Jordan Morris is the young American who's been getting all the buzz lately, but Christian Pulisic is the one getting results on the field. Pulisic made the bench for Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga game against Borussia Mönchengladbach Saturday. The 17-year-old didn't see the field, but on Sunday Pulisic scored his second friendly goal for Dortmund, a beauty against Union Berlin.
That sound you just heard was every American soccer fan raising their eyebrows.
Chelsea's been awful this year, and Arsenal is a title contender. But, some things never change. Even without Jose Mourinho on the sideline, the Blues won the mental fight and handled the Gunners with ease Sunday. Diego Costa picked up his favorite kind of brace: He scored a goal and drew a red card on Arsenal center back Per Mertesacker.
Everton fans are getting frustrated:
The first stupid goal of this stupid game came off a stupid pass from stupid John Stones in the 17th stupid minute. ... Ok, so now you know how the goals were scored. Let's talk about the rest of that awful, awful first half just a little bit.
Everton continues to struggle, and much of the blame continues to be laid at Tim Howard's feet. Is the American keeper on his way to MLS next season?
Some MLS teams have affiliation programs to develop young players at USL clubs. It appears NYCFC is Manchester City's development club.
It seemed all but certain Drogba was planning to retire from MLS to take a coaching role at Chelsea, but maybe that isn't the case.
Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) January 24, 2016
What's happening in The A?
More inconsistency from the Hawks, who fell at the struggling Phoenix Suns Saturday night, 98-95. Point guard Jeff Teague seems to be dealing with an ankle injury and had another bad night, scoring nine points on 4-of-13 shooting with five turnovers.