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 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 . . .
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 . . .
The soccer news starts with week 5 in the Premier League and a simple question. Do we really know much about the 2019-20 season? The September international break does a quality job in disrupting any momentum one way or the other for the start of the Premier League season. Teams already in trouble may be able to regroup. Teams already stockpiling points may wonder why the games need to . . .
It was a midweek start for week 28 of the 2019 MLS season with NYCFC and Toronto drawing 1-1 at Yankee Stadium. Alexandru Mitrita scored for NYCFC in the 6th minute with Alejandro Pozuelo equalizing from the penalty spot in the 40th. Toronto had the lead on shots on goal 5 to 1. Houston shutout Minnesota 2-0 at home. Mauro Manotas opened the scoring in the 37th and assisted on Christian Ramirez's . . .
The soccer news starts with a foregone conclusion. The big clubs in Europe will eventually get what they want one way or another. It might not be as straightforward as they'd like, but they're the ones holding the power. AP's Graham Dunbar has the follow-up to reports that the rest of the European clubs aren't necessarily interested in a revamped Champions League. No surprise there. The de facto . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the September 2019 international window with a game against Uruguay in St Louis (8pm ET - FS1). For the USMNT, this is another opportunity to show progress with coach Gregg Berhalter's commitment to tactics. It comes after what many pundits took as a dispiriting loss to Mexico on Friday. Berhalter and the USMNT technical staff didn't feel that way, . . .
The soccer news starts with the conundrum for the USMNT's technical staff. Gregg Berhalter is coach in part because of his plans to produce a distinct identity through tactics and strategy for this team. His plans were never about putting together a best available eleven in each window and allowing them to play to their strengths. Against Mexico on Friday night, sticking to that plan turned into a . . .
The soccer news starts with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter and Mexico coach Tata Martino making an old point ahead of Friday night's friendly at MetLife Stadium (8:30pm - FS1). Berhalter started by favoring Mexico in a comparison of the state of the two country's soccer. Shocked looks, Martino agreed with Berhalter's assessment. However much weight you want to put on words like "slightly" and "a . . .