The Major League Soccer Players Union released their statement and voiced their disappointment Monday in President Trump's recently signed executive order that bans the entry of refugees, migrants and green-card holders into the United States.
MLS Players Union Statement regarding the travel ban by the White House pic.
The LA Galaxy could be nearing the signing of another foreign midfielder on a DP contract.
The team is reportedly closing in on the signing of French midfielder Romain Alessandrini from Ligue 1 side Marseille, reports the LA Times. The 27-year-old midfielder would join the team on a DP contract as early as the middle of this week, joining fellow midfield acquisitions Jermaine Jones and Joao Pedro this offseason.
After a long time watching from the sidelines due to his mid-November ankle injury, Lynden Gooch finally returned to the field on Sunday.
Gooch made his long-awaited return on Sunday for the Sunderland U-23s as they took on the Liverpool U-23s, featuring for 60 minutes in his first action since damaging his ankle ligaments in a development squad match in November.
The first U.S. Men's National Team match of Bruce Arena's second tenure was, in some aspects, unspectacular. Goals and attacking play were generally lacking in the 0-0 draw, providing few moments of genuine excitement on Sunday afternoon.
Still, when assessing the bigger picture, there were several takeaways, some of which Arena should be very excited about as the team pushes towards March.
Though confirming the potential for a 2026 U.S. World Cup bid was still in discussion and not yet decided, USSF president Sunil Gulati stated that any bid concerns were 'secondary' to the Trump administration's current immigration ban.
Among the myriad concerns originating from the immigration ban from several predominantly Muslim countries, a potential U.
Following the conclusion of the 2. Bundesliga's winter break, Julian Green earned a starting nod in his debut for his new club.
Green started and played the first 45 minutes for Stuttgart on Sunday as the 2. Bundesliga powerhouse slipped past St. Pauli with a 1-0 win. The victory sees the club move into second place, behind leaders Eintracht Braunschweig on goal differential.
Two U.S. Men's National Team midfielders will return to their clubs ahead of the upcoming friendly against Jamaica.
New Los Angeles Galaxy signing Jermaine Jones and Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan will return to their clubs after playing in Sunday's0-0 draw with Serbia, United States coach Bruce Arena announced at the postgame press conference.
Darlington Nagbe has long been hailed as one of the most technical players in the U.S. Men's National Team pool, and the Portland Timbers star certainly showed just how much he can impact a game on Sunday afternoon.
Playing on the left wing, Nagbe shined throughout his 87 minutes on the field during the USMNT's 0-0 draw with Serbia.
Emerson Hyndman made quite the impression in his first start for Rangers.
The U.S. Men's National Team midfielder scored an 87th minute goal on Saturday, helping lead Rangers to a 2-0 win over Motherwell in his first extended run out for the Scottish club.The goal comesin Hyndman's second overall appearance since joining the club on loan from Bournemouth on Jan.
Bruce Arena has confirmed the 23-man squad that will compete for selection in his first game back as U.S. Men's National Team manager.
The former LA Galaxy boss kept many of the regular starters like Michael Bradley, Alejando Bedoya, Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris in the squad, but he also opened the door for some MLS-based players to make an impact on the pitch after an impressive two-week training stint in California.
It didn't take long for Josh Saunders to find a new team after being left off the NYCFC preseason roster earlier this week. The much-maligned goalkeeper was shipped off to Orlando City on Friday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS Draft.
"Josh is a veteran MLS goalkeeper that will add championship experience, leadership and depth to our side with 125 appearances in 11 years in the league," Lions general manager Niki Budalic said.
The threat of the Chinese Super League luring top players from MLS has lurked in the background since the big spending out of Asia began, but a real threat may be posed as China tries to steal the top player in MLS with a lucrative offer.
In the past week, there has been interest from China in Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco.
While one American could make his return to the field, several others will look to an impress to close a week headlined by the MLS returns of several Americans abroad.
