By J Hutcherson (Jan 5, 2021) US Soccer Players - Depending on your loyalties, it might be easy to forget how much money, transfers, and managers it took to turn Chelsea into one of the best clubs in the Premier League. Improving from 11th in 1995-96 to 6th in 1996-97, the club has finished no lower. That includes winning the Premier League five times. The expectation of top-six is fundamental to . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in La Liga. Yunus Musah subbed out in the 64th minute of Valencia's 1-1 home draw with Cadiz. Trailing from the 58th minute, Maxi Gomez equalized in the 79th. The point has Valencia in 17th-place, tied on 16 points with 18th-place Elche. Unfortunately for Valencia, Elche has two games in hand. "The current situation is that we have to get out of the bottom positions . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Serie A where Weston McKennie subbed out in the 65th minute of Juventus's 4-1 home win over Udinese. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 31st minute with Derico Chiesa making it 2-0 in the 49th. Ronaldo scored again in the 70th. Udinese pulled a goal back in the 90th with Paulo Dybala scoring for Juventus three minutes into . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts in the Premier League. DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United drew 0-0 at home with Liverpool. Though Liverpool had over 70% of possession, they finished with four shots on goal to Newcastle's two. Newcastle is in 14th-place in the Premier League, tied on 19 points with 15th-place Crystal Palace with a game in hand. Newcastle also has a game in hand over . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with more from the Premier League as they continue their annual tradition of getting the games in over the holidays. Christian Pulisic's Chelsea drew 1-1 at home with Aston Villa. Olivier Giroud put Chelsea up in the 34th minute with Anwar El Ghazi equalizing in the 50th. "It’s a draw, against a good team, and the performance was good," Chelsea coach Frank Lampard . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 28, 2020) US Soccer Players – 2020 was an unprecedented year loaded with obstacles, rescheduled games, and health protocols. Even when soccer came back, it wasn't the same. Tournaments played in bubbles, no fans allowed into stadiums, and piped in crowd noise became common this year. Despite all of this, enough of the games continued to create a new normal. . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT players in action over the holiday weekend. Owen Otasowie subbed on in the 83rd minute for Wolverhampton in their 1-1 home draw with Spurs in the Premier League. Wolverhampton fell behind in the opening minute with Romain Saiss equalizing in the 86th. "Sometimes you cannot expect how things happen in the first minute," Wolverhampton coach Nuno Espirito Santo . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with goals for USMNT players in Europe. Timothy Weah opened the scoring in Lille's 3-2 win at Montpellier in the 23rd minute. Montpellier leveled the score in the 57th with Lille's Nanitamo Ikone converting a 68th minute penalty. Montpellier equalized in the 70th. Burak Yilmaz put Lille ahead for good in the 86th minute. Weah subbed out in the 68th minute. Lille is in . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with a familiar story for MLS fans. Tigres beat LAFC 2-1 in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League final with a Liga MX team once again representing the region at the FIFA Club World Cup. The final also brings Major League Soccer's 2020 schedule to a close. The league has yet to officially announce a start date for the 2020 regular season and Concacaf has yet to release . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with USMNT and Real Salt Lake player Kyle Beckerman announcing that 2020 was his final season in professional soccer. Beckerman played in the 2014 World Cup and was part of the 2013 Gold Cup winning squad. At league level, he won the 2009 MLS Cup with Real Salt Lake and was a six-time all-star over his 21 seasons. "I want to thank all the fans from Miami Fusion, . . .