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Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Johnson, Gonzalez, Ream, Lichaj and more

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One U.S. Men's National Team regular could return to action over the weekend while several others look to leadlate-season pushes.

Following an extended absence, Fabian Johnson returned to training this week and could return to the Borussia Monchengladbach lineup for a match with Augsburg.

Gonzalez, Pachuca shutout Tigres to win CCL final

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Omar Gonzalez has racked up quite a collection of trophies throughout his career, and he added yet another major one on Wednesday night.

Following a 1-1 first leg, theU.S. Men's National Team defender became the third American to win the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night as he helped anchor the Pachuca backline to a 1-0 win over Tigres in the second leg of the CCL final.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Gonzalez, Yedlin and more

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Both the UEFA Champions League and CONCACAF Champions League return this week as several Americans look to guide their team in their continent's premier competition.

In Europe, Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund will need to overcome a deficit as they visit Monaco for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

Tigres

Pachuca lifts CONCACAF Champions League trophy

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Franco Jara scored the lone goal as CF Pachuca were crowned CONCACAF Champions League winners with a 1-0 shutout of Tigres in an all-Mexico battle Wednesday night.

Jara scored in the 83rd minute of the second leg at the Estadio Hidalgo stadium as Pachuca clinched the title 2-1 on aggregate.

Pachuca lifts CONCACAF Champions League trophy

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Franco Jara scored the lone goal as CF Pachuca were crowned CONCACAF Champions League winners with a 1-0 shutout of Tigres in an all-Mexico battle Wednesday night.

Jara scored in the 83rd minute of the second leg at the Estadio Hidalgo stadium as Pachuca clinched the title 2-1 on aggregate.

Pachuca are CONCACAF champions, wins for Dortmund and the USMNT U-17s

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Big results for USMNT players in Mexico and Germany. CONCACAF crowned Pachuca champions in an all-Liga MX finale to the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League and there will be USMNT players in both teams for the 2016-17 DFB Pokal final.

This season's CONCACAF Champions League concluded with Pachuca lifting the trophy at Estadio Hidalgo.

CCL Final Preview: Tigres, Pachuca battle for CONCACAF crown

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A Mexican club will leave Wednesday night with the CONCACAF Champions league title, but which team it will be remains to be seen.

Club Pachuca and Tigres will square off in the second leg of the final at 10 p.m. ET inside the Estadio Hidalgo. The teams tied, 1-1, at the Estadio Universitario a week ago, with Pachuca earning a slight advantage heading into the second leg after earning an away goal.

Where to find Tigres vs. Pachuca, Champions League final 1st leg on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Tigres vs. Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League final, you’ve come to the right place.

The first leg of the 2017 CONCACAF Champions League final kicks off on Tuesday night between Liga MX clubs Tigres UANL and Pachuca. Speaking of Pachuca, the club has won 4 CONCACAF Champions League finals in the past in 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2009–10, while Tigres UANL has never won the competition.

Where to find Tigres vs. Pachuca, Champions League final 1st leg on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Tigres vs. Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League final, you’ve come to the right place.

The first leg of the 2017 CONCACAF Champions League final kicks off on Tuesday night between Liga MX clubs Tigres UANL and Pachuca. Speaking of Pachuca, the club has won 4 CONCACAF Champions League finals in the past in 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2009–10, while Tigres UANL has never won the competition.

Bayern Munich

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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A clash of German heavyweights takes centerstage on a busy Wednesday as Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich battle to reach a cup final

The two powerhouses face off in Wednesday's DFB-Pokal semifinal. Awaiting them are Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt, who took down Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday to book their spot in the tournament finale.

After el Clásico, here are 17 more sensational soccer games to watch in the next 7 days

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After one of the most exciting el Clásico games in recent history between Real Madrid and Barcelona, soccer fans in the United States have plenty more games to look forward particularly in the next seven days.

The next week offers everything from the DFB-Pokal semi-final between Bayern Munich vs.

After el Clásico, here are 17 more sensational soccer games to watch in the next 7 days

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After one of the most exciting el Clásico games in recent history between Real Madrid and Barcelona, soccer fans in the United States have plenty more games to look forward particularly in the next seven days.

