By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 22, 2023) US Soccer Players - Soccer is a team sport. Teams win games. Teams make the playoffs. Teams win championships. Still, individuals make up those teams, and without great individual performances, success can be elusive. The teams that achieve the most are almost always led by stars rising to a challenge. This is especially true in Major League . . .
Win for Robinson and Ream’s Fulham, Musah’s Valencia advances in Copa del Rey, goal for Wright in Super Lig
Wednesday's soccer news rounds up the USMNT players in Europe, starting with Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson's Fulham winning 1-0 at Leicester City. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in the 17th minute with Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno making six saves. Fulham is up to 7th-place in the Premier League table with 28 points from 18 games, tied on points with Liverpool and a point ahead of Brighton with both . . .
Lagerwey in Atlanta, Wood to New England, and Nancy with Columbus
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 7, 2022) US Soccer Players - With much of the world focused on the World Cup, Major League Soccer is going about its winter business. If not for the biggest sporting event on the planet happening simultaneously with massive news dropping across the North American competition, there might be more attention available. As it is, it's a great time to catch up on . . .
An important winter beckons for Atlanta United
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 13, 2022) US Soccer Players - "On the pitch as in life, you either win or you learn. And this season was full of lessons." With those 19 opening words in the club's season-ending message of thanks to its fans, Brad Guzan efficiently summed up Atlanta United's 2022. Year six brought a different kind of frustration to one of the bigger, bolder projects in . . .
Gutman, Herrera, and Williamson put the work in during the 2022 MLS season
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 21, 2022) US Soccer Players - When MLS teams look back on their seasons after the 34-game grind that pushed everyone to their physical and mental limits, they'll undoubtedly point to a few key moments as crucial to their finish. Comeback wins always get a little extra love. Late goals to salvage points will seem bigger if the playoffs beckon and bittersweet if . . .
Charlotte at home, Atlanta on the road
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 . . .
16 points from 13 games in MLS
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 . . .
Atlanta United confirms Miles Robinson Achilles tendon injury
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 . . .
Atlanta United resets a record
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 . . .
MLS bubble teams
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 . . .