By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - Since its inception, MLS has tried to become a stronger league. They've loosened the constraints of single-entity, spent more on players, and increased the number of teams. That's widened and diversified the level of competition found within the league. MLS is a far better league now than it was even a decade ago, but the work is far . . .
The soccer news starts with that Liga MX and MLS sort of rumor. Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla mentioned the potential of a Liga MX and MLS merger following the North American hosted 2026 World Cup. From there, the discussion in American soccer quickly and predictably moved to the technical details. MLS's insistence on single-entity, the promotion and relegation issue with locked leagues, and . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 10, 2018) US Soccer Players - The San Jose Earthquakes have, if nothing else, been a predictable club. Since the Earthquakes’ resurrection in 2008, the team has delved back to its early days to try and plow forward. Frank Yallop and Dominic Kinnear each returned to the club to coach the team as did former player Chris Leitch. So it comes as a surprise then that . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Bobby Wood's goals for Hannover 96. Wood scored twice in Hannover's 3-1 home win over VfB Stuttgart. Wood scored in the 30th and a minute into first-half stoppage time. Stuttgart pulled a goal back in the 50th minute. Ilhas Bebou scored for Hannover a minute into stoppage time. Weston McKennie scored in Schalke's 2-0 away win at . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga. John Brooks's Wolfsburg drew 2-2 at home with Gladbach. Alassane Plea put Gladbach up in the 7th with Renato Steffen equalizing in the 12th. Thorgan Hazard put Gladbach up again in the 48th with Wout Weghorst equalizing in the 59th. Brooks saw yellow in the 37th minute. Bobby Wood subbed on at halftime for Hannover 96's . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Eredivisie with two goals for Andrija Novakovich. In the Bundesliga, Christian Pulisic continued his run of form for Borussia Dortmund, scoring for the second game in a row. Schalke's Weston McKennie subbed out with a leg injury in their loss to Bayern Munich. Novakovich had half the Fortuna Sittard goals in their 4-4 home draw with . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 21, 2018) US Soccer Players - North American club soccer’s newest event made its debut Wednesday night, as Tigres UANL defeated Toronto FC 3-1 in the first edition of the Campeones Cup. It’s the first edition of an annual match pitting the reigning MLS Cup champions against their Mexican counterparts, the “Campeon de Campeones” of Liga MX. The jury will be . . .
The soccer news starts with the first Campeones Cup winners with Tigres beating Toronto 3-1 at BMO Field. Jesus Duenas put Tigres up in the 36th and doubled the lead in the 64th. An own-goal made it 3-0 Tigres in the 66th. Lucas Janson converted a penalty for Toronto in the 86th minute. What that means in the big picture is an open question. MLS and Liga MX wanted a game that counts, but it will . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - With summer yielding to fall, both Major League Soccer and Liga MX clubs are in heated battles down the stretch of their respective seasons. MLS clubs are jockeying for position and trying to survive. About 16 teams have a realistic chance of reaching the playoffs with a few others hanging around, which means most of the league is . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Alfredo Morales scoring for Fortuna Dusseldorf in their 2-1 home win over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. Morales put Fortuna up in the 45th minute with Hoffenheim equalizing in the 86th. Dodi Lukebakio converted an 88th minute penalty for Dusseldorf. John Brooks's Wolfsburg drew 2-2 at home with Hertha BSC. Wolfsburg fell behind in the 61st . . .