By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - California is the most exciting state for MLS soccer. That much is clear through the completion of the Round of 16. LAFC has the most goals in the MLS is Back tournament with 15 while San Jose is in 2nd-place with 11. Even the LA Galaxy, unceremoniously crashing out in the group stage, is intriguing due to its many problems. The MLS . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - Say goodbye to the champions. The Seattle Sounders exited the MLS Is Back tournament in Orlando on Monday night, humbled by LAFC. Call it revenge if you like, though the stakes are just a bit different. The Sounders knocked LAFC off of their championship path in the 2019 MLS Cup playoffs. Say goodbye to last season's MLS Cup . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another unexpected result at MLS is Back. Columbus was one of the favorites after going three for three in the group stage. They're now out of the tournament courtesy of Minnesota. Tied 1-1 in regulation, United advanced 5-3 on penalties. Robin Lod put Minnesota up in the 18th minute with Gyasi Zardes equalizing in the 79th. Columbus failed to convert in the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Concacaf deciding eight is better than six when it comes to the final round of World Cup qualifying. Instead of this being the swansong for the Hexagonal ahead of World Cup expansion for 2026, we get the Octagonal. Two rounds will determine the three teams that join the USMNT, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Honduras with the final round starting in the June 2021 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 27, 2020) US Soccer Players – The MLS is Back Tournament rolls into the quarterfinals this week. What we got in the first round were some high-scoring games and last-minute epic comebacks. Aside from a few rough starts and teams that never got out of first gear, the tournament has not disappointed. With the competition entering the knockout stage, we can expect . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of the weekend MLS is Back games. Orlando knocked out Montreal 1-0 in the opening round of 16 game. Tesho Akindele scored the only goal in the 60th minute with Pedro Gallese making one save to keep the clean sheet. Orlando will move on without Dom Dwyer, who had to have a knee scan outside of the MLS bubble. Philadelphia knocked out New England 1-0. . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the Premier League's finale. Christian Pulisic subbed out in the 78th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton. Mason Mount opened the scoring a minute into first-half stoppage time with Olivier Giroud adding a goal three minutes later. The three points mean Chelsea finishes in 4th-place, winning a Champions League spot in . . .
Editor's Note: Shortly after the publication of this article, Atlanta United announced that Frank de Boer is no longer the coach of the club. “On behalf of Atlanta United, I would like to thank Frank for his leadership and commitment to the club,” club president Darren Eales said. U"Frank’s guidance, the club had a strong 2019 season in both MLS and international competition. After discussing . . .
Friday's soccer news says goodbye to the group stage at MLS is Back. Major League Soccer's combination of tournament and games that count in the league standings ended with two draws, setting the field for the round of 16. The LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo both exited the tournament following a 1-1- draw to conclude Group F. Darwin Quintero put Houston up in the 17th with Cristian Pavon equalizing . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 23, 2020) US Soccer Players - Gregg Berhalter conducted one of his most in-depth media sessions in months on Tuesday, spending nearly an hour on a Zoom call with reporters. He's entered the so-called bubble at the MLS is Back Tournament outside Orlando, Florida to scout the games and keep in touch with MLS-based members of the player pool. The scope of the . . .