Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest release of the Deloitte Money League table. That's where we learn that Manchester United barely hangs on as the biggest money making club in world soccer. €676m euros in total revenue, €1.7m more than Real Madrid and it shouldn't be lost on anybody what that means in practical terms. Last season's Europa League winner did better financially than . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the completion of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. Two rounds went in the books on Friday with the draft finishing with two more rounds on Sunday. University of Akron defender Joao Moutinho went first overall to expansion club LAFC. The LA Galaxy took high school goalkeeper Jose Villalobos with the second pick. LAFC went with defender Tristan Blackmon with the 3rd overall, . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga. Timmy Chandler scored in Eintracht's 3-1 win at Wolfsburg. Sebastian Haller put Eintracht up in the 18th minute with Chandler scoring in the 22nd. Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold equalized in the 66th. Wolfsburg went a man down a minute later with a red card to Landry Dimata. Luka Jovic scored Eintracht's third goal in the . . .
Our pick for the game worth your time on the weekend soccer TV schedule is the one available on over-air television. It's the Premier League on NBC on Saturday with Manchester City playing Newcastle United. Also on the soccer TV schedule, the US Women play Denmark on Sunday on ESPN. Manchester City vs Newcastle United at 12:30pm on NBC on Saturday. Manchester City has finally lost a Premier . . .
Look, it's far too easy to pick apart a press release announcing a new soccer ball. MLS opens Friday's soccer news with just that, debuting their new adidas NATIVO soccer ball for 2018. So we'll just let the press release do its magic. “Soccer is a global sport that transcends beyond borders,” senior director for adidas soccer Ernesto Bruce said. “The new design of the 2018 MLS Official Match . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - On Friday, all 23 MLS teams will convene in Philadelphia for the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. This marks the 19th iteration of the MLS SuperDraft, where a record 92 selections will be made. Don’t be fooled by the increasing number of picks. There are still legitimate discussions to be had about the merits of the draft as teams lean more . . .
The soccer news starts with the January FIFA Rankings. The USMNT fell one spot to 25th in a month where there was no movement in the top 14. The USMNT played no games over the ranking period. Germany spends another month in the top spot in the FIFA Rankings, ahead of Brazil in 2nd and Portugal in 3rd-place. Argentina and Belgium round out the top five. Mexico is the top team in CONCACAF, down a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - All of us have heard at one point or another that good things come to those who wait. This may be true, or it may be a nice way of telling someone to sit down and wait their turn. Either way, the saying rings true for Landon Donovan and his supporters. Donovan has come out of retirement for the second time, but this time he is not . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - Orlando City striker Cyle Larin is still Orlando City striker Cyle Larin, no matter what the Twitter account of Turkish champions Besiktas might say. Of that, at least Orlando City is certain. Whether Besiktas accepts Orlando City’s version of the truth is still, as of yet, unknown. What Besiktas’s Twitter account said on Saturday . . .
The soccer news starts in the Premier League with reports that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is close to signing a five-year deal. That would bring to a close speculation that Mourinho might be considering his options, mainly because of concerns over United's transfer budget. At the top of the Premier League table, and these days even further down, it's not enough to pay the manager. The . . .