US Soccer — Comments Off on USA TO FACE WALES IN OPENER
The United States of America (USA) will face Wales in their opener at this year’s World Cup tournament after the Welsh team ended a 64-year wait. Wales qualified for their first World Cup tournament since they made their debut at the 1958 edition in Sweden by beating Ukraine 1-0 in the playoffs.
West Ham player Andriy Yarmolenko scored in the wrong net on 34 minutes to give the Welsh team passage to Qatar. Wales had Wayne Hennessey to thank for the victory over the Ukrainians after the shot stopper made some smart saves to deny the visitors. Wales used home advantage to positive effect in the playoffs thereby securing a place in Qatar. Continue reading →
MLS / US Soccer — Comments Off on JUVENTUS EYEING PULISIC SWOOP
Italian giants Juventus have set their sights on Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic according to the latest transfer reports coming out of the media in Italy. The specific report from Gazzetta dello Sport revealed that the Old Lady are keen on signing the USA (United States of America) international this summer.
It was said that the USA national team talisman is seen as a perfect replacement for Paolo Dybala who will leave the club at the end of his contract this summer. Argentine international Dybala was offered a new contract by Juventus only for officials to take the offer off the table. To this effect, the petite attacker will leave the Italian club this summer with Serie A rivals Inter Milan leading the free transfer race to sign him. Continue reading →
US Soccer — Comments Off on PULISIC RESCUES CHELSEA FROM DERBY DRAW
United States of America (USA) star Christian Pulisic was the recipient of the winning goal as he rescued Chelsea from ending the Premier League London Derby encounter with visitors West Ham United in a draw.
The USA international came off the bench for German attacker Timo Werner with 15 minutes left on the clock and he was able to apply the finish to the cutback from Spanish defender Marcos Alonso for the game’s only goal. Continue reading →
US Soccer — Comments Off on PULISIC SUBBED ON AGAINST LUTON TOWN
United States of America (USA) national team star Christian Pulisic came on as a substitute in the second half to provide an added attacking push for Chelsea who came from behind at the half-time break to beat hosts Luton 3-2 in their last 16 FA Cup clash to advance to the quarterfinals of the competition.
Luton Town have been very impressive in the English Championship and they are one of several teams in the hunt for a place in the Premier League next season via the playoffs at least. It was not surprising that they pushed Chelsea all the way before coming short at Kenilworth Road in the end. Continue reading →
US Soccer — Comments Off on USA COACH ADMITS UNFAIR ADVANTAGE
The United States secured a vital 3*0 win against Honduras in a world cup qualifying match. The match was played at a temperature of -2F with some Honduras players suffering from hypothermia during the match. Honduras head coach claimed after the match that conditions were far from normal and still can’t comprehend while authorities allowed the games to go on.
The U.S coach Gregg Berhalter admitted after the match that it was a tactical move on their part. According to him “They’re all coming from the equator, and it’s going to be really difficult for them to deal with these conditions,’ he said. “They’re going to take a couple of breaths and it’s going to hit them like it never hit them before”. For him, it was fair play since Central American teams had enjoyed the benefit of playing in extremely high temperatures in the past”.< Continue reading →
MLS / US Soccer — Comments Off on WEST BROM SIGNS USA STRIKER DIKE
Premier League promotion chasers West Brom have signed Nigerian-born USA international Daryl Dike from Orlando City in the MLS (Major League Soccer). The 21-year-old USA striker has joined the Baggies to boost their Premier League promotion hopes.
Dike has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Baggies until the end of the 2025/26 season. The USA national team star joins West Brom for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £7m. He has made eight appearances for the United States senior national team. Continue reading →
Uncategorized — Comments Off on PULISIC, FOUR USA PLAYERS MAKES CUT
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic will lead four other USA (United States of America) players into the Champions League knockout stage this season after the group stage campaign was concluded on Thursday.
USA senior national team starPulisicis a member of the reigning Champions League winners Chelsea after they won the competition last season. Chelsea won the Champions League title for the first time in nine years and a second time overall by beating debutant Manchester City in the final.
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Uncategorized — Comments Off on PULISIC MAKES RETURN FROM INJURY
United States of America (USA) international Christian Pulisic is back from injury to boost the attacking options at the disposal of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. The USA national team player made his return from injury during the Champions League clash with Swedish champions Malmo FF.
USA footballer Pulisic came on as a second half substitute for England international Callum Hudson-Odoi for his first Chelsea game in over two months.Hudson-Odoi spent 74 minutes on the pitch before he made way for Pulisic. At the point of his entry, Chelsea had scored through Moroccan international star Hakim Ziyech. Pulisic had the opportunity to double the advantage for his West London side in stoppage time but he could not take it as he missed out on marking his return with a goal. Continue reading →
Uncategorized — Comments Off on USA SUFFER FIRST DEFEAT IN QUALIFIERS
The United States of America (USA) have surprisingly suffered a first loss in the qualifiers for next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament via the CONCACAF region after they were beaten by hosts Panama. The reigning Gold Cup champions were beaten 1-0 by the home side thanks to the second half strike from Anibal Godoy. Godoy scored the lone goal of the game minutes after the half-time interval thus inflicting the first defeat of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on the United States of America (USA).
USA had earlier gone to the top of the CONCACAF standings at the end of the fourth round of games. The Americans leapfrogged rivals Mexico at the summit thanks to the second half brace from Ricardo Pepi in the 2-0 home win over Jamaica. Pepi was able to take his tally to three goals in the third round stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers with his two goals against the Jamaicans thus making him the leading goalscorer amongst the players involved at the current stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF region. Continue reading →
Uncategorized — Comments Off on USA START QUALIFIERS ON DISAPPOINTING NOTE
The United States of America (USA) didn’t have the best of starts in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the Concacaf section after they were held to a goalless draw at El Salvador. The Gold Cup champions could not break down their opponents who had to go through the first and second rounds of qualifiers to get to the final round.
USA were drawn bye into the final round of the qualifiers alongside four others. The likes of Jamiaca, Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica were the other teams who started the qualifying campaign in the Concacaf region from the final round. Continue reading →