The Bundesliga once again takes centerstage on Wednesday as several Americans could see the field ahead of the winter break.
Following a goalscoring performance last time out, Alfredo Morales will look to continue to build as Ingolstadt takes on Freiburg. The American midfielder is in the lineup as Ingolstadt looks to climb out of the relegation zone.
Fresh off a second straight trip to MLS Cup, veteran midfielder Will Johnson is ready to join his third team in three seasons.
The Canadian national team midfielder is set to sign with Orlando City, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Wednesday. A free agent, Johnson will join the Lions from Toronto FC, which he helped reach the 2016 MLS Cup final.
After a painfully uneventful first stage a week ago, the MLS Re-Entry Draft returns on Thursday with the second stage.
The same list of players are eligible to be selected, and the same order has been retained, with the Chicago Fire picking first and Minnesota United last. Players who are chosen during the second stage are able to negotiate new deals, unlike those picked in the first stage.
January is a time to start new. It's a new year, a new chance, one that many look at as a starting point to set the tone for the year ahead. The same could be said for the U.S. Men's National Team, whose annual January camp has become a starting point for several international careers.
Mix Diskerud's future with New York City FC has been in doubt for quite some time, and it appears that the club is stilllooking for a solution regarding the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder.
Speaking at David Villa's MVP award ceremony on Tuesday, head coach Patrick Vieira said that the club is working to find a solution that works for both the club and Diskerud as NYCFC moves into what should be a busy offseason.
The final round of the group stage in the UEFA Champions League highlights the action on Tuesday.
Group B is still up for grabs as Benfica hosts Napoli and Besiktas travels to Dynamo Kyiv. The former three teams are battling for the top two spots in the group as they are all separated by one point.
Four UEFA Champions League groups conclude on Tuesday, and there's plenty left to play for.
The focus of Tuesday's action is on Group B, the most open of the Champions League foursomes. Entering the final round of matches, three teams are vying for two spots in the knockout rounds. Both on eight points, Napoli and Benfica collide knowing that a win would seal a spot in the knockout rounds.
Bob Bradley is reportedly on the hot seat at Swansea City already.
According to the Telegraph, the club will conduct a review of themost recent results as it searches for a solution to climb out of the relegation zone in the Premier League. Bradley's team selections have reportedly come under scrutiny, as the manager has frequently changed lineups through his first matches in charge.
The 2016 MLS season was very kind to New York City FC forward David Villa.
The Spaniard finished the campaign with 23 goals and four assists in 33 appearances as he helped NYCFC qualify for the postseason for the first time. Those accomplishments have led to Villa being named the SBI MLS Most Valuable Player of 2016.
New York City FC didn't waste any time this offseason in finding some goal-scoring help for MVP candidate David Villa.
The team has signed FC Cincinnati forward Sean Okoli just weeks after the end of their second season. The USL MVP and Golden Boot winner scored 16 goals in 29 games for the hugely successful FC Cincinnati, and adds some much-needed attacking prowess to a team that just lost Frank Lampard, Tony Taylor, and Steven Mendoza.
The New York Cosmos recent struggles took another, potentially fatal, turn this weekend.
The Cosmos have reportedly ceased operations and released their players and staff, according to Big Apple Soccer. The team could be saved, however, as the Cosmos ownership have entered negotiations with a New York group for the purchase of the team, along with several million dollars in debt.
Before officially departing his current club, Ventura Alvarado had a part to play in guiding Club America to the Liga MX Apertura final.
Alvarado started and played all 90 minutes at right back, helping guide Club America to a 2-0 win over Necaxa. The win sees the club seal a 3-1 aggregate victory, booking a date with Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres in the Liga MX finale.
The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team finished the Nike International Friendlies as champions on Sunday, and their forward trio was in top form once again.
Ayo Akinola, Josh Sargent and Timothy Weah scored as the U.S. shut out Brazil 3-0. The victory clinched the 2016 Nike International Friendlies title for the Americans as they finished the tournament with three wins from three games, outscoring their opponents 14-2 in the process.
Two strikers on the outside of the U.S. Men's National Team picture remain in fine form.
Both Andrew Wooten and Bjorn Johnsen found the back of the net yet again, as the two strikers continued their recent hot-streak. Wooten's finish, which came in a 3-1 win over Nurnberg, was the Sandhausen's eighth in 10 games.
