Tuesday's soccer news starts with tomorrow's MLS schedule, highlighted by the 3rd-place team in the East on the road at the 7th-place team in the West. While that might not immediately put that game at the top of the seven on the Wednesday night schedule, Seattle hosting Montreal has more going for it than their current positions in the table. Let's start with 3rd-place CF Montreal. Since the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with FIFA announcing the 16 stadiums that will host games during the 2026 World Cup. Toronto's BMO Field and Vancouver's BC Place for Canada, Guadalajara's Estadio Akron, Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, and Monterrey's Estadio BBVA Bancomer for Mexico, and Arlington's AT&T Stadium (Dallas), Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, East Rutherford's MetLife Stadium (New . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2022) US Soccer Players – Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer is so successful in part because he truly worries about the little things. Whether it's scribbling notes on a pad during games or watching hours of videotape in between matches, Schmetzer is always concerned about what comes next. The Sounders made history last Wednesday night by defeating . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2022) US Soccer Players - No late dramatic collapse. No bad luck. No questionable referring decisions. No wasted chances. No hearts in throats. No twist of fate to undo rounds of advancement at the final hurdle, preventing a breakthrough achievement for a club and a league. In the end, no doubt and no curse. If we’re being accurate, no one called Major . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Manchester City exiting the 2021-22 Champions League at the semifinal stage. Zack Steffen was on the bench for City's 3-1 loss at Real Madrid after extra time, losing 6-5 on aggregate. Up 4-3 from the first-leg, City's Riyad Mahrez extended the lead in the 73rd minute. Real Madrid responded with goals from Rorygo in the 90th and a minute into stoppage time. With . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2022) US Soccer Players - This May might as well be called moving month in Major League Soccer. The league kicked off at the end of February, meaning May will be the third full month of play for the 2022 season. Believe it or not, the schedule is close to one-third complete. So the time to say "it's still early" is rapidly slipping away. March and April . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 27, 2022) US Soccer Players - There aren't many places the Seattle Sounders haven't been before. Back in the heyday of the NASL, the Sounders were a fixture of a soccer revival notable for big crowds and big names. Seattle's soccer team played for two titles and had the honor of opening the Kingdome with more than 58,000 in attendance in 1976 against Pele and . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 18, 2022) US Soccer Players – MLS has hit many milestones in recent years. The league celebrated a quarter-century in business, embarking on its 28th this past February. They've mushroomed to 28 clubs, and the biggest market finally produced a champion just last season. Fans are back in the stadiums after the worst of the pandemic, and TV ratings have seen some . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - In the end, Seattle's margin of victory was a safe one, 4-2 on aggregate. New York City FC nonetheless made them earn every inch of their place in the Concacaf Champions League final. Wednesday's second leg at Red Bull Arena was just a few seconds old when the first melee broke out. A bruising late aerial challenge from . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders took a significant step towards the semifinal round of the Concacaf Champions League on Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 lead over Club Leon. Seattle ceded possession to the visitors but struck on the counterattack early and often. Fredy Montero scored twice on the night, the first from a penalty kick won by . . .