Good morning & welcome to another Champions League Wednesday! Below you’ll find everything you need to catch up with the US National Teams today.
WATCH: Pulisic becomes first American to score in UCL semifinal
Yes, you’ve seen it. Watch it again. Christian Pulisic is now the only American to ever score this deep into the UEFA Champions League.
Christian Pulisic scores vs. Real Madrid! Chelsea has the lead thanks to the #USMNT star!— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) April 27, 2021
He's the first American to score in a #UCL semifinal
(via @TUDNUSA) pic.twitter.com/4KdC2gIrno
Steffen thought Man City interest was a joke
Machester City keeper Zack Steffen says he thought it was a joke when heard Pep Guardiola & Co were interested in him. “When I got here for pre-season, got in the Man City locker room and met everyone and saw what their daily routines are and their habits - very surreal.” If that was surreal for him, what was it like being in goal for a cup final win?
Rapinoe, Bird Lead Wasserman Female NFT Release
Megan Rapinoe is getting on the crypto train! There will be a unique NFT released on May 10 for each of the various athletes involved. And by the way you guys... buy Ethereum! (Just don’t use Coinbase. Use CoinMetro in stead.)
Gioacchini learned to “let go” during rapid rise
Paywall: The Athletic on Niko Gioacchini’s rapid rise to the forefront of the United States National Team.
Marsch to lead RB Leipzig?
There’s a rumor that Jesse Marsch is due to bumped up to RB Leipzig from his current coaching job with with RB Salzburg in Austria.
Julian Nagelsmann after the official statement: “I always wanted to join FC Bayern, it’s a unique opportunity for me”.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 27, 2021
Jesse Marsch is set to become the new RB Leipzig manager - ten Hag was also in the list.
Hansi Flick is expected to join German NT after the Euros.
Dike Loan Extended
Barnsley have qualified for the Championship playoffs, and of course a chance to be promoted to the Premier League. Club CEO announced Daryl Dike would be available for the campaign after extending his loan from the original expiration in May.
People are tuning in more than ever to watch women’s sports
When will investors catch up? Yahoo Sports looks at the spike in ESPN2’s ratings for the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament, as well as boosts in viewership for the National Women’s Soccer League & WNBA.
Zardes: Crew “on the same playing field” as Monterrey
Ahead of the Columbus Crew’s CCL quarterfinal with CF Monterrey, Giasi Zardes says the gap between MLS & Liga MX isn’t what it used to be.
Ochoa sparks a brouhaha
US U-23 keeper David Ochoa was the central figure in a post match dust up between Real Salt Lake & Minnesota United. Adrian Heath said, “He’s got some edge on him for a kid that’s not that good. It is what it is.”
Pulisic’s Insane Diet & Workout
He’s big on American fast food. Legend has it he drove 2 hours to get Chipotle with Borussia Dortmund. He also likes avocado toast like a true millenial.