The New York Red Bulls kept the goals coming in week 13 of the 2016 MLS season, shutting out Toronto FC 3-0 at home. New York has scored 11 unanswered goals over their last three games. Bradley Wright-Phillips made the difference at Red Bull Arena, opening the scoring in the 4th minute and doubling the lead in the 25th. Bradley Wright-Phillips finished off his first-half hat-trick two minutes . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2016) US Soccer Players – With the European club season coming to an end this past weekend with a slew of domestic cup finals, it won’t be long before what many have called the “silly season” to begin. The silly season is that period of time in the summer when little soccer is played, but a lot of talk is made about what players are rumored to be . . .
It was the LA Galaxy raising questions in week 12 of the 2016 MLS season, taking a late lead through an own goal and allowing an equalizer in their 1-1 draw with San Jose. The Galaxy got on the board in the 83rd minute when Marvell Wynne put the ball into the back of his own net. San Jose responded with Chad Barrett setting up Fatai Alashe for an 87th minute equalizer. "I thought our second half . . .
The New York Red Bulls added more issues to the growing list for the worst team in MLS on Wednesday, beating the Chicago Fire 1-0 at Red Bull Arena. The Fire is in 10th-place in the Eastern Conference with only one win this season. Mike Grella scored the game's only goal in the 58th minute with Luis robles making two saves for the shutout. "I think that we played a great game against a very good . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 18, 2016) US Soccer Players - Gio dos Santos has done everything well in 2016. He has already scored some spectacular goals for the LA Galaxy, beginning to earn his multi-million dollar salary. Everything pointed to not just a return to Mexico's National Team, but a plea for his services. Yet, somehow dos Santos is once again off Mexico’s roster for important . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2016) US Soccer Players - With ten months to go until a team wearing their colors steps onto a soccer field in a competitive match, Atlanta United is still working hard to keep their name in the news. They have to, really. The long interim between the announcement of an MLS franchise and playing a game that counts means keeping up enthusiasm. It's no easy . . .
For USMNT fans, the big news from Week 11 of the 2016 MLS season was an injury to Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore. Altidore subbed off with a hamstring injury in the 38th minute of Toronto's 4-3 home loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps four minutes after seeing his penalty attempt saved by Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted. On Monday, Toronto updated Altidore's injury situation. He is expected to . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 13, 2016) US Soccer Players - At the tail end of a famous career, Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul jumped the Atlantic to join the New York Cosmos for two successful seasons. After retiring last year, one of the most prolific scorers in European history decided to stick around the New York area and work as a stateside representative of La Liga. What this means . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 12, 2016) US Soccer Players - From its conception, Major League Soccer has always revolved around levers of control. A single-entity structure limits and disperses risk for investors. A severe salary cap keeps a tight lid on their player costs. On the field, there's the constant tweaking of competitive balance via an overly generous playoff format and a . . .
Week 11 of the 2016 MLS season started on Wednesday with five games on the schedule. It was also the deadline for early season trades, with rumors running rampant that Columbus was trying to move Kei Kamara. In the end, Kamara stays with the Crew at least until the opening of the summer transfer window. UPDATE: MLS announced later on Thursday that a trade had in fact happened prior to the deadline . . .