Wednesday's soccer news starts with the Colorado Rapids using that unfortunate MLS euphemism that means they've fired the coach. The Rapids "parted ways" with Pablo Mastroeni, drawing a line underneath a poor record this season and a previous regime no longer running the show in Commerce City. “We would like to thank Pablo for his contributions to this organization, both as a player and as head . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 14, 2017) US Soccer Players – The long, hot summer of preseason friendlies and nonsensical curtain-raiser Super Cup matches has finally given way to the start of the domestic season across most of Europe’s five major domestic leagues. With France and England already underway, with Germany, Italy and Spain soon to follow, it’s time to take stock of Americans . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the Premier League. the 2017-18 season began with Danny Williams subbing on in the 57th minute for Huddersfield Town in their 3-0 shutout of Crystal Palace. An own-goal put Huddersfield up in the 23rd minute at Selhurst Park. Steve Mounie scored in the 26th and 78th minutes. Jonas Lossl kept the clean sheet. "We analysed them and they showed . . .
It's the start of the greatest league in the world if you believe the hype around the Premier League. If you don't, it's still the start of the season for one of the world's elite league. The Premier League offers some of the biggest names in the game while seeming more than happy to pay what that costs on our behalf. It's nice of them to do the rest of us the favor. Meanwhile, there's a big wide . . .
It's the Bundesliga, the league that every American likes to pretend they once watched on PBS a long time ago. If Soccer Made in Germany had those ratings, even the language barrier wouldn't have prevented the Bundesliga from being the most popular European league in the States. It's not, something that is a challenge for the current version. Fox Sports has the coverage, with the 2.Bundesliga . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico opens with Christian Pulisic picking up where he left off with Borussia Dortmund, scoring in the 2017 Supercup loss to Bayern Munich on penalties. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 12th minute with Bayern equalizing in the 18th. Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned the lead in the 71st with Bayern equalizing in the 88th from an own-goal. Tied 2-2 the . . .
The Liga MX season is in its second week and the 2.Bundesliga started in Germany. Alfredo Morales wasn't in the squad for Ingolstadt's 1-0 home loss to Union Berlin. In Belgium's Jupiler League, Ethan Horvath was in goal for Club Brugge's 4-0 win at KSC Lokeren. Brugge played a man down from the 32nd minute. In Sweden, Mix Diskerud scored for IFK Goteborg in their 4-1 home win over IFK . . .
It was the opening weekend for the 2017 Liga MX Apertura season, coinciding with the semifinals of the Gold Cup. That meant several Liga MX-based USMNT players unavailable for their clubs. Two USMNT players did see action. Jonathan Bornstein subbed on in stoppage time for Queretaro's 1-0 win at Club America. Camilo Sanvezzo converted a penalty in the 87th minute for the game's only goal. William . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 26, 2017) US Soccer Players – Soccer can often be a family affair. Parents pass down the love for the game to their sons and daughters in a variety of forms. From coaching their child’s teams on Saturday morning to watching the World Cup on television, soccer’s widespread popularity builds on these rituals. In other cases, the sport has become a family . . .
Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund broke a winless streak at the DFB Pokal final, beating Timmy Chandler's Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1. Ousmane Dembele put Dortmund up in the 8th minute with Ante Rebic equalizing in the 29th. Coming on at halftime, Pulisic started the sequence that led to a penalty, converted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 67th. Chandler subbed out in the 72nd minute. The . . .