The soccer news starts with another USMNT player is on the move. Eric Lichaj signed with Hull City after five seasons with Nottingham Forest. Lichaj made 173 appearances with Forest, scoring four goals, and serving as captain. He started his career with Aston Villa in 2007. Lichaj's move is somewhat of a surprise given his standing at Nottingham Forest. Lichaj will be the second USMNT player for . . .
The round of 16 in the 2018 US Open Cup concluded with seven MLS teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Louisville FC is the last lower division club still alive in the knockout competition, winning the all-USL match-up against Nashville FC 2-1 at home. Paco Craig put Louisville City up in the 24th minute with Paolo DelPiccolo doubling the lead in the 58th. Nashville's Matthew LaGrassa pulled a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 20, 2018) US Soccer Players - Despite the world’s attention being on the events in Russia, the US Open Cup rolled into the round of 16 this week. A break in the MLS season for the group stage of the World Cup provided some flexibility in the schedule. Games featuring 13 MLS and three USL teams were strung out across a six-day period, beginning last . . .
The soccer news starts with USMNT player Andrija Novakovich signing a new deal with Reading. He will play for Eredivisie club Fortuna Sittard on loan this season. Novakovich has a breakout season with Dutch second division club Telstar, scoring 19 goals and helping them make the promotion playoffs. Fortuna Sittard finished second in the 2017-18 Eerste Divisie, but took the automatic promotion slot . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jun 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - Once again, instant replay is an issue. Added late to the World Cup, what FIFA wants the world to refer to as Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, is already inviting fans to come up with alternative colorful acronyms. For fans of soccer leagues using instant replay, this isn't surprising. There's an old software concept that goes like this. . . .
If you want to part ways with a coach in MLS, dropping the news on a Friday when the attention is on the World Cup is certainly a strategy. That was the Orlando City scenario, announcing that ever popular parting of the ways with Jason Kreis and assistants CJ Brown and Miles Joseph out. The move wasn't exactly shocking. Orlando is currently 6th-place in the table, tied on 19 points with 7th-place . . .
National Soccer Hall of Famer and USMNT player Walter Bahr died on Monday, June 18, 2018. Bahr was a member of the 1950 World Cup squad that beat England 1-0 in Brazil. The members of that team entered the National Soccer Hall of Fame together in 1976, responsible for one of the most famous moments in world soccer. The story eventually became the movie The Game of their Lives. Bahr would play 19 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 18, 2018) US Soccer Players – The history of American club soccer is full of stories that include immigrants showing their ethnic pride through the world’s game. It’s what kept the game alive in this country throughout most of the 20th century before the NASL took off in the 1970s. While Italians, Germans, Hungarians, and Ukrainians get a lot of credit for . . .
The soccer news starts with the round of 16 in the US Open Cup. Three games are in the books, with another tonight and the rest on Wednesday. The round started on Friday with Portland shutting out the LA Galaxy 1-0 at home. Sebastian Blanco scored the game's only goal in the 30th minute in front of 14,556 fans at Providence Park. "Obviously we didn't give them too many chances," Portland . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - Following a six-game burst of games on Wednesday night, Major League Soccer will pause for two weeks of World Cup group stage matches in Russia. The league’s decision to take a World Cup break seems like the type of thing worth celebrating, especially in light of the rising number of internationals plying their trade in the American . . .