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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - If RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann was pandering to an American audience, that's understandable. Every ambitious European club is chasing American interest these days, and his is no exception. Perhaps Nagelsmann thought it best to speak in terms Americans would understand when discussing a potential new role for the one player . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - Another MLS coach is under fire. Following the dismissals of Frank de Boer at Atlanta United and Chris Armas of the New York Red Bulls, someone had to be the next on the hot seat. As long as their are games on the schedule, there's a coach or two in trouble. Still, the coach currently shouldering the criticism in Major League . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - As is always the case with these things, it's best to wait until it's official. There's no point in jumping ahead and getting excited until everything is official. These things have a history of falling apart at the minute. The world of big-time soccer transfers is a cauldron of intrigue. It's often hard to separate fact from . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 4, 2020) US Soccer Players - A question about the 2020 MLS season: Does this season have a radar? As in, under it? We often talk about teams that don't get much media attention but are slowly building towards becoming a contender as under the radar. The abnormal nature of this year makes it tough to know if such a radar even exists. Pulling forward what we . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 2, 2020) US Soccer Players - Something special happened this past weekend in Major League Soccer. Something that points to the progress the league is making on one of its most celebrated fronts. Something that could pay off financially, in terms of real dollars and cents, and in reputation, bringing the league more attention from fans, the media, and soccer . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 28, 2020) US Soccer Players - Somehow, it's only August in a year that feels like it's been going for a decade. To say that 2020 has messed with our rhythms, as Americans, as sports fans, as people, would be a dramatic understatement. With a pandemic wreaking havoc on the sports schedule and massive societal issues requiring immediate attention, 2020 has done . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 26, 2020) US Soccer Players - American soccer is addicted to beginnings. There's really nothing American soccer does better, so it makes sense. The history of the sport in the United States is a series of new things. Leagues, clubs, brands, cups, stadiums" launching" or "opening" or "debuting" that goes back to the earliest days of the sport in the New World. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 21, 2020) US Soccer Players - The Vancouver Whitecaps don't exactly stand out. If there's a more nondescript club in Major League Soccer, it's not obvious which one it might be. Through its almost ten years of MLS existence, the club from British Columbia has managed to serve as little more than North American soccer wallpaper. The Whitecaps are always there, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 19, 2020) US Soccer Players - It's a little easier now to talk about Major League Soccer's St Louis expansion team, set to enter the league in 2023. The club has a name now, St Louis City Soccer Club, which means we can put away the awkward hashtags and placeholders. The club also has a badge and a set of colors. Fans in St Louis have something tangible to . . .