Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT back in action, this time against Panama in Austria (2:45pm ET - FS1) to close out the November international window. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter has already announced a tactical change, going with a target forward for this game. That should create a direct line to goal, something that was missing in the 0-0 draw with Wales. Considering the brief time in . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a younger version of the USMNT showing that it won't give up goals while trying to find its rhythm against a top-20 opponent. It's easy enough to make a scoreless draw in Swansea about what Wales didn't do, but that requires overlooking what the USMNT did. This new-look version of the USA took the field after only a few training sessions and put ideas into . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the USMNT returning to action at Wales later today (2:45pm ET - FS1). The USMNT last played with a full choice roster in November, facing a must-win scenario to advance in the Nations League. That tournament won't finish until June, the next time the USMNT plays a game that counts. Technically this isn't a first choice roster. There's one MLS player in the group . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the Western Conference. Major League Soccer reset the West when play resumed, shifting Nashville to the Eastern Conference and leaving the West with 12 teams. That meant qualifying eight teams directly to the playoffs rather than needing the East's play-in round. That also means a difference in making the playoffs in the West. That playoff line looms in every . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with a simple question. Of the eight MLS teams that missed the playoffs, which one has the most pressure on them? The easy answer is Atlanta. This season showed what can happen to any team in Major League Soccer when a key player isn't replaceable. That's such an obvious reason for Atlanta's issues that it's almost a given that a healthy Josef Martinez has them in the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of MLS Decision Day. Philadelphia won the 2020 Supporters' Shield with a 2-0 home win over New England. Sergio Santos scored for the Union in the 42nd minute with Cory Burke doubling the lead in the 69th. "What our team has been able to do during the toughest season of Major League Soccer is truly remarkable," Philadelphia sporting director Ernst . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the conclusion of the 2020 MLS regular season. Sunday is Decision Day, with lots left to play for courtesy of the points per game version of the league table. That includes Philadelphia (hosting New England) or Toronto (at the Red Bulls) winning the Supporters' Shield. Points per game is having its convoluted way, with MLSsoccer working through the various . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Tyler Adams subbing on in the 76th minute of RB Leipzig's 2-1 home win over PSG. Trailing from a 6th minute goal, Christopher Nkunku equalized for Leipzig in the 41st. Emil Forsberg put Leipzig up from the penalty spot in the 57th minute. PSG finished two men down from red cards in the 69th and five minutes into stoppage time. Sergino Dest's Barcelona beat . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with group A in the Champions League. The Jesse Marsch coached Red Bull Salzburg took a 4th minute lead against Bayern Munich at home. Unfortunately for the only American coach in the Champions League, Bayern responded late in what turned into a 6-2 home loss. Mergim Berisha opened the scoring for Red Bull in the 4th with Bayern equalizing in the 21st. An own-goal . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Concacaf officially announcing that the 2020 Champions League will conclude in December. The regional confederation intends to pick up where the tournament left off in March, midway through the quarterfinals, at a neutral site in the United States. "It has been extremely pleasing to see so many leagues across the region get back to playing football again and the . . .