By J Hutcherson (Jan 25, 2022) US Soccer Players - This is not the time for sweeping conclusions for most of world soccer, much less one of the most popular leagues in the world. There's no such thing as a history of the Premier League at the January break because there normally isn't a January break. Needing room to finish World Cup qualifying, FIFA added this January/February international . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Canada's roster for the January/February World Cup qualifiers. With Alphonso Davies unavailable, that's going to require an adjustment from the Octagonal leaders. With the focus in the region squarely on Sunday's home game against the United States, Canada opens at Honduras on Thursday and closes the window at El Salvador on February 2. Canada enters this window . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 18, 2022) US Soccer Players – When the United States defeated Mexico in World Cup Qualifying, the 2-0 win was very familiar. What wasn't familiar was the venue. Instead of Columbus, the US won in another Ohio city with a rabid fan base and MLS franchise. Cincinnati's TQL Stadium proved to be a wonderful place for such a key match. The US, however, returns to . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with AS Roma announing that Bryan Reynolds will spend the rest of the season on loan to Belgian Pro League club Kortrijk. Reynolds joins a club in 8th-place in the Pro League table, coming off of a 1-1 home draw with Eupen. They play at Charleroi on Tuesday. After finishing in 14th-place last season, Kortrijk has been steady so far in 2021-22. The club made a . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts in the Premier League. Josh Sargent scored twice in Norwich City's 3-0 win at Watford. Sargent scored in the 51st and 74th minutes with a stoppage time own-goal finishing off the scoring. Norwich is a point above the relegation zone in 17th place. "It’s huge for us," Sargent said. "Getting two wins in a row is massive for the guys and the . . .
The USMNT called in 28 players for the January and February World Cup qualifying window. This is an official FIFA window in order to complete qualifying on time. The USMNT plays El Salvador on January 27 in Columbus (7pm ET - ESPN2), Canada on January 30 in Hamilton (3pm ET - Paramount+), and closes the window hosting Honduras at St Paul on February 2 (7:30pm ET - FS1). January/February 2022 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 21, 2022) US Soccer Players - Soccer clubs are always in the business of selling. Fans aren't going to line up to see your team play if you tell them everything is bad. Even teams with no reasonable way to spin obvious failure will line their pitch with words of hope. For clubs that haven't lived up to expectations, the people who make the decisions have . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with another move to Europe for a USMNT player. Colorado Rapids midfielder Cole Bassett got his debut and first goal with the senior squad on December 18 in the 1-0 friendly win over Bosnia. Called into the January camp, Bassett left early to complete an 18th-month loan deal to Eredivisie club Feyenoord. "We're incredibly proud of Cole for having earned this . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 20, 2022) US Soccer Players - It was easy to set expectations for Major League Soccer's long-awaited return to South Florida. Bold and splashy, according to the conventional wisdom, with no room for the missteps that ultimately doomed the Miami Fusion back in the early 2000s. Glitz, glamour, and a centrally-located, suitable stadium almost became . . .
Thursday's soccer daily starts in Germany's DFB Pokal. Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 home win over Hansa. Yussuf Poulsen scored in the 6th minute and Dani Olmo doubled the lead in the 82nd. Leipzig and the rest of the quarterfinalists will learn their matchups on January 30, with the games scheduled for March 2 and 3. "We achieved what we set out to do, reach . . .