By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 8, 2016) US Soccer Players – It’s time for the seasons to start in Europe. In the coming weeks, all of the major leagues return to action. In the mix in England and Germany are several high-profile American players. Coming off of the Copa Centenario run earlier this summer, some of those players are looking for time. Some are in new situations. All are looking . . .
The new Championship season also started this weekend with Fulham's 1-0 shutout of Newcastle United. Matt Smith scored in the 45th minute. Tim Ream subbed on for Fulham in the 85th minute. "It’s a great result for us, a perfect start for us,” Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic said. “I was very pleased, we played like a real football team... really organised, playing all together, suffering all . . .
The Americans Abroad update starts with Julian Green working to earn a look in Bayern Munich's first team. Green certainly didn't hurt his situation with a hat-trick in the unlikely setting of Charlotte, NC. Green lit up Inter Milan in a 4-1 win for Bayern. He scored in the 7th, 30th, and 35th minutes. Before doing Green the disservice of reminding everybody it was a friendly, it was a friendly . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 29, 2016) US Soccer Players - Brad Guzan completed his transfer to Middlesbrough FC on Friday. The move brings his eight-year run at Aston Villa to a close, opening a new chapter in Guzan's career at age 31. It's a move fraught with both promise and risk. A fork in the road for a man ready to stake his claim for full membership in the pantheon of all-time . . .
We start with Brad Guzan officially joining Middlesbrough. The USMNT goalkeeper completed his long rumored deal on Friday. The move keeps Guzan in the Premier League rather than spending the season in the Championship with Aston Villa. What do you need to know about Boro? Glad you asked. What should Guzan expect in Middlesbrough? They're the third part of the Northeast club triumvirate along . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 13, 2016) US Soccer Players - While Copa America and Euro 2016 quietly fade into history, some of the more prominent international leagues now face some time before kicking off their new campaigns. Not Liga MX. The Mexican league will begin its Apertura 2016 season this weekend beginning with Morelia’s visit to Tijuana. As the season kicks off, there are a few . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 12, 2016) US Soccer Players - It's no secret that the Premier League is going to be short a couple of American goalkeepers should things stay the same when England's topflight kicks off at the end of August. Tim Howard is in MLS and Brad Guzan is a league down in the Championship. The era of the elite American goalkeeper playing in Europe in general and the Premier League in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 25, 2016) US Soccer Players - The best Liga MX teams in the regular season will get to decide which deserves the title more when Monterrey and Pachuca in the Clausura 2016 final. While this matchup is historically not as enticing as others that have came along this postseason, such as Monterrey vs Tigres or America vs Chivas, this is the best possible matchup . . .
The Premier League almost ended on Sunday, with Manchester United vs Bournemouth postponed after a bomb threat at Old Trafford. Manchester police later detonated a device in the stadium that they described as not "viable" according to a BBC Sport story. Police later determined the device was from a private company's training exercise at the stadium, left behind by mistake. For USMNT fans, Sunday . . .
DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland will spend 2016-17 in the Premier League, avoiding relegation with a 3-0 shutout of Everton at the Stadium of Light. Tim Howard was on the bench for Everton. Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt opened the scoring in the 38th minute with Lamine Kone doubling the lead in the 42nd. Kone scored again in the 55th. Vito Mannone made six saves for the clean sheet. Sunderland . . .