There's one nationally available MLS game on the weekend soccer TV schedule, and it's the late Sunday matchup between Seattle and Minnesota on FS1. Also on the soccer TV schedule, it's the start of the 2017-18 Serie A season on beIN Sport. NBCSN has Sunday's London derby with Spurs hosting Chelsea. Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United at 9:30pm on FS1 on Sunday. Seattle's run of form has them . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with something basic. Depending on your cable system, some soccer leagues are freer than others. If your package includes most of the major sports channels, it's a reasonable assumption that so do a lot of other peoples. That may or may not be true. Some people are paying extra for things like FS1, much less beIN Sport, GolTV, or Univision Deportes. With that in mind, . . .
Friday's soccer TV has the New York Red Bulls on the road in Portland. The 2017-18 La Liga season begins on beIN Sport and Bayern Munich is in action in the Bundesliga on FS1. Also on the soccer TV schedule, Liga MX on Univision Deportes. Portland Timbers vs New York Red Bulls on FS1 at 10pm. The Red Bulls stay on the road after knocking lower division club Cincinnati out of the 2017 US Open Cup . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the Montreal Impact shutting out the Chicago Fire 3-0 at Saputo Stadium. Ignacio Piatti opened the scoring in the 6th minute. Matteo Mancosu doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 37th with Piatti scoring again a minute later. Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush kept the clean sheet with two saves. "First, congratulations to Montreal, especially in the first . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the Colorado Rapids using that unfortunate MLS euphemism that means they've fired the coach. The Rapids "parted ways" with Pablo Mastroeni, drawing a line underneath a poor record this season and a previous regime no longer running the show in Commerce City. “We would like to thank Pablo for his contributions to this organization, both as a player and as head . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - There are some obvious things we can all safely assume when it comes to American soccer. MLS will expand as long as there are people willing to pay the expansion fee. Foreign stars will normally say very nice things about the quality of American soccer. Somewhere on the internet someone is arguing about promotion and relegation for US club soccer. . . .
The transfer window isn't riding an all-time high in popularity anywhere in world soccer. FIFPro, the international players union, is challenging it under European labor law. Clubs across Europe are wondering if we're in the middle of an inflated period they'll regret sooner than later. Now, the Premier League is considering ending it early next season to match with the start of their league . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 14, 2017) US Soccer Players – The long, hot summer of preseason friendlies and nonsensical curtain-raiser Super Cup matches has finally given way to the start of the domestic season across most of Europe’s five major domestic leagues. With France and England already underway, with Germany, Italy and Spain soon to follow, it’s time to take stock of Americans . . .
It's always a shame when someone has to roll a statement back that should resonate without any disclaimers. Spurs defender Danny Rose got himself into trouble for saying he would leave the club in order to win trophies. More to the point, a club that doesn't match the ambition of elite players is an issue for a short career. There's more to it with both Spurs and Rose, but the point remains. If a . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the Premier League. the 2017-18 season began with Danny Williams subbing on in the 57th minute for Huddersfield Town in their 3-0 shutout of Crystal Palace. An own-goal put Huddersfield up in the 23rd minute at Selhurst Park. Steve Mounie scored in the 26th and 78th minutes. Jonas Lossl kept the clean sheet. "We analysed them and they showed . . .