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 . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Europa League final. Timmy Chandler's Eintracht plays James Sands's Rangers with the guarantee that one USMNT player finishes the 2021-22 season with a UEFA trophy. Eintracht's run, in particular, has taken on significant resonance with the club not qualifying for Europe next season through league position after finishing 11th in the Bundesliga. The Europa . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in the Europa League. Timmy Chandler was on the bench for Eintracht, beating West Ham 1-0 at home on the night and advancing 3-1 on aggregate to the 201-22 Europa League final. Playing a man up from the 19th, Eintracht's Rafael Borre scored in the 26th minute. In a game where the benches ended up involved and the referee sent off West Ham manager David Moyes, Chandler . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a preview of tomorrow's Europa League semifinal second-legs. Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig is on the road ant James Sands's Rangers a goal up but facing an Ibrox crowd. Leipzig lost 3-1 at Gladbach on Monday, while Rangers drew 1-1 at Celtic. "Rangers will play differently at home than they did last week," RB Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco said. "The crowd will be . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in the Europa League semifinal first-legs. Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig beat Rangers 1-0 at home. James Sands subbed on in the 83rd minute for Rangers. RB Leipzig took the first-leg lead through an 85th minute Angelino goal. The series concludes on Thursday in Glasgow. "It was one of those games where we had to dig deep," Adams said. "They had a clear game plan and made . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in the Europa League quarterfinals second-legs. Timmy Chandler subbed on nine minutes into stoppage time for Eintracht's 3-2 win at Barcelona, advancing to the Europa League semifinals 4-3 on aggregate. Sergino Dest subbed on for Barca in the 62nd. Filip Kostic converted a 4th minute Eintracht penalty with Rafael Borre adding a goal in the 36th. Kostic scored . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League quarterfinal first-legs. Timmy Chandler was on the bench for Eintracht's 1-1 home draw with Barcelona andSergino Dest is injured. Ansgar Knauff put Eintracht up in the 48th with Ferran Torres equalizing for Barca in the 66th. Eintracht's Tuta saw red in the 78th minute. "We’re pleased about a fantastic performance," Eintracht coach Oliver . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in the Europa League. Barcelona advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win at Galatasaray, taking the series by the same score on aggregate. Falling behind in the 28th minute, Pedri equalized for Barca in the 37th and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 49th. Dest subbed out in the 56th minute with a hamstring injury. Barcelona plays Eintracht in the . . .