By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 4, 2022) US Soccer Players - Thanks to the presence of defender Chris Richards with the home side and visiting goalkeeper Matt Turner, Friday's Crystal Palace vs Arsenal game is both a curtain-raiser for the Premier League and a signpost of the Premiership's steadily growing US ties. Richards and Turner just picked up London addresses via summer . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 3, 2022) US Soccer Players - With just under three months remaining in the regular season, each conference seems to have made things easier for anybody putting together a power ranking. LAFC stays in place and Philadelphia replaces the Red Bulls in 2nd, with no clear conference advantage in our top ten. 1. LAFC (1 in July) Since Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 1, 2022) US Soccer Players – While top American talent playing in Europe isn't new, signing with clubs in the higher echelons of Italian soccer is a more recent development. That adds Italy to the mix of preferred landing spots for USMNT players in Europe. Particularly a club now in the soccer-mad country's highly competitive second division. Italy's Serie . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2022) US Soccer Players - Two-thirds through the regular season schedule, a pair of elite teams have emerged in the quest for 1st-place in the Eastern Conference and a shot at the Supporters' Shield. The standings tell the tale: At the top of the East sit the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC, by any measure the two best teams in the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - Several USMNT players are set to embark on new club campaigns as the Bundesliga's 2022-23 season looms, but first it's the latest in a familiar story in Germany's topflight. Saturday brings the Supercup clash at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena between reigning league and cup champions Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, the 12th consecutive . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (July 27, 2022) US Soccer Players - The English Championship, perhaps the world's highest profile second division soccer league, is a grind. Twenty-four teams vying for promotion to the Premier League or to avoid relegation to League One each play a brutal 46-game schedule dripping with consequences in every round. The league is perennially a fascinating mix of . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 25, 2022) US Soccer Players – The MLS season is past the halfway mark, and things are getting even more interesting in 2022. Los Angeles FC and Toronto FC have made roster moves since the summer transfer window opened, the Canadian club in need of reinforcements after a slow start. LAFC looks like heavy favorites for the Supporters' Shield and to go all the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 21, 2022) US Soccer Players - One of England's most tradition-rich clubs has picked up an American accent heading into the 2022-23 Premier League campaign. After avoiding relegation in May, Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch is in the final weeks of reworking the roster for his first full season in charge. Most notably, Leeds has spent millions to . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (July 20, 2022) US Soccer Players - Now in its fourth season, Greenville Triumph operates as an example of the growth of the game in all parts of the United States, not just the bigger markets. Already, their story is part of a broader narrative that's so important to the future of the game in this country. Greenville's record on the field speaks for itself, . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 18, 2022) US Soccer Players – We interrupt your focus on MLS and preseason tours this summer with talk about the upcoming World Cup. The tournament, now just four months away, remains on the horizon as fans around the world await the start of Qatar 2022. For those with an eye on Concacaf, the confederation will have four representatives at the tournament in the . . .