CONCACAF Champions League action is back. [ LIVE: Stream every PL game live ] Three teams from Major League Soccer remain in the tournament as an all-MLS tie takes place at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday between the Whitecaps and New York Red Bulls. The first leg of their quarterfinal will provide an intriguing peek as to the offseason work both Carl Robinson and Jesse Marsch have done to crank their teams up a few notches, as both clubs will rely on plenty of young talent once again this season. Marsch has handed the captains armband to U.S. national team midfielder Sacha Kljestan after Dax McCarty’s departure in the offseason, while the Whitecaps have never lost at RBA in three previous visits.
That was certainly a better second half by the Sounders in terms of scoring and getting some useful work in as the preseason winds down. They scored a pair of goals and had several additional chances to cut further into a 4-2 deficit that ultimately became a final score in their loss to Atlanta United FC in this Carolina Challenge Cup match. Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer had wanted to avoid burning out his starters in a mid-week game, so he played mostly subs, trialists and academy players in the first half against an Atlanta club that threw a regular season lineup out there. Schmetzer quipped at one point that Atlanta’s Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron — who scored on an early penalty
Feb. 23, 2017 Villanova, Pa. - A group of six outstanding student-athletes headlines the Villanova Men’s Soccer recruiting class of 2021. The newcomers will enroll at Villanova for the fall semester and be part of unit that looks to build upon the ‘Cats’ first ever NCAA Tournament appearance last season. The six Villanova incoming freshmen announced today are forward Vince Manzo (Washington,, Mich.); midfielder Theo Quartey (Accra, Ghana); midfielder and defender Samual Rogers (Seattle, Wash.); back and midfielder Richie Schlentz (West Chester, Pa.),midfielder and defender Max Zandi (West Chester, Pa.), and goalkeeper Carson Williams (Plano, Texas). "Our 2017 recruiting class