Arsenal title tracker – What do Gunners need to win the Premier League?


Eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table with 10 games to go, what do Arsenal need to win their first Premier League title in 19 years?

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Mikel Arteta has his young side on the cusp of a pretty remarkable and very unexpected Premier League title win.

With a solid defensive unit, perfectly balanced midfield and the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard having fine campaigns in the final third, there is so much to love about this Arsenal team.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League table for 2022-23 season ]

But how, and when, can Arsenal seal the Premier League title they crave? How many points do they need to gain? What are the scenarios based on their huge game against Manchester City in April?

How many points do Arsenal need to win the Premier League title?

With 10 games remaining, there are many different ways the Gunners can win the Premier League title.

In its simplest form: if Arsenal win nine of their final 10 games they will be crowned Premier League games.

The magic number for Arsenal to reach is 95 points. If they reach 95 points, Manchester City cannot catch them.

But if Man City beat Arsenal in their huge game at the Etihad on April 26 and win their game in-hand, Arsenal will need to win all nine of their other remaining game to be sure of the title. That would give them 96 points and Man City could only finish on 94.

If Arsenal drew against Man City then Man City could only finish on a maximum of 92 points. That means Arsenal would need eight wins from their remaining nine games to win the title as they would have 94 points.

If Arsenal win at Man City then Man City would only be able to reach 91 points. So, Arsenal would only have to win seven of their other nine remaining games to seal the title.

All of this proves just how massive the Manchester City vs Arsenal game on April 26 is in deciding the title winner.

When did Arsenal last win the Premier League?

They last won the Premier League title in the 2003-04 season, the famous ‘Invincibles’ campaign as they didn’t lose any of their 38 games that season.

Think Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Freddie Ljungberg, Sol Campbell and Robert Pires in full flow and Arsene Wenger with a huge smile on his face on the sidelines. Magnificent.

When did Arsenal last win a trophy?

The last trophy Arsenal won was the FA Cup in the 2019-20 season, they also won the FA Community Shield in 2020.

Both of those trophies were won by current boss Mikel Arteta.

Which trophies have Arsenal won?

Here are the list of trophies the Gunners have won in their history:

  • FA Cup (14 – Record)
  • Premier League/First Division titles (13)
  • League Cup (2)
  • FA Community Shield (16)
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup (1)
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1)

Premier League transfer list: Summer 2022


The summer is delivering so many transfers in the Premier League, with players also being released (and of course loaned out) ahead of the much-anticipated 2022-23 Premier League season.

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The 2022 summer transfer window remains open until 6pm ET on September 1.

There have been big stories with the top two teams in recent seasons: Erling Haaland is moving to Man City, Sadio Mane has left Liverpool, but Mohamed Salah stuck around Anfield and Gabriel Jesus has signed for Arsenal.

It’s already been a wild summer for transfer rumors and news, and we’ve just started to see Chelsea and Manchester United make incoming splashes for managers Thomas Tuchel and Erik ten Hag.

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Below is a list of the ins and notable outs at all 20 Premier League clubs.

AFC Bournemouth

Ryan Fredericks (West Ham)
Joe Rothwell (Blackburn)
Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough)
Neto (Barcelona)
Marcos Senesi (Feyenoord)
Jack Stephens (Southampton) Loan

Gary Cahill (Released)
Gavin Kilkenny (Stoke City) Loan
Zeno Ibsen Rossi (Cambridge United)


Marquinhos (Sao Paulo)
Fabio Vieira (Porto)
Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City)

Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille)
Alexandre Lacazette (Released)
Auston Trusty (Birmingham City) Loan
Harry Clarke (Stoke City) Loan
Omar Rekik (Sparta Rotterdam) Loan
Tyreece John-Jules (Ipswich) Loan
Mika Biereth (Waalwijk) Loan
Jordi Osei-Tutu (Bochum)
Daniel Ballard (Sunderland)
Nikolaj Moller (Den Bosch) loan
Dinos Mavropanos (Stuttgart)
Omari Hutchinson (Chelsea)
Nuno Tavares (Marseille) Loan
Bernd Leno (Fulham)
Folarin Balogun (Stade de Reims) Loan
Charlie Patino (Blackpool) Loan
Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray)
Pablo Mari (AC Monza) Loan
Alex Runarsson (Alanyaspor) Loan
Nicolas Pepe (Nice) Loan

Aston Villa

Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)
Boubacar Kamara (Marseille)
Diego Carlos (Sevilla)
Robin Olsen (Roma)
Rory Wilson (Rangers)
Ludwig Augustinsson (Sevilla) Loan
Ewan Simpson (Hearts)
Leander Dendoncker (Wolves)

Indiana Vassilev (Inter Miami) Loan
Matt Targett (Newcastle)
Conor Hourihane (Released)
Lovre Kalinic (Hajduk Split)
Louis Barry (MK Dons) Loan
Trezeguet (Trabzonspor)
Wesley (Levante) Loan
Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea)
Aaron Ramsey (Norwich City) Loan
Keinan Davis (Watford) Loan
Bertrand Traore (Istanbul Basaksehir) Loan
Kortney Hause (Watford) Loan
Anwar El Ghazi (PSV Eindhoven)


