Coaching

Leeds United States Of America Week 1: Aaronson, Adams Impress In Opening Win

The United States has never had a strong foothold in European soccer, much less the English Premier League. However, this year has seen a bit of shift — a revolution if you will — with Americans playing in England's first division at a tremendous rate. No team has made more waves than Leeds United. 

Pochettino Finally Speaks After PSG Firing: ‘That Was A Foul By Benzema’

Mauricio Pochettino has delivered his first public comments since being fired by Paris Saint-Germain on July 5 and immediately replaced with Christophe Galtier. The 50-year-old Argentine came out firing, questioning the point of a project that can't even generate enthusiasm around a league title or follow any sort of longterm sporting plan.

Thomas Tuchel Basically Says ‘We're Screwed’ When Forecasting Chelsea's Season

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said he was worried about his team's progress and concerned by his players' lack of commitment during their preseason tour of the United States after they slipped to a 4-0 defeat to Arsenal in Florida on Saturday.

Gabriel Jesus, Martin Ødegaard, Bukayo Saka and Albert Sambi Lokonga scored in a comfortable win at Orlando's Camping World Stadium as Arsenal rounded off their U.S. tour by winning all three of their matches.

Wayne Rooney Could Return To D.C. United As Head Coach

D.C. United is in a bad place right now. One of Major League Soccer’s flagship clubs suffered its worst-ever defeat on Friday night, a 7-0 humbling from the Philadelphia Union to fall to 13th in the Eastern Conference with the second-lowest point total in the league. So maybe these Wayne Rooney D.C. United coach rumors aren’t such a bad idea. 

Just Who Is Christophe Galtier, The Man Set To Take Over PSG?

The coaching carousel at Paris Saint Germain spins on. Though nothing has been finalized at the moment, Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly out at PSG after just one full season at the club, having failed to bring the Parisians the Champions League glory ownership so desperately craves. Pochettino’s replacement is reportedly the man who beat him to the Ligue 1 title in 2021, though relatively little is known about him internationally. Who is Christophe Galtier? Will he fare any better than his predecessors?

USMNT Hires Revolutionary Set Piece Coach Ahead Of World Cup

Heading toward the World Cup, the USMNT needed to do something drastic to alter its approach to set pieces. 

In the 14-game qualifying cycle, the U.S. managed only three goals from set pieces. They all came in a single match — the 3-0 victory over Honduras in Minnesota. It's also worth noting that Kellyn Acosta, the best dead ball specialist in the squad, provided the service on all three and is expected to start on the bench in Qatar as Tyler Adams' backup.

Rafa Márquez In Line To Be Named Barcelona B Manager

Some huge news out of Barcelona on Tuesday as it's been confirmed that Sergi Barjuán, one year into his two-year deal, has been relieved of his duties as manager of Barcelona Atlètic (the Barça B team). According to MARCA, he'll be replaced by former Barcelona defender and Mexico international Rafa Márquez.

Bring Me Belichick: American Sports Coaches We Want To See As Soccer Managers

There's an old meme that occasionally makes the rounds that highlights the difference between American football coaches and European fútbol coaches. 

It depicts the American coaches as overweight men wearing poor-fitting clothes, while their European counterparts are all suave, fit, suit-wearing gentlemen. 

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