By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - With summer yielding to fall, both Major League Soccer and Liga MX clubs are in heated battles down the stretch of their respective seasons. MLS clubs are jockeying for position and trying to survive. About 16 teams have a realistic chance of reaching the playoffs with a few others hanging around, which means most of the league is . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - The San Jose Earthquakes are the latest MLS team who will be looking for a new head coach come winter. San Jose relieved first-year boss Mikael Stahre of his duties on Monday with just six games to go in the 2018 MLS regular season. Assistant Steve Ralston will serve as the interim head coach for the balance of the campaign. After . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest in Spain's La Liga attempting to play a game that counts in the United States as soon as this January. La Liga has a deal in place, but received pushback from the Spanish federation, the Spanish players' union, and now FIFA itself. ESPN's Adriana Garcia has a statement from FIFA president Gianni Infantino. He isn't exactly thrilled with the idea of . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS table. Once again, the biggest story is about schedule imbalance and a winning streak. Once again, that winning streak belongs to the Seattle Sounders. After playing their way out of contention earlier this season, the Sounders are on their way to repeating an old story. The late season turnaround, trademarked by Seattle. The Sounders extended their . . .
On Sunday, DC United and the Red Bulls drew 3-3 at Audi Field. Paul Arriola put DC up in the 25th with Bradley Wright-Phillips equalizing for the Red Bulls in the 41st. Wayne Rooney returned DC's lead in the 64th with Wright-Phillips equalizing again in the 76th. Luciano Acosta put DC up in the 87th with Wright-Phillips once again equalizing in the 90th minute. “I’m not comfortable and our team’s . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - Orlando City head coach James O’Connor paid his dues to earn his shot at the highest level of soccer in the United States. After ending his playing career with the USL version of Orlando City where he also served as an assistant, he moved to USL expansion team Louisville City as the top man. In three-plus seasons in Kentucky, . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy’s 2018 season appeared to be in shambles after the club’s 6-2 loss at Real Salt Lake on September 1. The playoffs were slipping out of reach as the Galaxy’s hold on a spot loosened significantly. With the rest of the conference gaining points, the Galaxy looked destined to slide into 8th-place and lay there until . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - Pity the New England Revolution, even if the situation they find themselves in is largely of their own making. Certainly pity their fans, a hardy group of loyal-to-a-fault soccer obsessives who support their beloved team despite often wanting to tear their hair out while doing so. Pity MLS, a league made weaker by the inability of . . .
By Clemente Lisi – E RUTHERFORD, NJ (Sep 10, 2018) US Soccer Players – Paul Arriola is one of the many young faces that makes up the current US National Team set up. While European-based players like Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah have garnered a lot of the attention, the DC United midfielder is one of those who makes a strong case that MLS remains a major contributor to the USMNT roster. With . . .
Only three games on the weekend calendar with Week 28 of the 2018 MLS season falling during the September international break. The games started with NYCFC coming back to draw 1-1 at home with DC United. Steve Birnbaum put DC up in the 58th minute with David Villa equalizing for NYCFC in the 86th. "It’s a tough environment to play in," DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid said. "The pitch is not very good at . . .