Happy Wednesday, everyone. Yesterday was full of excitement in UEFA Champions League, where Leicester City and Juventus both punched their ticket to the quarterfinals, and in ScotiaBank CONCACAF Champions League, where the Vancouver Whitecaps lost 2-0 to Tigres UANL in the first leg of the semifinals. Today, more of the same, where we find out who rounds out the quarterfinal bracket in Europe and we see the first leg between FC Dallas and Pachuca. Alright, let’s dive into the news:
Speaking of Pulisic, Bruce Arena weighed in on where he sees the 18-year-old phenom playing for his country. Will we see more of Pulisic in central attack next week?
Major League Soccer is apparently not capable of having fun. The LA Galaxy poke some fun at the Portland Timbers and their apparent diving, and MLS says they will address the videos. No more funny videos, most likely.
New York City FC designated player Andrea Pirlo states that to compete with China’s soaring transfer fees and salaries, MLS should get rid of the salary cap. Personally, I don’t think MLS should be trying to compete with China because what China is doing is unsustainable.
Crazy story, as Boa Esporte signs goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes, who was just released from jail on a technicality after serving time for murdering his ex-girlfriend.
Kenny Saief plays for Gent and is expected to be called up by Israel for upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but his dream is to play for the USMNT. Is he good enough to catch Bruce Arena’s eye?
When your team moves to another city and then returns years later to face the team that was formed to replace it, you do what AFC Wimbledon did: pretend they don’t exist. Oh yeah, and you beat them 2-0 as well.
Is Romelu Lukaku leaving Everton this summer?
Alright, have at it, my people!