It was a good night for USMNT players at Club Tijuana, beating Puebla 5-2 at Estadio Caliente. Michael Orozco and Paul Arriola got the start and Joe Corona subbed on in the 63rd minute. Aviles Hurtado scored for Tijuana in the 4th minute with Puebla equalizing from the penalty spot in the 41st. Hurtado scored again in first-half stoppage time. Puebla equalized in the 59th. Arriola put Tijuana up . . .
The FA Cup meant opportunity for USMNT players over the weekend in England. That meant time for Emerson Hyndman with Bournemouth and another start in goal for Brad Guzan with Middlesbrough. Liga MX also started the Clausura season. Danny Williams and Reading lost 4-0 at Manchester United. "I hate losing and I hated losing today," Reading manager Jaap Stam said. "But it's what the players do with . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 4, 2016) US Soccer Players - It seems like just yesterday Tigres beat Club America in the Clausura 2016 final. Tigres’ dramatic equalizer at the death. America’s hatchet job during the penalty-kick shootout. Tigres’ Nahuel Guzman’s not-so-subtle role with that. It might not have been yesterday, but it was Christmas. That series was pushed back due to Club . . .
Brad Guzan was back in the starting lineup for Middlesbrough in their 0-0 draw with Leicester City at home. Guzan made six saves in a game where Boro only had one shot on goal. "Today they are a direct opponent in the table, but we can’t forget that they are the champions," Middlesbrough coach Aitor Karanka said. "They are playing in the Champions League and they have an amazing team. We were . . .
DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United beat Eric Lichaj's Nottingham Forest 3-1 at St James' Park. Matt Ritchie started the scoring for Newcastle in the 4th minute. Forest equalized with Lichaj assisting on Nicolao Dumitru's equalizer. Dwight Gayle scored for Newcastle in the 63rd and 80th minutes. "There’s going to be a few mistakes out there," Newcastle's Isaac Hayden said. "I hold my hands up . . .
England and Scotland got back to games quickly, starting their holiday schedules on Monday. Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest lost 2-1 at Huddersfield Town. Forest took the lead in the 25th minute with a goal from Hildeberto Pereira. Huddersfield equalized in the 53rd and got their winner from a 59th minute own goal. Tim Ream and Fulham shutout Ipswich Town 2-0 at Portman Road. Chris Martin scoed . . .
The Bundesliga moves to the winter break with one last match day and a top of the table clash that ended up a nonevent. RB Leipzig was no match for Bayern Munich, losing 3-0 at the Allianz Arena. Leipzig already trailed by two goals when Emil Forsberg saw red in the 30th minute. Bayern Munich goes top of the table by three points after 16 games. Terrence Boyd wasn't in the squad for Leipzig and . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 21, 2016) US Soccer Players - Typically at this time of the year, Liga MX is in mild hibernation mode. Clubs are preparing for the following year’s Clausura season. This isn't the time to play any meaningful games. 2016 is different. In the next four days, Liga MX will see a new champion crowned. All eyes will be on the Apertura final between Club America and . . .
The Bundesliga gets the games in before their winter break with Bobby Wood scoring Hamburg's winner in their 2-1 result over Schalke. Nicolai Muller put Hamburg up in the 60th minute at the Volksparstadion. Wood subbed on in the 59th minute and doubled the lead in the 82nd. Schalke pulled a goal back in the 89th. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund came back to draw 1-1 at home to Augsburg. . . .
The USMNT players in Europe starts with Fabian Johnson injured in a training session with Gladbach. Johnson injured his Achilles tendon. There's no window for when he will return to playing. Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Timmy Chandler saw red in the 82nd minute in Eintracht's scoreless home draw with Hoffenheim Bobby Wood subbed on in the 67th minute for Hamburg in their 1-0 win over Augsburg. . . .