Friday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic scoring in Chelsea's 2-1 home win over Manchester City. Pulisic's goal came in the 36th minute off of an individual run. City equalized in the 55th, going a man down in the 77th. Willian converted the ensuing penalty. Pulisic subbed out in stoppage time. "The most important thing was that we got the three points that we desperately needed today," . . .
The soccer news starts with that foregone conclusion to the 2019-20 Premier League. The title is going to Liverpool, with the best team in England still playing like they have plenty to prove. On Wednesday, Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at home, taking full advantage of a mismatch against a team that could still realistically finish in the top half of the table. Palace took three shots, none . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 24, 2020) US Soccer Players - Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, soccer leagues worldwide are in flux halting operations to try and halt the spread of the potentially deadly virus. In North America, the fallout was as severe as it has been in other places. MLS teams got in two matches apiece before stopping. Only recently, the league announced plans to return. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 24, 2020) US Soccer Players - Soccer, as they say, is a young man's game. It's the rare player who's prime doesn't come in their 20s, when a body is at its peak fitness and the ravages of time and miles haven't yet slowed a person down. Age isn't always the determining factor in a player's effectiveness, but it's always an important one. Occasionally, a player . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Major League Soccer's clubs continuing to push forward to next month's MLS is Back tournament. With the pandemic issues in Florida, safety remains a primary concern for the unique restart to the season. The bubble approach is not unique to MLS, but it's also not anybody's idea of a normal way to operate a league. For 10 teams, this will be a way to get three . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the Premier League table a matchday after the resumption of the 2019-20 season. With all teams now at 30 games played, it's an interesting situation for teams just outside of the top 8 and likely a European place. That requires an explanation of Manchester City's situation in 2nd-place. If UEFA's Financial Fair Play ban that's currently under appeal holds, City . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 22, 2020) US Soccer Players – This past weekend felt normal again. Europe's biggest domestic leagues were all in action after a three-month hiatus following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. This new normal for soccer will mean a summer packed with games that matter. Gone are the meaningless friendlies. Instead, the Bundesliga, Premier League, La Liga, . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the Bundesliga table. With Bayern Munich already wrapping up the title and Borussia Dortmund finishing 2nd, we head into Saturday's final matchday with only a few questions remaining. 3rd through 5th-place could still change, with two of those three clubs taking the remaining Champions League places. RB Leipzig leads that list with 63 points, a point ahead of . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with the return of the Premier League. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 55th minute and scored in Chelsea's 2-1 win at Aston Villa. Trailing from the 43rd minute, Pulisic equalized in the 60th minute. Oliver Giroud scored Chelsea's winner in the 62nd. "The way it was going, we needed a bit of inspiration and Christian gave it with his goal," Chelsea . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 19, 2020) US Soccer Players - Barring a last-minute change of plans, Orlando will be the nexus of men's professional soccer in the United States next month. For six weeks from July 8 until August 11 when Major League Soccer holds its "MLS Is Back" tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The league's compromise solution for . . .