When the tax authorities come calling to seize information and make arrests, it's never a good day at the office. That was the scenario for West Ham United and Newcastle United yesterday, calling into question how both clubs conduct their businesses. The Independent's Jack de Menzes has some of the details on the accusations the clubs now face. Namely, "suspected income tax and National Insurance . . .
Big results for USMNT players in Mexico and Germany. CONCACAF crowned Pachuca champions in an all-Liga MX finale to the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League and there will be USMNT players in both teams for the 2016-17 DFB Pokal final. This season's CONCACAF Champions League concluded with Pachuca lifting the trophy at Estadio Hidalgo. Pachuca beat Tigres 1-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate to . . .
It's the Manchester derby on Thursday's soccer TV schedule with City hosting United on NBCSN. There's also games from La Liga. Manchester City vs Manchester United at 3pm on NBCSN. Regardless of the Premier League table, this is always a must-see game. This time, it's about the Champions League qualifying spots. Manchester City is in 4th-place, two points behind 3rd-place Liverpool and a point . . .
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 . . .
Newcastle United won on Monday, returning to the Premier League in 2017-18 after a season in the Championship. Brighton was already in, with the automatic promotion places now accounted for. DeAndre Yedlin was on the bench for Newcastle United in their 4-1 win over PNE. Ayoze Perez opened the scoring in the 7th minute at St James' Park. PNE equalized in the 14th. Christian Atsu put Newcastle up . . .
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 . . .