Monday's soccer news update starts with Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca winning the 2016 Liga MX Clausura title. Pachuca beat Monterrey 2-1 on aggregate, drawing the second-leg 1-1. Monterrey took the lead on the night with a 39th minute goal from Dorlan Pabon. After going down a man to a 74th minute red card, Pachuca's Victor Guzman won the series with a goal three minutes into stoppage time. Edgar . . .
The New York Red Bulls kept the goals coming in week 13 of the 2016 MLS season, shutting out Toronto FC 3-0 at home. New York has scored 11 unanswered goals over their last three games. Bradley Wright-Phillips made the difference at Red Bull Arena, opening the scoring in the 4th minute and doubling the lead in the 25th. Bradley Wright-Phillips finished off his first-half hat-trick two minutes . . .
The USMNT finished their Copa Centenario warm-up friendlies with a 4-0 shutout of Bolivia in Kansas City. Gyasi Zardes started the scoring in the 26th minute with Alejandro Bedoya assisting. Bedoya setup John Brooks's goal in the 37th minute. Zardes scored again in the 52nd minute. Christian Pulisic finished off the scoring in the 69th. Brad Guzan kept the clean sheet with three saves. USMNT . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 27, 2016) US Soccer Players - Darlington Nagbe’s 90th minute goal against Ecuador on Wednesday night in Frisco wasn’t just about Nagbe, the confidence the USMNT collective earned from the resulting victory, or even the improvement the team showed when head coach Jurgen Klinsmann made several changes to the lineup at halftime. It was also about fun. Darlington . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2016) US Soccer Players - It's alright to admit it. The US National Team's 1-0 win over Ecuador on Wednesday night probably didn’t overly impress anybody. The occasion fit firmly into the norm for a pre-tournament warm-up friendly. By nature, they're modest appetizers just before smorgasbords like the one that awaits in the Copa American Centenario next . . .
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 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 . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 15, 2016) US Soccer Players - We already know the Louis van Gaal at Manchester United story. A manager with the appropriate pedigree ended up with player unrest, questionable tactics, and a shiny cup that few in power at the super club rate all that highly. Van Gaal sent on his way was the foregone conclusion for months now, especially in the season of Leicester City. There's . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2016) US Soccer Players – With the European club season coming to an end this past weekend with a slew of domestic cup finals, it won’t be long before what many have called the “silly season” to begin. The silly season is that period of time in the summer when little soccer is played, but a lot of talk is made about what players are rumored to be . . .
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 . . .