Monday's soccer news starts with what's left for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Namely, trophies for Jorge Villafana in Mexico and Timmy Chandler in Germany. Villafana subbed on in the 55th for Santos Laguna, winning the 2018 Clausura title in Liga MX. They drew 1-1 at Toluca to lift the trophy 3-2 on aggregate. Julio Furch scored for Santos in the 10th minute with Toluca equalizing on the . . .
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 . . .
Santos Laguna knocking out Club America at Estadio Azteca on Sunday night raised an old question about playoffs. What happens when the big teams representing the big cities can't get to the final? Though leagues like to argue otherwise, it doesn't take much to figure out that the big teams from the big cities draw the biggest ratings. There's a reason an LA vs NYC final in American sports makes . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico has the conclusions of the 2017-18 Bundesliga and Premier League seasons. We start in the Bundesliga, where Bobby Wood's Hamburg beat Gladbach 2-1 at home but other results ended Hamburg's record run in the Bundesliga with a 17th-place finish. Aaron Hunt converted a penalty to put Hamburg up in the 11th minute with Gladbach's Josip Drmic . . .
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 was an odd season for USMNT players in the Premier League. The number of regulars decreased to three, falling to two with a season-ending injury to Danny Williams. We already know the fate of one club with a USMNT player. Geoff Cameron's Stoke City officially fell to the Championship after the second-to-last matchday. Stoke City plays their final game of the 20117-18 season at Swansea City, . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with bad news for Geoff Cameron's Stoke City. With Cameron on the bench, Stoke City lost 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace, relegating the club from the Premier League. Xherdan Shaqiri put Stoke City in front in the 43rd minute. Crystal Palace equalized in the 68th and scored an 86th minute winner. “It is a tough, tough afternoon for me, for . . .
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. . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 2, 2018) US Soccer Players - Typically, sports leagues are more marathons than sprints. It's more of a long-distance challenge that rewards participants who can manage the obstacles better versus a shorter competition that rewards those who start out fast and maintain that speed. Liga MX is definitely more sprint than marathon, and that sprint is quickly heading . . .
Score a goal, get the highlight treatment in the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. This weekend, the goal scorer was Bobby Wood in Hamburg's 3-1 win at Wolfsburg. Wood converted a 43rd minute penalty to open the scoring, subbing out in the 77th. Lewis Holtby doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time. Josip Brekalo pulled a goal back for Wolfsburg in the 78th with Luca Waldschmidt . . .