Opinion

Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

I’m Ready To Personally Fight The VAR Gods For Bogus Call That Disallowed Epic Bicycle Kick Goal

The brand new semi-automated offside technology is being used at the Arab Cup 2021 and it might have just ruled out the goal of the tournament. The Arab Cup offside ruling during the group stage game between United Arab Emirates and Mauritania on Friday has my blood boiling.

Prepare Yourself For This USMNT Z-Team Roster That Will Play Bosnia In Los Angeles This Month

The U.S. men’s national team will play Bosnia and Herzegovina in Los Angeles for an international friendly on Dec. 19. The December USMNT roster for this game was released Friday morning and fans will need to familiarize themselves with some new names.

This friendly isn’t being played during an international break, meaning big names like Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Sergiño Dest won’t make the trip to LA. The roster features 21 MLS players, two USL Championship (the league below MLS) and three players who play for club teams outside the U.S.

I Attended The First MLS Game On Thanksgiving; We Need To Make It An Annual Tradition

On Thursday, the Colorado Rapids hosted the Portland Timbers in a Western Conference semifinal at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. It was the first-ever MLS Thanksgiving game — I really hope it’s not the last.

In the U.S., Thanksgiving is a time for American football. It’s the Lions and Cowboys; it’s a college football game or two. But let’s be honest, the Lions suck, everyone hates the Cowboys and college football has been garbage on Thanksgiving since Texas refused to continue its rivalry with Texas A&M. 

The Highest Highs And Lowest Lows Of Solskjaer’s Time Behind The Wheel

Manchester United sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, a day after a fifth defeat in seven Premier League games left the Old Trafford club seventh in the standings.

Following is a fact-box on the highs and lows of the Norwegian's time at the club:

HIGHS

Dec. 19, 2018

Appointed United's caretaker manager to replace José Mourinho for the rest of the season, marking a return to the club where he won six league titles and the Champions League as a player.

Don’t Torture Yourself Watching The Winless Lions On Thanksgiving, Instead Watch These Exciting Soccer Games

One of the great Thanksgiving traditions — other than your annual Turkey Derby — is watching American football teams you don’t care about. Typically, you couldn’t pay someone to watch a Detroit Lions game, but on Turkey Day it just hits different. This year the Lions are so horrendous that we at The18 recommend these soccer games on Thanksgiving instead.

Rumors Circulating That Barcelona Will Go After Christian Pulisic This Winter Transfer Window

The Christian Pulisic Barcelona rumors have been gaining steam with reports from Spanish media claiming that the American is on the LaLiga giants’ radar.

One Spanish newspaper, Sport, makes the claim that Barcelona is eyeing up three Chelsea players for potential loan moves. The three Blues in question are Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech.

El Hombre En El Espejo Y Cómo México Se Está Convirtiendo En Un Meme Para Estados Unidos

La derrota ante Estados Unidos en las eliminatorias 2022 dejó un intoxicante y amargo sabor de boca entre los aficionados de México. No solo porque es la tercera derrota consecutiva ante el USMNT, sino que también por todas las preguntas de identidad que deja flotando. Desde si es Gerardo Martino el hombre correcto para liderar al Tri hasta si la famosa distancia entre ambos seleccionados desapareció completamente. De todas, sin embargo, una de las más interesantes -bajo mi perspectiva- tiene que ver con la narrativa de la selección mexicana a la hora de enfrentar a su vecino del norte.

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