|With the release of 2017 MLS player salaries by the MLS Players Union, it's time to look at who have been the most productive players. The obvious choice for the most productive player is Orlando City's Cyle Larin (six goals on guaranteed compensation of only $192,000 a year). But the most productive player is a Homegrown player making just above the minimum salary. ...Read the whole story
Bolivar goalkeeper Matias Dituro scored a super long-distance goal against Club San Jose. After snatching a high ball from midfield, with San Jose's keeper having moved into the attack in stoppage time, the Argentine Dituro quickly punted the ball straight down the middle of the field. Four bounces later, it crossed goal line to cap a 3-1 Bolivar win. ...Read the whole story
FC Dallas hosts Portland in a showdown of the top two Western Conference teams, former Red Bulls stalwart Dax McCarty faces his former team with Chicago, and Canadian rivals Montreal and Vancouver square off with both teams needing points to climb into the playoff zone. ...Read the whole story
Talks between the Kraft Group, owner of the New England Revolution, and the University of Massachusetts to build a 20,000-seat soccer stadium in Dorchester, not far from South Boston, have ended, reported the Boston Globe and Dorchester Reporter. ...Read the whole story
Senegalese striker Djiby Fall has certainly made a name for himself around the USL since joining FC Cincinnati. He leads the league with six goals -- four in FC Cincinnati's home opener -- but he has been slapped with a five-game suspension for biting Louisville City midfielder Niall McCabe on Saturday. ...Read the whole story
Host Panama beat Curacao, 1-0, on Thursday to finish atop Group A, which means Los Canaleros will be grouped with the USA in the three-team classification-stage Group D along with second-place finisher in Group B, which will be decided on Friday. The USA, already assured of a first-place finish in Group C, faces already-eliminated El Salvador on Saturday. ...Read the whole story
The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by Dave Van Den Bergh, fell 3-2 to England at the Torneo Delle Nazioni, hosted by Italy and Slovenia, after beating Slovenia, 4-0, and Russia, 2-1. Giovanni Reyna scored in both wins. ...Read the whole story
|"I have felt really good this season even though things haven't turned out the way we thought. But physically I am doing well and I think that soon everything will start falling into place. The league has improved a lot, it is more competitive and this season we have paid the price for the changes we have made. We lost a lot of important players."
-- Giovani dos Santos on the problems of the LA Galaxy, which lost five of its first seven MLS games. Dos Santos, in his third season in MLS, has been limited to one goal. (ESPN Mexico via ESPN FC)
"I would say around 70 percent. It's still in the game you feel like you want to do something and you can't really do it because of the energy. I tried to, of course, play with my brain. My brain is 100 percent so that's working. I feel as a player if you are in a rhythm -- you know has it is -- you play 20 games in a row you have a better rhythm or feeling for the game."
-- Bastian Schweinsteiger on where he feels he is in terms of his fitness after four games with the Chicago Fire for which he has scored two goals and added one assist. (Chicago Fire Weekly)
Last August, the U.S. U-17 boys lost in Mexico City, 6-3, to Mexico in the 2016 Torneo de Naciones after a being tied, 2-2, until the 55th minute mark. ...More
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