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Assessing Every Angle Of The Daryl Dike Transfer Rumors

After just two months of English football, Barnsley striker Daryl Dike has transformed from a good MLS striker into a transfer target for some of Europe's biggest clubs.

The Oklahoma native has seven goals in 13 matches for Barnsley, and the club has earned 32 of 39 possible points in the Championship during that stretch.

León’s Fernando Navarro Wins Goal Of The Tournament On Day 2 Of The CCL

Toronto FC was handed a tough draw in the Concacaf Champions League against Liga MX’s 2020 Apertura champion Club León, meaning that the MLS side’s first competitive fixture of the season was a daunting trip to the Nou Camp for the first leg of their Round of 16 matchup.  

The difficulty of the task became much more apparent in the 25th minute, when León’s Fernando Navarro probably claimed Goal of the Tournament on only the second day of the competition. 

Watch: Alajuelense Players Appear To Talk Ref Into Giving Brad Guzan Red Card

The Concacaf Champions League kicked off Tuesday night and it didn’t take long to remember why Concacaf can very much be used as a verb or adjective to describe weird shit happening. While the call was the right one in the end, it appeared the referee may have been swayed to give the Brad Guzan red card because of the protests from players on the other team.

The Columbus Crew Can End Liga MX’s Champions League Domination

The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League begins on Tuesday, Apr. 6 with the beginning of the Round of 16. Since the competition’s rebrand in 2008, all 12 titles have been won by Liga MX (Tigres won last year's edition). The question, as always, is when will MLS finally come to the table? It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the LA Galaxy in 2000.

Daniel Sturridge Reportedly Drawing Interest From Two MLS Teams

As reported by The Mirror's John Cross, ex-Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is weighing up a potential move to MLS.

Both DC United and David Beckham's Inter Miami have reportedly made their interest in Sturridge known to the player's agent. Beckham and Inter Miami, coached by Phil Neville, have already shown their pulling power, attracting high-caliber international players such as Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain. 

Thierry Henry Quitting Social Media To Protest Facebook, Twitter Not Giving A Damn About Racist Abuse

Former France international Thierry Henry said on Friday he will be disabling his social media accounts to protest against the platforms for not taking action over anonymous account holders who are guilty of racism and bullying online.

Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker henry, who has 15 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, said the platforms needed to tackle these issues with the same effort they put into taking down material that infringes copyright.

Hassani Dotson And Djordje Mihailovic Move U.S. One Step Closer To Olympics

After grinding out a win against Costa Rica last Thursday, the United States U-23s took care of business on Sunday night by beating the Dominican Republic 4-0 in Olympic qualifying at Estadio Akron. If Mexico beats or ties Costa Rica in Sunday’s later game, the U.S. is through to the semifinals. If Costa Rica wins, Wednesday’s group finale against Mexico takes on meaning again. 

Watch: FC Cincinnati Shows Off New Stadium’s Dazzling Façade Lighting

After two years at Nippert Stadium, FC Cincinnati will open its own soccer-specific venue this season. West End Stadium is a sparkling $250 million arena that looks just as good on the outside as it does on the inside.

West End Stadium will officially open for FC Cinci’s home opener on May 16. Until then, the club released a video of the stadium’s façade lighting, a stunning display of LEDs on each fin on the arena’s exterior.

Hindsight Is 20/20 — Here Are 5 Games From March 2020 That Were Totally Covid-19 Super-Spreaders

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic. To be as straight-up as possible, this was the day that shit hit the fan for Americans.

March 11 was the turning point for the U.S. and the moment the severity of the virus became real for so many. In the span of only a couple hours the NBA shut down, Tom Hanks tested positive and Donald Trump announced plans for a European travel ban.

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