Tuesday's soccer news starts with a tough home debut for this version of Juventus. Once again under former coach Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus started the 2021-22 season with a 2-2 draw at Udinese on August 22. Cristiano Ronaldo subbed on in the 59th minute, pushing the team forward and picking up a stoppage time yellow card for too much celebration of what turned out to be a disallowed goal. An . . .
We start in the Bundesliga with Gio Reyna's opening the scoring in Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 home win over Hoffenheim. Reyna put Dortmund up in the 49th minute. Hoffenheim equalized in the 61st with Dortmund retaking the lead through Jude Bellingham in the 69th. A 90th minute equalizer set up Erling Haaland for stoppage time heroics a minute later, scoring Dortmund's winner. Reyna subbed out in the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the draw for the 2021-22 Champions League group stage and bad news for RB Leipzig and Club Brugge. Tyler Adams's and Owen Otasowie's teams play Zack Steffen's Manchester City and PSG in group A, with the Premier League and Ligue 1 giants entering as the clear favorites to advance. What PSG and Manchester City look like once the group stage begins is the big . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the MLS All-Stars beating the Liga MX All-Stars on penalties. In the first version of the league vs league format, the teams drew 1-1 in regulation before MLS took the game 3-2 on penalties at Banc of California Stadium. Jonathan Rodriguez scored for Liga MX in the 20th minute. MLS equalized from a 53rd minute Jesus Murillo goal. Following the end of regulation, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 20, 2021) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's evolution as a "selling league" in the parlance of the world soccer market is a net positive. For the first time in its history, MLS is fully engaging with the international market for players. Long little more than an occasional buyer of relatively cheap and/or over-the-hill talent, MLS is now a provider of . . .
The soccer news starts in the second round of England's League Cup. Josh Sargent scored two of the goals in Norwich City's 6-0 home win over Bournemouth. Christos Tzolis opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Kenny McLean (26th) and Lukas Rupp (33rd) added goals to put Norwich City up 3-0 at the half. Sargent made it 4-0 in the 49th. Tzolis got his second goal of the game in the 66th and Sargent . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with UEFA about to finish off the field for the Champions League group stage. In another example of overvaluing a single game, the second-legs of the playoff round will more than likely determine who gets to make up the numbers against Europe's power teams. With UEFA's frankly preposterous choice to stock the group stage with four teams each from the top four domestic . . .
The USMNT players in Europe roundup starts in the Premier League. Josh Sargent subbed on in the 77th minute of Norwich City's 5-0 loss at Manchester City. An own-goal put Manchester City up in the 7th. Jack Grealish made it 2-0 in the 22nd. Aymeric Laporte (64th), Raheem Sterling (71st), and Riyad Mahrez (84th) finished off the scoring. "We knew before the season started that these games were . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Europa League qualifying. Mix Diskerud's Omonia took a 4-2 first-leg lead over Sam Vines's Royal Antwerp at GSP Stadium in Cyprus. Manuel Benson gave Antwerp the lead in the 26th minute. Omonia's Loizos Loizou leveled the score in the 43rd. Andronikos Kakoullis put Omonia up in the 48th and Loizou scored again in the 55th. Koji Miyoshi pulled a goal back for . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the results from another midweek MLS matchday. Week 20 is in the books starting with Atlanta United's 1-0 home win over Toronto. Ezequiel Barco scored the game's only goal while Brad Guzan made three saves for the shutout. "In this league it's important to win games like that," Atlanta interim coach Rob Valentino said. "It's important to win at home. I told . . .