The soccer news starts with the New York Red Bulls and the Houston Dynamo exiting the 2019 Concacaf Champions League at the quarterfinal stage. There would be no remarkable comebacks for either of the MLS teams against Liga MX opponents, though the Red Bulls started strong at Santos Laguna. New York trailed 2-0 going into the deciding leg at Estadio Corona, scoring two pqucik goals to make the . . .
The soccer news starts with another quandary for European soccer. How did one of the biggest clubs in the world end up a Champions League underdog story? Manchester United knocking out PSG was almost a feel good story about a plucky overachiever pushing past the moneyed aristocracy. Somehow, we're talking about Manchester United. “It’s the Champions League," Manchester United interim manager Ole . . .
The soccer news starts with bad news for MLS in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. Both the New York Red Bulls and the Houston Dynamo lost their home legs 2-0 to Liga MX clubs. That means the unlikeliest of comebacks in the second-legs in Mexico. It's a disappointment for MLS, with reason to believe that they'd finally turned the corner against Liga MX in the CCL. New York lost 2-0 . . .
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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 22, 2019) US Soccer Players - For many years, the United States and its teams and players reliably wore tags like “underdog” and “up-and-comer.” This was a soccer backwater finally growing into a contender after years in the wilderness. Even though the US was and is a superpower almost every other facet, those labels fit in a country where several other . . .
The soccer news starts with another night of the Concacaf Champions League round of 16 first-legs. The New York Red Bulls shutout Atletico Pantoja 2-0 in the Dominican Republic. An own-goal opened the scoring in the 39th minute with Daniel Royer doubling the lead in the 67th. Luis Robles didn't have to make a save to keep the clean sheet. The series concludes on February 27 at Red Bull . . .
The soccer news starts with the Fifth Round of the FA Cup, aka the round of 16 of England's bigger cup competition. It's also a February break for the Premier League clubs already out of the competition. That includes one of the two teams at the top of the table with Liverpool exiting in the Third Round. Manchester City is through to the quarterfinals, knocking out Newport County 4-1 on . . .
The soccer news starts with Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 loss at Spurs in the Champions League round of 16. Christian Pulisic subbed out in the 87th minute in a game that Spurs took over in the second-half. Spurs scored in the 47th, 83rd, and 86th minutes with Borussia Dortmund now facing an uphill scenario at home on March 5. "We had only one chance in the first and hardly any in the second-half," . . .
The soccer news starts with Manchester United once again in trouble. Since replacing manager Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis, United looked like a different club. All of a sudden, their problems turned into advantages. What should've worked in September was now producing wins in January. All of a sudden, Manchester United was in 4th-place, battling Arsenal and Chelsea . . .
By J Hutcherson (Feb 12, 2019) US Soccer Players - Soccer makes it easy to go overboard. There are so many leagues with so many games. A still surprising number of them are available in the United States via cable or streaming platforms. That's not news, with the bigger complaint this season more about what isn't easily available. That would be the UEFA Champions League, with one game a day from . . .