By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 1, 2018) US Soccer Players - Over the weekend, the newest MLS expansion franchise made their first two MLS moves with a pair of signings. Because FC Cincinnati is attempting to ramp up quickly towards a 2019 launch, the business of building a roster has to start even as the club is in the midst of a final USL campaign. Looking to MLS is playing to the benefit of . . .
Atlanta United coach Tata Martino is in charge of the MLS All-Stars that will play Juventus at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday (7:30pm ET - ESPN). The fans already did him the favor of stacking the roster with United players, putting Martino in the position where his squad will be familiar. Good for MLS, who hasn't had tough nights at their own party since that 5-2 loss to Manchester United in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 6, 2018) US Soccer Players - It’s understandable if you’re a little behind on Major League Soccer’s Miami project, led by David Beckham. The four-year lag between Beckham making the announcement of his intention to bring the league back to South Florida and the official announcement that Miami will be an MLS expansion city at some point in the near, but . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 31, 2018) US Soccer Players - From my perspective Chicago was booming in the late 90s. Tech companies with plenty of jobs, people opening things like hipster newsstands to go along with the new restaurants and Japanese stationary stores. Lots of people around my age happy to be there. The dotcom crash wiped most of that out. I don't mean in theory. I mean whole sections of my . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (May 30, 2018) US Soccer Players - It only took six or so more months than originally planned, but Cincinnati finally has its MLS expansion team. Major League Soccer and city dignitaries gathered at an Over-the-Rhine brewery on Tuesday night to officially announce Cincinnati as the 24th MLS club. We've seen several years of excellent attendance for the USL club . . .
We start the soccer news with MLS officially welcoming FC Cincinnati into the league as an expansion team for 2019. FC Cincinnati isn't exactly a surprise, the favorite to join Nashville in the most recent round of expansion. MLS delayed the second-part of that announcement by several months, but now it's Cincinnati getting on the field a season before Nashville and Miami. "The news of Cincinnati . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 23, 2018) US Soccer Players - The new team that arrived with great fanfare this season, taking everyone by storm and captivating viewers across the USA and Canada as it nears a championship wears black and gold. This team is not Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club but rather the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights. The expansion team had an . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 8, 2018) US Soccer Players - MLS has had the expansion game mostly to itself since their decision to revamp the league by doubling the number of teams. The expansion era is happening in isolation, save for the NHL adding Las Vegas this season. It's been a long time since the other North American pro sports teams decided expansion was nice to talk about in theory, but not their . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Apr 26, 2018) US Soccer Players - Last week, we looked at the growing conference imbalance in MLS. Due to population centers and ownership wealth, the Eastern Conference is quickly dwarfing the quality level of its more even-keeled Western neighbors. The Mississippi River has always been a convenient way to break the country up geographically. However, in a league . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 26, 2018) US Soccer Players – When it comes to pro team sports, North Carolina is known for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. Then there’s college basketball, the hallmark of the state going back decades. Many people are working to add the world’s game to the rich tapestry of sports North Carolina is . . .