Monday's soccer news starts in La Liga, where Luca de la Torre subbed out in the 70th minute of Celta Vigo's 2-1 home win over Barcelona, finishing 13th. Gabri Veiga scored for Celta Vigo in the 42nd and 65th minutes. Barcelona's Ansu Fati pulled a goal back in the 79th. Yunus Musah subbed on in the 78th minute of Valencia's 1-1 home draw with Real Betis, finishing 6th. Falling behind in the 1st . . .
MLS Week 17: NYCFC and New England draw, Orlando City wins on the road, St Louis beats Houston
Week 17 of the 2023 MLS season started in New York, where NYCFC and New England drew 0-0. NYCFC’s Braian Cufre saw red a minute into stoppage time. “I think to play in two tough venues this week and getting a point in each game was a positive," New England coach Bruce Arena said. "They weren't perfect, but today I think we saw I some good fight in our team. It was a difficult game and an opponent . . .
A goal down, LAFC looks to raise the Champions League trophy
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 2, 2023) US Soccer Players - LAFC is still in it. That, and perhaps only that, was the positive takeaway from LAFC's 2-1 first-leg defeat to Club Leon on Wednesday night in Mexico in the Concacaf Champions League final. Denis Bouanga's stoppage time goal was the crucial moment in a match that otherwise saw the defending MLS Cup and Supporter Shield champions . . .
24 players called into June 2023 USMNT Nations League camp
USMNT interim coach BJ Callaghan announced his 24-player roster for the Concacaf Nations League semifinals and 3rd-place/final rounds. “In addition to having big-game experience and top-level talent, what’s great about this group overall is the familiarity and understanding that’s been built together these last four years about our style and our culture,” Callaghan said in a press statement. . . .
Atlanta and New England drew, Columbus beats Colorado, Cincinnati beats NYCFC
Thursday's soccer news starts with round 16 of the 2023 MLS season, where Atlanta and New England drew 3-3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. New England took the lead in the 1st minute when Carles Gil scored and Bobby Wood doubled it in the 37th. United's Giorgos Giakoumakis pulled a goal back in the 56th, Thiago Almada equalized in the 74th, and Miguel Berry scored in the 87th. Gil equalized for New . . .
Callaghan is USMNT interim coach, U-20s advance, LAFC in the CCL
Wednesday's soccer news starts with US Soccer's announcement that BJ Callaghan is taking over as interim USMNT coach with Anthony Hudson "departing for a new opportunity." In a press statement, US Soccer sporting director Matt Crocker said, "BJ has been an integral part of the USMNT staff during the last four years as this young team has grown and developed. Working alongside Anthony Hudson these . . .
Luton Town promoted, Leeds United relegated, two goals for Emmanuel Sabbi
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil, with Ethan Horvath's Luton Town winning the Championship promotion playoff 6-5 on penalties over Coventry City after drawing 1-1 in regulation. Jordan Clark put Luton up in the 23rd minute at Wembley Stadium with Coventry equalizing in the 66th. Coventry failed to convert in the sixth round of penalties with Luton . . .
MLS Week 15: Montreal wins, New England and Chicago draw, Philadelphia beats NYCFC
Week 15 of the 2023 MLS season started with Montreal beating Inter Miami 1-0 at home. Chinoso Offor scored in the 53rd minute and Montreal goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois made five saves for the shutout. "We played a good 60 minutes with some great moves," Montreal coach Hernan Losada said. "If we don't make the difference in the moments when we dominate the match, fatigue and stress start to take . . .
What the Premier League finale means for USMNT players at Fulham, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, and Leeds United
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2023) US Soccer Players - The final day of the 2022-23 Premier League season won't have a say in which club wins the title. Manchester City already lifted that piece of silverware with a game left on the schedule. Nor is there any intrigue over the clubs that will follow City into the Champions League next season. Arsenal will finish second, with Manchester . . .
Takeaways from the United States’ opening matches at U-20 World Cup
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2023) US Soccer Players - The US Under-20 national team has gotten almost everything right in its first two games at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Wins over Ecuador and Fiji have assured the young Yanks of advancement to the tournament's knockout phase. They can clinch 1st-place in group B by avoiding defeat vs Slovakia on Friday. Here are a few . . .