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Major Link Soccer: Christian Pulisic named US Soccer Male Player of the Year

It’s the second time the 21-year-old has been named as such.

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SOCCER: JUL 03 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals - Jamaica v USA Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Seattle

The nation’s top-ranked defense once against stepped up to the challenge, with Western Washington University defeating Flagler College 2-0 on Thursday. Victory Sends Vikings to National Title Game - Western Washington University Athletics

MLS/USL

With USL deep in offseason mode, reps from every club (and some potential ones) met in Orlando. Expansion, an All-Star game and MLS affiliates’ evolution among the hot topics at USL winter meetings – The Athletic ($)

Kelyn Rowe didn’t take much convincing once Bruce Arena called and before long, the 28-year-old signed with the Revolution, returning to his first club after a year away and reuniting with the manager that gave him his US national team debut. Returning to New England, Kelyn Rowe calls Revolution “two different clubs”

FC Cincinnati have acquired the Homegrown rights to Zico Bailey from the LA Galaxy and signed him to a Homegrown contract, the club announced Thursday. FC Cincinnati acquire Homegrown rights to Zico Bailey from LA Galaxy

LA brings back 29-year-old center back for fifth season, having made 102 appearances since joining in 2016 from the club’s USL outfit, LA Galaxy II. LA Galaxy re-sign defender Daniel Steres

One of the cooler names for a team is no more. Philadelphia Union rebrand USL Championship side as Union II

USA

The 21-year-old Pulisic earns his second Player of the Year award with the U.S, making him the youngest player to win it twice. Christian Pulisic Voted 2019 U.S Soccer Male Player of the Year

World

For the first time in the Champions League, the Round of 16 will only feature teams from the Big Five Leagues - England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany. Here are the power rankings for the Last 16. Champions League Power Rankings: Assessing the Favorites in UCL’s Last 16

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