Friday's soccer news starts with Manchester United once again in crisis. A 2-0 home loss to Burnley on Wednesday in the Premier League has increased the pressure on Sunday's Fourth Round FA Cup game at Tranmere. Depending on the reports and the rumors, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time may be up. That's not exactly a new scenario, with the pressure on Solskjaer compounding over the course of the . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Chicharito Hernandez arriving in LA as the next Galaxy superstar. He joins an impressive list of players carrying that title, with the Galaxy in no doubt that winning the local market means winning the West. Chicharito isn't a Zlatan Ibrahimovic stand-in. He's a different player, though how he operates at the top of the Galaxy attack carries the same importance. . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with midweek games in England. Christian Pulisic is recovering from injury and missed Chelsea's 2-2 home draw with Arsenal. Chelsea went a man up in the 26th with Jorginho converting the penalty two minutes later. Arsenal equalized in the 63rd. Cesar Azpilicueta scored for Chelsea in the 84th with Arsenal equalizing in the 87th minute. "At the point in the game you . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the potential for more games that count for some of the world's biggest clubs. The NY Times' Tariq Panja reports on a meeting between those clubs and the owner of the Miami Dolphins and International Champions Cup investor Stephen Ross. The purpose is to turn the summer touring schedule into games that count. That means full buy-in from the clubs likeliest to . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 20, 2020) US Soccer Players – The annual January camp gets the year going for the USMNT, especially when it comes to young talent. While largely limited to MLS-based players and those in European leagues with a winter break, it remains an important part of the program. After all, these camps proved vital in the past, especially in years where World Cup . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the foregone conclusion that is Liverpool winning the 2019-20 Premier League. Beating Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield while Manchester City drew 2-2 at home against Crystal Palace extends Liverpool's lead to 16 points. Barring a slump that seems every bit as unlikely as Manchester City or Leicester City taking advantage of it, Liverpool might as well go ahead and . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the return of the Bundesliga and heroics from Timmy Chandler. With Eintract tied 1-1 at Hoffenheim, Chandler scored in the 62nd minute for the 2-1 win. Eintracht had gone ahead in the 18th minute from a Bas Dost goal with Hoffenheim scoring in the 48th. "It's a 2-1, it's very important," Chandler said. "In the first game, we wanted . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 17, 2020) US Soccer Players - On the one hand, being Major League Soccer champions two times in four years is pretty good. Add in that third trip to the title game and it's closer to great than pretty good. The Seattle Sounders aren't yet a true MLS dynasty, but they're about as close as a club can get. Seattle's achievements reflect well on the work of . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Major League Soccer's great white whale, aka the Concacaf Champions League. While it might be worth arguing over the importance of the regional tournament, there's no doubt it's a priority for the league. Their attempt to end run it with the Leagues Cup and the Campeones Cup only shows how important competing with Liga MX is to MLS. It doesn't matter which MLS club . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - The new management structure for the USMNT program is slowly taking shape, as are the priorities and mentality of those in charge. This week new USMNT general manager Brian McBride was introduced to the media via a conference call, joined by his new boss sporting director Earnie Stewart. The two offered insight to their approach . . .