By J Hutcherson (Apr 6, 2021) US Soccer Players - Speaking after the Premier League win at Leicester City on Saturday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola became the latest to ask a simple question. Why is it alright to compress the schedule and obligate players across multiple competitions for club and country? In Guardiola's more concise version, it's a simple statement. "They are human . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Daryl Dike making the difference in Barnsley's 2-1 win at Luton Town in the Championship. Dike opened the scoring in the 27th minute and doubled the lead in the 59th. Luton Town pulled a goal back in the 83rd minute. Barnsley is 5th in the Championship table with 69 points from 39 games, a point behind Swansea and Brentford. "It's good to get back to winning . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with resisting the urge to overplay what happened to Chelsea a man down at home to West Brom. Setting that 5-2 loss aside shifts the focus to Liverpool shutting out Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Specifically, Liverpool pouring on the goals late. Diogo Jota opened the scoring in the 64th with Mohahmed Salah doubling the lead in the 68th. Jota scored again in the . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Christian Pulisic subbing off at halftime with a tight hamstring. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 27th minute of Chelsea's 5-2 loss to West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's Thiago Silva saw red in the 29th minute. West Brom scored twice in stoppage time and made it 3-1 in the 63rd. They scored again in the 68th and finished off the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with USMNT player Bobby Wood's near future. Real Salt Lake announced the forward will make the move to MLS following the completion of the 2.Bundesliga season with Hamburg. Wood will join the club as a free agent with his contract at Hamburg done at the end of the season. "It was really important for me to get into a club that felt like a family and that's why it . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Chelsea's 0-0 draw at Leeds United, keeping them in 4th-place in the Premier League table. Chelsea has 51 points from 29 games and a three-point lead over 5th-place West Ham who have a game in hand. Five points separate Chelsea from 3rd-place Leicester City, a gap that is proving difficult to shorten. "We could have won," Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said. 'We . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe, Mexico, and Brazil starts in the Football League Trophy final. Lynden Gooch scored the game's only goal in Sunderland's 1-0 shutout of Tranmere at Wembley. Gooch's goal came in the 57th minute. "It's what dreams are made of," Gooch said. "I came over here to be a Premier League footballer, and I've made that dream come true. Unfortunately, the last few . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a fact that's becoming an existential identity crisis for the Premier League champions. Liverpool is an 8th-place team, trailing West Ham United by three points following a 1-0 home loss to Fulham. Fortress Anfield was already a fond memory for the defending champions, losing their fifth home game in a row and sixth of the season. This type of expectation . . .
The soccer news starts in the Championship. Daryl Dike scored in the 49th minute of Barnsley's 1-0 home shutout of Birmingham City. "In training, we saw some shots from him and we were really impressed," Barnsley coach Valerien Ismael said. "We thought if he hits the ball like that, it will be a disaster for the opponent' keeper and it's exactly what happened. We knew he had a lot of power in his . . .
Friday's soccer news starts in the Premier League. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 66th minute of Chelsea's 1-0 win at Liverpool. Mason Mount scored the game's only goal in the 42nd minute with Edouard Mendy making one save to keep the clean sheet. Chelsea is in 4th-place in the Premier League table with Liverpool 7th. "There are still 11 games to go," Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said. . . .