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The soccer news starts with Orlando City joining Portland in Tuesday's MLS is Back final after knocking out Minnesota United 3-1. Nani put Orlando up in the 36th minute, doubling the lead in the 42nd. Mason Toye pulled a goal back for Minnesota in the 83rd minute. Benji Michel finished off the Orlando goals six minutes into stoppage time. "We're very happy to be in the final," Orlando City coach . . .
The Portland Timbers took a spot in the MLS is Back final, beating Philadelphia 2-1. Jeremy Ebobisse put Portland up in the 13th minute with Sebastian Blanco doubling the lead in the 70th. Andrew Wooten pulled a goal back for the Union in the 85th minute. "We don’t play for the commentators. We don’t play for the writers," Portland coach Giovanni Savarese said. "We play for our fans, for . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the return of the Europa League later this week. The round of 16 continues on Wednesday, picking up where European soccer's secondary competition left off following the March 12 matchday. Three USMNT players were active in the tournament when it went on hiatus. That number is now two with Matt Polster leaving Rangers for the New England Revolution. Polster's . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the shift in attention to the Champions League and a lesser extent the Europa League. UEFA pushed its tournaments into August after the domestic leagues and domestic cups conclude. In strange times, that gives them a spotlight they normally wouldn't have. For those needing the reminder, the Champions League was midway through the round of 16 prior to the hiatus. . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Jesse Marsch coaching Red Bull Salzburg to the 2019-20 Austrian Bundesliga title. Marsch's championship represents another accomplishment for American coaching development. Before leaving the New York Red Bulls for an assistant role at RB Leipzig and then the head coaching job at Salzburg, Marsch played and coached exclusively in Major League Soccer and with the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Wednesday marked an auspicious occasion in the history of American soccer. March 18 wasn't the date of a monumental US men's national team victory or the day that MLS started its first season. There's nothing about significant decisions for the sport taking place on that date. March 18 is an auspicious day in American soccer . . .
The soccer news starts with leagues suspending their schedules due to the coronavirus. As of now, the German and Mexican leagues are the only ones with games on the schedule this weekend, with that subject to change. Since Major League Soccer joined Serie A and La Liga in suspending their leagues, most of Europe has followed suit. That includes the English leagues announcing they were postponing . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a rare Friday game in the Europa League. Timmy Chandler subbed on in the 88th minute for Eintracht's 2-2 draw at Red Bull Salzburg with Eintracht advancing 6-3 on aggregate. Red Bull scored in the 10th minute with Eintracht's Andrew Sliva equalizing on the night in the 30th. Red Bull scored in the 71st minute with Silva scoring again in . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with LAFC showing how much home-field advantage matters in the Concacaf Champions League. Trailing 2-0 to Club Leon, LAFC beat the Liga MX club 3-0 at Banc of California Stadium to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Carlos Vela scored in the 27th and 77th minutes with Diego Rossi finishing off the goals in the 79th. "It needed to be a game where the intensity was high, where . . .