The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Serie A. Weston McKennie made his league debut for his new club Juventus, shutting out Sampdoria 3-0 at home. Dejan Kulusevski scored in the 13th minute with Leonardo Bonucci doubling the lea in the 78th. Cristiano Ronaldo finished off the goals in the 88th. "McKennie arrived with a few more days of preparation and did well," Juventus . . .
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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - If RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann was pandering to an American audience, that's understandable. Every ambitious European club is chasing American interest these days, and his is no exception. Perhaps Nagelsmann thought it best to speak in terms Americans would understand when discussing a potential new role for the one player . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with FIFA putting a price point on what soccer will lose due to the pandemic. According to reports, that number is $14 billion. FIFA is using that figure to explain the immediate need for world soccer's governing body to help its member federations. "If you look at the breakdown of losses in absolute and relative terms, European clubs and member associations were . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with a goal for Gio Reyna in the first round of the DFB Pokal. Reyna subbed out in the 57th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 5-0 win at MSV Duisburg. Jadon Sancho opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 14th minute with Jude Bellingham doubling the lead in the 30th. Playing a man up from the 38th minute, Thorgan Hazard added a goal in the 39th. Reyna made it 4-0 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 14, 2020) US Soccer Players – A new European soccer season is here following last season’s coronavirus-delayed schedule. As usual, there are many Americans scattered across the continent looking to make an impact for their clubs. While the potential for the coronavirus pandemic halting this season looms, Europe's leagues press forward. The season has already . . .
Josh Sargent opened the scoring in Werder Bremen's 2-0 win at Carl Zeiss Jena in the DFB Pokal first round. Sargent scored in the 49th minute with Tahith Chong doubling the lead in the 88th. Sargent subbed out in stoppage time. "I was a bit frustrated at first, but I kept going and was ready for the next chance," Sargent said "Luckily, I took advantage when it came along." Tyler Adams's RB . . .
If you missed topflight club soccer easily available on most cable packages, the Premier League is back. Europe is attempting to play on quickly to return to what passes for a normal schedule. With the leagues in Scotland and France already underway, La Liga and the Premier League begin this weekend. For USMNT fans, the main story remains Christian Pulisic at Chelsea. Now wearing the #10 shirt, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 9, 2020) US Soccer Players - As is always the case with these things, it's best to wait until it's official. There's no point in jumping ahead and getting excited until everything is official. These things have a history of falling apart at the minute. The world of big-time soccer transfers is a cauldron of intrigue. It's often hard to separate fact from . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 7, 2020) US Soccer Players – The European season is upon us just a few weeks after the Champions League final ended the previous season. The pandemic pause pushed the conclusion of the continent's top leagues into the summer, forcing the Champions League to become a single-elimination event in August. What that means is a very short preseason as leagues start . . .