Kick Off: US youth shine in friendly win | Schelotto eyes MLS future

Special event in Cincinnati this afternoon

FC Cincinnati and special guests will hold a special event on Tuesday, May 29, to make a significant announcement about the future of soccer in Cincinnati. MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be present, along with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, FCC majority owner Carl H. Lindner III and club President and GM Jeff Berding. The event and a subsequent press conference will take place at Rhinegeist Brewery at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com. READ MORE

Young USMNT blank Bolivia in US friendly

The US national team has consecutive victories for the first time since winning the 2017 Gold Cup following a 3-0 friendly cruise past Bolivia on Monday night. On a night that belonged to young talent, Walker Zimmerman, Josh Sargent and Timothy Weah each bagged their first USMNT goal to rank among the night's standouts. RECAP | ARMCHAIR ANALYST | PLAYER RATINGS

Former USMNT defender Cle Kooiman battling cancer

Former USMNT defender Cle Kooiman, shown here with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, is battling an aggressive form of cancer.

Former USMNT defender Cle Kooiman is facing the biggest challenge of his life by battling cancer with the same determined attitude he brought to the field. He's even continued with some Island Empire Surf Soccer Club coaching duties, and friends at the club have arranged a benefit game to help cover his medical costs. READ MORE | MAKE A DONATION

Report: Stewart closing on US GM job

Sources have told Yahoo! Sports that Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart is in advanced talks to become the US national team's first general manager. As a player, Stewart earned 101 US caps and won the 2004 MLS Cup with D.C. United. READ MORE

Week 13 Team of the Week

Columbus and Houston were the only clubs to put two players on our MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi. Dynamo ace Alberth Elis was the only man to keep his place from last week's XI, while New England's Cristian Penilla earned his fourth nod of the season. READ MORE

Nice now hot on Vieira trail?

Despite the protests of New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira, reports out of France continue to link him with the vacant Nice job. According to Radio Monte Carlo, the Riviera club's execs headed to New York hoping to finalize a capture this week. READ MORE

Young CBs serving as foundation for Philly surge

On the heels of their weekend scoreless draw away to the Red Bulls, Philadelphia head coach Jim Curtin had strong praise for the fast growth of teen academy grads Mark McKenzie and Auston Trusty. The club got off to a slow start this season, but the young center back duo have keyed a 2-0-1 run with but one conceded goal. READ MORE

D.C. striker Mattocks aiming for 20 goals

D.C. United top gun Darren Mattocks told homeland paper Jamaica Gleaner that he's in the best shape of his career and trying to hit the 20-goal mark this season. The 27-year-old is up to five tallies through nine games after earning his side a weekend point at LAFC with a late leveler. READ MORE

MLS on Schelotto's to-do list

Columbus legend Guillermo Barros Schelotto is enjoying his time in charge of Boca Juniors, but admitted to Goal that he'd love to coach in MLS one day. The 2008 MLS Cup MVP has guided the Blue and Gold, for whom he played 300 matches, to consecutive league titles. READ MORE

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In case you missed it: Watch all three US goals from the win over Bolivia

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