By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 24, 2019) US Soccer Players - Over the years, the LA Galaxy has had several outside competitions get in the way of its annual quest for an MLS title. Regular tournaments like the US Open Cup and Concacaf Champions League joined with short-lived tournaments like the SuperLiga and the Pan-Pacific Championship. Now the Galaxy finds itself with yet another . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 17, 2019) US Soccer Players - As more teams enter MLS, the league has adjusted its schedule accordingly. More teams to play means fewer games against the same opponent if the league wants all of its teams to play one another. Consequently, Friday will be the first of two meetings this season between budding rivals LA Galaxy and LAFC. The teams will meet up in a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 10, 2019) US Soccer Players - Normally, if a Liga MX team signed a Mexican international who had spent his entire career abroad, the move would seem nothing short of genius. First of all, Mexicans typically start at home and emigrate to the Old World. Secondly, any Mexican player who can make a living abroad is likely someone who can step onto any Liga MX team . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 4, 2019) US Soccer Players - The dog days of summer are fastly approaching. MLS clubs had some downtime in June while the Gold Cup group stage was going on. Some teams took well to the break while others did not. With July here so too are crammed schedules and busy travel itineraries. The rankings did not change much from last month, partially because of the . . .
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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 19, 2019) US Soccer Players - Normally, the summer after the World Cup would be a busy and important one for the Mexican national team. Played every odd-numbered year, the Gold Cup is a calendar staple. With Copa America held the year after the World Cup, that too would be plenty to keep Mexico busy. Add in the importance of the FIFA Confederations Cup. For years . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - With MLS shutting down for the Concacaf Gold Cup, its teams are still involved in meaningful matches. The US Open Cup kicked off the fourth round this week as MLS teams entered play. This presents an opportunity for one of LA's MLS teams to step up and take on the challenge of winning a trophy. LAFC and the LA Galaxy are in a battle . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - Injuries, transfers, and international duty are threatening to change what we know about the league so far and these rankings. Teams like Columbus and FC Dallas have been hit hard by player movement of one kind or another, but it's a league-wide issue. Through it all, LAFC seems rather unaffected. LAFC is still the league's premier . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 29, 2019) US Soccer Players - At the halfway point of the 2019 Major League Soccer campaign, the Los Angeles teams have been battling for Western Conference and league supremacy. Just not against each other. While the two LA teams haven't met, the rest of the league has felt the effects of playing against LAFC and/or the LA Galaxy. Through the unofficial halfway . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 29, 2019) US Soccer Players - The struggle for success in Mexico is a constant one. Liga MX is a pressure-cooker of a league with little room for failure. There's no tolerance for setbacks. Clubs continually tinker with the roster and coaching staff to try to find the right mix. What that usually translates to is a revolving door for coaches at most Liga MX . . .