Fabian Johnson returned to training with Borussia Monchengladbach following the winter break, and the midfielder could make his first appearance since early December on Saturday when his side takes on Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Bayer Leverkusen.
Bruce Arena joked that he is ready for the criticism. He's ready for the second-guessing, the evaluations that come from all sides. He has some tough decisions to make as January camp edges towards his climax.
Arena is set to trim his roster from 28to 23 ahead of the U.S. Men's National Team's pair of upcoming friendlies, a decision which he expects to draw criticism from one place or another.
Thedeadline for MLS expansion applications is fast approaching, and Phoenix has come out ofnowhere to thrust itself into the conversation.
USL club Phoenix Rising announced on Thursday that it plans to submit the necessary paperwork that MLS has requested fromowners looking to land afirst-divisionfranchise during the next round of expansion.
On a day when Atlanta United dominated the MLS news cycle, its expansion cousin Minnesota United reportedly made a huge splash.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Minnesota will acquire winger Kevin Molino and goalkeeper Patrick McLean from Orlando City in exchange for $450,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money.
Brad Guzan's move to Atlanta United finally provided a bit of clarity. It is now certain that Guzan will move from the Middlesbrough bench to the field for a club that truly needs him. It's also a certainty that Atlanta United has their goalkeeper, one that should be a centerpiece for quite some time.
The MLS All-Star Game appears to be headed back to an Eastern Conference site after three years out west.
According to Chicago Business, the 2017 edition of the game will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago on August 2. The report claims an announcement will be made next week about the game, which has recently pitted the MLS All-Stars against a team from Europe.
For years, the January camp has been used to identify new U.S. Men's National Team talent, and players like Jozy Altidore and Geoff Cameron have utilized the annual gathering to begin what eventually became extended international careers. What it generally hasn't always done, though, is challenge the status quo, at least in the short-term.
Middlesbrough announced on Wednesday that Guzan is set to join Atlanta United at the end of the Premier League season. Middlesbrough also announced that Guzan has signed a multi-year deal with Atlanta United after weeks of speculation regarding a move.
The never ending search for an answer to the U.S. Men's National Team full back situation took an unexpected twist on Wednesday, as former Portland Timbers left back Jorge Villafana confirmed he's on the way to January camp in California.
Villafana, who moved to Santos Lagune after the Timbers won MLS Cup in 2015, will be a late addition to the group that started training in California a week ago ahead of friendlies with Serbia and Jamaica, the first of which takes place on Sunday in San Diego.
Carlo Ancelotti, current Bayern Munich manager, says the lack of relegation in Major League Socceris hurting the league.
Speakingto ESPN FC, Ancelotti says he has accepted the differences of the league after spending time in Canada following the Vancouver Whitecaps. However, while the current system does level the playing field, Ancelotti says he believes in a system where top-flight status isn't assured.
Cup action takes center stage on Wednesday with England and Spain highlighting the day's slate of games.
TheEFL Cup resumes as Liverpool and Southampton play the second leg of their semifinal at Anfield. Saints hold a 1-0 lead on aggregate after their win on Jan. 11. The winner of the semi will face either Hull City or Manchester United in the final.
Geoff Cameron hasn't seen the field since late October due to a knee injury, an ailment that served as a major detriment to both his club and country. However, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is hopeful that Cameron is nearing his return.
According to the Stoke Sentinel, Hughes is hopeful to have Cameron back in the fold by mid-February.
The first day of the MLS preseason brought spectacular news to the Seattle Sounders and U.S. Men's National Team, as Clint Dempsey trained in full with the Sounders on Tuesday.
Dempsey, who was out since late August with an irregular heartbeat, is medically cleared to participate in regular soccer activities after missing the final two months of the regular season, Seattle's run to MLS Cup and the first two Hexagonal matches played by the USMNT.
Tuesday was a good day for Danny Williams, but a poor one for each of the other Americans Abroad to take the field.
