By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 23, 2018) US Soccer Players - The new team that arrived with great fanfare this season, taking everyone by storm and captivating viewers across the USA and Canada as it nears a championship wears black and gold. This team is not Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club but rather the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights. The expansion team had an . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - MLS carries with it a sort of institutional hierarchy. The league’s modern explosion of supporter-driven passion, big crowds, and accelerating spending means that for most, the first things that spring to mind are new. It's the atmosphere at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the play of Atlanta United with its cadre of South Americans. The . . .
It's easy to look at DC United on the field and ask questions, but it's also easy to overlook where this club was prior to last season. Eastern Conference champions in 2014 and conference semifinalists a year later, they exited the 2016 playoffs in the knockout round. It's a solid point in MLS that losing in the knockout round isn't enough to salvage a season. It's also worth pointing out that . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2018) US Soccer Players – MLS attendance has always been about looking at the bright side, especially in the league’s first decade. Seeing the glass half full has served the league well over the years. Boosters point to the fact that MLS now has a league-wide average that tops both the NBA and NHL. Despite that glowing talking point, there’s more to any . . .
The weekend schedule for Week 13 of the 2018 MLS season started on Friday night with Toronto FC beating Orlando City 2-1 at BMO Field. Playing without Seb Giovinco due to a red card suspension and Jozy Altidore recovering from foot surgery, Toronto took the lead from a Jay Chapman goal in the 63rd. Orlando's Cristian Higuita equalized in the 73rd. Ryan Telfer scored Toronto's winner in the 87th . . .
The finals of the FA Cup and DFB Pokal are on the weekend soccer TV schedule, with Timmy Chandler's Eintracht playing for a trophy. It's also the finale of the 2017-18 Serie A season with Juventus already champions but the relegation places uncertain. MLS has a game on national TV on Saturday with Portland hosting LAFC. As always with national TV, check your local listings to make sure your . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - Here’s what we know about NYCFC midway through May of the 2018 season, the club’s fourth MLS campaign: The team is good, perhaps even good enough to win an MLS Cup this season. The organization is willing to spend money to put a quality product on the field. Head coach Patrick Vieira has a philosophy that makes his . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with what's becoming a recurring theme for the 2018 MLS season. Will the Seattle Sounders or Toronto FC become the first of the MLS Cup finalists to turn things around? 12 weeks into the season, Seattle is in last place in the Western Conference and Toronto is 10th in the East. There are very good reasons for both teams' situations, but there's also the expectation that . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer and Mexico’s World Cup rosters have had little to do with one another over the years. In the coming weeks that history could change three times over. Three MLS players are part of Mexico’s 28-man provisional World Cup 2018 roster. Health permitting, all of them stand to survive the cuts once manager Juan Carlos . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - The winter between the 2017 and 2018 seasons was flush with high profiles moves for a number of established players in Major League Soccer. New resources for clubs opened up the market and led to many of them dropping significant amounts of allocation money on big-name players. With a host of teams now one-third through their . . .