Opinion

USMNT Makes Dumb Move Of Revealing Final WCQ Roster Exclusively On SportsCenter During March Madness

“When is the March USMNT roster coming out?” is the question fans have been asking for about a week now. The U.S. has its three final and biggest World Cup qualifying games to close out March.

Fans are eager to know who the American players will be that play Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica to try to qualify for Qatar this winter. In the past, the USMNT would release the roster via social media the week before the first game of a qualifying window. 

For the final window of qualifying the USMNT is doing things a bit different.

Watching A Champions League Game With Out Of Sync Audio Is My New Personal Hell, Benfica Defeats Ajax

Benfica pulled off a smash-and-grab victory in Amsterdam on Tuesday defeating a much better-looking Ajax side 1-0 to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals winning 3-2 on aggregate.

If you watched the game on Paramount+ then you also suffered an unbearable 90 minutes where the audio was about one second ahead of the video on screen. One second doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it becomes very apparent while watching.

USMNT Striker Power Rankings: Who Deserves To Lead The Line Against Mexico?

The last time I rolled out this USMNT striker depth chart/power rankings article was seven months ago. Despite including nine center forwards, Ricardo Pepi wasn't even on the list — the 18-year-old was still a week away from receiving his first senior call-up, and things really escalated quickly from there.

Carli Lloyd Needs To Follow Tom Brady And Unretire So She Stops Shit-Talking Her Former Teammates

This week, Tom Brady decided to end his one-month retirement and return to the NFL. Carli Lloyd should do the same, just so she finds something else to put her energy into besides sticking her foot in her mouth. 

Carli Lloyd ended an illustrious career last fall, hanging up her cleats after winning two Women’s World Cups, two Olympic gold medals and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2015. She retired as the second-most capped USWNT player and in the top five in goals and assists in USWNT history. 

Your Guide To The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup After A Wild Offseason

March Madness is finally here. No, not that silly basketball tournament that once again left your school out (what, just me?). I’m talking real madness: The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. If it’s anything like the start of last year’s edition, you won’t want to miss a minute. 

It's 2022 And Goalkeeping Stats Are Still Stuck In The Dark Ages

Ever listen to a pundit or so-called football expert talk about goalkeepers? It's usually pretty evident with their first few sentences that they have no clue what they are talking about.

Their understanding of technique is minimal, and if you hear any mention of saves made, save percentage or any similar stat, you might as well stop listening (or reading).

The tweet below is a perfect example of a stat that seems useful but doesn't reveal much about the quality of a goalkeeper:

NYCFC Firmly Cements Itself As Walking Joke With Worst Championship Banner Reveal Ever

If you’re a fan of New York City FC you’ve had a rough past week trying to avoid being made fun. First, NYCFC held a “home” game in front of 1,000s of opposing fans. Now an embarrassing and flat out awful NYCFC championship banner reveal has all of Major League Soccer laughing at the club again.

Would Everton Be The Most Talented Team Ever Relegated From The Premier League?

A handful of times during the season, there are results that can only cause one reaction among neutral fans: laughter. Such matches are rare because they usually involve a larger club losing in embarrassing fashion. Arsenal's 5-0 loss to Manchester City in August certainly falls in this category, as does Manchester United's 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and 4-1 loss against Watford.

Verratti's Premature Celebration Of Mbappé's Goal Really Foreshadowed PSG's Evening

During a 10-minute prematch segment on CBS ahead of Wednesday's Champions League Round of 16 second leg between Real Madrid and PSG at the Bernabéu, Thierry Henry dissected what makes Kylian Mbappé "just a freak." 

Henry said that while speed kills and is what strikes fear into defenders, Mbappé — while consistently being the fastest man on the pitch — combines that pace with control, technique, balance, composure, power, accuracy, left foot and right foot, making him "virtually impossible to defend."

NYCFC Playing A ‘Home’ Game In Front Of Thousands Of Opposing Fans Shows MLS Still Has A Ways To Go

New York City FC played a home game in the Concacaf Champions League on Tuesday in front of over 15,000 fans. Too bad most fans were there for the visiting Guatemalan team and not New York.

NYCFC defeated Comunicaciones 3-1 in a solid performance, however the fan situation was a brutal reminder that Major League Soccer is not yet where it needs to be. Take a look at the crowd’s reaction when the visitors equalized in the 60th minute.

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