By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 3, 2021) US Soccer Players – There's no place like home. That's what a young Dorothy in the film "The Wizard of Oz" repeated to herself as she attempted to return to Kansas. In soccer, like in sports generally, playing at home and before your own fans has been considered a positive. In the pandemic era, home-field advantage and supporters have taken on a whole . . .
The roundup of week 3 in Major League Soccer starts in Harrison with Red Bull New York shutting out Chicago 2-0. Cristian Casseres Jr scored in the 47th with Caden Clark doubling the lead in the 64th. Red Bulls goalkeeper Carlos made four saves to keep the clean sheet. "It's always the same," Chicago coach Raphael Wicky said. "That the team is there, the team is in the game, they stood up . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with another USMNT player's club advancing in the Champions League. Zack Steffen was on the bench for Manchester City's 2-1 first-leg win at the Parc des Princes. PSG went up in the 15th minute with Kevin De Bruyne equalizing in the 64th. Playing a man up from the 77th, Riyad Mahrez scored for City in the 71st minute. The series concludes in Manchester on May . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 28, 2021) US Soccer Players - In its short history, Los Angeles FC has been an offensive juggernaut. As an expansion team, LAFC finished second in goals scored and has only upped its game since. They've led the league in goals scored in both 2019 and 2020. None of those seasons finished with an MLS Cup, but LAFC has set itself up as a perennial title contender on . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the Champions League semifinals. Christian Pulisic scored in Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Real Madrid. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 14th minute with Real Madrid leveling the score in the 29th minute. Pulisic subbed out in the 66th minute. The series concludes on "When we saw the lineup we had a quick talk in the dressing room to slightly change the moments . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Toronto FC once again trying to advance past a Liga MX club. This time, it's Cruz Azul starting later tonight at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando (10pm ET - FS1). Cruz Azul is top of the table in Mexico, advancing in the Champions League 8-0 over Arcahaie after finishing scoreless in the opening leg. It's that scenario that should resonate for . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 26, 2021) US Soccer Players – Soccer has grown in immense popularity in this country over the last few decades thanks to a confluence of factors. The 1994 World Cup, the creation of MLS, and leagues around the world becoming more accessible have helped turn more Americans into fans of the world game. Television was, and remains, key for Major League Soccer's . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Major League Soccer looking to see if their run of form continues in the Concacaf Champions League. Unfortunately, at least one MLS team will exit in the quarterfinals. There's an MLS team in every quarterfinal matchup. Putting five teams through to this round means Atlanta plays Philadelphia on Tuesday (8pm ET - FS1). Also on Tuesday is Toronto vs Cruz Azul, step . . .
The week 2 roundup starts with Friday's game. Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City drew 1-1 at Children's Mercy Stadium. Gianluca Busio scored for Sporting in the 45th with Nani equalizing in the 78th. On Saturday, NYCFC shutout Cincinnati 5-0 at Yankee Stadium. Jesus Medina opened the scoring in the 6th minute. An own-goal doubled the lead in the 53rd with Gudmundur Thorarinsson in the 57th. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 23, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's getting silly now. What started as a 20-year-old American striker with just a partial year of professional experience getting an opportunity is now something else. Daryl Dike's move to Barnsley just a few months ago is now a phenomenon. It could change the fortunes of the player and the club he joined on what seemed like a . . .