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.

Video: Christian Pulisic comes off the bench and bags brilliant last-minute goal for AC Milan

Christian Pulisic tallied yet another set of goal contributions for AC Milan in the Rossoneri’s away defeat against Monza in the Serie A on Sunday.

The American started the game on the bench for the first time in a league match since Oct. 7 but was substituted onto the pitch at the start of the second half after Milan conceded two goals just before the break.

Unfortunately for Pulisic and his efforts to turn the game around for the club, Milan went down to 10 men after Luka Jović received a red card just seven minutes into the restart.

Watch: Cade Cowell scores impressive brace for Chivas in CONCACAF Champions Cup

Cade Cowell just had his best performance for Chivas and he did it on none other than the continental stage.

Liga MX’s Chivas had their Concacaf Champions Cup knockout stage debut on Wednesday when they travelled to Canada to face off against Forge FC, a club that competes in the Canadian Premier League.

Jordan Pefok deserves another shot with USMNT and should be called up in March

Jordan Pefok’s recent form to start 2024 deserves recognition and an international call-up in March if he remains consistent. 

The 26-year-old provided an assist in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday marking his third goal contribution in his last four Bundesliga games.

Watch: Antonee Robinson provides ridiculous must-see assist vs. Burnley

United States men’s national team and Fulham left back Antonee Robinson provided one of the more creative assists we’ve seen during his side’s 2-2 draw with Burnley.

With Fulham leading 1-0 early in the first half, Robinson helped double the lead with a no-look, first-timed and backward assist over the top to Rodrigo Muniz.

Did that description sound extra confusing? Take a look for yourself at this Robinson assist.

Antonee Robinson assist vs Burnley

Lionel Messi’s magical assist against Al Hilal is must-watch material

Inter Miami’s narrow 4-3 friendly defeat to Saudi Pro League leaders Al Hilal in Riyadh on Monday was highlighted with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi’s first goals of 2024.

What needs to be discussed more is the incredible Messi assist vs Al Hilal in the 55th minute to set up youngster David Ruiz.

The Herons were trailing 3-1 in the second half until the 54th minute when Messi finished confidently from the penalty spot to bring his side within one. A minute later the score would be level thanks to a beauty of a goal.

Lionel Messi assist vs Al Hilal

Kristie Mewis makes WSL debut for West Ham and faces relentless rival: The Wind

United States women’s national team midfielder Kristie Mewis had a memorable debut in the Women’s Super League with her new club West Ham United on Sunday. Mewis bagged an assist and won a tough battle against the wind when trying to take a corner kick.

The wind got so bad that she had to ask the assistant referee to hold the corner flag for her.

Kristie Mewis wind troubles during corner kick

Watch: USMNT midfielder Luca de la Torre scores stunning backheel goal in Copa del Rey

United States men’s national team midfielder Luca de la Torre scored his first goal of the 2023-24 season in style on Wednesday with a disgusting backheel goal.

De la Torre opened the scoring of Celta Vigo’s 3-1 Copa del Rey victory vs. Valencia in the 13th minute off a corner kick.

Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Doménech failed to punch the ball out of his box and some quick pinball action inside the 18-yard-box resulted in the ball heading straight for the 25-year-old American.

De la Torre only had a second to react and he turned the chance into an amazing goal.

LeBron James of Soccer Christian Pulisic named Serie A Player of the Month

United States men’s national team forward Christian Pulisic has put his dogdays of Chelsea behind him and is now one of the brightest stars in Serie A being named December’s Player of the Month.

Pulisic churned out quality performances for Milan throughout the month and tallied two goals and two assists. The 25-year-old provided a goal contribution in four of Milan’s five league games in December.

Pulisic named Serie Player of the Month

Weston McKennie turns into prime Kevin De Bruyne and provides two world class assists

United States men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie beautifully supplied two of Juventus’ goals during the team’s 4-0 victory vs. Frosinone in the Italian Cup on Thursday.

The American midfielder is having arguably the best season of his career and the two assists from Thursday only support that argument.

McKennie assists vs. Frosinone