By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 9, 2020) US Soccer Players – It's that time of year again. The MLS regular season is done and the teams that made it to the postseason get something of a reset. Win the games ahead of you and chart a path to the title. That's the job after Decision Day. If the long regular season is the appetizer, the playoffs will be the main course even in this season of . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of MLS Decision Day. Philadelphia won the 2020 Supporters' Shield with a 2-0 home win over New England. Sergio Santos scored for the Union in the 42nd minute with Cory Burke doubling the lead in the 69th. "What our team has been able to do during the toughest season of Major League Soccer is truly remarkable," Philadelphia sporting director Ernst . . .
We start the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico in the Allsvenskan with Aron Johannsson scoring in Hammarby's 5-2 loss at Varbergs BoIS. Down two goals from the 33rd and playing a man down from a red card to Mohanad Jeahze in the 38th, Johannsson converted a penalty in first-half stoppage time. Varbergs scored in the 53rd with Gustav Ludwigson responding with a Hammarby goal in the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the conclusion of the 2020 MLS regular season. Sunday is Decision Day, with lots left to play for courtesy of the points per game version of the league table. That includes Philadelphia (hosting New England) or Toronto (at the Red Bulls) winning the Supporters' Shield. Points per game is having its convoluted way, with MLSsoccer working through the various . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 5, 2020) US Soccer Players - If MLS has kept faith in any one guiding principle since its founding a quarter-century ago, it's the devotion to parity, an inclusive postseason format and the drama of stretch-run playoff races. Now the home stretch of this strange 2020 season has delivered yet another injection of uncertainty. The league announced a late shift . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Tyler Adams subbing on in the 76th minute of RB Leipzig's 2-1 home win over PSG. Trailing from a 6th minute goal, Christopher Nkunku equalized for Leipzig in the 41st. Emil Forsberg put Leipzig up from the penalty spot in the 57th minute. PSG finished two men down from red cards in the 69th and five minutes into stoppage time. Sergino Dest's Barcelona beat . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 4, 2020) US Soccer Players - Through it all, the Galaxy had one coach capable of leading them out of the doldrums. That period was not just one of success but also of stability. The reason, in large part, was Bruce Arena. The post-Arena era has been quite the opposite. The Galaxy parted ways with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto following the Galaxy's 5-1 loss . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with group A in the Champions League. The Jesse Marsch coached Red Bull Salzburg took a 4th minute lead against Bayern Munich at home. Unfortunately for the only American coach in the Champions League, Bayern responded late in what turned into a 6-2 home loss. Mergim Berisha opened the scoring for Red Bull in the 4th with Bayern equalizing in the 21st. An own-goal . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Concacaf officially announcing that the 2020 Champions League will conclude in December. The regional confederation intends to pick up where the tournament left off in March, midway through the quarterfinals, at a neutral site in the United States. "It has been extremely pleasing to see so many leagues across the region get back to playing football again and the . . .
ROSTER UPDATE: Sebastian Lletget replaces Josh Sargent due to quarantine restrictions. 11/11: Christian Pulisic returns to Chelsea. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter named 24 players to his roster for the November friendlies. With both games set for Europe, all but one player is European-based. This is the first time European players have been in USMNT camp since last November. The USMNT plays at . . .