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 . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 22, 2016) US Soccer Players - It's an interesting time for MLS. The world's next great soccer league is in growth mode. In 2017, Major League Soccer will have more clubs than any of the top leagues in Europe. They already have more than Mexico. More than Russia. More than China. You have to drop a division in England to find a league with over 22 teams, the number MLS reaches . . .
Fenway Sports Group might have more on its mind than renovating Fenway Park. According to media reports like this one from Inside World Football, the owners of Liverpool FC have an offer for a stake in the Premier League club. It's a substantial one. The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce has Fenway Sports Group saying that there's no current bid for a stake in the club. That hasn't stopped the . . .
Week 24 of the 2016 MLS season started with Houston beating San Jose 2-1 on the road. The goals started early for Houston, with Ricardo Clark scoring in the 6th minute. David Horst doubled the lead in the 50th minute. Victor Bernardez pulled a goal back for the Quakes four minutes later. "Punished for our mistakes and punished for not finishing our chances," San Jose coach Dom Kinnear said. "We . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 19, 2016) US Soccer Players - The USA's foreign legion finds itself in a strange spot as the 2016-17 club season cranks up to full speed in Europe. The growing gravitational pull of Major League Soccer, and the increasingly high hurdles of work- permit restrictions in England and elsewhere on the continent, tug on one side. On the other, an outspoken US . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 19, 2016) US Soccer Players - The owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, Fenway Sports Group, recently disclosed plans to make improvements to the venue from which it takes its name. With roughly $4 million, FSG plans to add new seats, new suits, and a bar to the grandstand area. They also want to make a wall for the outfield bullpen movable. . . .