Friday's soccer news starts with the three teams with USMNT players exiting in the round of 32. Timothy Weah subbed out in the 78th minute of Lille's 2-1 loss at Ajax, exiting 4-2 on aggregate. Ajax scored in the 15th minute. Lille's Yusuf Yazici converted a 78th minute penalty while Ajax added a second goal in the 88th. "We are eliminated," Lille coach Christophe Galtier said. "That's what you . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Zack Steffen on the bench for Manchester City's 2-0 win at Gladbach in the first-leg of their Champions League round of 16 series. Due to pandemic restrictions, Gladbach moved its home leg to Bucharest. Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for City in the 29th. Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead in the 65th minute. The series concludes in Manchester on March 16. "In . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Chelsea taking a 1-0 lead over Atletico Madrid in their Champions League round of 16 series in Bucharest. Olivier Giroud scored the game's only goal in the 68th minute. Edouard Mendy kept the clean sheet without needing to record a save. Christian Pulisic subbed on for Timo Werner in the 87th minute. The series concludes on March 17 at Stamford Bridge. "I'm . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with another goal for Weston McKennie in Juventus's 3-0 home shutout of Crotone. Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 38th and first-half stoppage time with McKennie adding a goal in the 66th minute. The result has Juventus in 3rd-place on 45 points from 22 games played, four points behind 2nd-place Milan, and eight back of leaders Inter. All of the rest of the league . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 22, 2021) US Soccer Players – It's one of those sports truisms that defending a title is usually harder than winning one. In Major League Soccer, it remains more than an adage. Throughout 25 seasons, only three teams have won two consecutive MLS Cups. That should mean that the defending 2020 champions Columbus has a difficult season ahead of them. Having . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Swansea City confirming that USMNT player Jordan Morris injured his ACL and will miss the rest of the Championship season. Morris subbed on for the second-half in the 4-1 loss to Huddersfield Town and had to be stretchered off in the 59th minute. Swansea City coach Steve Cooper updated Morris's situation in a Monday press conference. "He's had a bad injury . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe, Mexico, and Brazil starts in England's Championship with Jordan Morris stretchered off in Swansea City's 4-1 loss at Huddersfield Town. Morris subbed on at halftime, exiting with injury in the 59th. "It does not look good, does it?," Swansea City manager Steve Cooper said following the game. "I don't know the extent of it but we have our fingers crossed for . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - Historically, the Austrian Bundesliga isn't exactly one of the leagues American fans normally show much interest in. The league comes in well behind all of Europe's bigger, richer operations for quality and popularity. In UEFA's current coefficient rankings for the region's leagues, the Austrian Bundesliga ranks 10th behind the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the first-legs of the Europa League round of 32. Timothy Weah was the goal scorer in Lille's 2-1 home loss to Ajax. Weah's goal came in the 72nd minute. Ajax equalized from the penalty spot in the 87th and went ahead for good in the 89th minute. "What has changed for Timothy Weah? He has now been training normally for six months following a missed season," Lille . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - There are lots of reasons for the rise of American soccer players in some of the biggest clubs in Europe. There are lots of reasons for the continued growth of Major League Soccer and the league's success in developing a talented generation of young players. There are lots of reasons why the sport in America, in all its various . . .