By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 13, 2016) US Soccer Players - Sometime on Wednesday evening, the word was out. New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch was on his way to take over as the manager of Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Bundesliga. Chris Armas would take the reins of the MLS club while Marsch stepped into the world of European football. While Austrian soccer is not among the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 11, 2016) US Soccer Players - There’s plenty of interest in Major League Soccer’s next rounds of expansion. The league wants to get to 28 teams by an indeterminate, but not-too-far-off future. MLS has a list of ten interested cities. Many of them are already rich, vibrant soccer communities with lower division teams. Few if any of them are sizable risks. What . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 6, 2016) US Soccer Players - Call it a homecoming, or getting the band back together. Or, go with the club's version. A reuniting of "Superman" and "Batman." Whatever the label, Minnesota United signing Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez is a pretty big deal. The club announcing their signings together is no coincidence. Both are Minnesota United alums from . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 4, 2016) US Soccer Players - 2017 arrives with a fresh twelve months of soccer events in front of us. This means there’s lots to look forward to seeing. The MLS SuperDraft (are we still calling it that?) comes first. Once camps open and teams actually hit the field, gamesfollow and competition returns. Whatever the resolution to the lower division chaos that . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 2, 2017) US Soccer Players – It’s the start of a new year. That means another 12 months loaded with big games and international tournaments. It’s also the year before a World Cup, so that means the Confederations Cup this summer in Russia. For the USMNT, there will be World Cup Qualifying and the Gold Cup to focus on. Last year was incredible. Underdogs . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 30, 2016) US Soccer Players - The Chinese Super League is doing everything it can to live up to its lofty name. Thanks to a massive infusion of cash that comes in large part because of government support, the Super League is spending. That means attracting some of the biggest names in the game by paying them a premium to jump to Asia. The latest world famous . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 28, 2016) US Soccer Players - On any given day, soccer fans can enjoy soccer from anywhere in the world. With a few remote control clicks or a few swipes and icon taps, fans can take in a match from most time zones. While that is all well and good, there is something about enjoying soccer in your own backyard. Fortunately for Southern Californians, there will be . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 28, 2016) US Soccer Players - It’s the issue Major League Soccer can’t shake. That won't change any time soon if MLS doesn't switch their tactics. We're talking about how the league tries to sell players. A high-profile player, in the midst of his prime, draws the attention of a foreign club. They offer a bid. It doesn't work out. The result is always the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 22, 2016) US Soccer Players - Credit MLS for coming up with the Homegrown Player system. It's helped a league with a checkered history of player development build valuable pipelines for talent. In most cases, it's also fostering bonds with clubs and their local communities. Then again, this is MLS. The Homegrown policy isn't the exception when it comes to the . . .
Major League Soccer announced the 2017 home openers for all 20 clubs. The 2017 MLS season begins on March 3 with Portland playing the expansion Minnesota United at Providence Park. Atlanta United makes its home debut at its temporary venue at Bobby Dodd Stadium on March 5. That same day, Orlando City opens its new stadium. Minnesota United begins its home schedule at its temporary venue TCF Bank . . .