Thursday's soccer daily starts in Germany's DFB Pokal. Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 home win over Hansa. Yussuf Poulsen scored in the 6th minute and Dani Olmo doubled the lead in the 82nd. Leipzig and the rest of the quarterfinalists will learn their matchups on January 30, with the games scheduled for March 2 and 3. "We achieved what we set out to do, reach . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another big win for Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson's Fulham, beating Birmingham City 6-2 at home. Fulham has 19 goals in their last three Championship games, starting with a 7-0 shutout of Reading last Tuesday and a 6-2 home win over Bristol City on Saturday. That's increased their goal differential to +47, 27 goals higher than 2nd-place Bournemouth and with a . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in the Premier League. When Chelsea takes the field later today against Brighton (3pm ET - USA), they'll be playing to keep pace with Liverpool even if they pass them on points to retake 2nd-place. Courtesy of the pandemic postponements, Chelsea will be two games ahead of Liverpool after Tuesday, 23 to 21. 3rd-place Chelsea trails Liverpool by two points after losing . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with another goal for Weston McKennie in Serie A. McKennie's Juventus shutout Udinese 2-0 at home. Paulo Dybala scored in the 19th and McKennie doubled the lead in the 79th minute. Juventus is in 5th-place in Serie A but on 22 games played with the rest of the top five on game 21. "I think we played a good game," Dybala said "In terms of character . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic's Chelsea at Zack Steffen's Manchester City tomorrow in a top of the table meeting in the Premier League. City has a ten-point lead over Chelsea with both on 21 games played. Liverpool is a point behind Chelsea in 3rd-place, a point behind Chelsea with a game in hand. "Man City opened the gap not over the last months, they opened the gap over . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 13, 2022) US Soccer Players - Like most of us, Gregg Berhalter tends to speak more expressively on topics he's passionate about. The LA Times' Kevin Baxter landed on one of those during Monday's USMNT media availability from the current January camp in Phoenix when he broached the recurring subject of a proposed training facility for US Soccer. "Kevin, you . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Weston McKennie's goal for Juventus in their 2-1 Supercoppa Italia loss at Inter Milan. McKennie headed in Juventus's opener in the 25th minute. Inter equalized from the penalty spot in the 35th to send the game into extra time. They won it after the 120th minute, scoring in extra time stoppage time. "Let's not forget we were playing the reigning champions and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 12, 2022) US Soccer Players - The USMNT's January camp includes two players fighting against bad timing. In December, Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris and New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long returned to the squad and are now part of the group training in Phoenix in advance of the next round of qualifiers. Both were in line to be major contributors in . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Borussia Dortmund. Gio Reyna is working his way back to game fitness, eventually rejoining a squad with a cushion in 2nd-place in the Bundesliga. Dortmund came back to beat Eintracht 3-2 away on Saturday, returning from the Bundesliga's winter break with a strong showing. They finished the first-half of the season with a 3-2 loss at Hertha BSC, part of a . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - Roster building in Major League Soccer is still a somewhat loose concept, working within the constraints of MLS budget rules but open to workarounds. Without a template, it becomes difficult to figure out what should work. For instance, Premier League clubs build rosters around total transfer spend. The more a club spends, the more likely it is to . . .