U.S. Soccer

We take a look at the U.S. Soccer Federation and its teams, the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams, along with tournaments.

US U-23s

Guadalajara, Mexico (18 January 2021) – The US U-23s have a history of disappointment in Olympic Qualifying. The last time USA qualified for the Olympics Benny Feilhaber qualified to be on the roster age-wise. He is now retired. So going back to the futile attempt under Klinsmann, and the infamous slip through Sean Johnson’s hands […]

Colorado Rush

In an exclusive interview with Last Word on Soccer, Colorado Rush coach Russell Finch chatted with us about the club’s potential European endeavors, specifically for the young women of the club.

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Matt Pollard, Editor - Mar 31, 2020

Podcast – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Rachael are back with some actual soccer news. We discuss the rescheduled Olympics as the 2020 Summer Olympics will now take place in 2021. This could impact the older veteran USWNT players as well as how much time the younger players […]

Laura Harvey

Laura Harvey has officially stepped down as Utah Royals FC head coach, as first reported by The Equalizer and Dan Lauletta, for an opportunity with U.S. Soccer.

David Knight, Editor - Jun 14, 2019

Editorial (June 14, 2019) — This will be a crucial summer for U.S. Soccer. One year removed from the disaster of failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the U.S Men’s National Team must begin to heal those wounds. The 2019 Gold Cup will give them their first competitive action in 20 months. […]

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STANFORD, California (Sept. 18, 2018) — Tierna Davidson has officially been ruled out of the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying tournament. Davidson, a junior at Stanford University studying management science and engineering, picked up a left ankle injury recently. During Stanford’s match against the University of North Carolina on Sept. 9, Davidson’s injury occurred. The timeline […]

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Christopher Titus - Feb 14, 2018

The votes are in and Carlos Cordeiro has won the 2018 USSF Presidential Election. All eyes of the soccer community were on Orlando when the United States Soccer Federation held their presidential election. For the first time since 2006, the USSF will have a new president. Cordeiro was able to rise to the occasion winning a key […]

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Tyler Fisher - Dec 14, 2017

Columbus, OH — Eastern Conference final runner-ups Columbus Crew SC acquired goalkeeper Jon Kempin in a trade with the Los Angeles Galaxy. In exchange for Kempin, Columbus has given up a fourth-round pick in the 2018 MLS Super Draft. Columbus finished the 2017 season making the playoffs but being losing to Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference Finals. The 24-year-old is an […]

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Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 18, 2017

Podcast (July 17, 2017) – What’s up Internet? It’s Monday night and Last Word SC Radio is back with a special midweek show. We recap Group B and C of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and preview the Quarterfinals. Last Word SC Radio: Gold Cup Quarterfinals Preview And MLS Returns Matt Pollard and Dan Sperry […]

Noah Sobel-Pressman - May 9, 2017

With the impending U-20 World Cup, this week may have been the last opportunity for players to prove they deserve a place on the roster. Several players have helped their cause, but some have harmed it. It is imperative the US U20s get off to a good start, so club form is very important. The US […]

Matt Pollard, Editor - May 7, 2017

Editorial (May 7, 2017) – Grant Wahl of reported this week that the U.S. Soccer Federation is operating with approximately $100 million in surplus. About $46 million of that came from the United States hosting the Copa America Centenario last year. The other half came from other operations (no news yet on how much […]

Noah Sobel-Pressman - Apr 27, 2017

The US U20s moved one step closer to South Korea this week, however they are still playing with their clubs. Also, the CONCACAF U17 tournament is going on right now. The U17s are also trying to win the championship. If some players on that roster play well, they might get a look in South Korea. With that […]

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MLS: Chicago Fire at Toronto FC on May 31, 2023

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Rob Jalón - Apr 27, 2017

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy won their first road game of the MLS season with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Real Salt Lake on May 31, 2023, that fans will hope signals the beginning of a new era for the club after Chris Klein’s firing. As far as new beginnings go, it was […]

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Martin Bihl - Apr 27, 2017

And now the games come fast and furious. Some MLS teams, like Vancouver, played on last Wednesday before jetting to weekend matches. Many played this Wednesday before heading to more matches on the first weekend in June. It’s almost more than a poor, overburdened, underpaid and ridiculously good-looking St. Louis City soccer writer can keep […]

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Matt Pollard, Editor - Apr 27, 2017

PODCAST – This week on Holding The High Line, Matt Pollard and Mark Goodman discuss the Colorado Rapids losing streak, which is up to five. We break down what went wrong in the Open Cup and on Saturday against FC Cincinnati. We have audio from Dom Badji’s postgame interview. Then we look ahead to a […]

The LA Galaxy Fire Chris Klein After the Worst Start in Club History. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Apr 27, 2017

Los Angeles – After a disastrous 11-year tenure that includes missing the postseason in four of the last six years, a last-placed finish in 2017, league-imposed fines and sanctions, and fan protests, Los Angeles Galaxy supporters can finally rejoice after the Galaxy announced on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, that they’d terminated their embattled president. The […]

MLS: Toronto FC at Chicago Fire in the Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire FC Game

Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire FC will be the first meeting this year between the two teams. This is an important game for both teams as they have the same number of points, however Chicago does have a game in hand over Toronto. Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire FC Predictions at BMO Field Toronto FC […]

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at St. Louis City SC as Whitecaps Woes on the Road Continues
Felipe Vallejo - Apr 27, 2017

ANALYSIS – The Vancouver Whitecaps were fruitless once again on the road, just like in the game against FC Dallas, they succumbed to another away defeat, this time at the hands of St. Louis CITY SC. This defeat marks their third away defeat in the MLS and makes it three points from a possible 18 on […]

LA Galaxy Captain Javier “Chicharito” Hernández Has Only One Goal in MLS Play This Season. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Apr 27, 2017

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy continues to do their best Dwayne Johnson impersonation by reaching new lows in hitting rock bottom. Their 1-0 home loss to Charlotte FC on Saturday, May 27, 2023, piled more MLS misery on LA and proved rock bottom is a moving line in the sand for this team. […]