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 . . .
We start the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup with the Bundesliga finishing off their season on Saturday. Christian Pulisic subbed on at halftime for Borussia Dortmund in their 4-3 win over Werder Bremen. Zlatko Junuzovic put Werder Bremen up on the road in the 7th minute. Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the 32nd with Pierre Aubameyang scoring in the 42nd. Fin Bartels equalized for . . .
Danny Williams's Reading got the better of Tim Ream's Fulham advancing in the Championship playoffs 1-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate. Yann Kermorgant converted a 49th minute penalty to send Reading through. Goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi kept the clean sheet at the Madejski Stadium. Reading advances to the May 29 final at Wembley, playing the winner of the Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield series . . .
Any chance at safety came to an end on Saturday for Ingolstadt, joining Darmstadt as the automatically relegated teams. Alfredo Morales subbed on in the 62nd minute for Ingolstadt's 1-1 draw at Freiburg. Ingolstadt gave up a goal in the 31st with Dario Lezcano equalizing in the 43rd. Ingolstadt will finish in 17th-place with no ability to escape the automatic relegation place with one game . . .
Toronto FC got a 90th minute goal to beat Columbus 2-1 on the road. Federico Higuain converted a 28th minute penalty to put the Crew up at MAPFRE Stadium. Tosaint Ricketts equalized in the 81st and scored Toronto's winner in the 90th. "That was by no means perfect from our side," Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney said. "But again, this group has a lot of character, they just kept competing, they stuck . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 10, 2017) US Soccer Players - The sprint that is Liga MX’s Clausura regular season finished Sunday when Santos and Toluca drew 2-2. The result means the same two teams meet in the playoffs. While the regular season was hotly contested, the postseason will ramp that up quite a few notches. The playoffs will deliver four quality series in Tigres vs Monterrey (Wed . . .
The drop looms for more than a few teams with USMNT players on their roster. This is a troubling trend that will more than likely lead to players making moves. We saw this last season with Brad Guzan, making his Aston Villa exit to stay up with Middlesbrough. The Premier League is causing concern, with the good news that DeAndre Yedlin has a Championship winners medal chased by USMNT players . . .
We start the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico with the conclusion of the Liga MX Clausura regular season. Joe Corona subbed out in the 66th minute and Paul Arriola played the first-half in Tijuana's 1-0 win over Veracruz. Luis Chaves scored the game's only goal in the 86th minute at Estadio Caliente. Tijuana finishes top of the Clausura table and will play Morelia in the first round of the . . .
Two items of note from the weekend results for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Matt Miazga and Vitesse Arnhem won the KNVB Beker, the Netherlands' domestic cup competition. The opposite of good news happened to Sunderland, officially relegated from the Premier League with Lynden Gooch on the bench. Miazga and Vitesse beat AZ 2-0 to win the KNVB Beker at De Kuip in Rotterdam. Ricky van . . .