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 . . .
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 . . .
For those that missed it, the Salt Lake Tribune went public with Real Salt Lake's decision to ban their columnist Gordon Monson from covering games. Let's get some things out of the way quickly. Monson has a radio show with the son of RSL's former owner. Monson is critical of the club's current owner. RSL originally banned him for 2016 but "forgot" and "mistakenly" issued him a season credential. . . .
Seattle's turnaround was brief. The worst team in the West followed up a win over the best team by losing to their biggest rivals. The Portland Timbers took the latest edition of the Cascadia derby 3-1 at home. Diego Valeri was the hero for the Timbers, scoring in the 44th and 50th minutes. Chad Marshall pulled a goal back in the 59th. Fanendo Adi adding Portland's third in the 64th minute. . . .
It's a whole lot of MLS on Sunday, part of the weekend soccer TV schedule. Seattle tries to show their turnaround is real in a Cascadia derby at Portland. Philadelphia plays the Red Bulls in the late game. In between is our highlight game, an Eastern Conference meeting between Montreal and NYCFC Montreal vs NYCFC at 5pm on Sunday on ESPN. Eastern Conference showdowns don't count for much these . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 15, 2016) US Soccer Players - So many things went Seattle’s way on Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders’ played 1st-place FC Dallas. On the surface, that's not an advantage for the home side. Dallas's lineup choices shited that in Seattle's favor. Dallas rested much of their starting lineup during a busy part of the summer schedule. An early . . .