Thursday's soccer news starts with the other team with a USMNT player making it through to the 2021-22 Champions League final. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 67th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 home shutout of Real Madrid. Chelsea advanced 3-1 on aggregate. Timo Werner scored in the 28th minute with Mason Mount doubling the lead in the 85th. Pulisic assisted on the Mount goal. Edouard Mendy kept the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Manchester City advancing to the 2020-21 Champions League final. Zack Steffen was on the bench for City's 2-0 home shutout of PSG, taking the series 4-1 on aggregate. With sleet on the field, Manchester City took the lead through an 11th minute Riyad Mahrez goal. Mahrez scored again in the 63rd. PSG's Angel Di Maria saw red in the 69th minute. Ederson didn't . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Manchester City trying to see off PSG at home in the Champions League semifinals. The 2-1 first-leg lead and the away goals certainly help. Manchester City is coming off of a 2-0 shutout at Crystal Palace, not exactly the best indicator of what might happen at the Emirates Stadium. Palace's tendency to give up the bulk of possession held, with Manchester City . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 30, 2021) US Soccer Players - Just a little more than six years ago, Jesse Marsch was an out-of-work soccer coach. Following a stint as the first MLS boss of the Montreal Impact, Marsch was a young coach with a good representation but not much of a profile. There was no guarantee he had a path to success in Major League Soccer, much less one that would take him . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with another USMNT player's club advancing in the Champions League. Zack Steffen was on the bench for Manchester City's 2-1 first-leg win at the Parc des Princes. PSG went up in the 15th minute with Kevin De Bruyne equalizing in the 64th. Playing a man up from the 77th, Riyad Mahrez scored for City in the 71st minute. The series concludes in Manchester on May . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the Champions League semifinals. Christian Pulisic scored in Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Real Madrid. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 14th minute with Real Madrid leveling the score in the 29th minute. Pulisic subbed out in the 66th minute. The series concludes on "When we saw the lineup we had a quick talk in the dressing room to slightly change the moments . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 27, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's hard to believe that something that seemed crucial just a week ago is now not much more than a punchline. Imagine the business school instructor trying to use The Super League as a case study a few years from now. "So after an initial leak during Sunday's games, the whole thing was over in 48 hours. Somehow, it involved governments, fans, and . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Toronto FC once again trying to advance past a Liga MX club. This time, it's Cruz Azul starting later tonight at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando (10pm ET - FS1). Cruz Azul is top of the table in Mexico, advancing in the Champions League 8-0 over Arcahaie after finishing scoreless in the opening leg. It's that scenario that should resonate for . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with The Super League falling apart two days after the initial announcement. Facing mounting pressure from soccer's bureaocracy and fans, the Premier League clubs were the first to withdraw. All six released statements on Tuesday night, confirming that they were no longer willing to go ahead with an alternative Champions League. Media reports had Barcelona, Atletico . . .
By J Hutcherson (Apr 20, 2021) US Soccer Players - As so many have pointed out over the last 48 hours, the European club soccer model has been in extended flux since the early 90s. The creation of the Premier League and UEFA turning the European Cup into the Champions League started a direct path to what's happening right now. I once wrote a multi-part series called "The Shadow of the Super . . .