Fenway Sports Group might have more on its mind than renovating Fenway Park. According to media reports like this one from Inside World Football, the owners of Liverpool FC have an offer for a stake in the Premier League club. It's a substantial one. The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce has Fenway Sports Group saying that there's no current bid for a stake in the club. That hasn't stopped the . . .
Week 24 of the 2016 MLS season started with Houston beating San Jose 2-1 on the road. The goals started early for Houston, with Ricardo Clark scoring in the 6th minute. David Horst doubled the lead in the 50th minute. Victor Bernardez pulled a goal back for the Quakes four minutes later. "Punished for our mistakes and punished for not finishing our chances," San Jose coach Dom Kinnear said. "We . . .
There's certainly a goalkeeping battle brewing at Middlesbrough and USMNT player Brad Guzan is right in the middle of it. Guzan got the starting nod for Boro in their 2-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Christian Stuani scored for Middlesbrough in the 13th and 45th minutes. Sunderland got a goal back in the 71st. "Today we had a derby, and a lot of pressure and emotions," Boro head . . .
Plenty of choices on the weekend soccer TV schedule, starting with the conclusion of the Men's Olympic soccer tournament on Saturday. There's also Leicester City at Arsenal on Sunday's Premier League schedule, with the defending champions looking to bounce back from an opening day loss. MLS has a game on Saturday with LA's visit to Yankee Stadium. The Cascadia derby is on Sunday. Seattle Sounders . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 19, 2016) US Soccer Players - The owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, Fenway Sports Group, recently disclosed plans to make improvements to the venue from which it takes its name. With roughly $4 million, FSG plans to add new seats, new suits, and a bar to the grandstand area. They also want to make a wall for the outfield bullpen movable. . . .
The soccer news starts with the Premier League's Friday night soccer schedule. As you might expect, that hasn't produced supportive responses in England. The idea that a sport has a time slot is nothing new or place specific. There's legislation in the US intended to keep high school football on Friday nights, college on Saturday, and professional on Sunday. That all involved push against those . . .
Can't get enough of the Premier League on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday? Well there's good news. It's Friday Premier League soccer on USA. The network as well as the country with Manchester United playing Southampton. There's also the final of the 2016 Women's Olympic soccer tournament on NBCSN. Manchester United vs Southampton at 3pm on USA. Manchester United opened their 2-16-17 Premier League . . .
There was one USMNT player in action in the Championship on Thursday. Danny Williams and Reading lost 4-1 at Newcastle United. Trailing 1-0 from the 20th minute, Reading's Garath McCleary scored from the penalty spot just before halftime. Newcastle retook the lead from the spot in the 50th with Dwight Gayle scoring in the 69th and 89th minutes. Williams saw yellow in the 40th. "We should have got . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 17, 2016) US Soccer Players - In the early stages of the CONCACAF Champions League, the tournament seems odd. Sparsely-attended games featuring at least one team few have heard of in a country not known for its soccer does not exactly create intensity. There's no pressure for games on the schedule like in Europe, especially when those games aren't even marquee by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 17, 2016) US Soccer Players - Atlanta United FC can check off another first from it's lengthy list. The MLS expansion club doesn't play until 2017, but something unique happened on Tuesday night. Atlanta United’s first major signing made his debut against MLS opposition, scoring in the process. How is that possible? A loan move for Kenwyne Jones, the Trinidad . . .