The FA Cup semifinals get the network TV coverage on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Manchester United plays Spurs on Saturday on Fox, and it's always worth checking your local listings to make sure your affiliate is carrying the game. Also on the soccer TV schedule, the Copa del Rey final is on ESPN Deportes on Saturday with Barcelona hosting Sevilla. Manchester United vs Spurs at 12pm on Fox on . . .
The Friday soccer news starts with Arsene Wenger announcing he's leaving as manager of Arsenal at the end of the season. Wenger has been under intense criticism for the club's position in the Premier League and in Europe. Arsenal is in the Europa League semifinals, but it's a different era for competition among the London clubs. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the . . .
The soccer news starts with FIFA reportedly considering a version of the Formula 1 model. Racing's version of FIFA is the FIA that sanctions Formula 1. It's there that the similarities end. The Formula One Group schedules and promotes the races and is responsible for F1's commercial rights. Now, FIFA might be looking to change things. With reports putting a multi-billion dollar offer on the table . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Apr 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - Let’s start this discussion about the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer by putting aside three teams: NYCFC, Atlanta United, and Toronto FC. That's the elite of both the Eastern Conference and MLS. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who disagrees that those teams belong at the top. Two other teams might deserve inclusion . . .
The soccer news starts with the opening leg of the 2018 Concacaf Champions League final leaving Toronto FC with issues. Chivas takes a 2-1 lead back to Guadalajara for the second-leg next Wednesday. Playing in snowy conditions at BMO Field, Chivas took the lead when Rodolfo Pizarro scored just two minutes into the game. Jonathan Osorio equalized in the 19th, but Alan Pulido gave Chivas . . .
It's Toronto FC's opening 90 minutes as the favorites to win the 2018 Concacaf Champions League. They host the first-leg against Chivas at BMO Field on Tuesday (8pm ET - Univision Deportes and go90 app) with a newly established track record of beating Liga MX clubs. Whether or not they can make it three-in-a-row, Toronto has shown that the level of competition between MLS and Liga MX is closer . . .
By Clemente Lisi – SAN JOSE, CA (Apr 16, 2018) US Soccer Players – MLS is loaded with rivalries. Some are intra-city, others regional. For example, the newest one to take the league by storm – LA Galaxy vs LAFC – is certain to entertain given how intense the first edition of “El Trafico” proved to be. Then there’s the league’s unique business structure, relocation, and expansion that adds an extra . . .
It came the day after they beat Spurs 3-1 at Wembley, so Manchester City's Premier League title celebration will wait for next Sunday when they host Swansea City. It's sort of fitting given the recent results that have called the City season into question. Lifting the Premier League trophy rights a lot of issues, but this is still a club that couldn't hang in the Champions League and couldn't . . .
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made the difference for the LA Galaxy in their 1-0 road win over the Chicago Fire in week 7 of the 2018 MLS season. Ibrahimovic scored the game's only goal, heading the ball in a minute into first-half stoppage time. David Bingham kept the clean sheet for LA. "Of course, Zlatan has an amazing talent that he was able to display today and he was, undoubtedly, decisive," Chicago . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Liga MX. Rubio Rubin put on a super sub performance for Tijuana in their 3-0 home win over Chivas. Rubin subbed on in the 73rd minute and scored Tijuana's third goal in the 84th. Miller Bolanos opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 7th minute. Gustavo Bou converted a penalty in the 41st. Gibran Lajud kept the clean sheet. Omar . . .