By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 29, 2016) US Soccer Players - Step right up, Detroit. You’re the next contestant on the price (of an MLS expansion franchise) is right (for an elite group of wealthy developers looking for an anchor for a new mixed-use project). The MLS expansion news cycle presents very differently depending on your perspective. Nationally, the news that two uber-rich NBA . . .
Friday's soccer news update has the revamped trophy for the Copa Centenario. The Copa America trophy goes gold for the Copa Centenario, with CONMEBOL introducing a special edition trophy for their special edition tournament. Purists might wonder why the old trophy wasn't enough, but then again purists might also wonder why South America's championship is happening in the United States. It's a . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 28, 2016) US Soccer Players - USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has repeatedly underlined the historic significance of the Copa Centenario as this summer's blockbuster tournament draws near. He called it “the biggest competition in the United States since the 1994 World Cup” in a USSoccer.com Q&A. So it's interesting to note Klinsmann's decision to highlight, . . .
By Luis Bueno – CARSON, CA (Apr 27, 2016) US Soccer Players - Losing one of the best players in MLS isn’t exactly good for team building. For the LA Galaxy, though, it helped the team break through. In the last two games, the LA Galaxy has looked like the juggernaut many thought it could be. Nine goals and two convincing victories have opponents concerned and onlookers raving. And all the damage . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 27, 2016) US Soccer Players – The New York Cosmos, the team led by Pele that conquered the original NASL in the late 1970s, is remembered as one of the most-successful teams in the modern era of American soccer. One could argue the Cosmos deserve a place alongside New York’s other famed sports franchises like the Yankees and Knicks. But there’s another Big . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 27, 2016) US Soccer Players - It’s easy to describe Jurgen Klinsmann's approach to Twitter as boosterism. The USMNT head coach occasionally sprinkles in a tweet addressing things that fall outside of the scope of his constant cheerleading. He used it to shoot down rumors he’s up for the manager’s job at Everton, as an example. However, for the most part he is . . .
In Wednesday's soccer news update, Emmanuel Boateng is MLS Player of the Week for week 8. Boateng scored and had two assists in the Galaxy's 5-2 win over Real Salt Lake. Also in the soccer news, the first-leg of the Manchester City vs Real Madrid Champions League semifinal series ended scoreless, creating a scenario where you can take what you want from the opening 90 minutes. The Mirror's Ed . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 26, 2016) US Soccer Players - We might as well start referring to "a Leicester City" as much as a thing as a soccer club. They're going to be the turn of phrase for anybody wanting to describe a club disrupting their league. Unlike say "a Chelsea" or "a Manchester City", Leicester City didn't get as much money, buy as many expensive players, or paint a bullseye on the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 25, 2016) US Soccer Players – Players from across the globe call MLS home. While Europeans like Andrea Pirlo and David Villa have grabbed a lot of the attention, it has been imports from South America – specifically Argentina – who have achieved success. MLS has benefited immensely as Argentines continue to join the league thanks to a talent pipeline that has . . .
It was a weekend of winning games by two or three goals in MLS, and it was the LA Galaxy scoring the most. The Galaxy came back to beat Real Salt Lake 5-2 at StubHub Center. Juan Manuel Martinez scored for RSL in the 16th minute, but it was a short-lived lead. Gyasi Zardes equalized for the Galaxy in the 19th minute and Mike Magee put LA ahead three minutes later. Zardes assisted on Emmanuel . . .