The soccer news starts with a familiar story for USMNT fans. Christian Pulisic helped make the difference in Chelsea's 1-0 home win over Norwich City. Pulisic set up Olivier Giroud's goal three minutes into first-half stoppage time. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga didn't need to make a save to keep the clean sheet. "Ideally when you get the first goal you go and score one or two more," . . .
MLS is Back ran into problem on Sunday morning, with positive COVID-19 tests postponing Toronto vs DC United. Shortly before the scheduled start of the game at 9am ET, MLS announced that the game would move to a later date. Each team had a player test positive, with ESPN's Tom Marshall later reporting that secondary tests for both players came back negative. The game happened 24 hours later with . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with Christian Pulisic subbing out in the 66th minute of Chelsea's 3-0 loss at Sheffield United. The goals came in the 18th, 33rd, and 77th minutes with Chelsea out shooting United 13 to 8 with both teams putting 4 shots on goal. "They were better than us physically, in the mind and with the ball so you lose the game," Chelsea manager Frank Lampard . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the MLS is Back tournament. New England beat Montreal 1-0 with Gustavo Bou scoring in the 59th minute. Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner kept the clean sheet with two saves, denying Montreal a late equalizer. “It was a great save," New England coach Bruce Arena said. "What a crime it would have been if we walked off this field with one point today. I thought we . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - As promised, MLS is back. Despite an escalating COVID-19 outbreak across Florida, the loss of two participating teams to the virus, and logistical and organizational challenges, the league resumed its 2020 season a Disney's Wide World of Sports complex on Wednesday night as Orlando City edged Inter Miami 2-1. Barely 12 hours . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Major League Soccer. The MLS is Back tournament officially began with a powerful show of support for Black Players for Change. Orlando City scored in stoppage time to beat Inter Miami 2-1 at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Juan Agudelo scored for Inter in the 47th minute. A lengthy amount of time to tend to Andres Reyes's injury meant both teams continued . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 8, 2020) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has officially returned with the MLS Is Back Tournament underway this week. There are plenty of reminders that this is far from an ideal return to the playing fields. All games will be in Orlando with teams sequestered and only leaving their hotels to play and train. The matches will feature no supporters and start . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 8, 2020) US Soccer Players - American soccer's contingent in England isn't what it used to be. The openness of Germany to young American players and the rise of the American player in the general esteem of other leagues in Europe has pushed US players to look beyond the traditional home of the game for a chance to play abroad. England's strengthening of work . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with what's becoming a regular story, Christian Pulisic scoring. This time it was in Chelsea's 3-2 win at Crystal Palace. Already up from a 6th minute Olivier Giroud goal, Pulisic doubled the lead in the 27th minute. Palace answered back with a goal in the 34th. With Chelsea seemed to shut the door when Tammy Abraham scored in the 71st, but Palace responded with a . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 7, 2020) US Soccer Players - Since streaming services have decided the best way to differentiate themselves is to offer anything they can find, it's not exactly abnormal that the Danish league is available on ESPN+. It was easy to spot what was different with Saturday's AGF vs Copenhagen game. Danish authorities eased restrictions on crowds, allowing over 7,000 into Ceres . . .