By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 26, 2016) US Soccer Players - For awhile now, the leaders in the race for the Supporters' Shield hailed from the state of Texas. Oscsar Pareja’s FC Dallas team looked like a good bet to finish out the season with the most points of any club in MLS. They're chock full of young, dynamic talent at the attacking positions and solid defensively thanks to the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 26, 2016) US Soccer Players - Florida and the Caribbean rank among America's very favorite places to visit. For those living in and around most of the United States' main population centers, a relatively short airplane ride can transport you to a completely different environment. Places where life moves slower. The sun is usually shining. Temperatures hardly . . .
So now we know the draw for the 2016-17 Champions League group stage. Part of the fun is figuring out which super club or would-be super club faces the toughest group stage. Easy enough. Look at the groups with Barcelona or Real Madrid. Hello Group C, with Barca, Manchester City, Gladbach, and Celtic. Since it's not the late 1960s, we can mark off Celtic. Gladbach is enough to at least worry . . .
USMNT player DeAndre Yedlin is now a member of Newcastle United in England's Championship. Yedlin made the move from Spurs, signing a five-year contract. That's a bet against Newcastle staying in the Championship for very long. It's also an interesting move for Yedlin, who spent last season on loan to Newcastle's northeast rivals Sunderland. Yedlin showed he could certainly play at Premier League . . .
Montreal and DC finished 1-1 at Stade Saputo. DC's Lamar Neagle converted a penalty in the 39th with Hassoun Camara equalizing in the 77th. DC finished a man down with a red card to Kofi Opare in the 89th minute. "We have a responsibility every single game. That’s the nature of the business," DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid said. "I just wanted to play a good shift, and I feel, as a unit we played a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 24, 2016) US Soccer Players - A few weeks ago, you could hardly find anyone outside of Seattle who thought the Sounders had a chance to make the playoffs in 2016. Even among the faithful, belief was at an all-time low. It had to be. The only good enough reason to say goodbye to their coach. Sigi Schmid’s dismissal was a sign of the unprecedented lows the club . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 24, 2016) US Soccer Players - A large and diverse ownership group. A stylish and unique logo. An impressive stadium in downtown Los Angeles. So far, everything about LAFC has gone right. That trend continued Tuesday. LAFC owners broke ground on the $350m Banc of California Stadium. It's a state-of-the-art facility located next to the Los Angeles Memorial . . .
BBC Sport's Richard Conway has UEFA presidential candidate Alexander Ceferin saying exactly what you'd expect about the prospects for a breakaway European super league. As a stakeholder in UEFA, he's got a problem with it. My firm opinion is that some kind of closed super league with just a few clubs in, without the possibility for the others to enter, is out of the question," Ceferin told . . .
London's biggest soccer club not counting Chelsea and possibly Spurs is at it again. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spends a lot of time talking about why the club doesn't spend money. Make all those comparisons to friends and loved ones that like to talk about why they don't go ahead and spend the money. You know, the kind of things super clubs do each and every summer in order to stay so . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 22, 2016) US Soccer Players – Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi is what you would call a frequent flier. The 30-year-old Zusi, like many players these days, spends a lot of time on airplanes. In the last three weeks alone, Zusi and his teammates have logged over 9,100 air miles. They’ve traveled to Portland to take on the Timbers, to Texas to play FC . . .