Week 13 of the 2017 MLS season continued over the Memorial Day weekend with losses raising more questions for struggling clubs. That started on Friday night with Toronto shutting out Columbus 5-0 at BMO Field. Victor Vazquez put Toronto up from the penalty spot in the 6th minute. Justin Morrow doubled the lead in the 39th with Vasquez scoring again in the 59th. Toronto went a man down in the 81st . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2017) US Soccer Players - The 2017 list of player candidates for the National Soccer Hall of Fame hit email inboxes on Wednesday. Thirty-three names deep, the group is a fascinating mix of players who made a mark on the game in the United States via several different avenues. A few stand out as likely selections for the honor of enshrinement. Some are . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 25, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS expansion process has never been what most would consider straightforward. The first round early in the league's existence was to answer a simple issue. Chicago missed the launch and Miami put a team in what most people assumed was a soccer hotbed. MLS addressed both of those for the 1998 season, quickly turning their attention to San . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2017) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer faces a myriad of challenges if it is going to reach its self-stated goal of becoming one of the top leagues in the world anytime soon. Without thinking too hard, things like television ratings and national relevance stand out as problems that have no easy solutions but are crucial to any progress. Things . . .
After a run of Wednesday games, week 12 of the 2017 MLS season resumed on Friday. New York and Toronto drew 1-1 at Red Bull Arena. Bradley Wright-Phillips put New York up in the 38th minute with Benoit Cheyrou equalizing in the 70th. "Obviously, it’s positive we didn’t lose the game," Toronto forward Jozy Altidore said. "But I mean for myself I can do better and it sucks to miss in such a key . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2017) US Soccer Players - The international transfer market is, ostensibly, a an exercise in economics. Buying a player means exchanging capital for talent you believe will help your team win more games. Selling a player brings about the opposite result. You may lose someone who could help you on the field, but the financial return strengthens the . . .
Week 12 of the 2017 MLS season had a busy Wednesday schedule that started with a win for Philadelphia. The Union shutout Houston 2-0 at Talen Energy Stadium. Fabrice-Jean Picault opened the scoring in the 17th minute with Illsinho adding a goal in the 38th. Andre Blake kept the clean sheet with four saves. "A very professional performance from the guys," Union coach Jim Curtin said. "I thought . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - Earlier this week, Mexico released its roster for upcoming friendly matches against Croatia in Los Angeles on May 27 and Ireland in New Jersey five days later. One name not on the list was the LA Galaxy’s Giovani Dos Santos. Perhaps that was not surprising. The Galaxy play at San Jose on May 27 and at DC United on June 3, two . . .
The Philadelphia Union flipped the script in week 11 of the 2017 MLS season, beating DC United 4-0 at RFK Stadium. Haris Medunjanin opened the scoring in the 39th with DC going a man down with a red card to Luciano Acosta for a serious foul in the 55th. Medunjanin assisted on Oguchi Onyewu's goal in the 64th. Medunjanin picked up a second assist on Fabrice-Jean Picault's goal in the 78th. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 12, 2017) US Soccer Players - According to reports out of Mexico, the owners of Liga MX are set to ratify plans for a new cup competition at meetings later this month ahead of the Clausura Liguilla final. Atlas president Gustavo Guzman tipped off reporters about development on Tuesday, saying it was “very good news” that a new outlet for Mexican soccer was . . .