Following a Saturday dominated by El Clasico, Sunday brings a schedule full of action.
English soccer features several heavyweights, and the day's action begins with title contenders Liverpool. The Reds face off with underdogs Bournemouth to begin the day's two-game schedule before Manchester United takes on Everton in a clash of two teams looking to make a push up the table.
El Clasico takes centerstage on what should be a busy Saturday of soccer action.
Real Madrid and Barcelona collide in Saturday's marquee match, pitting La Liga's heavyweights against one another in the latest chapter of their historic rivalry. Entering Saturday's match, Real Madrid has a six-point lead over their longtime rivals, making the clash a pivotal one in the early stages of the La Liga title race.
Following nine yearsat Club America,U.S. Men's National Team defender signed with fellow Liga MX side Santos Laguna on Friday. With the move, Alvarado joins fellow American defender Jorge Villafana at the Mexican club.
After spending nearly a decade forging a career in England, Brad Guzan might be returning to the league that gave him his start.
Guzan has been linked with a potential return to MLS this winter, according to a report from FourFourTwo.The storystates that the 32-year-old goalkeeper might just be gauging club's interest in him ahead of the 2017 MLS campaign, and that a move back to the league that he spent three-and-a-half years in would see him come back on a non-Designated Player deal.
As the NCAA Tournament kicks off its quarterfinal matches on Friday, the clear dominance from ACC representatives isclear to see.
All four of the matches in this round will be hosted by an ACC team, and the battle between Wake Forest and Virginia Tech will ensure that at least one ACC representative travels to Houston next weekend.
Atlanta United certainly appear to be building a true contender ahead of their inaugural season, and the good news continues with another signing.
Atlanta have signed U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team forward Brandon Vasquez as the ninthplayer on their roster. The 18-year-old forward joins from Club Tijuana, and has earned significant playing time in the U.
It's a busy weekend for Americans Abroad, and a clash between two of the U.S. Men's National Team's biggest stars headlines a loaded schedule.
Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson collide in Bundesliga action, as Borussia Dortmund takes on Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. Both sides can certainly use a win, as the two currently sit seventh and 12th on the table, respectively.
It's been a fantastic start to the season for Lynden Gooch, so an injury setback comes as a major disappointment to the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder.
After being stretchered off during a Sunderland U-23 match against Tottenham with an ankle injury, Gooch will have to see a specialist for potential ligament damage, Sunderland manager David Moyes stated in his pre-match press conference.
It was one of the most exhilarating series in recent memory. Goals galore, a real rivalry, stakes that truly mattered to all involved. The clash between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact had everything, but when all was said and done, someone had to fall short.
Bjorn Johnsen continued his recent hot streak, while William Yarbrough came out on the wrong side of aLiga MX Liguilla clash.
Days after netting a brace, Johnsen provided an assist in Hearts' 2-0 win over Scottish powerhouse Rangers. The match also featured U.S. Men's National Team midfielder and Hearts captain Perry Kitchen, who went the full 90 minutes in the win.
With a noted shift in DP policy at many MLS clubs over the past few years, commissioner Don Garber has chimed in on the league's need for younger stars.
Speaking during halftime of Wednesday's thrilling Eastern Conference final between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact, Garber praised younger, in their prime stars such as Sebastian Giovinco and Ignacio Piatti, stating that MLS needs more players like them.
18-year old U.S. Men's National Team winger Christian Pulisic has enjoyed a breakout campaign so far at Botussia Dortmund, drawing the eyes of many envious teams.
One of those in pursuit of the young talent is his former manager Jurgen Klopp, now at Liverpool. After reportedly having a bid of €13 million rejected over the summer, Liverpool may be amping up their efforts to bring Pulisic to Anfield.
There were always three certainties in life: Death, taxes and Toronto FC missing the playoffs.
The latter changed last year after TFC qualified for the postseason for the first time in franchise history. However, the euphoria was short-lived after the Montreal Impact crushed the Reds, 3-0, in the knockout round.
TORONTO Wednesday's clash between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact was one of the more thrilling in MLS playoff history and, when all was said and done, TFC stood tall as the club moved towards MLS Cup.
A quick double from TFC in the first half of extra time booked the Canadian club'sspot in the 2016 MLS Cup final thanks to a 5-2, win in the second of the Eastern Conference final.