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 . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with MLS and Liga MX officially canceling the 2020 MLS All-Star Game, Leagues Cup, and Campeones Cup. For the first time, Liga MX was going to field its own all-star team to play the MLS all-stars at Banc of California Stadium. MLS will use the same venue in 2021 and wants to keep MLS vs Liga MX in place. This was the second edition of the Nations League, with the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with a North American soccer problem. With only postponing restart dates to talk about, anything can become news. For Liga MX, that's deciding to suspend promotion and relegation for five years. That's 10 seasons in the world of the Apertura and Clausura, with Mexico's existing promotion and relegation system not an annual event or a given. Allowing relegated clubs to . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 15, 2020) US Soccer Players - Economic setbacks have certainly hit North American soccer clubs during the COVID-19 global pandemic. With no games on the schedule, no fans are attending matches nor watching on television. That means there is no revenue coming in as the stadiums sit idle. Losses seem particularly difficult for lower-division clubs who have to fight . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 25, 2020) US Soccer Players - The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust much fear and uncertainty upon the entire globe. The near-global shutdown has affected nearly every corner of the planet. Mostly stuck at home, we're watching businesses and educational establishments try to reinvent themselves or formulate possible solutions on how to stay afloat during this . . .