By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - As deadlines go in American soccer, the one that comes Wednesday isn’t like to get much attention outside of a very small cadre of nerdy soccer wonks. It’s not a transfer deadline. It won’t deliver immediate clarification on a rule or roster. For all intents and purposes, it doesn’t even apply to roughly 50 professional soccer clubs . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - This week brought a news item that might once have dominated the American soccer conversation for days at a time. Jesse Marsch leaving the New York Red Bulls to take up a new challenge as an assistant to Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig, RBNY’s Bundesliga sibling club. US coaches working abroad at high levels in the professional game . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 6, 2018) US Soccer Players - It can take days, even weeks, for the most educated observer to thoroughly sift through the lessons of 90 minutes of high-level soccer, much less the entirety of a World Cup. Watching the growing ranks of teams eliminated from Russia 2018, it's tempting to try to make sense of their experience. What's there to learn for the USMNT, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 29, 2018) US Soccer Players - Even a week later, it’s still vivid, one of the most stunning moments of a World Cup with plenty of them. Argentina was already wobbling against Croatia in their Group D clash, still level at 0-0. That's when Willy Caballero received a back pass from teammate Gabriel Mercado in the second-half. Under pressure from Ante Rebic, . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 25, 2018) US Soccer Players – Kellyn Acosta is a fighter. The FC Dallas and USMNT player doesn’t let anything stop him from playing at the highest level. After recently undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia, Acosta was back in the Dallas lineup in May. As usual, he was there to link the defense to the offense, a player who has been the team’s midfield . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 22, 2018) US Soccer Players - With over a week of action now in the books, the 2018 World Cup is approaching its halfway point in terms of matches played. It’s not a bad time to take stock of the way broadcasters show the event on television in the United States. Most viewers’ reactions to coverage of a big occasion like this tend to revolve around the . . .
The soccer news starts with another USMNT player is on the move. Eric Lichaj signed with Hull City after five seasons with Nottingham Forest. Lichaj made 173 appearances with Forest, scoring four goals, and serving as captain. He started his career with Aston Villa in 2007. Lichaj's move is somewhat of a surprise given his standing at Nottingham Forest. Lichaj will be the second USMNT player for . . .
The soccer news starts with USMNT player Andrija Novakovich signing a new deal with Reading. He will play for Eredivisie club Fortuna Sittard on loan this season. Novakovich has a breakout season with Dutch second division club Telstar, scoring 19 goals and helping them make the promotion playoffs. Fortuna Sittard finished second in the 2017-18 Eerste Divisie, but took the automatic promotion slot . . .
National Soccer Hall of Famer and USMNT player Walter Bahr died on Monday, June 18, 2018. Bahr was a member of the 1950 World Cup squad that beat England 1-0 in Brazil. The members of that team entered the National Soccer Hall of Fame together in 1976, responsible for one of the most famous moments in world soccer. The story eventually became the movie The Game of their Lives. Bahr would play 19 . . .
The soccer news starts by borrowing a quote from an in-depth look at American soccer from Frank Dell'Apa and Michael Lewis at FrontRowSoccer.com. Dell'Apa and Lewis spoke to a variety of American soccer figures on several subjects. Something USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos said should resonate for USMNT and MLS fans. "We have to recognize that every coach in MLS wants to win their games," Ramos said. . . .