It's knockout round action as the 2016 MLS playoffs begin on ESPN2 and UniMas. In the Eastern Conference, it's Toronto getting to host a playoff game for the first time in club history. In the West, it's the Galaxy at home trying to get past Real Salt Lake. Also on the schedule, plenty from the domestic cups in Europe including the League Cup version of the Manchester derby. Toronto FC vs . . .
It's not the easiest time to be a super club in the Premier League. As the old order works to reestablish itself at the top of the table, it's Manchester United feeling left out and left behind. Losing 4-0 at Chelsea didn't help. Neither does the continuing saga of Wayne Rooney. ESPN's Miguel Delaney relays the rumors that Rooney's days at United might be limited. We've already seen links to . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with MLS moving to the postseason. That finishes the 2016 story for eight of the league's clubs, including the defending champions not getting the chance to defend. First to worse than the six Western Conference teams that made the playoffs is now the story for the Portland Timbers. It just wasn't the Timbers' week. They doubled down on their problems after exiting the . . .
The 2016 MLS regular season ended on Sunday with all 20 teams playing at the same time. The battle for the Supporters’ Shield ended up a bit anticlimactic. FC Dallas held onto their lead over Colorado with both teams drawing their games. On paper, Colorado should’ve had the easier time of it, playing bottom club Houston. Instead, the Dynamo responded like a team with plenty to play for in a 1-1 . . .
Christian Pulisic turned in a super sub performance for Borussia Dortmund in their 3-3 draw with Ingolstadt. Alfredo Morales subbed on in the 89th minute for Ingolstadt. Pulisic subbed on at halftime with Dortmund already down two goals. That would become three in the 59th minute. The Dortmund comeback started with Pierre Aubameyang's goal in the 59th minute. Pulisic assisted on Adrian Ramos's . . .
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 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 21, 2016) US Soccer Players - Twenty teams, 10 simultaneous games, and all the drama any self-respecting American soccer fan could want. At least, that’s the idea. Major League Soccer’s “Decision Day” extravaganza kicks off Sunday at 4pm ET with all the games in the same time slot. MLS wants tow things from the regular season finale. Play up the last push for . . .
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,” . . .