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Arsenal vs. Tottenham smashes the Women's Super League attendance record

Vivianne Miedema scored twice in Arsenal's commanding 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in front of a Women's Super League record crowd of 47,367 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Dutch international Miedema struck in either half after Beth Mead scored the opener, with Rafaelle Souza also getting on the scoresheet in a dominant performance for the hosts, to the delight of the partisan crowd.

University of Nebraska's Reagan Raabe scores outrageous chip after just 40 seconds

The Nebraska women’s soccer team welcomed the #9 Northwestern Wildcats to Barbara Hibner Field Thursday night and opened the scoring in sensational style. Midfielder Reagan Raabe took just 40 seconds to give the Huskers the lead with an audacious, opportunistic chip.

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.

Gareth Bale says he's on ‘good path’ to World Cup despite never going 90 minutes for LAFC

Wales captain Gareth Bale said he is on a "good path" towards full fitness ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, despite not completing a full game since joining Los Angeles FC in June.

Bale signed for the Major League Soccer club after leaving Real Madrid, where he struggled with injury in his last few seasons. He has made only two starts in his 11 appearances for LAFC, scoring twice.

Football-related arrests in England and Wales up 59% on pre-COVID numbers

A total of 2,198 football-related arrests were made in the 2021-22 season in England and Wales, the highest number since the 2013-14 season, a report by the Home Office said on Thursday.

The 2021-2022 season was the first full season where all scheduled matches were played at full spectator capacity following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The arrests made last season were around 59% higher than those in the 2018-2019 season, which was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The most common offense types were public disorder (36%) and violent disorder (20%).

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). 

Team-by-team guide: 2022 Ecuador World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is the preview for Group A's Ecuador.

Ecuador World Cup 2022 Preview

World Cup Appearances: Fourth 

Best Finish: Round of 16 (2006) 

How They Got Here: Fourth-place in Conmebol 

Coach: Gustavo Alfaro (Argentine) 

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. 

Team-By-Team Guide: 2022 Netherlands World Cup Preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is the preview for Group A's Netherlands.

Netherlands World Cup 2022 Preview

World Cup Appearances: 11th

Best Finish: Runner-up (1974, 1978, 2010)

How They Got Here: The Oranje finished top of a difficult qualifying group that contained Turkey and Erling Haaland's Norway. 

Coach: Louis van Gaal (Dutch)

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