DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter prepares for U.S. national team matches like a CEO getting ready for a deal.
The new American coach uses video presentations when he meets with...
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players...
At low point after own goal, Gonzalez called Berhalter
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — After the worst moment of his soccer life, after his own goal at Trinidad and Tobago helped cost the United States a World Cup, Omar Gonzalez called Gregg...
Pulisic stars for Dortmund to keep title hopes alive
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — American midfielder Christian Pulisic helped keep Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title ambitions alive with one goal and an assist in a hard-fought 3-1 win over Stuttgart...
Dortmund’s Pulisic out with thigh injury from Tottenham loss
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic tore a thigh muscle fiber during the 3-0 Champions League defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.
Pulisic will miss Dortmund's league game at Nuremberg on Monday and is doubtful for its home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
Bremen wins on penalties to send Dortmund out of German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka saved two penalties to knock Borussia Dortmund out of the German Cup after his team twice came from behind in extra time of their third-round match on Tuesday.
Max Kruse scored the decisive penalty kick for Bremen to win the shootout 4-2 after equalizers from Claudio Pizarro and Martin Harnik secured a 3-3 draw after extra time.
Pulisic to join Chelsea as most expensive American player
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer to English club Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
Chelsea paid 64 million euros ($73 million) for the 20-year-old United States winger, who will be loaned back to Dortmund for the rest of this season. The German club won't have to pay Chelsea for the loan.
Dortmund draws with Brugge to reach Champions League last 16
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund guaranteed its spot in the Champions League knockout stage after a 0-0 draw with Club Brugge on Wednesday.
The result left Dortmund second in Group A, two points behind Atletico Madrid — which beat Monaco 2-0 earlier to advance — and five ahead of Brugge, which is assured of third place.
Pulisic captains US in Sarachan finale, 1-0 loss to Italy
In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records.
Pulisic back as US loses 3-0 at England; no goal for Rooney
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic nearly put the United States ahead against England midway through the first half, only for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford come off his line and make a kick save. A short while later, Pulisic lost the ball and Jesse Lingard gave England the lead. Just 104 seconds later, Trent Alexander-Arnold doubled the advantage.
Pulisic plays 2nd US match in 13 months, starts vs England
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic played his second game with the U.S. national team in 13 months, returning to the lineup for Thursday night's exhibition against England.
The 20-year-old midfielder was part of a five-man midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Weston McKennie and Wil Trapp in deep positions and Julian Green flanked by Pulisic and Tim Weah — a son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah.
Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team
LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Pulisic scheduled for US soccer return while Bradley dropped
CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Pulisic is scheduled to be back with the U.S. national team, while Michael Bradley was dropped again just a month after his return.
Entering what are likely his final matches in charge of the Americans, interim coach Dave Sarachan announced a 28-man roster Tuesday for exhibitions at England on Nov. 15 and against Italy five days later at Genk, Belgium.
Dortmund relief as Reus scores late penalty to beat Union
BERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus was once again the hero in extra time for Borussia Dortmund.
Reus scored a 121st-minute penalty to give Dortmund a 3-2 win over Union Berlin in the second round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
The Dortmund captain had also scored in the 120th minute of the side's 2-1 win over Greuther Fuerth in the first round.
Injured McKennie to miss US games vs Colombia, Peru
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie injured his right adductor muscle and will miss the United States' exhibition games against Colombia and Peru.
McKennie, a 20-year-old Texan, scored his first two professional goals in the past week for Schalke, against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League and Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga.
He has been replaced on the 23-man roster by Toronto midfielder Marky Delgado.
Injured Pulisic, Adams to miss US games vs Colombia, Peru
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielders Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams will miss the United States' exhibition games against Colombia and Peru because of injuries.
Pulisic has a torn calf muscle, Borussia Dortmund said this week. The 20-year-old star has played once for the national team since the loss at Trinidad and Tobago last October that ended the Americans' streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.
Adams has back spasms and missed the New York Red Bulls' game against Atlanta last weekend.
Dortmund’s Pulisic ruled out for 2 games with calf tear
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic has been ruled out for at least two games with a muscle tear in his calf.
The 20-year-old American missed Dortmund's Champions League game against visiting Monaco on Wednesday and the club says he will definitely miss the side's Bundesliga game at home to Augsburg on Saturday.
The club did not give further details on when he could return.
Bradley, Guzan, Pulisic return to US national team
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Brad Guzan will be back with the U.S. national team for the first time since the loss at Trinidad and Tobago last October that ended the Americans' streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.
Star 20-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic also is on the 24-man roster announced Monday for games against Colombia on Oct. 11 at Tampa, Florida, and versus Peru five days later at East Hartford, Connecticut.
Dortmund scores 7 to deal Bayern challenge in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund finally delivered the performance its fans were waiting for, routing promoted Nuremberg 7-0 to become Bayern Munich's closest challenger in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.
