Week 24 of the 2019 MLS season saw several draws including Houston responding under interim coach Davy Arnaud and Sporting KC beating the San Jose Earthquakes. LAFC won at Real Salt Lake after playing most of the second-half a man down and Chicago shutout Philadelphia in Bridgeview. The weekend schedule started in Harrison with the New York Red Bulls drawing 1-1 with New England. Marc Rzatkowski . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 16, 2019) US Soccer Players - It's no secret that US soccer viewers love the English Premier League. It's packed with superstars. There's no language barrier. NBC's coverage is widely accessible. Style of play and lively crowds makes it approachable for a broad range of viewers. The lavish hype around the opening of the 2019-20 Premier League season last . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 16, 2019) US Soccer Players - For the Campeones Cup, the old adage "You never get a second chance to make a first impression" doesn't hold true. It turns out, at least with one-off games between the champions of Major League Soccer and Liga MX, it's possible to reboot everyone's thinking. On Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, . . .
The soccer news starts with what's now an old concern. At some point, it only makes sense that the elite clubs of Europe will decide that they're better off on their own. UEFA's attempts to mullify those clubs will eventually run itself out. European soccer's governing body can only give so much before there's a super league by default. If that's the situation, why would the clubs need . . .
The soccer news starts with Atlanta United winning the second edition of the Campeones Cup. The MLS Cup champions beat Club America, the Liga MX Campeon de Campeones holders, 3-2 in front of an announced crowd of 40, 128 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The result and the quality of the game could help turn the Campeones Cup into an important date on the MLS and Liga MX calendars. Emerson Hyndman put . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 14, 2019) US Soccer Players - It's a long list of Mexican players who have played in MLS, but that list is a bit of a hodgepodge collection of talent. While there have been some big-name players, many of those big names were past their prime by the time they arrived in the league. Not Carlos Vela. The Mexican international scored his 23rd goal of the season in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 14, 2019) US Soccer Players - The MLS coaching merry-go-round doesn't stop. Not even long enough to write a story about the state of the MLS coaching merry-go-round. Between the conception of this piece and its execution, the Houston Dynamo announced that they had "parted ways" with head coach Wilmer Cabrera. Cabrera is the fifth MLS head coach to lose his . . .
The soccer news starts with Scottish Premier League champions Celtic failing to advance in Champions League qualifying. Celtic lost 4-3 at home to CFR Cluj and 5-4 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. They led 3-2 from a 76th-minute goal. Cluj equalized from the penalty spot in the 80th and scored seven minutes into stoppage time. Unfortunately for the rest of the Scottish Premier . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's other attempt for games that count between MLS and Liga MX will play out on Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It's the second edition of the Campeones Cup, a sort of super cup between MLS champions Atlanta United and Liga MX Campeon de Campeones winners Club America. Unlike the Leagues Cup, this is a single game to at . . .
The soccer news starts with the latest rumors linking Neymar with a return to Barcelona. As always at this level, financing a move for one of the most expensive players in the world is at issue. ESPN's Moises Llorens and Sam Marsden are reporting that Barca's pitch includes players along with €100m. They're not the only ones interested, with Real Madrid also reportedly trying to work a deal with . . .