Carli Lloyd has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and has been ruled out for the next 3-6 weeks. Lloyd suffered the injury in the 4th minute of action against the NWSL expansion Orlando Pride. Lloyd moved to deflect a ball from a Pride defender and immediately went down clutching her leg. Lloyd came out of the game immediately and did not return to action.
Lloyd underwent an MRI to diagnose the injury and results showed a Grade 1 MCL sprain. Lloyd issue the following statement:
“I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. Obviously, I’m very disappointed with the injury. I was feeling great and starting to get comfortable with my Dash teammates,” Lloyd said. “The timing is not great but I’m confident that I will come back in peak condition. Rehab starts tomorrow and you’ll see me on the field soon.
The US Women's National Team star midfielder is believed to be at full strength in time for the first Olympic match against New Zealand on August 3rd. The next USWNT matches are a pair of friendlies against rival Japan on June 2nd and June 5th.
Good luck with a speedy but full recovery Carli!
Christian Pulisic has made Bundesliga history bye becoming the youngest player to score two goals in the top German league. Pulisic has now scored in back to back weeks for Borussia Dortmund. Pulisic now has set history one of the top club leagues in the world and has earned a CAP for the US Men's National Team in World Cup Qualifying. Oh, and he is only 17 years old. Pretty impressive!
Keep it up Christain! Cannot wait to see more of you for the USMNT. Hope it is sooner rather than later. We do have a little tournament known as the Copa America coming up soon, maybe you have heard of it.
Christian Pulisic, the 17 year old US Men's National Team member, scored his first goal in the Bundesliga. Pulisic scored the opening goal for Borussia Dortmund vs Hamburg on the way to a 3-0 win.
Pulisic signed with Borussia Dortmund on January 4, 2015. He played just 15 games for a combination of the U17 and U19 teams where he scored 10 goals and 8 assists. His play earned him a callup to the senior team over the winter break of 2015. Pulisic was born in Hershey, Pennselvania and earned his first cap with the USMNT in the World Cup Qualifying game vs Guatemala on March 29, 2016.
Looking forward to an exciting future for Christian Pulisic!
Jordan Morris, the US Men's International Striker and former Stanford standout, recorded his first goal for the Seattle Sounders in the 71st minute against the Philadelphia Union. Morris has gotten of to a somewhat slow start this season but saw increased goal scoring opportunities against the Union playing with 10 men and made the most of it in the Sounders sixth game.
Congratulations Jordan! Hopefully this is the first of many to come, especially with the USMNT.
US Men's National Team U-20 and U-23 veteran is scoring praise for his play after scoring the winner against Cardiff on his 20th Birthday. Emerson earned his seventh start of the season and awarded his team with the game-winning goal deep in second half stoppage time. The winner makes Fulham ten points clear of relegation.
Congrats Emerson! Good job getting some more playing time, keep it up!