The soccer news starts with the US Soccer Federation announcing a November friendly for the USMNT. The USMNT will travel to Swansea to play Wales on November 12 at Liberty Stadium (2:45pm ET - FS1, UniMas). Concacaf sat out the September friendlies due to the pandemic, and US Soccer didn't schedule games in October. This will be the first time the USMNT has played since February 1. US Soccer also . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the 2.Bundesliga. Bobby Wood subbed on in the 72nd minute of Hamburg's 3-0 home win over Erzgebirge Aue. Manuel Wintzheimer opened the scoring in the 17th minute with Sonny Kittel making it 2-0 in the 57th. Khaled Narey finished off the Hamburg goals in the 72nd. "Altogether I'm satisfied with the game," Hamburg coach Daniel Thioune said. "I think we were dominant . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with USMNT players in the Champions League. Sergino Dest's Barcelona had no trouble at home against Ferencvaros, winning 5-1 despite going a man down midway through the second-half. Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a 27th minute penalty and Ansu Fati doubled the lead in the 42nd. Philippe Coutinho made it 3-0 Barca in the 52nd. Gerard Pique saw red in the 68th . . .
By J Hutcherson (Oct 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Last week's brief Project Big Picture debate lasted just long enough to remind everybody how generally annoying revamp ideas have gotten. There's always someone or some group that knows that they can do things better. Then there's the current stakeholders insisting on holding onto what they have. That's been an ongoing them in European soccer . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Philadelphia winning 2-1 at New England. An own-goal put the Union up in the 34th minute with Anthony Fontana doubling the lead in the 69th. Tajon Buchanan pulled a goal back for the Revolution in the 80th minute. The result has Philadelphia in 2nd-place, three points behind Toronto and four points ahead of Columbus. Toronto and Philadelphia have played 19 games . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 19, 2020) US Soccer Players – The UEFA Champions League is the world’s biggest club competition. The tournament’s rebranding in 1992 brought with it more clubs from each country, a revamped format featuring more games and an injection of TV revenue. The planet’s best players want to take part in the Champions League, the de facto world championship for club . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS roundup and more teams qualifying for the playoffs. Toronto, Philadelphia, Columbus, and Orlando have spots in the East. In the West, Seattle and Portland are at the top of the table on 31 points with the Sounders on 17 games to the Timbers' 18. Chicago and Sporting Kansas City drew 2-2 at Soldier Field. Erik Hurtado scored for Sporting in the 35th minute . . .
Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig won 2-0 at Augsburg. Angelino opened the scoring in the 45th minute with Yussuf Poulsen doubling the lead in the 66th. Peter Gulacsi kept the clean sheet. "We were the better team and deserved to win," Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann said. "Looking ahead, playing really well is sometimes less important as long as we are picking up the points to achieve our goals. Every . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - There are almost too many places to start when it comes to Major League Soccer's Wednesday night round of games as a signifier of the strange season we're living through together. This is soccer in the middle of a pandemic, so naturally, there was a postponement. Minnesota didn't host Chicago due to a "suspected case" of COVID-19. . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Philadelphia announcing a deal to transfer midfielder Brenden Aaronson to Red Bull Salzburg. It's an interesting destination for a player not connected to the New York Red Bulls, and perhaps evidence of Red Bull management paying close attention across MLS. The transfer doesn't happen until the January window, with Aaronson remaining a Union player through the end . . .