By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 29, 2019) US Soccer Players - At the halfway point of the 2019 Major League Soccer campaign, the Los Angeles teams have been battling for Western Conference and league supremacy. Just not against each other. While the two LA teams haven't met, the rest of the league has felt the effects of playing against LAFC and/or the LA Galaxy. Through the unofficial halfway . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 5, 2019) US Soccer Players - On Tuesday, RB Leipzig of the Bundesliga announced that Ralf Rangnick was leaving his post as sporting director of the club to become the director of sporting and development for Red Bull’s global soccer network. In that role, Rangnick will oversee the soccer operations of the New York Red Bulls and Red Bull’s new Brazilian . . .
The soccer news starts with a simple presumption that it's hard to call any result an upset at the U-20 World Cup. It's a different type of soccer than the senior tournament, with the age restrictions lacking the sense of familiarity and experience. That's part of the point, of course. It takes nothing away from the teams that do their job by advancing to the next round. The USMNT did that, . . .
Preview: USMNT vs Jamaica The USMNT plays Jamaica on Wednesday in an international friendly that's the first of two warm-up games for the 2019 Gold Cup. The game at Washington, DC's Audi Field (7pm ET - FS1) is an opportunity for the USMNT. Coach Gregg Berhalter told members of the media on Tuesday that there are still Gold Cup roster spots in question. That roster is due at midnight on . . .
We start the soccer news with the final four of the first ever UEFA Nations League set for Porto and Guimaraes. Portugal plays Switzerland on Wednesday and the Netherlands vs England is on Thursday with the final set for Sunday at the Estadio do Dragao. The competition might feel like an after thought just days following the Champions League final, with the quick switch from club to country. That . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (June 3, 2019) US Soccer Players – Longevity is something every soccer player hopes for but few find. Italy's Dino Zoff was 40 when he led his country to the 1982 World Cup title. He would retire a year later. Others have not. Dutch striker and 1992 World Player of the Year Marco van Basten retired at 28 following a recurring ankle injury. Some of MLS's oldest . . .
In the last weekend before MLS breaks for the Gold Cup group stage all 24 teams were in action. The games started on Friday with Vancouver and Toronto drawing 1-1 in BC Place. Fredy Montero converted an 84th minute penalty for the Whitecaps with Nick DeLeon equalizing in the 90th. "To be honest, I think we deserved it," Toronto's Jozy Altidore said. "For most of the game, we controlled most of . . .
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter will have 28 players in camp for Wednesday's friendly against Jamaica in Washington, DC (7pm ET - FS1). The 23-player Gold Cup roster is also due on Wednesday. Some USMNT players have been in camp since last Sunday with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter calling in a mix of senior pros and U-23 eligible players. "After a great week of training, we now enter the phase of . . .
The soccer news starts with one more game that counts for the Premier League. Two of their clubs play for the Champions League title on Saturday (3pm ET - TNT and Univision) in one of the surprises of the 2018-19 season in Europe. For Spurs, it's a chance to put a remarkable cap on a season where they finished 4th in the Premier League. For Liverpool, it's the opportunity to put one over on . . .
The soccer news starts with the midweek MLS games. Atlanta shutout Minnesota 3-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Franco Escobar opened the scoring in the 23rd. Josef Martinez scored in the first and fourth minutes of stoppage time. Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan made three saves to keep the clean sheet. "This is what we want to see, this is what our fans want to see," Atlanta coach Frank de Boer said. . . .