The Bundesliga is the league of choice for USMNT players, by far the European league with the most American influence. That wasn't always the case. The Bundesliga and Germany's lower divisions replaced England as the likeliest destination for USMNT players. Recruitment of dual-nationals certainly helped, with Bob Bradley starting a process that increased under Jurgen Klinsmann. In 2018-19, there . . .
The start to the Premier League season hasn't been kind to Manchester United. They're opening day win at home against Leicester City bought them just enough time and good will to come crashing into a 3-2 loss at Brighton. It's certainly worth pointing out that United trailed the entire game and scored that second goal from the penalty spot five minutes into stoppage time. With that loss, all of . . .
We start the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup in the Eredivisie. Andrija Novakovich scored in Fortuna Sittard's 2-1 home loss to PSV. Trailing from the 33rd, Novakovich equalized in the 61st minute. Dante Rigo scored PSV's winner in the 90th. Erik Palmer-Brown was on the bench for NAC Breda's 3-0 home shutout of De Graafschap. Mitchell te Vrede scored in the 43rd with Karol Mets making . . .
Week 25 of the 2018 MLS season started on Tuesday with the La Galaxy and Colorado Rapids drawing 2-2 at StubHub Center. Ashley Cole opened the scoring for LA in the 59th minute with Edgar Castillo equalizing in the 74th. Sebastian Lletget put LA in front in the 78th with Niki Jackson equalizing in the 82nd. LA outshot the Rapids 13 to 11 putting 5 on goal to Colorado's 4. The game marked the 150th . . .
The soccer news starts with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp making a point that's worth underlining. The preseason can help prepare a club, but it has a tough time mimicking the pressure of Premier League games. Subbing out more than three players over 90 minutes, trying to blend in emerging players with the established first team, the travel and weather. All of this isn't what normally happens . . .
Timothy Weah showed that his preseason run of form was no fluke in PSG's 3-0 home win over Caen to open his club's Ligue 1 season. Neymar put PSG up in the 10th minute with Adrien Rabiout scoring in the 35th. Weah subbed on for Neymar in the 82nd and scored in the 89th capitalizing on a Caen misplay in front of goal. Weah earlier hit the post. He saw yellow for removing his shirt during his . . .
The soccer news starts with Ligue 1's 2018-19 season beginning later today. It's tough to claim that France's topflight has been a regular destination for USMNT players. Charlie Davies, Carlos Bocanegra, and Alejandro Bedoya spent time there, but it's not a league normally associated with American player development. That could change, and at the biggest club in Ligue 1. We're talking about Tim . . .
The soccer news starts with the US Open Cup semifinals. Philadelphia and Houston advanced, with the final set for September 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The semifinals opened with Philadelphia shutting out Chicago 3-0 at home. In a game dominated by the Union, Cory Burke scored in the 59th minute and doubled the lead in the 77th. Alejandro Bedoya assisted on both goals. CJ Sapong finished off the . . .
We start the soccer news with a simple point. It's easy to judge the 2018 summer transfer market by its biggest deal. Cristiano Ronaldo moves to Juventus from defending Champions League winners Real Madrid and resets the competitive balance in European soccer. Last season, it was Neymar moving from Barcelona to PSG but that wasn't the key player from the club dominating the Champions League. It's . . .
The 2018-19 Premier League season begins on Friday and with it a noticeable absence of USMNT players. After a few seasons with less and less American involvement, that's becoming the new normal. The season kicks off with four USMNT players in Premier League squads and none of those teams involved in European competitions or finishing higher than 10th-place last season. It's a tough scenario for . . .