USMNT Books Place In CONCACAF Nations League Semifinal
Ricardo Pepi continued his rich vein of form, scoring a delicious winning goal for the United States vs. El Salvador in its 1-0 victory. The 1-0 win booked the USMNT’s ticket to the CONCAF Nations League semifinals, to be held in June.
Pepi gave the US a tangible reward for an inspired second half performance following a dour first 45 minutes.
The Groningen striker, who scored twice in 7-1 win at Grenada on Friday, entered in the 60th minute and put the US ahead two minutes later. Read more...(318 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United And Newcastle To Tour The USA This Summer
It is clear that the U.S. will be a major destination for Premier League clubs this summer as Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United are all expected to tour the USA this summer.
Premier League leaders Arsenal are scheduled to take on the MLS All-Stars on July 19 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Additionally, 10 top Arsenal FC players will face off against 10 MLS All-Stars in the 2023 MLS Skills Challenge at Audi Field on the night of July 18. Details of the other Arsenal games have not been released yet. Read more...(259 words, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
Seattle Sounders To Make History With Club World Cup Debut
Seattle Sounders are confident they can compete with the best in the world as they get set to face Egyptian side Al Ahly in the second round of the Club World Cup. Awaiting the winners is the 14X Champions League / European Cup winners Real Madrid.
Sounders forward Jordan Morris old BBC World Service’s World Football:
“We feel we can step on the field with anyone and compete.”
“You go into every tournament with confidence. We fully understand the challenges of each team and how good they are. Read more...(386 words, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)
Copa América 2024 To Be Held In The USA
Copa America 2024 is coming to the USA! Conmebol and Concacaf have jointly announced that the rumors were true.
Coming out of the World Cup last year there was a lot of talk amongst the US, Mexican and Canadian national team fans, that all three countries need to play more competitive games ahead of the 2026 World Cup.
As co-hosts of that event, all three nations will qualify automatically for the competition, leaving very few opportunities to play a competitive meaningful match over the next 4 years. Read more...(2206 words, estimated 8:49 mins reading time)
Manchester City Top Deloitte Money League Again
Manchester City have topped the Deloitte Football Money League for the second year in a row as the world’s highest revenue-generating club in the 2021-22 season in which fans returned to stadiums as COVID-19 restrictions were eased.
Missing from the top five list again is Barcelona, who have yet to recover from COVID. Barcelona’s revenue of £560m is down €177m from 2018-19 when they collected £737million and were ranked first by Deloitte. Read more...(514 words, estimated 2:03 mins reading time)
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said Argentina was removed as host because of the “present circumstances”. Argentina is currently experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases.
“Conmebol thanks the president @jairbolsonaro and his team, as well as the Brazilian Football Confederation for opening the doors of that country to what is today the safest sporting event in the world. South America will shine in Brazil with all its stars!” Conmebol said on Twitter. Read more...(385 words, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
Arsene Wenger Looking To Return To Football
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is considering taking up a technical role at FIFA but says it wouldn’t prevent him from making a return to management.
The Frenchman has been out of work since May 2018, when his 22-year association with Arsenal came to an end.
Wenger told beIN SPORTS: ‘I just want to share what I’ve learnt, and give it back to the game in a different way.
‘I’m not sure that I would stop coaching as well, because the devil is still in there. But I have to see, do I like it, and can I be efficient.’ Read more...(324 words, estimated 1:18 mins reading time)
Andrea Agnelli, the executive of UEFA competitions committee confirmed the news on Tuesday following long-term reports that such a tournament would introduced.
“Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the ‘green light’ has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of the 2021/22 season,” Agnelli told assembled members, as reported by The European Club Association.
“A detailed assessment of the existing International Match Calendar is required prior to presenting a new model post-2024. The current model needs modernising.” Read more...(229 words, estimated 55 secs reading time)
Is Football Coming Home?
Gareth Southgate told England’s young World Cup stars to grab their chance at glory after reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.
England followed their gritty display against Colombia with a comfortable 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden today. They will meet Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.
Headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli either side of half-time did the damage in Samara as England secured just their third ever World Cup semi-final.
“It’s an incredible privilege to be the England manager anyway,” the former defender said. Read more...(418 words, estimated 1:40 mins reading time)
USA and Mexico Name Preliminary Roster Ahead of CONCACAF Playoff
Ahead of the massive USA v Mexico showdown on October 10 at the Rose Bowl, both coaches have announced their 35 and 32-man rosters
For the United States, there’s nothing too out of the ordinary in Klinsmann’s selections. Familiar faces such as Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, and Jozy Altidore are present as is the New England Revolution’s Lee Nguyen, who is one of MLS’s hottest players at the moment.
In addition to Dempsey, who missed this month’s friendlies versus Peru and Brazil as he recovered from a hamstring injury, Fabian Johnson and DeMarcus Beasley have also been recalled after missing the two friendlies also. Read more...(442 words, estimated 1:46 mins reading time)