The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in the Bundesliga with Alfredo Morales and Zack Steffen's Fortuna Dusseldorf winning 3-1 at Werder Bremen. Josh Sargent subbed on in the 81st minute for Werder Bremen. Rouwen Hennings put Fortuna up in the 36th with Johannes Eggestein equalizing in the 47th. Kenan Karaman put Fortuna up for good in the 52nd with Kaan Ayhan scoring in the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 12, 2019) US Soccer Players – Preseason friendlies are a time to test new players and tactics. For the many European clubs that spent the past few weeks training and playing games on American soil, it was a chance for managers to do just that against other high-caliber opponents. While most teams featured incomplete rosters after National Team tournaments . . .
The soccer news starts with Real Salt Lake firing head coach mike Petke and naming assistant Freddy Juarez as the interim. Petke was currently serving a two-week suspension from the club announced on July 30 following a three-game suspension by MLS for comments directed at a match official during a Leagues Cup game. Reports had Petke using a Spanish homophobic slur. Petke was suspended from three . . .
The roundup of the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with the opening weekend of the Premier League. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 58th minute for Chelsea in their 4-0 loss at Manchester United. Chelsea fell behind to an 18th minute penalty with United adding goals in the 65th, 67th, and 81st minutes. "Christian Pulisic is 20 years old. He will be a fantastic player for the club," . . .
The soccer news starts with NYCFC beating Houston 3-2 at Yankee Stadium. NYCFC's Alexandru Mitrita opened the scoring in the 16th minute with Juan Cabezas equalizing in the 26th. Houston's Romell Quioto saw red in the 29th for violent conduct. The Dynamo took the lead in the 77th minute through a Mauro Manotas goal. Subbing on in the 58th minute, Taty Castellanos equalized for NYCFC in the 83rd . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - With the return to club soccer in Europe, there are always the old reliables. Will it be Barcelona or Real Madrid in La Liga? Will Juventus in Spain and PSG in France once again run away at the top of their leagues? Will the Premier League be competitive or will it only seem that way as the favorite claims the trophy? These are the cliches of . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 5, 2019) US Soccer Players – Despite preseason friendlies still on the schedule, the start of August brings with it games that actually matter across Europe. First up is the Premier League. For many Americans, England's topflight has become a regular part of their mornings each weekend. Starting this weekend, many of you will get those morning routines back. . . .
By J Hutcherson (Mar 28, 2019) US Soccer Players - It's 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 . . .