Soccer On TV This Weekend (April 1-3)
All Times ET
Friday, April 1
FIFA 2022 World Cup Draw, noon (FS1)
Union Berlin vs. Köln, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
Atlético San Luis vs. Mazatlán, 10 p.m. (TUDN)
Liga MX Femenil
Club América vs. Juárez, 5:45 p.m. (TUDN)
Saturday, April 2
NWSL Challenge Cup
After a three-year delay, the most prestigious competition in American soccer is finally back. Now in its 107th iteration, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is older than the Coupe de France, Coppa Italia, NFL and NBA.
It features 91 semi-pro and professional American soccer teams from four divisions and seven leagues, plus a further 12 amateur clubs — good for a total of 103 entrants.
Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina is one of the most exciting prospects in Major League Soccer. Less than a year removed from becoming the youngest starting goalkeeper in league history, the 17-year-old Chicago Fire youth product has already garnered interest from Europe’s elite. According to renowned football reporter Fabrizio Romano, a Gabriel Slonina to Chelsea move was in the works before the London club was hit by UK sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Mesut Özil vive días turbulentos en el Fenerbahçe y no faltan aquellos que especulan con un nuevo destino para el talentoso volante, entre ellos el Necaxa de México y la MLS.
Pelea de Mesut Özil con su técnico
El seleccionado alemán arribó al club turco en enero de 2021, luego de una tóxica relación con el Arsenal.
It's easy to criticize American soccer, but in doing so, we can't embrace the unique stage of development the game is going through right now.
Soccer in the states has only gotten consistent traction in the last few decades, and there are very few professional sports leagues across the world that are actively expanding — none are doing so at the rate of American soccer.
This leads to the constant restructuring of leagues and teams moving between divisions — both of which are further complicated by the lack of promotion and relegation within our footballing pyramid.
Karol Świderski scored his first two career MLS goals to fuel host Charlotte FC to their first win in franchise history, courtesy of a 3-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday.
Świderski's goal in the sixth minute was the first at home for Charlotte FC (1-3-0, 3 points), who were shut out by the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 5 in front of an MLS record-high 74,749 fans at Bank of America Stadium.
The United States soccer team finds itself at the beginning of a bright new era.
The squad is young, hungry and ready to make its mark on the world’s stage, but the emerging generation knows it’s standing on the shoulders of those who came before them and helped establish the U.S. as a global force.
Landon Donovan — widely recognized as the best male U.S. soccer player of all time — is a legend of the American game, while Jordan Morris — winner of the Hermann Trophy (top college player) and MLS Rookie of the Year — is viewed as a difference maker for years to come.
Major League Soccer is reportedly eyeing a new $300 million TV rights deal, more than triple its previous agreement with ESPN, Fox and Univision. With a deal expected to be announced in April, MLS viewership to open the 2022 season has sparked a debate on just how much MLS TV rights should be worth, and whether MLS can make a major impact on the sports TV landscape ahead of the 2022 World Cup.