By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 13, 2020) US Soccer Players - This week Major League Soccer made the decision to suspend its 2020 season for at least a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other sports leagues at home and abroad have made similar moves to help slow the spread of the pandemic, and it's a no-brainer given the high stakes. For MLS in particular, though, it's a potentially . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 13, 2020) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's 2020 season didn't give us much before the league made the tough, but crucial decision to suspend play amid the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but it did leave us on a high note. Sunday's back-and-forth affair between LAFC and the Philadelphia Union in Los Angeles put on display the kind of high intensity, . . .
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Soccer Federation announced on Thursday that the USMNT will not travel to Europe for the March friendlies. The USMNT was scheduled to play at the Netherlands in Eindhoven and at Wales in Cardiff. The status of the U-23 Olympic qualifying has yet to be determined. "With the health of our players, coaches, staff and fans as our main . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Atlanta United's first-leg loss at Club America in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. Atlanta now trails 3-0 after a tough start in front of a sparse crowd of 20,731 at Estadio Azteca. Club America took the lead in the 11th minute, adding goals in the 13th and 36th. With Atlanta looking stronger, halftime sub Matheus Rossetto exited with an injury . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - As far as regular seasons go, there is no better one in league history than LAFC's 2019 campaign. In its second year of existence, LAFC dazzled and amazed the rest of the league and was mostly unstoppable on its way to the Supporters' Shield. Of course, the Seattle Sounders proved to be the club's kryptonite, dashing LAFC's hopes of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - Five Major League Soccer clubs started their seasons early in 2020 thanks to the Concacaf Champions League. The price of chasing international glory for four American teams and one Canadian team is a more urgent preseason training period and a lot more stress as the schedule begins. Now, with the regular season underway, the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Tyler Adams subbing on in the 56th minute for RB Leipzig's 3-0 home win over Spurs in the Champions League round of 16. RB Leipzig advanced to the quarterfinals 4-0 on aggregate. With Adams unavailable during the group stage due to injury, it was his debut in the Champions League. Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring for Leipzig in the 10th minute, doubling the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with an old idea in American club soccer. If you're going to spend money, spend it on players that put the ball in the back of the net. At the very least, spend it on players that help to put the ball in the back of the net. As that thinking goes, better to spend on an offensive player that doesn't work out than, you know, put significant money into recruiting . . .
Minnesota's 5-2 win at San Jose headlines the roundup of week 2 of the 2020 MLS season. Ike Opara put United up in the 13th minute with Magnus Eriksson equalizing from the penalty spot in the 19th. Jan Gregus made it 2-1 Minnesota in the 26th with Luis Amarilla extending the lead in the 32nd. Robin Lod made it 4-1 in first-half stoppage time. Valeri Qazaishvili pulled a goal back for the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 6, 2020) US Soccer Players - Twelve years on from David Beckham's arrival as Major League Soccer's first Designated Player back in 2007, it's easy to forget just how crazy his initial days in America really were. Beckham was then, as he is now, recognized around the world as a superstar not just for his abilities on the field, but for his image and marketing . . .