By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 4, 2019) US Soccer Players - The dog days of summer are fastly approaching. MLS clubs had some downtime in June while the Gold Cup group stage was going on. Some teams took well to the break while others did not. With July here so too are crammed schedules and busy travel itineraries. The rankings did not change much from last month, partially because of the . . .
MLS week 18 started with lots of goals on Wednesday night. Both the Chicago Fire and LAC won 5-1 while Houston posted a 4-0 shutout at home against the Red Bulls. Wednesday's MLS schedule opened with NYCFC shutting out the Seattle Sounders 3-0 at Yankee Stadium. Maxi Moralez scored in the 58th minute with Jesus Medina doubling the lead in the 77th. Ebenezer Ofori finished off the goals in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 3, 2019) US Soccer Players - FC Dallas's commitment to developing talent through its academy system is, for the leadership at the club, a matter of philosophy. From club president Clark Hunt down to the coaches in the youth teams, FC Dallas fosters a culture built on a belief that developing good soccer players and playing them at the senior level is the right . . .
Week 17 resumed with Colorado getting a surprise home win over LAFC on Friday. On Saturday, Minnesota United scored seven goals in a lopsided home win over FC Cincinnati. On Friday, New York beat Chicago 3-1 at Red Bull Arena. Alejandro Romero put New York up in the 8th minute with Brian White making it 2-0 in the 59th. Nemanja Nikolic pulled a goal back for the Fire in the 81st. Daniel Royer . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2019) US Soccer Players - You probably didn’t see this coming, what with Sacramento standing by with the red carpet already rolled out for MLS to come calling and St Louis priming itself to be the next darling of the expansion parade. Even MLS commissioner Don Garber’s declarations that MLS won’t, in fact, stop at 28 might not have prepared anybody for the . . .
The USMNT responded to squad rotation with a 1-0 shutout of Panama to win group D at the 2019 Gold Cup. Jozy Altidore's goal made the difference in the 1-0 result. Now, the USMNT focuses on surprise team Curacao in Sunday's quarterfinal in Philadelphia (8pm ET - FS1). It's not the kind of test the USMNT expected to start the knockout rounds, but playing an underdog is its own . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2019) US Soccer Players - On Saturday, MLS took a half-step towards a full launch into the post-Gold Cup break period with a six-game schedule. On Wednesday, the league will do it again with six games across the country. The consideration given to the Concacaf championship happening at the same time in the United States was always limited. Once again, a . . .
By Clemente Lisi – CLEVELAND, OH (June 24, 2019) US Soccer Players – The United States is firing on all cylinders at this Gold Cup following the 6-0 rout of Trinidad and Tobago. The USMNT has had several offensive weapons emerge at this tournament, and a few more coach Gregg Berhalter can still deploy as the Gold Cup progresses. One of them is Seattle Sounders striker Jordan Morris. On a roster . . .
The 2019 MLS season resumed after a week off for the Gold Cup. The LA Galaxy shook off their US Open Cup exit with a 2-0 shutout at FC Cincinnati. Emmanuel Boateng put the Galaxy up in the 12th with Favio Alvarez doubling the lead in the 15th. David Bingham kept the clean sheet with three saves. Chicago and Real Salt Lake drew 1-1 in Bridgeview. Aleksandar Katai put the Fire up in the 5th minute . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2019) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer is back! Are you ready to catch the fever? Ready or not, with three major international tournaments currently taking attention away from club competition, MLS will get back to its schedule with a set of seven games this weekend. Think of the limited slate as a way to ease back into the season after the Gold Cup . . .