By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 20, 2019) US Soccer Players - The World Cup is the most important tournament in soccer. It is the pinnacle of the international game. It stands above all of the other tournaments on the soccer calendar. That doesn't downplay the importance of those other tournaments. They're important and necessary in the build-up to and preparation for the World Cup. Well, until . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - In many ways, David Beckham was a trailblazer during his time in MLS. Perhaps the most popular soccer player to ever play in the league, Beckham’s legacy is still felt long after his days in the league ended. To this day, Beckham is still blazing new paths for others around the league to emulate. Beckham will become the first MLS . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - The more MLS grows, the greater the caliber of player that comes to the league. That much has been evident for the last decade-plus. The league will take another step forward, though, when larger numbers of Mexican internationals consider this league a viable option. MLS may soon take another step in that direction. Reports link . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 30, 2019) US Soccer Players - First impressions are always important. Under the heavy microscope the LA Galaxy is under, that first impression can become reality. If the first Galaxy signing under the club’s new regime is any indication, the team is going in the right direction. The Galaxy acquired Mexican winger Uriel Antuna on a year-long loan from Manchester . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 23, 2019) US Soccer Players - Moving forward with a squad still in the process of building is Los Angeles Football Club’s focus now. Letting a key player walk amongst all of that may be both a curse and a blessing. Reports linked Carlos Vela with a potential loan move to Barcelona, one that would keep him away from LAFC until July. While rumors quickly flared up . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 16, 2019) US Soccer Players - When Mexico turned to Gerardo “Tata” Martino to fill its vacant head coaching position, the federation chose the most qualified available candidate. Martino brings with him a solid resume, a strong technical acumen, and a high level of enthusiasm. The difficulty for Martino - and, really, anyone that takes over the Mexican national . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - The city of Los Angeles is the home of smog. A blanket of unsightly gray air drapes over LA and its surrounding metropolitan area. Getting rid of it is not likely to happen soon or easily. However, around Carson, some 12 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the poor-quality air has given way. Specifically around Dignity Health Sports . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 2, 2019) US Soccer Players - It is now officially 2019 and with the New Year comes the chance to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch. For MLS teams, the slate-wiping has been going on for a bit. With the calendar changing, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. All this change is really going to happen. Just how all of the changes within clubs like the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 26, 2018) US Soccer Players - Much has happened in one year. Before 2017 was up, nobody knew what to expect from LAFC. The MLS expansion team seemed more like an abstract idea rather than a bona fide club. The Galaxy looked like a mess of a team with an uncertain future. Fast forward one year, and both LA clubs went through much change and growth. LAFC is no . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - Chivas Guadalajara claimed the Concacaf Champions League with a thrilling victory over Toronto FC in April, a fitting triumph given the club’s recent successes. Chivas had won Copa MX and Liga MX titles in 2017 and was passing through a period of stability. The club was not exactly a model franchise, but it was close. Chivas . . .