/Miazga hopes for breakthroughs with US and Chelsea

Miazga hopes for breakthroughs with US and Chelsea


AP

Published 6:52 p.m. ET June 30, 2017 | Updated 7:07 p.m. ET June 30, 2017

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When Matt Miazga walked out of his apartment in the Dutch city of Arnhem this spring, people implored him over and over: “Win the cup! Please win the cup!”

The boyish-looking American defender did just that, wearing Vitesse’s yellow-and-black striped jersey as he started on the back line for a 2-0 win over Alkmaar in the Dutch Cup final on April 30.

It was the first major trophy in the 125-year history of a club that plays in a city best-known as the site of Operation Market Garden, a World War II battle portrayed in the 1977 film “A Bridge Too Far.” Miazga and his teammates were rewarded…

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