Another super sub performance from headlines the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Weah subbed on in the 74th minute for Celtic's 2-0 away win at St Johnstone, scoring the second goal. James Forest put Celtic up in the 78th with Weah scoring in the 89th. Celtic finished a man down with a red card to Kristoffer Ajer three minutes into stoppage time. “Whatever time the coach gives me . . .
The USMNT was back in action on Saturday to close out training camp with a 2-0 shutout of Costa Rica at San Jose's Avaya Stadium. After a first-half where both teams had issues developing much offense, the USMNT responded with a stronger showing in the second-half for back-to-back camp wins. Once again, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter waited to make changes, ultimately using all of his substitutes. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 1, 2019) US Soccer Players - The end of Sebastian Giovinco’s time with Toronto FC came with a suddenness that caught everyone by surprise. Whatever the factors that led to Giovinco's exit from the club he helped turn into an MLS juggernaut, the rapidity of his transfer to Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia comes as a shock just a few weeks into preparations for the 2019 . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT in action on Saturday against Costa Rica (3:30pm ET - Fox). With a 3-0 shutout of Panama in Arizona last Sunday, the USMNT looks to close out January camp with another strong performance. As Charles Boehm relayed in his latest column for USSoccerPlayers, this version of the USMNT is about installing new tactics and teachable moments for coach Gregg Berhalter. . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 31, 2019) US Soccer Players - The USMNT scored three quality goals in Sunday’s 3-0 friendly win over Panama. They generally controlled proceedings in new head coach Gregg Berhalter’s debut. In the long run, though, what may turn out to be one of the game’s most revealing episodes had little chance of making it into most highlights reels. In the 17th minute, . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS operating in the transfer market. Not only did the Miguel Almiron to Newcastle deal become official, Seb Giovinco left Toronto FC for Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal. Now, rumors have DC United's Luciano Acosta potentially moving for big money by MLS standards. The league's commitment to selling players and fully operating in the transfer market is already taking hold, . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 30, 2019) US Soccer Players - First impressions are always important. Under the heavy microscope the LA Galaxy is under, that first impression can become reality. If the first Galaxy signing under the club’s new regime is any indication, the team is going in the right direction. The Galaxy acquired Mexican winger Uriel Antuna on a year-long loan from Manchester . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 30, 2019) US Soccer Players - MLS fans across the country are already checking their calendars. Teams are in training, running through their paces ahead of the 26th season of Major League Soccer. For some, the games start earlier than for others. Five sides will compete in the CONCACAF Champions League kicking off the third week of February. The rest of MLS gets . . .
The soccer news starts with USMNT players in action in England, Germany, and Mexico. In the Premier League, DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United beat Manchester City 2-1 at St James' Park. Falling behind in the opening minute, Salomon Rondon equalized for Newcastle in the 66th. Matt Ritchie converted a penalty in the 80th minute for the game winner. Newcastle is in 14th-place in the Premier League . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 29, 2019) US Soccer Players - In 2017, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho decided to prioritize the Europa League. With his club battling for a Champions League spot in the Premier League, Mourinho decided he had a better option. Win the Europa League and take the Champions League spot that came with the title. With UEFA adding that particular incentive, it made sense. . . .