The weekend schedule for Week 13 of the 2018 MLS season started on Friday night with Toronto FC beating Orlando City 2-1 at BMO Field. Playing without Seb Giovinco due to a red card suspension and Jozy Altidore recovering from foot surgery, Toronto took the lead from a Jay Chapman goal in the 63rd. Orlando's Cristian Higuita equalized in the 73rd. Ryan Telfer scored Toronto's winner in the 87th . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - Here’s what we know about NYCFC midway through May of the 2018 season, the club’s fourth MLS campaign: The team is good, perhaps even good enough to win an MLS Cup this season. The organization is willing to spend money to put a quality product on the field. Head coach Patrick Vieira has a philosophy that makes his . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer and Mexico’s World Cup rosters have had little to do with one another over the years. In the coming weeks that history could change three times over. Three MLS players are part of Mexico’s 28-man provisional World Cup 2018 roster. Health permitting, all of them stand to survive the cuts once manager Juan Carlos . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - The winter between the 2017 and 2018 seasons was flush with high profiles moves for a number of established players in Major League Soccer. New resources for clubs opened up the market and led to many of them dropping significant amounts of allocation money on big-name players. With a host of teams now one-third through their . . .
The 2018 MLS season continued over the weekend and so did the bad results for last year's MLS Cup finalists. Toronto FC followed up their home win over Seattle last week with a 3-2 loss at New England. The Revolution's Cristian Penilla scored in the 4th and 7th minutes with Teal Bunbury making it 3-0 in the 46th. An own-goal brought Toronto back into the game in the 55th with Seb Giovinco . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 11, 2018) US Soccer Players - How do you solve a problem like suffering from a lack of mainstream attention in your home market despite being one of the most successful clubs in MLS history? How do you solve a problem like catching up to your competition quickly when you’ve spent the better part of the last decade spending as little money on your product as . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 10, 2018) US Soccer Players - Peter Vermes signed a contract extension with Sporting Kansas City this week, one that keeps him in his posts of technical director and head coach through 2023. Already the longest-tenured active head coach in MLS, his new deal stands to make him the longest-serving boss in the league’s history. It’s a major show of confidence . . .
The soccer news starts with the midweek results for week 11 of the 2018 MLS season. Sporting KC shutout Atlanta United 2-0 on the road. Atlanta went a man down with a red card to goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the 34th minute for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity. Daniel Salloi scored for Sporting in the 67th with Gerso Fernandes doubling the lead in the 87th minute. Tim Melia made eight saves . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - Between the 2017 and 2018 MLS seasons, the LA Galaxy made sweeping changes. The club shed itself of more than a dozen players and brought in reinforcements across all lines, from new goalkeeper David Bingham to forward Ola Kamara and every position in between. The topper to that, of course, was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose arrival . . .
The soccer news starts with a clear distinction. It doesn't take much to notice the difference between Toronto vs Seattle on December 9, 2017 and Toronto vs Seattle later tonight at BMO Field. The MLS standings does the job for us. Toronto won their first game of the 2018 season last Friday, shutting out Philadelphia 3-0 at home to move from bottom of the Eastern Conference to 10th-place. Seattle . . .