1. Christian Pulisic (17 years old) 2016: Borussia
Dortmund 3, Hamburg SV 0
2. Gio Reyna (17) 2020: Borussia Dortmund 3, Borussia M'gladbach 0
3. Joe Scally (18) 2021: Wolfsburg 1 Borussia M'gladbach 3
4. Josh Sargent (18) 2018: Werder Bremen 3 Fortuna Düsseldorf 1
5. Kevin Paredes (19) 2023: Werder Bremen 2 Wolfsburg 1
6. Matthew Hoppe (19) 2021: Schalke 4 Hoffenheim 0
Note: Last weekend Virginia product Kevin Paredes, in his 12th Bundesliga appearance, became the sixth U.S. teenager to score in the Germany's top tier (video)
Following its first friendlies of 2023, the USA has two victories in its last 10 games. Read the whole story
• GERMANY: Joe Scally, in his 17th appearance, 16th start of the season, helped Borussia Moenchengladbach win its first 2022-23 away game: 4-1 win over Hoffenheim. Gio Reyna, after scoring gamewinners in Borussia Dortmund's previous two games, went unused in BVB's 2-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen. Wolfsburg's Kevin Paredes, 19, scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 2-1 loss to Werder Bremen ... ENGLISH FA CUP: Brenden Aaronson was a 77th minute sub in Leeds United's fourth-round 3-1 win at third-tier Accrington Stanley. Luton Town, with Ethan Horvath in goal, tied at home, 2-2 (video), with fourth-tier Grimsby Town. ... SPAIN: Yunus Musah made his sixth straight start in Valencia's central midfield in a 1-0 loss to Real Valladolid that leaves Valencia with one win in its last 10 LaLiga games. ... FRANCE: Timothy Weah moved from left back to his preferred right wing and played the full 90 in Lille's 1-0 loss at Nice. MEXICO: After debuting for the USA, Alejandro Zendejas played 62 minutes of Club America's 6-0 win over Mazatlan.
In January camp, the 22-year-old FC Dallas attacker played a veteran role and faced his native country. Read the whole story
"When we start preparing the squad for March, it will be a lot clearer. But all I can say for Brandon [Vazquez] and Alejandro [Zendejas], for me personally, I thought they were both very, very good. ... I really enjoyed working with them. They are two players who are well and truly going to be in our conversations when we get back to Chicago."
— U.S. interim coach Anthony Hudson, on two of the dozen players who earned their first U.S. caps in a 0-0 tie with Colombia and a 2-1 loss to Serbia. The USA has 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League games at Grenada and vs. El Salvador in March.
Nine U.S. players (three starters) earned their first or second caps in the scoreless tie with Los Cafeteros. Read the whole story
• The Seattle Sounders prepped for the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco with two friendlies on Saturday in Marbella, Spain. They tied Austria's Wolfsberger AC 0-0 and fell to Sweden's Hammarby, 3-2, getting goals from veteran Fredy Montero and Georgi Minoungou from Tacoma Defiance ... Miles Robinson started in Atlanta United's 3-3 draw at Chattanooga FC before. The match, which drew 7,513 fans at Finley Stadium, marked his first start since he ruptured his Achilles tendon in May 2022, costing him a chance to go to the World Cup ... The first games in the second annual Coachella Valley Invitational will take place on Wednesday when D.C. United split squads face Charlotte FC and Vancouver. Twelve MLS teams will play at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Feyenoord's Justin Bijlow took gamesmanship to another low when he threw a spare ball on the field to prevent a Twente scoring chance. Read the whole story
Seconds away from a major upset, Wrexham instead faces a fourth-round replay against Sheffield United. Read the whole story
Salima Mukansanga made history last year by becoming the first woman to referee at the Africa Cup of Nations. Read the whole story
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