By J Hutcherson (Oct 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - Wednesday night will be round 31 of the 2021 MLS season, leaving just three more matchdays to figure out the rest of the playoff places. As it stands, only the conference leaders are in the postseason. New England beat Seattle to that obvious certainty, sitting at the top of the Supporters' Shield table and waiting for the math to catch up and . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with tomorrow's group G schedule in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League. Brendon Aaronson's Red Bull Salzburg hosts John Brooks's Wolfsburg with Salzburg top of the table with four points and Wolfsburg in 3rd, tied on points with 2nd-place Sevilla with two. It's a meeting of teams that normally rely on their Americans.[/caption] Aaronson's move from the Philadelphia . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 18, 2021) US Soccer Players – World Cup Qualifying rolls on as the road to Qatar 2022 starts to take shape. Aside from the host nation, Germany and Denmark were the first two teams to qualify for the World Cup finals. The pandemic forced a condensed schedule of qualifying games, adding to the emotion and drama that usually comes with these games. Concacaf . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with FIFA's push for a World Cup every other summer. FIFA is holding remote meetings with MNT coaches on Tuesday and Thursday over what world soccer's governing body describes as "the future of football." That includes proposed changes to the international calendar and the plans for a biennial World Cup. “As a coach of the men`s national teams, their input is . . .
The roundup of Week 30 in Major League Soccer starts at the top of the Western Conference, where Seattle lost 2-1 at Houston. Maxi Urruti opened the scoring for Houston in the 14th minute and Darwin Quintero doubled the lead in the 20th. Seattle's Jimmy Medranda scored in the 41st minute. "I thought the team, considering who we were up against tonight, I thought the team did a great job," . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Brazil roundup starts in the Premier League. Zack Steffen picked up the shutout in Manchester City's 2-0 home win over Burnley. Bernardo Silva scored in the 12th minute and Kevin De Bruyne doubled the lead in the 70th. Steffen made two saves to keep the clean sheet. "He is a much better keeper than when he arrived because we have maybe the best keeper trainer in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - The New England Revolution is chasing history. With five games left on its 34-game Major League Soccer regular-season schedule, the Revs are just five points shy of breaking the 2019 LAFC record for most points in a season. Whether New England breaks the record or not, the club is a near-lock to win the 2021 Supporters' Shield. . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Sergino Dest's return to club duty after a showpiece goal for the USMNT. Dest and his Barcelona teammates are already in an interesting position early in the post-Lionel Messi era. In 9th-place with a dozen points from seven games, their coach's future is in doubt, and the tension is rising in one of Europe's soccer capitals. Barcelona's situation needs some . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - Lower.com Field is a beautiful, thoughtfully-constructed new downtown stadium. With its steeply-pitched stands, sweeping roof, and absurd variety of food, beverages, and premium club areas, it feels as though its builders spared no expense or overlooked any detail. It's a drastic contrast to its predecessor Historic Crew Stadium . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Portland Timbers have not become an MLS dynasty like their Cascadia rivals to the north, but the club's recent history has impressed. Portland, Columbus, Seattle, and Toronto FC have each made multiple MLS Cup appearances since 2015. In fact, Atlanta United is the only other club to participate in this four-team MLS Cup game of . . .