The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga. Weston McKennie subbed out in the 76th minute for Schalke's 2-1 home win over Mainz. Suat Serdar scored for Schalke in the 36th with Mainz equalizing in the 74th. Amine Harit scored Schalke's winner in the 89th. McKennie saw yellow in the 47th minute. Josh Sargent subbed out in the 79th minute for Werder Bremen in their . . .
The soccer news starts with one USMNT player getting minutes in the Europa League. Timmy Chandler subbed on in the 74th minute for Eintracht’s 3-0 home loss to Arsenal. Eintracht finished a man down with a 79th minute red card to Dominik Kohr. “It’s a tough defeat to take because the scoreline didn’t reflect the performance,” Eintracht coach Adi Hutter said. “We created a lot of chances but a . . .
The soccer news starts with week 29 in MLS. Atlanta United shutout FC Cincinnati 2-0 at Nippert Stadium. Josef Martinez scored in the 59th and 65th minutes with Brad Guzan making two saves to keep the clean sheet. Atlanta is in 3rd-place in the Eastern Conference, a point behind Philadelphia and six points behind 1st-place NYCFC with all three teams on 30 games played. "We pride ourselves on . . .
The soccer news starts with what counts as a Champions League disappointment. Christian Pulisic didn't play in Chelsea's 1-0 home loss to Valencia. Rodrigo scored the game's only goal in the 74th minute, with Chelsea taking 22 shots with 6 on goal to Valencia's 8 with 2. Chelsea missed a penalty, adding to the pressure now on the squad. "We created enough good chances, had a penalty, and then . . .
The soccer news starts with the Champions League group stage. While the European Club Association leadership tries to build consensus for a revamp of the competition, the games begin. The current era of the Champions League favors the top three leagues in Europe, giving each of them four group stage places and keeping them out of the multi-tiered qualifying process. That means the outsider teams . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 16, 2019) US Soccer Players – It's easy to criticize the MLS playoffs. Specifically, the number of teams that make the postseason. Fourteen teams will make the playoffs, two more than last season, in a rebranded format. For critics of the league, this turns the regular season into a long qualifying tournament. Maybe it is, but that only adds to the pressure . . .
The soccer news starts with the Chicago Fire announced that Joe Mansueto is now the club's investor/operator. Mansueto had a minority stake in the club before buying out Andrew Hauptman. The change in investor/operator comes as the club plans to move back to Soldier Field next season while considering a rebranding and name change. "I joined Andrew as a partner because he developed a tremendous . . .
Week 28 of the 2019 MLS season resumed with NYCFC coming back to beat San Jose 2-1 to extend their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference to six points over Philadelphia. Chris Wondolowski put the Earthquakes up on the road in the 20th minute with Keaton Parks equalizing in the 40th. Alxandru Mitrita scored NYCFC's winner in the 43rd minute. "NYCFC is at the top of the Eastern Conference for a . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the German lower divisions. Julian Green scored for Furth in their 2-1 home win over Wehen Wiesbaden. Trailing from the 46th, Daniel Keita-Ruel equalized for Furth in the 81st. Green converted a stoppage time penalty for the win. In the 3.Liga, Terrence Boyd scored two goals in Hallescher's 3-2 win at Ingolstadt. A goal down from the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - "Playoff implications" is like magic. The phrase immediately increases the intensity of regular-season games that would otherwise lack for intrigue. It's fair to say that it takes too long for Major League Soccer's regular season to get to the point where the "playoff implications" magic cascades down over proceedings. When it . . .