Monday's soccer news starts with a simple question. Why is it so hard to play simply? In the 83rd minute of Werder Bremen vs Schalke on Saturday, Schalke scored on a corner that the announcer called "simple football." It was a solid point. Schalke headed in that corner by paying attention to man marking and catching the Werder Bremen defense ball watching. It was basic stuff. No trickery, shadow . . .
Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th. . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with DeAndre Yedlin returning for Newcastle United in their 2-1 win over Stoke City. Christian Atsu opened the scoring for Newcastle in the 19th minute at St James' Park. Xherden Shaqiri equalized for Stoke in the 57th. Jamal Lascelles scored Newcastle's winner in the 68th. "Our team spirit is great right now, and I think that’s a continuation of last . . .
The London derby is on CNBC on Sunday, with most of us thinking cable news when considering our options on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Also on the schedule, MLS is on Univision on Saturday with Atlanta hosting Orlando as their run of home games continues. That game should set a new attendance record for the league. Chelsea vs Arsenal at 8:30am on Sunday on CNBC. It's the marquee version of . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with FIFA deciding it's a heck of an idea to mess with World Cup seeding. The last time they did this it was using the October FIFA Ranking to determine the seven teams joining the hosts in pot 1. This time, next month's FIFA ranking seeds all the teams that make the World Cup. "All teams will be allocated to pots 1 to 4 based on sporting principles with each pot . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - In their last two games, the LA Galaxy has compiled four points on the strength of a home win and road draw. While that is not exactly a torrid pace, it does account for the longest unbeaten run the Galaxy has had since mid-June. Part of the Galaxy’s success has been Gyasi Zardes. The beleaguered striker has scored a goal in each of . . .
The soccer news starts with last night's MLS results and one of them requires a double take. Atlanta United shutout New England 7-0 at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Were red cards involved? Of course red cards were involved. Atlanta took the lead in the 2nd minute when Josef Martinez scored. The Revs went a man down in the 16th with a red card to Xavier Kouassi for a serious foul. Martinez finished off . . .
Borussia Dortmund lost 3-1 at Spurs in the Champions League. Christian Pulisic got the start at Wembley Stadium. Dortmund fell behind in the 4th minute with Andriy Yarmolenko equalizing in the 11th. Harry Kane put Spurs up in the 15th minute and doubled their lead in the 60th. Spurs finished a man down with a red card to Jan Vertonghen two minutes into stoppage time. "Tottenham are a very good . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 13, 2017) US Soccer Players - Poorly timed injuries can derail MLS seasons nearly overnight. With rosters thin and teams already stretched heading into the Fall, losing even one key contributor can unbalance a squad and throw a campaign into disarray. Just ask FC Dallas. Despite strolling through the 2016 regular season and collecting two trophies along the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho letting everybody know what he doesn't like to see with the game well in hand. Up two goals in an eventual 3-0 Champions League win over FC Basel, Mourinho took issue with his club's approach. "We were playing fantasy football, PlayStation football. I don't like it - flicks and tricks," he said. "We gambled and you have . . .