By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 27, 2022) US Soccer Players – After the pandemic suspended the regular European preseason touring schedule, the summer of soccer has returned to the United States. While Major League Soccer offers games that count, the summer touring schedule provides the opportunity to see some of the biggest clubs in the world here rather than there. In a summer with no major . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with another twist for the Western Conference and World Cup group B, with Wales captain Gareth Bale announcing he will join LAFC next month. Bale is the latest addition to a reworking of LA's roster even though the club is already the top team in Major League Soccer. Earlier this month, LAFC signed former Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini who also joins . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Ethan Horvath's Nottingham Forest winning promotion to the Premier League. Forest beat Duane Homes's Huddersfield Town 1-0 in front of just over 80,000 at Wembley. A 43rd minute own-goal was the difference. Horvath subbed on in the 89th minute for Forest and Holmes came on in the 66th for Huddersfield Town. "The players have been incredible this season," . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with CF Montreal debuting its new logo for next season. Montreal will retire its current logo after two seasons, introduced as part of the rebrand that changed the name from Impact to Club de Foot. In a press statement, Montreal chairman Joey Saputo said, "Today we are turning another important page of our history,” said CF Montréal Chairman of the Board of . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Jesse Marsch's Leeds United maintaining its Premier League status at the expense of Burnley. A Leeds win and a Burnley loss had them changing places on the final day of the season, meaning Leeds stays up and Burnley joins 19th-place Watford and 20th-place Norwich City in the 2022-23 Championship. While any club dropping to the second tier takes with it a . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in France with the conclusion of the Ligue 1 season. Timothy Weah scored both goals in Lille's 2-2 home draw with Rennes, finishing 10th. Weah put Lille up in the 11th with Rennes equalizing in the 41st. Weah made it 2-1 in the 88th. Rennes leveled the score three minutes into stoppage time. “The players responded," Lille coach Jocelyn Courvennec said. "We said we . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic's Chelsea drawing 1-1 at home with Leicester City. Down a goal from the 6th minute, Chelsea's Marcos Alonso equalized in the 35th. Pulisic subbed out in the 72nd minute. Chelsea hosts Watford on the final matchday of the 2021-22 Premier League season on Sunday knowing they will finish in 3rd-place. "It’s the story of the season," Chelsea . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Europa League final. Timmy Chandler's Eintracht plays James Sands's Rangers with the guarantee that one USMNT player finishes the 2021-22 season with a UEFA trophy. Eintracht's run, in particular, has taken on significant resonance with the club not qualifying for Europe next season through league position after finishing 11th in the Bundesliga. The Europa . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2022) US Soccer Players – The European domestic seasons are drawing to a close. The remaining weeks of May will determine league champions, which teams will play in European competition next season, and promotion and relegation. Once again, several Americans are involved in these key matches. American players plying their trade outside the United States . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil starts with the final weekend of the 2021-22 Bundesliga season. Tyler Adams subbed on in the 73rd minute of RB Leipzig's 1-1 draw at Arminia Bielefeld. Trailing from a Janni Luca Serra goal in the 70th, Leipzig's Willi Orban equalized three minutes into stoppage time. Adams saw yellow in the 88th. Leipzig finished 4th. "It hasn't been an easy . . .