Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been saying for weeks that it's coming. Eventually, his version of an invincibles team would lose a Premier League game, and probably before setting a new English topflight record. Drawing with Crystal Palace on the last day of 2017 was an indication. While nobody was pointing the finger at obvious flaws with City, eventually the strain of the Premier . . .
We start the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico in the Championship. Tim Ream made his 100th appearance for Fulham in their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Oliver Norwood converted a penalty five minutes into stoppage time for the game's only goal. 🗣 REEEEAAAAAMMMMMM@timream5 will make his 💯th appearance for the Club today! 👏 #COYW #FFC pic.twitter.com/7I8JxNgIrC — Fulham Football Club . . .
The 2017-18 Bundesliga season is back from winter break on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Our highlight game comes from Germany, with Borussia Dortmund at home to Wolfsburg on Sunday. Also on the soccer TV schedule, Spurs vs Everton from the Premier League is on national TV on Saturday. There are plenty of options from La Liga, Liga MX, and the series of club friendlies currently happening in . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT in camp in Carson. In a mixed zone session distributed to the media, USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan spoke about the focus for January camp. With a group of 29 players looking for an opportunity in the wake of not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, the coaching staff called in players who haven't gotten a lot of look at senior level. "The past is the past," . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 11, 2018) US Soccer Players - It’s safe to say that Christian Ramirez has had to earn every opportunity he’s gotten in his career thus far. The son of two Colombian immigrants, Ramirez was born in California and spent ages one through seven in Colombia, the oldest of four kids. His family settled into a two-bedroom apartment, dreaming of finding a better . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic. The USMNT star is trying to help push his club Borussia Dortmund into contention in the Bundesliga. It hasn't been easy. Though Dortmund is currently 3rd in the table as they wait for the Bundesliga schedule to resume, they're tied on 28 points with the three teams behind them. Weston McKennie's Schalke is just ahead with 30 points and Bayern . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 10, 2018) US Soccer Players - With three signings at the start of the week, the LA Galaxy has seen its roster grow. A total of 20 players are now part of the squad with the start of the preseason not too far off. The team seems to be coming together. As it stands, that's a worrisome thought. While the players brought in fill needs, especially David Bingham who . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 10, 2018) US Soccer Players - The USMNT reboot inches forward just a bit more with the arrival of the annual January camp. There's nothing settled for the program, but a friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina at the end of the month provides an opportunity to introduce new young players. Whatever focus there should still be on mistakes made in the past, there’s a . . .
USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan is in the odd position of planning a January camp without a clear view of his or the program's future. The USMNT is in transition following their World Cup exit. Following November's lengthy training stint and game in Portugal, a new group of players is now in Carson. 29 are in MLS and the 30th just left the league. Half of them have no appearances with the senior . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - Credit USMNT player Eric Lichaj for adding something extra to the Third Round of the FA Cup. Lichaj's two-goal performance in Nottingham Forest's win over Arsenal wasn't enough. As he told the broadcast team following the game, he needed a hat-trick to convince his wife that their house needs a dog. He tried his best, asking to take a penalty in . . .