Week 25 of the 2019 MLS season saw San Jose set a new shots taken record at a remarkable 43. The Earthquakes came back to beat Vancouver 3-1 at Avaya Stadium. Jakob Nerwinski scored for San Jose in the 6th minute with Judon equalizing a minute later. After assisting on the Judson goal, Chris Wondolowski put the Earthquakes up in the 34th with Andres Rios scoring in the 73rd. With the Earthquakes . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 23, 2019) US Soccer Players - In Major League Soccer, a single-entity league with copycat tendencies, Montreal is different. Quebec's little slice of Europe on the St Lawrence River is like no place else in North America. That's also reflected in their soccer club. The Montreal Impact's rowdy supporters groups chant, sing and curse in French. Their home . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 23, 2019) US Soccer Players - Many metaphors might work for a discussion about the relationship between Wayne Rooney and DC United at the moment. It is a breakup, after all. Though Rooney will stay with United until the end of the season before returning to England to join Derby County, it does feel like a "divorced people sharing a house" . . .
The 2019-20 Serie A season begins this weekend with most of the previews trying to workaround the obvious. Something ridiculous will have to happen for Juventus not to win yet another scudetto. That's the Italian term for league champion, and at this point Juventus might as well hold the trademark. Juventus's monopoly of the title comes in an era where the profile of Serie A might be at it's . . .
The soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. NYCFC shutout Columbus 1-0 at home. Valentin Castellanos scored the game's only goal in the 36th minute. Sean Johnson kept the clean sheet with six saves. "The second-half was a completely different game," Columbus coach Caleb Porter said. "We dominated I thought, we pinned them back, it was because we stepped higher and had more energy in the front. . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 22, 2019) US Soccer Players - MLS has done a great job at building the league up over the last decade-plus. After the 2007 MLS season, 12 teams were in existence. Now, 24 teams are vying for the MLS Cup title. On Tuesday, the league announced St Louis as the 28th franchise. Forming the league has been a systematic process based on geography, venues, and willing . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 21, 2019) US Soccer Players - Don Garber's whistle-stop expansion tour was in St Louis on Tuesday. The MLS commissioner announced that the city will be home to the newest addition to the ever-growing list of teams. If you're counting at home, this is lucky number 28. The as-yet-unnamed club begins play in 2022. That launch date that gives the ownership in St . . .
The soccer news starts with the Leagues Cup. Tigres advanced 5-3 on penalties over Club America with their game finishing 2-2 in regulation at BBVA Stadium. Tigres went up in the 14th minute from an own-goal with Andres Ibarguen equalizing from the penalty spot in the 36th. Ibarguen scored again in the 83rd minute. Club America went a man down in the 90th minute with a red card to Roger Martinez. . . .
The soccer news starts with a question about the MLS Western Conference. With LAFC in complete control, is there any competition left in the West? Just five points separates 2nd from 8th-place, but are all of these teams fooling themselves believing that they'll end up doing anything but eventually exiting the playoffs to LAFC? Maybe, but winning the Supporters' Shield doesn't always mean lifting . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 19, 2019) US Soccer Players – MLS is loaded with notable defenders. Among the best, and most consistent, over the past decade has been Seth Sinovic. The Sporting Kansas City left back was raised in Kansas and has been a part of the team since 2011. Over that time, Sinovic helped the team win the 2013 MLS Cup and three US Open Cups. Sinovic played college . . .