The USMNT lost 2-0 to Japan in an international friendly at Dusseldorf's Merkur Spiel-Arena to open their September friendly schedule. With the USMNT missing Christian Pulisic due to an injury precaution, coach Gregg Berhalter once again made adjustments. Japan's Daichi Kamada had a goal called offside in the 24th minute, reversed by the video assistant referee to give Japan the 1-0 lead. Kaoru . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 22, 2022) US Soccer Players - Thanks mainly to COVID-19, the USMNT has faced just seven non-Concacaf opponents in the past three years. A long pandemic shutdown followed by an intensely compacted World Cup qualifying process imposed those limitations. Now, with Qatar 2022 fast approaching, the challenges and lessons of a new adversary are one of the most . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with one version of getting the club games in during the international break. FC Cincinnati plays Chivas and Nashville hosts Club America tomorrow night with Real Salt Lake playing Atlas on Thursday as part of the abbreviated version of the Leagues Cup, the Leagues Cup Showcase. Cincinnati entered the break in 6th-place in the Eastern Conference, tied on points with . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga where Timmy Chandler subbed on in the 75th minute of Eintracht's 2-1 win at VfB Stuttgart. Sebastian Rode put Eintracht up in the 6th and Daichi Kamada doubled the lead in the 55th. Stuttgart scored in the 79th, but Kristian Jakic finished off the Eintracht goals in the 88th minute. Jordan Pefok subbed out in the 87th . . .
The MLS week 32 roundup starts with NYCFC shutting out the Red Bulls 2-0 at Yankee Stadium. Alexander Callens scored in the 1st minute and Santiago Rodriguez doubled the lead in the 23rd. NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson made one save to keep the clean sheet. "I knew the game was going to go this way," NYCFC interim coach Nick Cushing said. "We played some really good football, but we also showed . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - The math is starting to matter. For more than seven months, weeks rolled by full of MLS games that everyone involved knew were important but lacked a certain desperate feeling. It takes 34 matches to complete an MLS season, and with seven MLS Cup playoff berths on offer in each conference, it's difficult to gin up too much anxiety . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the rest of the midweek MLS schedule and Atlanta United winning 1-0 at Orlando City. Thiago Almada scored in the 72nd with Atlanta goalkeeper Raul Gudino making three saves to keep the clean sheet. "Perfect timing," Atlanta coach Gonzalo Pineda said. "I think it's very good, I mean, more than those stats of second victory, second victory on the road. It's the . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - LAFC has been dominant most of the 2022 season. The Western Conference leaders carried a four-match winning streak into August and promptly ripped off three more wins by a combined 10-1. After the club's seventh consecutive win, LAFC sat on 57 points and seemed well on its way to a Supporters' Shield and entering the playoffs as the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - With a pair of goals four minutes apart against LAFC on Saturday, FC Dallas forward Jesus Ferreira etched his name in the Texas club’s history books. Ferreira’s total of 18 goals for the season equals the record for the team known by two names in its 27-year history: the Dallas Burn and FC Dallas. The club was the Burn when Jason . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with midweek MLS and Montreal beating Chicago 3-2 at Stade Saputo. Kei Kamara put Montreal up in the 21st, doubling the lead int he 29th. Chicago responded with a Xherdan Shaqiri penalty, but Zachary Brault-Guillard made it 3-1 Montreal in the 44th. Shaqiri converted a second penalty in the 57th minute. "We... lost the game in the first-half and that's where it . . .