Leeds United crushes Chelsea with a robust American presence


The document exhibits that Leeds United scored a 3-0 victory over Chelsea Sunday, with the English Premier League win that includes a decidedly American taste.

As “Men in Blazers” co-host Roger Bennett put it: “Incredible day for American Men’s Football. First time in our Nation’s history an American player scored in English Men’s Top Flight under an American Manager. 3 USMNT players on Premier League field together.”

It’s nonetheless early within the Premier League season, however Leeds is undefeated, tied for second within the standings with two wins and a draw beneath new supervisor Jesse Marsch, the previous MLS participant and coach from Racine, Wis. Leeds introduced a sure cheekiness into Sunday’s match, exhibiting no indicators of being fearful or intimidated by its opponent.

“That’s not the way we’re ever going to play,” Marsch instructed NBC’s Tim Howard with amusing in a postmatch interview. “But we obviously know that you have to calculate the way that you want to play against these opponents. They have so much quality on the pitch and they can unbalance you so easily.”

The victory over Chelsea was Leeds’ first within the Premier League in seven tries courting to 2000, and it despatched the crew and its Elland Street followers right into a frenzy. Brenden Aaronson, one in every of three U.S. nationwide crew gamers on the squad, began the scoring on the thirty third minute and he later instructed NBC’s Rebecca Lowe that he, Leeds teammate Tyler Adams and U.S. star Christian Pulisic have heard jibes about American soccer over time.

“It just goes to show people around the world that Americans play football, too. We’re out there, we’re playing ball,” Aaronson mentioned. “We’re playing for an English Premier League team and getting goals and assists, so we’re out there and we’re doing well — on the coaching side of things, too. I think it’s only up and coming.”

The message because the crew ready to host Chelsea was easy. “We’re going to press them. We’re not going to stay back and fear them. We’re going to go after them,” Aaronson mentioned. “That sums up that goal and sums up this team’s performance today.”

After Leeds’ sturdy begin, Marsch has a plan for what comes subsequent.

“We never get outrun, we never get outworked. Now the question is can we also add to it not being outfought,” Marsch mentioned. “If we can add all that together, we think we can really build something special.”

Validating victories apart, however Marsch mentioned he needs the crew to “keep pushing and believing in what we’re doing,” including, “we have to be hungry, too. Just because we’ve had a little bit of success now, it’s really important that we continue to have big hunger.”

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