By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - The truth is that for FC Cincinnati, Sunday’s home Major League Soccer debut wasn’t exactly “a long time coming”. At least not if we’re judging by the amount of time between MLS making the expansion announcement in May of 2018 and the upcoming game against Portland at Nippert Stadium on March 18, 2019. The fans of other recent . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter picked 24 players for a pair of March friendlies on Tuesday. Included in the group are names returning after significant absences from the national team picture like Omar Gonzalez and Tim Ream. Berhalter also called in the young Bundesliga midfielders Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams. . . .
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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - While every single MLS club made changes to its roster in the offseason, some turned over the personnel list more than others for 2019. For a few, the winter was not just about signing a few potential starters and adding to depth, but by the acquisition of high-priced talent. Despite the impact of Targeted Allocation Money and the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 1, 2019) US Soccer Players - There’s no debate over the favorites for the MLS Cup title in 2019 as the new season begins. Despite swapping Tata Martino for Frank de Boer and selling Miguel Almiron for an MLS-record fee, Atlanta United is the pick for many to repeat as champions. The Red Bulls set a record for points in a season in 2018 on their way to a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 27, 2019) US Soccer Players - After an offseason of rampant change, the 2019 Major League Soccer season arrives with more unanswered questions than perhaps any in league history. With the league now at 24 teams, that should mean more movement of players and coaches than ever before. The coaches will be a particular focus in 2019. Six teams made changes at the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 22, 2019) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has a long way to go before it can say it has maxed out its potential in the United States and Canada. Despite rampant growth in the last decade and reaching 27 confirmed teams, no one believes that MLS is bumping up against the ceiling of what’s possible. That doesn’t guarantee a place among the world’s top . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 20, 2019) US Soccer Players - It doesn’t require much in the way of retrospect to conclude that Minnesota United was always targeting 2019 as the year the Loons really gave winning in Major League Soccer a full effort. Minnesota’s arrival as an expansion team back in 2017 came with some strings. An accelerated timeline for joining the league meant that the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - No Major League Soccer club has teased its supporters more over the course of 23 seasons than the New England Revolution. One of the league’s original franchises, the Revs are a study in coming up just short with potential that never reached fruition. As far as identities go, it’s not a great one to own. It’s going to take a lot of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - There’s plenty to pick from if you’re looking for something entertaining out of the Major League Soccer offseason. The kickoff to the 2019 campaign is less than a month away. The league’s chattering class has more than enough to talk about as clubs race to get their business done. It might take a deep interest in MLS to understand . . .