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Is Beyoncé more popular than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi?

"Beyoncé" is trending on Twitter. Care to know why?

Over the weekend, a tweet claiming that no football player alive is more popular than Beyoncé riled up the whole of Twitter.

USMNT vs. Saudi Arabia projected lineup, TV channel, team news and prediction

The USMNT's penultimate friendly before the start of the World Cup was a lesson in what not to do against Wales on Nov. 21 at Al-Rayyan Stadium. Japan destroyed the U.S. defense and midfield with its press, isolated the Americans' attack and generated all the chances in a thorough 2-0 victory in Düsseldorf.

10 best songs from the FIFA 23 soundtrack

EA Sports has released the FIFA 23 Soundtrack and it features a mix of household names and many relative unknowns. With Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Jack Harlow headlining the track list, many others steal the headlines like Arc Woods, Bianca Costa and Trueno. 

FIFA music hits everyone differently and songs that fly under the radar at the beginning of the game can become fan favorites months down the line. As you play, make playlists of your favorite songs and listen to those as you drive around town or walk to class. Use this as a jumping-off point though. 

Polémicas ausencias: Los futbolistas mexicanos que fueron cepillados antes de un Mundial

Las convocatorias de las selecciones mundialistas siempre dan de que hablar y en México no es la excepción.

Mucho se ha hablado de los delanteros del Tri y las posibilidades de que jugadores como Henry Martín y Santiago Giménez – quienes pasan por un gran momento – estén en riesgo de quedarse fuera de la lista final para la Copa del Mundo ante cierta debilidad del DT Gerardo Martino por un resistido Rogelio Funes Mori. La sola idea, de hecho, encrispa a los aficionados mientras los medios se preparan ante la eventual polémica.

USMNT player ratings vs. Japan: We're better than this (hopefully)

This USMNT team is very young; they'll be the youngest at Qatar. Sometimes they look like serious 2026 World Cup contenders, sometimes they look lucky to have qualified for the 2022 tournament. Friday's 2-0 loss to Japan was a look at, as we outlined in our match preview, many of the worst-case scenarios for this team.

Here are the best, alright and worst-case scenarios for USMNT vs. Japan on Friday

Gregg Berhalter’s United States men’s national team plays its first of two friendlies on Friday vs. Japan. The game is being played on neutral ground in Düsseldorf, Germany. Here are some USMNT vs Japan predictions and scenarios.

USMNT vs Japan Predictions & Scenarios

Up first will be the overall scenarios, and then it'll be broken down by the three sections (attack, midfield and defense).

Want tickets to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris? IOC reveals key details

It's almost impossible to believe, but we're currently just 671 days from the start of soccer at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, and the IOC is revealing key dates for how to get tickets for Paris Olympics.

It's going to be a massive competition for U.S. Soccer as the USWNT looks to return to the top of the podium after earning bronze in Tokyo, while the USMNT U-23s are back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

If Berhalter plays his hottest hand, this is the USMNT starting XI vs. Japan

The USMNT begins its two-game September window Friday morning with a friendly against fellow World Cup participant Japan at Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

It'll be a fascinating matchup with the Samurai Blue fielding the likes of Schalke's Maya Yoshida, Monaco's Takumi Minamino, Arsenal's Takehiro Tomiyasu and Real Sociedad's Takefusa Kubo, while the U.S. is looking for some reassurances from its banner carriers (the goalkeeper position, Christian Pulisic). 

Predicting 10 Of The Biggest World Cup Snubs

This week serves as the final international break before clubs must release players to their national teams just one week before the World Cup begins, so the latest squad selections should be huge indicators of the final 26-man rosters for the competing nations.

However, a look at the current teams indicates that this won't be a traditional World Cup of blockbuster snubs, but rather an exploration of player pools in an attritional battle against lingering muscle strains.

USMNT Goalkeeper Power Rankings: Matt Turner's Arsenal Debut And Sean Johnson's Struggles

In a little over two months, the USMNT begins its World Cup campaign in Qatar. Much is still to be decided for the final roster — especially at the goalkeeper position.

The upcoming international break, which features a match against Japan on Sept. 23 and one against Saudi Arabia on Sept. 27, should give some indication of who Gregg Berhalter views as his top three goalkeepers. Included in the roster are Ethan Horvath, Sean Johnson and Matt Turner. 

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