The soccer news starts with strong performances for USMNT players in the Champions League group stage. Christian Pulisic scored the game's only goal in Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 win at Club Brugge in Group A. Pulisic's goal came in the 85th minute, deflecting the ball off of his shin and over goalkeeper Karlo Letica. Ethan Horvath was on the bench for Club Brugge. ''It's really good that we won," . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest in Spain's La Liga attempting to play a game that counts in the United States as soon as this January. La Liga has a deal in place, but received pushback from the Spanish federation, the Spanish players' union, and now FIFA itself. ESPN's Adriana Garcia has a statement from FIFA president Gianni Infantino. He isn't exactly thrilled with the idea of . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS table. Once again, the biggest story is about schedule imbalance and a winning streak. Once again, that winning streak belongs to the Seattle Sounders. After playing their way out of contention earlier this season, the Sounders are on their way to repeating an old story. The late season turnaround, trademarked by Seattle. The Sounders extended their . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Alfredo Morales scoring for Fortuna Dusseldorf in their 2-1 home win over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. Morales put Fortuna up in the 45th minute with Hoffenheim equalizing in the 86th. Dodi Lukebakio converted an 88th minute penalty for Dusseldorf. John Brooks's Wolfsburg drew 2-2 at home with Hertha BSC. Wolfsburg fell behind in the 61st . . .
On Sunday, DC United and the Red Bulls drew 3-3 at Audi Field. Paul Arriola put DC up in the 25th with Bradley Wright-Phillips equalizing for the Red Bulls in the 41st. Wayne Rooney returned DC's lead in the 64th with Wright-Phillips equalizing again in the 76th. Luciano Acosta put DC up in the 87th with Wright-Phillips once again equalizing in the 90th minute. “I’m not comfortable and our team’s . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - Orlando City head coach James O’Connor paid his dues to earn his shot at the highest level of soccer in the United States. After ending his playing career with the USL version of Orlando City where he also served as an assistant, he moved to USL expansion team Louisville City as the top man. In three-plus seasons in Kentucky, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - The cross initially looked unthreatening, maybe even under hit. It stayed low as it left the foot of Antonee Robinson, who was just a couple of yards from the USMNT’s left touchline. Mexico had five defenders goal side, and only one US player in their penalty box to track. The ball slipped into an empty and thus dangerous . . .
The September international window ended with games that count in Europe and a lot of friendlies everywhere else. It's probably worth the reminder that there used to be a single-game international window in August before FIFA redid the schedule a few years ago. A late starting league like the Bundesliga got in all of two league games before the September break. The Premier League has played four. . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy’s 2018 season appeared to be in shambles after the club’s 6-2 loss at Real Salt Lake on September 1. The playoffs were slipping out of reach as the Galaxy’s hold on a spot loosened significantly. With the rest of the conference gaining points, the Galaxy looked destined to slide into 8th-place and lay there until . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - Pity the New England Revolution, even if the situation they find themselves in is largely of their own making. Certainly pity their fans, a hardy group of loyal-to-a-fault soccer obsessives who support their beloved team despite often wanting to tear their hair out while doing so. Pity MLS, a league made weaker by the inability of . . .