European champions Chelsea have the Premier League summit in the bag for two more weeks at least after former leaders Liverpool failed to beat holders Manchester City when the two teams met at Anfield on Sunday evening.
Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic and Manchester City shot stopper Zac Steffen have both been left out of the latest United States of America (USA) squad named by manager GreggBerhalter due to their Champions League commitments.
Berhalter has named his USA squad ahead of the friendly with Switzerland and the CONCACAF Nations League semi-final clash with Honduras. The latest USA squad of players will then face the winner of the other CONCACAF Nations League semi-final clash between Mexico and Costa Rica in the final if they see off Honduras before facing Costa Rica in a post-tournament friendly. Potentially, the USA team could play four high profile games this summer starting with the Switzerland game on May 30. Read more “PULISIC, STEFFEN OUT OF US SQUAD”
Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic made history in the Champions League on Tuesday night with his crucial away goal for the Blues in the first leg of their semi-final tie with Real Madrid.
Pulisicwas named in the starting XI in a three-man attack alongside England International Mason Mount and the much maligned Timo Werner. As a result, the former Borussia Dortmund attacker became only the third USA player to feature in the Champions League semi-finals.
Chelsea took the lead in the first fifteen minutes of the game through USA national team player Pulisic and could have had more if not for woeful finishing from Werner. The Chelsea striker should have given the Blues the lead on tenminutes but his blushes were spared by USA player Pulisic who kept his composure where Werner failed four minutes later thus becoming the first USA player to score in the Champions League semi-finals. Read more “PULISIC MAKES CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HISTORY”
Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic is due to link up with the United States national team for the first time since their failure to qualify for the World Cup. The North American nation suffered a surprise lose to Trinidad & Tobago in their final qualifier game and this eventually cost them a place in the global tournament for the first time in eight editions.
Since then, Pulisic has been offered an extended break from the national side and he was excluded out of the recent international friendly against Paraguay in March. Speaking in a press conference, interim coach Dave Sarachan confirmed that Pulisic will rejoin his compatriots in training in May following Borussia Dortmund’s post-season friendly in the United States. Read more “Christian Pulisic To Rejoin USMNT Squad For The First Time Since November”
Schalke 04 midfielder Weston McKennie is hoping to prove his worth on the international stage with the USA national team after making himself a first-team regular in the Bundesliga this term. The 19-year-old, who recently recovered from a knee problem, played the entire 90 minutes during his club’s 1-0 triumph over Mainz, which ensured that the Royal Blues remained second behind run-away leaders Bayern Munich.
Speaking after the game, the Texas native was asked about his hopes of another a recall to the USA squad, to which he replied: “You never know because we have good people in the preliminary roster. We also have young people that are coming up that are always making an impact, making a statement whenever they do come in. It’ll be exciting if I do get the call-up. I hope I do, and if I do then I’ll prove I belong there.” Read more “Weston Mckennie Ready To Prove His Worth With The USMNT”