Wednesday's soccer news starts with the latest installment of an old story for MLS teams in the Concacaf Champions League. The team that dominated the regular season in 2019 didn't find success playing in Mexico. LAFC lost the first-leg of their Champions League round of 16 series 2-0 at Club Leon. Jean Meneses put Leon up in the 21st minute with Angel Mena scoring in the 88th. William Yarbrough . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the two clubs featuring USMNT players left in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League. Christian Pulisic's Chelsea is a week away from their round of 16 series with Bayern Munich with Pulisic working towards match fitness. Tyler Adams strained his calf in training last Friday and is expected to miss RB Leipzig's Champions League first-leg against Spurs on . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the same thing most of soccer is talking about, UEFA banning Manchester City from European competition for two seasons over Financial Fair Play. For a team like Manchester City, that means no Champions League and no point for the vast amount of money the club spends. That's what has them in trouble, how they accounted for incoming revenue to stay on the right side . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Duane Holmes subbing out in the Derby County's 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield Town. Holmes subbed out in the 29th minute with an ankle injury. Derby's Tom Lawrence scored in the 61st minute with Huddersfield equalizing in the 81st. "With Holmes, it is an ankle issue," Derby County manager Phillip Cocu said. "He got a kick and then . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 14, 2020) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer is a young league with younger ambition. While the rest of the world spent the last three decades engaged in the wild, sometimes sordid, and often thrilling business of high profile player transfers, MLS focused on simply making itself viable. You'd be fine with one hand to count the number of noteworthy MLS . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the swift conclusion for what could've overshadowed Nashville SC's MLS debut. The expansion team's stadium plan will go ahead almost as planned. Nashville SC has accepted mayor John Cooper's administration wanting a change in the footprint of the venue and private funding for construction. The negotiations over those changes came to a head in recent weeks, with the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 13, 2020) US Soccer Players - The US Soccer Federation gathers its membership and executives in Nashville this weekend for its 2020 annual general meeting. A vice-presidential election, some rules and policy proposals, and the usual business review and approval of the budget are the main items on the agenda. Beyond that, it's also a moment to reflect on the . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the Dutch Cup. Sergino Dest's Ajax beat Vitesse 3-0 away to advance in the KNVB Beker. Ryan Babel put Ajax up in the 32nd minute with Ryan Gravenberch scoring in the 76th. With Vitesse going a man down in the 83rd, Dusan Tadic converted an 85th minute penalty. Ajax will play the winner of Go Ahead Eagles vs FC Utrecht in the semifinals. Matt Polster wasn't in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 12, 2020) US Soccer Players - The MLS season is mere weeks away, and the teams participating in the Concacaf Champions League are gearing up for games that come earlier than that. In a perfect world, coaches would have set rosters and know what they're working with for games that count. Then again, this is MLS. The primary in-season transfer window doesn't . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in England's League One. USMNT player Lynden Gooch scored twice in Sunderland's 3-0 home win over Rochdale. Gooch opened the scoring in the 11th minute with an own-goal doubling the lead in the 15th. Gooch scored again in the 32nd minute, subbing out in the 78th. Sunderland is 5th in the League One table with 51 points from 30 games, trailing Wycombe by two points . . .