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May 25, 2017 06:01 UTC
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Once again, it’s San Diego telling an MLS story

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By J Hutcherson (May 25, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS expansion process has never been what most would consider straightforward. The first round early in the league's existence was to answer a simple issue. Chicago missed the launch and Miami put a team in what most people assumed was a soccer hotbed.

Mourinho games the Europa League

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Not too long ago, there was a push to add some kind of meaning to the Europa League. On the surface, it was easy to dismiss the tournament as close to irrelevant. Winning meant lifting a trophy, sure, but few confused that with an overwhelmingly successful season. The Europa League was what it was, Europe's second-tier competition.

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Senegal 0 – USMNT 1

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A Josh Sargent goal was the difference in three points for the USMNT at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Sargent scored in the 34th minute for the 1-0 win over Senegal in Group F. Jonathan Klinsmann picked up the shutout for the Americans.

The USMNT now leads Group F with four points to Senegal's three.

Chivas needs a trophy

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 24, 2017) US Soccer Players - There is no greater club in Mexico than Club Deportivo Guadalajara, known more commonly as Chivas. At least, that's what their supporters say.

Chivas indeed have a storied history. Famous for their red-and-white striped jerseys, Chivas is the only team in Mexico to use only Mexican-born players and, more recently, players of Mexican descent.

MLS looks for help in development

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2017) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer faces a myriad of challenges if it is going to reach its self-stated goal of becoming one of the top leagues in the world anytime soon. Without thinking too hard, things like television ratings and national relevance stand out as problems that have no easy solutions but are crucial to any progress.

Ajax vs Manchester United

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The 2016-17 Europa final (2:45pm ET - FS1) tells its own story. Once a super club vs still a super club, even if Manchester United needs the Europa League title to qualify for the Champions League. Somehow, Ajax only spending to realistically compete at Eredivisie level has turned into a story of youth and forced decisions.

The Premier League barely quits while it’s ahead

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By J Hutcherson (May 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - There's an old line about any club sport staying away just long enough for you to remember how much you cared. Even the short run season in the National Football League has enough games and enough opportunities for fans to decide they have something else to do with their Sundays.

The cost of the Championship

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Tuesday's soccer news starts with an item that isn't exactly a surprise. David Moyes is no longer the manager of Sunderland, one of the new members of the Championship. According to reports, Moyes had indicated a willingness to stay with the club a league down. He officially resigned on Monday.

Sunderland's relegation became official a couple of weeks ago, capping a tough season in the Premier League that began with only two points from ten games.

The USMNT and the summer of 2017

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 22, 2017) US Soccer Players – Another busy summer is starting Amid the scores of MLS matches and international friendlies on the soccer schedule, the USMNT will play some of their most important games of the year. Bruce Arena's team will have to play at least nine matches over the course of two months.

Arsenal’s problem

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Monday's soccer news starts with Arsenal not getting the ending they wanted to the 2016-17 Premier League season. Needing a win and help on the final match day, they handled their business with a 3-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Unfortunately for their last ditch effort to qualify for the Champions League, so did Liverpool.

U-20 World Cup: Ecuador 3 – USMNT 3

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The USMNT needed a stoppage time equalizer to split the point with Ecuador in their Group F opener at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The game kicked off at 5pm ET local time, 4am East Coast time.

Ecuador took the early lead at Incheon Stadium with Herlin Lino scoring in the 5th minute. Bryan Cabezas doubling the lead two minutes later.

Bundesliga and Premier League finales

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We start the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup with the Bundesliga finishing off their season on Saturday. Christian Pulisic subbed on at halftime for Borussia Dortmund in their 4-3 win over Werder Bremen. Zlatko Junuzovic put Werder Bremen up on the road in the 7th minute. Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the 32nd with Pierre Aubameyang scoring in the 42nd.

MLS Week 12: Dallas loses, Philadelphia wins

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After a run of Wednesday games, week 12 of the 2017 MLS season resumed on Friday. New York and Toronto drew 1-1 at Red Bull Arena. Bradley Wright-Phillips put New York up in the 38th minute with Benoit Cheyrou equalizing in the 70th.

"Obviously, it's positive we didn't lose the game," Toronto forward Jozy Altidore said.

Soccer TV: The Premier League season finale

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It's the final day of the 2016-17 Premier League season on the weekend soccer TV schedule. All games are at the same time on Sunday, with the NBC family of networks providing blanket coverage. Saturday is the end of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season on Fox. Sunday has the conclusion of the Liga MX semifinals.

Playing the transfer game in MLS

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2017) US Soccer Players - The international transfer market is, ostensibly, a an exercise in economics. Buying a player means exchanging capital for talent you believe will help your team win more games. Selling a player brings about the opposite result. You may lose someone who could help you on the field, but the financial return strengthens the club.