Max Dickov
Max Wilcox (Bolton)
Aaron Hickey (Bologna)
Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City)
Kyreece Lisbie (Free)
Thomas Strakosha (Lazio)
Yehor Yarmoliuk (SC Dnipro-1)
Ben Mee (Burnley)
Mikkel Damsgaard (Sampdoria)
Isaac Holland (Sheffield Wednesday)
Lucias Vine (free)
Michael Olakigbe (Fulham)
Mathias Jorgensen (Free)
Edon Pruti (Slough)
Charlie Farr (Free)

Ben Hockenhull (Tranmere)
Hans Mpongo (out of contract)
Mads Bidstrup (Nordsjaelland) Loan
Gustav Mogensen (Sarpsborg)
Christian Eriksen (Man Utd)
Paris Maghoma (AFC Wimbledon) Loan
Dominic Thompson (Blackpool)
Marcus Forss (Middlesbrough)
Lachlan Brook (Crewe) Loan
Tariqe Fosu (Stoke City) Loan

Brighton & Hove Albion

Julio Enciso (Libertad Asuncion)
Benicio Baker-Boaitey (Porto)
Simon Adingra (Nordsjaelland)
Imari Samuels (Reading)
Levi Colwill (Chelsea) Loan
Luca Barrington (Man City)
Pervis Estupinan (Villarreal)
Billy Gilmour (Chelsea)

Jayson Molumby (West Brom)
Lars Dendoncker (Released)
Fynn Talley (Cliftonville) loan
Yves Bissouma (Tottenham Hotspur)
Alex Cochrane (Hearts)
Fynn Talley (Cliftonville) Loan
Aaron Connolly (Venezia) Loan
Leo Ostigard (Napoli)
Taylor Richards (QPR) Loan
Marc Leonard (Northampton) Loan
Jensen Weir (Morecambe) Loan
Shane Duffy (Fulham) Loan
Marc Cucurella (Chelsea)
Matt Clarke (Middlesbrough)
Kacper Kozlowksi (Vitesse) Loan
Neal Maupay (Everton)


Eddie Beach
Raheem Sterling (Man City)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
Omari Hutchinson (Arsenal)
Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire)
Carney Chukwuemeka (Aston Villa)
Marc Cucurella (Brighton)
Cesare Casadei (Inter)
Wesley Fofana (Leicester)
Denis Zakaria (Juventus) Loan
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona)

Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid) Free
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) loan
Andreas Christensen (Released)
Danny Drinkwater (Released)
Charly Musonda (Released)
Jake Clarke-Salter (QPR)
Lucas Bergstrom (Peterborough) Loan
Nathan Baxter (Hull City) Loan
Ethan Wady (Woking) Loan
Ian Maatsen (Burnley) Loan
Tino Anjorin (Huddersfield) Loan
Levi Colwill (Brighton) Loan
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)
Malang Sarr (Monaco)
Emerson (West Ham)
Ross Barkley (Released)
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Bayer Leverkusen) Loan
Baba Rahman (Reading) Loan
Xavier Mbuyamba (Volendam)
Xavier Simons (Hull City) Loan
Billy Gilmour (Chelsea)

Crystal Palace

Sam Johnston (West Brom) free transfer
Malcolm Ebiowei (Derby)
Cheick Doucoure (Lens)
Cormac Austin, free
Chris Richards (Bayern Munich)
Kofi Balmer (Larne)

Martin Kelly (Released)
Jaroslaw Jach (Released)
Nya Kirby (Released)
Reece Hannam (Bromley) Loan
Christian Benteke (DC United)
Cheikhou Kouyate (Nott’m Forest) Free


James Tarkowski (Burnley) Free
Ruben Vinagre (Sporting) Loan
Dwight McNeil (Burnley)
Conor Coady (Wolves) Loan
Amadou Onana (Lille)
Neal Maupay (Brighton)
Idrissa Gana Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain)
James Garner (Manchester United)

Jonjoe Kenny (Released)
Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur)
Joao Virginia (Cambuur) Loan
Harry Tyrer (Chester) Loan
Ryan Astley (Accrington) Loan
Jarrad Branthwaite (PSV Eindhoven) Loan
Lewis Dobbin (Derby) Loan
Lewis Gibson (Bristol Rovers) Loan
Dele Alli (Besiktas) Loan
Niels Nkounkou (Cardiff) Loan
Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Trabzonspor) Loan


Joao Palhinha (Sporting Lisbon)
Kristian Sekularac (Juventus)
Andreas Pereira (Man Utd)
Callum McFarlane, free
Manor Solomon (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg)
Bernd Leno (Arsenal)
Shane Duffy (Brighton) Loan
Issa Diop (West Ham)
Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain) Loan
Willian (Corinthians)
Daniel James (Leeds) Loan
Carlos Vinicius (Benfica)

