By J Hutcherson (Mar 28, 2019) US Soccer Players - Its hard to get a realistic feel for the Europa League these days. By design, UEFA's secondary tournament crowns a non-champion each May a few days ahead of the Champions League final. Attempts to make the Europa League matter crashes into that basic problem. Giving a Champions League group stage spot to the winner makes it as important as . . .
Aston Villa is back in the Premier League after beating Derby County 2-1 in the Championship promotion playoff final. Anwar El Ghazi put Villa up in the 44th with John McGinn doubling the lead in the 59th minute. Derby County's Martyn Waghorn pulled a goal back in the 81st. Aston Villa joins Norwich City and Sheffield United as the promoted clubs. Villa's promotion ends three seasons in the . . .
Aston Villa plays Derby County on Monday for a spot in the Premier League. They meet at Wembley Stadium in a game worth many millions no matter how you run the numbers. The winner gets the economic rewards of England's topflight. Broadcast money domestic and international is the prime mover for why the Premier League can offer so much to its teams. That doesn't exist at anywhere near the same . . .
The soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic at Chelsea. After Borussia Dortmund agreed to the reportedly $71m transfer in January, Pulisic remained with Dortmund on loan. Now with the Bundesliga season over, he's in London making plans for the upcoming season. Pulisic made it clear that England's topflight was his target. "I was 15 when I moved to Dortmund," he said. "It was something I always . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2019) US Soccer Players – This is the time of year for crowning champions. In Europe, domestic cup tournaments typically close out the long club season. The continent’s biggest trophies, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League provide an appropriate end to the season. For the first time in history, both finals will feature only English clubs. The . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Manchester City doing as expected and winning yet another Premier League game to take the title. City put together a 14-game winning streak to make Liverpool's unlikely title challenge impossible. Losing three out of seven games in December was the only time City looked vulnerable. A final day slip at Brighton never seemed like the end to their 2018-19 Premier . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Christian Pulisic's goal in his last home game at Signal Iduna Park. Borussia Dortmund beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-2 to take the title race to the final game of the season. Dortmund trails leaders Bayern Munich by two points. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 41st minute with Oliver Fink equalizing in the 47th. Thomas Delaney scored for . . .
It's been quite the week for Premier League clubs in European competitions. English clubs now have both finalist spots in the Champions League and Europa League, something few if anybody predicted at the start of the season. That was bad news for Timmy Chandler's Eintracht, exiting on penalties to Chelsea in the Europa League semifinals. With Chandler on the bench at Stamford Bridge and the . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico begins in Germany with Christian Pulisic's return to the starting lineup in Borussia Dortmund's 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 6th minute with Paco Alcacer doubling the lead in the 41st. Werder's Kevin Mohwald scored in the 70th with Claudio Pizarro equalizing in the 75th. "We already had the chance to make it 3-0 in . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga with Westin McKennie's Schalke winning 4-2 at Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund. Andrew Wooten scored again for Sandhausen in their win a league down. Mario Gotze scored for Dortmund in the 14th with Daniel Caligiuri equalizing from the penalty spot in the 18th. Salif Sane scored for Schalke in the 28th. Marco Reus saw . . .