Monday's soccer news starts with the soccer calendar. FIFA controls the international dates, but it's not a unilateral imposition on club soccer. The single match dates went away a few years ago in part due to pressure from the clubs. That's normally Europe, not wanting multiple breaks in their season. There's continued pressure to further streamline the calendar, even in the era of FIFA expansion . . .
Timmy Chandler is turning into the unlikely offensive threat for Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring again in the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Down a goal from the 78th, Chandler equalized three minutes into stoppage time for Eintracht's 1-1 draw at Alfredo Morales's Fortuna Dusseldorf. "It was certainly a lucky point," Eintracht coach Adi Hutter said. "I’m happy with how it ended but . . .
A 49th minute penalty was the difference with the USMNT shutting out Costa Rica 1-0 in Carson, California. With a lineup that featured several players making their debut, it was Ulysses Lllanez getting his first game and first goal for the United States. Gyazi Zardes had a goal called back for offside in the 85th minute. Sean Johnson and Bill Hamid shared the clean sheet for the USMNT. WATCH: . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 31, 2020) US Soccer Players - If traumatic experiences bring people closer together, there might not be a more united fan base in Major League Soccer than that of the Columbus Crew. Crew fans, to put it kindly, have been on a ride over the last two years. Watching and enjoying their team was secondary to merely holding onto it. In 2018, then-owner Anthony . . .
Editor's Note: Late on Friday, Wigan Athletic released the following statement: Wigan Athletic defender Antonee Robinson will remain at the DW Stadium after his move to AC Milan could not be completed. Robinson, 22, traveled to Milan this morning after the two clubs agreed a fee for the permanent transfer on Thursday evening. The USA international underwent a medical examination with AC Milan, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 30, 2020) US Soccer Players - Another January camp is nearly in the books. On Saturday, Gregg Berhalter's youngish squad gets to cap their month's body of work with an audition against hostile opposition. The USMNT hosts Costa Rica at Dignity Health Sports Park (4pm ET - ESPNews). "The theme of the whole camp was guys staking their claim, guys looking to . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the USMNT players in action. Matt Polster's Rangers shutout Ross County 2-0 at home in the Scottish Premier League. Jermain Defoe opened the scoring in the 41st minute with Scott Arfield doubling the lead in the 47th. Polster saw yellow in the 67th minute. Rangers are in 2nd-place in the table on 56 points, trailing leaders Celtic by five points. "Obviously, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - The deals professional sports franchise owners and government leaders make to build stadiums vary from the egregious to the nearly passable. Rare is the stadium built only with private funds. Even in those cases where an owner foots the bill, there's bound to be some public element to the deal. Stadiums require infrastructure and . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT players in action in England, Spain, Germany, and Mexico. In the Championship, Antonee Robinson's Wigan Athletic beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at home. Trailing from the 32nd minute, Kieffer Moore equalized in the 56th. Wigan's Jamal Lowe scored their winner in the 90th minute. "We've got to keep believing and get the amount of points we're going to . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 21, 2020) US Soccer Players - The financial realities for clubs outside of the top European leagues are well known. There's a low ceiling on what any of them can earn from broadcast and sponsorship rights, limiting what they can do against the clubs from the bigger leagues. Ajax making it to the semifinals of last season's Champions League was both outlier and throwback. A . . .