By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 27, 2023) US Soccer Players - Germany's league seasons have hit the halfway point, with the top division delivering one of the most competitive title races of any of Europe's top domestic leagues. Bayern Munich sits in its usual spot atop the Bundesliga, but every club from second to sixth is within five points of 1st-place. There's a decent chance that this . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 25, 2023) US Soccer Players - The USMNT opens up its 2023 schedule against Serbia on Wednesday night at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles (10pm ET - HBO Max, Universo), a game that will serve both as a chance to highlight new talent entering the national team frame and as a kickoff for a cycle that will end with a home World Cup in 2026. The American men’s program . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 20, 2023) US Soccer Players - The 2023 edition of the USMNT's January camp arrives at the beginning of a new World Cup cycle, one that will culminate with the tournament taking place in North America. Even at the far front edge of the journey to 2026, there's excitement around the possibilities. The man in charge of the USMNT, assistant coach Anthony Hudson, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 18, 2023) US Soccer Players - The oldest soccer tournament in the world is now one game away from wrapping up the Third Round of the 2022-23 edition. This season's tournament is delivering its fair share of Cinderellas. Non-league Wrexham is still alive, giving its celebrity owners a Hollywood-like story. Next Tuesday's final Third Round replay will see either . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 13, 2023) US Soccer Players - Attackers get the glory, but every chief soccer officer in MLS knows there's no chance of winning a championship without a stout back line. The market for center backs across the league has been particularly interesting this offseason as clubs shuffle their defenses in the quest for trophies. 2023 will also deliver more games with . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 30, 2022) US Soccer Players - World Cup years are not often ones for experimentation. Coaches looking to solidify their squads for the tournament after nearly four years of preparation prefer to have most of that work out of the way by the time the World Cup year arrives. It's rarely a time to talk about "firsts" when the climax of the cycle looms in the near . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - If 2022 was anything for soccer, it was eventful. With the World Cup on the schedule, that was a guarantee. However, the World Cup wasn't the only thing in the soccer world to make a mark on 2022. That was especially true in American soccer. The USMNT getting to and then playing in the World Cup were the big stories, but a select . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 23, 2022) US Soccer Players - In a mild surprise, Arsenal had charged to the top of the Premier League table from a multi-pronged attack and a stout defensive effort led by a cohesive pressing approach. American goalkeeper Matt Turner returns to Arsenal after his World Cup experience, where he was rated one of the best keepers in the tournament. Turner's . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 21, 2022) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's wait for success in the Concacaf Champions League was long for many reasons. The league spent years chasing a trophy in the revamped version of the competition, one that Liga MX teams dominated. Coming up short against those Liga MX clubs time and time again also meant missing out on a chance for MLS teams to . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - While all of the biggest leagues in Europe will wait until after Christmas or the New Year to resume play, a few competitions are returning to action sooner. Scotland's Premiership resumed yesterday and Belgium's topflight will hit the field for league matches again on December 23. Ahead of that, they'll play the seventh round of . . .