Wednesday's soccer news starts in the Champions League. Christian Pulisic's Chelsea finished off their quarterfinal series with Porto, advancing 2-1 on aggregate after losing the second-leg 1-0 at home. The game's only goal came three minutes into stoppage time. "We accepted what was needed tonight, and I think we deserved to go through," Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said. "It was a tough . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with recently retired USMNT Kyle Beckerman. After finishing his playing career last season with Real Salt Lake, Beckerman is now the men's soccer coach at Utah Valley University. Beckerman had 58 caps with the USMNT, playing in the 2014 World Cup. "I'm very excited to be joining Utah Valley University and can't wait to get started coaching this team," Beckerman said . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 12, 2021) US Soccer Players – The start of a new MLS season brings with it plenty of questions and speculation. What a new season also brings with it is speculation over tactics and formations. How does a team win in MLS in 2021? That's the question coaches are trying to unlock heading into Friday's season opener. In MLS, there's another question that may be . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Juventus picking up three points in Serie A with a 3-1 home win over Genoa. Juventus has now taken seven out of nine points in April after finishing last month with a 1-0 home loss to Benevento. That increased the pressure on the squad, chasing the Milan clubs at the top of the table. The gap between Juventus in 3rd and Inter Milan in 1st stands at a dozen . . .
The roundup of USMNT players abroad starts in the Premier League. Christian Pulisic scored twice in Chelsea's 4-1 win at Crystal Palace. Kai Havertz put Chelsea up in the 8th minute. Pulisic doubled the lead in the 10th with Kurt Zouma scoring in the 30th. Crystal Palace pulled a goal back in the 63rd with Pulisic scoring again in the 78th minute. "I’m feeling really confident, I’m feeling very . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 9, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Philadelphia Union added to its list of firsts on Wednesday night. Just five months removed from securing the club's first trophy, Jim Curtin and his team traveled to Costa Rica to face Deportivo Saprissa in the quarterfinal round of the 2021 Concacaf Champions League. Not only was it Philadelphia's first match in the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Columbus getting the biggest win to open the Concacaf Champions League round of 16. The Crew shutout Real Esteli 4-0 on the road in Managua, Nicaragua. Gyasi Zardes put Columbus up in the 19th minute with Jonathan Mensah doubling the lead in the 25th. Zardes scored again in the 33rd with Pedro Santos converting a penalty a minute into first-half stoppage time. Crew . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 8, 2021) US Soccer Players - Asked for an update on the course of preseason, Hernan Losada did not waste time nor mince words. "There's still a lot of work to do," said DC United's new head coach on Tuesday, speaking to media for the first time in several weeks. "I have to say that I didn't expect this progression after five weeks of preseason, not only on . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the Champions League. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 65th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win at Porto in Sevilla. Mason Mount scored in the 32nd minute and Ben Chiwell added another away goal in the 85th. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made five saves to keep the clean sheet. "The result is excellent for us," Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said. "It was a tough . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 7, 2021) US Soccer Players - Perhaps no season in MLS history provided a ruder introduction to the league for new coaches than 2020. A typical preseason led directly into two games before a two-month layoff with no games and effectively no training. The return to play, first in Orlando at MLS Is Back, then in a truncated regular season that featured few fans . . .