It's domestic cups in Wednesday's soccer news, starting with Josh Sargent's Werder Bremen shutting out Julian Green's Furth 2-0 in the DFB Pokal round of 16. Kevin Mohwald put Werder up in the 12th with Sargent assisting on Felix Agu's goal in the 73rd minute. Sargent subbed out in stoppage time. "All in all, it was a dominant and well-deserved victory but one that we should have wrapped up . . .
By J Hutcherson (Feb 2, 2021) US Soccer Players - Let's all feign surprise that reports of FC Barcelona facing significant financial issues ended up with reports of how much they're paying Lionel Messi. It's an easy way to understand what's fueling the latest round of super league speculation. It cost a significant amount of money to have a chance of maintaining elite status in European soccer, . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the transfer window closing in Europe. USMNT defender DeAndre Yedlin is now a member of Galatasaray in Turkey's Super Lig, completing a transfer from Newcastle United. He's not the first Premier League player to make that move during the January window. Mesut Ozil left Arsenal for Galatasaray. What that gets is a change of perspective for Yeldin. He leaves a . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 1, 2021) US Soccer Players – The pandemic has uprooted the soccer world, pausing the games almost a year ago. That pause caused a ripple effect, forcing the postponement of domestic seasons and cup competitions that ended up finishing later in the summer. UEFA's Champions League, the biggest club tournament on the planet, concluded two months later in August. . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT opening the 2021 schedule by beating Trinidad & Tobago in Orlando. While there are the obvious caveats for both teams, this version of the USMNT took full advantage of their weeks of training, putting together a comprehensive result. That started early, with the USMNT keeping the pressure on throughout the game. The USMNT defense It's easy to put . . .
The USMNT had no trouble against an under-strength Trinidad & Tobago, closing out January camp with a 7-0 win at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. With the USMNT a mix of senior national team players and U-23s, it didn't take them long to get in sync. Jonathan Lewis scored in the 2nd minute, one of three players to finish with two goals. USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner saved a penalty on his way to a . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe, Mexico, and Brazil starts in the Bundesliga. John Brooks scored for Wolfsburg in their 3-0 home win over Freiburg. Brooks opened the scoring in the 21st minute with Wout Weghorst doubling the lead in the 39th. Yannick Gerhardt finished off the goals in the 85th. "We had a lot of respect ahead of the match because across their last 10 matches, Freiburg had . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 29, 2021) US Soccer Players - USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter does not skimp on preparation. In that way, Berhalter is very much the modern soccer coach. For Berhalter, putting his team in the best position to win means using every tool available. Video review, analytics, advanced scouting, fitness testing, the works. How to leverage those tools in the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - Ten players will seek their USMNT debut on Sunday night as a packed 2021 formally begins with a friendly vs Trinidad and Tobago at Exploria Stadium in Orlando (7pm ET - FS1). It marks the conclusion of January camp and the first of this year’s many meetings with regional opponents. The Concacaf Nations League, Gold Cup, and World . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the MLSPA offering a new proposal to MLS in advance of what the league argues was a deadline expiring at midnight. The MLSPA doesn't agree with Major League Soccer's timeframe after MLS chose to use the force majeure clause to reopen the collective bargaining agreement. "Amid a cloud of uncertainty over the 2021 season, players have once again been forced back . . .