Monday's soccer news starts at Gillette Stadium. Matt Turner didn't play in his final game for New England, a 2-1 home win over Minnesota United that extends the club's undefeated streak to eight games. New England is 6th in the Eastern Conference, tied on points with 5th-place Montreal but with an extra game played. "I mean, it was on the cards, but at the end of the day, it's about more than . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in Major League Soccer. The New England Revolution and Orlando City drew 1-1 at Gillette Stadium. Carles Gill put New England up in the 22nd minute with Robin Jansson equalizing for the Revs in the 35th. New England put three of its nine shots on goal to Orlando's five from 13. "I think they started the game really well," New England forward Jozy Altidore said of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2022) US Soccer Players - Equal records don't necessarily make for equal teams. Still, in a league famous for unbalanced schedules there's something to learn from three teams in the same conference with identical records a third of the way through the season. Three teams in the East entered the international break with four wins, four draws, and five . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 13, 2022) US Soccer Players - During his record-setting run with the LA Galaxy, head coach Bruce Arena prioritized winning MLS Cups. That may sound simplistic since that's the situation every coach in the league, but it's different when putting together a dynasty capable of doing just that. As Arena was quick to point out back then, part of that focus was due . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 12, 2022) US Soccer Players - There's no magical moment over the course of an MLS season where we all agree that the numbers become real. The league of the four-game losing streak doesn't lend itself to the points suddenly counting early or even midway through the season. Bad teams stay within easier reach than they should of a playoff spot as Decision Day looms. While this is . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 28, 2022) US Soccer Players – It's just a month into the MLS season, and narratives are already beginning to emerge. In a league known for not exactly being predictable week-to-week, the expectation is that it takes time for the season to come into focus. The initial weeks are normally about teams trying to make some obvious points, but plenty fade as the . . .
The soccer news starts with Manchester City drawing 0-0 at home with Sporting to advance 5-0 on aggregate to the Champions League quarterfinals. Zack Steffen wasn't in the squad for City, who finished with four of their 14 shots on goal to Sporting's three from six. "I'm a guy who learns at the time to enjoy the moment," Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said. "When I qualify for the . . .
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 Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 17, 2022) US Soccer Players - One major Canadian media network has compared his roster adjustments to a sledgehammer demolition job. Another outlet cheekily dubbed him "Snow Plow Bob" for his readiness to sweep the decks clear upon his midwinter arrival. Neither seemed that far out of place in regards to an offseason overhaul that has seen well over half the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Jozy Altidore joining the New England Revolution. After a difficult final season in Toronto, Altidore and the club agreed to a buyout. That allowed him to join New England as a free agent in advance of the 2022 Major League Soccer season. Under the terms of the buyout, Toronto pays a portion of Altidore's salary this season and next season. "I am excited to . . .