The soccer news starts with what's now an old concern. At some point, it only makes sense that the elite clubs of Europe will decide that they're better off on their own. UEFA's attempts to mullify those clubs will eventually run itself out. European soccer's governing body can only give so much before there's a super league by default. If that's the situation, why would the clubs need . . .
The soccer news starts with Atlanta United winning the second edition of the Campeones Cup. The MLS Cup champions beat Club America, the Liga MX Campeon de Campeones holders, 3-2 in front of an announced crowd of 40, 128 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The result and the quality of the game could help turn the Campeones Cup into an important date on the MLS and Liga MX calendars. Emerson Hyndman put . . .
The soccer news starts with Scottish Premier League champions Celtic failing to advance in Champions League qualifying. Celtic lost 4-3 at home to CFR Cluj and 5-4 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. They led 3-2 from a 76th-minute goal. Cluj equalized from the penalty spot in the 80th and scored seven minutes into stoppage time. Unfortunately for the rest of the Scottish Premier . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's other attempt for games that count between MLS and Liga MX will play out on Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It's the second edition of the Campeones Cup, a sort of super cup between MLS champions Atlanta United and Liga MX Campeon de Campeones winners Club America. Unlike the Leagues Cup, this is a single game to at . . .
The soccer news starts with the latest rumors linking Neymar with a return to Barcelona. As always at this level, financing a move for one of the most expensive players in the world is at issue. ESPN's Moises Llorens and Sam Marsden are reporting that Barca's pitch includes players along with €100m. They're not the only ones interested, with Real Madrid also reportedly trying to work a deal with . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 12, 2019) US Soccer Players – Preseason friendlies are a time to test new players and tactics. For the many European clubs that spent the past few weeks training and playing games on American soil, it was a chance for managers to do just that against other high-caliber opponents. While most teams featured incomplete rosters after National Team tournaments . . .
The soccer news starts with Real Salt Lake firing head coach mike Petke and naming assistant Freddy Juarez as the interim. Petke was currently serving a two-week suspension from the club announced on July 30 following a three-game suspension by MLS for comments directed at a match official during a Leagues Cup game. Reports had Petke using a Spanish homophobic slur. Petke was suspended from three . . .
Week 23 of the 2019 MLS season resumed with the Seattle Sounders and New England Revolution drawing 3-3 at CenturyLink Field. Harry Shipp scored for Seattle in the 2nd minute. New England's Michael Mancienne equalized in the 27th with Gustavo Bou putting the Revs up in the 35th. Shipp equalized for the Sounders in the 65th with Nicolas Lodeiro scoring in the 66th. A Carles Gil penalty leveled the . . .
The roundup of the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the opening weekend of the Premier League. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 58th minute for Chelsea in their 4-0 loss at Manchester United. Chelsea fell behind to an 18th minute penalty with United adding goals in the 65th, 67th, and 81st minutes. "Christian Pulisic is 20 years old. He will be a fantastic player for the club," . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - From its origin as a ten-team startup competition organized with a unique single-entity business structure, MLS has grown to 24 teams in 22 markets with 18 purpose-built stadiums. Through that run, the league tries to balance the need to grow against managing risk. By design, MLS is about navigating the choppy economic waters of . . .