By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2022) US Soccer Players - While there's a semantic argument about how many suggest a trend, Major League Soccer's 2022 season arrived with several coaches getting their first chance in charge of a topflight team. Whether or not this is a turn in who clubs consider for their open coaching jobs, the opportunities were clearly there. Taking them were long-time . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 8, 2022) US Soccer Players - Few topics in MLS past or present have earned more attention and analysis than rivalries. From almost the very beginning, these matchups have helped to elevate the visibility and intensity of regular-season games and strengthen the connections between clubs and their communities. Somewhere along the line, the best of them took on . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the 7th-place New England Revolution continuing to work their way up the Eastern Conference standings. They play at NYCFC tomorrow night in a game that once again highlights the situation in the East. The shifting 1st-place spot now belongs to the Red Bulls with 32 points from 19 games. NYCFC is in 4th with 29 points from 17 games, while the Revolution is at the . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Tyler Adams officially joining Leeds United in a transfer from RB Leipzig. Adams leaves the Bundesliga after three and a half seasons, winning the 2021-22 DFB Pokal and playing in the Champions League in 2019-20, 2020-21, and last season. Leeds manager Jesse Marsch was the coach of RB Leipzig from the start of the 2021-22 Bundesliga season through December 2021. . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (July 6, 2022) US Soccer Players - Summer is officially here, days are longer and warmer, and MLS is getting more intense and meaningful. To add to the excitement, several clubs will welcome new and, in many cases, high-price additions to the fold this month. The likes of Hector Herrera, Lorenzo Insigne, Cucho Hernandez, Giorgio Chiellini, and Gareth Bale are among . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (July 6, 2022) US Soccer Players - Halfway through the 2022 Major League Soccer season, the Supporters Shield race is starting to take shape. There’s a favorite, but there’s also a deep field of contenders, ready to make a move and upend the single table. LAFC holds that top spot with 36 points from 18 matches, making it the only team in the league with a two . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Champions League first round qualifying. Romain Gall wasn't in the squad for Malmo's 3-2 home win over Vikingur Reykjavik in the opening leg. Martin Olsson scored for Malmo in the 16th with Vikingur equalizing in the 38th and going a man down with a second yellow to the goal scorer a minute later. Malmo's Ola Tolvonen scored in the 42nd and Veljko Birmancevic . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 5, 2022) US Soccer Players - While Monday's holiday schedule extended the weekend, it remained a familiar story in Major League Soccer. The tables shifted, and it's worth asking if reasonable assumptions have already followed along with them. The league has spent its matchdays confounding basic ideas about form and separating some clubs from the rest. Although that might make . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Independence Day results in Major League Soccer. DC United beat Orlando City 5-3 at Exploria Stadium. Taxi Fountas go the DC goals going scoring in the 5th and 8th minutes, finishing off his hat-trick in the 51st. Orlando City pulled two goals back through Facundo Torres in the 57th and Ercan Kara in the 66th minute. DC's Kimarni Smith made it 4-2 in the 74th . . .
Week 18 of the 2022 Major League Soccer season started with Seattle shutting out Toronto 2-0 at BMO Field. Dylan Teves scored in the 39th and Fredy Montero made it 2-0 in the 60th minute. Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland made six saves to keep the clean sheet. Vancouver beat LAFC 1-0 at BC Place with Adrian Cubas scored the game's only goal in the 89th minute. LAFC finished without a shot . . .