The soccer news starts with the official announcement that Sacramento FC will join MLS in 2022. The league's 29th team leaves one spot open in the current round of expansion. Whether MLS stops at 30 teams is an open question, but that's the same number of teams in Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. The NHL will be at 32 teams when Seattle begins play in the 2021-22 . . .
The soccer news starts with the easy round one playoff disappointment. Minnesota United lost at home in the opening round of the MLS playoffs and it wasn't down to self-proclaimed best player in MLS history Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Sebastian Lletget and Jonathan Dos Santos scored the goals for the Galaxy at Allianz Field, but it's tough to pile onto the end of Minnesota United's season. Yes, Minnesota . . .
The 2019 MLS playoffs started over the weekend with home field advantage counting in the new format. Five of the six home teams advanced, starting with Atlanta United shutting out New England 1-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Franco Escobar scored in the 70th minute with Brad Guzan making six saves to keep the clean sheet. Seattle needed overtime to beat FC Dallas 4-3 at home. Raul Ruidiaz put the . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in England. Matt Miazga scored in Reading's 1-0 home win over Preston North End. Miazga's goal came eight minutes into stoppage time. "That's the first time in my career that that's happened, so I didn't really know what to do," Miazga said. "I just ran into the crowd, it was an exhilarating feeling but the most important thing was the . . .
The soccer news starts with the proof of concept for the latest revision to the MLS playoffs. 14 teams become 7 over the weekend, with the expectation that at least a couple of upsets will have teams revising the relative success of their seasons. Both conferences had movement on Decision Day, with clubs rising and falling in the table. The East may have had all of their playoff spots accounted . . .
The soccer news starts with the end of the October international window and the return to the club schedule. Specifically in the Bundesliga, where a league table without Bayern Munich at the top is a surprise. Bayern is in 3rd-place on 14 points after 7 games, a point behind 2nd-place Wolfsburg and two behind of leaders Gladbach. Fabian Johnson's Gladbach has lost just once this season, 3-1 at . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 16, 2019) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has seen some amazing players compete in the league and defend one of its clubs' colors. Ask ten different people, and you will get ten different Best XI lineups. Trying to narrow all those players down to one all-time best MLS player? Nearly impossible. There is one person, though, who seems quite certain about . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 16, 2019) US Soccer Players - It's awards season in Major League Soccer. With the regular season wrapped up and the playoffs looming, the league has begun handing out individual recognition for the best of 2019. First up, the Rookie of the Year Award. Colorado's Andre Shinyashiki took home the trophy for the best first-year professional player in the league . . .
The soccer news starts with an unexpected scenario for the USMNT in the November window. Canada sits atop Nations League A, group A with 9 points and a +9 goal difference from three games played. After their 2-0 loss to Canada in Toronto, the USMNT has 3 points and a +5 goal difference from two games. The USMNT and Canada meet on November 15 in Orlando with Canada in position to take group A with . . .
Canada took the lead in Nations League A, group A with a 1-0 shutout of the USMNT at BMO Field. Needing to make an injury substitution for Mark-Anthony Kaye just 7 minutes in, Canada regrouped and forced the offense in both halves. Alphonso Davies scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute. Lucas Cavallini doubled the lead a minute into stoppage time. Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan kept the . . .