The soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. A few hours before the scheduled start, the league postponed the Rapids vs LAFC game due to "one new confirmed case of COVID-19 among the Colorado Rapids staff." The Rapids had their October 3 game at Portland postponed due to coronavirus diagnoses among players and staff. On the field, Atlanta and Orlando City drew 0-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 7, 2020) US Soccer Players - Rarely does a FIFA international competition window come at a good time for Major League Soccer. If there's been one constant in the league's 25 seasons, it's the awkwardness of its relationship with FIFA's calendar. Ostensibly, MLS loves the international game and the positive impact it has on the league's reputation. When players . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a packed schedule of Major League Soccer games. In a season where every matchday feels like it's a restart, Orlando City travels to Atlanta as the better team. After 15 games, Orlando is in 3rd-place on 29 points, two points back of Columbus and Toronto. Atlanta is in 9th-place, holding onto one of the playoff qualifier spots. For those needing the reminder, . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest coaching move in Major League Soccer. The New York Red Bulls paid a release fee to hire Gerhard Struber from Championship club Barnsley. He replaces Chris Armas, let go by the club following MLS is Back. Bradley Carnell has served as the interim coach. Struber can't officially take over as coach until he gets a work visa. "I am looking forward to . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. Orlando City beat the Red Bulls 3-1 at home. Daryl Dike opened the scoring in the 24th with Junior Urso doubling the lead in the 50th. Florian Valot scored for the Red Bulls in the 54th. Carlos made it 3-1 Orlando five minutes into stoppage time. DC United had no answers in a 4-0 home loss to Atlanta. Jon Gallagher scored in the 4th minute with . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 2, 2020) US Soccer Players - The nom de soccer "United" is not the only thing that the Major League Soccer clubs from Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia share as they prepare to face off in league play on Saturday. Both teams are mired in dismal periods when the present is bleak and the future is unclear. Also unclear is whether a win for either of them can do . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 30, 2020) US Soccer Players - The cover of Wednesday's Los Angeles Times sports section showed two matchups for two Los Angeles teams with the word "Doubleheader" separating them. Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat. Underneath that, Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers. The headline read "Two For Prize Of One City." Los Angeles is not necessarily a sports . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 30, 2020) US Soccer Players - That's not the way Gonzalo Higuain wanted it to go. Inter Miami's new big-name signing made his MLS debut on Sunday, starting in a downpour for Inter as they took on one of the Eastern Conference's best teams. Higuain made his presence felt early against the Philadelphia Union, acrobatically throwing himself over for an overhead . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with MLS taking the work week off, a rarity since the season resumed. Many are correctly asking if it's possible to determine much of anything about this league week-to-week. Pick a team, and there's probably a lack of coherency and results that are cause for concern. The playoff safety net still looms, but it's going to be a questionable reward for the teams that . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. Nashville and Houston drew 1-1 at Nissan Stadium to open the weekend schedule. Daniel Rios scored for Nashville in the 49th with Maynor Figueroa equalizing in the 89th. "We just want to give the best effort we can give and try to get the win from the first minute to the last," Houston coach Tab Ramos said. "I think we did that. Not all of it was . . .