Thursday's soccer news starts with Weston McKennie's goal for Juventus in their 3-1 win at AC Milan. Federico Chiesa put Juventus up in the 18th minute with Milan equalizing in the 41st. Chiesa scored again in the 62nd. McKennie subbed on in the 64th and finished off the Juve goals in the 76th minute. "It was a key game for us and we were focused on what we needed to do, regardless of the other . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 6, 2021) US Soccer Players - We've lost many things during the pandemic. Nights out, large family gatherings, eating restaurant food inside. For kids across the country, that list included going to school. Even those kids who are getting in-person instruction in some measure have seen other parts of the school experience sacrificed because of the virus. Far . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the LA Galaxy naming Greg Vanney as their new coach. The move wasn't exactly a surprise, with strong links to the open job since Vanney left Toronto following the conclusion of the 2020 MLS season. Vanney, a former Galaxy player, now faces at least a partial rebuild to try to turn the Galaxy into a playoff team. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 5, 2021) US Soccer Players - Depending on your loyalties, it might be easy to forget how much money, transfers, and managers it took to turn Chelsea into one of the best clubs in the Premier League. Improving from 11th in 1995-96 to 6th in 1996-97, the club has finished no lower. That includes winning the Premier League five times. The expectation of top-six is fundamental to . . .
Update: Jan 9, David Ochoa is out due to injury, replaced by Matt Freese. Julian Araujo is out due to illness, replaced by Donovan Pines. Jan 11, Kyle Duncan added to U-23s. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter is calling in 12 players to a January camp that will also include the U-23 team working to qualify for the Olympics. Those squads will merge for "a planned match at the end of the month." As . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in La Liga. Yunus Musah subbed out in the 64th minute of Valencia's 1-1 home draw with Cadiz. Trailing from the 58th minute, Maxi Gomez equalized in the 79th. The point has Valencia in 17th-place, tied on 16 points with 18th-place Elche. Unfortunately for Valencia, Elche has two games in hand. "The current situation is that we have to get out of the bottom positions . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 4, 2020) US Soccer Players – The start of the year brings with it a new set of challenges for the USMNT. 2020 largely grounded the National Team, allowing them to play just four games after the pandemic disrupted the soccer calendar and ultimately halted all sports. That means that 2021 is full of games and tournaments that could have a lasting impact on this . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the Premier League table. Though the unbalanced schedule is still causing problems in figuring out the contenders from the rest, the top two are level on 16 games played. A tiebreaker separates 1st and 2nd-place, with Liverpool and Manchester United both with 33 points. Liverpool's +17 goal difference is the best in the league, seven of them coming from one game in . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Serie A where Weston McKennie subbed out in the 65th minute of Juventus's 4-1 home win over Udinese. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 31st minute with Derico Chiesa making it 2-0 in the 49th. Ronaldo scored again in the 70th. Udinese pulled a goal back in the 90th with Paulo Dybala scoring for Juventus three minutes into . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 31, 2020) US Soccer Players - This month an iron man of American soccer called time on a great career. In doing so, Kyle Beckerman brought down the curtain on a momentous era for the game in his country as just about everyone on earth celebrates the end of a brutal 2020. Now 38, Beckerman is the only non-goalkeeper in MLS history to play 20 seasons. He . . .