By J Hutcherson (May 31, 2022) US Soccer Players - If there's a big picture takeaway from the 2021-22 season in European club soccer, it might be an overreaching awareness of change. UEFA debuted the new Europa Conference League and late in the season confirmed the Champions League revamp for 2024-25. What is now the upcoming season has to manage a November/December World Cup. A FIFPro survey has . . .
Archives for May 2022
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Ethan Horvath's Nottingham Forest winning promotion to the Premier League. Forest beat Duane Homes's Huddersfield Town 1-0 in front of just over 80,000 at Wembley. A 43rd minute own-goal was the difference. Horvath subbed on in the 89th minute for Forest and Holmes came on in the 66th for Huddersfield Town. "The players have been incredible this season," . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 30, 2022) US Soccer Players – The USMNT will play games that matter this month with the start of the Concacaf Nations League. The tournament, now in its second edition, will culminate next summer. This June is the start of the league phase, continuing during the March 2023 international window. For the United States and other World Cup-bound teams, the . . .
The roundup of week 14 in Major League Soccer starts in Los Angeles. where LAFC beat San Jose 3-2. Cristian Arango put LAFC up from the penalty spot in the 13th minute and Ryan Hollingshead doubled the lead in the 13th. San Jose's Jeremy Ebobisse scored in the 16th and equalized in the 31st. Brian Rodriguez scored LAFC's winner in the 47th minute. “My message to the group at the end was, the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 27, 2022) US Soccer Players - Cinderella is still dancing in the 2022 edition of the US Open Cup. America's knockout cup tournament hit the round of 16 on Wednesday night, with MLS teams dominating the proceedings. By the time the US Open Cup reaches this stage, it's often lacking for teams from the lower leagues of American soccer. This year there were . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with CF Montreal debuting its new logo for next season. Montreal will retire its current logo after two seasons, introduced as part of the rebrand that changed the name from Impact to Club de Foot. In a press statement, Montreal chairman Joey Saputo said, "Today we are turning another important page of our history,” said CF Montréal Chairman of the Board of . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2022) US Soccer Players - Viewers in the United States should find it pretty easy to tune in to the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday afternoon. Even a set of digital rabbit ears will suffice. CBS will broadcast the Liverpool vs Real Madrid game on its over-the-air channel, preceded by a 90-minute pregame show as well as additional programming on . . .
The soccer news starts in the round of 16 in the US Open Cup. Nashville came back to beat Louisville City 2-1 on the road. Falling behind in the 37th minute, Ake Arnaud Loba equalized in the 39th and Hany Maukhtar scored Nashville's winner in the 89th minute. Orlando City and Inter Miami finished 0-0 in regulation and drew 1-1 in extra time. Orlando advanced 4-2 on penalties. Jean Mota scored . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 25, 2022) US Soccer Players - In the evolution of all things Los Angeles soccer, the LA Galaxy vs LAFC rivalry has progressed nicely. Four years in, and the teams have already put on show after show. Each time they play, there's the feeling that more than bragging rights are on the line. One or the other would like to make it clear that they are the soccer kings . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2022) US Soccer Players - For all the drama that followed the club for the first two seasons of its Major League Soccer existence, Inter Miami is suddenly decidedly ordinary. General manager Chris Henderson is working through a roster overhaul while second-year coach Phil Neville keeps the team within reach of the top-seven in the Eastern Conference. So . . .