By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders seemed to put it all together a year ago. The Sounders were the best team in the Western Conference for a large chunk of the season but faltered near the finish line. That late stumble cost them 1st-place in the Western Conference regular-season standings and eventually pushed the club out of the playoffs . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - Until a Major League Soccer team wins the modern version of the Concacaf Champions League, the safe assumption is that it's a goal for the league. The continent's top honor is important, with the safe assumption that every participant would like to win. Actually doing that is the difference for MLS clubs. It's what produces the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 26, 2021) US Soccer Players - Playing at home means something in Major League Soccer. Whether it's the partisan crowd filling the stands, the comfortable environment for the home team or the unfamiliar one for the visitors, or things unique to the field or the weather, playing in your building always counts. The travel deserves a mention as well. When the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in Major League Soccer. Seattle and the LA Galaxy finished 1-1 at Lumen Field. LA took the lead in the 19th minute from a Chicharito Hernandez goal. Raul Ruidiaz converted a 50th minute penalty to level the score. The game marked the return of USMNT forward Jordan Morris, subbing on in the 60th minute in his first appearance for Seattle this season. "It's been a . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Seattle dropping three more points at the top of the Western Conference. A trip to Banc of California Stadium ended with LAFC winning 3-0. Brian Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Latif Blessing doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time. Cristian Arango finished off the goals in the 51st minute. LAFC goalkeeper Jamal Blackman made five saves . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Seattle Sounders back in action later tonight at LAFC (10:30pm ET - ESPN). Considering how dominant Seattle was over the opening months of the season, it's tempting to call their current situation a dip in form. Except we're talking about the team in 1st-place in the Western Conference. The Sounders are on a three-game winless streak, most recently losing at . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 22, 2021) US Soccer Players - When the MLS schedule delivers, it really delivers. Following a 1-1 draw at 3rd-place Colorado, the 1st-place Seattle Sounders host 2nd-place Sporting Kansas City on Saturday (Univision - 3:30pm ET). Later that night, 4th-place Portland is at the Rapids (ESPN+ - 9pm ET). What sets the stage for the weekend happened on . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 28, 2021) US Soccer Players - Week 28 is another midweek wonder from Major League Soccer as MLS gets the games in over a compacted season. There are either eight or nine games left for those in the playoff positions in the Western Conference. While the East is getting the attention for how close the playoff positions are, it's also a tight table at the top in the West. Three . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 24, 2021) US Soccer Players - You can't say they didn't try. The Seattle Sounders did their best on Wednesday night at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but their best wasn't good enough. After going ahead when Cristian Roldan scored in the 48th minute, Seattle conceded three unanswered goals before ultimately falling to Club Leon 3-2 in the 2021 Leagues Cup . . .
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 . . .