By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 8, 2018) US Soccer Players – It’s no secret that MLS aspires to be one of the world’s best domestic leagues. While the league still has a long way to go, they can claim something already. It's the competitiveness we see in October as teams maneuver for the playoffs. The road to MLS Cup makes North America's league somewhat unique in world soccer. Leagues and . . .
The soccer news starts with the Hudson River derby. NYCFC held on to get a point after going down two men at home. Bradley Wright-Phillips put the Red Bulls up in the 37th. NYCFC's Eloi Amagat saw red for a serious foul in the 40th minute with David Villa scoring the shorthanded equalizer in the 52nd. The referee sent off Ebenezer Ofori for a serious foul in the 73rd. "When it was 11-vs-11, we . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another edition of the Hudson River derby, with NYCFC hosting the Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium (7pm ET - FS1). A point and a game played separates the two teams, with the Red Bulls in 2nd-place with 48 points from 24 games played and NYCFC in third with 47 points from 25 games. The Red Bulls trail Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta by three points with a game in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 27, 2018) US Soccer Players - Everyone loves a good, round, number. There’s something about them that strikes us as significant, a catch in our brains that make them seem special. That's true even if a round number of something is only slightly more meaningful than the previous non-round number. We celebrate them in every possible context, but especially in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jul 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - The Thierry Henry period in America was a notable one, for the player, for the team he played for, and for MLS. During a five-year run with the New York Red Bulls, Henry brought his world-class ability and reserved French charm to a league only just entering a new era of maturation. He scored brilliant goals, provided iconic . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - This week brought a news item that might once have dominated the American soccer conversation for days at a time. Jesse Marsch leaving the New York Red Bulls to take up a new challenge as an assistant to Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig, RBNY’s Bundesliga sibling club. US coaches working abroad at high levels in the professional game . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The soccer news starts with the New York Red Bulls' turn to point at the standings and say "why not us?" NYCFC slipped against Chicago, losing 3-2 at Toyota Park and creating an opportunity for New York's other MLS club. The Red Bulls took it, beating Toronto 1-0 away on Sunday to pass NYCFC in the standings. It's now the Red Bulls in 2nd-place with 32 points from 16 games played, a point ahead of . . .
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 . . .