The soccer news starts with what's now the expected response from MLS clubs playing summer friendlies. Play the reserves, play trialists, substitute as needed. After all, there's the league schedule to consider. Colorado went that route in their 3-0 loss to Arsenal in front of a sellout crowd at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids selling out their stadium is a rarity in better times, much . . .
The soccer news starts with more from the US Open Cup round of 16. NYCFC knocked out DC United 2-1 at Audi Field. Wayne Rooney put DC up in the 32nd minute with Alexandru Mitrita equalizing in the 38th. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored for New York in the 41st minute "First goal, the team had two chances and we had some deep runs but they did well in identifying the space in making runs and good . . .
The soccer news starts with Liverpool's 2-0 win over Spurs to lift the 2018-19 Champions League trophy. The story of the game happened less than a minute in when referee Damir Skomina awarded Liverpool a penalty at the 22 second mark. Whether or not you believe Tottenham's Moussa Sissiko handled the ball enough to warrant the call is the story of this final. Mohamed Salah converted after instant . . .
The roundup of USMNT players outside of MLS starts with Germany's cuo final. Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal final at Berlin's Olympiastadion. Bayern Munich scored in the 29th, 78th, and 85th minutes. "The disappointment is immeasurable because we didn't need to lose the game," RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick said. "We were dominant for 30 minutes and only . . .
The soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic at Chelsea. After Borussia Dortmund agreed to the reportedly $71m transfer in January, Pulisic remained with Dortmund on loan. Now with the Bundesliga season over, he's in London making plans for the upcoming season. Pulisic made it clear that England's topflight was his target. "I was 15 when I moved to Dortmund," he said. "It was something I always . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the finale of the 2018-19 Bundesliga season. Aron Johannsson subbed on in the 87th minute for Werder Bremen’s 2-1 home win over Tyler Adams’s RB Leipzig. Milot Rashica converted a penalty in the 35th minute to put Werder up with Nordi Mukiele equalizing in the 86th. Claudio Pizarro scored Werder's winner in the 88th minute. Adams . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Bruce Arena talking to the media after taking over as New England's sporting director and head coach. Arena made it clear that the only thing he has to prove is that he can turn the team around over the longterm. New England is currently in last place in the Eastern Conference. “It’s not going to happen in the next two weeks, but I’m confident over the next couple . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Christian Pulisic's goal in his last home game at Signal Iduna Park. Borussia Dortmund beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-2 to take the title race to the final game of the season. Dortmund trails leaders Bayern Munich by two points. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 41st minute with Oliver Fink equalizing in the 47th. Thomas Delaney scored for . . .
Another day, another Champions League final comeback. This time it was Spurs falling behind 3-0 on aggregate at Ajax only to finish 3-3 and advance on the away goals tiebreaker. Spurs will play Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on June 1 in an all-Premier League final. Leading 1-0 from the opening leg, Matthijs de Light made it 2-0 Spurs in the 5th with Hakim Ziyech scoring in . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico begins in Germany with Christian Pulisic's return to the starting lineup in Borussia Dortmund's 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 6th minute with Paco Alcacer doubling the lead in the 41st. Werder's Kevin Mohwald scored in the 70th with Claudio Pizarro equalizing in the 75th. "We already had the chance to make it 3-0 in . . .