It was a midweek start for week 28 of the 2019 MLS season with NYCFC and Toronto drawing 1-1 at Yankee Stadium. Alexandru Mitrita scored for NYCFC in the 6th minute with Alejandro Pozuelo equalizing from the penalty spot in the 40th. Toronto had the lead on shots on goal 5 to 1. Houston shutout Minnesota 2-0 at home. Mauro Manotas opened the scoring in the 37th and assisted on Christian Ramirez's . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 11, 2019) US Soccer Players - On Monday in Austin, Texas, a group of luminaries from local government, soccer, and even Hollywood gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of Austin FC's future home. The event marks the beginning of the construction process on a venue that seemed impossible as recently as 18 months ago. Back then, Austin FC didn't exist beyond a . . .
The soccer news starts with a foregone conclusion. The big clubs in Europe will eventually get what they want one way or another. It might not be as straightforward as they'd like, but they're the ones holding the power. AP's Graham Dunbar has the follow-up to reports that the rest of the European clubs aren't necessarily interested in a revamped Champions League. No surprise there. The de facto . . .
The USMNT closed out the 2019 September international window with a 1-1 draw with Uruguay at Busch Stadium in St Louis. Brian Rodriguez scored for Uruguay in the 50th minute. Jordan Morris equalized in the 79th. The USMNT returns to action in October with games against Cuba on the 11th and at Canada on the 15th. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter allowed several players to return to their club teams . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the September 2019 international window with a game against Uruguay in St Louis (8pm ET - FS1). For the USMNT, this is another opportunity to show progress with coach Gregg Berhalter's commitment to tactics. It comes after what many pundits took as a dispiriting loss to Mexico on Friday. Berhalter and the USMNT technical staff didn't feel that way, . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 9, 2019) US Soccer Players – Chelsea is off to a rough start this season. After four games, the team is in 11th-place with just five points. For a club with ambitions of a top-four finish, that's already a problem. New manager Frank Lampard still has the time to get things right. American fans are keeping a particular eye on Chelsea since Christian Pulisic . . .
A short Saturday schedule was it for week 27 of the 2019 MLS season. With players missing due to international duty, MLS played on with five games starting in Yankee Stadium. NYCFC came back to beat New England 2-1 at home. The Revs went up in the 2nd minute through Juan Fernando Caicedo, but were playing a man down from the 9th minute with a red card to Antonio Mlinar Delamea for denying an . . .
The USMNT vs Mexico rivalry resumed on Friday at MetLife Stadium with Mexico recording a 3-0 win. Mexico benefited from the return of their first choice attacking players with Chicharito Hernandez opening the scoring in the 21st minute. Erick Gutierrez doubled the lead in the 78th minute with Uriel Antuna making it 3-0 in the 82nd. Josh Sargent had an 88th minute penalty saved by Mexico goalkeeper . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - Before we get started with a discussion of the 2019 Major League Soccer teams most worthy of the blue-collar label, a disclaimer. It's just a coincidence that both of these clubs wear blue as their primary color. Now to frame a discussion about what "blue-collar" means when applied to a professional soccer team. It's a term that . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - Labor Day Weekend served up several surprising results across MLS. One of the most unexpected was the Colorado Rapids' efficient 2-0 road win over the New York Red Bulls, traditionally one of the league's strongest sides at home. It marked a sweet debut for Robin Fraser, Colorado's newly-hired head coach. The last time Fraser . . .