U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter wants players like the 18-year-old LA Galaxy forward to know that the door is open to play for the USA. Read the whole story
1. Tyler Adams (5), RB Leipizg, sub-45 minutes (4-3 at Istanbul Basaksehir)
2. Konrad de la Fuente (-), *Barcelona, sub-11 minutes (3-0 at Ferencvaros)
3. Sergino Dest (5), *Barcelona, 90 minutes (3-0 at Ferencvaros)
4. Weston McKennie (6), *Juventus, 90 minutes (3-0 vs. Dynamo Kiev)
5. Christian Pulisic (6), *Chelsea, 66 minutes (4-0 at Sevilla)
6. Gio Reyna (5), *Bor. Dortmund, 75 minutes (1-1 vs. Lazio)
7. Chris Richards (-) *Bayern Munich, sub-29 minutes (1-1 at Atl. Madrid)
*Clinched berth in round of 16.
Note: The seven Americans are a record for a single matchday. Before 2020-21, the record number of Americans in a season was six in 2004-05.
In parentheses: L'Equipe ratings (scale: 1-10, 1-low, 10-high).
The San Jose Earthquakes midfielder, a late arrival after finishing a COVID-19 protocol, will be one of the most experienced players in camp. Read the whole story
Nashville extended the contracts of goalkeeper Joe Willis and defender Dave Romney, who were part of its record-setting defense. Read the whole story
"We won a throw-in in the first minute and they cheered like it was a goal. It was eight months of frustration, desire and need coming out in that moment."
-- Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth on 1,000 fans allowed on Wednesday at Adams Park for the Chairboys' 1-0 loss to Stoke City, the first day that English fans were allowed back in the stands since March. Clubs in areas with "Tier 2" COVID-19 restrictions are allowed to accommodate up to 2,000 fans. Wycombe, which won promotion to the 24-team League Championship this summer but sits in 22nd place, limited the crowd for the Stoke City game to 1,000 in order to test its protocols. (BBC Sport)
At the beginning of the year, the Utah Royals had three U.S. Allocation Players on their roster. Now, they have none. Read the whole story
The second leg of the Club America and Guadalajara semifinal series, featuring Mexico's two most popular teams, drew 2.5 million viewers on Univision. Read the whole story
U.S. English-language networks
1. Tottenham vs. Chelsea, EPL (NBC) 744,000
2. Philadelphia vs. New England, MLS playoffs (ESPN) 484,000
3. Seattle vs. LAFC, MLS playoffs (ESPN) 465,000
4. Burnley vs. Man. City, EPL (NBCSN) 441,000
5. Netherlands vs. USA, women (ESPN2) 423,000
6. Wolves vs. Arsenal, EPL (NBCSN) 423,000
7. Orlando City vs. New England, MLS playoffs (ABC) 421,000
8. Man. United vs. Southampton, EPL (NBCSN) 408,000
9. Southampton vs. Wolves, EPL (NBCSN) 292,000
10. Toronto FC vs. Nashville SC, MLS playoffs (FS1) 242,000
Well-equipped with expertise in soccer and finance, Sarai Bareman broke through the glass ceiling to become a FIFA leader. Read the whole story
1. Chris Richards begins his breakthrough By Brian Straus (SI.com)
2. Sporting KC's Melia won't reveal his shootout secrets, but Friedel and Rimando divulge tricks of the trade By Jeff Carlisle (ESPN FC)
3. The story of England's 2018 World Cup bid - told by those who lived it By Oliver Kay, Matt Slater and more (The Athletic)