Fulham FC captain and USMNT veteran Tim Ream will miss Fulham’s final five Premier League games this season, after breaking his arm early in the Cottagers’ narrow loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen has been loaned to Middlesbrough for more first team minutes ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea are in a difficult spot following a first-leg home loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal, while Zack Steffen is one yellow card closer to a big appearance for Manchester City.
The final stages of the Champions League knockout round was drawn, setting up a rematch of last year’s semifinal against Real Madrid for Christian Pulisic and Chelsea.
Brenden Aaronson was the only American in action in the Champions League knockout games this week, but he made the most of it, assisting on Salzburg’s goal in their near-miss draw against giants Bayern.
The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup was announced on Sunday, setting up the pairings for the final 16 teams left in the competition, including a tough visit by Josh Sargent and Norwich to seven-times winners Liverpool.
US Soccer confirmed today that usual starting keeper Zack Steffen is still in England with a minor back issue, and is being monitored day-to-day to determine whether he will join his international teammates during the current window.
American players are no longer immune from the negative impacts of big, rich teams stockpiling young players with potential and continuously sending them out on loan.
After an initial mishap that forced an embarrassing re-drawing of the Round of 16 games, UEFA finally got it right, setting the pairings for the first knockout round of the Champions League.
Christian Pulisic’s effort for Chelsea went to waste in Russia, while Brenden Aaronon’s Red Bulls and Tim Weah’s Lille went through in Group G, and Sergiño Dest saw Barcelona drop to the Europa League.