By J Hutcherson (Jul 27, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's easy to look back at the second half of last season as the plight of the super clubs. Even before the unfortunate attempt at a breakaway version of the Champions League, some of Europe's biggest and brightest were openly predicting tough economic times ahead. The idea that business would simply continue as usual post-pandemic butted up . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Juventus coach Massimliano Allegri setting expectations for his return to the club. Shocked looks, they're quite high for Weston McKennie and the squad. Allegri returns after Juventus didn't win their tenth-consecutive league title and exited the Champions League in the round of 16. Juventus being Juventus, they did win last season's Supercoppa Italia and Coppa . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 26, 2021) US Soccer Players – The Gold Cup has been an experimental affair for the USMNT by design, but this squad of players is showing what mutual belief can accomplish. Over their four games, the USA has worked through the regular issues with the group stage. Some games are closer than most would've predicted. Others are under control. All of them are steps . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT's 1-0 win over Jamaica to advance to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals. As is normally the case with a one-goal shutout, the focus is rightly on the goalscorer Matthew Hoppe and the goalkeeper Matt Turner. That certainly holds for what happened last night at AT&T Stadium. With Turner holding up against Jamaica's attack, it was Hoppe making the . . .
Matthew Hoppe made the difference for the USMNT, scoring in the 83rd minute of the 1-0 quarterfinal win over Jamaica at AT&T Stadium. In a game where both teams had chances, the goalkeepers came up big. Matt Turner for the USMNT and Andre Blake for Jamaica turned the game into who would deny the next solid opportunity. Eventually, it was Hoppe with an 83rd minute goal, subbing out almost . . .
The roundup of week 15 in MLS starts with a Sunday game at Yankee Stadium where NYCFC shutout Orlando City 5-0. It's always the lopsided scorelines that get the attention in any league, and Major League Soccer is no exception. Jesus Medina started the scoring in the 40th minute with Ismael Tajouri doubling the lead in the 53rd. Maxi Moralez made it 3-0 in the 65th with Malte Amundsen adding a goal . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 23, 2021) US Soccer Players - For the USMNT, this Gold Cup is about the opportunity. It’s about the opportunity to win a trophy, of course, but also the opportunity presented to individual players. There’s an intense World Cup qualifying campaign coming very soon. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter is on the hunt for players who can step up when asked to aid in that . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 23, 2021) US Soccer Players - The USMNT begin their journey through the Gold Cup's knockout bracket on Sunday with a quarterfinal matchup against Jamaica at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (9:30pm ET - FS1). It's a familiar opponent in a familiar circumstance. The Yanks have extended their streak of 16 straight qualifications for the knockout phase of . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with more from Major League Soccer. Orlando City beat Philadelphia 2-1 at Exploria Stadium, passing them in the Eastern Conference standings. City is now in 2nd-place with 25 points, two more than the Union with a game in hand. They trail leaders New England by five points also with a game in hand. Benjo Michel opened the scoring for Orlando in the 10th ith Andres Perea . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the MLS midweek schedule. Columbus and Nashville finished 0-0 at Lower.com Field. The Crew put seven shots on target to Nashville's one. NYCFC shutout Montreal 1-0 at Red Bull Arena. Ismael Tajouir scored in the 29th minute with Luis Barraza making one save to keep the clean sheet. Toronto and the Red Bulls drew 1-1 at BMO Field. Patryk Klimala put New York up in . . .