Written by Will Parchman

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If the Christian Pulisic hype train is a sleek, glass-doored bullet train slipping silently through the countryside at borderline unsafe speeds, Cameron Carter-Vickers’ hype vehicle is a lumbering coal train barreling through villages, nations, entire cultures.

Pulisic is unquestionably the USYNT golden child, a blinking beacon for a maligned American development system once thought unable to produce technical, whip-smart attacking players with a creative bent. And yet here he is, making Real Madrid defenders look average. You will hear about Pulisic forever. He’s good enough to hear about forever.

Carter-Vickers is different. He’s a defender, so that there knocks off some Excitement Points, but he’s also spent the entirety of his developmental career in England, shielded from wider American view. Unless you watch Spurs reserve games or U.S. U20 fixtures, I don’t suppose the American zeitgeist is quite hooked into Carter-Vickers’ talent vein just yet.

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Written by Travis Clark

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Billed as one of the two must-see matchups of the Europa League’s round of 16, Marcos Reus and Borussia Dortmund seized control of its tie against Tottenham, steamrolling the London club by a 3-0 score line.

Most of it comes down to the finishing of Marco Reus.

Facing a rotated Spurs side, with one eye on the English Premier League title race, Dortmund dominated from the opening kickoff. After some typically wayward finishing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a clinical header, with Reus adding two more in the second half.

His second goal summed up the gulf in class between the two on the day.

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Written by Reshad Bahadori

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Well deserved for a player that played his college ball at Akron under Caleb Porter. He shined at the World Cup and now he hopes to do the same for Tottenham. Here’s to a successful stint for the young American. Video after the jump…

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Written by Will Parchman

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OK. Maybe not the worst. But maybe top three? Maybe?

Anyway, he’s making Spurs fans miss Jermain Defoe already. Defoe, you’ll remember, scored in his last appearance for Tottenham, leaving the north London club with their Spanish striker overlord. He’s… not been doing well.

This is from Thursday’s Europa League game. And it’s bad.

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Written by Will Parchman

Over here, it’s easy digest TFC’s exuberance over landing former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe. He’s still got plenty of good years left in his legs, and he could have easily extended his stay in the EPL with another team. But Drake and YOLO and whatnot, so MLS it is.

Anyway, Spurs manager Tim Sherwood seems pretty sad about all this. Maybe we should get him something?

 

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Written by The 91st

You probably know Jason Kidd as a longtime NBA player, a future Hall of Famer who retired today at the age of 40.

What you may not know about Jason is that at heart he’s also a soccer player. Kidd grew up honing his footwork and anticipation on the pitch, not the court, and it wasn’t until high school that he ultimately said goodbye to competitive soccer.

That never stopped him from being an enthusiast of the game, however, as he visited Tottenham this past January in an experience you can see after the jump.

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Written by Dill Pickle

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Hi, my name is Mousa Dembele … and I’m just chillin. My team has a match today against Chelsea but I’m not playing in that thing! Tssk. I have a muscle issue, and that’s the official reason I’ll be sidelined today.

The unofficial reason? Check it out after the jump

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Written by Dill Pickle

I literally had to watch this in slow motion replay just to see the frickin’ goal. This was an absolute blast by Lyon’s Samuel Umtiti in today’s Europa League match against Tottenham.

It was such a rocket that not only did it stop everyone on the pitch in their tracks, but it actually froze my computer. I’m writing this as I resta …

 

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