The soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. A few hours before the scheduled start, the league postponed the Rapids vs LAFC game due to "one new confirmed case of COVID-19 among the Colorado Rapids staff." The Rapids had their October 3 game at Portland postponed due to coronavirus diagnoses among players and staff. On the field, Atlanta and Orlando City drew 0-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 7, 2020) US Soccer Players - Rarely does a FIFA international competition window come at a good time for Major League Soccer. If there's been one constant in the league's 25 seasons, it's the awkwardness of its relationship with FIFA's calendar. Ostensibly, MLS loves the international game and the positive impact it has on the league's reputation. When players . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a packed schedule of Major League Soccer games. In a season where every matchday feels like it's a restart, Orlando City travels to Atlanta as the better team. After 15 games, Orlando is in 3rd-place on 29 points, two points back of Columbus and Toronto. Atlanta is in 9th-place, holding onto one of the playoff qualifier spots. For those needing the reminder, . . .
By J Hutcherson (Oct 6, 2020) US Soccer Players - Last week, something interesting happened as Mexico was getting ready to fly out for two games in the Netherlands. The Dutch government decided to take a step back from allowing fans into stadiums. For one of the leagues that called off its 2019-20 season rather than resuming, the return of fans so quickly was a surprising move. This Eredivisie . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest coaching move in Major League Soccer. The New York Red Bulls paid a release fee to hire Gerhard Struber from Championship club Barnsley. He replaces Chris Armas, let go by the club following MLS is Back. Bradley Carnell has served as the interim coach. Struber can't officially take over as coach until he gets a work visa. "I am looking forward to . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 5, 2020) US Soccer Players – Mention American players and Portugal, and what instantly comes to mind is the 2002 World Cup. It was at that tournament that the United States defeated Portugal 3-2 to open the group stage. That victory helped the USMNT to ultimately reach the quarterfinals, the program's best finish since 1930. Portugal has been a destination for . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. Orlando City beat the Red Bulls 3-1 at home. Daryl Dike opened the scoring in the 24th with Junior Urso doubling the lead in the 50th. Florian Valot scored for the Red Bulls in the 54th. Carlos made it 3-1 Orlando five minutes into stoppage time. DC United had no answers in a 4-0 home loss to Atlanta. Jon Gallagher scored in the 4th minute with . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in La Liga. Sergino Dest capped his high profile move from Ajax to Barcelona with playing time. Dest subbed on in the 75th minute of Barca's 1-1 home draw with Sevilla. Trailing from an 8th minute goal, Philippe Coutinho equalized for Barcelona in the 10th minute. "Sevilla are a great team," Coutinho said. "They gave us a lot of problems. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 2, 2020) US Soccer Players - The nom de soccer "United" is not the only thing that the Major League Soccer clubs from Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia share as they prepare to face off in league play on Saturday. Both teams are mired in dismal periods when the present is bleak and the future is unclear. Also unclear is whether a win for either of them can do . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the 2020-21 Champions League draw. With USMNT players making major moves this season, there are now more players with teams in contention for European club soccer's biggest prize. The two biggest moves of the summer have USMNT players in the same group. Weston McKennie's Juventus and Sergino Dest's Barcelona enter group G as the favorites with Dynamo Kyiv and . . .