Rodrigo Blankenship Is America's Favorite Former High School Soccer Player

Following the NCAA football National Championship Game, you might think the hero of the day was freshman Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. You would be wrong about this, because the actual hero of Monday's game was bespectacled sophomore, former walk-on Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship, a.k.a. Hot Rod a.k.a. Gawdrigo a.k.a. Rowdy Roddy Blankenship (I made the last one up).

You may be wondering why, on a soccer website, we are talking about college football. Well, how are legendary college footballers made? With soccer.

DeAndre Yedlin Gets Ravaged For Taking A Knee During Newcastle Match

A short while after many his fellow Americans took a knee during the national anthem at Wembley Stadium, DeAndre Yedlin showed solidarity by taking a knee in the middle of Newcastle’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion south of London on Sunday. 

Tomer Hemed took exception and stamped on the back of the American’s leg.

Who’s Making Greater Inroads, The EPL In America Or The NFL In Britain?

The National Football League returns to England on Sunday as the Baltimore Ravens face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, a now biannual feature as the league is desperate to gain British NFL fans. Meanwhile, soccer leagues across Europe are considering bringing regular-season games to the U.S.