La Liga begins their 2018-19 season later today and Serie A starts on Saturday, with two more of Europe's big leagues debuting. In La Liga, it's a similar story with the big three. Barcelona is defending champions with last year's 2nd-place finisher Atletico and 3rd-place Real Madrid trying to change that. As many have pointed out since Wednesday, Atletico's Super Cup win over Real Madrid seems . . .
The soccer news starts with the announcement that Spain's La Liga will play games that count in North America. The league announced a deal on Thursday with Relevant Sports to stage La Liga games in the US and Canada over the next 15 years. Various outlets are reporting that the first game could happen this season, possibly in Miami. Relevant Sports promotes the International Champions Cup and . . .
Week 25 of the 2018 MLS season started on Tuesday with the La Galaxy and Colorado Rapids drawing 2-2 at StubHub Center. Ashley Cole opened the scoring for LA in the 59th minute with Edgar Castillo equalizing in the 74th. Sebastian Lletget put LA in front in the 78th with Niki Jackson equalizing in the 82nd. LA outshot the Rapids 13 to 11 putting 5 on goal to Colorado's 4. The game marked the 150th . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup doesn't officially start anything. It's not the kickoff for either of Europe's club tournaments, both well into qualifying at this point. UEFA's Champions League couldn't even get out of the way for the World Cup, playing games while that tournament was still underway in Russia. The domestic leagues in Europe stagger . . .
The soccer news starts by asking which team could shake up the Eastern Conference standings in MLS? Only a point separates the top three, with Atlanta in 1st-place with 48 points from 24 games. The Red Bulls are tied on points with 3rd-place NYCFC, but have the lead on total wins 15 to 14 and goal difference +22 to +17. Total wins is the first tiebreaker in MLS, but the more important stat right . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 13, 2018) US Soccer Players – MLS is often overlooked, even mocked, for its defending. In a league where backlines are often maligned and strikers soak up all the attention, it isn’t easy not to notice that some of the league’s best players can be defenders. Among this elite group is Sporting Kansas City center back Ike Opara. The 29-year-old defender is one . . .
The soccer news starts with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp making a point that's worth underlining. The preseason can help prepare a club, but it has a tough time mimicking the pressure of Premier League games. Subbing out more than three players over 90 minutes, trying to blend in emerging players with the established first team, the travel and weather. All of this isn't what normally happens . . .
We start the MLS roundup with Vancouver ending Portland's home undefeated streak with a 2-1 win at Providence Park. Sporting KC went up in the 14th minute through Kei Kamara, with Cristian Techera scoring in the 43rd. Diego Valeri converted a Portland penalty in the 71st minute. "Of course you don’t want to lose," Portland coach Gio Savarese said. "You want to win every match, especially at home. . . .
Timothy Weah showed that his preseason run of form was no fluke in PSG's 3-0 home win over Caen to open his club's Ligue 1 season. Neymar put PSG up in the 10th minute with Adrien Rabiout scoring in the 35th. Weah subbed on for Neymar in the 82nd and scored in the 89th capitalizing on a Caen misplay in front of goal. Weah earlier hit the post. He saw yellow for removing his shirt during his . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 10, 2018) US Soccer Players - MLS brought its summer transfer window to a close late Wednesday night, at midnight Central Time, to be precise. The cutoff time was due to the US Soccer Federation’s headquarters’ location in Chicago. A mild flurry of transfers and trades flew across the transom over the course of the window’s final days and hours. By my count, . . .