Tuesday's soccer news starts with the second part of the final matchday previews for USMNT players in the Champions League. Cameron Carter-Vickers's Celtic is at Real Madrid in group F, with Celtic unable to finish any higher than 4th-place. Real Madrid leads the group by one point over RB Leipzig. "We will go there and test ourselves as we have done through this whole campaign," Celtic manager . . .
LAFC and the Union will play for MLS Cup, Champions League preview
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS conference finals, with LAFC shutting out Austin 3-0 at home to advance from the West. Cristian Arango opened the scoring in the 29th with an own-goal doubling the lead in the 62nd. LAFC's Kwadwo Opoku made it 3-0 in the 81st with goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau making one save to keep the clean sheet. "We were aggressive, intense, and we were capable of . . .
Losses for Rangers and Club Brugge, win for Eintracht in the Champions League
The soccer news starts with James Sands and Malik Tillman's Rangers losing 3-0 at Napoli in group A of the Champions League. Napoli scored in the 11, 16th, and 80th minutes, leading the group with 15 points. Tillman subbed out in the 67th minute. Rangers are in 4th-place with no points, three points behind 3rd-place Ajax, who lost 3-0 at Ajax. Rangers host Ajax on the final day of the group stage . . .
Wins for Chelsea, AC Milan, Benfica, draws for Borussia Dortmund and Celtic in the Champions League
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the Champions League with Christian Pulisic's Chelsea beating Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 in group E. Mateo Kovacic scored for Chelsea in the 23rd with Salzburg equalizing in the 48th. Chelsea's Kai Havetz put Chelsea up for good in the 64th minute. "We got Raheem (Sterling) and Christian into some good areas and the fact they had to defend quite wide allowed Conor . . .
Otasowie’s Club Brugge, Chandler’s Eintracht, Sands and Tillman’s Rangers in the Champions League
Tuesday's soccer news starts once again with USMNT players in the Champions League with Owen Otasowie's Club Brugge hosting Porto in group B. Club Brugge leads the group with 10 points, four points ahead of 2nd-place Porto, and has already advanced. They drew 0-0 at home to Atletico Madrid in the last matchday. "(Porto) have a special way of playing and I like their style," Club Brugge coach . . .
Playoff wins for NYCFC and Austin FC, Champions League preview focuses on groups E and G
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS playoffs, specifically NYCFC knocking out CF Montreal 3-1 at Stade Saputo in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Maxi Moralez put NYCFC up in the 6th with Heber scoring three minutes into first-half stoppage time. Talles Magno converted a penalty in the 61st minute to make it 3-0 New York with Montreal's Djordje Mihailovic pulling a goal back in the 85th . . .
Draws for Club Brugge, losses for Rangers and Eintracht in the Champions League
Thursday's soccer news starts in the Champions League with Owen Otasowie not in the squad for Club Brugge's 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid in group B. Club Brugge played a man down from the 82nd minute following a red card to Kamal Sowah. Club Brugge finished with one shot on goal to Atletico Madrid's nine. Club Brugge remains in 1st-place in the group with ten points, qualifying for the knockout . . .
Champions League losses for Juventus, AC Milan, and Celtic, win for Chelsea, draws for Benfica and Borussia Dortmund
Weston McKennie subbed out at halftime of Juventus's 2-0 loss at Maccabi Haifa in group H. Maccabi Haifa scored in the 7th and 42nd minutes. McKennie saw yellow in first-half stoppage time. Juventus remains in 3rd-place in the group, tied on points with 4th-place Maccabi Haifa. "It's a difficult evening, which must be analysed in the context of an equally difficult period," Juventus president . . .
McKennie’s Juventus at Maccabi Haifa, Brooks’s Benfica at PSG, and Dest’s Milan hosts Pulisic’s Chelsea in the Champions League
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT players in the Champions League and the home-and-home part of the schedule starting this afternoon East Coast time. Weston McKennie's Juventus is at Maccabi Haifa after winning 3-1 at home last week. Juve is chasing PSG and Benfica, tied on seven points at the top of the table and four points ahead. Maccabi Haifa has yet to get a point. Juventus lost . . .
Wins for Juventus, Chelsea and Dortmund, draw for Benfica in the Champions League
Thursday's soccer news once again starts with the USMNT players in the Champions League, with Weston McKennie's Juventus beating Maccabi Haifa 3-1 at home in group H. Adrien Ribot put Juve up in the 35th and Dusan Vlahovic doubled the lead in the 50th. Maccabi Haifa pulled a goal back in the 75th but Ribot finished off the Juventus goals in the 83rd. Juventus is in 3rd-place in the group on three . . .