By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 20, 2017) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is no stranger when it comes to playing in must-win games. From the first round of the World Cup to the Gold Cup knockout stages and Hexagonal tournaments in between, the USMNT has found ways to win. It will need to channel some of those past victories when it plays Honduras on Friday evening at Avaya Stadium in San . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a simple point from San Jose Earthquakes assistant coach John Spencer. It was Spencer on the sideline for the Quakes in their 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City. Spencer stepped in with Dom Kinnear unable to coach due to an illness. What Spencer saw from his squad on Saturday night was an ability to control possession. "We planned all week and watched a couple of . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a goal for Emerson Hyndman in Rangers' 4-0 shutout of Hamilton Academical. Hyndman opened the scoring in the 26th minute at Ibrox. Clinton Hill doubled the lead in the 41st minute with Martin Waghorn converting a penalty in the 55th. Waghorn assisted on Lee Wallace's goal in the 74th. Wesley Foderingham kept the clean sheet. "I can’t remember . . .
It was a busy Saturday for MLS in the weekend before the international break. 20 of the league's 22 teams were in action. It was also a busy day for referees across the league, with several red cards. Atlanta United continued their scoring streak in MLS, shutting out Chicago 4-0 in front of almost 46,000 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. An own-goal opened the scoring in the 4th minute. Chicago went a man . . .
It's the weekend soccer TV schedule with Manchester City playing Liverpool on network TV on Sunday. MLS has two games available nationally. On Saturday, Atlanta visits Chicago on UniMas and on Sunday Fox Sports 1 has Seattle playing the New York Red Bulls. Also on the schedule, GolTV has Sunday's Gladbach vs Bayern Munich game with those teams also set to meet in the DFB Pokal . . .
The US Soccer Federation announced on Friday that it will close the U-17 residency program based at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida at the end of the current semester. The program began in 1999 as a way to produce future senior squad players in an intensive residential environment modeled on overseas academy systems. The project helped the careers of many notable USMNT players, including . . .
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 . . .