The soccer news starts with Borussia Dortmund exiting the Europa League. Christian Pulisic wasn't in the squad due to illness for Dortmund's 0-0 draw at Red Bull Salzburg with Salzburg advancing 2-1 on aggregate. The result means no USMNT players are left in the European competitions this season.
"The first half was appalling," Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger said. "We had not adjusted ourselves to that which awaited us in the least. It was clear that Salzburg were going to be aggressive and were not going to let us have much time on the ball. If you then play so ponderously, then you shouldn't be surprised that you're not getting any chances. We made life difficult for ourselves. Salzburg go through deservedly after the two matches. There are two things you can do. One is to play using the technical quality at your disposal. If that's not happening for you, then there is plan B, namely, hard work and challenging for the ball. We did not do the first, nor did we take up the second when required."
Also in the soccer news, HTAFC's Adam Tomlinson reports that USMNT and Huddersfield Town player Danny Williams will miss the rest of the Premier League season with a fractured fibula. The injury happened during training on Wednesday. "We are all disappointed that Danny has suffered this injury and now we offer him our full support as he begins his recovery," Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner said. "He’s adapted well to football in the Premier League and has been in some great form for us recently. He’s a big character in the dressing room too and I have no doubt that he will be determined to come back fitter and stronger than before."
AP's Graham Dunbar and Rob Harris report on the competition to host the 2026 World Cup. The Independent's Jack Pitt-Brooke interviews Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen. FourFourTwo's Alex Hess explains the problem for the backup striker in Premier League squads. The Guardian's Jonathan Wilson looks at the Champions League quarterfinals.
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