Well, he does have a point. It would be nice to think that the complex analytics currently under discussion in soccer will lead to some meaningful conclusions. For LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, one of those conclusions is already obvious. "Then some moron will write that they had more shots than us thinking that’s important, he said. "Actually, analytics in soccer, if no one here has figured it . . .
Plenty of goals in two MLS games over the weekend. Toronto FC beat DC United 4-1 at BMO Field. Seb Giovinco opened the scoring in the 21st minute with Jared Jeffrey equalizing three minutes later. Marco Delgado put Toronto up for good in the 29th minute. Giovinco made it 3-1 in the 39th and finished off his hat-trick in stoppage time. "He’s back and we knew that he never left," Toronto goalkeeper . . .
The International Champions Cup goes to work in the United States, China, and Australia on the weekend soccer TV schedule. There are games that count from MLS, the NASL, and Liga MX. One of those really counts for MLS. The latest edition of the New York derby is on network TV on Sunday. Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy at 3:30pm on ESPN on Saturday. The Seattle Sounders are the third party in this . . .
By Luis Bueno – CARSON, CA (Jul 21, 2016) US Soccer Players - The US Open Cup is an odd one. It's history doesn't carry enough prestige to make it a coveted tournament. Some MLS teams don't seem bothered at all, even in the later rounds. Adding the trophy is nice. Every coach and player would say that. But it's not crucial. That's the case with the LA Galaxy under coach Bruce Arena. In seven . . .
The USMNT keeps its coach. According to reports, England opted for Premier League manager Sam Allardyce. The decision is hardly a surprise, with Allardyce the strongest link to the job almost from the beginning. With Klinsmann an outside choice, including him in the discussion was an interesting move for the FA. Their history with foreign coaches has given them more than enough reason to keep the . . .
The 2016 US Open Cup semifinals are set. The New England Revolution needed penalties to see off the Philadelphia Union 1-1, 4-2 in the shootout. Je-Vaughn Watson scored for the Revolution in the 44th minute with Fabian Herbers equalizing in the 90th. Philadelphia's Sebastien Le Toux had his penalty attempt saved in the first round and both teams failed to convert in the third round. FC Dallas . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 20, 2016) US Soccer Players - The latest from the front lines of the Soccer Wars comes from USL president Jake Edwards. He was in the building for FC Cincinnati’s remarkable 36,000+ strong crowd. A crowd there to see a friendly against a mid-tier Premier League club. "We're hoping to hear in the next few weeks," Edwards told WVXU. "They're wrapping up their . . .
Judging by attendance, Orlando City is a success. The sophomore MLS club has the numbers, if not the record that they'd like to go with it. Easy enough in Major League Soccer. Out goes the old coach and in comes the biggest coaching free agent. Jason Kreis, the former USMNT player with Real Salt Lake and NYCFC on his resume. Both of those previous jobs ended with issues. Kreis left RSL when his . . .
The summer touring season has already started for European soccer clubs. Crystal Palace probably wondered what they'd stumbled into when over 30k showed up to see them play FC Cincinnati. Now, it's the bigger names in European soccer slowly making their way to North America, Australia, and China. Some are even playing their prestige friendlies in Europe with a couple even scheduling them in their . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 17, 2016) US Soccer Players – As the Major League Soccer season reached its halfway point, many teams are overachieving. In the Eastern Conference, NYCFC is in first. In the West, the Colorado Rapids have come out of nowhere and are now in second to FC Dallas. But the team that has impressed me most is the Philadelphia Union. It is a team built on youth and one . . .