Not too long ago, there was a push to add some kind of meaning to the Europa League. On the surface, it was easy to dismiss the tournament as close to irrelevant. Winning meant lifting a trophy, sure, but few confused that with an overwhelmingly successful season. The Europa League was what it was, Europe's second-tier competition. Then UEFA decided to add a Champions League place for the . . .
A Josh Sargent goal was the difference in three points for the USMNT at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Sargent scored in the 34th minute for the 1-0 win over Senegal in Group F. Jonathan Klinsmann picked up the shutout for the Americans. The USMNT now leads Group F with four points to Senegal's three. In the other Group F game, Saudi Arabia beat Ecuador 2-1. Abdulrahman Al-Yami scored for Saudi Arabia . . .
The 2016-17 Europa final (2:45pm ET - FS1) tells its own story. Once a super club vs still a super club, even if Manchester United needs the Europa League title to qualify for the Champions League. Somehow, Ajax only spending to realistically compete at Eredivisie level has turned into a story of youth and forced decisions. Maybe, but it's also a club choosing to sell and using every available . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with an item that isn't exactly a surprise. David Moyes is no longer the manager of Sunderland, one of the new members of the Championship. According to reports, Moyes had indicated a willingness to stay with the club a league down. He officially resigned on Monday. Sunderland's relegation became official a couple of weeks ago, capping a tough season in the Premier . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 22, 2017) US Soccer Players – Another busy summer is starting Amid the scores of MLS matches and international friendlies on the soccer schedule, the USMNT will play some of their most important games of the year. Bruce Arena’s team will have to play at least nine matches over the course of two months. They could potentially add three more games to that growing . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Arsenal not getting the ending they wanted to the 2016-17 Premier League season. Needing a win and help on the final match day, they handled their business with a 3-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Unfortunately for their last ditch effort to qualify for the Champions League, so did Liverpool. A 3-0 shutout of Middlesbrough means its Liverpool finishing . . .
The USMNT needed a stoppage time equalizer to split the point with Ecuador in their Group F opener at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The game kicked off at 5pm ET local time, 4am East Coast time. Ecuador took the early lead at Incheon Stadium with Herlin Lino scoring in the 5th minute. Bryan Cabezas doubling the lead two minutes later. The USMNT answered back with goals from Josh Sargent in the . . .
We start the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup with the Bundesliga finishing off their season on Saturday. Christian Pulisic subbed on at halftime for Borussia Dortmund in their 4-3 win over Werder Bremen. Zlatko Junuzovic put Werder Bremen up on the road in the 7th minute. Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the 32nd with Pierre Aubameyang scoring in the 42nd. Fin Bartels equalized for . . .
After a run of Wednesday games, week 12 of the 2017 MLS season resumed on Friday. New York and Toronto drew 1-1 at Red Bull Arena. Bradley Wright-Phillips put New York up in the 38th minute with Benoit Cheyrou equalizing in the 70th. "Obviously, it’s positive we didn’t lose the game," Toronto forward Jozy Altidore said. "But I mean for myself I can do better and it sucks to miss in such a key . . .
It's the final day of the 2016-17 Premier League season on the weekend soccer TV schedule. All games are at the same time on Sunday, with the NBC family of networks providing blanket coverage. Saturday is the end of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season on Fox. Sunday has the conclusion of the Liga MX semifinals. The U-20 World Cup begins with the USMNT playing on Monday early in the morning East Coast . . .