The soccer news starts with Borussia Dortmund moving on to the round of 16 in the 2017-18 Europa League. It wasn't easy, with Dortmund coming back to draw their second-leg 1-1 with Atalanta to advance 4-3 on aggregate. With Atalanta's home stadium not meeting UEFA requirements, the game was moved to Sassuolo's Mapei Stadium. Atalanta took the lead from a Rafael Toloi goal in the 11th minute. . . .
The soccer news starts in the CONCACAF Champions League round of 16 with USMNT player Rubio Rubin making his debut for Tijuana in their 1-0 win at Motagua. Rubin subbed on in the 53rd minute, picking up a yellow card in stoppage time. Ignacio Rivero scored the game's only goal in the 71st minute with Manuel Lajud keeping the clean sheet. Michael Orozco was on the bench for Tijuana. Also in the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 21, 2018) US Soccer Players - It’s time to pay attention to the CONCACAF Champions League. The confederation’s most important club competition is new again for 2018, keeping the top leagues out of the group stage which now operates as a separate feeder competition. That's something easily missed, highlighting a major problem with the tournament. Getting . . .
The soccer news starts with the CONCACAF Champions League. It's another restart for the tournament, returning to a knockout scenario for the teams from the bigger leagues in the region. That means a league in theory, depending on how much weight you put on the need for a group stage. The round of 16 begins on Tuesday with games on Wednesday and Thursday. This round concludes a week later. MLS is . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a press release that's more of a teaser from the fine folks at CONCACAF. What they initially referred to as the League of Nations is now falling into line with Europe by using Nations League. On March 7 in Miami, we'll learn the specifics of what CONCACAF has in mind. The quick takeaway is a response to anybody extending the calendar on the next competitive . . .
The soccer news starts with the Canadian Soccer Association announcing the new coach of their men's national team, catching people off guard with the choice. They've selected John Herdman, already employed by the CSA as the coach of their women's national team. Herdman is leaving one job for the other, raising questions about gender issues and direction with both programs. “We welcome John to . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - Toronto FC just made history over the course of the 2017 MLS season. Toronto became the first Canadian MLS team to life the MLS Cup, part of a triple haul of trophies. They also set the MLS record for most points earned in a season. The Reds outscored every one over the course of 34 games while giving up the second fewest goals . . .
It's the draw for the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League in the soccer news, with the same old question. Will an MLS team finally show they can win this thing, or is it still Liga MX's tournament? CONCACAF's attempt at creating something clubs and fans in the region care about has hit another intersection. No more group stage for the clubs from the most competitive leagues in the region. Instead, . . .
CONCACAF officially announced the new League of Nations competition, set to begin in September, 2018. The press release confirmed an earlier report that the confederation was set to follow UEFA's example and form a league structure for their national teams. Though the specifics won't be released until early 2018, CONCACAF confirmed that all 41 nations in the region will play across three leagues . . .
By J Hutcherson (Nov 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - Peru finally gave the World Cup playoffs what it needed, a game worth watching. With all due respect to Australia's win over Honduras much earlier in the day on Wednesday, that game quickly became an obvious conclusion. Though Peru was the stronger team by any metric, New Zealand gave them a game. Peru's goals and both teams' near misses were . . .