Wednesday's soccer news starts with the third round of England's 2021-22 League Cup. Zack Steffen was in goal for Manchester City's 6-1 home win over Wycombe Wanderers. Falling behind in the 22nd minute, Kevin De Bruyne equalized for City in the 29th. Riyad Mahrez (43rd) and Phil Foden (first-half stoppage time) made it 3-1 at the half. Ferran Torres scored in the 71st, Foden added a second goal . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Sergino Dest's Barcelona needing a late comeback to draw 1-1 at home with Granada. Falling behind in the 2nd minute, Ronald Araujo equalized for Barca in the 90th. The result has them in 7th-place in La Liga on eight points from four games. They're one of six undefeated teams, a list that includes the top two and 14th-place Villarreal, who've drawn every game this . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with FIFA announcing a consultation period for revamping the international match calendar. That's what determines international breaks, a point of interest as FIFA seems intent on pushing ahead with its biennial World Cup plan. As Charles Boehm explained last week, that includes limiting international windows to either once in October during the standard European season . . .
We start the Week 26 roundup with FC Dallas losing 3-2 at Houston. Griffin Dorsey scored for the Dynamo in the 5th and Fafa Picault doubled the lead in the 20th. Darwin Quintero made it 3-0 Houston from the penalty spot in the 59th. Jadar Obrian scored in the 86th and four minutes into stoppage time. Dallas announced on Sunday that Luchi Gonzalez was no longer the club's head coach along with . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil starts in the Austrian Bundesliga. Brenden Aaronson scored in Red Bull Salzburg's 2-0 home win over Rapid Vienna. Karin Adeyemi converted a 79th minute penalty and Aaronson doubled the lead four minutes into stoppage time. Red Bull goalkeeper Philipp Kohn made three saves to keep the clean sheet. "It was every bit the kind of emotional and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - Unless you're a fan of an Eastern Conference rival, you might find yourself feeling bad for the Philadelphia Union. The Union won its first trophy in 2020, lifting a makeshift Supporters' Shield at Subaru Park last November before later receiving the actual Shield. The Union finished with the most points in MLS after a challenging . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League. DeAndre Yedlin's Galatasaray beat Lazio 1-0 at home to open its group E schedule. A 66th minute own-goal was the difference. "Today, frankly, the thing that makes me the happiest is that Galatasaray belongs in Europe," coach Fatih Terim said. "It was such a nice return." Also in group E, Konrad De La Fuente subbed on in the 56th minute of . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 16, 2021) US Soccer Players - The mere sight of Arsene Wenger can convey powerful imagery to people around the world, even those who don't support Arsenal. For anyone paying the slightest attention to the sport during his long heyday at the London club, the professorial Frenchman was the epitome of evolution and innovation in what became by many measures . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the Champions League where Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig lost 6-3 at Manchester City. Nathan Ake put City up in the 16th and an own-goal doubled the lead in the 28th. Christopher Nkunku pulled a goal back for Leipzig, but a first-half stoppage time penalty from Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1 City. Nkunku scored again in the 51st. City's Jack Grealish added a fourth goal in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - The US National Team and Mexico met up twice in a pair of high-stakes title games over the summer with the Americans winning both. The victories showed that the USA returned to the same level as Mexico, arguably taking a step past them. After all, the USMNT played with two different rosters, in two different largely pro-Mexico . . .