Friday's soccer news starts with the 4th-seed Portland Timbers knocking out the top seed Colorado Rapids 1-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Larrys Mabiala scored the game's only goal in the 90th with Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark making three saves to keep the clean sheet. Portland's Dairon Asprilla saw red four minutes into stoppage time. "Last year we were inexperienced and it showed in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 24, 2021) US Soccer Players - One more game. For six Major League Soccer teams, that's all the playoffs represented in 2021: One more game. A loss in the first round meant that a marathon 34 game regular season grew by exactly one more run out before the long, dark winter of the offseason arrived. To say that's a letdown would be a severe . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the MLS playoffs. Nashville came back to knockout Orlando 3-1 at home. City took the lead through a 14th minute Daryl Dike goal, but Hany Mukhtar equalized in the 21st and put Nashville up in the 74th. Johnder Cadiz finished off the Nashville goals four minutes into stoppage time. Nashville plays Philadelphia on Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals. In . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with USMNT and New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner adding to his standout season for club and country. Already a Gold Cup winner, All-Star game MVP, and helping the Revolution set the regular season points record, Turner won the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award. He joins active USMNT goalkeepers Zack Steffen (2018 with the Crew), Bill Hamid (2014 with DC . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 22, 2021) US Soccer Players – There have always been certain sporting events we associate with a particular holiday. New Year's Day has traditionally been about college football because of the Rose Bowl. In recent years, the NHL has joined in with their Winter Classic outdoor game. St Patrick's Day, and most of March, is all about college basketball brackets. . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS playoffs. Philadelphia needed extra time to advance past the New York Red Bulls 1-0 at home. With the game scoreless through 120 minutes, Jakob Glens scored in stoppage time of extra time. The Red Bulls exited with one shot on goal. Sporting Kansas City beat Vancouver 3-1 at home to advance in the Western Conference. Khiry Shelton put Sporting up in the . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil starts in the Premier League where Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 62nd minute and scored in Chelsea's 3-0 win at Leicester City. Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring in the 14th and N'Golo Kante made it 2-0 in the 28th. Pulisic scored Chelsea's third goal in the 71st and had a goal disallowed in the 81st. "For me it's just good to be . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - The wait for the playoffs ends on Saturday with two first-round games, one in the Eastern Conference and one in the Western Conference. Each will pit a top-three seed against a team that needed a run of good results at the tail end of the regular season just to sneak into the playoff field. There's ambition and expectation on one . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with another Major League Soccer club looking for a coach. LAFC and Bob Bradley "reached a mutual decision to part ways" with Bradley's contract expiring at the end of the 2021 season. Bradley returned to MLS as LAFC's first coach, a significant get for a club that quickly became a power in the league. "We are grateful to Bob for his service to LAFC and the city of . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 18, 2021) US Soccer Players - After eight matches per team crammed into three hectic international windows, the Concacaf Octagonal World Cup qualifying race entered its back half this week. The pandemic-condensed schedule has changed the scope of qualifying for players and fans. It's been a fascinating ride so far, with the peak drama still to come over the . . .