Taye Ashby-Hammond (Stevenage) Loan
Fabio Carvalho (Liverpool)
Cyrus Christie (Released)
Fabri (Released)
Michael Hector (Released)
Alfie Mawson (Released)
Jean Michael Seri (Released)
Sonny Hilton (Carlisle) Loan
Steven Sessegnon (Charlton) Loan
Kieron Bowie (Northampton) Loan
Luca Ashby-Hammond (Aldershot) Loan
Michael Olakigbe (Brentford)
Paulo Gazzaniga (Girona) Loan

Leeds United

Brenden Aaronson (RB Salzburg)
Rasmus Kristensen (RB Salzburg)
Marc Roca (Bayern Munich)
Darko Gyabi (Man City)
Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig)
Luis Sinisterra (Feyenoord)
Sonny Perkins (free)
Joel Robles (free)
Wilfried Gnonto (Zurich)

Kalvin Phillips (Man City)
Charlie Cresswell (Millwall) Loan
Tyler Roberts (QPR) Loan
Raphinha (Barcelona)
Jamie Shackleton (Millwall) Loan
Leif Davis (Ipswich)
Helder Costa (Al-Ittihad) Loan
Lewis Bate (Oxford United) Loan
Ian Poveda (Blackpool) Loan
Daniel James (Fulham) Loan

Leicester City

Alex Smithies (Cardiff City)
Wout Faes (Reims)

Eldin Jakupovic (Released)
Vontae Daley-Campbell (Released)
Khanya Leshabela (Crewe Alexandra)
Kasper Schmeichel (Nice)
Hamza Choudhury (Watford) Loan
Wesley Fofana (Chelsea)


Fabio Carvalho (Fulham)
Darwin Nunez (Benfica)
Calvin Ramsay (Aberdeen)
Arthur Melo (Juventus) Loan

Divock Origi (AC Milan) Released
Takumi Minamino (Monaco)
Loris Karius (Released)
Sheyi Ojo (Released)
Ben Woodburn (Released)
Conor Bradley (Bolton) Loan
Jakub Ojrzynski (Radomiak Radom) Loan
Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)
Billy Koumetio (Austria Vienna) Loan
Takumi Minamino (Monaco)
James Balagizi (Crawley Town) Loan
Marcelo Pitaluga (Macclesfield Town) Loan
Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest)
Rhys Williams (Blackpool) Loan
Ben Davies (Rangers)
Tyler Morton (Blackburn) Loan
Leighton Clarkson (Aberdeen) Loan
Sepp van den Berg (Schalke) Loan
Owen Beck (Bolton) Loan

Manchester City

Erling Haaland (Dortmund)
Stefan Ortega Moreno (Man City) free transfer
Kalvin Phillips (Leeds)
Sergio Gomez (Anderlecht)
Manuel Akanji (Dortmund)

Fernandinho (Released)
Gavin Bazunu (Southampton)
CJ Egan-Riley (Burnley) free transfer
Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Burnley) Loan
Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
Darko Gyabi (Leeds)
Tommy Doyle (Sheffield United) Loan
Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough) Loan
Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)
Romeo Lavia (Southampton)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal)
Yan Couto (Girona) Loan
James McAtee (Sheffield United) Loan
Arijanet Muric (Burnley)
Liam Delap (Stoke City) Loan
Kayky (Pacos de Ferreira) Loan
Luke Mbete (Huddersfield Town) Loan
Juan Larios (Southampton)
Samuel Edozir (Southampton)
Claudio Gomes (Palermo)

Manchester United

Tyrell Malacia (Feyenoord)
Christian Eriksen, free
Lisandro Martinez (Ajax)
Casemiro (Real Madrid)
Antony (Ajax)
Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) Loan

Edinson Cavani (Released)
Juan Mata (Released)
Paul Pogba (Released)
Jesse Lingard (Released)
Lee Grant (Released)
Nemanja Matic (Roma)
Dean Henderson (Nottingham Forest) Loan
Andreas Pereira (Fulham)
Dylan Levitt (Dundee)
Alvaro Fernandez (Preston North End) Loan
Alex Telles (Sevilla) Loan
Ethan Laird (QPR) Loan
Hannibal (Birmingham) Loan
Amad (Sunderland) Loan
James Garner (Everton)
Tahith Chong (Birmingham City)

Newcastle United

Alex Murphy (Galway United)
Nick Pope (Burnley)
Matt Targett (Aston Villa)
Sven Botman (Lille)
Charlie McArthur (Kilmarnock)
Jude Smith (East Fife)
Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad)

Oisin McEntee (Walsall)
Mo Sangare (Accrington)
Isaac Hayden (Norwich) Loan
Lewis Cass (Port Vale)
Freddie Woodman (Preston)
Dan Langley (Gateshead) Loan
Jeff Hendrick (Reading) Loan
Ciaran Clark (Sheffield United) Loan
Dwight Gayle (Stoke City)
Lucas De Bolle (Hamilton) Loan
Martin Dubravka (Man Utd) Loan
Matty Longstaff (Colchester) Loan
Kell Watts (Peterborough) Loan
Federico Fernandez (Elche)

