By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2022) US Soccer Players - No late dramatic collapse. No bad luck. No questionable referring decisions. No wasted chances. No hearts in throats. No twist of fate to undo rounds of advancement at the final hurdle, preventing a breakthrough achievement for a club and a league. In the end, no doubt and no curse. If we’re being accurate, no one called Major . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 27, 2022) US Soccer Players - There aren't many places the Seattle Sounders haven't been before. Back in the heyday of the NASL, the Sounders were a fixture of a soccer revival notable for big crowds and big names. Seattle's soccer team played for two titles and had the honor of opening the Kingdome with more than 58,000 in attendance in 1976 against Pele and . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in La Liga. Sergino Dest subbed on in the 66th minute of Barcelona's 1-0 win at Real Sociedad. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 11th minute, scoring with Barcelona's only shot on goal. Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen made five saves to keep the clean sheet. "I would say that it's crucial," Barcelona coach Xavi said of the three points. "It's really . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the Champions League quarterfinal second-legs. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 83rd minute of Chelsea's 3-1 regulation result at Real Madrid, sending the series into extra time tied 4-4 where Real Madrid won 5-4 on aggregate. Mason Mount opened the scoring for Chelsea at the Bernebeu in the 15th minute with Antonio Riduger doubling the lead on the night. Timo . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer and Liga MX have had an odd relationship for many years. Sometimes it has been insubstantial. Other times rather symbiotic. The two have competed directly against one another in various tournaments and matches. All of that has kept the debate going over which is the better league. After recent events, it seems that . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 28, 2022) US Soccer Players – Many are already picking Seattle as an easy favorite in the race for MLS Cup. They have all of the makings of a legit contender, even in a league where several teams have spent more this offseason. Part of that may be another competition where the Sounders are an easy pick, Concacaf's Champions League. They're one of the four Major . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 1, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Columbus Crew are champions. Certainly of MLS. The Crew still hold the MLS Cup after last December's win over the Seattle Sounders. Now, they're also the champions of of... Mexico and the United States? It's tough to pin down exactly what honor the Campeones Cup bestows upon the team that claims it. Following a 2-0 victory at . . .
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 . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 22, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Covid-19 pandemic destroyed any semblance of what the 2020 MLS season should have been. No soccer for months. Abbreviated, travel-restricted schedules. Empty stadiums. As understatements go, let's just say that it wasn't ideal. However, if there was any hint of lemonade that came out of the truckloads of lemons 2020 threw at . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the third round of England's 2021-22 League Cup. Zack Steffen was in goal for Manchester City's 6-1 home win over Wycombe Wanderers. Falling behind in the 22nd minute, Kevin De Bruyne equalized for City in the 29th. Riyad Mahrez (43rd) and Phil Foden (first-half stoppage time) made it 3-1 at the half. Ferran Torres scored in the 71st, Foden added a second goal . . .