The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Serie A. Weston McKennie made his league debut for his new club Juventus, shutting out Sampdoria 3-0 at home. Dejan Kulusevski scored in the 13th minute with Leonardo Bonucci doubling the lea in the 78th. Cristiano Ronaldo finished off the goals in the 88th. "McKennie arrived with a few more days of preparation and did well," Juventus . . .
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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - If RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann was pandering to an American audience, that's understandable. Every ambitious European club is chasing American interest these days, and his is no exception. Perhaps Nagelsmann thought it best to speak in terms Americans would understand when discussing a potential new role for the one player . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with a goal for Gio Reyna in the first round of the DFB Pokal. Reyna subbed out in the 57th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 5-0 win at MSV Duisburg. Jadon Sancho opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 14th minute with Jude Bellingham doubling the lead in the 30th. Playing a man up from the 38th minute, Thorgan Hazard added a goal in the 39th. Reyna made it 4-0 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 14, 2020) US Soccer Players – A new European soccer season is here following last season’s coronavirus-delayed schedule. As usual, there are many Americans scattered across the continent looking to make an impact for their clubs. While the potential for the coronavirus pandemic halting this season looms, Europe's leagues press forward. The season has already . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 7, 2020) US Soccer Players – The European season is upon us just a few weeks after the Champions League final ended the previous season. The pandemic pause pushed the conclusion of the continent's top leagues into the summer, forcing the Champions League to become a single-elimination event in August. What that means is a very short preseason as leagues start . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 24, 2020) US Soccer Players – The European season officially came to an end Sunday with the Champions League final in Lisbon. The biggest club tournament on the planet crowned Bayern Munich continental champions for a sixth time following a 1-0 win against PSG. The tournament concluded almost three months later than usual after the coronavirus pandemic put the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 12, 2020) US Soccer Players - Remember the "Summer of Soccer"? You probably do, since the phrase has been used many times over to sell Americans on the summer happenings in a sport that sometimes lacks recognition in the United States. We've lived through more than a few summers of soccer. Just last year, MLS joined with Home Depot in something called a . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 20, 2020) US Soccer Players – The final weeks of the European domestic season have never stretched this far into the summer. The pandemic forced the season to take a three-month break that spanned the spring, pushing the domestic calendar into July and the Champions League to August. Once again, Americans played an increasingly important role at various clubs . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - European leagues are finally reaching the conclusion of their 2019-20 seasons after the interruptions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Conversely, their new campaigns will arrive more quickly than usual for the same reason, as most of them have signaled their desire to make up for that lost time with an abbreviated . . .