We start the soccer news with the end of the November international window and the return to the club schedule. For the USMNT, the losses to England and Italy is the latest prelude to an announcement of the new coach. For the players, it's once again assuming that club performance will predict national team opportunity. In Europe, that puts the pressure on players who aren't getting time with . . .
The USMNT finished their 2018 schedule with a 1-0 loss to Italy in Genk, Belgium. Ethan Horvath was in goal for the USMNT, making several saves to keep the USMNT in the game. Matteo Politano scored for Italy four minutes into stoppage time. Romain Gall made his senior team debut for the USMNT. For the USMNT, the focus now shifts to US Soccer announcing a coaching hire. The USMNT returns to action . . .
The soccer news starts with confirmation of earlier reporting over the weekend. Oscar Pareja is no longer the coach of FC Dallas, leaving the MLS team for Liga MX's Club Tijuana. The move is interesting for both teams. From a Liga MX perspective, is Pareja the coach that stabilizes the situation for Tijuana? From an MLS perspective, what happens to a team that if anything has under delivered over . . .
The November friendlies conclude for the USMNT against Italy on Tuesday (2:30pm ET - FS1) in the unlikely setting of Genk, Belgium. Italy's decision to play at a neutral site aside, the game is the likely swansong for interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan. We've heard this before, of course, with US Soccer indicating their permanent hire would be in place by November 1. Instead, it's another window . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT losing 3-0 to England at Wembley Stadium. For the home fans, the game was about bookending Wayne Rooney's international career. For the away it was more evidence that the program needs a coaching hire and direction as it tries to move forward. That's not news, compounded by the delays in hiring a coach. Until that new coaching hire becomes official, the USMNT . . .
England shutout the USMNT 3-0 at Wembley Stadium to start the November international games. The USMNT fell behind to a 25th minute Jesse Lingard goal, who caught the far corner of Brad Guzan's goal with a bending ball from distance. Trent Alexander-Arnold made it 2-0 two minutes later. The game served as a testimonial for England all-time goals leader Wayne Rooney, who subbed on in the 58th . . .
The soccer news starts with England manager Gareth Southgate's opinion on including Wayne Rooney in his squad against the USMNT (2:45pm ET - ESPN2). The decision wasn't necessarily a popular one, with questions over focus in a new era for England. "When it was first proposed to me, as a manager, it was something I was keen to do," Southgate wrote in the matchday program. "I don’t think we’ve . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - During the LA Galaxy’s successful cup-filled run from 2009 through 2014, the club had one constant on the field - a dominant player to build around. The club had a deep and talented roster, but the main building block was Landon Donovan. Forming rosters is always challenging but it made it less so for the Galaxy knowing that Donovan . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Nov 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - How do you know when it’s the right time to say goodbye? That’s the question NYCFC faces as the weather turns cold and the club contemplates preparations for 2019. Sunday’s loss to Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference semifinals means the clock is now ticking on difficult decisions for next year. That includes the face of their . . .
The soccer news starts with the first managerial change since the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season. Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre have a new manager at Fulham. The club announced that Claudio Ranieri replaces Slavisa Jokanovic. Fulham is in last place in the Premier League with 5 points from 12 games, two points behind 19th-place Huddersfield and three points and a tiebreaker from . . .