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 Premier League has a marquee game on the weekend soccer schedule, with Manchester United hosting Liverpool. The Cup of Nations is also on the schedule, with Africa's national team tournament starting on Sunday. beIN Sport has the coverage. It's week two of the Liga MX Clausura season with plenty of options. Manchester United vs Liverpool at 11am on NBCSN on Sunday. 6th hosts 2nd in the . . .
It's more news from the future of world soccer, this time with the Caribbean reportedly wanting out of CONCACAF. With visions of one or two automatic World Cup spots dancing in their heads, the 25 members of the Caribbean Football Union might want to take their chances on their own. That's according to a brief report in a larger article from The Daily Mail's Charles Sale. So let's assume not only . . .
It shouldn't surprise anyone that we now have at least one report that CONCACAF wants a bigger Gold Cup. CAF may also be reconsidering the size of the Cup of Nations. Even if these reports prove inaccurate, the push for more is hardly a surprise. FIFA leads the way, stressing more with their approval of an expanded World Cup. The day after FIFA voted in favor of their plan for 2026, is it worth . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 10, 2016) US Soccer Players - For some, FIFA expanding the 2026 World Cup by 16 teams is realizing that inclusion should be a goal. For others, it's a money grab in an era where how much a tournament is worth to television and sponsors seems like the only things that matter. Then there are those who look at how FIFA is setting up that World Cup and wonders primarily about . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the NY Cosmos officially back in business. That club's brief return to defunct status lasted almost a month following their Soccer Bowl win on November 13. Cable executive Rocco Commisso is the club's new owner. "Like so many of our fantastic fans, I have followed the Cosmos since the fabulous days of Pele, Chinaglia, Alberto, and Beckenbauer," Commisso said in a . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 9, 2017) US Soccer Players – January means it's time for the National Team to assemble at the StubHub Center for its annual camp. In a year highlighted by the quest to qualify for the World Cup, this month takes on added significance. Also throw in a new coach, an expanding player pool, and the Gold Cup into the mix and the next few weeks become crucial. Bruce . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 9, 2016) US Soccer Players - First off, there is something strange about a battle over league designations in minor league American soccer. What difference it makes to teams and clubs whether or not they're officially division one, two, or three isn't likely to keep a lot of people up at night. US Soccer did the smart thing by letting the North American Soccer League and the . . .
With the proposal for expanding the World Cup officially on FIFA's agenda, there might be more to the story. FIFA president Gianni Infantino may or may not be pushing CONMEBOL and CONCACAF to merge World Cup qualifying for 2026. What that means in practice will depend on how FIFA decides to expand the World Cup. That's not exactly clear, with several versions reportedly under consideration. The . . .
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 . . .