The 2016 MLS regular season comes to an end on Sunday's soccer TV schedule. Once again, the games are by conference with all of them starting at the same time. Also on the schedule, it's another big name match-up in the Premier League with Chelsea hosting Manchester United on Sunday. Is that the game getting network TV coverage? Nope, that would be Liverpool playing West Brom the day before. The . . .
Friday's soccer news starts wondering why any of us still pay attention to the musings of soccer leaders. AP's Rob Harris has UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin wondering aloud about playing the Champions League final outside of Europe. To some that might make as much sense as playing NFL games in England or expanding the NBA outside of North America. Fair enough, but Ceferin is president of . . .
FC Dallas beat Suchitepequez 5-2 in the CONCACAF Champions League to advance as Group H winners. Dallas and Suchitepequez started the final match day tied on points with five. Things started badly in Guatemala City with Dallas giving up an own-goal in the 5th minute and Suchitepequez doubling the lead in the 22nd. Carlos Gruezo pulled a goal back for Dallas in the 27th and Matt Hedges equalized in . . .
There's an injury report in the soccer news. FC Dallas MVP candidate Mauro Diaz has undergone surgery for the ACL tear he suffered on Sunday. Diaz is out for the rest of 2016. “If it wasn't for him, I don't think this club or this team is in the place we are right now. He was part of the playing for the three tournaments that we play and he's a big part of the team, the captain of the team,” . . .
The Portland Timbers exited the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League, drawing 1-1 with group winners Saprissa at Providence Park. Rolando Blackburn put Saprissa up in the 24th minute with Jack McInerney equalizing for the Timbers in the 57th. With Vancouver already qualified for the knockout round from Group C, Sporting Kansas City finished in 2nd-place with a 3-1 home win over Central FC. Sporting . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 19, 2016) US Soccer Players - Heading into the final game of the regular season, the LA Galaxy knows its path to MLS Cup. They're home for one match. Get past that, and another match-up against Sunday’s rivals, FC Dallas, is all but a given. What the club can’t know, and won’t know until it’s too late, is how the season will come to a crashing halt or how to . . .
Wednesday's soccer news update starts with the CONCACAF Champions League roundup from last night's games. In Group D, Arabe Unido shutout Don Bosco 2-0. Arabe Unido had already advanced. In Group F, Alianza beat Antigua 3-1 on the road. The Red Bulls already won Group F and played their final group game. Tigres shutout Herediano 3-0 at home, winning Group G. Group A is still open with Honduras . . .
Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund beat Sporting 2-1 in Champions League Group F. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Dortmund up on the road in the 9th minute with Julian Weigl doubling the lead in the 43rd. After Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki handled a back-pass, Sporting's Bruno Cesar scored from an indirect free kick in the 67th. "It was a real shame that Sporting simply continued to play . . .
It's more from the Champions League group stage on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. There's a meeting of super clubs in Group C with Barcelona hosting Manchester City on Fox Sports 1. ESPN2 has PSG playing Basel. Also on the soccer schedule, the US Women play Switzerland. Barcelona vs Manchester City at 2:30pm on Fox Sports 1. Barcelona leads Group C by two points over Manchester City in a group . . .
Wow, that Liverpool vs Manchester United game was something else... said nobody who bothered to watch. It's that "bothered to watch" stat that's already an issue for the Premier League this season. The numbers aren't exactly flattering and the easy excuses aren't there, according to The Irish Times' Ken Early. Part of what any pro sports league sells is the idea that their games, their product, . . .