By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 4, 2022) US Soccer Players - Thanks to the presence of defender Chris Richards with the home side and visiting goalkeeper Matt Turner, Friday's Crystal Palace vs Arsenal game is both a curtain-raiser for the Premier League and a signpost of the Premiership's steadily growing US ties. Richards and Turner just picked up London addresses via summer . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - Several USMNT players are set to embark on new club campaigns as the Bundesliga's 2022-23 season looms, but first it's the latest in a familiar story in Germany's topflight. Saturday brings the Supercup clash at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena between reigning league and cup champions Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, the 12th consecutive . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 21, 2022) US Soccer Players - One of England's most tradition-rich clubs has picked up an American accent heading into the 2022-23 Premier League campaign. After avoiding relegation in May, Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch is in the final weeks of reworking the roster for his first full season in charge. Most notably, Leeds has spent millions to . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - Almost exactly four years after he'd arrived as the showcase attacking acquisition for the long-awaited move into the then-new stadium, DC United unveiled Wayne Rooney as its new head coach. Both then and now, the Black-and-Red hovered near the bottom of the MLS standings, in need of inspiration. What's different is that July . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 8, 2022) US Soccer Players - Few topics in MLS past or present have earned more attention and analysis than rivalries. From almost the very beginning, these matchups have helped to elevate the visibility and intensity of regular-season games and strengthen the connections between clubs and their communities. Somewhere along the line, the best of them took on . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 30, 2022) US Soccer Players - Concacaf's Under-20 Championship in Honduras served up some legitimate stunners Wednesday night. First, the Dominican Republic booked a place in its first-ever FIFA World Cup of any kind with a 1-0 quarterfinal upset of Jamaica. Then Guatemala pulled off an even bigger shock, knocking out Mexico on penalties after a tense 1-1 . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 24, 2022) US Soccer Players - One week after FIFA opted not to put the national capital region on its list of 2026 World Cup sites, Major League Soccer turned up at Audi Field on Thursday to present a consolation prize of sorts. DC United's home stadium, commissioner Don Garber officially announced, will host the 2023 All-Star Game, the event's third trip to . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - It was wet, humid, and muddy, and Yunus Musah was playing his third game in 14 days at the tail end of a long club season. The USMNT were trailing 1-0 thousands of miles from home as the clock ticked down on the second-half. An upset was in the making for the home crowd. The center of the rain-soaked pitch under his feet was . . .
By Charles Boehm – AUSTIN, TX (Jun 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - The night of October 15, 2019, was difficult for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT. Four days after routing Cuba 7-0 at DC's Audi Field to open their first Concacaf Nations League schedule, the Yanks traveled north to Toronto to meet Canada at chilly BMO Field, their 16th game under the coach's leadership. Almost everything went well . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 2, 2022) US Soccer Players - Wednesday's 3-0 friendly win over Morocco in Cincinnati opened the home stretch of the USMNT's winding road to the 2022 World Cup. With the countdown clock ticking a little louder with each passing day, every sequence, and every minute on the field matters for both individual players and the group as a whole. The scene now shifts . . .