By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - "With great power comes great responsibility," or so the saying goes. These days, a new generation is learning about that axiom thanks to the exploits of Spiderman within the ubiquitous Marvel Cinematic Universe. A twist on that principle for a new generation of American soccer players might be, "with great talent comes great . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Zack Steffen on the bench for Manchester City's 2-0 home win to advance 4-0 on aggregate over Gladbach in the Champions League round of 16. Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 12th minute with Ilkay Gundogan getting a goal in the 18th minute. "We have Leicester, then the Champions League, then Leeds and then the Champions League…," Manchester City manager Pep . . .
By J Hutcherson (Mar 16, 2021) US Soccer Players - Since what sounds like fairy tales should start with "once upon a time," why not? Once upon a time, the Belgian and Dutch leagues produced some of the most competitive teams in Europe. That time all but ended when Ajax lost to Juventus as defending champions in the 1996 Champions League final. Belgium didn't get that far, with Royal Antwerp's loss . . .
It's the soccer scores leading us into Tuesday's soccer news. went the full 90 and Konrad de la Fuente wasn't in the squad for Barcelona's 4-1 home win over Huesca. Lionel Messi put Barca up in the 13th with Antoine Griezmann doubling the lead in the 35th. Huesca pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time. Oscar Mingueza made it 3-1 in the 53rd with Messi scoring again in the 90th minute. . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Chelsea's 0-0 draw at Leeds United, keeping them in 4th-place in the Premier League table. Chelsea has 51 points from 29 games and a three-point lead over 5th-place West Ham who have a game in hand. Five points separate Chelsea from 3rd-place Leicester City, a gap that is proving difficult to shorten. "We could have won," Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said. 'We . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe, Mexico, and Brazil starts in the Football League Trophy final. Lynden Gooch scored the game's only goal in Sunderland's 1-0 shutout of Tranmere at Wembley. Gooch's goal came in the 57th minute. "It's what dreams are made of," Gooch said. "I came over here to be a Premier League footballer, and I've made that dream come true. Unfortunately, the last few . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with two more teams with USMNT players unable to advance in the Champions League. Sergino Dest subbed out in the 66th minute of Barcelona's 1-1 draw at PSG, exiting the tournament 5-2 on aggregate. Trailing from a 30th minute penalty, Lionel Messi equalized on the night in the 37th. Last season, Barcelona exited to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals. Konrad de la . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 10, 2021) US Soccer Players - On Tuesday, Clint Dempsey turned 38 years-old. Retiring during the 2018 Major League Soccer season, Dempsey and his story hold a special place in the hearts of American soccer fans. He represents a platonic ideal of populist soccer achievement in a country that wages continual internal battles over access to the sport. Dempsey . . .
Juventus forced extra time in their round of 16 series with Porto but ultimately lost at home on the away goals rule. They took the second-leg 3-2 on the night and tying 4-4 on aggregate, but it was Porto advancing to the next round. Weston McKennie subbed on in the 75th minute of a game where Juventus fell behind to a 19th minute penalty. Federico Chiesa equalized for Juventus in the 49th with . . .
By J Hutcherson (Mar 9, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Deutsche Fussball Liga released its 2021 financial report highlighting exactly what you, me, and pretty much anybody paying attention would expect. The pandemic has had a sizable influence on Bundesliga money and empty stadiums drag finances down. That's the new truism across sports and countries. The only question is how much of an impact it's . . .