Toronto FC got closer than any other MLS team in the Champions League era. They took the second-leg 2-1 in Guadalajara to tie the series 3-3 on aggregate and send it to penalties. Chivas lifted the trophy, winning the shootout 4-2 on penalties. Toronto staged a comeback in the series and on the night to get to that stage. Orbelin Pineda put Chivas up on the night with a 19th minute goal, extending . . .
The soccer news starts with an old problem for the home team in the first-legs of knockout round serie, giving up away goals. Liverpool was as in control as a team can get at Anfield in their Champions League semifinal first-leg against Roma. Up five goals from the 68th minute, there was no doubt Liverpool would have the advantage in the second-leg. It turns out that won't be the full five . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 23, 2018) US Soccer Players – Much of this country’s soccer history finds its roots among the wave of immigrants who came to the United States. These newcomers had dreams of a better future, but never forgot where they came from. In many cases, they brought with them the love and passion for the world’s most popular game. A great example of this was the . . .
NYCFC took their league leading record on the road on Sunday, losing to Portland 3-0. That result comes on the heels of plenty of praise for NYCFC this season and rumors linking their coach Patrick Vieira with the soon-to-be open Arsenal job. One game doesn't make a season, certainly not in MLS. However, NYCFC goes from obviously the best team in the league to perhaps the best team in the league . . .
Week 8 of the 2018 MLS season started with Sporting Kansas City shutting out Vancouver 6-0 on Friday. Johnny Russell opened the scoring in the 10th minute at Children's Mercy Stadium, doubling the lead in the 16th. Jimmy Medranda made it 3-0 in the 30th. Vancouver went a man down in the 40th with a red card to Yordy Reyna for violent conduct. Russell finished off his hat-trick in the 48th with . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico once again starts with Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund. This time, Pulisic assisted on Dortmund's opener in the 4-0 home shutout of Bayer Leverkusen. Pulisic assisted on Jadon Sancho's goal in the 1th minute. Marco Reus added goals in the 55th and 79th with Maxi Philipp scoring in the 63rd. Pulisic subbed out in the 72nd minute. "We made a bright . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 20, 2018) US Soccer Players - It’s not often that you see an American player make his top-flight professional debut at age 29. It’s even rarer for a player to arrive at that milestone via a path like Jimmy Maurer’s. A supplemental draft pick of the New York Red Bulls way back in 2011 after a solid NCAA career at South Carolina, the Georgia native didn’t get . . .
The FA Cup semifinals get the network TV coverage on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Manchester United plays Spurs on Saturday on Fox, and it's always worth checking your local listings to make sure your affiliate is carrying the game. Also on the soccer TV schedule, the Copa del Rey final is on ESPN Deportes on Saturday with Barcelona hosting Sevilla. Manchester United vs Spurs at 12pm on Fox on . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Apr 20, 2018) US Soccer Players - The Video Assistant Referee system, aka instant replay, is coming to the World Cup whether we like it or not. By edict of FIFA, games at the 2018 tournament in Russia will include the controversial review technology that is even now creating waves of confusion and frustration in places like the United States, Germany, and Italy. . . .
The Friday soccer news starts with Arsene Wenger announcing he's leaving as manager of Arsenal at the end of the season. Wenger has been under intense criticism for the club's position in the Premier League and in Europe. Arsenal is in the Europa League semifinals, but it's a different era for competition among the London clubs. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the . . .