The Vancouver Whitecaps announced a non-move on Wednesday that probably should concern their fans. The MLS club decided to stick with who they have running the playing squad, signing their coach and his assistants to contract extensions. Well, the goalkeeping coach left, but head coach Carl Robinson and his assistants Martyn Pert and Gordon Forrest remain in place. That doesn't necessarily light a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 26, 2016) US Soccer Players - It used to be that come playoff time the LA Galaxy was the team nobody wanted to play. A match up against the Galaxy meant facing a team capable of great things. Playing the Galaxy in the first round of the playoffs meant an early exit. In the later rounds, it meant a monumental battle was at hand. From 2009 through 2014, the Galaxy . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 21, 2016) US Soccer Players - Needless to say, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Ottawa Fury timing could be a bit better. Certainly if you’re running a professional soccer league with ambitions of reaching the top of the game in North America. Tuesday’s announcement that both the Rowdies and Fury will be moving to the United Soccer League in 2017 is a . . .
Turns out Decision Day was a bust by the only metric that matters. The TV ratings were abysmal, the polite way to say that they were beyond bad. It's hard to spin a whopping 64,000 for the Galaxy vs Dallas and another 141,000 for Seattle vs Real Salt Lake. We can assume the difference between those two is that the Galaxy - Dallas game was on ESPN2 while Seattle and RSL played on Fox Sports 1. . . .
By J Hutcherson (Oct 24, 2016) US Soccer Players - If you haven't been paying attention, the game as we know it is teetering on collapse. UEFA has antagonized its clubs and leagues to the point where they're considering their options. FIFA is... well, FIFA is FIFA and not much has changed under their new administration and fondness for the word "transparency". The Premier League has the money, . . .
It's not the easiest time to be a super club in the Premier League. As the old order works to reestablish itself at the top of the table, it's Manchester United feeling left out and left behind. Losing 4-0 at Chelsea didn't help. Neither does the continuing saga of Wayne Rooney. ESPN's Miguel Delaney relays the rumors that Rooney's days at United might be limited. We've already seen links to . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 24, 2016) US Soccer Players – The moment fans have been waiting for is finally here. It’s MLS Cup Playoff time. With Decision Day behind us, Wednesday marks the official start to the postseason. While the past seven months have brought with it highs and lows for all the teams that made the playoffs, some are in better shape than others. It’s the momentum going . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with MLS moving to the postseason. That finishes the 2016 story for eight of the league's clubs, including the defending champions not getting the chance to defend. First to worse than the six Western Conference teams that made the playoffs is now the story for the Portland Timbers. It just wasn't the Timbers' week. They doubled down on their problems after exiting the . . .
The 2016 MLS regular season ended on Sunday with all 20 teams playing at the same time. The battle for the Supporters’ Shield ended up a bit anticlimactic. FC Dallas held onto their lead over Colorado with both teams drawing their games. On paper, Colorado should’ve had the easier time of it, playing bottom club Houston. Instead, the Dynamo responded like a team with plenty to play for in a 1-1 . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 21, 2016) US Soccer Players - NYCFC have taken aim at several long-held MLS truisms over the past year or so. With playoff soccer looming, they might just hack away at a few more of our domestic game's insular assumptions along the way. This is a good thing. That new, rich, ambitious club so many love to hate fueled by United Arab Emirates oil wealth seems . . .