By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2022) US Soccer Players - If the end of the 2021 Major League Soccer regular season didn't represent an existential crisis for FC Dallas, it presented questions trending in that direction. The club's reputation as the country's best developer of soccer talent was well-won through years of work. FC Dallas committed money and attention to creating a structure . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Montreal taking the somewhat surprising lead at the top of the Eastern Conference. Montreal shutout Charlotte FC -0 on Saturday to pull into a three-way lead with 2nd-place Orlando City and 3rd-place Philadelphia all on 20 points. With Montreal and Orlando tied on total wins, Montreal takes the top spot on goal difference +3 to -1. Montreal and Philadelphia both . . .
Week 11 of the 2022 Major League Soccer season started in Toronto with Orlando City winning 1-0. Kyle Smith scored the game's only goal two minutes into stoppage time. City goalkeeper Pedro Gallese made two saves to keep the clean sheet. Colorado shutout LAFC 2-0 at home. Gyasi Zardes opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 17th and Diego Rubio converted a penalty in the 28th minute. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 13, 2022) US Soccer Players - During his record-setting run with the LA Galaxy, head coach Bruce Arena prioritized winning MLS Cups. That may sound simplistic since that's the situation every coach in the league, but it's different when putting together a dynasty capable of doing just that. As Arena was quick to point out back then, part of that focus was due . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the 2021-22 FA Cup final. Christian Pulisic's Chelsea faces Liverpool at Wembley looking to win their second trophy of the season on Saturday (11:45am ET - ESPN+). Chelsea lifted the Club World Cup in February, losing the League Cup final on penalties to Liverpool at Wembley later that month. That makes this game an opportunity to win the bigger English cup at . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 12, 2022) US Soccer Players - Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar had to face a few unfamiliar questions as they got to work planning and hosting the new “GoalCast” whiparound show ESPN+ staged during Wednesday night’s packed slate of 10 US Open Cup matches. Running some seven hours from start to finish, it was a marathon broadcast with nine live interview . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the Premier League. Christian Pulisic scored for Chelsea in their 3-0 win at Leeds. Mason Mount opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 4th with Leeds seeing red in the 24th minute. Pulisic doubled the lead in the 55th and Romelu Lukaku finished off the goals in the 83rd. Pulisic subbed out in the 78th minute. "I thought we started really well," Pulisic said. "We . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - Since the club's inception, the LA Galaxy promised to field a roster of stars. From Cobi Jones and Luis Hernandez to Landon Donovan, David Beckham, and Robbie Keane, the team has traditionally delivered on that promise. This year's roster is no different as it features Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Mexico's all-time leading scorer, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - When Chris Albright arrived at FC Cincinnati in October of 2021 as the club's new general manager, his challenge was daunting. Albright represented the third attempt by FCC to get its soccer leadership right. Following three straight seasons of last-place finishes, the club finally secured someone with deep MLS experience to turn . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the US Open Cup round of 32. Orlando City advanced with a 2-1 home win over Philadelphia. Ercan Kara scored for Orlando in the 54th and Andres Perea doubled the lead in the 57th. The Union's Stuart Findlay pulled a goal back in the 77th minute. “I thought it was a very enjoyable game for our fans," Orlando coach Oscar Pareja said. "The intensity shows the . . .