By J Hutcherson (Oct 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - Wednesday night will be round 31 of the 2021 MLS season, leaving just three more matchdays to figure out the rest of the playoff places. As it stands, only the conference leaders are in the postseason. New England beat Seattle to that obvious certainty, sitting at the top of the Supporters' Shield table and waiting for the math to catch up and . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with FIFA's push for a World Cup every other summer. FIFA is holding remote meetings with MNT coaches on Tuesday and Thursday over what world soccer's governing body describes as "the future of football." That includes proposed changes to the international calendar and the plans for a biennial World Cup. “As a coach of the men`s national teams, their input is . . .
The roundup of Week 30 in Major League Soccer starts at the top of the Western Conference, where Seattle lost 2-1 at Houston. Maxi Urruti opened the scoring for Houston in the 14th minute and Darwin Quintero doubled the lead in the 20th. Seattle's Jimmy Medranda scored in the 41st minute. "I thought the team, considering who we were up against tonight, I thought the team did a great job," . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - The New England Revolution is chasing history. With five games left on its 34-game Major League Soccer regular-season schedule, the Revs are just five points shy of breaking the 2019 LAFC record for most points in a season. Whether New England breaks the record or not, the club is a near-lock to win the 2021 Supporters' Shield. . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Portland Timbers have not become an MLS dynasty like their Cascadia rivals to the north, but the club's recent history has impressed. Portland, Columbus, Seattle, and Toronto FC have each made multiple MLS Cup appearances since 2015. In fact, Atlanta United is the only other club to participate in this four-team MLS Cup game of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 13, 2021) US Soccer Players - Everyone knows the feeling. Way off in the distant future is something you need to plan for: attending a wedding, visiting family, maybe getting some important maintenance done on a house or car. There's not going to be anything surprising about it when it arrives, and so there will be no excuse if you're not ready. But then . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with four games from MLS on the weekend schedule. The Red Bulls shut out Inter Miami 1-0 at home. Patryk Klimala scored the game's only goal in the 25th minute and Carlos kept the clean sheet with one save. Philadelphia beat FC Cincinnati 2-1 on the road. Kacper Przybylko scored for the Union three minutes into first-half stoppage time and Paxten Aaronson doubled the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 8, 2021) US Soccer Players - The international break is normally a time for clubs to pause, collect themselves, and plan. These days, that's usually the situation in Major League Soccer as well. The league is making more of an effort to ensure that its product isn't negatively affected by call-ups and overshadowed by important international matches played . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 6, 2021) US Soccer Players - The stretch run is here. Teams are either battling for playoff positioning or fighting to stay alive. At the very top of the table, though, one team is putting the finishing touches on the best regular season in MLS history. That makes it all too easy to figure out the top spot. It's the rest of the rankings where things get . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 6, 2021) US Soccer Players - Ruled as we are by our devices, one of the habits of modern life is the update. You know how this goes. Your phone or computer tells you there's an update that needs to be installed and that the process requires a restart. Even though the process usually only takes a few minutes, it always feels interminable. And there's always a . . .