Thursday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup and another postponement. Chicago vs Minnesota didn't go ahead as scheduled due to "a suspected case of COVID-19 among the Minnesota United team delegation." On the field, New England beat Montreal 3-2 at Red Bull Arena. Kekuta Manneh opened the scoring in the 13th minute with Teal Bunbury making it 2-0 Revs in the 20th. Amar Sejdic scored for the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 14, 2020) US Soccer Players - MLS is heading full steam toward the finish line, but the realities of life still affect the league. Several matches have been postponed due to Covid-19 outbreaks, with Colorado the hardest hit. Empty stadiums are the norm, with a scant few games featuring fans. Through it all, the teams are starting to separate themselves. The . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 14, 2020) US Soccer Players - When total redemption undoes deepest despair, it's easy to forget just how bleak the dark times were. There's a trick our minds play on us, something akin to a coping mechanism, that pushes out negative memories in favor of better ones. Columbus Crew fans might know a thing or two about this phenomenon. "It's always darkest before . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another packed matchday in Major League Soccer. A dozen games are on the schedule, highlighted by Toronto vs Red Bulls in the East and the Galaxy hosting San Jose in the West. Will any of these games provide the kind of clarity we might expect as the league closes in on the playoffs? Probably not, with the schedule now growing more unbalanced in both . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the plan to reset how professional soccer works in England. Project Big Picture might not be the catchiest title, but it's pushed Premier League politics to the forefront in an international week. Manchester United and Liverpool's ownership is now the face of a plan to reduce the size of the Premier League, create a playoff for one promotion and relegation spot, . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 12, 2020) US Soccer Players – The MLS regular season is nearing its end. The top of the Eastern Conference has been a battle between the Columbus Crew and Toronto FC. Over in the Western Conference, Seattle and Portland are fighting for 1st-place, adding a new chapter to this decades old Northwest rivalry. Eighteen teams will make the MLS playoffs in this . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. Once again, Colorado was unable to play due to positive coronavirus tests, postponing their game with the Galaxy. On the field, Inter Miami shutout Houston 1-0 in Fort Lauderdale. Lewis Morgan converted a 57th minute penalty for the game's only goal. Inter goalkeeper John McCarthy made two saves to keep the clean sheet. The Red Bulls shutout . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - Even in a season beset by a pandemic, with the schedule upended, travel more complicated, and home-field advantage chucked out the window, the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are intent on repeating history. Seattle and Toronto have faced off in three of the last four MLS Cup finals and look to be on a collision course to meet again . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - When Peter Wilt returned to the National Independent Soccer Association fold earlier this year after a stint with the rival United Soccer League, he got a noteworthy greeting from the chair and co-founder of Chattanooga FC, one of the leading clubs in the upstart group. "Tim Kelly actually said, 'welcome back from the dark . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with DC United management deciding it was time for a coaching change. Ben Olsen ends his almost decade run with the club following a 4-0 home loss to DC on Saturday and a 4-1 loss at NYCFC on Wednesday. DC United is now at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table with the worst record in Major League Soccer. “It is now time for a change," Olsen said in a press . . .