Thursday's soccer news starts with FIFA's announcement of the host cities for the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Dunedin, Hamilton, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Wellington will stage games. Sydney's Stadium Australia at 83,500 and Sydney Football Stadium at 45,000 along with Auckland's Eden Park at 50,000 are the largest venues. Eden Park is the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with LAFC advancing to the final of the 2020 Concacaf Champions League. LAFC came back to beat Club America 3-1 on Saturday night with an energized performance from Carlos Vela. Club America took the lead in the 11th minute. A confrontation in first-half stoppage time saw LAFC's Equard Atuesta exit early with a red card. Carlos Vela responded early in the second-half . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with LAFC needing to make it at least three in a row against Liga MX clubs. LAFC meets Club America as the lone MLS representative left in the tournament. They got there by knocking out Leon in the only MLS vs Liga MX matchup in the round of 16 and then beating Cruz Azul. It's the kind of head-to-head success against Liga MX that MLS usually savors, the point of the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the November 2020 version of club vs country. FIFA altered the release rules for clubs, but that option to keep players out of international duty only applied in specific circumstances. Games that count was the biggest decider, with UEFA scheduling Euro qualifiers and Nations League games, Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, and South America playing World Cup . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 28, 2020) US Soccer Players - Los Angeles once again has plenty to celebrate from its sports teams. Turning around a fallow period for titles, the LA Lakers lifted the Larry O'Brien trophy as NBA champions. Yes, it happened in a bubble on the other side of the country. That didn't stop fans from celebrating like things are normal. Last night, the Dodgers won the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 28, 2020) US Soccer Players - Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is famous for many things. He led the Gunners to the last undefeated season by a Premier League champion back in 2001, an incredible achievement that no other club may match. The aesthetically pleasing, attacking style of play he established at the London club set a standard for world soccer . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 30, 2020) US Soccer Players - The cover of Wednesday's Los Angeles Times sports section showed two matchups for two Los Angeles teams with the word "Doubleheader" separating them. Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat. Underneath that, Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers. The headline read "Two For Prize Of One City." Los Angeles is not necessarily a sports . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 23, 2020) US Soccer Players - Los Angeles FC had a magical year in 2019. In its second season, LAFC pieced together one of the finest runs in league history en route to the Western Conference final. LAFC had the most team points and highest goal-differential in league history. They equaled the record for most goals scored by a team in one season. Its star player, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - Another MLS coach is under fire. Following the dismissals of Frank de Boer at Atlanta United and Chris Armas of the New York Red Bulls, someone had to be the next on the hot seat. As long as their are games on the schedule, there's a coach or two in trouble. Still, the coach currently shouldering the criticism in Major League . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 26, 2020) US Soccer Players - Carlos Vela has quite a lot of talents. He is an outstanding finisher, one of the best in league history with an MLS-record 34 goals a season ago. Vela also has excellent vision as he threads passes and creates opportunities for his teammates. For 2020, his vision might save the season, even though he did not intend it that . . .