By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - The end of the 2020 season might have been the start of a down era for the Seattle Sounders. The club finished the year as runners-up in the MLS Cup final and went through some changes within its roster. That included the loss of longtime star Jordan Morris. Having appeared in four MLS Cups over a five-year span, some regression . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 12, 2021) US Soccer Players – The start of a new MLS season brings with it plenty of questions and speculation. What a new season also brings with it is speculation over tactics and formations. How does a team win in MLS in 2021? That's the question coaches are trying to unlock heading into Friday's season opener. In MLS, there's another question that may be . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 10, 2021) US Soccer Players - The most unusual year in Major League Soccer history ended with the Columbus Crew lifting its second MLS Cup trophy following a comprehensive victory over the Western Conference champions Seattle Sounders. The season did not end the way the Sounders had hoped, but the club's achievement of reaching four MLS Cup finals in five years . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 27, 2021) US Soccer Players - American soccer fans thought they understood Jordan Morris. Some agreed with his career choices and some didn’t, as much as “agreeing” or “disagreeing” with someone else’s career choices is a justifiable thing to do. Thanks to his loan move to Championship club Swansea City last week, old perceptions are just that. Whoever American . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Major League Soccer setting an April 3 start date for the 2021 season. Clubs opening training on February 22 for the 34-game regular season. The league set the 2021 MLS Cup for December 11. MLS acknowledged that they have yet to reach an agreement with the Players Association after the league invoked the force majeure clause and set a January 29 deadline. In a . . .
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Friday's soccer news starts with another coronavirus issue for Major League Soccer. The Columbus Crew announced that Pedro Santos and Darlington Nagbe aren't available for the MLS Cup final (Saturday, 8:30pm ET - Fox) due to positive coronavirus tests. Santos has played 22 games this season, tied for 2nd in team scoring, and 1st in assists doubling the next three players. There's no replacing that . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - The MLS Cup final is bound to be an emotional affair for those who remember previous eras for the two clubs that will compete for a championship at Mapfre Stadium on Saturday. While MLS is a small, insular community in most ways, it's still big enough that the connections between the Seattle Sounders and Columbus Crew ahead of a . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Seattle's comeback to advance to the 2020 MLS Cup final. The Sounders beat Minnesota 3-2 at home, scoring two late goals. United took the lead through Emanuel Reynoso in the 29th minute. Reynoso assisted on Bakaye Dibassy's goal in the 67th. Will Bruin cut the Minnesota lead to one in the 75th with Raul Ruidiaz equalizing in the 89th. Gustav Svensson scored . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Seattle advancing in the Western Conference playoffs. The Sounders knocked out FC Dallas 1-0 at home from a 49th minute Seattle goalkeeper Shane O'Neill goal. Stefan Frei kept the clean sheet without having to make a save. "Very very pleased for Shane," Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer said. "He's worked hard all year long. We actually practiced that set piece and . . .