It didn't get any better for Minnesota United in week 4 of the 2017 MLS season. With most of the league taking the international weekend off, Minnesota United didn't get a break. Instead, it was another lopsided loss, this time on the road at New England. The Revolution opened their home schedule with a 5-2 win. Juan Agudelo started the scoring in the 4th minute at Gillette Stadium. Collen Warner . . .
The USMNT resumed World Cup qualifying on Friday night at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California in a big way. Shaking off two losses to start the Hexagonal round, the USMNT dominated Honduras in a 6-0 shutout. The goals started early with Sebastian Lletget scoring in the 5th minute. Michael Bradley doubled the lead in the 27th. Clint Dempsey made it 3-0 USMNT in the 32nd minute. Pulisic extended . . .
UEFA World Cup qualifying is on the weekend soccer TV schedule, with not a lot of club options due to the international break. MLS plays through with a limited schedule and the 2017 NASL Spring season kicks off on beIN Sport. New York Red Bulls vs Real Salt Lake at 4pm on Saturday on UniMas. For those of you who can't make it through the international break without club soccer, MLS has you . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT in action tonight against Honduras in San Jose (10:30pm ET - FS1). Is there going to be a pregame that pushes that start time closer to 11pm on the East Coast? Of course there is. After months of concern, we're all well aware of what's at stake for the USMNT. They need a win to start their path out of the basement of the Hexagonal. They need a win to return . . .
The games return in force on Friday's soccer TV schedule. World Cup qualifying resumes in CONCACAF with the USMNT in action against Honduras on Fox Sports 1. That follows Mexico playing Costa Rica. There are also qualifiers from UEFA. USMNT vs Honduras at 10:30pm on Fox Sports 1. We all know the stakes for the USMNT. Not taking three points at home would pile on the pressure with the USMNT bottom . . .
The soccer news starts with UEFA noticing how their soccer clubs spend their money. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is talking luxury tax, squad limits, and the transfer market, in an attempt to curb the payrolls of the super clubs. Fair enough in theory, but it's worth asking how the clubs are going to respond to UEFA attempting to impose limits. Europe is the land of the transfer fee, after . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 22, 2017) US Soccer Players - It doesn’t seem to matter who’s in charge of the most storied name in American soccer. The New York Cosmos are always a lightning rod. Maybe there’s something about the brand itself that attracts the iconoclast. These figures who see the Cosmos as a means to rocking the proverbial American soccer boat. In their 70s heyday, the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the announcement for this summer's International Champions Cup. The 2017 edition brings Juventus, Spurs, Roma, Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, and Barcelona to NFL stadiums, Orlando's Camping World Stadium, and Red Bull Arena. It's yet another chance to see the giants of European soccer without having to sit through an eight-hour plane . . .
By J Hutcherson (Mar 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - Real Salt Lake decided it was time for a coaching change three weeks into the 2017 MLS season. The international break had barely started when RSL announced the club had dismissed Jeff Cassar. Credit the management with using "dismisses" rather than "parted ways", since the scenario is almost always the club telling the coach it's time for him to . . .
The soccer news starts with the European media announcing that Bastian Schweinsteiger is moving to Chicago before MLS and the team got the chance. That included Schweinsteiger himself releasing a video. Time zones took away Chicago's moment, signing a marquee player from a marquee club. A World Cup winner moving from Manchester United to the Chicago Fire is never going to be a small thing. Still, . . .