Monday's soccer news starts with the United States and Mexico Under-23 teams advancing to the Concacaf Olympic qualifying semifinals. The two play each other on Wednesday (9:30pm ET - FS1) to close out the group A schedule. Mexico holds the tiebreaker going into the group stage finale after a 3-0 win over Costa Rica. They'll meet the top two group B teams in the semifinals with the winners advance . . .
The soccer news starts in the Championship. Daryl Dike scored in the 49th minute of Barnsley's 1-0 home shutout of Birmingham City. "In training, we saw some shots from him and we were really impressed," Barnsley coach Valerien Ismael said. "We thought if he hits the ball like that, it will be a disaster for the opponent' keeper and it's exactly what happened. We knew he had a lot of power in his . . .
By J Hutcherson (Feb 9, 2021) US Soccer Players - Let's go ahead and insert all of the appropriate caveats. The 2020 Club World Cup is happening a month late and in a different year. Oceania's representative opted out due to pandemic restrictions. South America didn't get its champion until January 30. After lifting the Copa Libertadores, Palmeiras played a league game on February 2 before going . . .
We start the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico in the Allsvenskan with Aron Johannsson scoring in Hammarby's 5-2 loss at Varbergs BoIS. Down two goals from the 33rd and playing a man down from a red card to Mohanad Jeahze in the 38th, Johannsson converted a penalty in first-half stoppage time. Varbergs scored in the 53rd with Gustav Ludwigson responding with a Hammarby goal in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 23, 2020) US Soccer Players - Coaching a professional soccer club is an often put-upon profession. As a life, it's the antithesis of stability for a variety of reasons, some of them out of any semblance of control. With that in mind, most would see a lot to like in a soccer league where the people in charge of the on-field product get plenty of chances. In an . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Allsvenskan with Aron Johannsson scoring twice in Hammarby's 3-1 win at Falkenberg. Down a goal from the 32nd minute, an own-goal leveled the score in the 60th. Johannsson put Hammarby up for good in the 66th, also converting a stoppage time penalty. In the Bundesliga, Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig drawing 1-1 at Bayer Leverkusen. Emil . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 1, 2020) US Soccer Players - In an era where a few days can feel like a few weeks, it might seem like a long time ago when Liga MX officials began to talk seriously about eventually merging with Major League Soccer. That idea is nothing new, with Liga MX accounting for the highest club soccer TV ratings in the United States and leading the list for most popular clubs in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 3, 2020) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's pandemic shutdown rendered the league's primary transfer window effectively useless. While sports around the globe sat idle and no clear plan for a return-to-play existed, MLS clubs lacked the impetus and the information to sign new players. Even if they could bring in new talent with travel restrictions and . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - A history-rich topflight club with loyal fans and trophies in its cabinet is suddenly uprooted and relocated some 500 miles northwest to a coastal tourist enclave amid dubious financial circumstances. That threatens to set off a game of musical chairs among clubs and cities. Meanwhile, the practice of corporations owning and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - Mexico's Liga MX is going through some things. To be fair, every nation is going through some things. Mexican soccer isn't alone. It's just that some of what Mexican soccer is going through it brought upon itself, before the Coronavirus pandemic and the complications it delivered. Liga MX officially abandoned its Clausura . . .