By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 21, 2018) US Soccer Players - North American club soccer’s newest event made its debut Wednesday night, as Tigres UANL defeated Toronto FC 3-1 in the first edition of the Campeones Cup. It’s the first edition of an annual match pitting the reigning MLS Cup champions against their Mexican counterparts, the “Campeon de Campeones” of Liga MX. The jury will be . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - The San Jose Earthquakes are the latest MLS team who will be looking for a new head coach come winter. San Jose relieved first-year boss Mikael Stahre of his duties on Monday with just six games to go in the 2018 MLS regular season. Assistant Steve Ralston will serve as the interim head coach for the balance of the campaign. After . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - The 2018-19 Champions League group stage began on Tuesday with the competition once again trying to figure out its future. This is the first season of additional automatic group stage spots for the top domestic leagues and the introduction of two time slots for each match day. In other words, once again UEFA is changing things. We already know . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 10, 2018) US Soccer Players – Wonderful teams and colorful characters filled the original North American Soccer League era. While the focus of those years mostly revolves around the New York Cosmos and names like Pele and Giorgio Chinaglia, other teams and players were also vital in helping to grow the game. One of those teams was the Dallas Tornado. The team, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - Orlando City head coach James O’Connor paid his dues to earn his shot at the highest level of soccer in the United States. After ending his playing career with the USL version of Orlando City where he also served as an assistant, he moved to USL expansion team Louisville City as the top man. In three-plus seasons in Kentucky, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 13, 2018) US Soccer Players - The cross initially looked unthreatening, maybe even under hit. It stayed low as it left the foot of Antonee Robinson, who was just a couple of yards from the USMNT’s left touchline. Mexico had five defenders goal side, and only one US player in their penalty box to track. The ball slipped into an empty and thus dangerous . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy’s 2018 season appeared to be in shambles after the club’s 6-2 loss at Real Salt Lake on September 1. The playoffs were slipping out of reach as the Galaxy’s hold on a spot loosened significantly. With the rest of the conference gaining points, the Galaxy looked destined to slide into 8th-place and lay there until . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - Pity the New England Revolution, even if the situation they find themselves in is largely of their own making. Certainly pity their fans, a hardy group of loyal-to-a-fault soccer obsessives who support their beloved team despite often wanting to tear their hair out while doing so. Pity MLS, a league made weaker by the inability of . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 11, 2018) US Soccer Players - For anybody with an ESPN+ subscription, the wonders of the UEFA Nations League awaited during the September friendly window. The idea that hardly any soccer fans would've come up with on their own sprang to life with varying returns. Big games designed to count did what big games designed to count tend to do. Down the divisions, the enthusiasm . . .
By Clemente Lisi – E RUTHERFORD, NJ (Sep 10, 2018) US Soccer Players – Paul Arriola is one of the many young faces that makes up the current US National Team set up. While European-based players like Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah have garnered a lot of the attention, the DC United midfielder is one of those who makes a strong case that MLS remains a major contributor to the USMNT roster. With . . .