The soccer news starts with USMNT players in action in England, Germany, and Mexico. In the Premier League, DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United beat Manchester City 2-1 at St James' Park. Falling behind in the opening minute, Salomon Rondon equalized for Newcastle in the 66th. Matt Ritchie converted a penalty in the 80th minute for the game winner. Newcastle is in 14th-place in the Premier League . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 29, 2019) US Soccer Players - In 2017, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho decided to prioritize the Europa League. With his club battling for a Champions League spot in the Premier League, Mourinho decided he had a better option. Win the Europa League and take the Champions League spot that came with the title. With UEFA adding that particular incentive, it made sense. . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 22, 2019) US Soccer Players - At some point, it's a safe assumption that European soccer will raise its head just enough to draw the full attention of the major North American pro sports leagues. It hasn't happened yet, regardless of the boosters who want to plug the Champions League, Premier League, or the Bundesliga into the conversation. The ratings aren't there, even if . . .
The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Timothy Weah debuting for Celtic in the Scottish Cup. Weah scored in Celtic's 3-0 home win over Airdrieonians. Scott Sinclair put Celtic up in the 37th and doubled their lead in the 56th. Weah subbed on in the 68th minute and scored in the 83rd. Celtic advances to play St Johnstone in the Fifth Round. “That’s one of the best . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - David Wagner's time as manager of Huddersfield Town ended on Tuesday and with it the American coach working at the highest level of the club game. Wagner isn't a product of the American soccer coaching model, far from it. He put his time in as a player and coach in Germany, part of the successful Borussia Dortmund system under now-Liverpool . . .
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The soccer news starts with the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. In the Premier League, DeAndre Yedlin subbed out in the 82nd minute for Newcastle United's 2-1 loss at Chelsea. Failing behind in the 9th minute, Ciaran Clark equalized in the 40th. Chelsea scored their winner in the 57th minute. "We’ll look at that performance and take belief out of it," Clark said. "We’ve come away to Stamford . . .
Though it might not last for much longer, English soccer's insistence on not taking a winter break will be one of those things we miss when it's gone. The Premier League and the lower divisions not only play through, they load up on games around the holidays. Even if the weather isn't accommodating, the games continue. There's no stop-start to the season, resetting in January when the transfer . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic's eventual move to Chelsea. Borussia Dortmund announced that they've transferred Pulisic for over $70m dollars to the Premier League club, but Pulisic will stay with them on loan through the end of the Bundesliga season. That's a major caveat for a deal of this size, giving pundits and fans plenty of time to pick apart the move. "It was always . . .
The first update of the New Year starts where last year left off, in England with the soccer scores. It was bad news for Tim Ream's Fulham in the Premier League, losing 4-1 at Arsenal. Trailing by two goals from the 55th, Aboubakar Kamara scored for Fulham in the 69th. Arsenal added goals in the 79th and 83rd minutes. "When they created the first chance we made a mistake because the goal came . . .