Erling Haaland scores five and Kevin De Bruyne assists four in Manchester City masterclass

LUTON — Erling Haaland roared back to his best form with a five-goal salvo as Manchester City thumped Luton Town 6-2 at Kenilworth Road to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Tuesday.

Luton had no answer to the marauding Norwegian who bagged his eighth City hat-trick before halftime and then scored twice more after the break to kill off a stirring Luton revival.

The 23-year-old Haaland's first four goals were all created by Kevin De Bruyne. Mateo Kovacic also got on the scoresheet for holders City who are unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions.

Mexico stun USWNT with dominant 2-0 victory to top Concacaf Gold Cup group

A 38th-minute goal by Jacqueline Ovalle and a score by Mayra Pelayo in second-half stoppage time led Mexico to a stunning 2-0 victory over the U.S. women's national team in Carson, Calif., on Monday to win Group A of the CONCACAF W Gold Cup.

The victory snapped Mexico's 16-match losing streak to the U.S. since a 2-1 win in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying event in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 5, 2010. The U.S. leads the series 40-1-2 and had blanked the Mexicans in the previous six meetings.

Watch: USMNT midfielder Johnny Cardoso scores screamer for his first LaLiga goal

Johnny Cardoso might be the hottest player for the United States men’s national team as February comes to a close. The 22-year-old continued his fantastic start with LaLiga side Real Betis on Sunday with a brilliant goal.

Watch: USMNT's Chris Richards' emotional celebration after first-ever Premier League goal

Chris Richards made an appearance on the scoresheet for Crystal Palace in their 3-0 Premier League victory against Burnley this Saturday.

The American, as per usual, was part of the starting XI and played the full match, re-establishing himself as one of the best USMNT players in Europe this season.

Chris Richards first goal for Crystal Palace vs. Burnley

Richards’ first-ever goal for Crystal Palace in the Premier League came in the 68th minute of the match and opened the scoring to what was a heavily disputed match through and through.

PULI SHOW — Christian Pulisic is AC Milan's highest rated player this season

Christian Pulisic has been in incredible form this season since signing for AC Milan this summer and he has already become the club’s best player. At least that’s what the statistics show.

Christian Pulisic is AC Milan’s highest rated player on FotMob

According to FotMob, the highly-renowned live match update and player statistic website, Christian Pulisic is AC Milan’s highest rated player this season.

Bayern Munich to part ways with Thomas Tuchel at end of season after poor form

BERLIN — Bayern Munich have decided to end their collaboration with coach Thomas Tuchel at the end of the current season despite a contract to 2025, the club said on Wednesday.

Bayern lost their last three games in all competitions, including a 3-0 defeat to league leaders Bayer Leverkusen and have now dropped eight points behind them in the Bundesliga.

They were also beaten 1-0 by Lazio in last week's Champions League first leg and now risk going without any silverware for the first season in more than a decade.

Gregg Berhalter has a striker dilemma with three valid options to start for USMNT

United States men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter has a decision to make that few people will envy. Who will be the USMNT starting striker?

The answer to that question will be vital for this summer’s Copa América as the USMNT will be tested against South America’s elite teams.

Before the highly anticipated tournament begins, Berhalter will give USMNT fans some insight on which striker(s) he prefers with the Concacaf Nations League in March.

Watch: Erling Haaland pushes camera away after historically poor night vs. Chelsea

MANCHESTER — Erling Haaland pushed aside a television camera after the final whistle on Saturday, his frustration spilling over after he took nine shots but scored no goals for the first time in his Manchester City career.

Rodri netted a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 Premier League home draw for the champions against Chelsea as they avoided their first loss at the Etihad in 15 months.

Brenden Aaronson scores late winner for Union Berlin to open his Bundesliga account

United States men’s national team forward Brenden Aaronson scored an 84th minute winner for Union Berlin in a 1-0 victory vs. Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The goal will come as a massive sigh of relief for Aaronson who was on a tremendously long goal drought. The last time the 23-year-old forward had scored for a club was August 2022 against Chelsea while playing with Leeds.

Aaronson is on loan with Union Berlin and has only started five Bundesliga games this season. The American is typically used as a late substitute.

NEW STARBOY — USMNT’s Johnny Cardoso has Real Betis fans going crazy over latest performances

Johnny is off to an impressive start with his new club in Spain and his most recent performances have made fans go crazy for the USMNT midfielder.

Playing his whole career in the Brasileirao, Johnny’s big-break transfer to Europe seemed like a big jump in competition level, subject to months of adaptation to a new league, new language and new country.