The next week offers everything from the DFB-Pokal semi-final between Bayern Munich vs.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers were knocked for a loop by the physical defense of Sporting Kansas City last weekend, but now the side have a big opportunity to bounce back in their first Cascadia Cup match of the year when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to town tomorrow.

While the Timbers remain at the top of the West on points earned, the Whitecaps are working their way up the table after a slow start to the season that saw the side bounced from the CONCACAF Champions League and landing below the red line in MLS.

New-look Whitecaps not to be underestimated

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This includes Fredy Montero, who Brian Schmetzer calls a friend—except for 90 minutes on Friday

With just a few days to prepare for the next match, the first Cascadia matchup of the season away to Vancouver, Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer downplayed any notions that their opponent would be an easy one.

Stunning strike from Gignac eliminates Whitecaps from CCL

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Every ounce of hard work put in by the Vancouver Whitecaps was undone by a masterful strike on Wednesday night.

The Whitecaps fell 2-1 on Wednesday night and 4-1 on aggregate to Tigres in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal, with Andre-Pierre Gignac'sbeautiful strike in the 63rd minute being the dagger in the continental hopes of the club and Major League Soccer.

Second-half goals set Whitecaps back in CCL semifinal

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Tell me if you've heard this one before.

A Major League soccer club went down to Mexico for a knockout-round clash in the CONCACAF Champions League, played strong for 75-80 minutes and then gave up a dagger late in the contest.

The Vancouver Whitecaps followed that formula toperfection on Tuesday night in their 2-0 loss to Tigres in the first leg of their CCL semifinal at the Estadio Universitario.

FC Dallas

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

New CCL rules keep the Sounders spot in 2018

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We have a little more clarity on the 2018 CONCACAF tournament.

We finally have a little clarity on when and how the Seattle Sounders will participate in CONCACAF Champions League. After winning MLS Cup, the Sounders received one of the four automatic bids. They will be joined by FC Dallas (US Open Cup), Colorado Rapids (Supporters' Shield runner-up) and the New York Red Bulls (best record in the East).

Major Link Soccer - US Women Secure New contract

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Also, MLS crashes out of the CCL and a round-up of midweek expansion news.

Seattle

Ryan Krasnoo over at Soundersfc.com has a gameplan for Saturday. His tactical preview (with lots of helpful images) suggests the Sounders should play direct this weekend.

CCL

MLS is once again eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League.

St. Louis MLS stadium deal fails, Dallas falls in CCL semis, & more: Freedom Kicks for April 5, 2017

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MLS teams has seen better days.

Welcome to Wednesday, folks, where tonight the Vancouver Whitecaps hope to earn what FC Dallas could not last night: a trip to the CONCACAF Champions League final. It was a heartbreaking evening for MLS last night, so let's just get right into it:

St.

Pachuca stuns FC Dallas with stoppage time winner to book spot in CCL final

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For years, MLS teams have struggled to find much success on Mexican soil. On Tuesday, that trend continued as FC Dallas became the latest to fall to Liga MX opposition, and they did so in one of themost painful ways possible.

FC Dallas was eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night via a 3-1 win for Liga MX side Pachuca at the Estadio Hidalgo.

CCL Tuesday Preview: FC Dallas visits Pachuca for crucial second leg

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No Major League Soccer team in the history of the CONCACAF Champions League has taken the competition as serious as FC Dallas has this year.

Oscar Pareja's men took their preseason training to Argentina to prepare for the quarterfinal round and they've spent the last week in Mexico adjusting to the surroundings ahead of their second leg clash with Pachuca on Tuesday night at the Estadio Hidalgo.

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-FC Dallas Preview with Big D Soccer

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After shoveling snow last week, New England is ready for their second MLS game of the year.

Hey! There's a soccer game this week!

The New England Revolution will play just their second MLS match of 2017 after a postponing their home opener against Orlando City last week. The Revs travel to FC Dallas to take on the defending US Open Cup and Supporter's Shield champions.

Revolution vs. FC Dallas: five storylines to follow

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The Revs have an unfortunate history against the Toros, and four other headlines to track.

Twenty-two Major League Soccer matches have kicked off since the Revolution last played a meaningful game. During that span of time, FC Dallas has played twice—once in regular season action, and again in CONCACAF Champions League play.

Acosta's stunner hands FC Dallas advantage over Pachuca

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There's little Kellyn Acosta can do wrong at the moment.

