The soccer news starts with MLS and Liga MX announcing the Campeones Cup, the North American version of a super cup. The defending MLS champions will play the winner of the Liga MX Campeon de Campeones, the game between the Apertura and Clausura winners. Toronto FC will host the first Campeones Cup on September 19, 2018. "Major League Soccer is proud to come together with Liga MX for this . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 12, 2018) US Soccer Players – Tyler Adams is turning into an MLS star at just age 19. After his first full season in Major League Soccer, Adams already looks like a veteran player on a New York Red Bulls roster dominated by youth. The pressure for Adams to succeed is tremendous. He’s resolute on helping the Red Bulls win an MLS Cup and become a regular . . .
The soccer news starts with Manchester United picking up three points in the Premier League and keeping a lock on 2nd-place. The win over Liverpool extended their lead to four points over Spurs, dropping Liverpool into 3rd. That's good news for United, in a season where they've spent considerable time trying to figure themselves out. They've also spent this season looking up at Manchester City, . . .
It's two wins in a row to start the 2018 MLS regular season for expansion team LAFC, beating Real Salt Lake 5-1 away. Joao Plata put RSL up in the 20th minute with Diego Rossi equalizing for LAFC in the 30th. Latif Blessing scored for LAFC in the 33rd with Benny Feilhaber adding a goal in the 47th. Rossi scored again in the 81st with Carlos Vela assisting in the 81st. Rossi assisted on Vela's goal . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - March is well underway, bringing with it the onset of the MLS season and the decisive stretch run of most European campaigns. While it may feel like January camp just ended a few weeks ago, it’s nearly time for interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan – whose contract was recently extended further into 2018 as the search process for the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - “ES INSOLTING & UNACCEPTABOL” the headline of Mexico’s sport daily Record screamed on Thursday morning. That's the response when Liga MX teams lose against MLS sides in the first-legs of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. The words are a reference to a politician’s speech about the infamous border wall idea, turned for . . .
The soccer news starts with the only USMNT player left in this season's European competitions. Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 at home to Red Bull Salzburg in the first-leg of their Europa League round of 16 series. Valon Berisha converted a 49th penalty and doubled Salzburg's lead in the 56th. Pulisic subbed on in the 61st minute and setup Andre Schurrle's goal a minute later. The . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Mar 8, 2018) US Soccer Players - Facing off against a Liga MX side in the Concacaf Champions League is never an easy ask for MLS teams. Doing so in Mexico is even more intimidating. So, with his New York Red Bulls lining up on Club Tijuana’s home turf, it seemed as if Luis Robles was going to need a total headstand to help keep his team in the running. And boy, did . . .
The soccer news starts with Concacaf insisting on a new spelling for the confederation's acronym and MLS teams winning two more first-legs against Liga MX teams in the Champions League. Both of those things didn't seem likely this time yesterday. Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders join the New York Red Bulls in carrying first-leg leads into next week's quarterfinal finales. The difference is that . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 7, 2018) US Soccer Players - Los Angeles is atop MLS once more. The city was a dominant force in MLS’s opening weekend, and it's already clear that LA will remain there for all of 2018. Well, maybe. LAFC opened its existence with a thrilling 1-0 win at Seattle while the LA Galaxy took care of Portland by 2-1 at StubHub Center later in the day. Two matches and . . .