First American Professional Soccer Player With Public Case Of CTE Identified

For years Americans have attempted to come to grips with the fact the nation’s most popular sport, football, causes severe head injuries resulting in chronic traumatic encephalopathy with lasting impacts on both physical and mental health, often leading to premature death. For the first time, doctors have diagnosed an American professional soccer player with CTE. 

Former Marine, NWSL GK Was To Grand Marshal July 4 Parade; Then Came Threats Of Violence

Haley Carter is a former Marine, former Houston Dash goalkeeper and former assistant coach for the Afghanistan women’s national team. She’s an attorney with degrees from the Naval Academy, University of Liverpool and University of Houston’s law school. The lifetime Girl Scout has received many military medals after serving two tours in Iraq and started a program with the Dash to honor female veterans and servicemembers. She’s a mother.

According to one failed politician, however, Haley Carter has no right to be the Grand Marshal of a local Independence Day parade.

Samuel Eto’o Pays $5.9 Million To Avoid Prison In Spain

BARCELONA — Former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o was handed a 22-month suspended prison sentence by a Spanish court on Monday after admitting tax fraud of 3.8 million euros ($4.00 million) while he was playing for Barcelona.

Eto'o agreed to pay a fine of 1.8 million euros and the 3.8 million in tax owed from image rights between 2006 and 2009.

Ryan Giggs Steps Down As Wales Coach Five Months Before World Cup

Ryan Giggs confirmed on Monday that he has resigned as coach of Wales' national team.

The former Manchester United winger is awaiting trial after being charged with controlling and coercive behaviour and assault against his ex-girlfriend and her sister.

Giggs has pleaded not guilty to all charges and remains on bail. The trial at Manchester Crown Court had been due to start on Jan. 24, but has been delayed until Aug. 8 — a factor that lead to the 48-year-old deciding to step down now.

Atlas And Chivas Fans Turned A Friendly Into Wrestlemania In Chicago

Current Mexican champion Atlas defeated its nemesis Chivas 1-0 in a preseason friendly on Saturday at SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago. Los Rojinegros won thanks to a goal scored by the unique and only Julian Quiñones in a game that ended up being pretty entertaining. Sadly, fans of both teams ruined the experience after provoking some undesired incidents. 

Study Finds Over Half Of Players In Euro And AFCON Finals Were Subjected To Abuse Online

More than half of all players at the finals of last year's European Championship and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were subjected to some form of discriminatory abuse online, a report published by global soccer governing body FIFA has revealed.

Delirium And Despair: Watch The Moment U.S. Cities Found Out If They Were 2026 World Cup Hosts

Thursday was either a brilliant or brutal day for some U.S. soccer fans across the country as they learned if their city would be a host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The 16 host cities were selected with six locations not getting chosen. Here were the reactions to cities learning they were going to be hosts or if they got snubbed.

The reactions from watch parties at cities learning they got the gig are full of excitement, but watching the cities learn they won’t get to host is just as interesting to watch.

Christen Press Wants Your Dog Pics After Tearing ACL

Christen Press is crestfallen. Rounding into superb form after taking time off for her mental health, the Angel City star limped off the field on Sunday. A day later, she confirmed everyone’s worst fears: The Christen Press injury is an ACL tear, and she’ll miss the rest of the season.

Press is requesting dog photos to cheer her up.

Marcelo Flores No Pudo Contener Las Lágrimas Después Del Penal Que Falló Ante Surinam

Después de haber jugado un par de amistosos moleros, Marcelo Flores finalmente tuvo su debut oficial-oficial con la selección mexicana. El jugador del Arsenal entró de cambio en el complemento y tuvo una participación destacadísima en la victoria por 3-0 sobre Surinam. Diríamos incluso que casi perfecta, si no fuera por el penal que desperdició y que pudo haber significado su debut goleador con el Tri adulto.