By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - Just after halftime of the MLS All-Star Game, Atlanta United investor/operator Arthur Blank joined ESPN’s Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman in the broadcast booth. The game in Atlanta was almost entirely of Blank’s making. It was Blank who expressed serious interest in backing an MLS team for the city back in 2014. Blank gave . . .
The soccer news starts with the New York Red Bulls' turn to point at the standings and say "why not us?" NYCFC slipped against Chicago, losing 3-2 at Toyota Park and creating an opportunity for New York's other MLS club. The Red Bulls took it, beating Toronto 1-0 away on Sunday to pass NYCFC in the standings. It's now the Red Bulls in 2nd-place with 32 points from 16 games played, a point ahead of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 27, 2018) US Soccer Players - Atlanta United is already a phenomenon in MLS. There’s no need to look further than the club’s remarkable attendance numbers for proof of just how successful the second-year club had been in the South’s largest city. A town that once seemed like a risky proposition has become the best professional soccer market in America, and it’s . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2018) US Soccer Players – MLS attendance has always been about looking at the bright side, especially in the league’s first decade. Seeing the glass half full has served the league well over the years. Boosters point to the fact that MLS now has a league-wide average that tops both the NBA and NHL. Despite that glowing talking point, there’s more to any . . .
NYCFC took their league leading record on the road on Sunday, losing to Portland 3-0. That result comes on the heels of plenty of praise for NYCFC this season and rumors linking their coach Patrick Vieira with the soon-to-be open Arsenal job. One game doesn't make a season, certainly not in MLS. However, NYCFC goes from obviously the best team in the league to perhaps the best team in the league . . .
It's a high-profile MLS match-up on the weekend soccer TV schedule with Atlanta United hosting NYCFC on Sunday. There's also Liverpool vs Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday on NBC while Manchester City continues their push for the trophy at Spurs on NBCSN. ESPN also has MLS on Sunday with Sporting KC vs the Seattle Sounders. Atlanta United vs NYCFC at 6pm on Sunday on FS1. This is a . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 9, 2018) US Soccer Players – We may be just over a month into the 2018 MLS season, but it has already produced several milestones. From record-breaking goals to how the league’s newcomers are faring, the season is already telling its story. MLS may very well be the most unpredictable domestic competition in the world. While some use that to disparage it, fans . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Apr 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - On Saturday afternoon, Minnesota United lost to Atlanta United at TCF Bank Stadium by a score of 1-0. The Loons fell to Atlanta despite playing up a man for nearly an hour after defender Leandro Gonzalez-Pirez received two yellow cards in the first half, putting the visitors as a significant deficit. Minnesota controlled the balance . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - MLS might be a league of parity, but three weeks into the season not all games are even. A few might have more to teach us than others. Injuries, midweek games for Concacaf Champions League participants, and unusual conditions will play a role in the results and how we parse them. Here is a look at four games have the most potential . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 2, 2018) US Soccer Players - Maybe it’s a function of league growth, or simply a matter of chance. Either way, the new MLS season that kicks off on Saturday is rife with interesting stories both on and off the field. Here are a few worth your attention. Columbus and Austin The best place to start is with the biggest off the field story of the MLS offseason. . . .