No club’s training videos are watched more than those of Barcelona. Practice highlight videos are for Barća what Among Us streams are for every wannabe Twitch star right now: easy clicks.
Even with all of the club’s top players out on international duty (no Lionel Messi), Barcelona posted another training video to YouTube this week that’s received more than 260,000 views in 24 hours. All to watch what basically amounted to a USMNT practice.
When Jack Charlton passed back in July at the age of 85, the English footballer and manager left behind one of the most towering legacies in the history of the game.
A legendary one-club man who represented Leeds United over 600 times while winning the 1968-69 First Division and the 1971-72 FA Cup, Charlton was also capped 35 times by England and played a massive role in his country’s 1966 World Cup triumph.
Following his loan move from Schalke to Juventus, the profile of USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie went global. The 22-year-old Texan has already been capped 19 times and scored six goals for his country, but playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala is a whole different level.
This is the story of Brendan O’Hare getting stuck in a soccer net and surviving off raw sweet corn, but it’s also a stern morality tale centered around finding your place in a non-corn world.
23-year-old Italian goalkeeper Emil Audero has long been viewed as one of the most promising in the world. A product of the Juventus system, Audero impressed enough on loan at Sampdoria that the club spent nearly $24 million on making the move permanent back in July of 2019.
The 2020-21 Bundesliga season started on Friday. Starting this season, ESPN has the U.S. TV rights to the league. For this reason, the Worldwide Leader is actually paying attention to the German league, which is a nice change of pace given FOX’s disappointing coverage of the Bundesliga in recent years.
ESPN's been mostly ignoring the Bundesliga for years, but now that it's on ESPN+ suddenly it's the world's funnest league to watch! pic.twitter.com/dFpMhhmNpD
Haven’t gotten enough of José Mourinho over the past 20 years or through All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur? Well he’s forcing his way onto your TV screen again through the medium of a new Netflix documentary titled The Playbook, which releases globally on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
For those that like to pretend that Lionel Messi is anything but the definition of loyal (see: marriage to childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo, 138 international appearances spent dragging a woefully unbalanced Argentina to the precipice of glory and 19 years in Barcelona), the Argentine’s latest endorsement deal with Budweiser showcases just how little he cares about your personal quest for social media recognition.