By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - Since the start of the Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy has been the most relevant team in California. Mostly, anyway. There was a time when the San Jose Earthquakes had more championships than the Galaxy and was winning them at the Galaxy’s expense. Outside of the early part of the last decade, California has long been the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - The concept of eSports is not always easy to understand for older generations. The idea of people watching other people playing video games seems strange and inaccessible. It's not video games themselves that are tough to comprehend, or even the notion of playing them competitively. Human beings will make a competition out of . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Toronto FC celebrating a trophy. Toronto beat Montreal 2-1 in the second-leg of the Canadian Championship final series. That means Toronto takes Canada's spot in the CONCACAF Champions League. With the series tied 1-1 after the first-leg, Toronto needed a comeback at home to take the title. Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla put Montreal up in the 36th minute with Seb . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jun 27, 2017) US Soccer Players - If anybody believes that Bild's reveal of the full Garcia report and FIFA itself publishing it on their website is a transformative moment, that's a setup for disappointment. FIFA knows what's in the report that they released in an abridged addition a few years back. They're well aware of how they can portray the revelations of bad actors and . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the leaked Garcia Report, FIFA's internal investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. It's German outlet Bild releasing that information through the work of reporter Peter Rossberg. The Press Association has the early details. The Telegraph's Ben Rumsby also looks at what making the report public might mean. Inside World Football's Paul Nicholson wonders . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 26, 2017) US Soccer Players – Soccer can often be a family affair. Parents pass down the love for the game to their sons and daughters in a variety of forms. From coaching their child’s teams on Saturday morning to watching the World Cup on television, soccer’s widespread popularity builds on these rituals. In other cases, the sport has become a family . . .
We start the soccer news with the USMNT players joining up in Nashville in advance of the 2017 Gold Cup. Bruce Arena's roster has some interesting names, the result of his choice to give the regulars playing club soccer in Europe a break. That doesn't mean a squad without European-based talent, with several players trying to break in. Arena said he thinks the roster "makes a lot of sense." Arena . . .
The roundup for week 17 of the 2017 MLS season starts with a coaching change in San Jose. The Earthquakes announced that coach Dom Kinnear and assistant John Spencer are out in favor of technical director Chris Leitch as the new head coach with director of methodology Alex Covelo as his assistant. The news came after San Jose's week 17 win. "I would like to thank the ownership group for giving me . . .
USMNT coach Bruce Arena cut his provisional Gold Cup squad to 23 players on Sunday. Gold Cup camp begins on June 25 in Nashville, TN. The USMNT opens group play against Panama on July 8 in Nashville (4:30pm ET - Fox Sports). Arena will be able to alter his roster should the USMNT advance to the knockout round. He can make up to six changes. "It's a good roster with a nice blend of experienced, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - They arrived by the hundreds, some hours early even on a weeknight. Their vehicles backed up for miles down the small country roads and residential streets like the crowds flocking to the baseball diamond in “Field of Dreams.” The bucolic little stadium simply wasn’t ready for their numbers. The entry lines stretched easily a . . .