By J Hutcherson (Jul 6, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's easy enough to pile on the pressure early in the preseason. With it barely July, going ahead and setting the obvious narratives is part of the game. A club makes major moves and suddenly the focus shifts to proof of concept. A club doesn't, and broader questions loom. That's the game at the highest level in European club soccer, and it's not . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 24, 2021) US Soccer Players – There is no doubt that things have changed for the American soccer player. The professionalization of the youth and academy systems over the past decade has resulted in a plethora of young talent. That talent is now playing across a variety of European leagues every weekend and midweek in the Champions League. We've set a limit . . .
The USMNT players in Europe roundup comes to a partial close for 2020-21 with the Bundesliga and Premier League finales. Gio Reyna subbed on in the 79th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen. Erling Haaland scored in the 5th minute with Marco Reus doubling the lead in the 51st. Haaland scored again in the 84th. Bayer converted an 89th minute penalty. Borussia Dortmund . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with the 2020-21 FA Cup final. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 68th minute of Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Leicester City at Wembley. The goal came in the 63rd minute with Leicester scoring on its only shot on goal. Chelsea put three shots on frame. "This is it in sports, there is no team that never loses, there is no single sports guy out there who . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the Austrian Bundesliga. Brenden Aaronson subbed out in stoppage time of Red Bull Salzburg's 2-0 home shutout of Rapid Vienna to win the league title. Patson Daka scored in the 33rd and 56th minutes. Rapid Vienna played a man down from the 86th minute. Red Bull coach Jesse Marsch will make the move to RB Leipzig with two Austrian Bundesliga titles and two Austrian . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with the conclusion of the 2020-21 Championship season. Norwich City and Watford go up with Brentford, Swansea City, Barnsley, and Bournemouth making the playoffs. Wycombe, Rotherham United, and Sheffield Wednesday drop to League One. Cameron Carter-Vickers's Bournemouth lost 2-0 at home to Stoke City. the goals came in the 36th and 52nd minutes. . . .
The roundup of the USMNT players abroad starts in the DFB Pokal semifinals. Gio Reyna scored twice in Borussia Dortmund's 5-0 home shutout of Holstein Kiel. Reyna opened the scoring in the 16th and doubled the lead in the 22nd minute. Marco Reus made it 3-0 in the 26th with Thorgan Hazard adding a goal in the 32nd. Jude Bellingham finished off the scoring in the 41st. Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the Europa League semifinals. Bryan Reynolds wasn't in the squad for Roma's 6-2 loss at Manchester United in the opening leg. Roma fell behind in the 9th minute with Lorenzo Pellegrini equalizing from the penalty spot in the 15th. Edin Dezko put Roma up in the 33rd. Manchester United went ahead for good in the 48th, adding a goal in the 64th and converting a 71st . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Concacaf continuing the 2021 Gold Cup schedule rollout. We now know the other venues. Concacaf previously announced that Las Vegas's Allegiant Stadium would host the final and Inter Miami's Fort Lauderdale stadium is the site for the preliminary rounds. Add to that group AT&T Stadium in Arlington, BBVA Stadium and NRG Stadium in Houston, the Cotton Bowl in . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a group of Europe's elite clubs pressing ahead with their own Champions League alternative. A day before UEFA met over a Champions League revamp, the news leaked of a breakaway midweek competition. It wasn't a complete breakaway, but even the rumors were enough to send UEFA and the domestic leagues on the offensive. UEFA made it clear that they wouldn't tolerate . . .