In a battle of Americans, Williams emerged victorious, toppling Tim Ream and Fulham, 1-0, in Championship action. The room boosts Reading to third in the league, while Fulham sits all the way in ninth, nine points behind Tuesday's opposition.
The Portland Timbers are set to begin preseason training and a very familiar face isamong those trying to push for a roster spot ahead of the 2017 season.
Freddy Adu will join the Timbers for preseason training, according to Stumptown Footy. The 27-year-old midfielder previously played under current Timbers head coach Caleb Porter while a member of the U.
Edinson Cavani's impeccable form as of late has Paris Saint-Germain thinking of yet another Coupe de La Ligue title this season, and the club will try to take its next step toward accomplishing that feat on Tuesday.
The three-time reigning champion of the competition will travel to take on Bordeaux in the semifinals today with its Argentine striker playing at his personal best.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Spector is set to join Orlando City if his current club, Birmingham City, signs off on an early release. Spector is reportedly in Orlando on Tuesday and could prove an answer at both fullback and centerback for a Lions team that struggled in defense throughout 2016.
Following months of speculation, Terrence Boyd has found a new home, one that will see him remain in the German Bundesliga.
Darmstadt 98 announced on Tuesday that the club has signed the American forward from RB Leipzig on a deal that runs until June 2018. Darmstadt currently sits in last on the Bundesliga table and is managed by former Toronto FC midfielder Torsten Frings.
Several Americans Abroad could take the field on Tuesday as the English Championship and cup action headline the schedule.
In England, Americans collide in league play as Danny Williams and Reading host Tim Ream's Fulham. Entering Tuesday, Reading sits fifth in the Championship table, six points ahead of ninth-place Fulham through 26 matches.
It looks like the San Jose Earthquakes won't be signing Darwin Quintero.
According to ESPN, the Earthquakes have ended their pursuit of Quintero from Club America. IfSan Jose was serious about acquiring the Colombian forward, the Quakeswould have spent around $5 million for a transfer fee and annual wages of $2.
Change to the CONCACAF Champions League format was needed, but Monday's adjustments to the competition format didn't provide enough change required to send an overwhelming sense of excitement throughout the region.
The North American governing body revamped the tournament to include 31 clubs, not 24 like the old format, with two phases and only knockout-style matchups between continental foes.
Some of the youngest American prospects will earn a chance to impress U.S. U-18 Men's National Team boss Omid Namazi for the first time in 2017 during a week-long January camp. Twenty-eight players were named to Namazi's roster and they will spend the next week training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Manchester United has a new scoring king. The storied club in England experienced a shift in the record books on Saturday, as Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton's goal mark with a strike against Stoke City.
Rooney's record breaker wasn't the only big headline from across Europe this weekend, as Real Madrid rebounded from a rare hiccup in form with a win in Spain in its second league game back from the winter break.
The process of naming a new continental club champion in North America has changed drastically. CONCACAF announced a new Champions League format on Monday to align with the schedules of the top domestic leagues on the continent.
Starting in August, the new Champions League will feature 31 teams and it will only have a home-and-away knockout format.
D.C. United have officially added their prized Homegrown prospect.
On Monday, D.C. United announced that the club has signed former Wake Forest star Ian Harkes to a Homegrown deal. The club was reportedly close to finalizing a deal last week before announcing the midfielder as the club's ninth Homegrown player.
John Brooks returned to the Hertha Berlin lineup for the first match following the Bundesliga's winter break, but the U.S. Men's National Team defender could do little to help the team overcome Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
Led by a pair of goals from Hakan Calhanoglu and an additional finish from Omer Toprak, Leverkusen cruised past Hertha Berlin, 3-1, on Sunday in German action.
While no Americans were able to find the back of the net on Saturday, several were able to lead their team to victory with vital assists.
DeAndre Yedlin, Paul Arriola and Emerson Hyndman each provided an assist on Saturday, helping their respective teams notch victories in the process. Yedlin assisted on a pair of goals in Newcastle's lopsided victory over Rotherham United, while Paul Arriola picked up his assist just one week after scoring for Tijuana.
