Wednesday's soccer news starts in Major League Soccer. Charlotte hosts Austin tomorrow night while Atlanta United is on the road at the New York Red Bulls. It's the conclusion of a midweek round in MLS with seven games set for tonight. That could once again shuffle the Eastern Conference table with 3rd-place Montreal and the 4th-place Red Bulls both in position to match 1st-place Philadelphia's 29 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2022) US Soccer Players - Equal records don't necessarily make for equal teams. Still, in a league famous for unbalanced schedules there's something to learn from three teams in the same conference with identical records a third of the way through the season. Three teams in the East entered the international break with four wins, four draws, and five . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Miles Robinson injuring his Achilles tendon early in Atlanta United's 4-1 home win over Chicago. Robinson subbed out in the 18th minute in what the club has now confirmed is a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The injury requires surgery set for today. Atlanta provided no prognosis on recovery time. Robinson became a regular with the USMNT over the Octagonal round . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - From the very beginning of its MLS existence, Atlanta United has done it big. The 2017 MLS expansion outfit was never going to be boring. Atlanta reworked more than the idea of what a new team could accomplish. They reset expectations league-wide. It's worth saying that no other team has matched them in terms of attendance or . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 4, 2021) US Soccer Players – The start of fall brings with it cooler temperatures in most parts of the country. For MLS, things are just starting to heat up. It's the time of year when teams ramp up to the playoffs, jockeying for points on the quest for the Supporters' Shield or a higher place in the table. For teams just outside the top seven in each . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 20, 2021) US Soccer Players - From the beginning, Atlanta United did things differently. When Major League Soccer's southern experiment launched in 2017, longtime observers of soccer and sports in the United States carried reasonable questions about the likelihood of United's success in the city. Since contraction prior to the 2002 season, there was no MLS team . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 12, 2021) US Soccer Players - Atlanta United's just-announced new head coach arrives in Georgia with quite a resume. He holds a UEFA A coaching license, and he's bilingual. He joins the Five Stripes from the coaching staff of a highly successful club that has reached its league's championship final three times in his four years of service there, winning one . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 21, 2021) US Soccer Players - Atlanta United was a big club before it ever played a game. By driving so much local interest in professional soccer, they climbed into the upper echelon of franchises in Major League Soccer. The club met that wave of enthusiasm with ambition. Atlanta spent real money on up-and-coming talent and hired a well-known head coach with a . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2021) US Soccer Players - Gabriel Heinze's team was losing, miles from home, and there was nothing more he could do about it. Atlanta United's Concacaf Champions League dream was evaporating. The Philadelphia Union frittered away the minutes in their quarterfinal second-leg match at Subaru Park, up 3-1 on aggregate thanks to their stunning three-goal away . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 21, 2021) US Soccer Players - The start of the 2021 MLS season took place over three days this past weekend, pitting 26 teams against one another in 13 games. Only one team, Real Salt Lake, awaits its turn to get its campaign underway. An odd number of teams this season means there will always be a team sitting out a given round of matches. Unlike several of . . .