The Champions League will have a USMNT player in the group stage. Fabian Johnson and Gladbach advanced comfortably with a 6-1 home win over Young Boys. Gladbach takes the play-off round series 9-2 on aggregate and now waits for the group stage draw. Thorgan Hazard and Raffael both had hat-tricks. "Last season we played in the Champions League and every player want to be part of this competition . . .
In England's League Cup, Danny Williams subbed on in the 75th minute for Reading in their penalty win over MK Dons. The game finished 1-1 in regulation with MK Dons taking the lead in the 34th minute from the penalty spot. Reading's Callum Harriott equalized in the 68th. In extra time, Harriott scored again in the 114th. MK Dons equalized two minutes later. Moving to penalties, Williams was the . . .
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 . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 19, 2016) US Soccer Players - The USA's foreign legion finds itself in a strange spot as the 2016-17 club season cranks up to full speed in Europe. The growing gravitational pull of Major League Soccer, and the increasingly high hurdles of work- permit restrictions in England and elsewhere on the continent, tug on one side. On the other, an outspoken US . . .
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 . . .
Fabian Johnson and Gladbach had few issues in their 3-1 win at Young Boys in the Champions League play-off round. Raffael put Gladbach up in the 11th minute at STADE DE SUISSE with Young Boys equalizing in the 56th. Andre Hahn put Gladbach in front in the 67th minute with an own-goal doubling that lead two minutes later. Johnson subbed on for Ibrahima Toure in the 79th minute. The series concludes . . .
The Premier League started over the weekend with no time for USMNT players. As always with our roundups, we only cover players with caps for the full USMNT. That means moving to the Championship, where Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City beat Leeds United 2-1 at Elland Road. Jacques Maghoma scored for Birmingham City in the 15th minute with Leeds equalizing in the 27th. Michael Morrison scored in . . .
The Premier League returns to games that count this weekend with plenty of stories worth your attention. Here are our five, with the big picture focus on whether or not last season was something new or a blip for the biggest league in world soccer. That's no small thing, with parity not a hallmark of the big leagues in European soccer. Whatever money the Premier League clubs are seeing from their . . .
The New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire 3-1 at home on Tuesday to advance to the 2016 US Open Cup final. Kei Kamara put the Revolution up from the penalty spot in the 16th minute. David Accam equalized for the Fire in the 40th with Je-Vaughn Watson scoring for the Revs two minutes later. Kamara assisted on Teal Bunbury's goal in the 85th minute. Chicago finished a man down with a red card . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 8, 2016) US Soccer Players – It’s time for the seasons to start in Europe. In the coming weeks, all of the major leagues return to action. In the mix in England and Germany are several high-profile American players. Coming off of the Copa Centenario run earlier this summer, some of those players are looking for time. Some are in new situations. All are looking . . .