Josh Sargent opened the scoring in Werder Bremen's 2-0 win at Carl Zeiss Jena in the DFB Pokal first round. Sargent scored in the 49th minute with Tahith Chong doubling the lead in the 88th. Sargent subbed out in stoppage time. "I was a bit frustrated at first, but I kept going and was ready for the next chance," Sargent said "Luckily, I took advantage when it came along." Tyler Adams's RB . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - Another MLS coach is under fire. Following the dismissals of Frank de Boer at Atlanta United and Chris Armas of the New York Red Bulls, someone had to be the next on the hot seat. As long as their are games on the schedule, there's a coach or two in trouble. Still, the coach currently shouldering the criticism in Major League . . .
If you missed topflight club soccer easily available on most cable packages, the Premier League is back. Europe is attempting to play on quickly to return to what passes for a normal schedule. With the leagues in Scotland and France already underway, La Liga and the Premier League begin this weekend. For USMNT fans, the main story remains Christian Pulisic at Chelsea. Now wearing the #10 shirt, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 10, 2020) US Soccer Players - The knotty topic of training compensation and solidarity payments in American soccer reared its head again this week. Almost a year and a half on from MLS announcing its intention to pursue such claims for products of its academy system, a new report from ESPN's Jeff Carlisle delves into the state of flux around this issue. . . .
Thursday's soccer news has the MLS roundup, starting with Inter Miami's 2-1 home win over Atlanta United. Lewis Morgan put Inter up in the 28th minute with Eric Remedi equalizing in the 33rd. Morgan scored again in the 38th. Atlanta had a penalty in the 40th minute converted on a rebound but waived off due to encroachment by United and Inter. That gave United a retake that Inter Miami goalkeeper . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - MLS is Back was quite a bit of fun, more perhaps than many expected. Still, the tournament might have been just that, a fun one-off event. What happened in Orlando did not necessarily reveal much of what was to follow in late August and into September. The champions have stumbled on their return to league play while some other . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - As is always the case with these things, it's best to wait until it's official. There's no point in jumping ahead and getting excited until everything is official. These things have a history of falling apart at the minute. The world of big-time soccer transfers is a cauldron of intrigue. It's often hard to separate fact from . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Concacaf pushing back the opening round of World Cup qualifying to the March international window. Officials from some of the Concacaf nations involved in the opening round of qualifying had questioned the schedule due to the pandemic. "Many parts of the region continue to have very challenging public health situations, and that has been a key factor in this . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 8, 2020) US Soccer Players - With it now official that Pity Martinez is no longer a member of Atlanta United, the club has doubled down on what has become standard operating procedure. Given the right deal, Atlanta management will make the choice to move on. "We want to thank Pity for his contributions to our club for the past two years," Atlanta technical director Carlos . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with European Club Association and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli making one economic issue clear. UEFA will likely refund Champions League and Europa League broadcast rights holders around 575 million euros. Agnelli made that statement at the organization's 24th general assembly with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin present. "We have seen a £330million rebate in . . .