The international break is done, and it’s back to your regularly scheduled programming this weekend. We’ve compiled all the news & links you need for Friday to get up-to-date with the U.S. National Teams. Let’s get to it:
Jozy Doubles Down
The Jozy-Twellman beef is clearly based on some history not known to the public. And Jozy Altidore was not having Taylor Twellman’s attempt to end the twitter spat. I think Grant Wahl has the proper reaction to this situation.
Your money can’t fix this “big, strong, powerful” issue. Acknowledge it and be better. I don’t want nor need your charity. https://t.co/ehqCT3VTGg— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) April 1, 2021
1. Jozy Altidore is one of the USMNT's best-ever forwards.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 31, 2021
2. Taylor Twellman had a terrific club career cut short by concussions.
3. Analysts are paid to have opinions.
4. Altidore & Crystal Dunn spoke today about it being hard to be a Black US soccer player, and I believe them.
USWNT “LFG” Documentary on HBO Max
HBO Max is set to release a documentary on the USWNT’s fight for equal pay sometime in 2021. Yes, LFG means ‘Let’s F*cking Go’. Check out the first teaser trailer below.
“Sargent will be one of the Bundesliga’s best strikers”
Werder Bremen boss Florian Kohfeldt continues his high praise for Josh Sargent. He was asked about all the young talent on his team and clearly is very high on the 21-year-old American.
Pulisic ready to hit the ground running
Now that he’s built up some confidence with the USMNT, Christian Pulisic returns to Chelsea FC where he’s had an uphill battle in getting consistent starts. But he says he’s ‘excited for what’s to come’ and hopefully he can get back on track with Tuchel.
Winners & losers from the USMNT international break
Guys like Brenden Aaronson & Yunus Musah did quite well for themselves. Has Aaronson done enough at this point to solidify his World Cup qualifying roster spot with the USMNT? This article lists Antonee Robinson as a ‘loser’. I disagree with that, although other players in his position impressed more than he did.
Gall makes it out of Malmo
Romain Gall has signed with Orebro after struggling to find playing time with Malmo. He was clearly not happy at Malmo so it’s good to see him back at a club that values him.
Alvarez makes Mexico debut
18-year-old Efrain Alvarez made his debut for Mexico in a 1-0 friendly win over Costa Rica.