American Players Abroad

Daryl Dike scores twice in two minutes to embarrass Zack Steffen and secure big win for West Brom

West Brom may have only finished Saturday’s EFL Championship game with 30% possession, but that’s all they needed after two early Daryl Dike goals vs Middlesbrough was enough for a 2-0 victory.

Dike’s pair of goals came just two minutes apart as he bested fellow American goalkeeper Zack Steffen in the 8th and 10th minute.

Daryl Dike goals vs Middlesbrough

The first goal for Dike came at the end of a great sequence of passes from West Brom. His darting run into the middle gave him enough space to slip the ball past Steffen.

Leeds USA get their first EPL win in 112 days and jump out of the relegation zone

Leeds United States of America have won a game. Thank goodness. Leeds defeated Southampton 1-0 on Saturday in what was a battle between the two teams bottom of the Premier League.

American fans will be pleased with new Spanish manager Javi Garcia. In his first game in charge Garcia started all three American players (Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Brenden Aaronson). This was the first time the trio of USMNT players have started for Leeds together.

The United States qualifies for U-17 Men's World Cup with win over Guatemala

The United States have earned a spot at this year's U-17 Men’s World Cup with a hard-fought 5-3 win against Guatemala in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. It took four goals to defeat the tournament’s hosts in an extremely hostile home atmosphere. 

‘Stop trying to be a hard a** and pass the ball’ — Alexi Lalas tears into Adams and McKennie

Polarizing soccer pundit Alexi Lalas ruffled feathers in the USMNT sphere after sharing his opinion about the midfield duo of Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie. Lalas doesn’t seem to be a fan of their physical approach in the Premier League.

Adams and McKennie have only played four EPL games together at Leeds United and have already earned a name for themselves. We at The18 refer to them as the ‘Premier League Bad Boys’ due to their hard tackles and how they never back down from a fight.

Leeds USA have a new manager — can he lead the Americans out of the relegation zone?

Leeds United have agreed terms to appoint former Valencia and Watford head coach Javi Gracia as their new manager on a 'flexible contract' to replace Jesse Marsch, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

American Marsch was sacked on Feb. 6 after a poor run of form left the club in a relegation battle.

Leeds are 19th in the standings with 19 points from 23 games and face bottom club Southampton on Saturday.

Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie throw Everton’s Dwight McNeil into ad boards during skirmish

Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie don’t play around. The American duo is quickly becoming the most ruthless and brutal midfield pair in the Premier League. The latest Leeds Everton fight during Saturday’s EPL meeting was another example of this.

Moments before halftime Adams and Luke Ayling did well to dispossess Dwight McNeil near the corner flag. While Adams was dribbling away McNeil put in a hard foul on the American.

Chelsea ready to part ways with Christian Pulisic confirms top soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano

Christian Pulisic will leave Chelsea this summer if a team makes the right offer confirmed soccer guru and journalist Fabrizio Romano.

While Pulisic’s Chelsea contract runs until June 2024, the London club is ready to let him go and could ask for a transfer with a price tag in the $35 to $40 million range.

The replacement for Captain America is already in the squad as Chelsea signed Ukrainian left winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk for around $75 million in January. Had it not been for a knee injury, Pulisic likely would have been sold in January.

Tim Ream drops opponent with skill move while Willian scores Fulham’s goal of the season

Fulham continue to impress in their return to the Premier League after defeating Nottingham Forest 2-0 on Saturday for the team’s tenth EPL win this season. When the Cottagers were relegated in the 2020-21 season, they only recorded five league victories.

Saturday’s win saw another great shift from American defenders Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson. The American duo have become a wall on Fulham’s left side and kept the seventh clean sheet on the season.

Where was she going? American goalkeeper brings the blunder of the week in Liga MX Femenil

American goalkeeper Kayla Thompson is not having a great season in Liga MX Femenil. The Brown University alumni had a rough debut between the sticks a few weeks ago when Pachuca destroyed Toluca 10-2. And now she is again up for a viral ride online after starring in an incomprehensible blunder vs. Atlas. 

Gio Reyna scores his third goal in his last three games to further silence any doubters

Gio Reyna can’t stop scoring.

The USMNT youngster came off the bench and scored for Borussia Dortmund for the third time in his last three Bundesliga games on Saturday. This time he netted Dortmund’s fifth goal in a 5-1 destruction of SC Freiburg.

Gio Reyna Goal vs Freiburg