By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2022) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer delivered school night action on Wednesday with ten games spread across the country. Some midweek rounds can slip by without getting the notice they deserve. With games on top of games in a league with 28 teams, it can be difficult to fully appreciate one match night of results. Wednesday's round included a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 19, 2022) US Soccer Players - Expansion into Major League Soccer used to mean years of losses and frustration. Teams like Toronto FC and Real Salt Lake took their fair share of lumps before being consistently competitive. Same with the Philadelphia Union and Vancouver Whitecaps. With few exceptions, expansion teams were built to fail early on. That was until . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Timmy Chandler's Eintracht winning the 2021-22 Europa League. Chandler was on the bench for the 1-1 draw that held through extra time. Eintracht took the title 5-4 on penalties. James Sands subbed on for Rangers in the 101st minute. Joe Aribo put Rangers up in the 57th with Rafael Borre equalizing for Eintracht in the 69th. After Rangers failed to convert in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2022) US Soccer Players - If the end of the 2021 Major League Soccer regular season didn't represent an existential crisis for FC Dallas, it presented questions trending in that direction. The club's reputation as the country's best developer of soccer talent was well-won through years of work. FC Dallas committed money and attention to creating a structure . . .
Week 11 of the 2022 Major League Soccer season started in Toronto with Orlando City winning 1-0. Kyle Smith scored the game's only goal two minutes into stoppage time. City goalkeeper Pedro Gallese made two saves to keep the clean sheet. Colorado shutout LAFC 2-0 at home. Gyasi Zardes opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 17th and Diego Rubio converted a penalty in the 28th minute. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 13, 2022) US Soccer Players - During his record-setting run with the LA Galaxy, head coach Bruce Arena prioritized winning MLS Cups. That may sound simplistic since that's the situation every coach in the league, but it's different when putting together a dynasty capable of doing just that. As Arena was quick to point out back then, part of that focus was due . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the 2021-22 FA Cup final. Christian Pulisic's Chelsea faces Liverpool at Wembley looking to win their second trophy of the season on Saturday (11:45am ET - ESPN+). Chelsea lifted the Club World Cup in February, losing the League Cup final on penalties to Liverpool at Wembley later that month. That makes this game an opportunity to win the bigger English cup at . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the Premier League. Christian Pulisic scored for Chelsea in their 3-0 win at Leeds. Mason Mount opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 4th with Leeds seeing red in the 24th minute. Pulisic doubled the lead in the 55th and Romelu Lukaku finished off the goals in the 83rd. Pulisic subbed out in the 78th minute. "I thought we started really well," Pulisic said. "We . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - Since the club's inception, the LA Galaxy promised to field a roster of stars. From Cobi Jones and Luis Hernandez to Landon Donovan, David Beckham, and Robbie Keane, the team has traditionally delivered on that promise. This year's roster is no different as it features Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Mexico's all-time leading scorer, . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the US Open Cup round of 32. Orlando City advanced with a 2-1 home win over Philadelphia. Ercan Kara scored for Orlando in the 54th and Andres Perea doubled the lead in the 57th. The Union's Stuart Findlay pulled a goal back in the 77th minute. “I thought it was a very enjoyable game for our fans," Orlando coach Oscar Pareja said. "The intensity shows the . . .