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 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 19, 2022) US Soccer Players - It's the season of signings in Major League Soccer. On Tuesday, Houston set a club record in a deal for 23-year-old Libertad forward Sebastian Ferreira. He arrives as a proven goalscorer in the Paraguayan Primera Division with the appropriate transfer fee. He's the latest in a series of moves where MLS clubs pay for the present . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another big win for Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson's Fulham, beating Birmingham City 6-2 at home. Fulham has 19 goals in their last three Championship games, starting with a 7-0 shutout of Reading last Tuesday and a 6-2 home win over Bristol City on Saturday. That's increased their goal differential to +47, 27 goals higher than 2nd-place Bournemouth and with a . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 18, 2022) US Soccer Players – Major League Soccer is getting plenty of attention in recent weeks. The annual SuperDraft introduced a group of players who could follow recent examples of draft picks turning into key contributors. Ricardo Pepi and Daryl Dike are off to Europe in high-profile moves, adding to the wealth of American talent already there. Another . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in the Premier League. When Chelsea takes the field later today against Brighton (3pm ET - USA), they'll be playing to keep pace with Liverpool even if they pass them on points to retake 2nd-place. Courtesy of the pandemic postponements, Chelsea will be two games ahead of Liverpool after Tuesday, 23 to 21. 3rd-place Chelsea trails Liverpool by two points after losing . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with another goal for Weston McKennie in Serie A. McKennie's Juventus shutout Udinese 2-0 at home. Paulo Dybala scored in the 19th and McKennie doubled the lead in the 79th minute. Juventus is in 5th-place in Serie A but on 22 games played with the rest of the top five on game 21. "I think we played a good game," Dybala said "In terms of character . . .