Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca plays Jose Torres's Tigres in the second-leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. One of those USMNT players will be winning a title. In Germany, Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund tries to advance past Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal semifinals. The U-17 version of Mexico vs USMNT is on Univision Deportes in the CONCACAF . . .
Two USMNT players see their clubs face off in the DFB Pokal semifinals on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. There's also action from the Premier League with Chelsea playing Southampton. La Liga is also on the schedule with two games on beIN en Espanol. Gladbach vs Eintracht at 2:45pm on ESPN Deportes in the semifinal of the DFB Pokal. Fabian Johnson's Gladbach hosts Timmy Chandler's Eintracht for a . . .
If you designed an optimal Premier League, it would be tough to exclude Newcastle United. The biggest club from the biggest city in England's North East makes the same kind of sense as adding Aston Villa, the biggest club in the second biggest metropolitan area in the country. As we all know, English soccer doesn't work that way. Clubs have to earn their league standing. Newcastle is currently . . .
Week 8 of the 2017 MLS season saw USMNT player Darlington Nagbe take a starring role in Portland's 2-1 win over Vancouver. Nagbe opened the scoring in the 18th minute at Providence Park, assisting on Darren Mattocks's goal in the 40th. Fredy Montero pulled a goal back for Vancouver in the 59th minute. “I’m just trying to make a play," Nagbe said of his goal. "At the time, it called for me to take . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a goal in Liga MX. Joe Corona scored in Tijuana's 2-0 shutout of Toluca at Estadio Caliente. Corona and Paul Arriola started for the home side. Corona opened the scoring in the 72nd minute with Ignacio Malcorra assisting. Malcorra doubled Tijuana's lead in the 84th. Gibran Lajud kept the clean sheet. Arriola subbed out in the 66th. . . .
It's the El Clasico on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Real Madrid plays Barcelona on Sunday. There's also the FA Cup semifinals with Saturday's Chelsea vs Spurs game available nationally on Fox. In MLS, the LA Galaxy plays Seattle on Sunday on ESPN. Real Madrid vs Barcelona at 2:45pm on Sunday on beIN Sport. La Liga has put at least two teams into the Champions League semifinals nine consecutive . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a bizarre twist to an equally bizarre incident. AP's Frank Jordans reports that the motivation behind the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund bus prior to their home game in the Champions League last week wasn't terrorism. Instead, it was an attempt by the perpetrator to lower the stock price of the soccer club. Borussia Dortmund is a publicly traded club, a . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - There's a long tradition in professional sports in trying to figure out how the owners make their money. In America, the focus shifted from owners solely committed to their club to entrepreneurs and corporations with a variety of interests. Sometimes, that includes a variety of teams. The National Football League used to have strict rules about . . .
In a series that won't be remembered for what happened on the field, Borussia Dortmund exited the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage. Dortmund lost 3-1 on the night and 6-3 on aggregate. Monaco opened the scoring in the 3rd minute at Stade Louis II, adding a second goal in the 17th. Marco Reus scored for Dortmund in the 48th. Monaco scored again in the 81st minute. Christian Pulisic . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 19, 2017) US Soccer Players - When Dan Kennedy retired last week, a link between MLS and Chivas USA’s history died. After all, nobody embodied the defunct club more than Kennedy. Earlier this decade, Kennedy was one of the top goalkeepers in the league. When the lights shut off on the failure that was Chivas USA, it was Kennedy who could say that no one else did . . .