It's the start of the greatest league in the world if you believe the hype around the Premier League. If you don't, it's still the start of the season for one of the world's elite league. The Premier League offers some of the biggest names in the game while seeming more than happy to pay what that costs on our behalf. It's nice of them to do the rest of us the favor. Meanwhile, there's a big wide . . .
Thursday's soccer news has MLS getting one spot in the 2017 US Open Cup final a forgone conclusion. Sporting Kansas City took it at the expense of the San Jose Earthquakes, advancing 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Danny Hoesen put San Jose up on the road in the 4th minute. Diego Rubio equalized in the 32nd. That score held through extra time. In the penalty stage, both teams missed with their . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 9, 2017) US Soccer Players - The 2017 MLS secondary transfer window closes on Wednesday. Like any good deadline, this one has prompted a flurry of activity with mere hours to go as clubs looks to strengthen their sides or cash in on the market, whichever the case may be. Naturally, it’s the clubs at the bottom end of the table who are looking to turn some . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 9, 2017) US Soccer Players - For expansion MLS clubs, first impressions are important. The first impression set by the other Los Angeles expansion club engrossed that club and stuck to it like a ball and chain and haunted it until its demise. The first impression LA’s newest Major League Soccer club gives off, specifically with its newest signing, will lead in . . .
The soccer news starts with Disney deciding how ESPN can monetize a reworked sports streaming site in the near future. As in, a reworked streaming site that may or may not care about your cable subscription. Whatever happens with ESPN, it's part of a larger trend that impacts how American soccer fans can watch games. Right now, ESPN is the outlier. Fox and NBC both have pay streaming sites where . . .
It's the Bundesliga, the league that every American likes to pretend they once watched on PBS a long time ago. If Soccer Made in Germany had those ratings, even the language barrier wouldn't have prevented the Bundesliga from being the most popular European league in the States. It's not, something that is a challenge for the current version. Fox Sports has the coverage, with the 2.Bundesliga . . .
Tuesday's soccer news has plenty of people predicting gloom for European soccer. According to this view, PSG triggering Neymar's hefty buyout clause and completing his move from Barcelona might destabilize the transfer market as we know it. It's too much money in a top heavy system that has already allowed for inflation whenever it's a Premier League club doing the buying. Add to this FIFPro's . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 7, 2017) US Soccer Players – Tommy McNamara is one of those MLS players with cult hero status. Despite being on a star-studded New York City FC team that includes David Villa and Andrea Pirlo, McNamara is often the standout player. He’s become a fan favorite because of his work ethic and dedication to his team. He’s the blue-collar star that the Yankee Stadium . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the Chicago Fire adding three more points near the top of the Eastern Conference table. Chicago won their ninth home game in a row, beating New England 4-1. They're 2nd in the East, three points behind Toronto with a game in hand. "I think the team knows how to play and the team knows our identity," Chicago coach Veljko Paunovic said. "The team, especially at . . .
MLS week 22 was notable for the introduction of the video assistant referee otherwise known as instant replay. It got used for the first time in Philadelphia's 3-1 win over Dallas, the kind of trivia question that no one should ever bother asking. Philadelphia took a 3-0 home lead in that game starting with CJ Sapong's goal in the 17th. Ilsinho doubled the lead in the 22nd, assisting on Sapong's . . .