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. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 23, 2018) US Soccer Players - The spotlight shines brightest for those carrying the highest expectations. As the 2018 MLS season dawns, a number of players across the league are facing the harsh glare of outsized attention exactly because they are expected to deliver high-quality play on the field. Whether they come in on a wave of fanfare created by a splash of . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 19, 2018) US Soccer Players – When the USMNT takes on Paraguay next month, it won’t be just another friendly. It will also highlight the growing relationship between MLS and the South American nation of just 6.8 million. While it’s true that waves of foreigners have come to play in this country since the league began in 1996, it’s the quality, age, and . . .
Unless it's Leeds United debuting a badge, everybody likes a kit reveal. Good, bad, or indifferent, most soccer fans seem to enjoy playing fashion designer. Or at the very least fashion critique. Atlanta United announced a new riff on their color scheme, adding a white uniform where the badge and other logos are peach. In a soccer world where neon is the favorite secondary hue of too many teams . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 24, 2018) US Soccer Players - As if they hadn’t already done enough to show up the stingier clubs in MLS. Atlanta United charged out of the gate in their first season with massive crowds and a team built around a group of exciting young players from Latin America. They enter the 2018 season with a mind to set new standards for spending by an MLS club. On Friday . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the completion of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. Two rounds went in the books on Friday with the draft finishing with two more rounds on Sunday. University of Akron defender Joao Moutinho went first overall to expansion club LAFC. The LA Galaxy took high school goalkeeper Jose Villalobos with the second pick. LAFC went with defender Tristan Blackmon with the 3rd overall, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 27, 2017) US Soccer Players - The word “trend” in a modern context suggests something ephemeral. Even if the shift of direction eventually morphs into the status quo, the initial push towards establishing it can only happen once. Trends aren’t fads, but they also aren’t exactly accepted as permanent from the outset, either. It’s with that definition of “trend” . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Nov 30, 2017) US Soccer Players - On Wednesday, MLS commissioner Don Garber spoke as part of the Sports Business Journal’s Dealmakers conference. He covered a wide range of topics. That included confirming a potential, SUM-organized tournament next summer for non-World Cup participants. He also touched briefly on Anthony Precourt’s initiative to move the Columbus . . .
MLS award season continued on Monday with Miguel Almiron winning the 2017 MLS Newcomer of the Year. Almiron, a member of Paraguay's national team, joined the expansion Atlanta United squad in 2017 as a designated player. He has nine goals and 14 assists over 30 games in a season where Atlanta qualified for the MLS playoffs. "For me it's a big honor, Almiron said. "It's wonderful that they voted . . .