By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - No Major League Soccer club has teased its supporters more over the course of 23 seasons than the New England Revolution. One of the league’s original franchises, the Revs are a study in coming up just short with potential that never reached fruition. As far as identities go, it’s not a great one to own. It’s going to take a lot of . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 11, 2019) US Soccer Players – The start of another MLS season is just weeks away and coaches are refining their tactics with the start of the Concacaf Champions League and the numerous preseason friendlies. It’s a good bet that teams will line up in a very familiar 4-2-3-1 formation, which has become the tactical formation of choice for managers in recent . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - The more MLS grows, the greater the caliber of player that comes to the league. That much has been evident for the last decade-plus. The league will take another step forward, though, when larger numbers of Mexican internationals consider this league a viable option. MLS may soon take another step in that direction. Reports link . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - While Atlanta United makes headlines across North America thanks to the record-breaking sale of Miguel Almiron and the signing of Pity Martinez, the rest of MLS contemplates a changing league and the future of Designated Player business. Not everyone can be Atlanta United, backed by the wealth and enthusiasm of owner Arthur Blank. . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 4, 2019) US Soccer Players – Preparation for the upcoming MLS season is in full swing. Players have hit the training grounds and playing preseason friendlies, while the front offices continue to deal for players and sell season-ticket packages. And the coaches? They’re doing a lot of the work, setting tactics and figuring out what formations to use. It’s also a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 1, 2019) US Soccer Players - The end of Sebastian Giovinco’s time with Toronto FC came with a suddenness that caught everyone by surprise. Whatever the factors that led to Giovinco's exit from the club he helped turn into an MLS juggernaut, the rapidity of his transfer to Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia comes as a shock just a few weeks into preparations for the 2019 . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS operating in the transfer market. Not only did the Miguel Almiron to Newcastle deal become official, Seb Giovinco left Toronto FC for Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal. Now, rumors have DC United's Luciano Acosta potentially moving for big money by MLS standards. The league's commitment to selling players and fully operating in the transfer market is already taking hold, . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 30, 2019) US Soccer Players - First impressions are always important. Under the heavy microscope the LA Galaxy is under, that first impression can become reality. If the first Galaxy signing under the club’s new regime is any indication, the team is going in the right direction. The Galaxy acquired Mexican winger Uriel Antuna on a year-long loan from Manchester . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 30, 2019) US Soccer Players - MLS fans across the country are already checking their calendars. Teams are in training, running through their paces ahead of the 26th season of Major League Soccer. For some, the games start earlier than for others. Five sides will compete in the CONCACAF Champions League kicking off the third week of February. The rest of MLS gets . . .
The soccer news starts with another Targeted Allocation Money deal in MLS. This time, it's Minnesota United setting another high point for what TAM is worth in Major League Soccer. Minnesota completed a deal with Sporting KC for defender Ike Opara, sending $900k in TAM with the possibility of another $100k to make it a million. "Going into this offseason we had targeted positions we felt were . . .