By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced their Week 2 decisions on Wednesday afternoon. The release, as is too often the case, was highly anticipated. This particular week it was the expectation that the DisCo would address a pair of high profile fouls in the match between the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers. Galaxy defender Jelle . . .
The soccer news starts with UEFA holding the draw for the 2016-17 Champions League quarterfinals. The highlight series is Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid, the kind of super club match-up the Champions League covets. Well, maybe a stage closer to the final. As a quarterfinal, it means losing one of the favorites earlier than expected. Depending on where you rate Serie A, Juventus vs Barcelona is . . .
Fabian Johnson had to sub out in the 16th minute of Gladbach's Europa League round of 16 second-leg against Schalke. Johnson appeared to injure his hamstring. Gladbach exited the Europa League 2-2 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate. Andreas Christensen put Gladbach up at home in the 26th minute with Mahmoud Dahoud doubling the lead in first-half stoppage time. Schalke scored in the 54th and . . .
Friday's soccer TV schedule has Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund at home against Alfredo Morales's Ingolstadt. Also on the schedule, the Championship on beIN Sport and Liga MX on Azteca America. Borussia Dortmund vs Ingolstadt at 3:30pm on Fox Sports 2. Dortmund shutout Sportfreunde Lotte 3-0 in their rescheduled DFB Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday. Dortmund advances to play Bayern Munich in . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - The final countdown to this month’s massive World Cup qualifying matches began in earnest on Wednesday. Bruce Arena unveiled his 24-man USMNT roster for the games against Honduras On March 24 and Panama on the 28. What formation will the USMNT use? What sorts of tactics will predominate? Who will he decide to start in some key . . .
By J Hutcherson (Mar 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's almost too easy with an underachieving super club. Laugh along as they spend too much not to win. There are plenty of handy metrics to show just how badly a club like Manchester City is underachieving in the Champions League. It's an opportunity for the right person to step in and turn a team willing to spend into champions. Well, at least in . . .
The soccer news starts with an MLS result in the Champions League. FC Dallas came back to take the first-leg of their semifinal series with Pachuca 2-1 at Toyota Stadium. With Omar Gonzalez in Pachuca's starting eleven, Franco Jara put them up in the 3rd minute. Maxi Urruti equalized for Dallas in the 44th with Kellyn Acosta scoring from a free kick in the 58th. "We showed a lot of resilience," . . .
It's the Europa League round of 16 second-legs on Fox Sports. Manchester United tries to advance past Rostov on Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports 2 has the all-Bundesliga finale from the Gladbach vs Schalke season. Gladbach vs Schalke at 4pm on Fox Sports 2. Fabian Johnson and Gladbach drew 1-1 at Schalke. The series concludes at Borussia-Park. Gladbach lost 2-1 to Hamburg on Sunday. Schalke shutout . . .
USMNT coach Bruce Arena named 24 players to his squad in advance of the March 24 World Cup qualifiers against Honduras (10:30pm ET - Fox Sports 1) and Panama (10pm ET-beIN Sport). The USMNT players start camp on March 19 in San Jose. "We put together a roster that we think has balance and one that gives us an option in playing a number of different ways," Arena said. "It's a roster where the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - It’s not often that soccer serves up a historic, life-altering, history-making and possibly changing matchup. While soccer still has not served that one up quite yet in CONCACAF Champions League play, there may be just such a matchup waiting around the corner. FC Dallas and Tigres UANL are one step away from playing in what would be . . .