By J Hutcherson (Oct 31, 2019) US Soccer Players - If one thing stood out from the lower seeds advancing on both sides of the 2019 MLS Cup bracket, it's that the same old truism still holds in this league. A standout player can make the difference, but one team doing even a slightly better job holding shape is more likely to result in a championship. That's what turned a mismatch between LAFC and . . .
The soccer news starts with the MLS playoffs and Atlanta United claiming the other spot in the Eastern Conference finals. Atlanta knocked out Philadelphia 2-0 at home and will host Toronto on October 30 (8pm ET - FS1). Julian Gressel put United up in the 10th minute and assisted on Josef Martinez's goal in the 80th. Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan made three saves to keep the clean sheet. "The . . .