By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Wednesday marked an auspicious occasion in the history of American soccer. March 18 wasn't the date of a monumental US men's national team victory or the day that MLS started its first season. There's nothing about significant decisions for the sport taking place on that date. March 18 is an auspicious day in American soccer . . .
The soccer news starts with leagues suspending their schedules due to the coronavirus. As of now, the German and Mexican leagues are the only ones with games on the schedule this weekend, with that subject to change. Since Major League Soccer joined Serie A and La Liga in suspending their leagues, most of Europe has followed suit. That includes the English leagues announcing they were postponing . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a rare Friday game in the Europa League. Timmy Chandler subbed on in the 88th minute for Eintracht's 2-2 draw at Red Bull Salzburg with Eintracht advancing 6-3 on aggregate. Red Bull scored in the 10th minute with Eintracht's Andrew Sliva equalizing on the night in the 30th. Red Bull scored in the 71st minute with Silva scoring again in . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with LAFC showing how much home-field advantage matters in the Concacaf Champions League. Trailing 2-0 to Club Leon, LAFC beat the Liga MX club 3-0 at Banc of California Stadium to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Carlos Vela scored in the 27th and 77th minutes with Diego Rossi finishing off the goals in the 79th. "It needed to be a game where the intensity was high, where . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a UEFA decision that was never going to help the smaller clubs trying to compete in Europe. The Champions League no longer cap ties players for the entire season. Instead, the January window allows teams in the knockout round to restock their already successful squads. It's not exactly a surprise that this could come at the expense of overachieving teams from . . .
The soccer news starts with the Champions League draw for the teams with USMNT players left in the tournament. Christian Pulisic's Chelsea plays Bayern Munich in the round of 16, home on February 25 and away on March 18. Though Bayern isn't currently stacking up the points at the top of the Bundesliga table, currently in 5th-place, it's always tough against an established world soccer power. What . . .
The soccer news starts with a surprise announcement from US Soccer that 11 of the 23 US-based MLS teams will start in the third round of the 2020 US Open Cup. This is a break with the setup that entered MLS teams in the fourth round. USL Championship and League One teams enter in the second round. The dozen MLS clubs entering in the fourth round are due to playing in the Concacaf Champions League . . .
The soccer news starts with Toronto announcing that club captain Michael Bradley will stay with the team. Bradley was out of contract at the end of the 2019 season, but there was little speculation of him ending up anywhere else. "I feel so attached to the city of Toronto, the club, the team. I love it here and I am really proud of what we’ve been able to do over the past six years," Bradley . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 11, 2019) US Soccer Players - Jesse Marsch had a simple answer to whatever happened to his club at home against Liverpool in the Champions League. "This isn't about me. It is about the club, the city, the people here in Salzburg," Marsch said about the support he received there. That's what a coach should say. It's also likely Marsch believed it, with his . . .
The soccer news starts with Eintracht Frankfurt beating Arsenal in London in Europa League Group F. After losing 3-0 at home to Arsenal in the opening game of the group, Eintracht won 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Timmy Chandler was on the bench for Eintracht, going 1-0 down in first-half stoppage time. Daichi Kamada equalized in the 55th and scored in the 64th. "Arsenal were much better than us . . .