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Footy Digest is a global roundup of the headlines, stories, and matches that make the beautiful game so beautiful.

New York

ICYMI, there was a big game in Harrison, NJ on Wednesday: New York City FC’s CONCACAF Champions League dreams might be over, but at least the match gets the full Sam Stejskal treatment. —The Athletic

Gotham FC’s Midge Purce scored a cracker of a goal for the USWNT in Subaru Park. —US Soccer WNT

The kids are all right: NYCFC U17 advanced to the knockout round of the Generation adidas Cup and defeated Charlotte FC U17 behind the goalkeeping heroics of Alexander Yagudayev. They next face Tigres UNAL U17 today, at 4 pm ET, and the game will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube. —Hudson River Blue

The Jenna Tonelli profile of Gotham FC midfielder Jennifer Cudjoe is a must-read. —All for XI

Our pals at Oyster Bay United FC defeated Real New York FC 6-0, then lost to our pals at Queensboro FC II 1-0. —Oyster Bay United FC


Burnley’s Sean Dyche gets the sack, along with most of his staff. According to the Guardian, Burnley’s league game on Sunday will be “overseen by the under-23s coach Mike Jackson with assistance from the academy director Paul Jenkins, the under-23s goalkeeping coach Connor King and the captain Ben Mee.” —The Guardian

We found our UEFA Champions League darlings, and they’re named Villareal: After seeing out Juventus last round, the giant killers out outplayed Bayern in Munich. —90min

Could another brilliant bald tactioner be taking the reins of a Manchester side? —90min

Heartbreak on Tuesday, more sanctions on Thursday: Will Chelsa ever know true Chelsea ever know true peace? —We Ain’t Got No History

I hope y’all didn’t bet on Barca to cruise through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, or at least won a parlay. —ESPN


Dynamic Offensive Displays + Quaky Backlines = Goalfest. That’s what happened between Houston and San Jose. —Dynamo Theory

A hatty from the Wolverhampton loanee and Ecuadorian international Leonardo Campana sees Inter Miami rise above the New England Revs. —The Bent Musket


Expansion side Angel City FC might have sold an eye-popping 13,200 season tickets, but the team is off to a rough start, and was outscored 10-3 in their opening four games. Still, Christian Press and company aren’t panicking. –Angels on Parade

US Soccer

The USWNT was a beast this past week, first beating Uzbekistan 9-1, then beating Uzbekistan 9-0. —All for XI

Not ANOTHER promising US player suffering from a string of injuries? Say it ain’t so, Gio. —Stars and Stripes FC

Games to watch

Saturday, April 16

Manchester City vs Liverpool (FA Cup), 10:30 am ET — ESPN+

Sunday, April 17

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (FA Cup), 11:30 am ET — ESPN+

NYCFC vs Real Salt Lake (MLS), 1 pm ET — ESPN+, YES app

Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig (Bundesliga), 1:30 pm ET — ESPN+

Pris Saint-Germain vs Marseille (Ligue 1), 2:45 pm ET — beIN Sports

Sevilla vs Real Madrid (La Liga), 3:00 pm ET — ESPN+

Tuesday, April 19

Hamburger SV vs Frieburg (DFB Pokal), 2:45 pm ET — ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes

Liverpool vs Manchester United (EPL), 3:00 pm ET — USA, Universo

Inter vs Milan (Coppa Italia), 3:00 pm ET — Paramount+

Wednesday, April 20

Chelsea vs Arsenal (EPL), 2:45 pm ET — USA, Universo

Everton vs Leicester City (EPL), 2:45 pm ET — USA

RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin (DFB Pokal), 2:45 PM ET — ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

Juventus vs Fiorentina (Coppa Italia), 3:00 pm ET — Paramount+

Thursday, April 21

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona (La Liga), 3:30 pm ET — ESPN+

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