By J Hutcherson (Jan 23, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's not just since Deloitte started doing the work and showing us how much money European soccer clubs make. It's not the idea of clubs as brands capable of generating worldwide revenue. It's not the lobby group the biggest clubs in Europe once ran for their own benefit. The idea that the biggest teams in Europe should for a league to address . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest release of the Deloitte Money League table. That's where we learn that Manchester United barely hangs on as the biggest money making club in world soccer. €676m euros in total revenue, €1.7m more than Real Madrid and it shouldn't be lost on anybody what that means in practical terms. Last season's Europa League winner did better financially than . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 22, 2018) US Soccer Players – The USMNT plays its first game of the year against Bosnia and Herzegovina. A part of the former Yugoslavia, the now-independent nation has a long sports history. The capital city of Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, only to be engulfed in a brutally violent civil war less than a decade later that resulted in its . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the completion of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. Two rounds went in the books on Friday with the draft finishing with two more rounds on Sunday. University of Akron defender Joao Moutinho went first overall to expansion club LAFC. The LA Galaxy took high school goalkeeper Jose Villalobos with the second pick. LAFC went with defender Tristan Blackmon with the 3rd overall, . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga. Timmy Chandler scored in Eintracht's 3-1 win at Wolfsburg. Sebastian Haller put Eintracht up in the 18th minute with Chandler scoring in the 22nd. Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold equalized in the 66th. Wolfsburg went a man down a minute later with a red card to Landry Dimata. Luka Jovic scored Eintracht's third goal in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - The MLS offseason drips with intrigue over international signings in a manner previously unseen in its more than two decades of existence. Rumors abound, a function of a new influx of cash infiltrating the league through big money ownership and initiatives created to expand the power of the salary budget. While tracking the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - Three years ago, Rubio Rubin seemed to have the world at his feet. A star of the USMNT U-17 squad, he won US Soccer’s Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2012. Rubin made an ambitious move to Dutch Eredivisie side FC Utrecht when he turned 18, signing a four-year contract in March 2014. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann handed the . . .
Look, it's far too easy to pick apart a press release announcing a new soccer ball. MLS opens Friday's soccer news with just that, debuting their new adidas NATIVO soccer ball for 2018. So we'll just let the press release do its magic. “Soccer is a global sport that transcends beyond borders,” senior director for adidas soccer Ernesto Bruce said. “The new design of the 2018 MLS Official Match . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - On Friday, all 23 MLS teams will convene in Philadelphia for the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. This marks the 19th iteration of the MLS SuperDraft, where a record 92 selections will be made. Don’t be fooled by the increasing number of picks. There are still legitimate discussions to be had about the merits of the draft as teams lean more . . .
The soccer news starts with the January FIFA Rankings. The USMNT fell one spot to 25th in a month where there was no movement in the top 14. The USMNT played no games over the ranking period. Germany spends another month in the top spot in the FIFA Rankings, ahead of Brazil in 2nd and Portugal in 3rd-place. Argentina and Belgium round out the top five. Mexico is the top team in CONCACAF, down a . . .