Friday's soccer news starts with another Major League Soccer club deciding that at least a partial answer to their problems is a rebrand. Goodbye, Montreal Impact. Hello, Club de Foot Montreal, CF Montreal to its friends. Also welcome the kind of logo that's going to get what we'll politely refer to as a divisive response. If Impact Black, Ice Silver, and Sacre Bleu look familiar, it's because the . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Fulham getting a point in a version of the London derby. Antonee Robinson's Fulham drew 1-1 at Spurs in a game rearranged due to Aston Villa's coronovirus issues. Trailing from the 25th minute, Ivan Cavaleiro equalized in the 74th minute. Tim Ream was on the bench for Fulham, in 18th-place with 12 points from 16 games. "To a man we were superb under what we . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with USMNT players in the Premier League. DeAndre Yedlin subbed out in the 84th minute of Newcastle's 1-0 loss at Sheffield United. Newcastle's Ryan Fraser saw red in the 45th with Sheffield United converting a penalty in the 73rd minute. Newcastle is in 15th-place with 19 points from 17 games. "I'll never ever walk away from a challenge," Newcastle manager Steve . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 12, 2021) US Soccer Players - England's Football Association unveiled Time for Change, its new strategic plan, and there's no need to tag it with spoilers. They'd very much like to do all the things the bigger associations and federations around the world stress as priorities. That includes winning. Under the heading, WIN A MAJOR TOURNAMENT, the FA points to how success on . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with USMNT players in action in the second divisions in Germany and France. Alfredo Morales's Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 0-0 at Eintracht Braunschweig in the 2.Bundesliga. Fortuna finished with three shots on goal to none for Eintracht Braunschweig. After 15 matchdays, Fortuna is in 5th-place tied on 27 points with 4th-place Furth. Hamburg leads the league with 30 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 11, 2021) US Soccer Players – The new year brings with it the wheeling and dealing of the January transfer market. That allows European clubs, many in need of reinforcements, to add or drop players to their rosters before embarking on the last half of the season. MLS, in the middle of their off season, should feel at least some impact from what takes place over . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the Premier League letting its clubs know that they're serious about enforcing coronavirus restrictions. Hugging during goal celebrations became the easy headline, but it's doubling down on what should've already been in place to limit exposure. The reasoning remains obvious. Aston Villa is the latest club needing to postpone a game due to positive tests. Their . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with John Brooks's Wolfsburg drawing 2-2 at Union Berlin. Renato Steffen scored for Wolfsburg in the 10th with Union Berlin equalizing in the 29th. Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold saw red in the 50th with Union Berlin going ahead in the 52nd. Wout Weghorst equalized from the penalty spot in the 65th. Ulysses Llanez wasn't in the squad for . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 8, 2021) US Soccer Players - Whatever else we can say about Inter Miami, the brand new MLS club isn’t boring. Considering the market the team represents, maybe that’s exactly as it should be. Let’s review the last month for Inter Miami. Following Inter’s ouster from the playoffs at the hands of fellow expansion club Nashville SC in November, the postmortem on . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 7, 2020) US Soccer Players - Are the LA Galaxy still members of the MLS elite? This once would have been a ludicrous question given their league-leading five MLS Cup titles, well-heeled ownership in AEG, and glitzy identity to match their Southern California setting. Lately, however, a good deal of the Galaxy shine has rubbed off. The club that won three . . .