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 . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Ethan Horvath's Nottingham Forest winning promotion to the Premier League. Forest beat Duane Homes's Huddersfield Town 1-0 in front of just over 80,000 at Wembley. A 43rd minute own-goal was the difference. Horvath subbed on in the 89th minute for Forest and Holmes came on in the 66th for Huddersfield Town. "The players have been incredible this season," . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 8, 2022) US Soccer Players - New teams need players. It's a statement as reductive as it is obvious. If you're building a new soccer team from scratch, the players for your new team have to come from somewhere. You can, of course, sign veteran players domestic and foreign, per the rules of your league. In Major League Soccer, those rules are myriad and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 5, 2022) US Soccer Players - For a while there, it was easy to judge Major League Soccer teams against one another. With an even number of clubs this season thanks to the addition of Charlotte, the league's weekend schedules had balance. Twenty-eight teams playing fourteen games in a given week means the season creeps along at an equitable clip. When everyone . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 23, 2022) US Soccer Players - Every Major League Soccer expansion team is unique, with a set of characteristics shared with none of the earlier examples. There are commonalities, to be sure, but each new entry is free to approach their first season how they see fit. It's only after the dust has settled on their debut that we can know if the club's concept . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 31, 2022) US Soccer Players – With Charlotte FC joining MLS for its debut season, the total number of teams in the league is now at 28. That creates an even split between the conferences. With Charlotte joining the Eastern Conference, Nashville SC moves back to the Western Conference. That type of realignment is not out of the ordinary in MLS during the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 10, 2022) US Soccer Players – The annual MLS SuperDraft that takes place on Tuesday will mark the unofficial start to the 2022 season. Once again, an expansion side will get the top spot with Charlotte FC making the #1 pick. For Charlotte, it's a chance to add a key player to their roster as the new franchise looks to compete in their debut season. Charlotte . . .