USMNT

Andrea Pirlo Hints At Starting Weston McKennie In Wednesday’s Clash With Barcelona

Juventus should not require a slap to wake up even if the atmosphere at grounds is soporific, coach Andrea Pirlo said after the Serie A champions stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Verona on Sunday.

Pirlo said he could understand players might be influenced by appearing in near-empty stadiums during the COVID-19 pandemic but added that it was something they would have to adapt to.

An American Teenager Played All 90 Minutes In El Clásico — And Didn’t Look At All Out Of Place

There’s no doubt Saturday’s El Clásico was an unusual one. For starters, no fans were allowed in the Camp Nou, as Covid-19 precautions are still keeping stadiums empty. Then there was the fact neither side came into the match among LaLiga’s top two teams in the table, with Barcelona all the way in 10th and Real Madrid coming off two straight defeats. 

And perhaps most notably this side of the pond, for the first time ever, an American was playing in the match.

Sergiño Dest Becomes First American To Play In El Clásico

With a quick tweet of the ref’s whistle and a swift kick from Karim Benzema, 19-year-old Sergiño Dest made history. The fullback became the first American to play in El Clásico on Saturday, starting on the right flank of Barcelona’s defense alongside Gerard Piquè, lining up opposite of Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior.

USMNT Confirms Date, Opponent For First Match Since Covid

The U.S. men's national team confirmed Friday that it will return to play for the first time since February in a match against Wales next month.

The contest will be played Nov. 12 in Swansea, Wales. FS1 will televise the match, scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET.

A Complete List Of Every Single American To Have Ever Played In El Clásico

El Clasico might be the most storied rivalry in all of soccer. It dates back to 1902, and since then there have been 244 competitive meetings between Real Madrid and Barcelona, with each team claiming 96 wins. 

In recent years, the rivalry has expanded to other continents with the first El Clasico played on American soil taking place in Miami in 2017 during the International Champions Cup exhibition competition. 

Australia Scraps November Plan To Play USMNT In London Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Thursday it has called off a training camp in Europe and scrapped plans for matches against England and the United States in London next month due to the worsening COVID-19 crisis on the continent.

The FFA had been close to confirming dates for the November friendlies but said the "ongoing and worsening COVID-19 landscape across Europe" had forced it to reconsider.

Donovan To León Or Chicharito To The Galaxy: Which Transfer Was Worse?

Javier “Chicharito” Hernández’s time in MLS hit a new low on Sunday night as Mexico’s all time leading scorer was benched in favor of Colombian journeyman Yony González. 

To make matters worse, Chicharito finally appeared in the 50th minute but failed to make an impact, taking his scoreless streak to 422 minutes which dates back to the only goal he’s scored in his MLS career. 

Sergiño Dest Makes History Starting For Barcelona (In A Shock Defeat)

MADRID — Barcelona fell to their first defeat in LaLiga under new coach Ronald Koeman as they lost 1-0 at Getafe on Saturday.

Getafe forward Jaime Mata sent goalkeeper Neto the wrong way from the penalty spot to score the only goal in the 56th minute after Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong had been penalised for treading on the foot of Djene Dakonam.

Davies Faces Stiff Competition For Becoming First CONCACAF Golden Boy Winner

The 20-man (boy) shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award was revealed on Thursday and it’s bursting at the seams with talent. Here's the full list of star players under the age of 21 that could win this prestigious award.

2020 Golden Boy Shortlist

I’m thanking my lucky stars that I'm not in charge of choosing the winner because picking only one is nearly impossible.

Freddy Adu Signs With European Club, Swears This Time He’ll Do It Right

Freddy Adu has signed with a professional club after a near two-year hiatus. Before I begin blabbing about America’s forgotten star let me provide you with the information you want. Adu signed with Österlen FF in the third tier of Swedish soccer.

The most avid Adu fans will have to do some super deep digging to find an Österlen FF stream and I wish them the best of luck. I know this isn’t the European club you were hoping for but at least Adu seems excited.

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