 1, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT


    Magpies act quickly to sanction their manager after today’s incident against Hull.

  20. Bundesliga roundup: Schalke’s terrible, horrible, completely understandable bad week

    Mar 1, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT


    With Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the span of four days, the Miners had a predictably awful week.

  21. Another alert sounded on stadium readiness for opening game of Brazil 2014

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

    Jerome Valcke, Luis Fernandes, Arthur Virgilio Neto

    FIFA secretary general says opening game venue is another month behind schedule.

  22. Costs of MLS leadership changes evident in Berry, Laba, Moffat deals

    Feb 26, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    Chicago Fire v Sporting Kansas City

    Changes in approach aren’t always efficient, as we’re reminded by a number of winter deals.

  23. Injury means Jermain Defoe is done with Tottenham, but hamstring problem may also cost him season opener with Toronto

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT

    Toronto FC Introduce Jermain Defoe

    Toronto opens their 2014 season in Seattle, where field turf and just over two weeks to recover (and adapt) may make Defoe a doubt.

  24. Daigo Kobayashi has a new home, traded from Vancouver to New England

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

    Toronto FC v Vancouver Whitecaps

    The talented midfielder’s time in the Pacific Northwest is over, with the Revolution giving up a fourth round pick to acquire the 31-year-old.

  25. Long-time executive Nelson Rodríguez appointed president of Chivas USA (and why that’s good news for fans in Carson)

    Feb 26, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT

    March 14, 2012

    Part of the Major League Soccer brain trust will help guide Chivas USA back into the fold.