By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 8, 2018) US Soccer Players - The MLS secondary transfer windows officially closes at midnight on Wednesday, meaning teams have just a few more hours to finish any business for the balance of the 2018 season. The deadline doesn’t often spur a flurry of trades and transfers as it might in other leagues. Still, a few transactions did go down on Tuesday that will . . .
We start the soccer news with a simple point. It's easy to judge the 2018 summer transfer market by its biggest deal. Cristiano Ronaldo moves to Juventus from defending Champions League winners Real Madrid and resets the competitive balance in European soccer. Last season, it was Neymar moving from Barcelona to PSG but that wasn't the key player from the club dominating the Champions League. It's . . .
The 2018-19 Premier League season begins on Friday and with it a noticeable absence of USMNT players. After a few seasons with less and less American involvement, that's becoming the new normal. The season kicks off with four USMNT players in Premier League squads and none of those teams involved in European competitions or finishing higher than 10th-place last season. It's a tough scenario for . . .
The soccer news starts with LAFC making yet another major signing in their debut season. Christian Ramirez joins the club from Minnesota United. Heading in the other direction is what we've come to expect in this era of MLS, allocation money. Minnesota gets $250k in General Allocation Money over the next two seasons, $100k in Targeted Allocation Money this season, $200k in TAM in 2019, and . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 6, 2018) US Soccer Players – The summer touring season is coming to an end for European clubs with league games that count on the horizon. One of the bright spots from the summer friendlies was how well American players did, a possible precursor for things to come this season. Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah are just two of the many young Americans expected to . . .
Once again we start the soccer news with the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup while we wait for enough games on the schedule. The big news for USMNT supporters was a goal for Timothy Weah. Starting in the Trophee des Champions, Weah scored PSG's third goal in the 4-0 shutout of Monaco. Angel di Maria opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with Christopher Nkunku doubling the lead in the . . .
The MLS season barely paused for the All-Star break, returning to action on Saturday with Atlanta and Toronto drawing 2-2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It was a quick turnaround for the venue that hosted Wednesday's All-Star game. United needed a comeback after falling behind in first-half stoppage time to a Seb Giovinco goal. Josef Martinez equalized from the penalty spot in the 53rd and put Atlanta . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - Sometimes outsiders can provide the most incisive perspectives. So when offered the chance to chat with Steve McManaman as he tours the United States in an ambassadorial role for La Liga, I sought out the retired English great’s views on a range of American soccer matters. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder is on . . .
The 2018-19 Scottish Premier League season starts this weekend, a league that is now only occasionally identified with USMNT players. Perry Kitchen's time at Hearts was the latest example, but it's a list that includes the Alejandro Bedoya - Carlos Bocanegra - Maurice Edu era at Rangers and prior to that DaMarcus Beasley and Claudio Reyna spending time with the club. The collapse of Rangers' . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 1, 2018) US Soccer Players - Surges by some and skids by others caused for some major movement in the MLS Power Rankings. The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders decided to start playing soccer once more while Chicago and Sporting KC have forgotten how to do so, and all of that reflects in the table this month. Atlanta still dominates the table as Josef Martinez . . .