By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 20, 2021) US Soccer Players - Gregg Berhalter's first USMNT camp of the new year now has a match to close it out. A mixed American squad will face off against Trinidad & Tobago on January 31 in Orlando. The game is the finale of an annual process that's about talent identification and opportunity. This year’s camp is also serving as a chance for U-23 . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with John Brooks's Wolfsburg beating Mainz 2-0 on the road in the Bundesliga. Bartosz Bialek scored in the 65th and Wout Weghorst doubled the lead in the 79th minute. Ulysses Llanez wasn't in the squad for Wolfsburg. Josh Sargent subbed out in the 74th minute of Werder Bremen's 1-0 loss at Gladbach with the goal coming in the 66th minute. Sargent saw yellow in the . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - MLS teams occasionally hire coaches with no direct experience with the league. That creates an easy opportunity for the most obvious of caveats. How will they adjust? Squad building, travel, the weather, and whatever else ends up on a list of differences. All of them can derail a coach new to how topflight soccer works in North America. DC . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with DC and Miami hiring coaches. DC United announced that Hernan Losada has taken their head coaching job, leaving Beerschot in Belgium's Pro League. A former Beerschot player, Losada quickly became the club's head coach three months after taking their U-23 job for the 2018-19 season. "I'm excited about the opportunity to join DC United and to write a new chapter . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 18, 2021) US Soccer Players – Having American players break into Serie A has been one of the most difficult things for any USMNT player to achieve. Alexi Lalas became the first in the modern era following his breakout 1994 World Cup on US soil. In the ensuing years, Michael Bradley did well at Chievo Verona and later at Roma. Otherwise, there have been few . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Liverpool sliding down the Premier League table after a 0-0 home draw with Manchester United. The result leaves Liverpool in 4th-place, three points behind leaders Manchester United with both teams on 18 games played. The bad news is that Manchester City is now in 2nd-place, tied on points with 3rd-place Leicester City but with a game in hand on the top . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe, Mexico, and Brazil starts with John Brooks's Wolfsburg drawing 2-2 at home with RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. Nordi Mukiele scored for Leipzig in the 4th. Wout Weghorst equalized for Wolfsburg in the 22nd with Renato Steffen putting them up in the 34th minute. Willi Orban equalized for Leipzig in the 54th minute. Tyler Adams was on the bench for Leipzig. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - MLS history is a bit deceiving. As a league with a quarter-century of existence, MLS has packed a lot into a relatively short period. With parity a central feature, the fortunes of clubs have risen and fallen in dramatic ways at shorter intervals than happens in the rest of the world. Those big swings can be disorienting when it . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 15, 2020) US Soccer Players - After a year’s delay imposed by COVID-19, the details became official this week. The USMNT Under-23 squad travels to Guadalajara in late March for Concacaf Olympic qualifying, hopeful of plotting a course to the Summer Games for the first time since 2008. Coach Jason Kreis was already on site at Guadalajara at the same time . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with another Major League Soccer club deciding that at least a partial answer to their problems is a rebrand. Goodbye, Montreal Impact. Hello, Club de Foot Montreal, CF Montreal to its friends. Also welcome the kind of logo that's going to get what we'll politely refer to as a divisive response. If Impact Black, Ice Silver, and Sacre Bleu look familiar, it's because the . . .