By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - The US National Team and Mexico met up twice in a pair of high-stakes title games over the summer with the Americans winning both. The victories showed that the USA returned to the same level as Mexico, arguably taking a step past them. After all, the USMNT played with two different rosters, in two different largely pro-Mexico . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with MLS giving us a game on Saturday when Colorado hosts the LA Galaxy (3:30pm ET - Univision). The Rapids find themselves a point behind 1st-place Seattle with a game in hand. The last time Colorado lost at home was in the second week of the season. They beat the Galaxy 2-1 in Carson on August 17. "We really focus on our performance and adhering to our principles," . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 20, 2021) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's evolution as a "selling league" in the parlance of the world soccer market is a net positive. For the first time in its history, MLS is fully engaging with the international market for players. Long little more than an occasional buyer of relatively cheap and/or over-the-hill talent, MLS is now a provider of . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a simple observation. If the all-star break marked the midpoint of the season, it would come after round 16. That's part of the problem with our insistence on using week instead of round. By "our," that means most places covering the league. Check the league's official site, and you'll see that week 21 just ended. It was week 19 concluding last Sunday, with week 20 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 13, 2021) US Soccer Players - "I think as an organization we always try to put front and center winning as our No. 1 objective. So obviously this is a competition that we are participating in and we're going to try to give everything we have. I feel that we're going to put a team on the field that has the ability to win and we'll do our best in the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with MLS clubs going in opposite directions at the Leagues Cup. Sporting Kansas City opted for an experimental lineup, the polite way of saying that they treated their game with Club Leon as an obligation. Losing 6-1 at home, Sporting exits the Leagues Cup in the opening round. Down three goals from Leon's Santiago Colombatta (16th) and Omar Fernandez (27th, . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 28, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders have been flying high since the start of the season. They entered the month undefeated with the stingiest defense in MLS and atop the Supporters' Shield table. In the span of a week, though, the luster has come off the Sounders' shine. Seattle lost its first and second games of the season during this rough . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 9, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders can add another record to the club's already long list. A 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night in Seattle gave the defending Western Conference champions a run of 13 games without a loss to start the season. That puts them ahead of four other teams that reached the 12 games unbeaten mark over the . . .
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 . . .