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speasThe rapid growth and expansion of both the North American Soccer League and United Soccer League means that every weekend, there are 15-20 games all across North America.

That means goals galore, and over the weekend, both leagues served up some goals worth re-visiting.

First up, here is FC Cincinnati’s first goal at home, courtesy of former Seattle Homegrown player Sean Okoli:

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There’s over-hyping a player and then there’s covering a youngster’s surge into prominence.

We’re trying to find the balance between the two.

Christian Pulisic landed in headlines again on Sunday, as the 17-year-old American started and played 73 minutes for Borussia Dortmund against Schalke.

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23It was another banner weekend for the few young Americans plying their trade in Europe.

We already told you about Bobby Wood’s big day on Friday, and that success carried over into the weekend proper.

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bobby-wood-two-goalsA few years ago, Bobby Wood’s career looked dead in the water.

Today, the 24-year-old U.S. men’s national team forward entered the record books.

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csm_53357-Dortmund---Schalke-Hummels_615810b81bAnother full weekend feast of soccer on TV features one of German soccer’s best rivalries, a tricky test for a U.S. men’s national team player in Mexico and a big MLS meeting in California.

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The Christian Pulisic hype train is careening out of control.

On the heels of his U.S. men’s national team debut, the Pa. native came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Dortmund’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Europe League.

Pulisic spoke with reporters after his decent outing. He continues to look comfortable in Dortmund’s high-energy play, completing six of seven passes during his brief stint.

Up next for Pulisic and Dortmund? The Revierderby, as BVB faces Bundesliga rivals Schalke on Sunday.

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Amid a pay dispute and whispers of a potential strike, the U.S. women’s national team returned to action on Wednesday night, easily dispatching Colombia 7-0.

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Up 1-0 in the first half of the opening league of its Champions League quarterfinal against Paris St. Germain, Manchester City conceded a goal in perhaps the worst way imaginable.

Joe Hart, who had earlier saved a spot kick from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, plays a goal kick short to Fernando.

What happens next is something that I thought only took place at U9 games… not in the Champions League.

The good news for City is that they managed to finish the game with a 2-2 draw. They’ll hold the edge in the second leg back in Manchester.

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zelalemIs Gedion Zelalem about to get his shot?

The U.S. U20 and Arsenal midfielder will reportedly get a chance to crack the English Premier League first team ahead of the 2016-17 season.

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fernando-torres-redRemember when Fernando Torres was one of the best players in the world?

The Spanish striker tore up the English Premier League for Liverpool from 2007-2011, scoring 81 times in 142 games. He moved to Chelsea in 2011 for £50 million, where he’s suffered a huge drop off in form over the past few years.

Tuesday’s game against Barcelona provided a chance for Torres to announce himself to a huge audience once again. And he certainly did.

But not in a way he would’ve liked.

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