Tuesday's soccer news starts with an interesting June in the Premier League. While the action on the field shifts to national teams, those running Europe's elite club sides need to figure out the money on an expedited schedule. That starts with the Premier League, with the summer transfer window opening on June 9. The rest of Europe's major leagues join in on July 1. That means the time is now to . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic setting a new high mark for USMNT players to follow. Pulisic subbed on in the 66th minute and had one of the better chances in Chelsea's 1-0 shutout of Manchester City to win the 2020-21 Champions League title. Kai Havetz scored the game's only goal in the 42nd minute. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made one save to keep the clean sheet. Pulisic . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2021) US Soccer Players - The 2020 Major League Soccer season began with plenty of promise. It was the league's 25th season, a remarkable achievement for an organization that nearly didn't make it to its second decade. 2020 also brought an uptick in multi-million spending across the league. Clubs that had previously been reluctant to drop seven-figure fees . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the Europa Conference League, UEFA's return to three European competitions. The Europa Conference League slots in beneath the Europa League to give opportunities to clubs representing leagues not likely to advance to the group stage of the Champions League. If you though that's what the Europa League was for, a merger of the old UEFA Cup and Cup Winners' Cup, . . .
By J Hutcherson (May 25, 2021) US Soccer Players - There's a difference between what we learned and what we think we learned from European soccer during the 2020-21 season. The big picture takeaway is that the game survived without the event revenue from tickets, concessions, and merchandise. The quicker takeaway is that a dozen of Europe's biggest clubs decided that they should be in control of . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 24, 2021) US Soccer Players – There is no doubt that things have changed for the American soccer player. The professionalization of the youth and academy systems over the past decade has resulted in a plethora of young talent. That talent is now playing across a variety of European leagues every weekend and midweek in the Champions League. We've set a limit . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a week of buildup for the Champions League final. The Premier League season came to an end on Sunday with Zack Steffen's Manchester City already clinching the title and Christian Pulisic's Chelsea finishing 4th after a final day loss at Aston Villa. "It was the story of the season," Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said. "We needed many clean sheets to overcome . . .
The USMNT players in Europe roundup comes to a partial close for 2020-21 with the Bundesliga and Premier League finales. Gio Reyna subbed on in the 79th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen. Erling Haaland scored in the 5th minute with Marco Reus doubling the lead in the 51st. Haaland scored again in the 84th. Bayer converted an 89th minute penalty. Borussia Dortmund . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in Belgium. Matt Miazga's Anderlecht drew 3-3 at home with Club Brugge. Hans Vanaken scored for Club Brugge in the 13th. Lukas Nmecha equalized from the penalty spot in first-half-stoppage time. Vanaken restored the Club Brugge lead in the 54th with Noa Lang making it 3-1 in the 57th. Nmecha scored in the 64th with Miazga assisting. Jacob Bruun Larsen equalized four . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the Coppa Italia final. Weston McKennie's Juventus beat Atalanta 2-1 at Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia to take the trophy. Dejan Kulusevski scored for Juve in the 31st with McKennie assisting. Atalanta equalized in the 41st. Federico Chiesa put Juventus up for good in the 73rd with Atalanta going down a man in the 88th. Juventus won the Supercoppa Italiana in . . .