By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 5, 2020) US Soccer Players - If MLS has kept faith in any one guiding principle since its founding a quarter-century ago, it's the devotion to parity, an inclusive postseason format and the drama of stretch-run playoff races. Now the home stretch of this strange 2020 season has delivered yet another injection of uncertainty. The league announced a late shift . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Tyler Adams subbing on in the 76th minute of RB Leipzig's 2-1 home win over PSG. Trailing from a 6th minute goal, Christopher Nkunku equalized for Leipzig in the 41st. Emil Forsberg put Leipzig up from the penalty spot in the 57th minute. PSG finished two men down from red cards in the 69th and five minutes into stoppage time. Sergino Dest's Barcelona beat . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 4, 2020) US Soccer Players - Through it all, the Galaxy had one coach capable of leading them out of the doldrums. That period was not just one of success but also of stability. The reason, in large part, was Bruce Arena. The post-Arena era has been quite the opposite. The Galaxy parted ways with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto following the Galaxy's 5-1 loss . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 4, 2020) US Soccer Players - The buildup to Major League Soccer's annual curtain-closer for the regular season seems a little muted this year. "Decision Day," as the league dubbed it a few years back to amplify the potential drama of the last round matches, got waylaid by the virus just like the rest of us. Cancellations, empty or mostly empty stadiums, lower . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup and an interesting result in the Western Conference. With Colorado holding a playoff spot after the switch to points per game earlier in the week, they beat Seattle 3-1 at home on Sunday night. Andre Shinyashiki put the Rapids up in the 11th minute with Jordan Morris equalizing in the 22nd. Keegan Rosenberry scored Colorado's go-ahead goal in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 30, 2020) US Soccer Players - The Philadelphia Union entered Major League Soccer on a wave of enthusiasm. It took a decade for the club to reward it. In an era when MLS expansions prospects were decidedly less exciting than they are now, a brand new franchise claiming Philadelphia was a big deal. MLS had just the year before inaugurated the Seattle Sounders, a . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Major League Soccer officially announcing that the regular season will end with an unbalanced schedule. Due to COVD-19 postponements and the need to finish the games before the start of the November international break, MLS will use points per game rather than total points to determine the final conference standings. Decision Day, the final day of the 2020 regular . . .
We'll start the MLS roundup with the teams officially advancing to the playoffs. NYCFC, the Red Bulls, New England, and Nashville have made it to the play-in round in the East with two spots remaining open. In the West, Sporting Kansas City, Portland, and LAFC join Seattle in qualifying for the postseason. New York shutout New England 1-0 at home to open the midweek schedule. Aaron Long scored in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 28, 2020) US Soccer Players - Los Angeles once again has plenty to celebrate from its sports teams. Turning around a fallow period for titles, the LA Lakers lifted the Larry O'Brien trophy as NBA champions. Yes, it happened in a bubble on the other side of the country. That didn't stop fans from celebrating like things are normal. Last night, the Dodgers won the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 28, 2020) US Soccer Players - Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is famous for many things. He led the Gunners to the last undefeated season by a Premier League champion back in 2001, an incredible achievement that no other club may match. The aesthetically pleasing, attacking style of play he established at the London club set a standard for world soccer . . .