By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 25, 2016) US Soccer Players - The best Liga MX teams in the regular season will get to decide which deserves the title more when Monterrey and Pachuca in the Clausura 2016 final. While this matchup is historically not as enticing as others that have came along this postseason, such as Monterrey vs Tigres or America vs Chivas, this is the best possible matchup . . .
The Premier League almost ended on Sunday, with Manchester United vs Bournemouth postponed after a bomb threat at Old Trafford. Manchester police later detonated a device in the stadium that they described as not "viable" according to a BBC Sport story. Police later determined the device was from a private company's training exercise at the stadium, left behind by mistake. For USMNT fans, Sunday . . .
DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland will spend 2016-17 in the Premier League, avoiding relegation with a 3-0 shutout of Everton at the Stadium of Light. Tim Howard was on the bench for Everton. Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt opened the scoring in the 38th minute with Lamine Kone doubling the lead in the 42nd. Kone scored again in the 55th. Vito Mannone made six saves for the clean sheet. Sunderland . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 11, 2016) US Soccer Players - If there was any doubt over the excitement level the Liga MX playoffs promise to bring, look no further than the quarterfinal matchups. Rivals will take center stage at both ends of the playoffs. Tigres vs Monterrey will captivate the northern part of the country while Chivas vs Club America will grip the entire nation. Whether any . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2016) US Soccer Players – Aston Villa fans staged a unique protest in its final home game of the Premier League season Saturday by throwing beach balls and balloons onto the field with 16 minutes left to play against Newcastle. The protest at Villa Park was to show contempt for the club’s American owner Randy Lerner as the sides played to a scoreless draw. . . .
DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-2 as they try to stay out of the relegation zone with a week left in the Premier League. Chelsea went up in the 14th minute at the Stadium of Light with Whabi Khazri equalizing in the 41st. Chelsea retook the lead in first-half stoppage time. Fabio Borini equalized in the 67th and Jermain Defoe scored Sunderland's winner in the 70th minute. Sunderland . . .
Tim Howard returned to the starting eleven for Everton in their 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Goodison Park. Tom Cleverley scored for Everton in the 7th minute with Bournemouth equalizing two minutes later. Leyton Baines won the game in the 64th minute with an assist from Cleverley. "We started the game well with Tom Cleverley producing a very good finish but then we felt hard done by Bournemouth’s . . .
It was more of the same from USMNT players in Germany over the weekend, with Christian Pulisic and Alfredo Morales scoring in the Bundesliga. Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund shutout VfB Stuttgart 3-0 at Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Shinji Kagawa started the scoring in the 21st minute with Pulisic making it 2-0 Dortmund in the 45th. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored Dortmund's third goal in the 56th minute. Roman . . .
Jose Torres and Ventura Alvarado both saw action in the first-leg of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League finals on Wednesday. Alvarado's Club America won 2-0 on the road at Tigres. Dario Benedetto put America up in the 49th and Osvaldo Martinez doubled the lead in stoppage time. Tigres led in shots 15 to 9 putting four on frame to America's two. Torres subbed out in the 70th minute. The series . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 14, 2016) US Soccer Players - In this Premier League season of surprises, it wasn't exactly shocking that Aston Villa ended up in relegation trouble. Tactically questionable over the last few seasons with a policy of selling impact players and not replacing them, the club was begging for problems at this level. Last season required a late show of skill from striker Christian . . .