Nottingham Forest

Ryan Hammond (Millwall)
Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin)
Dean Henderson (Man Utd) Loan
Giulian Biancone (Troyes)
Moussa Niakhate (Mainz)
Omar Richards (Bayern Munich)
Neco Williams (Liverpool)
Wayne Hennessey (Burnley)
Brandon Aguilera (Alajuelense)
Harry Toffolo (Huddersfield Town)
Lewis O’Brien (Huddersfield)
Jesse Lingard, free
Orel Mangala (Stuttgart)
Emmanuel Dennis (Watford)
Cheikhou Kouyate (Free)
Remo Freuler (Atalanta)
Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolves)
Ui-jo Hwang (Bordeaux)
Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) Loan
Willy Boly (Wolves)
Loic Bade (Olympiacos)
Josh Bowler (Blackpool)

Carl Jenkinson (Released)
Gaetan Bong (Released)
Mohamed Drager (Luzern) Loan
Jayden Richardson (Aberdeen)
Ethan Horvath (Luton Town) Loan
Brice Samba (Lens)
Fin Back (Carlisle United) Loan
Lewis Grabban, released
Brandon Aguilera (Guanacasteca) Loan
Riley Harbottle (Mansfield) Loan
Richie Laryea (Toronto FC)
Xande Silva (Dijon)
Joe Lolley (Sydney)
Hwang Ui-jo (Olympiacos)
Alex Mighten (Sheff Wed) Loan Details
Josh Bowler (Olympiacos) Loan


Alex Iwumene (Sutton United)
Gavin Bazunu (Man City)
Mateusz Lis (Altay)
Armel Bella-Kotchap (Bochum)
Romeo Lavia (Man City)
Joe Aribo (Rangers)
Sekou Mara (Bordeaux)
AInsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) Loan
Samuel Edozie (Man City)
Juan Larios (Man City)
Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille)

Harry Lewis (Bradford City)
Fraser Forster (Spurs) Free
Caleb Watts (Morecambe) Loan
Kazeem Olaigbe (Ross County) Loan
Shane Long (released)
Dan Nlundulu (Cheltenham Town) Loan
Will Smallbone (Stoke City) Loan
Nathan Tella (Burnley) Loan
Kayne Ramsay (Harrogate)
Oriol Romeu (Girona)
Will Tizzard (Chippenham) Loan
Jack Stephens (AFC Bournemouth) Loan
Yan Valery (Angers)
Mateusz Liz (Troyes) Loan
Jake Vokins (Woking) Loan

Tottenham Hotspur

Ivan Perisic (Free)
Fraser Forster (Southampton) Free
Yves Bissouma (Brighton)
Richarlison (Everton)
Tyrell Ashcroft (Reading)
Josh Keeley (St. Patrick’s Athletic)
Clement Lenglet (Barcelona) Loan
Djed Spence (Middlesbrough)
Destiny Udogie (Udinese)
Cristian Romero (Atalanta)
Will Lankshear (Sheffield United)

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
Steven Bergwijn (Ajax)
Jack Clarke (Sunderland)
Troy Parrott (Preston North End) Loan
Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth) Loan
Joe Rodon (Rennes) Loan
Kion Etete (Cardiff)
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal) Loan
Destiny Udogie (Udinese) Loan
Tanguy Ndombele (Napoli) Loan
Sergio Reguilon (Atletico Madrid) Loan
Harry Winks (Sampdoria) Loan
Marcel Lavinier (Swindon)

West Ham United

Nayef Aguerd (Rennes)
Alphonse Areola (PSG)
Patrick Kelly (Coleraine)
Flynn Downes (Swansea City)
Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo)
Maxwel Cornet (Burnley)
Thilo Kehrer (PSG)
Lucas Paqueta (Lyon)

Ryan Fredericks (Released)
David Martin (Released)
Mark Noble (Retired)
Andriy Yarmolenko (Released)
Sonny Perkins (Released)
Arthur Masuaku (Besiktas) Loan
Nikola Vlasic (Torino) Loan
Issa Diop (Fulham)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nathan Collins (Burnley)
Goncalo Guedes (Valencia)
Matheus Nunes (Sporting Lisbon)
Sasa Kalajdzic (Stuttgart)

Marcal (Released)
John Ruddy (Released)
Romain Saiss (Released)
Ki-Jana Hoever (PSV) Loan
Ryan Giles (Middlesbrough) Loan
Bendeguz Bolla (Grasshoppers) Loan
Louie Moulden (Solihull Moors) Loan
Dion Sanderson (Birmingham City) Loan
Meritan Shabani (Grasshoppers)
Renat Dadashov (Grasshoppers)
Taylor Perry (Cheltenham) Loan
Fabian Silva (Anderlecht) Loan
Conor Coady (Everton) Loan
Morgan Gibbs-White (Nott’m Forest)
Patrick Cutrone (Como)
Luke Cundle (Swansea) Loan
Willy Boly (Nott’m Forest)
Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa)

USMNT vs Panama, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream


The United States men’s national team looks better than it has in ages and certainly has its deepest talent pool in years, but all that will mean very little without a win over Panama in World Cup qualifying on Sunday, something it’s done 17 times in 25 tries (losing only thrice, all in Gold Cup matches).

