The soccer news starts with the roundup of MLS games. New England and Atlanta drew 1-1 at Gillette Stadium. Josef Martinez put Atlanta up in the 23rd minute with Teal Bunbury equalizing from the penalty spot in the 88th. "We want to get three points, so I wouldn’t say it feels like a win," Bunbury said. "Atlanta is a good team. They have a lot of key players but we kept pushing and we got a . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT playing Bolivia later tonight (6:30pm ET - FS1). The side returns to action under interim coach Dave Sarachan once again focusing on young players. Here's our preview. Pro Soccer Talk's Andy Edwards focuses on the young USMNT players. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jonathan Tannenwald on the DC United connection between USMNT goalkeeper Bill Hamid and . . .
Saturday's Champions League final (2:45pm ET - FOX) marks the end of the 2017-18 European soccer season, a finale that might end up looking like last season and the season before that. Real Madrid is playing for a three-peat, something that hasn't happened since the first-half of the 1970s when the tournament was the European Cup and required winning four home-and-away series and the final. Real . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 24, 2018) US Soccer Players - On Saturday, Real Madrid plays Liverpool (2:45pm ET - FOX) in the biggest game on the European soccer schedule. The Champions League final is the de facto club world championship, something made clear by how many people watch it versus the actual Club World Cup. For Real Madrid, it's an attempt at a three-peat, the most dominant performance we've . . .
The soccer news starts with Roma's almost comeback against Liverpool. Trailing 5-2 from the first-leg, that Champions League ended 7-6 with Roma converting a stoppage time penalty just before the final whistle. If 13 goals in a Champions League semifinal series seems like a lot, it set a new record. It also raised questions about defending and pressing in the final four of European club . . .
The soccer news starts with Real Madrid knocking Bayern Munich out of the Champions League 4-3 on aggregate. It's not exactly fair to decide that a series with seven goals hinges on the one resulting from the obvious mistake. Still, it's tough to ignore Karim Benzema's tap in in the 45th minute. In a can't believe his luck moment, Benzema had the ball and the goal to himself following a misplay by . . .
The soccer news starts with the Champions League and Real Madrid still in the toughest position in the semifinals. They're the ones playing with the weight of expectation for a three-peat, a way to take the biggest trophy in a season where Barcelona has already won La Liga. For Real Madrid, that means holding onto their 2-1 first-leg lead over Bayern Munich this afternoon at the Bernabeu (2:45pm - . . .
The soccer news starts with an old problem for the home team in the first-legs of knockout round serie, giving up away goals. Liverpool was as in control as a team can get at Anfield in their Champions League semifinal first-leg against Roma. Up five goals from the 68th minute, there was no doubt Liverpool would have the advantage in the second-leg. It turns out that won't be the full five . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's an off week for the Champions League and Europa League while we wait for the semifinals in both of Europe's club tournaments. With eight clubs still in position to lift a trophy, it's worth remembering what happened last season. Though Real Madrid kept their Champions League streak alive at the expense of Juventus, it was the Europa League . . .
It came the day after they beat Spurs 3-1 at Wembley, so Manchester City's Premier League title celebration will wait for next Sunday when they host Swansea City. It's sort of fitting given the recent results that have called the City season into question. Lifting the Premier League trophy rights a lot of issues, but this is still a club that couldn't hang in the Champions League and couldn't . . .