Monday's soccer news starts in La Liga, where Luca de la Torre subbed out in the 70th minute of Celta Vigo's 2-1 home win over Barcelona, finishing 13th. Gabri Veiga scored for Celta Vigo in the 42nd and 65th minutes. Barcelona's Ansu Fati pulled a goal back in the 79th. Yunus Musah subbed on in the 78th minute of Valencia's 1-1 home draw with Real Betis, finishing 6th. Falling behind in the 1st . . .
Previewing the 2022-23 season finales for USMNT players in La Liga, Ligue 1, and Serie A
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2023) US Soccer Players - This weekend brings the finales of the 2022-23 seasons for Europe's other three major domestic leagues, Spain's La Liga, France's Ligue 1, and Italy's Serie A. In Spain and France, the season culminates with games that will decide spots in next year's European competitions and which clubs will be headed to the second . . .
Luton Town promoted, Leeds United relegated, two goals for Emmanuel Sabbi
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil, with Ethan Horvath's Luton Town winning the Championship promotion playoff 6-5 on penalties over Coventry City after drawing 1-1 in regulation. Jordan Clark put Luton up in the 23rd minute at Wembley Stadium with Coventry equalizing in the 66th. Coventry failed to convert in the sixth round of penalties with Luton . . .
What the Premier League finale means for USMNT players at Fulham, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, and Leeds United
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2023) US Soccer Players - The final day of the 2022-23 Premier League season won't have a say in which club wins the title. Manchester City already lifted that piece of silverware with a game left on the schedule. Nor is there any intrigue over the clubs that will follow City into the Champions League next season. Arsenal will finish second, with Manchester . . .
Pittsburgh, Birmingham, Chicago, and Real Salt Lake advance in the US Open Cup, Scottish Premiership scores
Thursday's soccer news starts with the rest of the US Open Cup round of 16, where Pittsburgh knocked out Columbus 1-0 at home. Albert Lega scored for Pittsburgh in the 22nd and Edward Kizza saw red five minutes into stoppage time. Riverhounds goalkeeper Jahmali White made three saves to keep the clean sheet. Birmingham beat Charlotte 1-0 at home. Playing a man up from a 51st minute red card to . . .
Gio Reyna’s quality for Borussia Dortmund with a two-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2023) US Soccer Players - The Bundesliga's final round of matches is an annual exercise in intrigue. Each year massive stakes are on the line when the competition's 18 teams finish a 34-match schedule with nine games played simultaneously. Near the top, clubs battle for places in the UEFA Champions League, with at least one or two of four spots available . . .
Dortmund and Hoffenheim win, goals for McKenzie and Cardoso
Monday's soccer news starts with the roundup of USMNT players In Europe, Brazil, and Mexico starts with Gio Reyna subbing on a minute into stoppage time for Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 away win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga. Sebastien Haller opened the scoring in the 58th and doubled the lead in the 84th with Julian Brandt finishing off the goals three minutes into stoppage time. With a game left in . . .
Luton Town advances, Eredivisie loss for Groningen, AC Milan exits the Champions League
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the Championship playoffs, where Ethan Hovath's Luton Town advanced with a 2-0 home win over Lynden Gooch's Sunderland, taking the semifinal series 3-2 on aggregate. Gooch subbed out in the 77th minute. Gabriel Osho put Luton Town up in the 10th and Tom Lockyer doubled the lead in the 43rd. Horvath made two saves to keep the clean sheet. Ricardo Pepi subbed . . .
Goals for Dortmund’s Reyna, Furth’s Green, Odense BK’s Sabbi, and Valur’s Johannsson
Monday's soccer news has the roundup of USMNT players in Europe, Brazil, and Mexico, starting in the Bundesliga where Gio Reyna subbed on in the 69th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 5-2 home win over Gladbach. Dortmund's Donyell Malen scored in the 5th, Jude Bellingham converted an 18th minute penalty, and Sebastien Haller added goals in the 20th and 32nd minutes. Gladbach's Ramy Bensebaini . . .
Steffen’s Middlesbrough, Gooch’s Sunderland, and Horvath’s Luton Town in the 2022-23 Championship playoffs
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 10, 2023) US Soccer Players - The field for the 2022-23 version of the Championship promotion playoffs wasn't set until the final day of play in England's second division. Monday's concluding round of games began with both automatic promotion places claimed (Burnley in first, Sheffield United in second) and with Middlesbrough and Luton Town assured of their . . .