By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 30, 2021) US Soccer Players - The NCAA men's and women's soccer tournaments kick off this week. It's a few months late and comprises a smaller field than usual, due on both counts to the disruptions of COVID-19. The lingering pandemic has also led to both events being held entirely in the state of North Carolina, culminating in the College Cup finals at . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League semifinals. Bryan Reynolds wasn't in the squad for Roma's 6-2 loss at Manchester United in the opening leg. Roma fell behind in the 9th minute with Lorenzo Pellegrini equalizing from the penalty spot in the 15th. Edin Dezko put Roma up in the 33rd. Manchester United went ahead for good in the 48th, adding a goal in the 64th and converting a 71st . . .
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 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 28, 2021) US Soccer Players - American soccer has taken undeniable strides when it comes to player development. With that comes an increase in the reputation of the young American player in the hallowed halls of Europe's biggest clubs. It wasn't that long ago that getting players from the United States into high-level European environments turned on the . . .
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 . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 27, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's hard to believe that something that seemed crucial just a week ago is now not much more than a punchline. Imagine the business school instructor trying to use The Super League as a case study a few years from now. "So after an initial leak during Sunday's games, the whole thing was over in 48 hours. Somehow, it involved governments, fans, and . . .
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 . . .