By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 22, 2016) US Soccer Players – Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi is what you would call a frequent flier. The 30-year-old Zusi, like many players these days, spends a lot of time on airplanes. In the last three weeks alone, Zusi and his teammates have logged [.
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 15, 2016) US Soccer Players – Major League Soccer is the place where most US-based players get their start. They come into the league in a variety of ways. There's the oft-maligned SuperDraft, where a crop of ever-dwindling college recruits still dream of pro careers.
SEATTLE Things just got interesting in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Sounders routed the Portland Timbers in front of 53,302 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night. All but written off just weeks ago, Seattle's 3-1 victory puts it back in the thick of the playoff race, hot on the heels of the archrival Timbers.
SEATTLE Two touches. That's all it took for Nicolas Lodeiro to provide a goal and an assist on Sunday. And that bit of class gave the Seattle Sounders a desperately needed 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in front of 39,491 at CenturyLink Field.
Lodeiro opened the scoring in the 24th minute, collecting a short pass from Andreas Ivanschitz and slapping a one-touch shot past goalkeeper Nick Rimando from 12 yards out.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Sunday marked the end of a rough week for the Chicago Fire.
On Tuesday, the Fire's best chance at a trophy ended when they crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup semifinals. Then Sunday in league play, the teamsquandered an early lead but came back to settle for a 2-2 home draw against Orlando City.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire coughed up an early lead, but managed to come from behind and earn a point Sunday against Orlando City in a 2-2 draw at Toyota Park.
For the Fire, it was the first time all season that they've earned any points when trailing at halftime, but for Orlando City, sitting on the Eastern conference playoff line, it was two points lost toward postseasonpositioning.
A disappointing opening weekend for both Leicester City and Arsenal sets the two sides up for an early clash this Saturday.
After the Foxes dropped a 2-1 decision at Hull City to open their title defense last week, they will return home to King Power Stadium to host a Gunners squad that trailed 4-1 at one point to Liverpool last week before finishing with a 4-3 scoreline.
A new season of the English Premier League begins this weekend.
Reigning champions Leicester City will open their title defense at Hull City on Saturday as Claudio Ranieri and Co. look to bounce back from the FA Community Shield loss to Manchester United last weekend.
As for United, they will travel to Bournemouth to kick off their first league campaign under Jose Mourinho.
It seems like MLS teams are keeping tabs on their next big designated player acquisition.
Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has confirmed that MLS clubs are monitoring Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United, according to the Mirror.Rooney was reportedly attracting interest from China, where clubs were willing to pay the United captain upwards of £500k ($656k) a week.
A U.S. Under-20 Men's National team forward is set to begin his MLS journey, although it will come with a bit of a wait.
According to the Washington Post, Duke forward Jeremy Ebobisse haswithdrawn from college in favor of signing a contract with MLS as a Generation Adidas signing. Per MLS rules, Ebobisse will be available in January's MLS Draft, where he is expected to be one of the first few names off the board.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Alejandro Bedoya can add another positive Boston experience to the list.
Before Bedoya experienced a successful career in Sweden, he transferred to Boston College for the final two years of his collegiate career. On Saturday night, he made his Major League Soccer debut with the Philadelphia Union, walking away with a 4-0 win over the New England Revolution.