American Players Abroad

Weston McKennie Snubbed From UEFA’s Goal Of The Season List By Goals Nowhere Near As Good

I have a bone to pick with you, UEFA. Not only did you block me from embedding your video with all the nominations for Goal of the Season, forcing me to find them on Twitter, but you didn’t include Weston McKennie’s scissor-kick goal at Camp Nou. I need to have a word with the committee.

Bayern Munich Loses Friendly To Köln Courtesy Of Spectacular 180 No-Look Acrobatic Shot

FC Köln defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in a friendly match on Saturday courtesy of an incredible goal from new Köln player, Mark Uth.

With the game tied 1-1 in the 27th minute, Köln found some space down the left side of the field and sent in a cross toward Uth. Despite the ball being behind him, the 29-year-old produced some German magic.

Venice Seems To Be The Hot Spot For USMNT Teens, Busio Linked To Venezia FC

One day after FC Dallas phenom Tanner Tessmann signed for Venezia FC, another American youngster is linked to the newly promoted Venice club. Gianluca Busio has been on fire for Sporting KC and the USMNT and could be taking his talents to Venice. The Busio to Venice transfer rumors appear to be legit.

From Belgian Club Back-Up To Nations League Hero, Ethan Horvath Has A New Club To Call Home

The USMNT’s hero of the Concacaf Nations League final against Mexico has a new club to call home. Ethan Horvath was officially announced as Nottingham Forest’s newest player on Tuesday. The Horvath transfer came after weeks of speculation of the Colorado-native going to Huddersfield.

MLS Hardest League in the World?? Higuaín Can't Keep Up

Former Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuaín had low expectations coming to MLS but now is learning to respect the competition. The 33-year-old exclaimed he expected to play with a cigarette in his mouth, it was going to be that easy.

Through seven matches in the 2021 MLS season, Higuaín has four goals and one assist. He was quoted on Christain Vieri's Twitch live stream a few days ago saying, "I thought I would come to MLS and play with a cigarette in my mouth and instead it is difficult."

What The World Looked Like The Last Time The USMNT Beat Mexico

The U.S. men's national team defeated Mexico in a highly contested match on Sunday to win the CONCACAF Nations League, marking the country’s first competitive victory over its rivals since September 10th, 2013.

The fruitless streak continued so long that I personally graduated middle school, high school and was just one year away from graduating college before the U.S. was victorious again. Christian Pulisic, the American captain who scored the go-ahead goal, was just 14 years old when the U.S. last claimed victory. 

15 Years Ago, The USMNT Was Ranked No. 4 In The World — Is The Current Team Better?

It’s easy to forget given the pathetic showing that followed, but the U.S. men’s national team entered the 2006 World Cup as one of the top-ranked teams in the world. The USMNT reached a No. 4 FIFA ranking in April 2006, though that fell slightly to No. 5 by the time the World Cup rolled around in Germany. 

To this day, the No. 4 ranking remains the highest the USMNT has ever reached. After the 2006 World Cup, which included two defeats and a draw, the U.S. plummeted to No. 31 and has been stuck around No. 20 (plus or minus 10) in the decade-and-a-half since. 

What Would You Ask Pulisic If You Had One Question? Well, Here’s What My Goofy Ass Asked

Imagine you get to ask the first American male to win the UEFA Champions League one singular question. What would you ask? Christian Pulisic is sitting there on the other end of the Zoom call staring into your soul awaiting your question. The pressure is on.

This was the situation I found myself in on Wednesday. Concacaf was kind enough to give me — an aspiring 22-year-old sports media graduate who just finished college last month — media accreditation to attend Nations League press conferences and the semifinal matches.

Wild Pick-Up Match Stories That Will Have You Itching To Get Back Out There

As the world heals from the pandemic, pick-up matches are on their way back as well. Pick-up matches exemplify all the best parts of soccer: intense rivalries, healthy competition and the opportunity to sharpen your skills.

Pulisic Ready To Ditch Super-Sub Role On Thursday In Return To USMNT

Fresh off his contributions in the UEFA Champions League final, Christian Pulisic is expected to start Thursday when the United States men's national team faces Honduras in a CONCACAF Nations League semifinal in Denver.

Pulisic came on as a substitute in the 66th minute of Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Porto, Portugal. In a prime scoring chance, Pulisic had a shot that went just wide of the left post with an opportunity to give Chelsea a two-goal lead.