By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Apr 25, 2018) US Soccer Players - There aren't many things that tie Arsenal Football Club to Major League Soccer. Even Stan Kroenke, investor/operator of the Colorado Rapids in addition to majority shareholder at Arsenal, doesn’t mean much on the field or in the stands. The Rapids and Gunners have that link in the boardroom and nowhere else of consequence. Two key . . .
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 . . .
The Friday soccer news starts with Arsene Wenger announcing he's leaving as manager of Arsenal at the end of the season. Wenger has been under intense criticism for the club's position in the Premier League and in Europe. Arsenal is in the Europa League semifinals, but it's a different era for competition among the London clubs. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the . . .
It came the day after they beat Spurs 3-1 at Wembley, so Manchester City's Premier League title celebration will wait for next Sunday when they host Swansea City. It's sort of fitting given the recent results that have called the City season into question. Lifting the Premier League trophy rights a lot of issues, but this is still a club that couldn't hang in the Champions League and couldn't . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Liga MX. Rubio Rubin put on a super sub performance for Tijuana in their 3-0 home win over Chivas. Rubin subbed on in the 73rd minute and scored Tijuana's third goal in the 84th. Miller Bolanos opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 7th minute. Gustavo Bou converted a penalty in the 41st. Gibran Lajud kept the clean sheet. Omar . . .
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 . . .
It was all going so well for Manchester City. Drawn into the Champions League quarterfinals against fellow Premier League club Liverpool, City was the obvious favorite. Now, they're three goals down and looking for a dramatic comeback at home on Tuesday. The Premier League champions in waiting for most of the season, they'll now have to wait a little longer thanks to a derby loss to Manchester . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Christian Pulisic in the Bundesliga. Pulisic scored in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 home shutout of Stuttgart. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 38th minute from a crossing position outside of the box. Michy Batshuayi doubled the lead in the 48th. Maxi Philipp finished off the goals in the 59th. Roman Burki was in goal for Dortmund. "I . . .
Manchester City could win the Premier League this weekend against their city rivals United on the soccer TV schedule. NBC has that game on Saturday. The Bundesliga title is also at stake with Bayern Munich playing Augsburg on FS2 on Saturday. On Sunday, the US Women play Mexico on Fox and Sporting KC hosts the LA Galaxy on ESPN. Manchester City vs Manchester United at 12:30pm on NBC. The Premier . . .
Manchester City could be Premier League champions this weekend and Bayern Munich could win the Bundesliga. That's all you need to know about both of those clubs domestically this season, dominating their leagues at a level that has the other contenders playing for 2nd-place in early April. What this means for two of Europe's major soccer leagues is a good question. Parity is an issue for Europe's . . .