Week 4 of the MLS season started with a West Coast Friday game. Rubio Rubin's scissor kick put Real Salt Lake up in the 43rd minute, but it would be Chris Wondolwoski providing the heroics in San Jose's 2-1 win. Wondolowski subbed on in the 72nd minute, scoring in the 83rd and 87th. "It was monumental for me," Wondolowski said. "The first two weeks, I probably had the two worst plays of my . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League semifinals. Bryan Reynolds wasn't in the squad for Roma, who beat Manchester United 3-2 at home but exited 8-5 on aggregate. Down a goal on the night from the 39th minute, Edin Dzeko equalized for Roma in the 57th. Bryan Cristante gave Roma the lead in the 60th with United equalizing in the 60th. An own-goal made it 3-2 Roma in the 83rd minute. . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the other team with a USMNT player making it through to the 2021-22 Champions League final. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 67th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 home shutout of Real Madrid. Chelsea advanced 3-1 on aggregate. Timo Werner scored in the 28th minute with Mason Mount doubling the lead in the 85th. Pulisic assisted on the Mount goal. Edouard Mendy kept the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 5, 2021) US Soccer Players - Panic rarely makes things better. By its very nature, the word conveys an emotional response to a problem. Letting emotions loose without hanging onto some modicum of logic tends to lead to rash decisions. Rash decisions upend plans, restart processes, and end progress before it has a chance to begin. It's usually best to avoid . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Manchester City advancing to the 2020-21 Champions League final. Zack Steffen was on the bench for City's 2-0 home shutout of PSG, taking the series 4-1 on aggregate. With sleet on the field, Manchester City took the lead through an 11th minute Riyad Mahrez goal. Mahrez scored again in the 63rd. PSG's Angel Di Maria saw red in the 69th minute. Ederson didn't . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 4, 2021) US Soccer Players - One of the obvious issues with any concept of a super league is who gets left out. The quick demise of The Super League means we never learned the names of the remaining clubs. We don't know who might have been enticed by a new version of European soccer. Bayern Munich and PSG were quick to distance themselves. So was AS Roma, releasing a statement . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Manchester City trying to see off PSG at home in the Champions League semifinals. The 2-1 first-leg lead and the away goals certainly help. Manchester City is coming off of a 2-0 shutout at Crystal Palace, not exactly the best indicator of what might happen at the Emirates Stadium. Palace's tendency to give up the bulk of possession held, with Manchester City . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 3, 2021) US Soccer Players – There's no place like home. That's what a young Dorothy in the film "The Wizard of Oz" repeated to herself as she attempted to return to Kansas. In soccer, like in sports generally, playing at home and before your own fans has been considered a positive. In the pandemic era, home-field advantage and supporters have taken on a whole . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the Premier League postponing yesterday's Manchester United vs Liverpool game due to a fan protest over United ownership. In a statement, Manchester United wrote, "Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest. However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other . . .
The roundup of week 3 in Major League Soccer starts in Harrison with Red Bull New York shutting out Chicago 2-0. Cristian Casseres Jr scored in the 47th with Caden Clark doubling the lead in the 64th. Red Bulls goalkeeper Carlos made four saves to keep the clean sheet. "It's always the same," Chicago coach Raphael Wicky said. "That the team is there, the team is in the game, they stood up . . .