Pulisic Making Waves In Europe

Soccer America Daily

by Paul Kennedy
Until now, the European media have been rather cautious about heaping praise on Christian Pulisic. But on the eve of the Borussia Dortmund-Real Madrid game, the Madrid media have dubbed Pulisic "El Figo yanki," even suggesting that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign him. ...Read the whole story
by Mike Woitalla
Gary Cahill, Marcos Alonso and Alvaro Morata join Dude Perfect for a series of trick-shot challenges that include knocking down bowling pins atop the cross bar and sinking long-range shots through a basketball hoop. Who knows how many takes it took, but it's impressive regardless, especially Morata's shots through the swinging tire. ...Read the whole story
by Ridge Mahoney
Toronto FC's long unbeaten streak finally came to an end but Eastern Conference rival Atlanta United continued to roll as did several Western teams as well. The end of the regular season is less than a month away. ...Read the whole story
by Paul Kennedy
About to wrap up its third season at Yankee Stadium, Newsday reported that MLS's New York City FC is about to respond to the request for proposals by Empire State Development, the state's business development agency, to develop a site within the Belmont Park racetrack by Thursday's deadline. ...Read the whole story
by Paul Kennedy
Just three days after the 2017 champion was crowned, play began in 2018 U.S. Open Cup qualifying. Christos FC, which reached the fourth round of the 2017 Open Cup, and GPS Omens and L.A. Wolves FC, which advanced to the third round, all won in the first round. Also advancing: three-time champ New York Pancyprian Freedoms. ...Read the whole story
by Soccer America
Held to a 0-0 draw at Michigan State in a battle of unbeatens, Maryland stayed No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's College 25 rankings. Indiana moved up one spot to No. 2 while Wake Forest climbed three spots to No. 3. For the complete Top 25 rankings. ...Read the whole story
by Soccer America
UCLA, Stanford and Penn State remained 1-2-3 in the Soccer America Women's College 25 rankings. North Carolina climbed to No. 4 with its 2-1 win at Virginia, while Duke was again No. 5. For the complete Top 25 rankings. ...Read the whole story
by Paul Kennedy
Five networks -- Azteca America, beIN Sports, ESPN, FOX and Fusion TV -- will join with Univision on Tuesday and Wednesday in airing five Liga MX games as part of the effort to raise funds for the victims of the recent natural disasters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida and Texas. ...Read the whole story

 
"To hear the President of the United States single out certain professional athletes and call for their termination of employment was jarring and disappointing, as was his disregard for player health and safety. Like NFL players, and players across the North American sports landscape, MLS players spend countless hours off the field doing charitable work that makes a significant impact in the communities in which they play. All players have every right to exercise their Constitutional rights and we will do everything in our power to defend those rights when they are challenged."

-- MLS Players Union's statement, in response to President Donald Trump's statements regarding protests during NFL games. (@MLSPlayersUnion via Twitter)

 
"The football pitch is not a religious place and hosting such activities on a public sports field is neither appropriate nor conforming with the image of professional football. Instead of asking for help from gods outside the pitch, Henan should seek victory through self-endeavor and battling on it.”

-- Chinese FA statement after Taoist priests performed an on-field ritual to pray for a good result for the Super League's struggling Henan Jianye, which then went out and beat Shandong Luneng, 2-1. (AFP)
by Paul Kennedy
Agnelli is one of the great family names of Italian business and Italian soccer. Giovanni Agnelli founded Italian automaker Fiat in 1899. Gianni Agnelli, his grandson, was known as L'Avvocato ("The Lawyer") and served Juventus ... ...More

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