[ LIVE: Scores in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying ]

The Yanks will have gotten a stirring lesson from Italy’s exit from qualifying on Thursday, a reminder that programs with better history and accolades can miss consecutive tournaments if not at their best in the key moments.

[ MORE: How will USMNT line up against Panama? ]

And while Gregg Berhalter’s defenders rose to the occasion in Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Mexico at Azteca, key misses from Christian Pulisic and Jordan Pefok mean the win that could’ve all but sealed a berth in Qatar is a draw that leaves open the door for doubt. Here’s where the strings come in, to borrow a line from Superchunk. If you let them.

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The United States men’s national team is the most talented team in CONCACAF right now. It will make some of you spit-takers out there even more alarmed and aghast when I add that it’s not even particularly close with anyone besides Mexico.

But the way the talent is assembled and motivated at times shows a weakness not in structure but belief, and it’s permeated the social culture around the team.

How to watch USMNT vs Panama World Cup qualifier live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 7pm ET, Sunday (March 27)
All-time series leader: USA – 17 wins, Panama – 3 wins, Draws – 5
Current FIFA rankings: Panama – 63rd, USA – 13th
Live analysis: Here on ProSoccerTalk
TV channel/streaming: FS1, Unimas, TUDN

USMNT vs Panama live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright

  • Pulisic scores early penalty kick
  • Arriola, Ferreira score in quick succession to make it 3-0
  • Panama have chances with Zack Steffen looking shaky
  • Pulisic scored another penalty kick right on half time to make it 4-0
  • Pulisic bags his hat trick with a lovely piece of control, turn and finish to make it 5-0

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Check out our analysis and reaction, as the USMNT have just about clinched their spot at the World Cup!

FULL TIME: USMNT 5-1 Panama – Job done. Barring a catastrophic (and huge) defeat in Costa Rica on Wednesday, the USMNT are going back to the World Cup!

Panama put up a fight late on, as Godoy made it 5-1 with a header. Fair play to them. They are eliminated from qualifying, but never stopped trying in Orlando.

GOALLLL! Oh my. That is majestic. Antonee Robinson whips in a cross and Pulisic takes a lovely touch, turns and finishes to seal his hat trick. 5-0.

Gaps are starting to open up on the break now for the USMNT. Reyna finds Pulisic and he finds Ferreira, but his shot is cleared off the line. Moments later Reyna finds Luca de la Torre with a great pass, who slots in Ferreira but his shot is over the bar.

Predictably it is all Panama in the second half. Steffen, Robinson and Zimmerman get in a bit of a mess but Panama don’t make the most of the chance. That was sloppy from the USMNT.

CHANCE! Straight away, Reyna is played in but he drags his shot wide. Should have been 5-0 to USMNT.

Gio Reyna and Kellyn Acosta come on for Paul Arriola and Yunus Musah at half time.

it is all about not getting any silly injuries now for the USMNT. Pulisic, Adams, Steffen and others will surely get pulled out in the second half. The job is done.

GOALLL! Christian Pulisic scores another penalty kick after Godoy fouls Miles Robinson. Pulisic slots home. It is all kicking off soon after as the benches get involved and Pulisic isn’t happy. USMNT can lose 5-0 at Costa Rica on Wednesday and still qualify automatically for the World Cup. Wow.

Godoy curls a low shot just wide, as Panama continue to pour forward.

Relentless from the USMNT. Panama keep flying forward because they need to win to keep their World Cup hopes alive, but that is leaving plenty of gaps for the U.S. to expose.

GOALLL! Jesus Ferreira slots home another. USMNT flying. 3-0 up inside the first 3-0 minutes. Safe to say the USMNT are at the World Cup.

GOALLL! Paul Arriola heads home Antonee Robinson’s cross. What a header. USMNT in control. 2-0 up.

Wow. Almost a nightmare moment for USMNT. Caught in possession and Zack Steffen does just enough to punch the ball away, but goes down injured. Panama come close to putting the rebound away twice.

GOALLLLL! Christian Pulisic hammers home the spot kick. USA lead 1-0. The home crowd goes wild in Orlando.

PENALTY KICK TO USMNT! Godoy grabs Zimmerman around the throat. Can’t do that. Clear pen.

CLOSE! Christian Pulisic’s corner is almost headed home by Miles Robinson, but Panama half clear and then Ferreira’s rebound is deflected just wide. Noise level is outrageous in Orlando.

CHANCE! A cross is looped out to the edge of the box and Adalberto Carrasquilla hammers a shot just over. Great technique from the Panamanian midfielder. That was superb from the Houston Dynamo man. That shot appears to have woken up the USMNT.

Panama are pressing high early on. Very high. The USMNT haven’t seen much of the ball. Despite that, the home fans are buzzing in Orlando.

KICK OFF! After fireworks were launched into the air, the game is underway. With Costa Rica holding on to win at El Salvador, the scenario is simple for the USMNT. Draw and they will at least finish fourth in the standings. Win and they are all but qualified as Costa Rica will have to beat the USMNT by three and wipe out a hefty USMNT advantage in goal difference on Wednesday.

The teams are out. The anthems are being played. The scene is set. Go time.