The FC Dallas midfielder, who was called up to the U.S. Men's National Team earlier Wednesday, delivered a fantastic free kick golazo to hand FC Dallas a 2-1 advantage over Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.

The 21-year-old blasted a free kick into the top right part of the net in the 58th minute to capitalize on a strong start to the second half by the home side at Toyota Stadium, one that almost produced a Carlos Gruezo stunner in the 49th minute if the ball was a few feet lower than it ended up.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Must-See Goal: Kellyn Acosta

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GOAL Dallas, Kellyn ACOSTA No. 23 | @FCDallas @Tuzos #SCCL #SoyAficionado https://t.co/mWJqk6z9gf

- THE CHAMPIONS (@TheChampions) March 16, 2017


Wednesday CCL Preview: Well-rested FC Dallas, Pachuca face off in semifinals

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After watching MLS counterparts fall to Mexican oppositionlast night, FC Dallas will hope to avoid a similar result tonight against their own Liga MX challenger.

FC Dallas enters their midweek CONCACAF Champions Leaguesemifinal match well-rested after sitting a fair few starters during the weekend's draw against Sporting Kansas City.

Major League Soccer

MLS Look Ahead: Week 6

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The first full slate of matches in April for Major League Soccer presents a wide variety of intriguing storylines and matchups.

Most eyes will focus on the star-studded showdown at BMO Field between Atlanta United and Toronto FC, but if you dig deeper, there are plenty of other matches that could steal the headlines.

On MLS: Gap between MLS, Liga MX closing but still looming large

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Every year, MLS clubs come up against Liga MX competition in the CONCACAF Champions League and almost every time, they come up short. In 30 series against MLS opposition, Liga MX sides have emerged victorious 27 times, signaling their dominance over the region on the club level.

Tigres reach CONCACAF Champions League final as Gignac scores

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Mexico’s stranglehold on the CONCACAF Champions League will be assured once more after Tigres UANL downed Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 to set up a final showdown with Pachuca.

Mexican teams have been near-invincible in the CONCACAF region’s premier club competition over the past decade, winning every title since 2006.

MLS Look Ahead: Week Three

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After two MLS teams engaged in some midweek CONCACAF Champions League action, every team returns to league play for week three this weekend.

The bulk of the action takes place on Saturday, kicking off in the afternoon at Yankee Stadium as New York City FC look to build on last week's big win as they take on the Montreal Impact.

Major Link Soccer - Eyes on Minnesota

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Also, aging Manchester stars and more analysis of the Team USA roster.

CCL

The CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals started this week, with each of the MLS teams hosting their first legs.

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked it off against on Tuesday with an early own goal that led to a devastating 0-2 loss to Tigres.

Tigres pounce as Vancouver sunk in CONCACAF Champions League

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican side Tigres UANL took a giant stride towards the final of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday after defeating Major League Soccer outfit the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 in their semi-final first leg.

An own goal from Costa Rican international Kendall Watson and a late volleyed strike from Chile star Eduardo Vargas sealed a deserved win for Tigres, the beaten finalists in last year’s tournament.

The Rest

Sounders have handled fixture congestion well in past

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This stretch of six games in 23 days could come to define the season.

Over the course of the next 23 days, the Seattle Sounders will play six league matches. It's a heavy load — in fact they've never played so many league games in so few days before — but one they know could end up defining their season.

Footy On The Telly April 21-28

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This week, watch the Union, Pulisic (twice), Barnetta, Beach Soccer, CONCACAF Champions League, the FA Cup and the DFB Pokal. So many competitions, so little time. As always, we try to make these listings as accurate as possible, but matches get cancelled, broadcasters change their listings, we make mistakes, etc.

CCL Preview: Whitecaps aiming to turn the tide against Tigres

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have an improbable task on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Champions League against Tigres.

The second leg of their semifinal moves to BC Place as Tigres holds a 2-0 lead. That gives the Whitecaps an uphill climb as they look to reach the CCL final against Pachuca, who took care of FC Dallas on Tuesday night.

News roundup: Sapong super-sub, Marquez backup plan, Zlatan, CCL action, more

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More analysis from the Union's disappointing weekend adventures, what to do about centerback depth, Vancouver and Dallas head to Mexico to make some history, and what the Zlatan?