Monday's soccer news starts with the Bundesliga's successful return to playing games that count. That may not be the same thing as a fully successful return, especially for anybody who thinks that the crowd can sway a result. Shocked looks, we all know it can. That was already the biggest talking point before, during, and now after a weekend of games that sort of seemed normal. Borussia . . .
The roundup of USMNT players is back in action with the games resuming behind closed doors in the Bundesliga. Round 26 meant an unlikely Revierderby with Borussia Dortmund shutting out Weston McKennie's Schalke 4-0 at home. Erling Haland scored for Dortmund in the 29th with Raphael Guerreiro added a goal in the 45th with Thorgan Hazard made it 4-0 in the 48th minute. Guerreiro scored again in the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with games on the schedule for USMNT players in the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga. The season resumes on Saturday behind closed doors and with strict precautions. Augsburg will be without its new coach at home to John Brooks's Wolfsburg. Heiko Herrlich broke quarantine by leaving the team hotel. That's the level of scrutiny the teams and personnel are under in an attempt . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the Bundesliga close to playing games that count. In a week that began with questions over the viability of staging games, even with the strict restrictions Germany has in place, the Bundesliga seems set to resume. That not only makes them the first of Europe's leagues to get the season started. It also creates a clear runway for other leagues to do the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the countdown to the Bundesliga's restart and an obvious problem. What happens when players or personnel tests positive for the coronavirus? That's already the situation in the 2.Bundesliga, where Dynamo Dresden had two players test positive and now faces a two-week quarantine. As a one-off situation, the league can postpone a game or two. If it's more than one . . .
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Thursday's soccer news starts with the distinction between sports in Europe and in North America. Whether or not the Bundesliga resumes play under its new schedule targeting May 15, it may not mean much of anything on this side of the Atlantic. Major League Soccer taking the lead as the first professional sport to return is unlikely considering how far into their seasons the National Basketball . . .
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Wednesday's soccer news starts with what seems like a never ending story until it actually happens, European soccer leagues successfully restarting their seasons. Once again, the Bundesliga is in the lead with the German government agreeing that games can begin in May. The original plan was to restart the league on May 9 with that date now pushed to later in the month. ESPN's Stephen Uersfeld . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the German government postponing the Bundesliga's restart by at least a week. German soccer planned on resuming its top two divisions on May 9, with clubs already in their second week of practice sessions. That's with social distancing somewhat in place, as they try to figure out the best way back to actual games. That plan needed government approval at regional . . .