By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - From their equal-pay dispute with the USWNT to various litigation concerning the NASL, the US Soccer Foundation, and even their own commercial partners Kwik Goal, the United States Soccer Federation has come to be associated with plenty of contentious conflicts in recent years. You can now add the Fed's own boys Development . . .
The soccer news starts with NYCFC beating Houston 3-2 at Yankee Stadium. NYCFC's Alexandru Mitrita opened the scoring in the 16th minute with Juan Cabezas equalizing in the 26th. Houston's Romell Quioto saw red in the 29th for violent conduct. The Dynamo took the lead in the 77th minute through a Mauro Manotas goal. Subbing on in the 58th minute, Taty Castellanos equalized for NYCFC in the 83rd . . .
The soccer news starts with Atlanta vs Minnesota United in the 2019 US Open Cup final on August 27 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (8pm ET - ESPN+). Minnesota knocked out Portland 2-1 at Allianz Field. Darwin Quintero converted a Minnesota penalty in the 22nd minute with Brian Fernandez equalizing in first-half stoppage time. Mason Toye scored United's winner in the 64th minute. "I thought we were the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 7, 2019) US Soccer Players - The best way to wake up the LA Galaxy is by having another team in Los Angeles and having that team succeed. When that other LA team is open to spending cash on incoming players, both teams improve and by extension so too does MLS. With the transfer deadline set to close on Wednesday, both LA teams have been buyers, trying to add . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 7, 2019) US Soccer Players - There is no argument that the biggest bombshell of Major League Soccer's secondary transfer window was Wayne Rooney. DC's striker announced that he's leaving to join Derby County of the English Championship as a player/coach. Since that move won't happen until January, it doesn't count as a summer transfer window move. The . . .
The soccer news starts with Atlanta waiting to see who they'll play in the 2019 US Open Cup final after a 2-0 shutout at Orlando City. Eric Remedi opened the scoring in the 37th with Emerson Hyndman doubling the lead in the 78th minute. United goalkeeper Brad Guzman made two saves to keep the clean sheet. "It’s never easy to get to a final," Hyndman said. "It’s a knockout format and that’s never . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - With the return to club soccer in Europe, there are always the old reliables. Will it be Barcelona or Real Madrid in La Liga? Will Juventus in Spain and PSG in France once again run away at the top of their leagues? Will the Premier League be competitive or will it only seem that way as the favorite claims the trophy? These are the cliches of . . .
The soccer news starts with a familiar scenario for the US Open Cup, an all-MLS semifinal round. Orlando City plays Atlanta on Tuesday and Minnesota hosts Houston on Wednesday to decide the finalists for the 2019 US Open Cup. It's another edition where the Concacaf Champions League spot that goes to the Open Cup winner is an extra guaranteed spot for Major League Soccer. 2008 was the last time a . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 5, 2019) US Soccer Players – Despite preseason friendlies still on the schedule, the start of August brings with it games that actually matter across Europe. First up is the Premier League. For many Americans, England's topflight has become a regular part of their mornings each weekend. Starting this weekend, many of you will get those morning routines back. . . .
The soccer news starts with an oddity in MLS. Three teams tied on points with another a point behind and all on 23 games played. That's spots 2nd through 5th in the table, and it's Minnesota United leading that group. Minnesota's 1-0 shutout of Portland, San Jose's 1-1 draw with Columbus, and Seattle's 3-2 loss to Sporting KC along with the Galaxy losing in Atlanta reset the teams theoretically . . .