Marco Reus scored twice to take his Dortmund tally to 100 as Lucien Favre's side took advantage of Bayern's draw with Augsburg on Tuesday to narrow the gap on the defending champion to two points after five games played.
Pulisic again rescues 10-man Dortmund from first defeat
BERLIN (AP) — He did it again.
Christian Pulisic came to Borussia Dortmund's rescue with a second goal in four days to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The American midfielder, who scored Dortmund's late winner on his 20th birthday at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday, saved the side from its first defeat of the season. He got in ahead of a defender to turn Marco Reus' cross past Hoffenheim's Oliver Baumann with six minutes remaining.
Pulisic back to shoot Dortmund to 1-0 win on 20th birthday
BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Christian Pulisic celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring on his return from injury to give Borussia Dortmund a late 1-0 win at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.
"It was great to come back after injury to and to be back with the team," said Pulisic, who also made his 100th appearance for the club.
Pulisic to miss US exhibitions
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Christian Pulisic will miss the United States' exhibitions against Brazil and Mexico because of a muscle injury, and Sebastian Lletget will return to the national team for the first time since a severe foot injury in March 2017.
Hannover holds Borussia Dortmund to 0-0 in Bundesliga
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover held visiting Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga's first scoreless draw of the season to start the second round on Friday.
The home side dominated possession but Dortmund went closest in the first half. Marco Reus twice gave Hannover a scare before the break, Michael Esser's outstretched leg saving his first effort while the crossbar denied his second minutes later.
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Christian Pulisic was among seven players dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibitions at Ireland and France, and 10 additions included defender DeAndre Yedlin, midfielder Tyler Adams and forward Bobby Wood.
Sargent among 4 making US debuts against Bolivia
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Forward Josh Sargent, goalkeeper Alex Bono, and defenders Erik Palmer-Brown and Antonee Robinson are set to make their United States debuts in an exhibition against Bolivia, and Christian Pulisic is back with the national team for the first time since the Americans were eliminated in World Cup qualifying last October.
Sargent, who turned 18 on Feb. 20, scored four goals at last year's Under-20 World Cup and three at the Under-17 World Cup.
CHICAGO (AP) — With no World Cup to prepare for, the United States announced a roster devoid of the veterans who failed to qualify for this year's tournament and filled with youth who could take the field 4½ years from now in Qatar.
Midfielder Julian Green returns to the U.S. national team for the first time in two years, joining star midfielder Christian Pulisic in the group picked for the May 28 exhibition against Bolivia at Chester, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia.
Pulisic on US roster vs. Bolivia in Philadelphia suburbs
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Star midfielder Christian Pulisic will be part of the U.S. roster when the Americans play Bolivia in a May 28 exhibition in the Philadelphia suburbs.
"That's so close to my home and a lot of my family will be there," Pulisic said in a video released by the U.S. Soccer Federation after interim American coach Dave Sarachan made the announcement Wednesday.
BERLIN (AP) — Jadon Sancho scored his first Borussia Dortmund goal and set up two others in a 4-0 victory over top-four rival Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday that pushed his team closer toward sealing Champions League qualification.
It was the first goal in professional football for the 18-year-old English forward, who couldn't break into the Manchester City first team before leaving last year.
Sancho's starring role came on his fourth start for Dortmund and his first since January.
Black & gold German soccer club, star Christian Pulisic coming to Heinz Field
A black-and-gold clad team representing a city with a rich steel and industrial heritage featuring one of the finest American-born football players in the sport – playing at Hein Field?
Not the Steelers. And not football… but "football."
Pulisic leads Dortmund to 3-0 win over Stuttgart
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund recovered from a lackluster first half to beat Stuttgart 3-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday, gaining some confidence for next weekend's Ruhr derby.
Christian Pulisic scored one goal, with a bit of luck, and set up Maximilian Philipp to seal the win as Dortmund consolidated third place ahead of the clash at second-place Schalke.
Dortmund's 6-0 rout by Bayern Munich in the previous round appeared to weigh down the home side.
American midfielder Christian Pulisic ended a four-month goal slump, scoring in spectacular fashion from the right flank to put Borussia Dortmund ahead in its 3-0 victory over Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga on Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) — Michy Batshuayi scored deep in injury time for Borussia Dortmund to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 and return to third place in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
The visitors were expecting a share of the points after Danny Blum's injury-time equalizer, but there was still time for Batshuayi - who was dropped from the starting lineup - to score his second goal of the game.
Reus returns as Dortmund claims 500th Bundesliga win at home
BERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus made his first appearance of the season and Michy Batshuayi scored again as Borussia Dortmund defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 on Saturday for its 500th Bundesliga win at home.
Dortmund moved to third as it stretched its unbeaten run to seven games under Peter Stoeger, who gave defender Manuel Akanji his first start and Reus the captain's armband 259 days after the Germany forward sustained a cruciate ligament injury in the German Cup final.
