Friday's soccer news starts with Tim Ream's Fulham advancing in the Championship promotion playoffs. Fulham lost the second-leg 2-1 at home to Cardiff City, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate. Cardiff scored in the 8th minute with Neeskens Kebano equalizing for Fulham in the 9th. Cardiff scored again in the 47th minute. Fulham advances to play Brentford in the single-leg promotion final on Tuesday at . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - California is the most exciting state for MLS soccer. That much is clear through the completion of the Round of 16. LAFC has the most goals in the MLS is Back tournament with 15 while San Jose is in 2nd-place with 11. Even the LA Galaxy, unceremoniously crashing out in the group stage, is intriguing due to its many problems. The MLS . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - Say goodbye to the champions. The Seattle Sounders exited the MLS Is Back tournament in Orlando on Monday night, humbled by LAFC. Call it revenge if you like, though the stakes are just a bit different. The Sounders knocked LAFC off of their championship path in the 2019 MLS Cup playoffs. Say goodbye to last season's MLS Cup . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another unexpected result at MLS is Back. Columbus was one of the favorites after going three for three in the group stage. They're now out of the tournament courtesy of Minnesota. Tied 1-1 in regulation, United advanced 5-3 on penalties. Robin Lod put Minnesota up in the 18th minute with Gyasi Zardes equalizing in the 79th. Columbus failed to convert in the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 27, 2020) US Soccer Players – The MLS is Back Tournament rolls into the quarterfinals this week. What we got in the first round were some high-scoring games and last-minute epic comebacks. Aside from a few rough starts and teams that never got out of first gear, the tournament has not disappointed. With the competition entering the knockout stage, we can expect . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of the weekend MLS is Back games. Orlando knocked out Montreal 1-0 in the opening round of 16 game. Tesho Akindele scored the only goal in the 60th minute with Pedro Gallese making one save to keep the clean sheet. Orlando will move on without Dom Dwyer, who had to have a knee scan outside of the MLS bubble. Philadelphia knocked out New England 1-0. . . .
Editor's Note: Shortly after the publication of this article, Atlanta United announced that Frank de Boer is no longer the coach of the club. “On behalf of Atlanta United, I would like to thank Frank for his leadership and commitment to the club,” club president Darren Eales said. U"Frank’s guidance, the club had a strong 2019 season in both MLS and international competition. After discussing . . .
Friday's soccer news says goodbye to the group stage at MLS is Back. Major League Soccer's combination of tournament and games that count in the league standings ended with two draws, setting the field for the round of 16. The LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo both exited the tournament following a 1-1- draw to conclude Group F. Darwin Quintero put Houston up in the 17th with Cristian Pavon equalizing . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the conclusion of the 2019-20 Championship season in England. Leeds United and West Brom won promotion with Brentford, Fulham, Cardiff City, and Swansea City entering the playoff. Charlton, Wigan, and Hull City drop to League One, with Wigan appealing a 12-point deduction for going into administration. Should that appeal prove successful, Barnsley would finish in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 22, 2020) US Soccer Players - If you are not sure how many championships the LA Galaxy has, just ask them. The club is quick to boast how it is the only team in league history to win five MLS Cups, that the Galaxy has been a fixture in Los Angeles since 1996, and that the game's top stars have called and continue to call the Galaxy home. The Galaxy certainly has . . .