The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil starts in the Austrian Bundesliga. Brenden Aaronson scored in Red Bull Salzburg's 2-0 home win over Rapid Vienna. Karin Adeyemi converted a 79th minute penalty and Aaronson doubled the lead four minutes into stoppage time. Red Bull goalkeeper Philipp Kohn made three saves to keep the clean sheet. "It was every bit the kind of emotional and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - Unless you're a fan of an Eastern Conference rival, you might find yourself feeling bad for the Philadelphia Union. The Union won its first trophy in 2020, lifting a makeshift Supporters' Shield at Subaru Park last November before later receiving the actual Shield. The Union finished with the most points in MLS after a challenging . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League. DeAndre Yedlin's Galatasaray beat Lazio 1-0 at home to open its group E schedule. A 66th minute own-goal was the difference. "Today, frankly, the thing that makes me the happiest is that Galatasaray belongs in Europe," coach Fatih Terim said. "It was such a nice return." Also in group E, Konrad De La Fuente subbed on in the 56th minute of . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 16, 2021) US Soccer Players - The mere sight of Arsene Wenger can convey powerful imagery to people around the world, even those who don't support Arsenal. For anyone paying the slightest attention to the sport during his long heyday at the London club, the professorial Frenchman was the epitome of evolution and innovation in what became by many measures . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the Champions League where Tyler Adams's RB Leipzig lost 6-3 at Manchester City. Nathan Ake put City up in the 16th and an own-goal doubled the lead in the 28th. Christopher Nkunku pulled a goal back for Leipzig, but a first-half stoppage time penalty from Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1 City. Nkunku scored again in the 51st. City's Jack Grealish added a fourth goal in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - The US National Team and Mexico met up twice in a pair of high-stakes title games over the summer with the Americans winning both. The victories showed that the USA returned to the same level as Mexico, arguably taking a step past them. After all, the USMNT played with two different rosters, in two different largely pro-Mexico . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - If we're being honest, MLS is a league full of dark horses. You know that old sports cliche, the one meant to describe an underrated team that everyone knows is competent, but no one is sure can win. The history of the phrase "dark horse" goes back to the early height of horse racing in Britain, when horse bettors knew little about . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Jordan Pefok getting the late winner on the opening night of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage. Young Boys beat Manchester United 2-1 at home, playing a man up from the 35th minute. Trailing from the 13th, Nicolas Ngamaleu equalized for Young Boys in the 66th. A halftime substitute, Pefok took advantage of a deflected backpass to score five minutes . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - The quickest and obvious way to look at the 2021-22 Champions League is that it's PSG's to lose. Their triple-forward lineup of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Lionel Messi should make life difficult for every team they play. Sure, if it really was that easy Real Madrid in the Galacticos era would've won more trophies, but PSG right now may be the . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Club America hosting Philadelphia in the second-leg of their Concacaf Champions League semifinal series tomorrow night (9pm ET - FS1). Club America took a 2-0 lead at Estadio Azteca on August 12. Separating the games by over a month that included an international break is an interesting choice. Whether it's a benefit for either team is part of the scenarios . . .