Friday's soccer news starts with Europa League qualifying. Mix Diskerud's Omonia took a 4-2 first-leg lead over Sam Vines's Royal Antwerp at GSP Stadium in Cyprus. Manuel Benson gave Antwerp the lead in the 26th minute. Omonia's Loizos Loizou leveled the score in the 43rd. Andronikos Kakoullis put Omonia up in the 48th and Loizou scored again in the 55th. Koji Miyoshi pulled a goal back for . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 2, 2021) US Soccer Players – The architects of Italy's recent European Championship title were manager Roberto Mancini and the team's delegation chief Gianluca Vialli. The duo, famous for scoring goals at Serie A side Sampdoria in the 1980s and early '90s, famously won the now-defunct Cup Winners' Cup in 1990. That title proved a springboard for their conquest . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with UEFA's other competition. The 2020-21 Europa League concludes on Wednesday (3pm ET - CBS Sports Network) with Villarreal vs Manchester United in Gdansk. As always with the Europa League, it's hard to figure out exactly what it means to the teams that find themselves in the final. Manchester United already has a Champions League spot due to finishing 2nd in the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League semifinals. Bryan Reynolds wasn't in the squad for Roma, who beat Manchester United 3-2 at home but exited 8-5 on aggregate. Down a goal on the night from the 39th minute, Edin Dzeko equalized for Roma in the 57th. Bryan Cristante gave Roma the lead in the 60th with United equalizing in the 60th. An own-goal made it 3-2 Roma in the 83rd minute. . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League semifinals. Bryan Reynolds wasn't in the squad for Roma's 6-2 loss at Manchester United in the opening leg. Roma fell behind in the 9th minute with Lorenzo Pellegrini equalizing from the penalty spot in the 15th. Edin Dezko put Roma up in the 33rd. Manchester United went ahead for good in the 48th, adding a goal in the 64th and converting a 71st . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Major League Soccer's participants taking full advantage in the opening round of the 2021 Concacaf Champions League. Columbus became the fourth MLS team to advance to the quarterfinals, shutting out Real Esteli 1-0 at home on the night to take the series 5-0 on aggregate. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 86th minute with Eloy Room making two saves to keep the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT U-23s shutting out Costa Rica at Concacaf Olympic qualifying. Jesus Ferreria scored the game's only goal in the 35th minute with David Ochoa making eight saves to keep the clean sheet. Costa Rica had the lead on shots on goal to the USMNT's two. The USMNT plays the Dominican Republic in their second group stage game on Sunday (7pm ET - FS1). In the other . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the three teams with USMNT players exiting in the round of 32. Timothy Weah subbed out in the 78th minute of Lille's 2-1 loss at Ajax, exiting 4-2 on aggregate. Ajax scored in the 15th minute. Lille's Yusuf Yazici converted a 78th minute penalty while Ajax added a second goal in the 88th. "We are eliminated," Lille coach Christophe Galtier said. "That's what you . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the first-legs of the Europa League round of 32. Timothy Weah was the goal scorer in Lille's 2-1 home loss to Ajax. Weah's goal came in the 72nd minute. Ajax equalized from the penalty spot in the 87th and went ahead for good in the 89th minute. "What has changed for Timothy Weah? He has now been training normally for six months following a missed season," Lille . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 18, 2021) US Soccer Players - College soccer is finally getting underway from coast to coast this month. Many of the schools and conferences that pushed back their usual fall seasons to spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic are kicking off the truncated schedule that will lead up to the NCAA tournament in April and May. At least, that was the plan. This week . . .