Thursday's soccer news starts with the English Football League deciding promotion and relegation will remain in place across England's lower divisions. That's regardless of whether or not the leagues complete their schedules. League Two has already decided not to resume, with the other leagues needing a simple majority to decide one way or the other. The EFL will use the table as it stood rather . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Inactivity and what might have been scenarios have dominated the MLS landscape since mid-March. With the league shutting down due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, that is all fans and observers have. Leagues are negotiating with players, facilities, and state and local authorities trying to come up with safe ways to resume. MLS got . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Most soccer cultures take their older generations for granted. The deeper the history of the game in a given place, the greater the number of former players who influenced the sport in their post-playing lives. The matriculation of retired players into positions that impact the game in the places they come from is so natural as to . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with MLS and Liga MX officially canceling the 2020 MLS All-Star Game, Leagues Cup, and Campeones Cup. For the first time, Liga MX was going to field its own all-star team to play the MLS all-stars at Banc of California Stadium. MLS will use the same venue in 2021 and wants to keep MLS vs Liga MX in place. This was the second edition of the Nations League, with the . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 19, 2020) US Soccer Players - Back in 2001, the Miami Fusion entered the MLS playoffs with momentum. They were the Supporters' Shield winners, tied on points with fellow class of '98 expansion club Chicago. Though there were rumors that the league was in financial trouble and potentially considering contraction, Miami wasn't at the top of that list. They were a team looking to . . .
Tuesday's soccer news has the Scottish Premier League officially calling an end to its 2019-20 season. The decision comes weeks after a club vote ended the season in the lower divisions. All of Scotland's leagues used points per game to decide the final table with Celtic champions and Hearts relegated. "We would all have rather seen the league season played out on pitches, in stadiums and in . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2020) US Soccer Players – The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on sports leagues around the world. National lockdowns have put a pause on Europe's domestic leagues, while stay-at-home orders across the United States also means that no sports leagues are allowed to take place. Some are starting to wonder whether sports in North America will . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the Bundesliga's successful return to playing games that count. That may not be the same thing as a fully successful return, especially for anybody who thinks that the crowd can sway a result. Shocked looks, we all know it can. That was already the biggest talking point before, during, and now after a weekend of games that sort of seemed normal. Borussia . . .
The roundup of USMNT players is back in action with the games resuming behind closed doors in the Bundesliga. Round 26 meant an unlikely Revierderby with Borussia Dortmund shutting out Weston McKennie's Schalke 4-0 at home. Erling Haland scored for Dortmund in the 29th with Raphael Guerreiro added a goal in the 45th with Thorgan Hazard made it 4-0 in the 48th minute. Guerreiro scored again in the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2020) US Soccer Players - Multiple reports this week outlined the near future for MLS. The proposal is to resume match play next month with all 26 teams in a quarantined setting in Orlando, Florida. So we now know more or less how Major League Soccer is hoping to get its 2020 season back underway after its coronavirus suspension. The plan to gather over . . .