Wednesday's soccer news starts with the Colorado Rapids using that unfortunate MLS euphemism that means they've fired the coach. The Rapids "parted ways" with Pablo Mastroeni, drawing a line underneath a poor record this season and a previous regime no longer running the show in Commerce City. “We would like to thank Pablo for his contributions to this organization, both as a player and as head . . .
The transfer window isn't riding an all-time high in popularity anywhere in world soccer. FIFPro, the international players union, is challenging it under European labor law. Clubs across Europe are wondering if we're in the middle of an inflated period they'll regret sooner than later. Now, the Premier League is considering ending it early next season to match with the start of their league . . .
It's always a shame when someone has to roll a statement back that should resonate without any disclaimers. Spurs defender Danny Rose got himself into trouble for saying he would leave the club in order to win trophies. More to the point, a club that doesn't match the ambition of elite players is an issue for a short career. There's more to it with both Spurs and Rose, but the point remains. If a . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the Premier League. the 2017-18 season began with Danny Williams subbing on in the 57th minute for Huddersfield Town in their 3-0 shutout of Crystal Palace. An own-goal put Huddersfield up in the 23rd minute at Selhurst Park. Steve Mounie scored in the 26th and 78th minutes. Jonas Lossl kept the clean sheet. "We analysed them and they showed . . .
Week 23 of the 2017 MLS season started with business as usual for Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders. The Sounders shutout Sporting KC 1-0 at home. Dempsey scored the game's only goal in the 36th minute with Jordan Morris assisting. Stefan Frei made three saves to keep the clean sheet, his fourth in a row. “I’ll address it in the sense that when we made that announcement in the locker room, . . .
It's Spain's turn for their season starting prestige kind of friendly. Barcelona plays Real Madrid in the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup on the weekend soccer TV schedule. That means another version of the El Clasico that's not quite the same as the regular El Clasico. Hey, at least this time its in Spain. Also on the weekend soccer TV schedule, the Premier League teams continue their season . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 11, 2017) US Soccer Players - MLS closed its summer transfer window with a bang this week. Several current and former USMNT players found themselves at the center of the action. The process offered up a timely snapshot of the many and nuanced ways in which the domestic league both fosters and frustrates this country's players. For the players, it can be a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 11, 2017) US Soccer Players - The close of the Major League Soccer transfer window brought a flurry of activity. Perhaps for the first time ever, deadline day in America’s top division was rife with enough intrigue to keep fans engaged all the way up to the midnight eastern cutoff. Among the bigger deals to go down were the transfer of USMNT player Paul Arriola . . .
Friday's soccer TV has the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season and a willingness to once again consider the big picture. For the Premier League, that's spending a whole lot of the revenue they're generating in large part through TV rights deals all over the world. What this is building is the expectation up and down the league that the Premier League's club have no choice to spend. It's a . . .
The 2017-18 Premier League begins on the Friday soccer TV schedule. Arsenal plays Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium. There are also games from France's Ligue 1 and Liga MX. Arsenal vs Leicester City at 2:45pm on NBCSN. It's the return of games that count for Premier League clubs, bringing to an end a friendly schedule that seems to get longer every summer. For Arsenal, it's the same . . .