Among all the roster fluctuation taking place at StubHub Center this offseason, one key piece from the 2016 squad is set to receive a new deal for his play since arriving from Belgium. Center back Jelle Van Damme will reportedly start the 2017 season as a Designated Player.
After an offseason full of turmoil, the NASL is ready to focus on the on-field action that will take place during the 2017 season. The league announced the format for the new campaign on Friday, with the season kicking off on March 25.
Both the Spring and Fall seasons will consists of 16 matches for each of the eight NASL sides, with eight of them at home and eight on the road.
Following the league's winter break, the Bundesliga returns this weekend with some of the top Americans Abroad.
A clash between Christian Pulisic and Aron Johannsson headlines German league action this weekend as Borussia Dortmund takes on Werder Bremen on Saturday. Fabian Johnson is expected to make his return from injury on Saturdayas Borussia Monchengladbach faces Darmstadt while Bobby Wood and Hamburg face a tough task against Wolfsburg.
While Chelsea and Liverpool face bottom of the table opposition, a pair of top five teams clash in one Manchester stadium, while the other remains empty as its residents face a difficult visit to top-half opposition.
Manchester City and Tottenham pick up the slack left by the Blues and Reds as they clash at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.
For years, reports linking Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez to MLS have swirled, but, ultimately, a move for theMexican star has never quite come to fruition. Now, as they prepare for their debut season, LAFC is reportedly hoping to be the club that finally attracts the forward stateside.
According to AS, LAFC will do "everything possible" to sign Hernandez ahead of the club's 2018 debut.
With the 2026 World Cup set to feature 48 teams for the first time, a joint World Cup bid may be exactly what's required to have enough available hosting sites, a prospectwelcomed by CONCACAF leadership.
CONCACAFgeneral secretary Philippe Moggio talked up a potential joint bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada for the 2026 World Cup while speaking to ESPN Deportes,stating that a pooling of resources may be what's needed to make hosting the tournament a reality.
Minnesota United have landed a major sponsor for their jersey, a sponsor who has also worked out a major deal with MLS.
The expansion team has revealed that major retail company Target will be the official jersey sponsor for their upcoming inaugural season. The deal will instantly be in the top ten largest sponsorship agreements in the league, as the team looks to recoup expansion and stadium costs.
Just as MLS expansion to St. Louis dropped into a gloomy state, a new sense of hope was pumped into the city's bid to bring one of the four new franchises in MLS to Missouri.
An altered bill for stadium funding is set to be presented to a committee hearing on Thursday. Instead of the $80 million contribution from the city that was asked for originally, the group looking to bring MLS to St.
There's good news on the injury front for one of the top players in the U.S. Men's National Team talent pool. Borussia Monchengladbach winger Fabian Johnson appears ready to challenge for a spot in the matchday squad once again after dealing with an Achilles injury.
Ventura Alvarado took the field against his old club for the first time on Wednesday night, but the centerback wasn't fortunate enough to emerged with a win in Copa MX action.
Alvarado and Santos Laguna fell, 3-2, to Club America on Wednesday night in their cup clash. Also taking the field for Santos Laguna was Jorge Villafana, who joined Alvarado in logging a 90 minute shift in Wednesday's match.
Less than a day after making controversial comments regarding the commitment of dual-nationals on the U.S. Men's National Team, Tim Howard has attempted to clarify his comments.
In an interview with USA Today on Tuesday, Howard was highly critical of former USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's policy on recruiting dual-national players, saying that during his reign, the team struggled to "truly believe in the shirt" and that the team "lost that a little bit over the last couple of years".
Plenty of big-name stars have left the LA Galaxy since the conclusion of the 2016 season, but on Wednesday the club finally secured the signature of a high-profile player with the signing of U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Jermaine Jones.
The Galaxy previously acquired the rights to the 35-year-old midfielder in December three days after MLS Cup.
The FA Cup resumes with three games taking place, whilethe Copa Del Rey continues on a Wednesday filled with cup action.
