By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 2, 2020) US Soccer Players - Over its 25 years, Major League Soccer repeatedly turns to what's new. The league itself was a new way of limiting spending on players. It's original team names and uniforms were about what was cutting edge in the mid-1990s. Multiple rounds of expansion have pushed new teams forward. New fans, new stadiums, and new understandings of . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Seattle advancing in the Western Conference playoffs. The Sounders knocked out FC Dallas 1-0 at home from a 49th minute Seattle goalkeeper Shane O'Neill goal. Stefan Frei kept the clean sheet without having to make a save. "Very very pleased for Shane," Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer said. "He's worked hard all year long. We actually practiced that set piece and . . .
By J Hutcherson (Dec 1, 2020) US Soccer Players - Toronto FC can now add a coaching change to its disrupted 2020 season. The 2019 MLS Cup finalists played out the remainder of the 2020 season in Connecticut due to border restrictions. That ended with a playoff loss to Nashville on November 24. Now, the club is looking for a new coach. Greg Vanney didn't leave courtesy of that MLS cliche of a . . .
Update: 12/1 Andres Perea replaces Frankie Amaya due to a positive coronavirus test. 12/2 Jackson Yueill added to roster. The USMNT is back together again following the November international window. This time, it's an out of window camp featuring mainly players from Major League Soccer leading up to the December 9 friendly against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale (7:30pm ET - ESPN Network - . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS playoffs, specifically the Eastern Conference. Even more specifically, New England ending Orlando's run with a 3-1 road win. Carles Gil opened the scoring for the Revs from the penalty spot in the 17th minute. Gustavo Bou doubled the lead in the 25th. Junior Urso pulled a goal back for Orlando City, going a man down in the 60th with a red card to Mauricio . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 27, 2020) US Soccer Players - The Philadelphia Union's best-ever season had just crashed to a shuddering halt well before it was supposed to, and Alejandro Bedoya was infuriated. "I mean, it's one thing to be performing at an elite level during the regular season, but playoffs are playoffs," said the Union captain and USMNT veteran ruefully after his team's . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with reconsidering what success means in the Eastern Conference. The top two regular season finishers are out, with the MLS playoffs once again demonstrating that upsets can become the norm. The night started with 2nd-seed Toronto exiting to Nashville 1-0 at Rentschler Field. With the game scoreless through regulation, Daniel Ross got the game's only goal in the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 23, 2020) US Soccer Players – The gridiron version of football is synonymous with Thanksgiving. It's a tradition that dates back to the late 1800s and something the National Football League adopted in 1934. Football, however, isn't the only sport available over the four-day weekend. Streaming services, changing habits, and a global schedule have made soccer . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup, playoff edition. The Eastern Conference needed to figure out the teams advancing from the play-in round. New England knocked out Montreal 2-1 at home. Carles Gil put the Revs up in the 38th with Romell Quioto equalizing in the 61st. Gustavo Bou put New England through to the first round with a goal five minutes into stoppage time. "We're building . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - It would be fair to say that it has been a while since a true underdog has lifted the MLS Cup trophy. Last year's champions, the Seattle Sounders, are the model MLS franchise with two MLS Cup titles in the last four seasons. In 2018, an ascendant Atlanta United used its flashy and expensive South American talent and famous coach to . . .