Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Independence Day results in Major League Soccer. DC United beat Orlando City 5-3 at Exploria Stadium. Taxi Fountas go the DC goals going scoring in the 5th and 8th minutes, finishing off his hat-trick in the 51st. Orlando City pulled two goals back through Facundo Torres in the 57th and Ercan Kara in the 66th minute. DC's Kimarni Smith made it 4-2 in the 74th . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in MLS with another reminder that it's tough to take much as a given this season. That was certainly the case for the two teams that started the night at the top of the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia and NYCFC. Chicago beat 1st-place Philadelphia 1-0 at Soldier Field. Federico Navarro scored for the Fire in the 68th with the Union playing a man down from a 72nd . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in Major League Soccer. Charlotte hosts Austin tomorrow night while Atlanta United is on the road at the New York Red Bulls. It's the conclusion of a midweek round in MLS with seven games set for tonight. That could once again shuffle the Eastern Conference table with 3rd-place Montreal and the 4th-place Red Bulls both in position to match 1st-place Philadelphia's 29 . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with tomorrow's MLS schedule, highlighted by the 3rd-place team in the East on the road at the 7th-place team in the West. While that might not immediately put that game at the top of the seven on the Wednesday night schedule, Seattle hosting Montreal has more going for it than their current positions in the table. Let's start with 3rd-place CF Montreal. Since the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with another twist for the Western Conference and World Cup group B, with Wales captain Gareth Bale announcing he will join LAFC next month. Bale is the latest addition to a reworking of LA's roster even though the club is already the top team in Major League Soccer. Earlier this month, LAFC signed former Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini who also joins . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Bureau of the FIFA Council officially allowing for three extra players on rosters for the 2022 World Cup. The wording here is important, with FIFA specifying that, "The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26." Naming the three additional players is not a requirement. The long-rumored tweak to . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the US Open Cup quarterfinals. The New York Red Bulls shutout NYCFC 3-0 at Red Bull Arena. Lewis Morgan put the Red Bulls up in the 52nd. NYCFC went a man down in the 62nd with a red card to Thiago. The Red Bulls doubled the lead through Luquinhas in the 70th and Omir Fernandez finished off the scoring in the first minute of stoppage time. Both teams saw red six . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Sacramento Republic winning a USL vs MLS quarterfinal in the 2022 US Open Cup. Sacramento knocked out the LA Galaxy 2-1 on the road in Carson. Rodrigo Lopez put Sacramento up in the 4th minute with an own-goal leveling the score in the 18th. Sacramento's Luis Felipe Fernandes scored their winner in the 70th minute. They advance to play the winner of tonight's . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the 2022 US Open Cup quarterfinals beginning later tonight and concluding next Wednesday. With two of the games matching lower division clubs with MLS teams, it's another round of potential upsets. For the two MLS vs MLS quarterfinals, it's more about somewhat evenly matched teams trying to show some separation in the domestic cup. The LA Galaxy hosts . . .
Monday's soccer news starts at Gillette Stadium. Matt Turner didn't play in his final game for New England, a 2-1 home win over Minnesota United that extends the club's undefeated streak to eight games. New England is 6th in the Eastern Conference, tied on points with 5th-place Montreal but with an extra game played. "I mean, it was on the cards, but at the end of the day, it's about more than . . .