The soccer news starts with what in fairness was the likeliest outcome. Sporting Kansas City exited the 2019 Concacaf Champions League at the semifinal stage, losing to Monterrey 5-2 on the night and 10-2 on aggregate. Gerso opened the scoring for Sporting in the 6th minute at Children’s Mercy Park. Monterrey’s Rogelio Mori equalized on the night in the 20th with Gerso scoring again in the 29th. . . .
The weekend soccer TV schedule makes the case against Premier League scheduling. The highlight game of the weekend is Liverpool hosting Manchester United and it starts at 7:30am ET. That means the national broadcast window on NBC gets Watford hosting Arsenal. Also on the schedule, Borussia Dortmund is home against RB Leipzig. FS1 has two MLS games on Sunday. Liverpool vs Manchester United at . . .
Each year, the best performers on National Team are honored by two separate awards, the US Soccer Federation Male Athlete of the Year and the Futbol De Primera US Player of the Year. While there is often a consensus between the two awards, there have been seven years so far where they have recognized two players who had standout seasons for the US National Team. The US Soccer's Male Athlete . . .
By Clemente Lisi – BOSTON, MA (Sep 18, 2015) US Soccer Players - The history of pro soccer leagues in this country is an alphabet soup of acronyms. ASL (three versions), NASL (two versions) and MLS are just a few of them. That doesn't include the indoor leagues like the MISL (also three incarnations), NPSL and WISL. Major League Soccer is the country’s current Division I circuit and the North . . .
Though the Eredivisie (Honors Division) soccer season ended on Saturday, the games aren't over in the Netherlands. At the top of the table, there's still a Europa League spot up for grabs and at the bottom only one relegation space is settled. That means two sets of playoffs. USMNT forward Aron Johannsson and AZ are in the playoffs for the Europea League spot. That involves the teams that . . .
Unlike most topflights in Europe, Belgium's Jupiler League opts for a playoff to determine its champion. Belgium's model is different from the MLS playoffs. The Jupiler League has a tiered playoff system to determine the league's European spots, final table, and relegated clubs. The top six finishers in the regular season playing each other home and away (Playoff I). The winner is the . . .
The purpose of the CONCACAF Champions League is simple. Determine the top club soccer team in the region. It's how we get there that's the issue. From the beginning, that hasn't been straightforward. CONCACAF, the confederation that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean soccer has 41 member countries. Not all of them have professional leagues. Those that do aren't necessarily . . .
Most soccer fans know FIFA is in charge of world soccer, but what does that really mean? How does FIFA function and why does it matter to the average soccer fan? Soccer is a representative democracy Blame it on the French that founded FIFA and took cues from the Olympic movement. Soccer is about one country, one vote. Though there are instances where the older established countries have more . . .
Sunday is the Capital One Cup final (England's League Cup) for USMNT forward Jozy Altidore and Sunderland. Altidore is the first USMNT player to reach the League Cup final since Aston Villa's American goalkeepers in 2010. Here's what you need to know about the big game at Wembley and the history of the League Cup. USMNT Players in the League Cup Brad Friedel had retired from the USMNT prior to . . .
First off, this isn’t hockey so if anybody tells you to watch where the ball is going, ignore them. Televised soccer is different from live soccer for a very obvious reason, namely, that someone else is choosing what you’re seeing. The cameras are usually only interested in the ball, so you’ll be following the ball and whatever the camera operators happen to catch. You’ll see a lot of the . . .