By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 5, 2020) US Soccer Players - For nearly a month, every notable soccer league in the world has been chasing the Bundesliga in the quest to get back on the pitch. Thanks to a competent response by the German government and willingness by all parties to work out a safe, controllable system, Germany's top-flight soccer competition is well on its way to completing . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 3, 2020) US Soccer Players - There aren't many spots on the soccer map to train a spotlight, at least not yet. The Bundesliga's return on May 16 grabbed attention from soccer fans around the world, even those who weren't following the German topflight before the shutdown of global soccer created by the Coronavirus pandemic. Though smaller leagues in a handful . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - Mexico's Liga MX is going through some things. To be fair, every nation is going through some things. Mexican soccer isn't alone. It's just that some of what Mexican soccer is going through it brought upon itself, before the Coronavirus pandemic and the complications it delivered. Liga MX officially abandoned its Clausura . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 27, 2020) US Soccer Players - Soccer in Germany returning presented unprecedented problems for one of the world's best leagues. The logistics of putting on games requires careful management of players, coaches, and stadium staff to make sure an outbreak of the coronavirus doesn't ruin the whole exercise. Everything about the operation is delicately poised. The . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 22, 2020) US Soccer Players - Luchi Gonzalez lives on the bright side. Talking to FC Dallas's head coach, even amid a shutdown of the sport he loves, is an exercise in receiving positivity. No one could call the current situation, both in soccer and in society, "good." Yet for Gonzalez, even living in quarantine for the last two-and-a-half months had its . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Most soccer cultures take their older generations for granted. The deeper the history of the game in a given place, the greater the number of former players who influenced the sport in their post-playing lives. The matriculation of retired players into positions that impact the game in the places they come from is so natural as to . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2020) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's calendar has never been particularly consistent. Back when the league launched in 1996, MLS was a 10-team competition that started its schedule in the first week of April and crowned a champion by the end of October. Twenty years later, America's top division played a season that stretched across ten months. . . .