By Tim Stannard
Konrad de la Fuente has chance to make history in today's Barcelona clash against Celta Vigo
This week sees two Americans duking it out to become the top dog with the world watching on.
But rather than the rest of the planet sealing America's borders and leaving it to its own devices, this particular battle is between two teenage soccer players aiming to become the first to feature for Barcelona in an official game.
Sergino Dest was expected to take that honor with the USMNT full-back signing up with Barcelona on Thursday to complete a move from Ajax. After a short period of adjustment the Netherlands-born defender might have had some minutes in Sunday's humdinger against Sevilla in LaLiga.
However, the 19-year-old Dest might be second in line if another American in Barcelona's ranks, Konrad de la Fuente, has a dream come true on Thursday.
The 19-year-old was born in the US to Haitian parents and moved to Spain at the age of 10 to join up with La Masia, Barca's youth academy, while also rising through the USMNT youth ranks.
Some bright pre-season performances for de la Fuente sees the player in the first-team squad for today's LaLiga game against Celta Vigo to offer the chance for some ground-breaking minutes alongside Lionel Messi.
Don't miss that moment as Barcelona takes on Celta Vigo live, live, live on beIN SPORTS at 3:20PM ET on beIN SPORTS.
No fallout from Le Classique carnage for Alvaro and Neymar
Late on Wednesday, the final repercussions of the recent Le Classique clash between PSG and Marseille that saw five red cards and accusations of racism and homophobia were finally wrapped up. With nothing happening.
"The Innocents" was Thursday's front cover of 'L'Equipe' with neither Alvaro Gonzalez being punished for the alleged racial abuse of Neymar nor the latter suffering a penalty for alleged homophobic slurs towards the Marseille defender.
A statement from the French League declared that, "it does not have sufficient convincing evidence to allow it to establish the materiality of the facts of statements of a discriminatory nature by Alvaro against Neymar during the meeting, nor against Neymar towards Alvaro."
The Spanish stopper has since tweeted that "I have never been and never will be a racist person."
However, the match did see a fall guy with Angel Di Maria beginning a four-match suspension for spitting towards Alvaro, a ban which sees the Argentinean missing Friday's PSG clash against Angers that is live, live, live on beIN SPORTS from 2:50PM ET.
Champions League awaits Group of Death and Group of Real Madrid
Sports Burst already lead a fairly low-key existence even before spending 80% of the time since the middle of March looking out of a single window, watching the South Florida seasons turn from hot to really hot, back to hot again.
That's why it is always tremendously excited by the Champions League group stage draw where the quantum science of multiple possibilities comes into play.
The draw for the 2020-21 competition is taking place today from 11AM ET with the usual rules - 32 teams divided into eight groups of four, teams from the same countries cannot be in the same group and Real Madrid gets an easy ride.
Where the fun is going to come around this time around is the strength of the second seed teams - Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Ajax. These sides will be thrown into groups with the likes of holders Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Sports Burst's Group of Death is Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Inter and Marseille. The Group of Real Madrid is Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Krasnodar, Midtjylland.
The Sports Burst live show with our Gabrielle Amado and Thomas Rongen will try and piece together the groups as it happens at 12PM ET on our beIN SPORTS USA Facebook page and XTRA channel.