Friday's soccer news starts with Schalke trying to do something that hasn't happened since January 17, win a Bundesliga game. Schalke won 2-0 at Gladbach in a meeting of contenders for the Champions League places. Now, it's Gladbach sitting 4th in the Bundesliga table and Schalke sliding all the way to 10th. Schalke has lost all four of their games since the season resumed, scoring once in a 2-1 . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with baseball's problems and the difficulties in starting a season. Unlike the arena sports and MLS, baseball was still in spring training when the pandemic made playing games impossible. Now, they face an even longer layoff unable to come to agreement on how to start the 2020 season. AP's Ronald Blum reported that the MLBPA, the union that represents baseball . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the MLSPA ratifying their new collective bargaining agreement. The two sides agreed to a new CBA before the start of the 2020 season, but MLS never officially signed the deal. The impact of that became clear in recent days with MLS reportedly threatening to lockout players while players refused to show up for voluntary practices. At issue was MLS using that . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in the Bundesliga. Tyler Adams subbed on in the 59th minute of RB Leipzig's 4-2 win at Cologne. Trailing from the 7th minute, Patrik Schick equalized for Leipzig in the 20th. Christopher Nkunku made it 2-1 in the 38th with Timo Werner scoring in the 50th minute. Cologne pulled a goal back in the 55th. Leipzig's Dani Olmo finished off the scoring in the 57th . . .
What's the difference between losing 1-0 to Bayern and 5-0? Bayern still takes the points in a situation where goal difference is irrelevant to their position at the top of the table. Shaking off a Bayern loss may not be deficit dependent. It's more about the realization that the Bundesliga is returning to a league of haves and have nots. With that comes the realistic limit to . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with USMNT players meeting in the Bundesliga. John Brooks's Wolfsburg hosts Timmy Chandler's Eintracht (Saturday, 9:30am ET - FS2) with both players coming off of big midweek performances. Brooks was crucial in Wolfsburg's 4-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen. Chandler subbed on late against Freiburg and scored a minute later in a 3-3 draw. "I expect them to pick up where they . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the Bundesliga. Weston McKennie opened the scoring in Schalke's 2-1 loss at Fortuna Dusseldorf with a 53rd minute goal. Rouwen Hennings equalized for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 63rd with Kenan Karaman scoring in the 68th. Alfredo Morales subbed on in the 81st minute. Zack Steffen is recovering from injury. "It’s really frustrating to have lost again," McKennie . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the roundup of USMNT players in the Bundesliga. Timmy Chandler was the hero for Eintracht in their 3-3 home draw with Freiburg. Falling behind in the 28th minute, Andre Silva equalized in the 35th. Freiburg went up 3-1 with goals in the 67th and 69th minutes. Daici Kamada pulled a goal back for Eintracht in the 79th minute. Chandler subbed on in the 81st minute, . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with an interesting week in the Bundesliga. While 2nd-place Borussia Dortmund hosting 1st-place Bayern Munich later today is the easy headline, for USMNT fans there are other games on the schedule. Namely, Fortuna Dusseldorf hosting Schalke tomorrow. As the table stands, it's a meeting of 16th and 8th-place, but much more is already on the line. Weston McKennie's . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a new coach for FC Cincinnati. The MLS club announced the hiring of former Dutch international Jaap Stam after parting ways with Ron Jans in February. Yoann Damet has been serving as interim coach, his second stint in that role. Stam resigned as coach of Feyenoord in October. "I strongly believe that Jaap can lead us through our next phase, to our new stadium, and . . .