Lynn Williams didn’t take long to make an impact in her USWNT debut. Because Lynn Williams took just 50 seconds to score her first national team goal. In a highly experimental game for head coach Jill Ellis, who fielded a three-woman back line and gave five players their debuts, the U.S. dominated but didn’t convert all of its possession and shots until Williams stepped into the fray.
It’s the most … wonderful day … of the week — Thursday afternoon Europa League. Following Monday’s mostly dull affair at Anfield, Manchester United return home to Old Trafford, where they’ll host Fenerbahce (3:05 p.m. ET) for the first time since 2004. Man United (3 points) enter matchday no. 3 as the third-place side in Group A, a single point off the pace of Thursday’s opponent for the top spot. United captain Wayne Rooney will be desperately hoping (one can only assume) to start a game for the first time in a month (Sept. 21, versus Northampton Town — just 66 minutes played in four games since). Two hours before kickoff at the Theater of Dreams, Southampton are set to visit another of the
Despite the transfer window being closed, the New York Red Bulls are looking at potential roster additions. Red Bulls Communications Specialist Eric Giacometti reported that there are two players on trial from the sister club in Brazil. Joao Gabriel is a 20-year-old striker who had a successful stint with Cruzeiro's Under-20 team. Perusses is a 20-year-old fullback who is on RB Brasil's senior team. Both striker and fullback are a position of need for the Red Bulls. The club has yet to find a suitable backup striker, with Gonzalo Veron being forced to the wing during infrequent appearances, short-term loanee Omer Damari constantly injured, and Anatole Abang sent to Denmark. Fullback depth is