For anyone wondering why Reyna isn’t starting today, here is an explanation, of sorts. He’s still on the bench, but it appears several players were impacted.

30 minutes to go until kick off. Things are getting tense.

Under an hour to go until kick off in Orlando…

Well, this is interesting. Shaq Moore starts at right back with Yedlin suspended, while Paul Arriola replaces Tim Weah, Luca de la Torre comes in for Kellyn Acosta and Jesus Ferreira in for Ricardo Pepi. Gregg Berhalter has chosen to not start Gio Reyna and that will surprise many. Perhaps Reyna is primed to be the hero off the bench!? Panama’s lineup sees two changes as Eric Davis and Freddy Gondola come in.

Hello. Another big night for the USMNT’s World Cup dream is coming up. They host Panama in Orlando knowing a win gives them a huge chance of qualifying for the tournament.

Gregg Berhalter’s side know that Panama will be stubborn as they simply have to win to give themselves a chance of reaching a second-straight World Cup.

This USMNT has yet to take the leap into trusting their ascendancy

It’s true and it’s not up for debate. From scheduling away games that risk hypothermia in the hopes of beating a team it almost always beats at home to social media considerations of whether to put their best lineup out against rivals because there’s another game in a few days — against a team that will have traveled just as far and played just as recently (but altitude, they scream!) — it’s a joke.

Look, Liga MX is strong and MLS’ growth has been impossibly fast but the clubs represented by the U.S. roster alone shows you that the gap between the U.S,, Mexico, and the field is huge. Yes, even you Canada, but this is a compliment. The Canadians are almost everything we loved about the USMNT in the early 2000s — out-performing their talent with guile and self-belief that borders on arrogance.

That’s the good way to border arrogance. We saw the bad way in 2017 from a waterlogged pitch in Couva and perhaps it’s made the team and federation sheepish to acknowledge the truth: The money invested in American soccer might not be nurturing the best talents but it’s turning out talent from all corners of the globe.

No team should play down the competition and yes, every team is going to talk about how difficult it is to win. The next time we hear “We’re going to take it three games at a time because El Salvador at home shouldn’t be an issue” will be the first.

But look at the Yanks’ best games. They come with either the implementation of superiority or the swagger of a team who wants the world to know it’s superior. Both silverware-collecting wins over Mexico, the pounding of Honduras at home and away.

And the Yanks have been ascendant (without finish)

The numbers would have a hard time telling any story other than the Yanks are better than the rest. Home or away, the Americans are delivering more danger than the opposition in nearly every match (Stats via

at El Salvador — Draw 0-0 -— Shots +6 (13-7); Big chances +3 (3-0)
vs. Canada — Draw 1-1 -— Shots +5 (11-6); Big chances E (2-2)
at Honduras — Win 4-1 -— Shots -6 (12-18) ; Big chances +1 (3-2)
vs. Jamaica — Win 1-0 -— Shots +12 (17-5); Big chances +5 (5-0)
at Panama — Loss 0-1 -— Shots -3 (5-8) ; Big chances -2 (0-2)
vs. Costa Rica — Win 2-1 -— Shots +8 (12-4); Big chances +2 (2-0)
vs. Mexico — Win 2-0 -— Shots +10 (18-8); Big chances +1 (3-2)
at Jamaica — Draw 1-1 -— Shots +3 (9-6); Big chances -1 (0-1)
vs. El Salvador — Win 1-0 -— Shots +11 (17-6); Big chances +5 (5-0)
at Canada — Loss 0-2 -— Shots  +5 (13-8); Big chances -2 (0-2)
vs. Honduras — Win 3-0 -— Shots +14 (16-2); Big chances +2 (2-0)
at Mexico —  Draw 0-0 Shots -2 (9-11); Big chances +2 (2-0)

The shot attempts across those games? 152-89

The total for big chances across the first dozen games of the Octagonal? 25-11.

The combined scoreline? 14-7

The Americans have been out-shot twice in 12 matches, and have produced more big chances than the opposition in eight of 12. Five times they’ve allowed zero big chances.

CONCACAF will fear a USMNT that knows it’s better than the opposition and acts like it. We have a feeling that’s what we’ll see on Wednesday against Panama, a team that knows itself and is ready to cast aside the historical failings of 2017.

List of Premier League transfers in January


The Premier League transfers were wild across the January window, with plenty of deals being done in the final hours of the window.

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We all know that Premier League transfers are tough to complete in January, but plenty of moves happened this time around as teams at the top and bottom of the table are so close together and wanted to separate themselves.

This was a lot of fun to keep track of.

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To stay on top of the latest moves in and out of all 20 clubs, we will update the list below as Premier League transfers are confirmed.


