The USMNT players that will not participate in the European Super League
All six Premier League participants in the European Super League - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Tottenham - have pulled out of the project.
The creation of the European Super League (ESL) has been widely rejected by the world of football. There were six Premier League teams, three LaLiga teams and three Serie A clubs that wanted to venture into a league of their own and play their own midweek games to create more revenue for themselves and eventually become richer.
ESL is being broken apart
After two days of protests in England by the fans who were outraged by the creation of the Super League, all six Premier League teams involved have formally withdrawn from the competition. Manchester City were the first club to leave after Chelsea had mentioned that they were thinking about withdrawing from the competition by preparing formal documentation.
The moment Chelsea fans heard their club are pulling out of plans to join Super League. Can’t tell you how much joy this news gave me. We always say sports is “most important least important thing” but watching the game I love eat itself has felt so dark 🙌pic.twitter.com/XuIcFmjjez— roger bennett (@rogbennett) April 20, 2021
UEFA and FIFA were completely against the ESL and one of the possible punishments was to ban the teams and players involved in this competition from their competitions. If this moved forward then it would directly affect the national teams in big events like the World Cup. But with the withdrawal of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, the Premier League sextet will no longer face such sanctions.
USMNT can keep calling their players
This is a good news for the United States men’s national team because they have a busy year ahead of them with the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League and the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. So now Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen can be called to the national team for the tournaments ahead this summer.
Pulisic has become an important player for manager Thomas Tuchel in the past month. Chelsea are currently in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, the final of the FA Cup and are fighting to finish in the top four in the Premier League to book their ticket to the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League.
Meanwhile, Steffen is the starting goalkeeper and captain of the United States men’s national team, but he is second choice to Ederson in Manchester City. When the Braziliian international was out due to covid-19, Steffen stepped up and was praised by manager Pep Guardiola. He has proven he can be the starting goalkeeper at the Etihad Stadium.
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