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 . . .
Gio Reyna’s quality for Borussia Dortmund with a two-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2023) US Soccer Players - The Bundesliga's final round of matches is an annual exercise in intrigue. Each year massive stakes are on the line when the competition's 18 teams finish a 34-match schedule with nine games played simultaneously. Near the top, clubs battle for places in the UEFA Champions League, with at least one or two of four spots available . . .
US Open Cup wins for Inter Miami, FC Cincinnati, Houston, and the Galaxy, USMNT U-20s beat Fiji at U-20 World Cup
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the US Open Cup round of 16, where Inter Miami beat Nashville 2-1 at home. Franco Negri scored for Inter Miami in the 57th and Nashville's Alex Muyl equalized in the 66th. Inter Miami retook the lead from a Nicolas Stefanelli goal in the 73rd minute. "What we're really focusing on trying to create with this football club, is to get a trophy," Inter Miami coach . . .
Using the US Open Cup round of 16 to push forward in MLS
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 22, 2023) US Soccer Players – The 2023 US Open Cup is down to its final 16 teams with 14 of those representing Major League Soccer. In a tournament where upsets are part of its allure, it's still an MLS team likely to win it all in the end. For some teams, the US Open Cup is a chance at building momentum after a slow start to the MLS season. This year's . . .
Dortmund and Hoffenheim win, goals for McKenzie and Cardoso
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of USMNT players In Europe, Brazil, and Mexico starts with Gio Reyna subbing on a minute into stoppage time for Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 away win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga. Sebastien Haller opened the scoring in the 58th and doubled the lead in the 84th with Julian Brandt finishing off the goals three minutes into stoppage time. With a game left in . . .