By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 3, 2016) US Soccer Players – The MLS season is just a quarter of the way through, but there are already signs of what kind of year this is shaping up to be for some teams and players. While Major League Soccer is a marathon where a lot can and will change, a picture is slowly starting to form. However, as most fans know, sometimes the only thing that one . . .
Week 9 of the 2016 MLS season saw the New York Red Bulls unload on FC Dallas, winning 4-0 at home. Normally, a score line like that suggests a red card for the losing team but that wasn't the case at Red Bull Arena. Lloyd Sam put New York up in the 37th with Sacha Kljestan assisting. Kljestan scored in the 52nd. Sam got one of the assists on Mike Grella's goal in the 71st minute with Felipe . . .
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 . . .
Week 9 of the 2016 MLS season got a midweek start with all three games ending 1-1. NYCFC and Montreal started the draws, splitting the points at Yankee Stadium. RJ Allen scored for NYCFC in the 51st minute with Dominic Oduro equalizing in the first minute of stoppage time. Montreal's lead at the top of the Eastern Conference table is now one point over Philadelphia with an extra game played. NYCFC . . .
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 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 . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 22, 2016) US Soccer Players - MLS commissioner Don Garber says a lot of things. The narratives the league spins tend to weave in and around each other, with the story only turning serious when someone takes it too seriously. Garber told the Associated Press sports editor conference that MLS will expand again and then shelve new teams for "about the next ten years." That's one . . .
By Luis Bueno – CARSON, CA (Apr 20, 2016) US Soccer Players - Since all of the MLS teams exited the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League, the tournament has fallen off the screen and out of sight for many American soccer fans. Honestly, the final is not generating much buzz south of the border either. The Champions League final is all but a formality now instead of a sought-after, attention-grabbing . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 20, 2016) US Soccer Players - Peter Walton made his name refereeing in his native England, where he worked his way up from small, local leagues to the Premier League. He spent nearly a decade officiating some of the most intense, competitive, and closely scrutinized matches in the world. He not only came out of the experience no worse for wear, he parlayed his . . .