The soccer news starts with Timmy Chandler's Eintracht beat RB Leipzig 2-1 at home in the only Bundesliga game on Monday's soccer schedule. Trailing from the 13th minute, Chandler equalized in the 22nd. Kevin Prince-Boateng scored Eintracht's winner four minutes later. Eintracht is in 3rd-place in the Bundesliga table after 23 games, a point behind Borussia Dortmund and a point ahead of Bayer . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 19, 2018) US Soccer Players – When the USMNT takes on Paraguay next month, it won’t be just another friendly. It will also highlight the growing relationship between MLS and the South American nation of just 6.8 million. While it’s true that waves of foreigners have come to play in this country since the league began in 1996, it’s the quality, age, and . . .
The soccer news starts with the CONCACAF Champions League. It's another restart for the tournament, returning to a knockout scenario for the teams from the bigger leagues in the region. That means a league in theory, depending on how much weight you put on the need for a group stage. The round of 16 begins on Tuesday with games on Wednesday and Thursday. This round concludes a week later. MLS is . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Huddersfield Town exiting the FA Cup in the Fifth Round. Danny Williams got the start in a 2-0 home loss to Manchester United. Huddersfield Town fell behind in the 3rd minute with United doubling the lead in the 55th. Williams was the last USMNT player left in this season's FA Cup. "Manchester United deserved to win because they scored . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - A war is quietly raging inside Major League Soccer. It's one that could have an enormous effect on the USMNT in both the short and long terms. On one side stands a band of clubs and executives who remain cognizant of the league’s founding principle of featuring and improving homegrown talent for the benefit of US soccer as a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Feb 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - After a month in Mexico, Landon Donovan made his first appearance for Club Leon in Liga MX on Saturday. The 35-year old entered in the 84th minute of a game Leon led 2-1 against Puebla and touched the ball a handful of times before the final whistle blew. The performance was more notable for the surreal nature of it all than for . . .
Unless it's Leeds United debuting a badge, everybody likes a kit reveal. Good, bad, or indifferent, most soccer fans seem to enjoy playing fashion designer. Or at the very least fashion critique. Atlanta United announced a new riff on their color scheme, adding a white uniform where the badge and other logos are peach. In a soccer world where neon is the favorite secondary hue of too many teams . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Feb 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - There’s a well-worn assumption that the key to becoming a successful soccer team lies in spending months, even years, training together and forming a core starting lineup. Sometimes, this comes in the form of off-field team building, like Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner leading the then-Championship side to a remote Swedish island . . .
The soccer news starts with the 3rd-place Champions League teams now looking to advance in the Europa League round of 32. That includes Borussia Dortmund, keeping a USMNT player in European competition this season. It might not be what the Bundesliga club wanted at the start of the season, but the Europa League matters as long as a club remains involved. Manchester United doubled down on that . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy’s long road to redemption has not yet commenced, but the team revealed some of what it has planned for the 2018 MLS season. When the Galaxy played NYCFC at StubHub Center over the weekend, the team had its new captain on display. Ashley Cole donned the armband on Saturday and later revealed on social media that he had . . .