Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised the qualities of Christian Pulisic after the teenager starred for Borussia Dortmund during their recent comeback triumph over the Reds. Klopp’s side took an early lead during their International Champions Cup game against Dortmund and they went into the break with the advantage.
However, they could not capitalise on their chances following the interval and this eventually saw them succumb to a 3-1 defeat. Following the game, Klopp spoke highly about the potential of Pulisic, who changed the complexion of the friendly with two second-half goals, he said: “He's a fantastic skilled boy, and it's not a surprise to see.
Denmark international Thomas Delaney has revealed the United States were keen on acquiring his allegiance during the early stages of his professional career. The midfielder, who is expected to join Borussia Dortmund next month, had the opportunity to ply his trade for the North American nation via his family roots but he opted to decline the invitation.
Speaking in Alexis Lalas’ State of the Union podcast, he said: “I was sounded out about playing for the USA at 2012 Olympics. They were very interested. I don't know how far I went when considering it. The thing with American youth soccer is that these games are all over the calendar. They don't fit the Scandinavian league very well. That being said, I'm not so connected to the U.S., so I decided I'll give it a shot for Denmark.”
Landon Donovan concluded his first campaign in the Mexican league by watching his team defeat Guadalajara 2-0 in the final game. The former LA Galaxy player is currently with Club Leon and he was unable to help his team reach the play-off places. Guadalajara was in a similar situation and did not have a lot of motivation coming into the match.Donovan featured only for the last 15 minutes of the game. As a result, he has had only 112 minutes of action in the Mexican league over the six appearances that he has made forClub Leon.
Landon Donovan has claimed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make LA Galaxy a spectacle once again. The former US international was speaking on the occasion of LA Galaxy announcing a move for the former Manchester United striker, who is now a free agent after coming out of his contract with the Red Devils. At 36 years of age, he may not have a long time left the game. However, Donovan feels that Ibrahimovic has the ability to make MLS attractive once again. The league has had incredible players like David Beckham in the past, but the recent crop of headline stars have reduced.
USA goalkeeper Tim Howard has stressed the country's failure to reach the World Cup is not about the loss to Trinidad and Tobaga in their final qualifying game. The legendary shot-stopper believes the nation could not sustain their form through the qualification phase, and this eventually came to haunt them in their quest to play in another global tournament.