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 . . .
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 . . .