Lino Sousa (West Brom)
Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids)

Harry Clarke (Hibernian) Loan
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Roma) Loan
Folarin Balogun (Middlesbrough) Loan
Deyan Iliev (released)
Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Lincoln) Loan
Sead Kolasinac (Marseille) Free
Pablo Mari (Udinese) Loan
Karl Hein (Reading) Loan
Tyreece John-Jules (Sheff Wed) Loan
Calum Chambers (Aston Villa)
Ryan Alebiosu (Crewe Alexandra) Loan
Nikolaj Moller (FC Den Bosch) Loan
Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids) Loan
Amani Richards (Leicester)

Aston Villa

Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) Loan
Lucas Digne (Everton) Undisclosed
Robin Olsen (Aston Villa) Loan
Calum Chambers (Arsenal)

Keinan Davis (Nott’m Forest) Loan
Wesley (Internacional) Loan
Aaron Ramsey (Cheltenham Town) Loan
Caleb Chukwuemeka (Livingston) Loan
Anwar El Ghazi (Everton) Loan
Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Stoke City) Loan
Cameron Archer (Preston) Loan
Arjan Raikhy (Grimsby) Loan
Louie Barry (Swindon) Loan
Matt Targett (Newcastle) Loan
Filip Marschall (Gateshead) Loan


Jonas Lossl (Midtjylland)
Christian Eriksen (Unattached) – Details
Hans Mpongo (Needham Market)
Deji Sotona (Nice) Loan

Lachlan Brook (Adelaide United) Loan
Joe Adams (Dundalk)
Patrik Gunnarsson (Viking Fotballklubb)
Joel Valencia (Agrupacion Deportiva Alcorcon) Loan
Dominic Thompson (Ipswich) Loan
Mads Bidstrup (FC Nordsjaelland) Loan
Charlie Goode (Sheffield United) Loan
Luka Racic (HB Køge) Loan
Marcus Forss (Hull) Loan

Brighton & Hove Albion

Kacper Kozlowski (Pogon Szczecin)
Billie Clark (Whitehawk)
Deniz Undav (Royale Union Saint-Gilloise)
Benicio Baker-Boaitey (Porto) Loan

Aaron Connolly (Middlesbrough) Loan
Kacper Kozlowski (Royale Union St-Gilloise)
Leo Ostigard (Genoa) Loan
Jurgen Locadia (Bochum) Undisclosed
Taylor Richards (Birmingham) Loan
Christian Walton (Ipswich Town)
Deniz Undav (Royale Union Saint-Gilloise) Loan
Ryan Longman (Hull)
Dan Burn (Newcastle)
Kjell Scherpen (Oostende) Loan


Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg)

Jacob Bedeau (Morecambe) Loan
Anthony Glennon (Barrow) Loan
Chris Wood (Newcastle) Undisclosed
Ethen Vaughan (Farsley Celtic) Loan


Mason Burstow (Charlton Athletic)

Lewis Baker (Stoke City)
Juan Castillo (Charlton Athletic) Loan
Tariq Uwakwe (Crewe Alexandra)
Tino Anjorin (Huddersfield Town) Loan
Mason Burstow (Charlton Athletic) Loan

Crystal Palace

Killian Phillips (Drogheda United)
Jean-Philippe Mateta (Mainz)
Luke Plange (Derby)

Jake O’Brien (Swindon Town) Loan
Jacob Montes (RWD Molenbeek) Loan
James Taylor (Tonbridge Angels) Loan
Jay Rich-Baghuelou (Accrington Stanley)
Ollie Webber (Portsmouth)
Rob Street (Newport County) Loan
Luke Plange (Derby) Loan


Vitalii Mykolenko (Dynamo Kiev)
Nathan Patterson (Rangers)
Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa) Loan
Donny van de Beek (Manchester United) Loan
Dele Alli (Tottenham) – Details

Lucas Digne (Aston Villa)
Ellis Simms (Hearts) Loan
Lewis Warrington (Tranmere) Loan

Leeds United

Mateo Joseph Fernandez (Espanyol)

Ryan Edmondson (Port Vale) Loan
Cody Drameh (Cardiff City) Loan
Josh Galloway (FC United of Manchester) Loan
Bobby Kamwa (Dunfermline Athletic) Loan

Leicester City

Jacob Wakeling (Barrow) Loan
Filip Benkovic (Released)
Kasey McAteer (Forest Green Rovers) Loan
Josh Eppiah (Northampton) Loan
Jakub Stolarczyk (Dunfermline) Loan
Ali Reghba (Chabab Riadhi Belouizdad)
Sam Hughes (Burton)
Vontae Daley-Campbell (Dundee) Loan


Luis Diaz (Porto)

Tony Gallacher (St Johnstone)
Morgan Boyes (Livingston)
Vitezslav Jaros (Notts County) Loan
Nat Phillips (Bournemouth) Loan
Neco Williams (Fulham) Loan

Manchester City

Julian Alvarez (River Plate)

Ferran Torres (Barcelona)
Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Stoke City) Loan
James Trafford (Bolton Wanderers) Loan
Tommy Doyle (Cardiff City) Loan
Patrick Roberts (Sunderland)
Julian Alvarez (River Plate) Loan
Finley Burns (Swansea) Loan
Camron Gbadebo (Colchester)
Sammy Robinson (Port Vale)
Matt Smith (MK Dons)
Luke Bolton (Salford)

Manchester United

Teden Mengi (Birmingham City) Loan
Ethan Laird (AFC Bournemouth) Loan
Axel Tuanzebe (Napoli) Loan
Anthony Martial (Sevilla) Loan
Amad (Rangers) Loan
Donny van de Beek (Everton) Loan
Matej Kovar (Burton) Loan
Dillon Hoogewerf (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Newcastle United

Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)
Chris Wood (Burnley)
Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon)
Matt Targett (Aston Villa) Loan
Dan Burn (Brighton)

Joe White (Hartlepool) Loan
Freddie Woodman (AFC Bournemouth) Loan
Matt Bondswell (Shrewsbury) Loan
Elliot Anderson (Bristol Rovers) Loan
Matty Longstaff (Mansfield) Loan
Jeff Hendrick (QPR) Loan

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Norwich City

Tom Dickson-Peters (Gillingham) Loan
Tyrese Omotoye (Carlisle) Loan
Bali Mumba (Peterborough United) Loan
Rocky Bushiri (Hibernian) Loan
Gassan Ahadme (Burton Albion)
Onel Hernandez (Birmingham City) Loan
Josh Martin (Doncaster Rovers) Loan
Sebastian Soto (Livingston) Loan
Jordan Hugill (Cardiff) Loan
Todd Cantwell (AFC Bournemouth) Loan


Willy Caballero (Free)

Sam McQueen (Retirement)
Jack Bycroft (Dorchester) Loan
Dan Nlundulu (Cheltenham Town) Loan
Jeremi Rodriguez (Burgos CF) Loan
Caleb Watts (Crawley Town) Loan
Kayne Ramsay (Ross County) Loan
Dynel Simeu (Carlisle) Loan

Tottenham Hotspur

Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) – Details
Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus) Loan – Details

Kion Etete (Cheltenham Town) Loan
Dilan Markanday (Blackburn)
Jack Clarke (Sunderland) Loan
Nile John (Charlton) Loan
Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon) Loan
Bryan Gil (Valencia) Loan
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal) Loan
Dele Alli (Everton)


Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam)
Hassane Kamara (Nice)
Samir (Udinese)
Edo Kayembe (Eupen)
Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux)

Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam) Loan
Pontus Dahlberg (Gillingham) Loan
Ryan Cassidy (Bohemian) Loan
Domingos Quina (Barnsley) Loan

West Ham United

Conor Coventry (MK Dons) Loan
Joseph Anang (St Patrick’s) Loan
Frederik Alves (Brondby)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Hayao Kawabe (Grasshoppers)
Chiquinho (Estoril)
Jeong Sang-bin (Suwon Samsung Bluewings)

Theo Corbeanu (MK Dons) Loan
Lewis Richards (Harrogate Town) Loan
Luke Matheson (Scunthorpe) Loan
Leonardo Campana (Inter Miami) Loan
Hayao Kawabe (Grasshoppers) Loan
Dion Sanderson (QPR) Loan
Jeong Sang-bin (Grasshoppers) Loan
Austin Samuels (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
Adama Traore (Barcelona) Loan
Bruno Jordao (Grasshopper Club Zurich) Loan
Oscar Burr (Released)
Louie Moulden (Ebbsfleet) Loan
Andreas Sondergaard (Hereford) Loan
Ryan Giles (Blackburn) Loan

Canada outlast Mexico; Costa Rica, Panama win (video)


It was a terrific day to be home in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, where Jamaica drew the table-leading USMNT and the other three hosts scooped up wins on their own soil.

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The most notable one is Canada’s blanking of Mexico, as El Tri goes from dos a cero to deux a zero and Canada stays unbeaten in the Octagonal.

Players had to be separated after the final whistle of a testy affair in Edmonton, as

Costa Rica 2-1 Honduras

A game with massive swings in possession and momentum wasn’t settled until second-half stoppage time.

Oscar Duarte’s 20th-minute opener for the hosts was answered within a quarter-hour by Romell Quioto, and another goal didn’t arrive until deep into stoppage.

That came from Herediano midfielder Gerson Torres to boost Los Ticos onto nine points, five back of both the last automatic berth and the interconfederation playoff spot.

Panama 2-1 El Salvador

A first-minute goal from the visitors’ Jairo Mauricio Hernandez led to one-way traffic for the rest of the match.

But Freddy Gondola set up Cecilio Waterman to tie the match in the 50th minute before scoring a goal of his own two minutes later to boost Los Canaleros to a notable and necessary win.

Panama’s 14 points leave them level with third-place Mexico but fourth due to tiebreakers. The U.S. has 15 points and Canada 16.

Canada 2-1 Mexico

Canada soccer called “Iceteca,” the frozen ground in Edmonton they hoped would lead to a surprise win over Mexico. Whatever the name, it was effective.

Cyle Larin scored late in the first half and early in the second to secure a spot atop the table after eight matches.

Larin put Canada ahead just before halftime, beating the backs to a rebound of Daniel Johnston’s parried shot.

It was 2-0 after the break when Larin beat a slow-moving Mexican back line to a free kick and slapped it past Guillermo Ochoa.

Mexico got a goal back when Hector Herrera nodded Jesus Corona’s early stoppage-time cross past an otherwise stellar Milan Borjan, who would go on to save the win at the death.

Canada remains unbeaten through eight matches and holds a one-point lead on the USMNT.