By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 25, 2021) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's annual showcase of talent made a bit of a deviation this year. Originally planned to debut last season but postponed due to the pandemic, on Wednesday we get our first MLS vs Liga MX All-Star Game. It brings to an end the league's 15-year stretch of pitting the MLS All-Stars against a European club. The revamp . . .
MLS and Liga MX supporters are asking different questions
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 . . .
USMNT advances to Concacaf Olympic qualifying semifinals
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 . . .
Dike scores in Barnsley shutout
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 . . .
What Bayern Munich vs Tigres means for Concacaf
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 . . .
Johannsson scores in Hammarby loss
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 . . .
Do coaches get too much runway in MLS?
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 . . .
Two goals for Johannsson
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 . . .
Waiting on the Leagues Cup
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 . . .
MLS is Back triggers the transfer market with a twist
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 . . .