Well, it sounds like the world of soccer as we know it will not yet come crashing down around us. So basically, the rest of the week is looking pretty good! Get caught up on some Yanks Abroad performances on Tuesday, and all the other news from around the United States National Teams.
Super League finished
Have you ever seen something so universally disliked? How did they get this so wrong? What’s next for UEFA?
English teams first to leave
All six Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday that they’re pulling out of the proposed European Super League. Manchester City went a more formal route, Chelsea were “the reconsidering appropriate steps”, and Arsenal basically apologized and asked for sympathy. “It was never our intention to cause such distress, however when the invitation to join the Super League came, while knowing there were no guarantees, we did not want to be left behind to ensure we protected Arsenal and its future.”
ICYMI: ‘European Super League’ Explained
What exactly is this so-called Super League. and why is everyone so mad about it?
Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Sergiño Dest, & Zack Steffen are among the USMNT core playing for (or loaned from) teams who originally declared to be a part of the Super League.
The breakaway European Super League is all about big money
The way the league is organized runs counter to traditional European football, and closer to the American money trains of Major League Baseball or the National Football League.
Pulisic vs Brighton
The Chelsea FC man went 90 minutes in a very disappointing 0-0 draw at home vs Brighton. They had an opportunity to leapfrog both West Ham United & Leicester City, but settle but 55 points & fourth place. FotMob rated Pulisic at 6.9. He had three shots, one on target, completed 82% of his passes, and won nine of 14 duels.
Adam’s 50th Bundesliga Appearance
Tyler Adams played 61 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 2-1 loss at FC Cologne on Tuesday, making his 50th Bundesliga appearance. He was at 93% passing, was 1/1 tackling & dribbling, and won five out of seven duels.
Matthew Hoppe’s Schalke have been relegated from the Bundesliga after a 1-0 loss at Arminia Bielefeld on Tuesday.
"Chris #Richards arrived relatively inexperienced. But he has shown from the off that he can make it in the Bundesliga. I have known him a long time and it is extremely fun to work with him."— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) April 20, 2021
️ Sebastian #Hoeneß #TSGBMG | @eastmamba pic.twitter.com/5rul5k28h6
Durkin reflects as Sint-Truiden fights off relegation worries
Chris Durkin was part of a relegation battle with St. Truiden in Belgium, and helped them survive with a 15th place finish (17th & 18th are relegated).
USMNT Domestic Cup Tracker
Dest just won the Copa del Rey with FC Barcelona and Pulisic eliminated Steffen from the FA Cup, but check out all the Americans playing in domestic cup finals & semifinals over the next month.
The Best Performances from MLS Week 1
MLS is BACK! Check out some of the standout names from the first week, including Brendan Hines-Ike.
Nate Silver on soccer’s popularity
The stats man of 538 says soccer is “roughly” as popular as NHL or MLB. Time for a breakaway league for American teams with higher payrolls?