Not even Alexi Lalas’ biggest haters can dislike his emotional USA vs. England pregame speech

Alexi Lalas is a polarizing character in the U.S. Soccer sphere. Beloved as player but not so much as a pundit, Lalas can rub people the wrong way. Despite this, the Alexi Lalas England pregame speech on FOX before kickoff could make his most vehement haters feel something.

The USA is about to play arguably its biggest men’s soccer game in recent history. This could be a defining moment for the program and Lalas emphasized this before kickoff.

What World Cup games are on Thanksgiving Day?

For the first time ever, American families will enjoy their traditional Thanksgiving meals before gathering around the television to watch something far superior to whatever the Detroit Lions are planning this season — the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We get four World Cup games on Thanksgiving Day this year, beginning at 5 a.m. ET and ending with the introduction of five-time world champions Brazil in Qatar at 2 p.m. ET. 

USA vs. England: TV channel, kick-off time, streaming options and pregame hype

The United States began its World Cup odyssey with a bittersweet 1-1 draw against Wales on Monday, and Gregg Berhalter's men return Friday against an England team that reaffirmed its status as a tournament favorite by hammering Iran 6-2 to go top of Group B after Match Day 1. 

Henry Martin sería la gran sorpresa en la alineación titular de México ante Polonia

La inclusión de Henry Martin en el centro del ataque podría ser la gran sorpresa de México en su debut mundialista ante Polonia.

Sí, la espera se acabó y el Tri jugará este martes su primer partido en Catar.

El encuentro ha sido definido por muchos como el duelo clave en el objetivo de avanzar a la segunda fase del torneo. Tanto por la calidad del rival como por el nerviosimo natural de un evento de esta magnitud.

Alex Scott wears 'One Love' armband during BBC broadcast

Tame would be an understatement when discussing the "One Love" campaign. A message that hopes to unite everyone, "One Love" promotes diversity of thought and acceptance, especially with regard to sexual orientation. Regardless, FIFA felt the need to threaten players with “sporting sanctions” if they were to make a statement on the world stage. While many European nations opted to abandon their message of inclusion, Alex Scott remained undeterred.

Looking for a high-stakes opener? It doesn't get any better than USA vs. Wales

DOHA - The United States and Wales will head into Monday's World Cup clash knowing that victory could decide one of Group B's two qualifiers, with England fancied as heavy favorites to advance as group winners.

With a golden generation of talent spearheaded by Gareth Bale and playing at their first World Cup in 64 years, Wales will be out to echo their recent successes at European level, having reached the Euro 2016 semifinals and the last 16 at Euro 2020.

Soccer on TV: Full schedule for the biggest games this weekend you won’t want to miss

Soccer On TV This Weekend (Nov. 18 - Nov. 20)

All Times ET

Friday, Nov. 18


Saturday, Nov. 19

FA Women's Super League

Everton vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. (CBSSN)

Men's International Friendlies

Albania vs. Armenia, 11:30 a.m. (ESPN+)

Turkey vs. Czech Republic, noon (ESPN+)

Sweden vs. Algeria, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

Sunday, Nov. 20

FIFA World Cup

What time is the World Cup opening ceremony and who is performing?

Here's what you need to know about the opening ceremony that will take place ahead of the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 World Cup in Qatar, including what time is the World Cup opening ceremony, who's performing and where.


* The opening ceremony of the World Cup will take place on Nov. 20, ahead of the opening Group A match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.

* The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET on FS1 and Telemundo. 

Prominent reporters arrive in Qatar and are immediately threatened by security

There've been plenty of examples demonstrating how Qatar — despite the obscene lengths it's gone to over the last 12 years — is not ready to host the World Cup with the opening match just days away. But there's no turning back now with 1.2 million visitors streaming into the country alongside legions of reporters, journalists and media personalities.

México vs. Suecia, la prueba de fuego de Raúl Jiménez

México jugará este miércoles frente a Suecia su último amistoso antes de la Copa del Mundo. El duelo servirá para afinar los últimos detalles tácticos en la pizarra de Gerardo Martino, pero también para ver en qué condiciones se encuentra Raúl Jiménez de cara al torneo. 

El delantero de Wolverhampton fue nombrado en la lista final del Tri para Catar pese a que no juega desde el mes de agosto debido a una pubalgia. El jugador, de hecho, no está totalmente recuperado de la lesión y muchos se preguntan si la decisión de convocarlo fue un error de Martino.