By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 26, 2016) US Soccer Players - For awhile now, the leaders in the race for the Supporters' Shield hailed from the state of Texas. Oscsar Pareja’s FC Dallas team looked like a good bet to finish out the season with the most points of any club in MLS. They're chock full of young, dynamic talent at the attacking positions and solid defensively thanks to the . . .
Montreal and DC finished 1-1 at Stade Saputo. DC's Lamar Neagle converted a penalty in the 39th with Hassoun Camara equalizing in the 77th. DC finished a man down with a red card to Kofi Opare in the 89th minute. "We have a responsibility every single game. That’s the nature of the business," DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid said. "I just wanted to play a good shift, and I feel, as a unit we played a . . .
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 . . .
The Canadian champions Vancouver got the better of fellow MLS team Sporting Kansas City in the CONCACAF Champions League. Vancouver won 3-0 at BC Place in Group C. Cristian Techera scored in the 8th minute with Erik Hurtado doubling the lead four minutes later. Techera scored again in the 64th minute. Vancouver goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi kept the clean sheet. "On the first goal, just a mistake on . . .
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 . . .
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 Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 17, 2016) US Soccer Players - In the early stages of the CONCACAF Champions League, the tournament seems odd. Sparsely-attended games featuring at least one team few have heard of in a country not known for its soccer does not exactly create intensity. There's no pressure for games on the schedule like in Europe, especially when those games aren't even marquee by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 17, 2016) US Soccer Players - Atlanta United FC can check off another first from it's lengthy list. The MLS expansion club doesn't play until 2017, but something unique happened on Tuesday night. Atlanta United’s first major signing made his debut against MLS opposition, scoring in the process. How is that possible? A loan move for Kenwyne Jones, the Trinidad . . .