By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - The 2017 MLS season was a disaster for the LA Galaxy on many levels. The Galaxy was the worst team in the league, fired their head coach in July, and won a paltry three home games. Bad loss followed bad loss. In a season centered on player development, the Galaxy ended up horribly exposed. What happened to the club's reputation for . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 29, 2017) US Soccer Players - Mexico’s last important match was in September when El Tri wrapped up a World Cup berth with a 1-0 home win over Panama. The next meaningful match it will play will not be until June, somewhere in Russia at the 2018 World Cup. However, the most important event Mexico will participate in this year will happen soon. The World Cup draw . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 22, 2017) US Soccer Players - The sprint that is the Liga MX regular season ended over the weekend. That included a derby that determined the regular season winner with Monterrey beating Tigres 2-0. Teams like Atlas and Leon wrapped up playoff births. Others like Lobos BUAP and Necaxa squandered their tickets to the postseason. The Liguilla marches on in an . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy’s disastrous 2017 MLS campaign left much destruction in its wake. Coaches and executives lost their jobs or faced demotions. The club showed players the exit. New faces both on and off the field came and will undoubtedly arrive to help right the wrongs in 2018. One unexpected side effect is catching the attention of . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - The windy and tumultuous path known as World Cup qualifying yielded positive results for Mexico as El Tricolor will play in its seventh consecutive World Cup next summer in Russia. Now that the dust has settled on qualifying, El Tri will start the next phase of its journey as preparations for Russia begin in earnest. Just how that . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 1, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS Cup Playoffs are in full swing this week as each of the conference semifinal series have completed their first legs. The round before produced some dramatic moments while the coming days promise to have some riveting action as teams try and extend or salvage their respective seasons. The LA Galaxy isn't involved. Finishing . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 25, 2017) US Soccer Players - If you were to take a wrecking ball and repeatedly slam it into the LA Galaxy’s facilities at StubHub Center, the destruction and forced rebuild would be a massive undertaking. Somehow, it would not be near the level of the rebuilding process which the club is now firmly in the midst of. Failure to qualify for the postseason. Three . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 18, 2017) US Soccer Players - Since its inception in 1996, Major League Soccer has been fighting for fans. As a fledgling league, plenty of fans spent their money and time to lay the foundation for future support in cities across North America. The fight for fan attention has been an ever-present struggle for the league. Despite recent successes, is one that the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 11, 2017) US Soccer Players - With World Cup qualifying now complete for Mexico, the attention will soon focus on the future. The World Cup draw, tune-ups against European foes before and after FIFA draws teams into groups. The endless debate on what the 23-man roster for Russia should look like. Before the dust completely settles from the Hexagonal though, it . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 4, 2017) US Soccer Players - The CONCACAF Hexagonal will culminate over the next week. Come Tuesday evening, three national teams will be making plans for Russian accommodations. Another team will eye Asia for their own passage. Two will be left wondering what could have been. Intensity and passion will take over the region over that span. Anticipation and . . .