Tuesday's soccer news starts with the image issue for MLS clubs. For the 2022 season and its move back to Soldier Field, the Chicago Fire debuted a new crest. It didn't go well. Faced with fan backlash while playing through a strange season, the Fire's management acted. The club would get another new badge closer to the original. Unveiled in June, the Fire started offering merchandise with the new . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 4, 2021) US Soccer Players – The start of fall brings with it cooler temperatures in most parts of the country. For MLS, things are just starting to heat up. It's the time of year when teams ramp up to the playoffs, jockeying for points on the quest for the Supporters' Shield or a higher place in the table. For teams just outside the top seven in each . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the churn of games in MLS favoring New England. The Revs clinched 1st-place in the East without having to play in week 29, due to other results finally making their massive lead to great to catch. 18 points ahead of 2nd-place Nashville, the next box to check en route to the playoffs is the Supporters' Shield. New England leads Seattle by 11 points for 1st overall . . .
Week 29 of the 2021 Major League Soccer season started on Saturday at Q2 Stadium, where Austin beat Real Salt Lake 2-1. Cecilio Dominguez scored for Austin in the 17th and 55th minutes. Damir Kreilach pulled a goal back in the 64th. "Honestly, it's great to finally produce a game at home," Dominguez said. "This is our second win in a row at home. We're obviously still behind in the table, but . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 1, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Columbus Crew are champions. Certainly of MLS. The Crew still hold the MLS Cup after last December's win over the Seattle Sounders. Now, they're also the champions of of... Mexico and the United States? It's tough to pin down exactly what honor the Campeones Cup bestows upon the team that claims it. Following a 2-0 victory at . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with another coaching change in MLS. The Chicago Fire "parted ways" with Raphael Wicky following a 2-0 home win over NYCFC at Soldier Field. Robert Beric scored in the 48th and Federico Navarro doubled the lead in the 66th. Chicago goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina made two saves to keep the clean sheet. The Fire is in 12th-place in the East a dozen points out of the playoff . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 29, 2021) US Soccer Players - Not too long ago, Major League Soccer revolved around Los Angeles. If the LA Galaxy wasn't winning or making a run at MLS Cup, something was missing for the league. For a brief period of time, Chivas USA was also helping bring success and attention to Southern California. A couple of years ago, though, that success bottomed out. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 29, 2021) US Soccer Players - In 2020, MLS made a change to its roster of annual awards. Out was the Rookie of the Year, an award whose history went back to the dawn of the league. The Rookie of the Year honored the best first-year professional during the season and counted among its winners names like Steve Ralston, Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, and Jordan . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 28, 2021) US Soccer Players - Week 28 is another midweek wonder from Major League Soccer as MLS gets the games in over a compacted season. There are either eight or nine games left for those in the playoff positions in the Western Conference. While the East is getting the attention for how close the playoff positions are, it's also a tight table at the top in the West. Three . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the situation in the Eastern Conference for the teams currently in 3rd through 8th-place. Three points separate all of them, creating a situation where any slip could have a team the odd one out in the playoff picture. Right now, that's Atlanta United in 8th-place on 36 points. With Major League Soccer's unbalanced schedule, this is normally where we'd spend time . . .