Newcastle United will host a visiting Birmingham City, while Norwich City will travel to Southampton looking to advance. The big team on schedule today is Liverpool, who travelto Plymouth Argyle after drawing the opening match of their FA Cup tie.
Wednesday may not be the busiest day for Americans Abroad, but there are plenty of intriguing storylines to go around as cup action takes centerstage.
In England, American fullbacks collide in the FA Cup as DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle take on Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City. The latter has been the subjectof links to MLS after Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola stated that the fullback has drawn offers from the league in recent weeks.
No one has had an offseason quite like Dax McCarty. The midfielder received a call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team January camp, got married and was unexpectedly traded by the New York Red Bulls to the Chicago Fire on Monday.
The whirlwind weekend, one which started with getting married and ended with his first training session in California with the USMNT, is something McCarty is still adjusting to.
Following yet another injury, Bill Hamid recently left U.S. Men's National Team camp, and it appears the D.C. United goalkeeper's recent ailment will force him to miss a chunk of preseason on the club level.
Hamid had knee surgery on Monday and will end up missing most of D.
Tim Howard says he understands Jurgen Klinsmann's job was to unearth new talent, but the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeepeer says the team became too reliant foreign-born players that didn't bring the passion required to represent the national team.
After years of waiting, Sebastian Lletget is finally ready to take advantage of the opportunity of playing with the U.S. Men's National Team. The LA Galaxy midfielder is one of 32 players vying for places in friendly matches against Serbia and Jamaica at the conclusion of the annual January camp in California.
Herculez Gomez just won an MLS Cup crown, and he is riding off into the sunset withit.
ESPN announced on Tuesday afternoon that Gomez has joined its team as a soccer analyst and has retired from professional soccer. The 34-year-old forward's decision to hang up his cleats in order to be in the studio for English and Spanish-language programscomes after he helped the Seattle Sounders win their first MLS Cup last month.
Four days after the marquee names of the college soccer player pool were drafted, a second group of players were selected in the third and fourth rounds of the MLS Draft. While some of the players chosen on Tuesday may work their way into Major League Soccer in 2017, most are expected to be key pieces with club affiliates at the USL level.
For years, fullback has been a position of need for the U.S. Men's National Team. Since the retirement of Steve Cherundolo, the U.S. has had no consistent, go-to fullback on either side. Midfielders Fabian Johnson and DaMarcus Beasley were shuffled back, DeAndre Yedlin was frequently shuffled forward and a whole other host of players have come in and failed to truly compete for a consistent starting gig.
The LA Galaxy are going to look a lot different during the 2017 season.
The core of players the Galaxy have relied on for the last few successful seasons are starting to disappear. The team let Robbie Keane go at the end of the year, lost Steven Gerrard to retirement and sent A.J. DeLaGarza to the Houston Dynamo in a trade for $175,000 in allocation money.
The FA Cup resumes with third-round replays on Tuesday, while the African Cup of Nations continues with Group D action.
Three Premier League teams are involved in the FA Cup replays as Lynden Gooch's Sunderland takes on Burnley, while Crystal Palace faces Bolton. However, the televised match will be Lincoln City against Ipswich Town.
Soccer is a game of split-second decisions. The game moves rapidly, in and out, as just one moment of magic can change the fate of a player, franchise or even community. It's what endears the game and the players that play it to so many fans as the world around you can seemingly change in the blink of an eye.
Jonathan Spector has played in England for the entirety of his professional career, suiting up for Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham and, ultimately, Birmingham City. However, it appears his time in England may be coming towards its end as an offer from MLS has come in.
Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola says Spector has received offers that could see him return to the U.
Caleb Porter has obviously heard the chatter. Throughout the offseason, any discussion regarding the future of the Portland Timbers has inevitably turned towards Darlington Nagbe. Just over a year removed from winning an MLS Cup, the Timbers' offseason has centered around the potential of losing a player that remains one of the team's biggest pieces.
