Thursday's soccer news starts with things to consider in advance of the USMNT playing Japan in Dusseldorf tomorrow morning (8:25am ET - ESPN2). The situation for the teams outside of Europe is playing games that have to count as coaches work on figuring out World Cup rosters. For USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter, that once again puts the focus on the best personnel for his tactical plans to . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with one version of getting the club games in during the international break. FC Cincinnati plays Chivas and Nashville hosts Club America tomorrow night with Real Salt Lake playing Atlas on Thursday as part of the abbreviated version of the Leagues Cup, the Leagues Cup Showcase. Cincinnati entered the break in 6th-place in the Eastern Conference, tied on points with . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 24, 2021) US Soccer Players - You can't say they didn't try. The Seattle Sounders did their best on Wednesday night at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but their best wasn't good enough. After going ahead when Cristian Roldan scored in the 48th minute, Seattle conceded three unanswered goals before ultimately falling to Club Leon 3-2 in the 2021 Leagues Cup . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup. New England beat Chicago 3-2 at Soldier Field, clinching a playoff spot. Henry Kessler put the Revs up in the 11th and Chicago equalized through Carlos Teran in the 40th. Teal Bunbury made it 2-1 New England in the 62nd minute, but Chicago responded almost immediately when Gaston Gimenez scored in the 63rd. Carles Gil scored New England's winner . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - The US National Team and Mexico met up twice in a pair of high-stakes title games over the summer with the Americans winning both. The victories showed that the USA returned to the same level as Mexico, arguably taking a step past them. After all, the USMNT played with two different rosters, in two different largely pro-Mexico . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Jordan Pefok getting the late winner on the opening night of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage. Young Boys beat Manchester United 2-1 at home, playing a man up from the 35th minute. Trailing from the 13th, Nicolas Ngamaleu equalized for Young Boys in the 66th. A halftime substitute, Pefok took advantage of a deflected backpass to score five minutes . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 13, 2021) US Soccer Players - "I think as an organization we always try to put front and center winning as our No. 1 objective. So obviously this is a competition that we are participating in and we're going to try to give everything we have. I feel that we're going to put a team on the field that has the ability to win and we'll do our best in the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the 2021-22 Premier League season. From an American soccer perspective, that means starting with Chelsea and Manchester City. Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen spent the early part of the summer winning the Nations League with the USMNT. They return to a new club season where the expectations only increased. Chelsea won the Champions League while finishing 4th in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 11, 2021) US Soccer Players - In 1995, the Mexican league was a well-established league that featured strong players on quality teams that captivated the entire nation year after year. At the same time, American club soccer was looking to restart topflight soccer for the first time in just over a decade. Over 25 years later, both countries have strong leagues . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with MLS clubs going in opposite directions at the Leagues Cup. Sporting Kansas City opted for an experimental lineup, the polite way of saying that they treated their game with Club Leon as an obligation. Losing 6-1 at home, Sporting exits the Leagues Cup in the opening round. Down three goals from Leon's Santiago Colombatta (16th) and Omar Fernandez (27th, . . .