The conclusion of the 2018-19 Champions League group stage wasn't much of a surprise. The usual suspects all advanced, with another opportunity to see if a combination of the draw and results allows the Spanish giants to dominate the knockout phase. That once again includes Atletico Madrid, back from their Europa League winning season and once again navigating a Champions League group. The only . . .
The soccer news starts with USMNT players in the Champions League. Weston McKennie was on the bench for Schalke's 1-0 home shutout of Lokomotiv Moscow in Group D. Alessandro Schopf scored a minute into stoppage time with Ralf Fahrmann making one save to keep the clean sheet. Schalke advances to the knockout round in 2nd-place, five points behind group winners Porto. “We were dominant over the 90 . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Josh Sargent scoring on his debut. Sargent subbed on in the 75th minute and was on the score sheet almost immediately in Werder Bremen's 3-1 home win over Alfredo Morales's Fortuna Dusseldorf. Morales subbed on in the 60th minute. Kevin Mohwald opened the scoring for Werder Bremen in the 20th minute. Fortuna's Dodi Lukebakio equalized . . .
The soccer news starts in the Premier League with DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United picking up a point with a 1-1 draw at Everton. Salomon Rondon scored for Newcastle in the 19th minute with Everton equalizing in the 38th. Yedlin saw yellow in the 66th minute. In London, Tim Ream subbed on in the 84th minute for Fulham's 1-1 draw with Leicester City. Aboubakar Kamara put Fulham up in the 42nd . . .
USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams is officially a member of Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. The New York Red Bulls announced that they completed the transfer on Sunday. Adams becomes available for RB Leipzig in January. "I’d like to thank everyone at the organization, coaches, staff, my teammates and the supporters,” Adams said in a press statement. “I’ve worn a New York Red Bulls shirt for eight years, . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Liga MX. Joe Corona subbed on in the 69th minute for Club America in their 3-2 home win over Toluca, taking their Apertura playoff quarterfinal series 5-4 on aggregate. Roger Martinez scored for Club America in the 3rd minute with Bruno Valdez doubling the lead in the 24th. Toluca went a man down in the 51st with Paul Aguilar scoring for . . .
The 2018 MLS Cup is set. Atlanta won the Eastern Conference final 3-1 on aggregate, losing 1-0 on the night to the New York Red Bulls. In the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers came back to take the series 3-2 on the night and by the same score on aggregate. Atlanta will host the 2018 MLS Cup on December 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (8pm ET - Fox). In the East, the Red Bulls trailed 3-0 going . . .
The soccer news starts with USMNT players in the Champions League. Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund drew 0-0 with Ethan Horvath's Club Brugge in Group A. Horvath needed two saves to keep the clean sheet with Club Brugge putting none of their 5 shots on goal. Dortmund had 74% of the possession. The result advances Borussia Dortmund to the knockout round. With one game remaining in the group, . . .
The 2018 Liga MX Apertura concluded its regular season over the weekend. Ventura Alvarado's Necaxa lost 1-0 at Queretaro. The game's only goal came in the 41st with Queretaro playing a man down from the 86th minute. Omar Gonzalez's Atlas lost 3-1 at Monterrey. Trailing 3-0 from the 80th minute, Jefferson Duque scored for Atlas in the 88th. Michael Orozco's Lobos BUAP shutout Toluca 2-0 at home. . . .
The soccer news starts with the first managerial change since the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season. Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre have a new manager at Fulham. The club announced that Claudio Ranieri replaces Slavisa Jokanovic. Fulham is in last place in the Premier League with 5 points from 12 games, two points behind 19th-place Huddersfield and three points and a tiebreaker from . . .