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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 8, 2019) US Soccer Players - Gregg Berhalter provided another glimpse of his work and thought processes this week as he addressed media at a press conference in Houston, site of the second of the USMNT’s two matches later this month. The USMNT plays Ecuador on March 21 in Orlando and Chile at BBVA Compass Stadium five days later. It’s the first group he’ll . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - The first MLS Power Rankings of the year can be tricky. Teams are starting from scratch, and yet they are not. It is not fair to rank teams based on their results from 2018, but it is difficult to know which offseason acquisitions will pay off and which ones will not. Throw in the fact that every team has already played one league . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - When the LA Galaxy pulled the trigger on a major transfer in the summer of 2015, it looked like a bit of game-changer. In August 2015, the Galaxy acquired Giovani Dos Santos from Villarreal. It took a hefty transfer fee, but LA looked to have landed the eventual heir to Robbie Keane’s attacking throne. With that move, the Galaxy did . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - While every single MLS club made changes to its roster in the offseason, some turned over the personnel list more than others for 2019. For a few, the winter was not just about signing a few potential starters and adding to depth, but by the acquisition of high-priced talent. Despite the impact of Targeted Allocation Money and the . . .
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By Clemente Lisi – SAN DIEGO, CA (Mar 4, 2019) US Soccer Players – For a brief moment, Pechanga Arena San Diego has the ability to transport you back to the 1980s. That was a time when indoor soccer was king and the San Diego Sockers were the best team in the country. Originally a franchise that competed in the outdoor NASL, the Sockers would go on to win 10 MISL titles under legendary coach Ron . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 1, 2019) US Soccer Players - Do you commute to an office to perform your job, or work from home? Does the location of work affect your choice of residence? How do you find that elusive work/life balance? For most Americans, these questions are part of everyday life. We spend lots of time and resources reconciling where we want to live with where we have to . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 1, 2019) US Soccer Players - There’s no debate over the favorites for the MLS Cup title in 2019 as the new season begins. Despite swapping Tata Martino for Frank de Boer and selling Miguel Almiron for an MLS-record fee, Atlanta United is the pick for many to repeat as champions. The Red Bulls set a record for points in a season in 2018 on their way to a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 27, 2019) US Soccer Players - Competition brings out the best in everyone. Whether it's two goalkeepers competing for one spot or strong teams testing each other, the challenge brings out the best in a player or organization. Having two teams in Los Angeles created such a competition. More to the point, it revived it. The LA Galaxy had Chivas USA to deal with . . .