Friday's soccer news starts in the Europa League where Richy Ledezma's PSV finished 2nd in group A with a 2-1 win at Bodo/Glimt. An own-goal put PSV up in the 35th and Johan Bakayoko doubled the lead in the 52nd minute. Bodo/Glimt scored three minutes into stoppage time. Also in group A, Matt Turner wasn't in the squad for Arsenal's 1-0 home win over FZ Zurich. Kieran Tierney scored in the 17th . . .
Friday's soccer news has the Europa League roundup for USMNT players, starting with Jordan Pefok subbing out in the 63rd minute of Union Berlin's 1-0 home win over Braga in group D. Robin Knoche converted a 68th minute penalty and Union goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow made three saves to keep the clean sheet. Union Berlin is in 2nd-place on nine points, trailing group leaders Union St-Gilloise by four . . .
The soccer news starts with James Sands and Malik Tillman's Rangers losing 3-0 at Napoli in group A of the Champions League. Napoli scored in the 11, 16th, and 80th minutes, leading the group with 15 points. Tillman subbed out in the 67th minute. Rangers are in 4th-place with no points, three points behind 3rd-place Ajax, who lost 3-0 at Ajax. Rangers host Ajax on the final day of the group stage . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the MLS playoffs where Philadelphia advanced to the Eastern Conference final beating FC Cincinnati 1-0 at Subaru Park. Leon Flach scored the game's only goal in the 59th and Andre Blake made five saves to keep the clean sheet. "Good playoff game, good playoff intensity, good playoff atmosphere, certainly a tough way to end it," Cincinnati coach Pat Noonan said. . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in the Europa League with Matt Turner in goal for Arsenal's 1-0 win at Bodo/Glimt in group A. Bukayo Saka scored the game's only goal in the 24th minute with Turner making one save. Arsenal is top of the group with nine points, two ahead of 2nd-place PSV. "He's improving, he's getting better, we are demanding things that are different to what other managers have . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League roundup with Matt Turner in goal for Arsenal's 3-0 home win over Bodo/Glimt in group A. Eddie Nketiah opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with Rob Holding doubling the lead in the 27th. Arsenal's Fabio Vieira finished off the goals in the 84th with Turner making four saves to keep the clean sheet. Arsenal has a two-point lead over PSV at the top . . .
Fridays soccer news starts in the Europa League where Matt Turner's Arsenal won 2-1 at FC Zurich. Arsenal's Marquinhus scored in the 16th with Zurich converting a 44th minute penalty. Eddie Nketiah scored for Arsenal in the 62nd minute. Mix Diskerud's Omonia lost 3-0 to Sheriff from goals in the 2nd, a 55th minute penalty, and the 76th. Richy Ledezma was on the bench for PSV in their 1-1 draw . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with USMNT players in Europa Conference League third round qualifying, with Sam Vines's Royal Antwerp beating Lillestrom 2-0 at home and advancing 5-1 on aggregate. Anthony Valencia scored in the 11th minute and Birger Verstraete adding a goal in the 69th. Antwerp plays Basaksehir in the play-off round, main path on August 18 and 25. Kenny Saief subbed out in the . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 31, 2022) US Soccer Players - If there's a big picture takeaway from the 2021-22 season in European club soccer, it might be an overreaching awareness of change. UEFA debuted the new Europa Conference League and late in the season confirmed the Champions League revamp for 2024-25. What is now the upcoming season has to manage a November/December World Cup. A FIFPro survey has . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Timmy Chandler's Eintracht winning the 2021-22 Europa League. Chandler was on the bench for the 1-1 draw that held through extra time. Eintracht took the title 5-4 on penalties. James Sands subbed on for Rangers in the 101st minute. Joe Aribo put Rangers up in the 57th with Rafael Borre equalizing for Eintracht in the 69th. After Rangers failed to convert in the . . .