us soccer

NYCFC Choose the Crest

New York City FC wants its fans to choose the club’s official team badge with the designs whittled down to two crests.

Much Adu About Nothing

Before David Beckham rode in wearing only his underpants to rescue American soccer, a 14-year-old named Freddy Adu threatened to become the game’s biggest superstar Stateside. The MLS’ youngest ever player seemed destined for the top but it hasn’t quite worked out that way. Now he’s fighting for a contract with English Championship club Blackpool.

Keano Saves Galaxy’s Play-off Hopes

Robbie Keane cancelled out Clint Dempsey’s earlier strike to send LA Galaxy into the Western Conference semi-final against Real Salt Lake. The result means Galaxy avoid the ‘Play-in’ knock-out round. Meanwhile, Thierry Henry’s New York Red Bulls captured the Eastern title and could yet face Keane’s defending champions for the MLS Cup.

Connected with Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane sits down with Cobi Jones for a chat about growing up in Tallaght, the growth of football in America, and his plans for the future. The Irish captain also shows off his card tricks to team-mates on an LA Galaxy flight to Miami.

Ice Ice Beattie

Dubliner Steven Beattie is one of the growing list of Irish players who’ve come through the US Colleges’ system. Currently starring for Icelandic side Tindastóll, famous for recently spoofing Chelsea paint-drenched kit launch, Steven tells Póg Mo Goal of his experiences Stateside and the opportunities open to aspiring footballers from these shores.

Irish Trio’s Major Ambitions

Robbie Keane’s days as a 90-minute man for Ireland look numbered while Ciaran Clark’s excellent display last week raises questions over Darren O’Dea’s future involvement. Their footballing fortunes now look likely to be focused on the American domestic season. US soccer observer and Chicago Fire columnist Stephen Piggot takes a look at the performances of MLS’ Irish contingent of Keane, O’Dea, and Andy O’Brien, reviewing last season’s exploits and looking ahead to the new campaign.

States of Progression

In a week when Richard Dunne was linked with two clubs in the MLS, including a reunion with Robbie Keane in LA, Póg Mo Goal looks at the recent leaps in the American game and asks if the USA will become the future training ground for more Irish footballers?