By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - The math is starting to matter. For more than seven months, weeks rolled by full of MLS games that everyone involved knew were important but lacked a certain desperate feeling. It takes 34 matches to complete an MLS season, and with seven MLS Cup playoff berths on offer in each conference, it's difficult to gin up too much anxiety . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the rest of the midweek MLS schedule and Atlanta United winning 1-0 at Orlando City. Thiago Almada scored in the 72nd with Atlanta goalkeeper Raul Gudino making three saves to keep the clean sheet. "Perfect timing," Atlanta coach Gonzalo Pineda said. "I think it's very good, I mean, more than those stats of second victory, second victory on the road. It's the . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - LAFC has been dominant most of the 2022 season. The Western Conference leaders carried a four-match winning streak into August and promptly ripped off three more wins by a combined 10-1. After the club's seventh consecutive win, LAFC sat on 57 points and seemed well on its way to a Supporters' Shield and entering the playoffs as the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - With a pair of goals four minutes apart against LAFC on Saturday, FC Dallas forward Jesus Ferreira etched his name in the Texas club’s history books. Ferreira’s total of 18 goals for the season equals the record for the team known by two names in its 27-year history: the Dallas Burn and FC Dallas. The club was the Burn when Jason . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with midweek MLS and Montreal beating Chicago 3-2 at Stade Saputo. Kei Kamara put Montreal up in the 21st, doubling the lead int he 29th. Chicago responded with a Xherdan Shaqiri penalty, but Zachary Brault-Guillard made it 3-1 Montreal in the 44th. Shaqiri converted a second penalty in the 57th minute. "We... lost the game in the first-half and that's where it . . .
The MLS Week 30 roundup starts with Friday's game at Stade Saputo where Montreal and Columbus drew 2-2. The Crew took the lead through a Jonathan Mensah goal in the 66th with Lucas Zelarayan scoring in the 68th, but went a man down with a red card to Luis Diaz in the 76th minute. Montreal pulled a goal back when Victoir Wanyama scored in the 89th and Zachary Brault-Guillard equalized ifour minutes . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 8, 2022) US Soccer Players - It was a cup final matchup worthy of a Hollywood script writer. A fierce, plucky underdog from the USL Championship, only the second lower-division side to advance this far in this century, still stung by its acceptance and subsequent removal from MLS expansion. A well-supported favorite and host with a history of underachievement . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the Champions League with James Sands and Malik Tillman's Rangers losing 4-0 at Ajax. Tillman subbed out at halftime. Ajax opened the scoring in the 17th, adding goals in the 32nd, 33rd, and 80th minutes. "Very disappointed... a huge loss for us," Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. "First game in the group, against a quality opponent. I think in the . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 7, 2022) US Soccer Players - This is the home stretch. Since this is a World Cup year, with a late fall World Cup nonetheless, the season will wrap up early. Instead of teams positioning themselves in the late summer to make that push to try and solidify their playoff spots, this is already the late season. Some teams are responding to the challenge, like . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Champions League group stage beginning later today with games on Paramount+ and TUDN. With the attention usually on the biggest clubs in Europe, it's convenient that some of them have USMNT players on their rosters. That starts with James Sands and Malik Tillman's Rangers in group A, alongside Ajax, Liverpool, and Napoli. It's easy to see this as a difficult . . .