The soccer news starts with a full day of punditry letting us know precisely what happened to cause Manchester United to part ways with manager Jose Mourinho. Since the idea of the manager in English soccer has eroded away, it's fair enough to call the job coach. That's also the main reason Mourinho is not in charge. The coaching was the problem, with all that means for any team in any sport. In . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS deciding to shorten the season and revamp the playoffs for 2019. Both of these aren't surprises, with reports that the moves were under consideration as 2018 drew to its lengthy close. Blame the FIFA international breaks, but MLS was asking a lot of clubs and fans waiting out the November window. Now, MLS Cup will happen before the November international break, set . . .
The soccer news starts with Manchester United losing 3-1 at Liverpool on Sunday. The latest setback for Jose Mourinho's team quickly became the major talking point. The focus stays on Mourinho, the January transfer window, and the knockout round of the 2018-19 Champions League. United's loss at Anfield showed more of the problems with this team. As always when talking about a super club, . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Liga MX. Joe Corona's Club America is celebrating the 2018 Apertura championship, shutting out Cruz Azul 2-0 on the road to take the series by the same score on aggregate. Corona subbed on in the 77th minute with Club America up from a 51st minute Edson Alvarez goal. Cruz Azul went a man down in the 87th minute. Alvarez scored again in . . .
The conclusion of the 2018-19 Champions League group stage wasn't much of a surprise. The usual suspects all advanced, with another opportunity to see if a combination of the draw and results allows the Spanish giants to dominate the knockout phase. That once again includes Atletico Madrid, back from their Europa League winning season and once again navigating a Champions League group. The only . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Josh Sargent scoring on his debut. Sargent subbed on in the 75th minute and was on the score sheet almost immediately in Werder Bremen's 3-1 home win over Alfredo Morales's Fortuna Dusseldorf. Morales subbed on in the 60th minute. Kevin Mohwald opened the scoring for Werder Bremen in the 20th minute. Fortuna's Dodi Lukebakio equalized . . .
The soccer news starts in the Premier League with DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United picking up a point with a 1-1 draw at Everton. Salomon Rondon scored for Newcastle in the 19th minute with Everton equalizing in the 38th. Yedlin saw yellow in the 66th minute. In London, Tim Ream subbed on in the 84th minute for Fulham's 1-1 draw with Leicester City. Aboubakar Kamara put Fulham up in the 42nd . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Liga MX. Joe Corona subbed on in the 69th minute for Club America in their 3-2 home win over Toluca, taking their Apertura playoff quarterfinal series 5-4 on aggregate. Roger Martinez scored for Club America in the 3rd minute with Bruno Valdez doubling the lead in the 24th. Toluca went a man down in the 51st with Paul Aguilar scoring for . . .
The 2018 Liga MX Apertura concluded its regular season over the weekend. Ventura Alvarado's Necaxa lost 1-0 at Queretaro. The game's only goal came in the 41st with Queretaro playing a man down from the 86th minute. Omar Gonzalez's Atlas lost 3-1 at Monterrey. Trailing 3-0 from the 80th minute, Jefferson Duque scored for Atlas in the 88th. Michael Orozco's Lobos BUAP shutout Toluca 2-0 at home. . . .
The soccer news starts with the first managerial change since the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season. Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre have a new manager at Fulham. The club announced that Claudio Ranieri replaces Slavisa Jokanovic. Fulham is in last place in the Premier League with 5 points from 12 games, two points behind 19th-place Huddersfield and three points and a tiebreaker from . . .