Bruce Arena remembers DaMarcus Beasley's breakthrough, all those years ago. He remembers the speed, the technique, the ability, all of which were on display at the 2002 World Cup. He remembers a 20-year-old young man, one which would go on to become one of the most recognizable players in U.S. Men's National Team history.
Joe Gyau is reportedly on the move fromBorussia Dortmund.
According to German publication RevierSport, Gyau is set tojoin SG Sonnenhof Grossaspach in the 3. Liga, the third division on the German pyramid. The 24-year-old reportedly leavesBVB on a free transfer for Sonnenhof Grossaspach, who is currently in seventh place in the 3.
Julian Green transferred from German powerhouse Bayern Munich to join Stuttgart this winter, and his new head coach took the chance to praise his new forward following his first friendly with the club.
Hannes Wolf said Green needs more match practice in the buildup to the second half of the Bundesliga season, but praised the U.
Liga MX saw the best of this weekend's Americans abroad, but a young fullback stole the show with an unlikely goal in the Eredivisie.
U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team fullback Desevio Payne scored a goal in Groningen's 4-1 thrashing of Heracles. The goal came in Payne's first start in over a year, as the fullback has battled injuries while featuring more prominently for the club's reserves since returning.
One of college soccer's most talented players wasn't selected in Friday's MLS Draft as his signing with the league remained uncertain. However, it now appears that D.C. United is set to snap up one of the top rookies available ahead of the 2017 season.
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber addressed several MLS-related topics at the MLS SuperDraft in the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday. Two topics he was not shy about was the league's desire to continue to expand and the updates on soccer-specific stadiums.
As he addressed reporters before the 2017 MLS Draft, Jesse Marsch was adamant about his commitment to the New York Red Bulls. Marsch, who has been in charge for the last two seasons, was linked with the Red Bull Salzburg managerial post earlier this week.
The 2016 MLS Draft is upon, and SBI has you covered for all of the day's coverage.
Beginning at 3 p.m., some of college soccer's top stars will begin their careers via the MLS Draft. Throughout the day, SBI will be providing live pick-by-pick commentary and analysis, keeping you covered for all of the comings and goings of Friday's event.
If you are eager to see who your MLS team might select in Friday's 2017 MLS Draft, and want to know which players are the best options at specific positions, then this is your place.
We have broken down the draft player pool into positions, ranking the best options available based on values established during MLS Combine week, and with the input of coaches, general managers and scouts from across MLS.
The first marquee event of 2017 in Major League Soccer takes place on Friday with the MLS SuperDraft in Los Angeles.
Expansion clubs Minnesota United and Atlanta United own the first and second-overall selections, respectively. Syracuse defender Miles Robinson, Duke forward Jeremy Ebobisse and UCLA's Abu Danladi are three of the top prospects in the draft, but there are plenty of other quality choices available.
While the scale of the Manchester Derby may have surpassed it, there are few derbies with blood as bad as Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Red Devils and Reds go back at it once again, as the latter travel to Manchester four places and five points clear of their struggling rivals. Though Manchester United hasn't had the first half of the season that ithoped, it finds itself just a win away from the top four, and will be eager to claim those three points against Liverpool.
That is the sense around the Los Angeles area as teams throughout the league posture and position themselves for moves in Friday's draft. Minnesota United and Atlanta United have been inundated with offers for the top two picks in the draft and there is a possibility we could see all three top picks in the draft traded.
While several leagues remain off for their winter breaks, action in Mexico and England headline what should be another busy weekend for Americans Abroad.
The schedule begins on Friday night in Mexico, as the contingent of Americans at Tijuana are set to face Puebla in Liga MX action. The Mexican league features several notable matchups, including Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca's clash with Chiapas as well as William Yarbrough and Club Leon's match against Veracruz.
Growing up in Ghana, Lalas Abubakar had little knowledge of a famous American soccer star that shares his name. He knew nothing of Alexi Lalas, a player who defined American soccer's push towards the mainstream with big hair, a big personality and an even bigger game.
