Sporting Kansas City and U.S. national team midfielder Graham Zusi has emerged into one of the most gifted players of his generation.
The University of Maryland product has flourished at Sporting Kansas City in recent seasons and that success has also transported itself to the international stage with the USMNT.
Ahead of the World Cup this summer, Zusi is expected to play a pivotal for Jurgen Klinsmann’s men in Brazil. So, who better to profile in the latest edition of MLS Insider Presented by adidas? ‘Raising Zusi’ is the newest episode of MLS Insider as we go on a journey through Zusi’s childhood in Florida and his early days in Kansas City alongside fellow U.S. international Matt Besler.
If you, like me, can’t get enough of Zusi, you can watch him and his SKC’s teammates take on the Columbus Crew this Sunday live on NBCSN at 4 p.m. ET. You can stream SKC vs. Columbus live online if you can’t get to a TV set.
After failing to qualify for the playoffs in each of their first eight seasons, 2015 saw the Reds venture into the postseason for the first time ever, only to be thumped in the knockout round, 3-0, by their 401 derby rival Montreal Impact, of all sides.
This is the year, though, or so we’ve said and been told all season long. While it remains to be seen how deep of a run TFC can muster in 2016, they’ll always have the Jozy Altidore‘s terrible first touch; Altidore’s wayward second and third touches; Altidore’s overhead cross; and Sebastian Giovinco’s strike, all of which you can watch in all its hilarity glory below.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) United States international Julian Green scored in his first official start as title holder Bayern Munich eased to a 3-1 win over Augsburg to reach the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
Green’s first goal in a competition match for Bayern came in the 42nd minute with a header off a cross by Thomas Mueller.
The 21-year-old American winger played in the previous German Cup round, coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Carl-Zeiss Jena. Green has been in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s squad several times this season but this was his first start.
Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28.
As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium.
Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw
Liverpool vs. Leeds United
Manchester United vs. West Ham
Hull City vs. Newcastle United
Arsenal vs. Southampton