Plenty of chances for both teams in the U-17 World Cup quarterfinal between the USMNT vs England on Saturday, but it was England moving on 4-1. The score line betrayed the opportunities with both teams taking 20 shots at Pandit Nehru Stadiumin Goa. England had the noticeable edge on accuracy, putting 12 on frame to the USMNT's four. Rhian Brewster put England up in the 11th minute, doubling the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Oct 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - You can almost hear the strings swell and the drums boom. Decision Day is nearly upon us. Major League Soccer’s branding for the final day of the regular season works on most levels. Decisions are coming based on the results of the round of games all happening on Sunday at 4pm ET. The timing of the slate of matches is intentional . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - Some readers will be familiar with my occasional tendency to sift through developments from seemingly disparate quarters of the American soccer scene in search of deeper meaning. So far October has brought us stunning World Cup qualification heartbreak, and a resulting tidal wave of anger, recrimination and soul-searching. Word . . .
What to make of how the Columbus story is playing out? The Crew faithful started the week worrying about playoff position. They spent most of it dealing with the news that their club might be leaving at the end of next season. Making things worse, reports followed that the club processed season ticket renewals prior to any announcement of the intent to leave for Austin. SI.com and others let us . . .
Thursday's soccer news has the increasingly unavoidable conclusion that PSG is onto something. Buy one of the world's best players from one of the world's best clubs, spend on complimentary talent, and show the world you're serious. It's a louder version of the same model that has the Premier League clubs in contention in the Champions League. PSG shutout Anderlecht 4-0 away on Wednesday with . . .
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 Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Oct 18, 2017) US Soccer Players - Robert F Kennedy Memorial Stadium opened on October 5, 1961 when it hosted a National Football League game between Washington and the New York Giants. Originally called "DC Stadium", the city renamend it for Kennedy in 1968, a year after his death. In fact, the President of the United States, Robert’s brother John, was in attendance . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a basic question in the lead up to the final day of the 2017 MLS regular season. What's good enough in 2017? What stops a team from triggering an attempt at a rebuild? What has fans looking forward to next season even for a team that doesn't make the playoffs? Is that even possible in a league where a dozen teams make the postseason? It's certainly not for the . . .
By J Hutcherson (Oct 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - MLS has spent a lot of time over its existence blurring the line between clubs and franchises. It's an important distinction for soccer operation with international ambition, showing that a group of teams founded and allocated by a league and later added to through expansion is the same as a league of clubs. Further pushing that point were the MLS . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with an MLS team potentially moving to a new city. News broke last night that the Columbus Crew might leave for Austin if they can't get a new stadium deal. Yes, the MLS team with the first soccer-specific stadium has decided that they're better off somewhere in downtown Columbus or a completely different city. The Columbus Dispatch's Michael Arace and Andrew Erickson . . .