Going from 1st to 5th in the Premier League was likely to lead to changes at Chelsea. That's the polite way to say that not staging a competitive defense of their title would lead to yet another manager. In this case, head coach Antonio Conte making way for Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea made the Sarri hiring official over the weekend, once again drawing a line underneath a successful period that didn't . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jun 26, 2018) US Soccer Players - The Premier League has decided it's time that their big clubs get a greater share of the money. Specifically, the overseas TV rights. The 2019-20 season will mark the start of a kicker for those overseas rights, similar to what the league already does with the domestic rights. On the surface, the scenario is simple, finish higher in the table, . . .
We start the soccer news with Championship club Aston Villa facing significant financial issues. News broke yesterday that the long-time Premier League club is facing a tax bill of around $5.6m and reportedly losing between $6.5m to $8m a month. Also according to reports, their owner Tony Xia didn't cover those losses for May. That puts a different spin on Aston Villa's playoff loss to Fulham that . . .
The soccer news starts with Sam Allardyce no longer the manager of Everton. The Premier League managerial merry-go-round was always going to continue, but for Everton it might be highlighting a bigger problem. After their tough start that led to hiring Allardyce, is the question really about breaking into the Premier League elite? "On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .