The soccer news starts with midweek MLS games. Toronto and DC United finished 0-0 at BMO Field. Toronto put 13 shots on target to DC's 2 with United goalkeeper Bill Hamid credited with 12 saves. Given the amount of offense, it's no surprise that Toronto was proud of their performance even without it ending up with goals and three points. "Putting the game on our terms, being aggressive, playing . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - Since 2019 is an odd-numbered year, Major League Soccer is taking a brief hiatus in June because of the Gold Cup. MLS will stand down during the tournament's group stage, but games will pick back up when the knockout rounds begin. For teams like LAFC, who has a star player from one of the participating Gold Cup nations, that should . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - The MLS calendar year is just one 12-month season of change. A rash of coaching changes in the early going of the 2019 campaign means more than usual to talk about when it comes to new faces and reorganization. New England has handed the reigns of their program to Bruce Arena. Colorado installed Conor Casey as an interim manager . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the latest issue for UEFA and its Champions League. The NY Times has spent two days reporting on Manchester City's financial compliance issues, with the potential for UEFA to ban the Premier League champions from the Champions League. This comes at a time when the format of the Champions League itself is in question, with Europe's super clubs pushing for what . . .
By J Hutcherson (Mar 14, 2019) US Soccer Players - Three MLS clubs decided to “part ways” with their coaches over the last few weeks, a euphemism for firing them. In most cases, that ends up with two resets for the club involved. From the coach that started the season, to the interim, and then to whoever takes over. Considering the situations that normally lead to that “parting of the ways” it’s . . .
A day after the New England Revolution announced that they were "parting ways" with longtime general manager Mike Burns, the club announced the hiring of Bruce Arena as coach and sporting director. The move was hinted at shortly after the club fired Burns, with that following last week's dismissal of head coach Brad Friedel. “Bruce is one of the most successful coaches in American soccer . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 13, 2019) US Soccer Players – If August brings with it the promise of what could be, May is the time to assess results. That’s what teams, coaches, and players who earn a living across Europe do at the end of every season. Over the past nine months, we’ve witnessed many successes and plenty of failures. For Americans playing in Europe, it has once again been a . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Manchester City doing as expected and winning yet another Premier League game to take the title. City put together a 14-game winning streak to make Liverpool's unlikely title challenge impossible. Losing three out of seven games in December was the only time City looked vulnerable. A final day slip at Brighton never seemed like the end to their 2018-19 Premier . . .
Shutouts marked week 11 of the 2019 MLS season, including NYCFC winning an inter-conference match-up at the LA Galaxy and LAFC doing the same with a clean sheet at Columbus. Philadelphia stays put atop the East with a win over Toronto. The shutouts started on Friday, with Vancouver beating Portland 1-0 at home. Fredy Montero scored in the 9th minute with Maxime Crepeau making five saves to keep . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Christian Pulisic's goal in his last home game at Signal Iduna Park. Borussia Dortmund beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-2 to take the title race to the final game of the season. Dortmund trails leaders Bayern Munich by two points. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 41st minute with Oliver Fink equalizing in the 47th. Thomas Delaney scored for . . .