By J Hutcherson (Jan 25, 2022) US Soccer Players - This is not the time for sweeping conclusions for most of world soccer, much less one of the most popular leagues in the world. There's no such thing as a history of the Premier League at the January break because there normally isn't a January break. Needing room to finish World Cup qualifying, FIFA added this January/February international . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts in the Premier League. Josh Sargent scored twice in Norwich City's 3-0 win at Watford. Sargent scored in the 51st and 74th minutes with a stoppage time own-goal finishing off the scoring. Norwich is a point above the relegation zone in 17th place. "It’s huge for us," Sargent said. "Getting two wins in a row is massive for the guys and the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another big win for Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson's Fulham, beating Birmingham City 6-2 at home. Fulham has 19 goals in their last three Championship games, starting with a 7-0 shutout of Reading last Tuesday and a 6-2 home win over Bristol City on Saturday. That's increased their goal differential to +47, 27 goals higher than 2nd-place Bournemouth and with a . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts in the Premier League. When Chelsea takes the field later today against Brighton (3pm ET - USA), they'll be playing to keep pace with Liverpool even if they pass them on points to retake 2nd-place. Courtesy of the pandemic postponements, Chelsea will be two games ahead of Liverpool after Tuesday, 23 to 21. 3rd-place Chelsea trails Liverpool by two points after losing . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with another goal for Weston McKennie in Serie A. McKennie's Juventus shutout Udinese 2-0 at home. Paulo Dybala scored in the 19th and McKennie doubled the lead in the 79th minute. Juventus is in 5th-place in Serie A but on 22 games played with the rest of the top five on game 21. "I think we played a good game," Dybala said "In terms of character . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic's Chelsea at Zack Steffen's Manchester City tomorrow in a top of the table meeting in the Premier League. City has a ten-point lead over Chelsea with both on 21 games played. Liverpool is a point behind Chelsea in 3rd-place, a point behind Chelsea with a game in hand. "Man City opened the gap not over the last months, they opened the gap over . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Weston McKennie's goal for Juventus in their 2-1 Supercoppa Italia loss at Inter Milan. McKennie headed in Juventus's opener in the 25th minute. Inter equalized from the penalty spot in the 35th to send the game into extra time. They won it after the 120th minute, scoring in extra time stoppage time. "Let's not forget we were playing the reigning champions and . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe starts with the third round of the FA Cup. Zack Steffen was in goal for Manchester City's 4-1 win at Swindon Town. Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for City in the 14th, Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead in the 28th, and Ilkay Gundogan made it 3-0 in the 59th. Swindon Town pulled a goal back in the 78th, but Cole Pamer added a fourth for City in the 82nd . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts in the League Cup semifinal first-leg. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 79th minute for Chelsea, taking a 2-0 lead over Spurs at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havetz opened the scoring in the 5th and Spurs gave up a 34th minute own-goal. The series concludes at Spurs on Wednesday. "We could have created a bigger cushion, it was possible, we created a lot,"Chelsea manager . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with England's League Cup. The tournament moves to the first rounds of the semifinals later today, staggered by a week so it will take until January 20 to learn the finalists. England is one of the few domestic leagues to hold onto two domestic cup competitions, though the League Cup lacks the longevity and prestige of the FA's version. It also finishes much earlier, . . .