By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - As far as regular seasons go, there is no better one in league history than LAFC's 2019 campaign. In its second year of existence, LAFC dazzled and amazed the rest of the league and was mostly unstoppable on its way to the Supporters' Shield. Of course, the Seattle Sounders proved to be the club's kryptonite, dashing LAFC's hopes of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - Five Major League Soccer clubs started their seasons early in 2020 thanks to the Concacaf Champions League. The price of chasing international glory for four American teams and one Canadian team is a more urgent preseason training period and a lot more stress as the schedule begins. Now, with the regular season underway, the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Tyler Adams subbing on in the 56th minute for RB Leipzig's 3-0 home win over Spurs in the Champions League round of 16. RB Leipzig advanced to the quarterfinals 4-0 on aggregate. With Adams unavailable during the group stage due to injury, it was his debut in the Champions League. Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring for Leipzig in the 10th minute, doubling the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the second-legs of the Champions League round of 16 in bizarre times for European soccer. With several games now scheduled behind closed doors due to the coronavirus, UEFA 's tournament continues its long slog towards the quarterfinal stage, a proxy for the bigger issues between clubs and European soccer's governing body. ECA and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 9, 2020) US Soccer Players – The United States men's team has not qualified for the Olympics since 2008. While many don't respect the soccer tournament that's played at the Summer Games, it can serve as an important test and place to gain experience for younger players. In addition, the allure of contending for a gold medal is something every American who plays . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with an old idea in American club soccer. If you're going to spend money, spend it on players that put the ball in the back of the net. At the very least, spend it on players that help to put the ball in the back of the net. As that thinking goes, better to spend on an offensive player that doesn't work out than, you know, put significant money into recruiting . . .
Minnesota's 5-2 win at San Jose headlines the roundup of week 2 of the 2020 MLS season. Ike Opara put United up in the 13th minute with Magnus Eriksson equalizing from the penalty spot in the 19th. Jan Gregus made it 2-1 Minnesota in the 26th with Luis Amarilla extending the lead in the 32nd. Robin Lod made it 4-1 in first-half stoppage time. Valeri Qazaishvili pulled a goal back for the . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga with Josh Sargent scoring in Werder Bremen's 2-2 draw at Hertha BSC. Sargent put Werder Bremen up in the 3rd minute with Davy Klaassen doubling the lead in the 6th. Hertha scored in the 41st and 60th. Sargent subbed out in the 87th minute. "The first 20 minutes were really good," Klaassen said. "Then we just sat back. I . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 6, 2020) US Soccer Players - Twelve years on from David Beckham's arrival as Major League Soccer's first Designated Player back in 2007, it's easy to forget just how crazy his initial days in America really were. Beckham was then, as he is now, recognized around the world as a superstar not just for his abilities on the field, but for his image and marketing . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 6, 2020) US Soccer Players - A painful 12-year Olympics drought and a tricky qualification path on the one hand. A highly talented and ambitious player pool on the other. A chance to chase gold, preview the USMNT's future, and showcase themselves on a prominent global stage. The US Under-23 national team figures to be one of the hottest stories around US . . .