The 2019 Liga MX Clausura has a favorite, but teams repeating in Mexico isn't the norm. Club America will try it this Spring but without USMNT player Joe Corona. With his loan deal up at the end of America's championship season, Corona is back with Club Tijuana. It's an interesting situation for the midfielder, rejoining a club that had issues during the Apertura. Improving on their 15th-place . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic's eventual move to Chelsea. Borussia Dortmund announced that they've transferred Pulisic for over $70m dollars to the Premier League club, but Pulisic will stay with them on loan through the end of the Bundesliga season. That's a major caveat for a deal of this size, giving pundits and fans plenty of time to pick apart the move. "It was always . . .
The first update of the New Year starts where last year left off, in England with the soccer scores. It was bad news for Tim Ream's Fulham in the Premier League, losing 4-1 at Arsenal. Trailing by two goals from the 55th, Aboubakar Kamara scored for Fulham in the 69th. Arsenal added goals in the 79th and 83rd minutes. "When they created the first chance we made a mistake because the goal came . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT players in England, Scotland, and Isreal. With most of the leagues on winter break or their off-season, the action focuses on the Premier League and Championship. Tim Ream's Fulham shutout Huddersfield Town 1-0 at home. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the game's only goal a minute into stoppage time with Sergio Rico making 5 saves to keep the clean sheet. Mitrovic . . .
The soccer news starts with the Bundesliga on winter break. If it's anybody but Bayern Munich top of the table, that's the story. Borussia Dortmund is the team currently telling it, six points ahead after 17 games and still alive in the Champions League. The January transfer window looms, with Bayern Munich well aware that Dortmund is now the team to beat. "I feel we're the FC Bayern from the . . .
The soccer news is back from the holiday break with Atlanta United announcing their new coach. Frank de Boer takes over from Tata Martino who most expect to become the next coach of Mexico's National Team. De Boer is best known for coaching Ajax to multiple Eredivisie titles before moving to Inter Milan and then Crystal Palace. As a player, de Boer was one of world soccer's elite defenders, . . .
The soccer news starts with the Chinese Super League. Not so long ago, they were the major threat to the status quo in world soccer, offering players salaries that even the biggest European clubs weren't interested in matching. That changed quickly, with Chinese authorities moving against the kind of spending that brought players like Oscar and Hulk to China's Super League. Both of those deals are . . .
UPDATE: Greg Garza left camp on Jan 17 with a ow-grade quadriceps sprain. The soccer news starts with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter announcing the 27-player roster for the 2019 January camp. This is Berhalter's first roster since taking the USMNT job earlier this month. The squad will gather in Chula Vista, California on January 6 with friendlies against Panama in Glendale, AZ on Jan 27 (ESPN2 - . . .
The soccer news starts with a full day of punditry letting us know precisely what happened to cause Manchester United to part ways with manager Jose Mourinho. Since the idea of the manager in English soccer has eroded away, it's fair enough to call the job coach. That's also the main reason Mourinho is not in charge. The coaching was the problem, with all that means for any team in any sport. In . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS deciding to shorten the season and revamp the playoffs for 2019. Both of these aren't surprises, with reports that the moves were under consideration as 2018 drew to its lengthy close. Blame the FIFA international breaks, but MLS was asking a lot of clubs and fans waiting out the November window. Now, MLS Cup will happen before the November international break, set . . .