Friday's soccer news starts with the return of Major League Soccer after the Nations League break for all of one game. In a push for interest against EURO 2020 and the Copa America. Mexico vs Honduras, and Canada in World Cup qualifying on the 12 and 15, it's only Sporting Kansas City vs Austin this weekend. It's a Western Conference match-up between 2nd-place and 11th, with Austin remaining on . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the USMNT's 4-0 shutout of Costa Rica in Utah. The next time we'll see a version of the USMNT like this one, World Cup qualifying points will be on the line. With that in mind, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter made significant changes while stressing the offense in the last game of the Nations League window. With trophy in hand, the USMNT looked dangerous from the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the latest example of racist abuse directed at a professional soccer player on social media. This time, it was USMNT and KRC Genk defender Mark McKenzie. Just two days after winning the Concacaf Nations League, McKenzie shared an example of what he sees on social media. His own comment read "the amount of racial abuse and personal attacks on myself and family . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT making a major statement in Concacaf by winning the Nations League. It wasn't easy for the USMNT, needing two comebacks and an injury requiring a goalkeeping change but the result was making history as the first Nations League winners. As Charlie Davies said on the CBS Sports Network coverage, "this is a start." With that in mind, here are three takeaways . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT advancing to Sunday's Nations League final against Mexico (Sunday, 9pm ET - CBS Sports Network. There's no denying the importance of this new competition for Gregg Berhalter and his squad. Berhalter prioritized it through his squad rotation, bringing in top players for a compacted training camp and plenty of travel. The idea was to mimic what US Soccer's . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the USMNT trying to advance in the Concacaf Nations League. The USMNT plays Honduras later tonight at Empower Field in Denver (7:30pm ET - Univision and Paramount+) with a spot in the final on the line. It's been a long wait to bring the first Nations League to a conclusion, with Concacaf moving the final four to the March international window and then to June. . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with group F at Euro 2020. Joachim Low's last tournament as Germany coach means navigating one of the toughest groups possible in world soccer right now. There, he'll get an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that his ideas still resonate at the highest level. Germany is as close to an all-star team as exists in Europe right now, starting in goal with Manuel . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with an interesting June in the Premier League. While the action on the field shifts to national teams, those running Europe's elite club sides need to figure out the money on an expedited schedule. That starts with the Premier League, with the summer transfer window opening on June 9. The rest of Europe's major leagues join in on July 1. That means the time is now to . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic setting a new high mark for USMNT players to follow. Pulisic subbed on in the 66th minute and had one of the better chances in Chelsea's 1-0 shutout of Manchester City to win the 2020-21 Champions League title. Kai Havetz scored the game's only goal in the 42nd minute. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made one save to keep the clean sheet. Pulisic . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a preview of Sunday's Switzerland vs USMNT friendly (2pm ET - ESPN). The game comes as the USMNT technical staff tries to mimic what the squad will face this Fall during the compacted World Cup qualifying schedule. The distance between Switzerland and Denver might be stretching things, but the next stop is the Concacaf Nations League semifinal and the first game . . .