Friday's soccer news starts with more from MLS Week 22, with NYCFC shutting out Orlando City 2-0 on the road. Maximiliano Moralez opened the scoring in the 40th minute and assisted on Anton Tinnerholm's goal a minute into first-half stoppage time. Orlando's Shane O'Neill saw red for violent conduct in the 83rd minute. Sean Johnson made five saves to keep the clean sheet. "The biggest thing for me . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS action. NYCFC shutout Montreal 3-0 at Yankee Stadium. Jesus Medina put NYCFC up in the 60th minute and assisted on Ronald Matarrita's goal in the 65th. Matarrita assisted on Jonathan Lewis's goal in the 76th. Sean Johnson didn't need to make a save for the clean sheet with NYCFC outshooting Montreal 23 to 3 and putting 7 on goal to Montreal's 0. In the other MLS . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 6, 2018) US Soccer Players - It’s not often that a new era begins for soccer clubs in the middle of a season, though it happens more often in MLS than in most leagues around the world. The schedule played in the United States and Canada means that summer can bring big changes, even with teams already good, bad, or in-between. Usually, MLS-style big changes, the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 9, 2018) US Soccer Players – Look closely at how much New York City FC’s defense has improved in recent years and you’ll discover that one of the reasons involves goalkeeper Sean Johnson. In just his second season with NYCFC, Johnson has helped push the team to new heights. The 29-year-old shot-stopper had spent his entire career for the Chicago Fire, the team . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Jesse Marsch leaving the New York Red Bulls amid reports that he will become the interim coach or assistant at RB Leipzig. The New York Red Bulls already named Chris Armas as their new head coach. “We are fully supportive of Jesse and his decision to pursue a new opportunity,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said. “Jesse played a large role in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - Following a six-game burst of games on Wednesday night, Major League Soccer will pause for two weeks of World Cup group stage matches in Russia. The league’s decision to take a World Cup break seems like the type of thing worth celebrating, especially in light of the rising number of internationals plying their trade in the American . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - On May 22, amid reports that he and his agent had flown to France to negotiate a deal with Ligue 1 club OGC Nice, Patrick Vieira told reporters that any claims that he was leaving NYCFC were flatly false. “It makes me smile, because of course there’s no contract being signed or anything like that,” Vieira said. “This is the wrong . . .
For the second day in a row, the soccer news puts the focus on NYCFC. It took less than a day from announcing the exit of coach Patrick Vieira for OGC Nice for New York City to name a new coach. The timing might have been surprising, but the connection wasn't. NYCFC once again took advantage of their investor/operator, with City Football Group moving Manchester City assistant Domenec Torrent to . . .
The soccer news starts with confirmation from NYCFC. It took awhile for the MLS club to make it official, but NYCFC announced on Monday morning that Patrick Vieira is indeed leaving for OGC Nice in France's Ligue 1. This is the first coaching change during the 2018 season, with NYCFC planning on quickly filling the position. How that works with City Football Group is an interesting question. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 8, 2018) US Soccer Players - The New York Red Bulls added to their bag of bragging rights against NYCFC with a 4-0 win in the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup on Wednesday night. With both teams playing second-choice lineups in a competition with rules regarding the use of foreign players, it was the Jersey side that got the best of their city rivals. Former Red . . .