By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 5, 2018) US Soccer Players - Summer is well underway. In MLS, that means teams can still overcome early-season misgivings, but only by sorting out their issues now. Seattle reached MLS Cup the last two years despite carrying a poor record into July. The Sounders were 5-7-6 through June 2017 and 5-9-1 through June 2016 and yet both times were able to turn things . . .
MLS got the games in over the July 4th holiday, starting with Houston and LAFC drawing 2-2 on Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium. Latif Blessing scored for LAFC in the 5th minute with Mark-Anthony Kaye doubling the lead in the 72nd. Adama Diomande assisted on both goals. The Dynamo staged a stoppage time comeback with Mauro Manotas scoring four minutes into stoppage time and Philippe Senderos scoring . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - Like most other parts of the country, Southern California's focus is on the World Cup. Ratings have been consistently high locally. Everywhere anybody turns there is talk of soccer, whether it is on social media, gatherings at work, or with friends and family. Soccer has been on the forefront and it seems like both the LA Galaxy and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - With the Independence Day holiday upon us and the 2018 MLS season no longer in its “early” phase, it’s time for some game theory. Strike that. Forget game theory. It’s time for simple math. This deep into the season, math is not the friend of several teams thought to be shoe-ins for the postseason when the campaign began. The math . . .
The soccer news starts with Wayne Rooney making new friends in the District of Columbia. DC United officially introduced their new Designated Player and star of the show at the Newseum on Monday. Rooney got the expected questions, including what might end up being a recurring theme... the weather. "Obviously, it’s hot" Rooney said. "But the one thing which I was concerned about was whether it . . .
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The soccer news starts with the New York Red Bulls' turn to point at the standings and say "why not us?" NYCFC slipped against Chicago, losing 3-2 at Toyota Park and creating an opportunity for New York's other MLS club. The Red Bulls took it, beating Toronto 1-0 away on Sunday to pass NYCFC in the standings. It's now the Red Bulls in 2nd-place with 32 points from 16 games played, a point ahead of . . .
The week 18 MLS roundup starts with two teams scoring four goals. Atlanta United shutout Orlando City 4-0 at home. Josef Martinez started the scoring in the 3rd minute, assisting on Miguel Almiron's goal in the 55th. Ezequiel Barco scored Atlanta's third goal in the 57th with Almiron scoring again in the 78th. Brad Guzan made three saves to keep the clean sheet. “Don’t get me wrong, the crowd is . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 29, 2018) US Soccer Players - The story at the start of Week 18 of the MLS season are teams going opposite directions in rivalry games. Namely, the two games on Saturday's schedule. Should viewers stick around after Fox's World Cup coverage, they'll see the Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers derby. A few hours later, ESPN has Atlanta United hosting Orlando . . .
The soccer news starts with Wayne Rooney tweeting from the plane on his way to DC to join United. The safe assumption was that Rooney wasn't traveling to enjoy the National Mall or revisit some of his favorite places from the last time he was in the nation's capital. DC United made the move official on Thursday, signing him through the 2021 MLS season. Rooney turns 33 on October 24. "It is . . .