After back-to-back Europa League titles, Sevilla are looking to advance past the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. The La Liga side held off Leicester City on Wednesday in a 2-1 victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium that brings them one step closer to that.
Brian Schmetzer began his team's offseason with one simple message. There's room for confidence, sure, as the Seattle Sounders begin their defense of an MLS Cup. There's room for joy, jubilation, excitement, emotions felt throughout Seattle since that fateful day in frigid Toronto.
The New York Red Bulls ended the 2016 regular season on a 20-match unbeaten streak to win the Eastern Conference title. What followed was a playoff exodus in the conference semi-finals to the Montreal Impact, a collapse in the post-season thatresulted in complex emotions and a recalcitrant group of athletes and coaches.
It's a day of continental competition on Wednesday, as UEFA's two contests return to action, while CONCACAF continues their own Champions League play, and the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores continues as well.
Early on, the UEFA Europa League returns to action at noon with three matches on today's schedule.
As they marched into the locker room for the halftime break, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team knew there was work to do. They were tied with Haiti, 1-1, following an opening match setback against Panama, one that left their backs against the wall in World Cup qualifying. Their goal came from the penalty spot, a welcome lifeline for a team that faced what was essentially a must-win scenario.
Omar Gonzalez may have seen a goal of his own wiped away, but it was his performance on the other side of the ball that helped Pachuca earn an impressive result on Tuesday night.
Gonzalez was a standout in defense on Tuesday as Pachuca earned a 0-0 draw against Saprissa in Costa Rica. While his defensive efforts went a long way towards preserving the clean sheet, Gonzalez also nearly contributed on the attacking end as a 34th minute finish was ruled back on an offside call.
When Manchester City brought in Pep Guardiola as its new manager last summer, expectations were high for the Citizens to advance further in the UEFA Champions League.A strong second-half showing vs. AS Monaco on Tuesday has the Citizens a step closer to a spot in the quarterfinals after a dramatic 5-3 home win.
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team simply didn't show up to the first match of World Cup qualifying, but Tab Ramos' side certainly stepped up in a big way on Tuesday with their World Cup hopes on the line.
After conceding an early goal, the U.S. rattled off four unanswered finishes of their own to cruise past Haiti, 4-1, in the second match of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship group stage.
Adrian Heath has heard the talk, read the commentary. As Minnesota United's first season approaches, the Loons head coach understands that doubts continue to linger.
Minnesota United enters its inaugural MLS campaign with no Designated Players, no big names to lean on. Expansion teams have notoriously struggled in their opening campaigns and many believe the Loons could see a wide array of issues throughout their first MLS season.