The 15-point deduction announced on Juventus by the Italian Football Federation for financial violations has added a complicated degree of uncertainty to Weston McKennie’s long-term future with the club.
The draw for the initial knock-out round of the Europa League final stage was set on Monday, pitting Weston McKennie and Juventus against Nantes, and handing Jordan Pefok a tough showdown with Ajax.
Matt Turner made his competitive debut for Arsenal in their road win in the Swiss capital while Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros overcame the odds to pull off a remarkable victory against their Turkish visitors.
USMNT and Arsenal keeper contender Matt Turner found out the opponents for his best chance at playing time before heading to Qatar, with two games against PSV and Richard Ledezma being one of the overall highlights of the Europa League group stage.
In semi-final Europa League action, both Tyler Adams and Timothy Chandler’s teams came out on top, meaning they take slender leads into the second leg where they will hope to make it an all-German final.
FC Barcelona confirmed today that USMNT starter Sergiño Dest has returned to full health and will be included in the squad to face Frankfurt in the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal.
The final phase of the Europa League has been set, with Friday’s quarterfinal draw pitting Tyler Adams and Leipzig against new American acquisition Atalanta, and giving James Sands and Rangers a strong chance of reaching the semifinal.
Sergiño Dest will likely be sidelined for a lengthy spell, after Barcelona gave details on the injury he suffered against Galatasaray, while offering no timeline for the USMNT player’s return.
Sergiño Dest is set for another spell on the sidelines after he was injured in Barcelona’s win in Turkey, while James Sands earned substitute minutes for Rangers as they also reached the quarterfinal.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig have advanced to the Europa League quarterfinal by default, following UEFA and FIFA’s announcements on Monday that all Russian clubs and national teams are suspended from international competition.