By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 6, 2018) US Soccer Players - It’s understandable if you’re a little behind on Major League Soccer’s Miami project, led by David Beckham. The four-year lag between Beckham making the announcement of his intention to bring the league back to South Florida and the official announcement that Miami will be an MLS expansion city at some point in the near, but . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Jesse Marsch leaving the New York Red Bulls amid reports that he will become the interim coach or assistant at RB Leipzig. The New York Red Bulls already named Chris Armas as their new head coach. “We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said. “Jesse played a large role in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 5, 2018) US Soccer Players - Summer is well underway. In MLS, that means teams can still overcome early-season misgivings, but only by sorting out their issues now. Seattle reached MLS Cup the last two years despite carrying a poor record into July. The Sounders were 5-7-6 through June 2017 and 5-9-1 through June 2016 and yet both times were able to turn things . . .
The soccer news starts with unabashed enthusiasm from England, benefiting from losing their last group stage game and getting past Colombia on the weaker side of the World Cup bracket. That last bit should resonate, with England seeing a clear path to the final. That comes courtesy of Russia knocking out the biggest threat in the lower half of the bracket with their win on penalties over Spain on . . .
MLS got the games in over the July 4th holiday, starting with Houston and LAFC drawing 2-2 on Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium. Latif Blessing scored for LAFC in the 5th minute with Mark-Anthony Kaye doubling the lead in the 72nd. Adama Diomande assisted on both goals. The Dynamo staged a stoppage time comeback with Mauro Manotas scoring four minutes into stoppage time and Philippe Senderos scoring . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - Like most other parts of the country, Southern California's focus is on the World Cup. Ratings have been consistently high locally. Everywhere anybody turns there is talk of soccer, whether it is on social media, gatherings at work, or with friends and family. Soccer has been on the forefront and it seems like both the LA Galaxy and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - With the Independence Day holiday upon us and the 2018 MLS season no longer in its “early” phase, it’s time for some game theory. Strike that. Forget game theory. It’s time for simple math. This deep into the season, math is not the friend of several teams thought to be shoe-ins for the postseason when the campaign began. The math . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - Just before Belgium decided to respond to Japan's two-goal lead in their round of 16 game, it looked like yet another World Cup upset in the making. Russia leads that list after knocking out mighty Spain. That unleashed a barrage of criticism the likes of which we hadn't seen since Germany crashed out of the group stage less than a week . . .
The soccer news starts with Wayne Rooney making new friends in the District of Columbia. DC United officially introduced their new Designated Player and star of the show at the Newseum on Monday. Rooney got the expected questions, including what might end up being a recurring theme... the weather. "Obviously, it’s hot" Rooney said. "But the one thing which I was concerned about was whether it . . .
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