It's the Champions League final on Saturday, with the Madrid derby once again deciding the top team in Europe. On Saturday night, the USMNT plays Bolivia in a friendly on Fox Sports 1. MLS is on ESPN on Sunday and the Liga MX 2016 Clausura final series concludes on NBC Universo. Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid at 2:30pm on Fox. We know two things before the ball is kicked. La Liga teams will . . .
Friday's soccer news update has Pachuca shutting out Monterrey 1-0 in the first-leg of their 2016 Clausura finals series. Franco Jara scored in the 61st minute. Omar Gonzalez went the distance for Pachuca with Edgar Castillo on the bench for Monterrey. The series concludes on Sunday night (9:30pm ET - NBC Universo). Soccer America's Paul Kennedy previews Saturday's USMNT vs Bolivia friendly. . . .
Thursday's soccer news update has a lonely MLS game from Wednesday night, with Orlando City and Philadelphia drawing 2-2 at the Citrus Bowl. Philadelphia got out of the first-half scoreless after goalkeeper Andre Blake saved Kaka's penalty in the 37th minute. Tranquillo Barnetta opened the scoring for the Union in the 52nd minute. Kevin Molino equalized in the 68th. Cyle Larin giving Orlando the . . .
Darlington Nagbe scored in the 90th minute to give the USMNT a friendly win over Ecuador. Nagbe's 90th minute goal was the difference in a 1-0 shutout at Toyota Stadium. Bobby Wood setup Nagbe's goal, heading down an attempted Ecuador clearance in the box. Brad Guzan needed one save for the clean sheet in a game short on goal scoring opportunities. The USMNT took five shots with two on goal to . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2016) US Soccer Players - Wednesday’s friendly is, for the USMNT and coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the first real chance to work out the kinks ahead of the beginning of a momentous Copa Centenario tournament beginning on June 3 in Santa Clara, CA. The game gives the USMNT boss a chance to run his first team through their paces with a difficult challenge in front . . .
The games don't count yet in Wednesday's soccer news update, but the pressure is already on the USMNT later tonight in a friendly against Ecuador (8pm ET - ESPN2). In a Q&A with USSoccer.com, Klinsmann has a clear objective for the Copa Centenario. "So the goal is coming out of the group and then obviously, we said after Brazil, we have to learn how to win knockout games," he said. "We have . . .
The USMNT returns to friendly action against Ecuador on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has his Copa Centenario roster in camp as he prepares for the start of the special edition tournament. Also on the schedule, beIN Sport has an NASL vs La Liga friendly. USMNT vs Ecuador at 8pm ET on ESPN2. The USMNT is fresh off of a friendly win at Puerto Rico and now has the MLS-based . . .
Tuesday's soccer news update starts with Timmy Chandler and Eintracht winning the Bundesliga's promotion/relegation playoff to keep their topflight status. Eintracht shutout Nurnberg 1-0 in the second-leg with Chandler subbing off with what looked like an injury. Speculation about Chandler's Copa Centenario availability ended quickly after reports that he isn't injured. Also in the soccer news, . . .
The soccer news update starts with the 2016 Liga MX Clausura final. Omar Gonzalez's Pachuca advanced over William Yarbrough's Leon 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate. Both USMNT players featured for their clubs. An own goal opened the scoring for Pachuca in the 22nd minute. Elias Hernandez equalized for Leon in the 60th with Hirving Lozano scoring Pachuca's winner three minutes into stoppage . . .
It was the LA Galaxy raising questions in week 12 of the 2016 MLS season, taking a late lead through an own goal and allowing an equalizer in their 1-1 draw with San Jose. The Galaxy got on the board in the 83rd minute when Marvell Wynne put the ball into the back of his own net. San Jose responded with Chad Barrett setting up Fatai Alashe for an 87th minute equalizer. "I thought our second half . . .