The soccer news starts with a new MLS Cup champion. Toronto FC took the title and made it about a team coming together to makeup for almost getting there the year before. 2016 loomed large for Toronto throughout 2017. They knew what that felt like, and not revisiting that disappointment became the driving push behind their 2017 success. Unfortunately for the rest of MLS, there's no other team in . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a new coach for Christian Pulisic. Borussia Dortmund fired Peter Bosz following the 2-1 loss to Werder Bremen. The club named Peter Stoger as his replacement. Stoger is a former Austrian National Team player who was most recently the coach of Bundesliga club Cologne. With Cologne in last place in the Bundesliga, they parted ways with . . .
Toronto FC won the 2017 MLS Cup on Saturday, beating the Seattle Sounders 2-0 at BMO Field. Once again, Jozy Altidore made the difference for Toronto, scoring in the 67th minute. Victor Vazquez doubled the lead four minutes into stoppage time. Alex Bono made two saves to keep the clean sheet. Altidore won the MLS Cup MVP award. "Lifting this trophy has been an obsession for the last 364 days, not . . .
It's the MLS Cup final on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Toronto FC hosts the Seattle Sounders on ESPN for the second year in a row. The 2017 Liga MX Apertura season concludes over the weekend with the second-leg of the final series. Also on the schedule is the Manchester and Liverpool derbies in the Premier League and the Derby d'Italia with Inter Milan hosting Juventus. There's also the . . .
We're a day away from the conclusion of the 2017 MLS season. Toronto FC hosts the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup final on Saturday (4pm ET - ESPN) with the story lines firmly in place. That might not mean much when the game gets underway. Last season's final turned into a grind with both teams unwilling to risk much in pursuit of a goal. This time, there is pressure on both teams to show that . . .
The FIFA Club World Cup began on Wednesday with Al-Jazira knocking out Auckland City 1-0 in the playoff game. FIFA's unloved world championship for clubs resumes in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday with the quarterfinal round. That's when CONCACAF's representative makes their debut. Pachuca plays Wydad Casablanca in Abu Dhabi. UEFA and CONMEBOL's representatives show up for the semifinals, . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - The 2017 MLS season was a disaster for the LA Galaxy on many levels. The Galaxy was the worst team in the league, fired their head coach in July, and won a paltry three home games. Bad loss followed bad loss. In a season centered on player development, the Galaxy ended up horribly exposed. What happened to the club's reputation for . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - There’s something extra to Portland Timbers star Diego Valeri winning the 2017 MLS MVP award. It's not just his excellent season with 21 goals and 11 assists while playing in all 34 regular season games. It's his status as one of the league’s most likable characters. Valeri's status in Portland is easy to understand. It's because of . . .
With the countdown on for Saturday's 2017 MLS Cup final, the two teams did the media rounds on Tuesday. There were no surprises, expected considering there's a championship on the line. Since this is a rematch of the 2016 MLS Cup final, there's not a lot of mystery left between the two teams. The Seattle Sounders have the squad with the biggest addition, but a healthy Clint Dempsey is a well known . . .
By J Hutcherson (Dec 5, 2017) US Soccer Players - We all know the Seattle soccer success story. As the vanguard of the Pacific Northwest MLS expansion movement, the Seattle Sounders are the team that draws the biggest crowds. Portland might want to argue that they've got the best atmosphere in Major League Soccer, but Seattle has the stadium capacity. The Sounders established a model that allowed . . .