The roundup of USMNT players in Europe, Mexico, and Brazil starts in Sweden. Aron Johannsson's Hammarby drew 2-2 at home with Malmo in the Allsvenskan. An own-goal put Malmo up in the 13th minute with Johannsson equalizing in the 35th. Malmo went up again in the 45th with Alexander Kacaniklic equalizing in the 79th. Mix Diskerud scored in Helsingborg's 2-1 loss at Elfsborg. Elfsborg converted a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - It would be fair to say that it has been a while since a true underdog has lifted the MLS Cup trophy. Last year's champions, the Seattle Sounders, are the model MLS franchise with two MLS Cup titles in the last four seasons. In 2018, an ascendant Atlanta United used its flashy and expensive South American talent and famous coach to . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Reggie Cannon hasn't been in Europe for very long. The FC Dallas product arrived at Boavista just two months before the USMNT gathered in Wales at the start of the November international window. Cannon's already found his feet as a regular starter there, finding it dramatically different from his MLS experience. The fullback . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with reports that Inter Miami is without its star players for tonight's play-in game at Nashville. The Miami Herald's Michelle Kaufman updated earlier stories that five Inter players tested positive for the coronavirus, reporting that Federico Higuain, Gonzalo Higuain, and Leandro Gonzalez Pirez are part of that group. That leaves Inter Miami and MLS facing a playoff . . .
By J Hutcherson (Nov 19, 2020) US Soccer Players - Coming up with a problem where the only answer was a convoluted solution, Major League Soccer kicks off its Eastern Conference play-in round on Friday. After realigning the conferences to restart the season, MLS felt it had no choice but to reset playoff expectations in the now-14 team Eastern Conference. Instead of advancing the top eight . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola now under contract with the club through the 2022-23 season. Rumors linked Guardiola with a return to Barcelona, perhaps playing off the idea that he isn't known for spending significant time at any club he's coached. "Having that kind of support is the best thing any manager can have," Guardiola said in a press statement. . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the November 2020 version of club vs country. FIFA altered the release rules for clubs, but that option to keep players out of international duty only applied in specific circumstances. Games that count was the biggest decider, with UEFA scheduling Euro qualifiers and Nations League games, Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, and South America playing World Cup . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT attack finding itself with plenty of opportunities against an overmatched Panama in a 6-2 win in Austria. It's worth the reminder that Panama led early in the first-half, but the USMNT eventually established the kind of rhythm that ended up with Nicholas Gioacchini and Sebastian Soto both scoring twice. Soto's goals came late, with the USMNT scoring . . .
The USMNT's newest generation showed that they can come back in a 6-2 win over Panama in Austria. Trailing from an 8th minute Jose Fajardo goal, Gio Reyna converted a free kick in the 19th minute. Nicholas Gioacchini scored his first goal for the senior squad in the 22nd, doubling the lead in the 26th. The USMNT has a chance to extend its lead from the penalty spot in the 65th minute, but . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 16, 2020) US Soccer Players – Ask a soccer fan about what Barcelona means and you’d hear lots of familiar answers. A name like Lionel Messi quickly comes to mind. So does a tournament like the Champions League. Other responses could include former coach Pep Guardiola or a striker like Neymar, who now plays for PSG. Maybe it's the current Barca team and their . . .