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 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 11, 2021) US Soccer Players - Lionel Messi is a Paris Saint-Germain player now. It may take a while for those words to be anything but surreal. A player so identified with one club that it's almost impossible to imagine him playing for anyone else will represent a new team this season. Needless to say, the soccer world is reeling. Barcelona fans are, as you . . .
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 Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 9, 2021) US Soccer Players – Major League Soccer has been the place for young talent to flourish the past few years. It isn't so rare when a teenager makes his debut, shines for a few years, and then moves to Europe. It's a testament to the growth of US soccer and the power and importance of MLS. A prime example of this has been the success of Gianluca Busio, . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with US Soccer announcing that FC Cincinnati's TQL Stadium will host November's USMNT vs Mexico World Cup qualifier. The game is the seventh qualifier and fourth at home for the USMNT in this World Cup cycle, with Concacaf scheduling triple-matchdays in September and October. Qualifying concludes with triple-dates in March with the USMNT at Mexico in its . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 23, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Seattle Sounders are threatening to run away with the Western Conference. Seattle is the only team in MLS yet to taste defeat this season and is coming off a decisive 2-1 win at the LA Galaxy. Some of the teams who were supposed to contend for the regular-season title are well off the mark. Portland is in 5th-place, but both LAFC . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the return of Major League Soccer after the Nations League break for all of one game. In a push for interest against EURO 2020 and the Copa America. Mexico vs Honduras, and Canada in World Cup qualifying on the 12 and 15, it's only Sporting Kansas City vs Austin this weekend. It's a Western Conference match-up between 2nd-place and 11th, with Austin remaining on . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Minnesota United advancing to play Seattle in the Western Conference final. In a game available nationally on Fox, Minnesota shutout Sporting Kansas City 3-0 on the road. Kevin Molino opened the scoring in the 27th and doubled the lead in the 35th. Bakaye Dibassy made it 3-0 in the 39th with Emanuel Reynoso assisting on all three goals. Dayne St Clair made four . . .
By J Hutcherson (June 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer decided early on that its version of parity would make them the league of no dynasties. To their single-entity way of thinking, this was a good thing. No dynasties meant no dominant teams defining their new league. They were wrong. DC United was the first MLS dynasty and the LA Galaxy was right there with them. Chicago emerged . . .