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USWNT Opens Concacaf W Championship With 3-0 Win Over Haiti

Alex Morgan scored her first two international goals of the year and the U.S. women's national team took the first step toward World Cup and Olympic qualifying with a 3-0 win against Haiti in San Nicolás, Mexico, on Monday.

Morgan scored in the 16th and 23rd minutes and Midge Purce added a goal in the 84th minute as the Americans improved to 8-0-0 vs. Haiti.

USWNT vs. Haiti Extended Highlights (07/04/2022) 

Here Are The Top 10 Best U.S. Soccer Players That Will Compete At The 2022 World Cup

If you’re a casual American soccer fan that watches the World Cup and the occasional game, then this article is here to help. You might only know a handful of players so here is the list of the 10 best US soccer players that should play at the 2022 World Cup.

If you’re a die-hard United States men’s national team (USMNT) fan, then you can critique this list all you want. 

Welcome Back — Meet The Three Promoted Teams In The Premier League For 2022-23 Season

England’s Championship division is one of the most intense seasons in Europe. The 46 games played, just in the league itself, give players more opportunities to perform well but also for a team’s season to come crashing down. While there are more games, every game means just as much in the Championship, if not more, as the teams compete for the right to move up to the Premier League.

Chiellini Is All In At LAFC And That’s A Terrifying Prospect For The Rest Of The League

Exactly halfway through the season, LAFC is far and away the best team in the league. And LAFC is only going to get better with Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale set to join the club soon. During Wednesday night’s romp over FC Dallas, fans were treated to their first glimpses of Chiellini at LAFC, and coach Steve Cherundolo gushed over the Italian’s desire to improve the team. 

USWNT’s Youth Rebuild Has Yet To Take Flight — Is It Time To Worry?

The USWNT huffed and puffed its way to a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah. It was hardly the first time the Americans struggled to put away lower competition, and with World Cup and Olympic qualifying less than a week away, you have to wonder if it’s time to start worrying about the USWNT’s rebuild. 

New Challengers Approach — Meet The Three Promoted Teams In Serie A For 2022-23 Season

Last season, Venezia showed the world just how difficult it is to stay up in the first division after being promoted. Many teams work for years to reach the first division only to bounce right back down the following season. After a long season in Serie B, let's meet the three newest members of Serie A and learn how they got here.

World Cup Group Of Death: Every Group At Qatar 2022, Ranked

What is the group of death World Cup 2022? With all 32 spots filled and the tournament in Qatar fast approaching, it's time to reveal The18's collective rankings for all eight of the competition's groups.

By asking our writers to individually rank each group, we've taken their responses and found the average of their picks. The two easiest groups fell far below the other six in our rankings, while we also had a clear selection for the feared "group of death." 

Group Of Death World Cup 2022

*Groups ranked from softest to hardest*

Moving Up — Meet The Three Promoted Teams In Ligue 1 For '22-23 Season

On the surface, France’s promotions and relegations from this season may appear straightforward. The bottom three in Ligue 1 went down, and the top three in Ligue 2 went up. However, what hides behind the results is a promotion playoff structure that combines elements from the Bundesliga and Serie A to create a fascinating multi-stage playoff. Ligue 1 welcomes three new challengers, so let’s take a look at the stories of how they got to this point and how they hope to continue their rebounds.

New Kids On The Block — Meet The Two Promoted Teams In The Bundesliga For 22-23 Season

Two German powerhouses return to the Bundesliga after being relegated last season and then bouncing straight back up from the second division. We may be familiar with who they are but let's take a look at the stories of how they got to this point and how they hope to continue their rebounds.

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