Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is unhappy with manager Jose Mourinho after being left out of the squad for the 1-1 draw at Stoke City on 21 January, according to reports. The Daily Mail says Martial, 21, was left out of the 18-man squad that faced Stoke without explanation, further straining his already uneasy relationship with Mourinho. The paper claims Mourinho dropped the France international after he failed to impress against teenage right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on 15 January.
It’s six days to Sunday, the first time we’ll see Bruce Arena manage the United States men’s national team since his rehiring late last year. The Yanks host Serbia in San Diego before moving to Chattanooga for a match against Jamaica. Both matches should be open-and-shut wins, as the Americans’ MLS-only lineup get “B-teams” from Serbia and Jamaica. Possible starting center back Matt Hedges and his FC Dallas teammate, Kellyn Acosta, will miss through injury, while Arena sent Kekuta Manneh to Wales for Vancouver Whitecaps camp. That leaves 28 names — full roster at bottom — and the level of competition means Arena can take risks, like his choice to try Graham Zusi at right back. Arena used several
USMNT young star Christian Pulisic's future appears to be in Germany. After interest from Liverpool, Pulisic signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund on Monday. The deal sees him extend his contract until June 30, 2020. Here's what this move means for him, the USMNT and other Americans. Obviously every player wants to have a nice contract, especially a long-term one. This should end any thoughts the midfielder has had about leaving the club, if at all. He is at a club renowned for developing young talent and this should only aid in his improvement, which could reach the level of European soccer star. "I still have a lot to learn," Pulisic said. "I feel Dortmund offers the best conditions