By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - The great soccer minds of history never quite answered just how long a coach should get before it's fair to judge them on their record. Almost everyone agrees that coaches need a season. No one is quite sure how quickly a club should jettison its field boss if things go bad in the beginning or middle of a campaign. Barely five . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with another trophy for a USMNT player in Europe. Gio Reyna subbed on in stoppage time for Borussia Dortmund's 4-1 win over RB Leipzig in the DFB Pokal final. Jadon Sancho put Dortmund up in the 5th minute with Erling Haaland making it 2-0 in the 28th. Sancho added a goal in first-half stoppage time. Leipzig's Dani Olmo scored in the 71st with Haaland scored again in . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 13, 2021) US Soccer Players - On Sunday, FC Cincinnati will occupy the brightest spotlight for the debut of its brand-new home, TQL Stadium. The visit from star-studded Inter Miami is available nationwide on FOX. That's priceless exposure for FCC and its glittering $250 million venue in the city's West End. With a full roof, intimate sight-lines, all the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 5, 2021) US Soccer Players - Panic rarely makes things better. By its very nature, the word conveys an emotional response to a problem. Letting emotions loose without hanging onto some modicum of logic tends to lead to rash decisions. Rash decisions upend plans, restart processes, and end progress before it has a chance to begin. It's usually best to avoid . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with recently retired USMNT Kyle Beckerman. After finishing his playing career last season with Real Salt Lake, Beckerman is now the men's soccer coach at Utah Valley University. Beckerman had 58 caps with the USMNT, playing in the 2014 World Cup. "I'm very excited to be joining Utah Valley University and can't wait to get started coaching this team," Beckerman said . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a new coach for FC Cincinnati. The MLS club announced the hiring of former Dutch international Jaap Stam after parting ways with Ron Jans in February. Yoann Damet has been serving as interim coach, his second stint in that role. Stam resigned as coach of Feyenoord in October. "I strongly believe that Jaap can lead us through our next phase, to our new stadium, and . . .
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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 27, 2020) US Soccer Players - If Gary Walker was looking for new and different challenges when he left Manchester United to join FC Cincinnati, he's certainly gotten them. After more than a decade as a strength and conditioning coach with the English giants, Walker moved across the Atlantic a year ago to head up FCC's sports performance department. It was a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - The MLS calendar year is just one 12-month season of change. A rash of coaching changes in the early going of the 2019 campaign means more than usual to talk about when it comes to new faces and reorganization. New England has handed the reigns of their program to Bruce Arena. Colorado installed Conor Casey as an interim manager . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 8, 2019) US Soccer Players - Let’s not pretend that FC Cincinnati’s decision to fire head coach Alan Koch 11 games into their MLS expansion season wasn’t a surprise. Although their record of two wins, two draws, and seven losses was among the worst in MLS and the club hadn’t scored a goal in 600-plus minutes, dumping Koch this early in the campaign was still . . .