Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Newcastle

manchester-united-logo-premier-league-large-soccerThe club schedule returns following the November international break on the weekend soccer TV schedule . The Madrid derby is on beIN Sport on Saturday. beIN Sport also has the Rome derby. Saturday's Premier League schedule has the North London derby on NBCSN and Manchester United plays Newcastle on NBC. Manchester United vs Newcastle at 12:20pm on NBC. DeAndre Yedlin returns from USMNT duty with Newcastle United on the road at Old Trafford. Manchester United is in 2nd-place in the Premier League table, tied on points with 3rd-place Spurs and trailing leaders Manchester City by eight points. Newcastle is in 11th, a point behind 10th-place Huddersfield Town. Prior to the international break, Manchester United lost 1-0 at Chelsea. Newcastle lost 1-0 at home to Bournemouth. “I respect him as both a person and as a professional," Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. "He is with me Continue reading "Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Newcastle"

Official: Porter resigns as Portland Timbers coach

portland-timbers-logo-largeThe Portland Timbers announced on Friday that Caleb Porter is no longer the club's head coach. Porter leaves after winning the Western Conference in 2017 and the 2015 MLS Cup. He was also the 2013 MLS Coach of the Year. “I would like to begin by giving special thanks to my owner and friend Merritt Paulson for providing me with the opportunity to lead the Portland Timbers these past five seasons,” Porter said in a press statement. “Also, a big thanks to Hank and Wendy Paulson, Heather Paulson and Gavin Wilkinson for the incredible support they have shown me, and for their tireless efforts on behalf of the Timbers. Everyone has made me and my family feel a part of the Timbers family from day one, and words truly can't express my gratitude for what this has meant to me. “My goal in taking the Timbers job was to lead Continue reading "Official: Porter resigns as Portland Timbers coach"

CONCACAF introduces League of Nations

concacaf-logo-large CONCACAF officially announced the new League of Nations competition, set to begin in September, 2018. The press release confirmed an earlier report that the confederation was set to follow UEFA's example and form a league structure for their national teams. Though the specifics won't be released until early 2018, CONCACAF confirmed that all 41 nations in the region will play across three leagues with promotion and relegation. CONCACAF added that they will use the tournament for Gold Cup qualification as well as a CONCACAF-only ranking system that will be used for World Cup qualifying seeding. "This is a watershed moment for CONCACAF," confederation president Victor Montagliani said. "By focusing on football to provide all our teams with year-round, quality competition, the League of Nations platform means everyone wins. "This new tournament is highly beneficial to all our Member Associations and fans everywhere, since it provides significant opportunities to play important Continue reading "CONCACAF introduces League of Nations"