The roundup for week 17 of the 2017 MLS season starts with a coaching change in San Jose. The Earthquakes announced that coach Dom Kinnear and assistant John Spencer are out in favor of technical director Chris Leitch as the new head coach with director of methodology Alex Covelo as his assistant. The news came after San Jose's week 17 win. "I would like to thank the ownership group for giving me . . .
USMNT coach Bruce Arena cut his provisional Gold Cup squad to 23 players on Sunday. Gold Cup camp begins on June 25 in Nashville, TN. The USMNT opens group play against Panama on July 8 in Nashville (4:30pm ET - Fox Sports). Arena will be able to alter his roster should the USMNT advance to the knockout round. He can make up to six changes. "It's a good roster with a nice blend of experienced, . . .
It's another chance for MLS on national television on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Rivalry week sees New York hosting NYCFC on Fox, part of a Saturday doubleheader with the Russia vs Mexico Confederations Cup game. Also on the soccer TV schedule, Fox doubles down on the network coverage of the Confederations Cup with Germany vs Cameroon on the Sunday schedule. New York Red Bulls vs NYCFC on . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with another example of how much things have changed in the Premier League. Crystal Palace, far down the list of Premier League clubs in general and London Premier League clubs in particular, is closing in on a new manager. Frank de Boer left Ajax for Inter Milan last season, losing that Italian job after three months. BBC Sport's David Orstein has the details on the . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the growing complaints about how instant replay is working at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The quick take is that it isn't, at least not enough to convince that it's worth the effort. Instant replay, which of course FIFA would prefer the soccer world refers to as "video assistant referee", has been a long time coming. The discussions seem to have dragged on . . .
Week 17 of the 2017 MLS season began with four games on Wednesday. DC United got its offense restarted with a 2-1 home win over Atlanta United. Julian Gressel put Atlanta up in the 17th minute. Licoano Acosta equalized for DC in the 23rd with Patrick Nyarko scoring in the 60th. "We made many mistakes tonight, especially individual marking mistakes," Atlanta coach Tata Martino said. "Against DC, . . .
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Wednesday's soccer news starts with games on the MLS schedule. DC United hosts Atlanta United with another chance to try to turn their season around. DC is bottom of the Eastern Conference, six points behind 7th-place Atlanta with both teams about to play their 16th game of the season. With DC sitting on 10 goals scored, the worst in MLS. The Washington Post's Steven Goff makes some unflattering . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Cristiano Ronaldo. Though many people's pick for the best player in the world is currently focused on Portugal's Confederations Cup schedule, it's his club situation making the news. Ronaldo has tax issues in Spain, leading to speculation that his time with Real Madrid could be coming to an end. Of course, none of this is straightforward. The Guardian's Sid Lowe . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 19, 2017) US Soccer Players – The World Cup is only a year away. The party in Russia began this past Saturday with the Confederations Cup. The tournament, a dress rehearsal for next year’s month-long bonanza, serves a dual purpose. It gives organizers a chance to iron out any problems as well as get the marketing hype going. For the teams participating, it’s a . . .