Batshuayi stars on Dortmund debut with 2 goals and an assist
BERLIN (AP) — Michy Batshuayi scored two goals and set up another on his Bundesliga debut for Borussia Dortmund in a 3-2 win over last-place Cologne on Friday.
"It was the first game. It was difficult," Batshuayi said. "The important thing is that we won."
The Belgian forward, who joined Dortmund on loan from Chelsea on Wednesday, scored his first goal 10 minutes before the break, blasting the ball past goalkeeper Timo Horn after an assist by Jeremy Toljan.
Christian Pulisic tuvo un año consagratorio a nivel internacional: se convirtió en el jugador más desequilibrante de la selección de Estados Unidos y confirmó todo lo que muchos esperaban de él al afirmarse como el sucesor natural de Landon Donovan.
Riverhounds coach Bob Lilley is bringing in a longtime friend and former teammate onto his staff, and the new hire has a very recognizable name.
Pulisic rescues Dortmund with goal completing comeback
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Christian Pulisic completed Borussia Dortmund's comeback against Hoffenheim on Saturday, securing a 2-1 victory in the Bundesliga.
The 19-year-old Pulisic took the ball past Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann with his right boot and knocked it into the net with his left one in the 89th minute.
It was Dortmund's second win in as many games under new coach Peter Stoeger.
Nineteen-year-old Christian Pulisic has become the youngest winner of the U.S. Soccer Federation's Male Player of the Year award.
The USSF said Pulisic received 94 percent of the votes. Landon Donovan had been the youngest winner, earning the honor at 21 in 2003.
Pulisic, 19, becomes youngest US men’s soccer player of year
CHICAGO (AP) — Nineteen-year-old Christian Pulisic has become the youngest winner of the U.S. Soccer Federation's Male Player of the Year award.
The USSF said Thursday that Pulisic received 94 percent of the votes. Landon Donovan had been the youngest winner, earning the honor at 21 in 2003.
A midfielder from Hershey, Pennsylvania, Pulisic had six goals and four assists in nine games for the national team this year and was involved in 13 of the 17 American goals in games he played.
MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe.
MLS averaged 22,000 in attendance for the first time in its history this season, ranked among the top seven leagues in the world. The league is set to add a second Los Angeles franchise next year, announce two expansion cities next month and at some point finalize David Beckham's long-pending Miami club.
McKennie, Carter-Vickers could make US soccer debuts
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielders Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, 17-old forward Josh Sargent, defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez could make their U.S. national team debuts in a Nov. 14 exhibition at Portugal.
Arena leaves US lineup unchanged vs Trinidad
CUOVA, Trinidad (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena left his starting lineup unchanged for Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier at Trinidad and Tobago.
Tim Howard started in goal, with DeAndre Yedlin at right back, Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler in central defense and Jorge Villafana at left back.
Captain Michael Bradley started in defensive midfield, while Christian Pulisic, Darlington Nagbe and Paul Arriola were in advanced midfield. Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood began up front.
Rain-soaked field obstacle for US reaching World Cup
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — The final path to the World Cup involved an unexpected water crossing for the United States.
Americans call for more protection for Pulisic, other stars
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After watching Christian Pulisic repeatedly get hacked down and then removed early for his safety during the United States' crucial 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Panama, American former goalkeeper Kasey Keller predicted top European clubs may refuse to release players to national teams unless referees in CONCACAF better protect stars.
Pulisic central midfield vs Panama; Besler, Gonzalez in back
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic was set to start in central midfield flanked by Paul Arriola and Darlington Nagbe in the United States' World Cup qualifier Friday night against Panama.
Pulisic, playing his first international match since turning 19 last month, had been at wide midfield in the September qualifiers.
Tim Howard was in goal, and DeAndre Yedlin returned to right back after recovering from a hamstring injury.
US vows to ‘come out flying’ in Cup qualifier vs Panama
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Accustomed to qualifying for the World Cup with games to spare, United States players realize another slip could cause them to miss next year's tournament, a circumstance that has swelled angst among a growing fan base.
"We need three points bad," star teenage midfielder Christian Pulisic said ahead of Friday's qualifier against Panama. "We want to come out flying."
Pulisic seals 3-0 Bundesliga win for Dortmund in Hamburg
BERLIN (AP) — Christian Pulisic sealed a 3-0 win for Borussia Dortmund at Hamburger SV on Wednesday that maintained the side's record of not conceding a goal in the Bundesliga this season.
Dortmund's win returned the side to the top of the league after five games, one point ahead of Bayern Munich.
Arena makes 7 lineup changes in tropical heat of Honduras
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been replaced by Brad Guzan, one of seven lineup changes U.S. coach Bruce Arena made for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras.
Only right back Graham Zusi and midfielders Christian Pulisic, Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe remained from the lineup that started last week's 2-0 home loss to Costa Rica.