By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Wednesday marked an auspicious occasion in the history of American soccer. March 18 wasn't the date of a monumental US men's national team victory or the day that MLS started its first season. There's nothing about significant decisions for the sport taking place on that date. March 18 is an auspicious day in American soccer . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the National Soccer Hall of Fame voting for the class of 2020. SI.com's Brian Straus went through the 2020 ballot, pointing out something that is borderline ridiculous. Steve Cherundolo has yet to win election to the Hall of Fame. Add to that the lack of emphasis on players who starred in Major League Soccer, and it's the continuation of open questions about the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 16, 2020) US Soccer Players – Qualifying for the Summer Olympics is on US Soccer's to-do list for 2020. While soccer often doesn't get the respect it deserves at the Summer Games, FIFA and the International Olympic Committee have for years tinkered with the men's tournament to make it relevant to teams. While the global coronavirus outbreak has put this . . .
Carlos Cordeiro announced he was resigning as president of the US Soccer Federation in a message posted online Thursday night. Cordeiro and US Soccer were under intense pressure following the posting of litigation that portrayed the US Women's National Team players as inferior athletes to their male counterparts. The backlash to that legal strategy led Cordeiro to post an apology earlier in the . . .
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Soccer Federation announced on Thursday that the USMNT will not travel to Europe for the March friendlies. The USMNT was scheduled to play at the Netherlands in Eindhoven and at Wales in Cardiff. The status of the U-23 Olympic qualifying has yet to be determined. "With the health of our players, coaches, staff and fans as our main . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Atlanta United's first-leg loss at Club America in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. Atlanta now trails 3-0 after a tough start in front of a sparse crowd of 20,731 at Estadio Azteca. Club America took the lead in the 11th minute, adding goals in the 13th and 36th. With Atlanta looking stronger, halftime sub Matheus Rossetto exited with an injury . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 9, 2020) US Soccer Players – The United States men's team has not qualified for the Olympics since 2008. While many don't respect the soccer tournament that's played at the Summer Games, it can serve as an important test and place to gain experience for younger players. In addition, the allure of contending for a gold medal is something every American who plays . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 6, 2020) US Soccer Players - A painful 12-year Olympics drought and a tricky qualification path on the one hand. A highly talented and ambitious player pool on the other. A chance to chase gold, preview the USMNT's future, and showcase themselves on a prominent global stage. The US Under-23 national team figures to be one of the hottest stories around US . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 13, 2020) US Soccer Players - The US Soccer Federation gathers its membership and executives in Nashville this weekend for its 2020 annual general meeting. A vice-presidential election, some rules and policy proposals, and the usual business review and approval of the budget are the main items on the agenda. Beyond that, it's also a moment to reflect on the . . .
WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 12, 2020) - For the past 24 years, the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA), the union that represents the United States Men’s National Soccer Team players, has generally conducted its dealings with the United States Soccer Federation confidentially. The reason is simple. No matter how difficult and problematic those dealings have been, the players . . .