By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 5, 2023) US Soccer Players – The United States has been a producer of world-class goalkeeping for decades now. It should come as no surprise that MLS is a league that continues to produce high-level goalkeepers, and already this season has been no different. There have been MLS goalkeepers who, over the last few years, have caught the eye of European clubs. . . .
“It’s always going to be bigger than the individual”: Takeaways from USMNT’s Nations League roster release
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 1, 2023) US Soccer Players - The leader in the technical area is new, and so is some of the roster. The style, opponents, stakes, and trophy they're defending remain quite familiar for the USMNT as the squad for the Concacaf Nations League's June 15-18 championship weekend was released on Thursday. Here's a few key topics in the wake of the announcement. New . . .
24 players called into June 2023 USMNT Nations League camp
USMNT interim coach BJ Callaghan announced his 24-player roster for the Concacaf Nations League semifinals and 3rd-place/final rounds. “In addition to having big-game experience and top-level talent, what’s great about this group overall is the familiarity and understanding that’s been built together these last four years about our style and our culture,” Callaghan said in a press statement. . . .
Atlanta and New England drew, Columbus beats Colorado, Cincinnati beats NYCFC
Thursday's soccer news starts with round 16 of the 2023 MLS season, where Atlanta and New England drew 3-3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. New England took the lead in the 1st minute when Carles Gil scored and Bobby Wood doubled it in the 37th. United's Giorgos Giakoumakis pulled a goal back in the 56th, Thiago Almada equalized in the 74th, and Miguel Berry scored in the 87th. Gil equalized for New . . .
Previewing the 2022-23 season finales for USMNT players in La Liga, Ligue 1, and Serie A
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2023) US Soccer Players - This weekend brings the finales of the 2022-23 seasons for Europe's other three major domestic leagues, Spain's La Liga, France's Ligue 1, and Italy's Serie A. In Spain and France, the season culminates with games that will decide spots in next year's European competitions and which clubs will be headed to the second . . .
Callaghan is USMNT interim coach, U-20s advance, LAFC in the CCL
Wednesday's soccer news starts with US Soccer's announcement that BJ Callaghan is taking over as interim USMNT coach with Anthony Hudson "departing for a new opportunity." In a press statement, US Soccer sporting director Matt Crocker said, "BJ has been an integral part of the USMNT staff during the last four years as this young team has grown and developed. Working alongside Anthony Hudson these . . .
The highlights of the summer 2023 soccer schedule in the United States
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 29, 2023) US Soccer Players – At a time when Europe's top leagues finish their seasons, the game rolls on in North America. From Major League Soccer's summer schedule that includes the expanded Leagues Cup, National Team competitions such as the Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup, and clubs on tour, another summer of soccer is upon us. Here are five things to . . .
Luton Town promoted, Leeds United relegated, two goals for Emmanuel Sabbi
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil, with Ethan Horvath's Luton Town winning the Championship promotion playoff 6-5 on penalties over Coventry City after drawing 1-1 in regulation. Jordan Clark put Luton up in the 23rd minute at Wembley Stadium with Coventry equalizing in the 66th. Coventry failed to convert in the sixth round of penalties with Luton . . .
MLS Week 15: Montreal wins, New England and Chicago draw, Philadelphia beats NYCFC
Week 15 of the 2023 MLS season started with Montreal beating Inter Miami 1-0 at home. Chinoso Offor scored in the 53rd minute and Montreal goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois made five saves for the shutout. "We played a good 60 minutes with some great moves," Montreal coach Hernan Losada said. "If we don't make the difference in the moments when we dominate the match, fatigue and stress start to take . . .
What the Premier League finale means for USMNT players at Fulham, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, and Leeds United
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2023) US Soccer Players - The final day of the 2022-23 Premier League season won't have a say in which club wins the title. Manchester City already lifted that piece of silverware with a game left on the schedule. Nor is there any intrigue over the clubs that will follow City into the Champions League next season. Arsenal will finish second, with Manchester . . .