Monday's soccer news starts with Seattle after their derby loss to Portland. Even in mid-July, it's tough to put a staggering amount of importance on one MLS regular season game. This is a league that can wait to send messages quit late in the season and where things can and do change quickly. San Jose and New England are the hottest teams in the league. LAFC lost to Zlatan. The week-by-week . . .
The LA derby opened the week 20 schedule with Zlatan Ibrahimovic delivering on his opinion that he's the best player in MLS over leading scorer Carlos Vela. Ibrahimovic scored all three goals in the Galaxy's 3-2 home win over LAFC on Friday. The Galaxy needed a comeback with Vela converting a 4th minute penalty. They got it with an Ibrahimovic goal in the 8th minute. He added goals in the 56th and . . .
Once again, it's MLS results to start the soccer news with two more games. DC stopped FC Cincinnati's win streak and Portland was unable to find a winner against Orlando City at Providence Park. MLS also announced what next season's Leagues Cup will look like, doubling the size of the tournament in year two. DC United beat FC Cincinnati 4-1 at Nippert Stadium. Lucas Rodriguez scored for DC in the . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS games on the midweek schedule. Atlanta United shutout Houston 5-0 at home. The Dynamo went down a man in the 6th minute with a red card to Alberth Elis for violent conduct. Darlington Nagbe scored for Atlanta in the 27th minute with Brandon Vasquez making it 2-0 in the 29th. Josef Martinez scored in the 60th and 79th minutes with Julian Gressel adding a goal in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 17, 2019) US Soccer Players - It’s that time of year when temperatures hit triple digits and the clubs across Major League Soccer face the question of whether to sell now, sell later, or sell not at all. The league's growing profile means a few things, many of them good. More spending means better players, which means a higher quality of play. That in turn also . . .
The soccer news starts with what's now the expected response from MLS clubs playing summer friendlies. Play the reserves, play trialists, substitute as needed. After all, there's the league schedule to consider. Colorado went that route in their 3-0 loss to Arsenal in front of a sellout crowd at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids selling out their stadium is a rarity in better times, much . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 16, 2019) US Soccer Players - Judging good and bad in MLS has long been an issue. The playoffs haven't always helped. From 2002-04, only two teams missed out. It took multiple rounds of expansion to make the playoffs count. In 2010, half the league qualified. The league added two teams and two playoff spots the following season. MLS also couldn't help but tinker. In a nod to . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS talking up expansion and naming four cities currently in the mix for the next round. The league confirmed that St Louis and and Charlotte met with MLS at the league's office. St Louis made a "formal presentation" while Charlotte's bid gave the league an update on their situation. "The ownership groups from Charlotte, Las Vegas, Sacramento, St Louis and other . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 15, 2019) US Soccer Players – MLS is a league that plays through FIFA international dates and major tournaments. Throw in a crowded schedule that includes the US Open Cup, and coaches learn quickly that rookies are instrumental to the success of any team. The need to rotate players makes the league one of the best in the world when it comes to giving young . . .
The soccer news starts with New England Revolution coach Bruce Arena asking a question about Audi Field. Why isn't their more references to the history of the club he turned into the league's first dynasty? Considering DC United now controls their environment, it's certainly one worth asking. "I should see Marco Etcheverry and Jaime Moreno in the rafters somewhere," Arena said. "This club had a . . .