The Offside Flag rises again.


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It’s been a while, but here we go: throw the Flag in the air and wave it like you just don’t care. On Monday, a Werder Bremen supporter site claimed that Seattle was a summer move option for Aron Jóhannsson (who is set to run out of contract to end a rough injury-decimated spell with the Bundesliga side).  However, his agent tells me this is incorrect. So that’s that, at least for the time being.

The Offside Flag rises again.


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It’s been a while, but here we go: throw the Flag in the air and wave it like you just don’t care. On Monday, a Werder Bremen supporter site claimed that Seattle was a summer move option for Aron Jóhannsson (who is set to run out of contract to end a rough injury-decimated spell with the Bundesliga side).  However, his agent tells me this is incorrect. So that’s that, at least for the time being.

Honor Rollers


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I’m still on a crazy high from the Blues hoisting the Stanley Cup, but their championship success has reminded me that it’s time once again to update the list of Americans to have won a top flight or cup title over in Europe.While it’s true that Timothy Weah did not actually finish the campaign with Celtic, his involvement during their domestic double run pushed him into the realm of multiple

Two upsets in the Open Cup


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The Champions League has a champion


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The soccer news starts with Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Spurs to lift the 2018-19 Champions League trophy. The story of the game happened less than a minute in when referee Damir Skomina awarded Liverpool a penalty at the 22 second mark. Whether or not you believe Tottenham’s Moussa Sissiko handled the ball enough to warrant the call is the story of this final. Mohamed Salah converted after instant replay confirmed the penalty and Divock Origi added an insurance goal in the 87th minute.

It’s certainly worth considering the offensive numbers. Spurs outshot Liverpool 16 to 14 putting 8 on goal to Liverpool’s 3. Spurs also had 65% of possession and more than doubled the number of passes 510 to 272 with an accuracy of 80% to Liverpool’s 64. Then again, it was Liverpool in the position from that opening minute penalty decision to absorb pressure and take an opportunity when Continue reading “The Champions League has a champion”

Pourin’ You Another Double


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Well, one can definitely say that Mix Diskerud is as consistent a performer in South Korea as he is in Norway or Sweden. The Ulsan Hyundai midfielder deposited the opener (his sixth in 21 games across all competitions for The Tiger) in Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Jeju United that kept his side level on points at the top of the table.

Over in Finland, former RSL man Luis Silva opened his FC

Sabbi-metrics


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I’ll get a USMNT roster reaction up in a bit, but for now let’s talk Emmanuel Sabbi. To put it mildly, the Hobro attacker has owned the Danish Superliga relegation playoffs. After keeping his team up and alive with an extra time winner in the semis, he bagged another decider in Thursday’s final tie opener against Viborg.

Emmanuel Sabbi is single-handedly saving Hobro from relegation in

RB Leipzig loses DFB Pokal final


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The roundup of USMNT players outside of MLS starts with Germany’s cuo final. Tyler Adams’s RB Leipzig lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Bayern Munich scored in the 29th, 78th, and 85th minutes.

“The disappointment is immeasurable because we didn’t need to lose the game,” RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick said. “We were dominant for 30 minutes and only failed to take the lead. We then conceded and we lost our heads a bit. We created three huge chances. We didn’t take them and then things got difficult. It was an even contest, however. That makes the defeat even harder to stomach. Still, we can be very proud looking back on this season. We qualified for the Champions League with four games to spare, beat three Bundesliga teams on our way to Berlin this evening, and had a remarkable final.”

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Pulisic makes his Chelsea move


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The soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic at Chelsea. After Borussia Dortmund agreed to the reportedly $71m transfer in January, Pulisic remained with Dortmund on loan. Now with the Bundesliga season over, he’s in London making plans for the upcoming season. Pulisic made it clear that England’s topflight was his target.

“I was 15 when I moved to Dortmund,” he said. “It was something I always wanted and it was just a matter of finding the right time. Now I just felt that it was the right step [to join Chelsea]. It was a great time in Dortmund but it was a feeling and I still have that. This is the biggest stage, it is incredible to come in and be in England and part of this league. If you want to prove yourself it is the greatest stage to be on.”

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Danish Cheese


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I’ll have some commentary on the USMNT’s provisional Gold Cup roster a little later, but first let’s shine a light on some rally heroics by our boys over in Denmark from Sunday night.

We’ll start with Emmanuel Sabbi, who saved Hobro from relegation with an extra time header. After setting up the goal that leveled their survival playoff tie with Vejle BK early in Sunday’s away leg (play starts at

A Fitting Farewell


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In his last home game for Borussia Dortmund, Christian Pulisic bagged the opener in a 3-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf that kept their Bundesliga title hopes alive and kicking into closing day.

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Start and goal for Pulisic, two for Wooten


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Back In The Goals


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In part because he missed a few games due to injury picked up on USMNT duty, Christian Pulisic had not scored for Borussia Dortmund in nearly two months. That goal drought ended on Saturday, when he chalked up a fast (in more ways than one) opener in a 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen.

Meanwhile, one flight down… everyone, all together… Andrew Wooten can’t stop scoring. His brace (

David Wagner, Schalke, and changes facing an American outpost in Europe


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Another chance for the Red Bulls


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The New York Red Bulls logo.

It’s a stalled season for the New York Red Bulls. Last year’s Supporters’ Shield winners are suffering the general malaise affecting the Eastern Conference, with no team really pushing through to contender status. It’s a strange circumstance considering how the New York clubs and Atlanta were already pushing each other at the top of the table this time last season.

There’s almost always an opportunity in MLS, and that’s the situation for the Red Bulls at home against the LA Galaxy on Saturday. It’s a game available nationally on ESPN, with the schedule makers likely seeing it as a strong Red Bulls team hosting a rebounding LA. Instead, it’s a strong LA team expecting three points against a Red Bulls team looking for that rebound.

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Another chance for the Red Bulls


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Another chance for the Red Bulls


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The New York Red Bulls logo.

It’s a stalled season for the New York Red Bulls. Last year’s Supporters’ Shield winners are suffering the general malaise affecting the Eastern Conference, with no team really pushing through to contender status. It’s a strange circumstance considering how the New York clubs and Atlanta were already pushing each other at the top of the table this time last season.

There’s almost always an opportunity in MLS, and that’s the situation for the Red Bulls at home against the LA Galaxy on Saturday. It’s a game available nationally on ESPN, with the schedule makers likely seeing it as a strong Red Bulls team hosting a rebounding LA. Instead, it’s a strong LA team expecting three points against a Red Bulls team looking for that rebound.

Whether or not that’s already started depends on how much emphasis you’d like to put on New York’s 1-0 home win over FC Cincinnati last Continue reading “Another chance for the Red Bulls”

Goal drought, be gone.


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FC Nordsjælland wing terror Jonathan Amon lit the lamp for the first time since September on Monday night to open the scoring in what would end as a 2-1 home loss to FC Midtjylland. While it was great to see the US speedster back on the board, his club lost nearly all hope of securing a Europa League invite with the result.

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Big win for McKennie’s Schalke


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Alexa, play "Stayin’ Alive"


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Why? Because Andrew Wooten is singlehandledly trying to keep Sandhausen in the second Bundesliga. After scoring the opening double in a 2-2 draw at Duisburg, the forward has seven goals in their last eight games – the last six of which have made up a season-best unbeaten streak (4-0-2) that has the team clear of the danger zone with four to play.

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