Jesse Marsch And Leeds Escape Relegation Zone Thanks To Genius Assist In 92nd-Minute

The Premier League's relegation battle took another dramatic twist Sunday with Burnley's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham and Leeds United's improbable 1-1 draw against Brighton seeing Jesse Marsch's side climb to the safety of 17th while Burnley fell to 18th.

Elsewhere, Everton came undone at Goodison Park with red cards for both Jarrad Branthwaite and Salomón Rondón to finish with nine men in a 3-2 defeat to Brentford, meaning the Toffees are still right in the thick of it.

Jesse Marsch And Leeds United Enter Relegation Zone After Crushing Arsenal Defeat

Relegation Battle 101 always finds managers stressing two key elements for teams facing the drop: (1) Don't play with fear; fear leads to mistakes and (2) Don't play with wild abandon, because you'll be punished for it.  

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch said as much in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's trip to Arsenal: "It's important to eliminate the emotion and continue to focus on our ability and discipline to have concentration for what's important to us."

A Timeline Of Abuse: How Women’s Soccer Coaching Hires Resulted In Decades Of Exploitation

To say 2021 was a bad year for women’s soccer in the U.S. would be an understatement of epic proportions. In October, The Athletic detailed horrifying allegations of verbal abuse and sexual coercion by N.C. Courage coach Paul Riley, sending shockwaves through the NWSL.

Jesse Lingard Tells Paul Scholes The Man United ‘Dressing Room Is Just A Disaster’

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes said Jesse Lingard described the Old Trafford club's dressing room as "a disaster."

United's bid of finishing in the Premier League's top four suffered a blow after they lost 3-1 away to Arsenal on Saturday, with the team slipping to the sixth spot in the standings on 54 points, six points outside the top four with four games left.

Here's What To Expect From New Manchester United Manager Erik Ten Hag

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United appointed a new manager in Dutchman Erik ten Hag on Thursday with some very familiar language used to announce his arrival from Ajax.

"During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth," said United's football director John Murtough.

What We Learned From USWNT Curb-Stomping Uzbekistan 18-1 (It Wasn’t Totally Useless)

In September, the USWNT crushed Paraguay in back-to-back friendlies by a 17-0 aggregate score. This past week, the USWNT crushed Uzbekistan in back-to-back friendlies by an 18-1 aggregate score. While the September matches felt mostly a waste of time, the April matches felt instructive and useful, for both Vlatko Andonovski’s plans moving forward and U.S. fans trying to figure out those plans.

Berhalter Says Mexico's Fear Factor Is Gone And Calls Out MLS Media For Negativity

U.S. Soccer released the eighth (and final?) episode of the Gregg Berhalter Podcast (hosted by former FC Dallas midfielder Bobby Warshaw) on Tuesday. The USMNT manager spent a lot of time discussing the intense final window of qualification, reflecting on "The Ocho" as a whole and how all that shapes his decision making going toward the World Cup.

Assjack Coach Headbutts Assistant Referee, Doubles Down On Misogyny

Rafael Soriano has entered the Douchebag Hall Of Fame for assaulting a referee then claiming the ref was milking it “because she’s a woman.” The Desportiva Ferrovíaria coach was red carded then fired after the match.

Soriano came onto the pitch to argue a call at the start of halftime during a fifth-tier Campeonato Capixava match against Nova Venecia on Sunday in Espirito Santo, Brazil. He left as a reviled asshole, headbutting assistant referee Marcielly Netto in the nose. 

Coach Stops Counterattack And Then Pretends Like He Doesn't Exist

An assistant manager in Spain pulled a Moonlight Graham on Sunday, crossing that foreboding white line and onto the hallowed green grass, but his reward wasn't the eternal bliss of playing catch with Shoeless Joe Jackson — he got a shove in the back, a red card and cries for his dismissal at Colmenar Viejo and the revocation of his coaching license. Real life is nothing like Hollywood. 

Guardiola Uses Post-Match Interview To Congratulate USMNT On World Cup Qualification

After Sunday's barnstorming 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad, it was clear that managers Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp, as disciples of attacking football, were spiritually lifted by what they'd seen out on the pitch.