By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 18, 2018) US Soccer Players – The history of American club soccer is full of stories that include immigrants showing their ethnic pride through the world’s game. It’s what kept the game alive in this country throughout most of the 20th century before the NASL took off in the 1970s. While Italians, Germans, Hungarians, and Ukrainians get a lot of credit for . . .
The soccer news starts with the round of 16 in the US Open Cup. Three games are in the books, with another tonight and the rest on Wednesday. The round started on Friday with Portland shutting out the LA Galaxy 1-0 at home. Sebastian Blanco scored the game's only goal in the 30th minute in front of 14,556 fans at Providence Park. "Obviously we didn't give them too many chances," Portland . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - Following a six-game burst of games on Wednesday night, Major League Soccer will pause for two weeks of World Cup group stage matches in Russia. The league’s decision to take a World Cup break seems like the type of thing worth celebrating, especially in light of the rising number of internationals plying their trade in the American . . .
The soccer news starts by borrowing a quote from an in-depth look at American soccer from Frank Dell'Apa and Michael Lewis at FrontRowSoccer.com. Dell'Apa and Lewis spoke to a variety of American soccer figures on several subjects. Something USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos said should resonate for USMNT and MLS fans. "We have to recognize that every coach in MLS wants to win their games," Ramos said. . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - Early Wednesday morning in the US, we learned that the United bid won the rights to the 2026 World Cup. It was a landslide win in the end for the US, Canada, and Mexico’s joint bid. Morocco ended up not being as much of a factor as some expected. Voters opting for neither of them turned out to not be a factor at all. Under new . . .
The soccer news starts with the MLS roundup, highlighted by eight goals at BMO Field. Toronto and DC United drew 4-4, with Toronto staging a comeback at home. Yamil Asad put DC up in the 12th minute with Paul Arriola doubling the lead in the 17th. Darren Mattocks made it 3-0 DC in the 45th. Toronto's comeback started with Jonathan Osorio's goal in the 56th. Victor Vasquez cut the lead to one goal . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - On the eve of the World Cup, fans across the globe are eagerly waiting for the tournament to start. They want to see their respective nations do battle, progress, and live up to the hopes and dreams placed squarely on the team’s shoulders. For Mexico, it is a bit more than that. The nation’s fans are yet again demanding their team . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - On May 22, amid reports that he and his agent had flown to France to negotiate a deal with Ligue 1 club OGC Nice, Patrick Vieira told reporters that any claims that he was leaving NYCFC were flatly false. “It makes me smile, because of course there’s no contract being signed or anything like that,” Vieira said. “This is the wrong . . .
The soccer news starts with a few firsts from FIFA. Early Wednesday morning in North America, FIFA selected the joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. It was the first vote that included the entire FIFA Congress and the first time three countries will jointly host a World Cup. The North American bid beat Morocco and the option to vote to reopen the bid. Depending on how negotiations . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jun 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's going to be quite the week for FIFA. On Wednesday, world soccer's governing body votes on a World Cup host for 2026. On Thursday, the 2018 World Cup begins at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. It's FIFA's version of the prom where they've already named themselves king, queen, court, emcee, and DJ. This is their show, pushing past their crises, . . .