The games return in force on Friday's soccer TV schedule. World Cup qualifying resumes in CONCACAF with the USMNT in action against Honduras on Fox Sports 1. That follows Mexico playing Costa Rica. There are also qualifiers from UEFA. USMNT vs Honduras at 10:30pm on Fox Sports 1. We all know the stakes for the USMNT. Not taking three points at home would pile on the pressure with the USMNT bottom . . .
The soccer news starts with UEFA noticing how their soccer clubs spend their money. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is talking luxury tax, squad limits, and the transfer market, in an attempt to curb the payrolls of the super clubs. Fair enough in theory, but it's worth asking how the clubs are going to respond to UEFA attempting to impose limits. Europe is the land of the transfer fee, after . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the announcement for this summer's International Champions Cup. The 2017 edition brings Juventus, Spurs, Roma, Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, and Barcelona to NFL stadiums, Orlando's Camping World Stadium, and Red Bull Arena. It's yet another chance to see the giants of European soccer without having to sit through an eight-hour plane . . .
The soccer news starts with the European media announcing that Bastian Schweinsteiger is moving to Chicago before MLS and the team got the chance. That included Schweinsteiger himself releasing a video. Time zones took away Chicago's moment, signing a marquee player from a marquee club. A World Cup winner moving from Manchester United to the Chicago Fire is never going to be a small thing. Still, . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 20, 2017) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is no stranger when it comes to playing in must-win games. From the first round of the World Cup to the Gold Cup knockout stages and Hexagonal tournaments in between, the USMNT has found ways to win. It will need to channel some of those past victories when it plays Honduras on Friday evening at Avaya Stadium in San . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a simple point from San Jose Earthquakes assistant coach John Spencer. It was Spencer on the sideline for the Quakes in their 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City. Spencer stepped in with Dom Kinnear unable to coach due to an illness. What Spencer saw from his squad on Saturday night was an ability to control possession. "We planned all week and watched a couple of . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a goal for Emerson Hyndman in Rangers' 4-0 shutout of Hamilton Academical. Hyndman opened the scoring in the 26th minute at Ibrox. Clinton Hill doubled the lead in the 41st minute with Martin Waghorn converting a penalty in the 55th. Waghorn assisted on Lee Wallace's goal in the 74th. Wesley Foderingham kept the clean sheet. "I can’t remember . . .
It was a busy Saturday for MLS in the weekend before the international break. 20 of the league's 22 teams were in action. It was also a busy day for referees across the league, with several red cards. Atlanta United continued their scoring streak in MLS, shutting out Chicago 4-0 in front of almost 46,000 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. An own-goal opened the scoring in the 4th minute. Chicago went a man . . .
It's the weekend soccer TV schedule with Manchester City playing Liverpool on network TV on Sunday. MLS has two games available nationally. On Saturday, Atlanta visits Chicago on UniMas and on Sunday Fox Sports 1 has Seattle playing the New York Red Bulls. Also on the schedule, GolTV has Sunday's Gladbach vs Bayern Munich game with those teams also set to meet in the DFB Pokal . . .
The US Soccer Federation announced on Friday that it will close the U-17 residency program based at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida at the end of the current semester. The program began in 1999 as a way to produce future senior squad players in an intensive residential environment modeled on overseas academy systems. The project helped the careers of many notable USMNT players, including . . .