By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - When LAFC hosts Austin FC on Sunday in Los Angeles with Major League Soccer's Western Conference title and a berth in the MLS Cup final on the line, there will be plenty of captivating story lines. To start, Austin FC is attempting to do something only one modern MLS club has achieved, winning a championship in just its second year . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 19, 2022) US Soccer Players - For the second time in four years, one Los Angeles-based Major League Soccer club's season will end at the hands of the other. In a nearly identical scenario to 2019, Supporters' Shield holders LAFC will host the LA Galaxy in a Western Conference semifinal Thursday at Banc of California Stadium. Last time, it was LAFC who ousted . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 5, 2022) US Soccer Players - The choice for the 2022 Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year Award in Major League Soccer may seem obvious. It's just that the choice is not always the same, depending on who you happen to ask. The 2022 MLS season delivered exceptional campaigns by a handful of teams. Some of those met or slightly exceeded expectations. Some far . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - The 2022 Major League Soccer regular season is coming to what should be a dramatic close, and the playoffs will ramp up the drama afterward. For Los Angeles-area soccer fans, that means twice the amount of meaningful matches as both LAFC and the LA Galaxy appear playoff bound. LAFC is one of three teams that has already booked its . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - LAFC has been dominant most of the 2022 season. The Western Conference leaders carried a four-match winning streak into August and promptly ripped off three more wins by a combined 10-1. After the club's seventh consecutive win, LAFC sat on 57 points and seemed well on its way to a Supporters' Shield and entering the playoffs as the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (June 29, 2022) US Soccer Players - LAFC sits in 1st-place both in the Western Conference and Supporters' Shield standings as the calendar approaches July. The summer months, then, would be a time for the club to continue working with its pieces in place and trying to maximize the potential it has within its roster. Instead, LAFC raised the ante quite a bit. That . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with another twist for the Western Conference and World Cup group B, with Wales captain Gareth Bale announcing he will join LAFC next month. Bale is the latest addition to a reworking of LA's roster even though the club is already the top team in Major League Soccer. Earlier this month, LAFC signed former Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini who also joins . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with FIFA announcing the 16 stadiums that will host games during the 2026 World Cup. Toronto's BMO Field and Vancouver's BC Place for Canada, Guadalajara's Estadio Akron, Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, and Monterrey's Estadio BBVA Bancomer for Mexico, and Arlington's AT&T Stadium (Dallas), Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, East Rutherford's MetLife Stadium (New . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (June 15, 2022) US Soccer Players - Big-name players coming to Major League Soccer, particularly to Los Angeles, are not uncommon. Every season seems to add to a list that includes icons of the game. It's no surprise that these big names have normally been attacking players. Goals and goalscorers, after all, sell tickets and create a buzz. LAFC is trying to make a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 25, 2022) US Soccer Players - In the evolution of all things Los Angeles soccer, the LA Galaxy vs LAFC rivalry has progressed nicely. Four years in, and the teams have already put on show after show. Each time they play, there's the feeling that more than bragging rights are on the line. One or the other would like to make it clear that they are the soccer kings . . .