USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter called in a mix of players for the December camp, held outside of an official FIFA window. That limits call-ups with the USMNT technical staff working with clubs to put together a squad. Berhalter's list includes mainly MLS players, but also players from the USL, Serie A, and 2.Bundesliga. The camp concludes with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Carson, . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Yunus Musah scoring in Valencia's 3-0 win at Utrillas in the first round of the Copa del Rey. Marcos de Sousa opened the scoring in the 27th minute. Valencia failed to convert a penalty in the 52nd, but Musah scored from the rebound. Koba Koindredi scored Valencia's third goal in the 70th minute. Valencia is at Arenteiro on December 15 in the second round. "You . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in Ligue 1. Konrad De La Fuente subbed out in the 65th minute of Marseille's 1-0 win at Nantes. Gerson scored in the 30th minute and Marseille played a man up from the 32nd. Tim Weah subbed out in the 80th minute of Lille's 2-1 win at Rennes. Weah assisted on Xeka's opening goal in the 31st minute and Renato Sanches doubled the lead in the 45th. Rennes pulled a goal . . .
The New England Revolution exited the playoffs 5-3 on penalties to NYCFC after drawing 2-2, joining Colorado as the top seeds that didn't advance from the conference semifinals. 4th-seed NYCFC becomes the only lower seed to win a game so far in the Eastern Conference bracket. "What we said internally was that no matter what happens, we stick together, we keep going," NYCFC goalkeeper Sean . . .
By J Hutcherson (Nov 30, 2021) US Soccer Players - The 2nd and 4th-place teams will play for the Eastern Conference's spot in the 2021 MLS Cup final, completing a bracket that saw one upset. Sure, it was the biggest possible with the 4th-seed NYCFC knocking out the Supporters' Shield winning New England Revolution on penalties, but otherwise, the seeding told the story in the East. Philadelphia . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the New England Revolution finally getting to open its playoff schedule later tonight, hosting NYCFC (7:30pm ET - FS1). While we've already seen the top three seeds in the Western Conference exit, it's a different situation in the East. All of the higher seeds have advanced so far, with the expectation that New England will continue the trend and join 2nd-seed . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 29, 2021) US Soccer Players – What one thinks of MLS depends largely on the kind of soccer watched each week. That's especially the case when talking about the reputation of Major League Soccer outside of North America. Why that matters has a lot to do with the kind of foreign players MLS teams are able to sign and the ability by the league to nurture talent . . .
The soccer news starts with Real Salt Lake pulling off another upset in the Western Conference. RSL beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 at Children's Mercy Stadium, advancing to the conference final. Sporting took the lead in the 24th minute from a Johnny Russell penalty. Anderson Julio equalized for RSL in the 72nd and Bobby Wood scored their winner a minute into stoppage time. "We felt like the . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil starts in England's Championship. Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson's Fulham drew 1-1 at Preston North End in the Championship. Ream put Fulham up in the 15th minute and PNE equalized in the 72nd. Robinson saw yellow in the 48th. "It’s good to see one of our center-halves score," Fulham coach Marco Silva said. "It’s important for them because they . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 26, 2021) US Soccer Players - Playing at home means something in Major League Soccer. Whether it's the partisan crowd filling the stands, the comfortable environment for the home team or the unfamiliar one for the visitors, or things unique to the field or the weather, playing in your building always counts. The travel deserves a mention as well. When the . . .