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The Exciting Reason Why Gregg Berhalter Didn’t Call Up Tim Weah And Josh Sargent For March Friendlies
Christian Pulisic. Weston McKennie. Tyler Adams. The big Europe-based names are there. Well, except for a couple forwards. So why didn’t Gregg Berhalter call up other young stars like Tim Weah and Josh Sargent to the USMNT roster for the March 2019 friendlies?
The 2019 Major League Soccer season begins Saturday. As we outlined in our, uh, let's call it preview, it’s gonna be an exciting campaign. But who are the favorites to reach the playoffs and win it all? Let’s take a look at the 2019 MLS odds.
Atlanta United won the 2019 MLS Cup with an exciting team led by record goal scorer Josef Martinez. But it was the New York Red Bulls who actually won the Supporters’ Shield, setting a league record for points in a season.
Earlier this week, 13-year-old Olivia Moultire made headlines when turning pro by signing an endorsement deal with Nike and a representation agreement with Wasserman Media Group. This is an unprecedented move in the women’s game — and really a rarity in all of sport given how young she is — but it’s certainly not without parallels on the men’s side.
The Australian A-League is in the midst of its 14th season, and although there are plans to expand the league by two teams by the start of the 2019-20 campaign (Macarthur South West United and Western United FC), attendance numbers remain a concern.
Both FOX and Telemundo will call upon trailblazing women to lead their 2019 Women's World Cup TV coverage this summer.
Aly Wagner and JP Dellacamera were chosen as FOX’s lead announcing team for the Women’s World Cup, the American broadcaster announced Wednesday exactly 100 days out from the start of the biggest soccer tournament of 2019.
When Claude Puel was fired by Leicester City over the weekend, there were no more French head coaches at a top-flight Big 5 league outside of France. It got us thinking, which country produces the best coaches by nationality?
Is it Italy, with its highly tactical league? Or England, the inventors of the sport? How about Germany, with the largest population in Europe? Spain’s gotta be up there with the deepest league in Europe, right? Or maybe France, which just won the World Cup?
The 2013 Ballon d'Or was one of the closest votes in the history of the award, given to the world’s best footballer in a given year.
And Franck Ribery is still bitter he didn’t win.
Does he have a point? Maybe.
The 2013 Ballon d'Or was an odd one. FIFA, which joined France Football in the awarding of the trophy in 2010, extended the voting period late in the process after announcing it had only received votes from less than 50 percent of eligible voters.
Is it better to have loved and lost than never loved at all? That’s the question for these clubs, which sadly have the records for most Champions League final losses.
Would it have been better to be knocked out in the quarterfinals and save the agony of losing to a rival in the final? Was the journey worth the heartbreak of losing a 3-0 halftime lead in Istanbul? Should Benfica have paid its manager a little more in the 1960s?