The 2017 MLS Combine is in the books, and the stage is set for the MLS Draft to take place on Friday in Los Angeles. The Combine saw several top prospects step up and impress, and that is setting things up for a trade-heavy day of action.
Top prospects Miles Robinson, Abu Danladi and Jeremy Ebobisse remain the most sought-after prospects in the draft, though Jonathan Lewis and Chris Odoi-Atsem are fast approaching.
Just a few months away from opening day, MLS released its full 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday afternoon.
The upcoming season is set to begin on March 3 and run through Oct. 22, when all 22 of the league's teams will take the field for Decision Day festivities. The season will feature a total of374 matches, as each team plays a 34-game schedule.
The transition from college soccer to the professional game is a difficult task in itself, but trying to do that as a goalkeeper, where limited positions are held across the league, is even more difficult. Monmouth goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky is aware of that from his experiences with MLS-affiliated youth clubs and his time on trial in England, but he feels he's ready to makethe step up.
Christian Pulisic is heating up ahead of the second half of Borussia Dortmund's season.
The young American winger scored his second goal in as many matches as he put another into the back of the net, this time against Belgium's Standard Liege, after scoring in his previous match against PSV Eindhoven.
In the early days of MLS, some teams opted to play in NFL stadiums while they secured their own soccer-specific venues. Today, in an ironic twist, an NFL team announces they'll be playing in an MLS stadium while their new home is being built.
The National Football League officially announced the relocation of the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles on Thursday morning, and while the Chargers will keep their moniker, with a widely panned new logo, they'll need a temporary home while their shared stadium with the Los Angeles Rams is being built.
Copa del Rey action is on the agenda once again, as Spain's prestigious cup continueson Thursday afternoon.
At 1:00 p.m., Celta de Vigo faces a visit from Valencia while Eibar welcome Osasuna in Spanish cup play. The hosts both lead after leg one, Celta de Vigo with a 4-1 advantage and Eibar with a 3-0 lead, and seek to batten down the hatches and hold on in leg two.
Colton Storm loves a tackle, and he always has. He enjoys the mental aspect just as much as the physical. It's certainly fun to leap in and win the ball back, but it's even more fun to look in the attacker's eyes afterwards and know that the message has been sent.
Storm has been making those types tackles all of his life.
Bruce Arena was surrounded by new faces, but there was a certain familiarity to Wednesday's proceedings on the practice fields of the StubHub Center. As Arena marauded the sidelines of his second first U.S. Men's National Team camp, he felt accustomed, not uncomfortable, with both the job and the California sun as he pushes on towards what he hopes will be his third World Cup.
The San Jose Earthquakes officially introduced new general manager Jesse Fioranelli to members of the media, club and some of the supporters at Avaya Stadium on a rainy Tuesday in San Jose, California.
"It's a conscious decision that I chose to come to San Jose," Fioranelli said in his press conference.
The road to the MLS Combine and Draft is direct for many, but Daniel Johnson has taken the circuitous route around a minefield of speed bumps to reach the showcase week for college prospects. The University of Louisville midfielder's journey has taken him to England, back home to the States and then to two different colleges before landing in California for the combine and draft.
The Portland Timbers appear to have found a replacement for the departed Lucas Melano, one who hopefully produces more in the final third than the disappointing designated player. According to ESPN, Caleb Porter's side is close to a deal with Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Blanco, who is also being hunted by Club America.
Kekuta Manneh is currently with the U.S. Men's National Team for January camp and the Vancouver Whitecaps forward has taken a major step towards actually representing the U.S. on the international stage.
U.S. Soccer confirmed on Wednesday that Manneh has officially received his U.
Nick DePuy immediately sticks out on a soccer field because of his size. It's an asset, along with a few other strengths of his skill set, that has led him to every position on the pitch since a young age. Now a forward, the UC-Santa Barbara product played full back and center back in college, as well as midfield when he was younger.