The November friendlies conclude for the USMNT against Italy on Tuesday (2:30pm ET - FS1) in the unlikely setting of Genk, Belgium. Italy's decision to play at a neutral site aside, the game is the likely swansong for interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan. We've heard this before, of course, with US Soccer indicating their permanent hire would be in place by November 1. Instead, it's another window . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT losing 3-0 to England at Wembley Stadium. For the home fans, the game was about bookending Wayne Rooney's international career. For the away it was more evidence that the program needs a coaching hire and direction as it tries to move forward. That's not news, compounded by the delays in hiring a coach. Until that new coaching hire becomes official, the USMNT . . .
England shutout the USMNT 3-0 at Wembley Stadium to start the November international games. The USMNT fell behind to a 25th minute Jesse Lingard goal, who caught the far corner of Brad Guzan's goal with a bending ball from distance. Trent Alexander-Arnold made it 2-0 two minutes later. The game served as a testimonial for England all-time goals leader Wayne Rooney, who subbed on in the 58th . . .
The soccer news starts with England manager Gareth Southgate's opinion on including Wayne Rooney in his squad against the USMNT (2:45pm ET - ESPN2). The decision wasn't necessarily a popular one, with questions over focus in a new era for England. "When it was first proposed to me, as a manager, it was something I was keen to do," Southgate wrote in the matchday program. "I don’t think we’ve . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Nov 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - How do you know when it’s the right time to say goodbye? That’s the question NYCFC faces as the weather turns cold and the club contemplates preparations for 2019. Sunday’s loss to Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference semifinals means the clock is now ticking on difficult decisions for next year. That includes the face of their . . .
The soccer news starts with the first managerial change since the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season. Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre have a new manager at Fulham. The club announced that Claudio Ranieri replaces Slavisa Jokanovic. Fulham is in last place in the Premier League with 5 points from 12 games, two points behind 19th-place Huddersfield and three points and a tiebreaker from . . .
The USMNT is in London this week for Thursday's international friendly against England at Wembley Stadium (3pm ET - ESPN2). For the hosts, it's a charity fundraising game that is also serving as a farewell for Wayne Rooney. Giving DC United's new star his swansong has once again raised questions about the point of friendlies in the era of the Nations League. For the USMNT, it's a chance to once . . .
The soccer news starts with FC Cincinnati debuting their logo as they prepare to enter MLS next season. The quick takeaways are a slight hue change for their orange and blue and a logo tweak. Since it seems an MLS tradition that it's never that easy, here's the club's official release letting us know what is and isn't appropriate. “Football Club Cincinnati” – the team’s full written name – will . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 12, 2018) US Soccer Players – The 2018 MLS playoffs have produced some very competitive matches over the past two weeks. As always, the postseason doesn’t fail to disappoint, as Sunday’s triple-header revealed. With the Conference Finals on the horizon, there’s no better time than now to take stock of what’s happened and what it says going forward. One of the . . .
The soccer news starts with the conclusion of the semifinal round of the 2018 MLS playoffs. Sporting KC beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 at home to advance and face the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference finals on November 25 (7:30pm ET - FS1) and 29 (9:30pm ET - ESPN). On the other half of the bracket, Atlanta will play the New York Red Bulls on Nov 25 (5pm ET - ESPN) and 29 (7pm ET - . . .