By J Hutcherson (Aug 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup doesn't officially start anything. It's not the kickoff for either of Europe's club tournaments, both well into qualifying at this point. UEFA's Champions League couldn't even get out of the way for the World Cup, playing games while that tournament was still underway in Russia. The domestic leagues in Europe stagger . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - Sometimes outsiders can provide the most incisive perspectives. So when offered the chance to chat with Steve McManaman as he tours the United States in an ambassadorial role for La Liga, I sought out the retired English great’s views on a range of American soccer matters. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder is on . . .
The finals of the FA Cup and DFB Pokal are on the weekend soccer TV schedule, with Timmy Chandler's Eintracht playing for a trophy. It's also the finale of the 2017-18 Serie A season with Juventus already champions but the relegation places uncertain. MLS has a game on national TV on Saturday with Portland hosting LAFC. As always with national TV, check your local listings to make sure your . . .
We start the soccer news with La Liga's dominance in the Europa League. Since revamping the UEFA Cup and merging in the Cup Winners' Cup for the 2009-10 Europa League, Spanish clubs have won it five out of eight times. The only time over that period that a La Liga team lost a Europa League final was when both finalists came from Spain. Sevilla accounts for three of those titles with their . . .
It's the conclusion of the 2017-18 Bundesliga season on Saturday and the Premier League on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule. NBC is all in on the final day of the Premier League, but unfortunately there's not a lot of excitement left in the various scenarios. We previewed the final day of the Bundesliga for USMNT players as well as the Premier League. In Serie A, Juventus can win the title . . .
It's the el clasico on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Barcelona hosts Real Madrid on Sunday with Barcelona already La Liga champions and Real Madrid advancing to the Champions League final to play Liverpool. The stakes are what they are with this one but it's still the biggest club soccer game on this planet. Also on the weekend soccer TV schedule, the Hudson River derby is on ESPN on Saturday. . . .
There's an MLS stadium debut on the weekend soccer TV schedule. LAFC opens Banc of California Stadium against Seattle on Sunday on FS1. The nationally available Premier League game is Swansea City vs Chelsea on Saturday. There's also the chance for a meeting of USMNT players in the Bundesliga on Sunday when Aron Johannsson's Werder Bremen hosts Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund. LAFC vs . . .
The FA Cup semifinals get the network TV coverage on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Manchester United plays Spurs on Saturday on Fox, and it's always worth checking your local listings to make sure your affiliate is carrying the game. Also on the soccer TV schedule, the Copa del Rey final is on ESPN Deportes on Saturday with Barcelona hosting Sevilla. Manchester United vs Spurs at 12pm on Fox on . . .
It's a high-profile MLS match-up on the weekend soccer TV schedule with Atlanta United hosting NYCFC on Sunday. There's also Liverpool vs Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday on NBC while Manchester City continues their push for the trophy at Spurs on NBCSN. ESPN also has MLS on Sunday with Sporting KC vs the Seattle Sounders. Atlanta United vs NYCFC at 6pm on Sunday on FS1. This is a . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the draw for the 2017-18 Champions League semifinals. On one side of the bracket, old acquaintances Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. On the other, Liverpool plays Roma in a rematch of the 1984 final. Well, a meeting of the same teams that once played for a trophy in a noticeably different version of the European club championship. Times have changed, and right . . .