The recap of Week 13 of the 2021 MLS season starts in Atlanta. After reports that star player Josef Martinez was practicing on his own, Atlanta lost 1-0 at home to New England. Gustavo Bou scored the game's only goal in the 18th minute with Brad Knighton making five saves in the shutout. It would be the last game in charge for Atlanta coach Gabriel Heinze. The club announced on Sunday that Heinze . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - For any MLS club, the chance to land a 21-year-old attacking player fresh off a major international tournament who spent the previous season in Europe seems like a major victory. A player like that should add quality to the team, making them more dangerous going forward. LAFC could use such a player, particularly on the attacking . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 13, 2021) US Soccer Players - Though it's certainly closer than last season, it's still difficult to describe 2021 as normal for Major League Soccer. The easiest example of that is the three Canadian teams starting the season in the United States. Pandemic protocols made it unreasonable to hold league games in Canada. Once again, that forced the Canadian teams to try and . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT picking up three points against Haiti in a 1-0 group B win. With Columbus beating Martinique 4-1, the USMNT enters the second matchday trailing on goal difference at the top of the table. "Only" winning 1-0 needs seeing what Canada does against Haiti before turning it into an overarching talking point. With that in mind, here are three takeaways from the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 9, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders can add another record to the club's already long list. A 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night in Seattle gave the defending Western Conference champions a run of 13 games without a loss to start the season. That puts them ahead of four other teams that reached the 12 games unbeaten mark over the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with New York and Philadelphia drawing 1-1 at a rainy Red Bull Arena. Philadelphia went down a man in the 57th with a red card to Matt Freese. New York's Patryk Klimala converted the penalty in the 60th minute with Sergio Santos equalizing in the 85th. "We had a good one tonight," Red Bulls defender Jon Tolkin said. "Obviously, not the result we wanted. I think we . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with what counts as week 12 in Major League Soccer, with the midweek schedule subbing in for the weekend. Following one game on Friday, the league breaks until July 17 for the group stage of the 2021 Gold Cup. That tournament begins on Saturday, but with the squads already in camp some MLS rosters had to make quick adjustments. Week 12 opened with a shock result in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 7, 2021) US Soccer Players - As the season heads into the dog days of summer, early-season trends have given way to full-blown character traits. Teams now show their true colors heading into July. Those that looked like they were shaking off some early-season rust like Atlanta United and Inter Miami are instead showing something else. Meanwhile, teams like . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 7, 2021) US Soccer Players - Every two years, the story is the same. The Gold Cup arrives and Major League Soccer shifts into "Make Do" mode. Concacaf's championship may give a bigger stage to players who would otherwise be left to toil in the shadows, but it sure throws a wrench in things for MLS teams. Depth gets tested. Coaches must turn to more unheralded . . .
The MLS week 11 roundup should start with Columbus opening its new stadium, but instead it's Toronto grabbing the headline. A 7-1 loss at DC United marks the end to the Chris Armas era as coach of the club. DC United started the scoring early with Kevin Parades getting a goal in the 2nd and Nigel Robertha doubling the lead in the 8th. An own goal made it 3-0 DC in the 21st. Ayo Akinola pulled a . . .