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Captain America: Is Jesse Marsch Planning A USMNT Takeover Of The Premier League?

After taking over at Leeds United in March, Jesse Marsch’s first task was survival. The Premier League’s real-life Ted Lasso inherited a Leeds side which had conceded 17 goals in four games and for which relegation seemed imminent. With a little bit of luck and a 94th-minute winner on the final day of the season to thank, Marsch and Leeds pulled off the seemingly impossible.

Jordan Pefok's Transfer To Union Berlin Can Revitalize His USMNT Hopes

American striker Jordan Pefok has confirmed a move to Bundesliga side Union Berlin, the club announced Thursday. Pefok will complete the move from Swiss side BSC Young Boys, where he won the 2021-22 Swiss Super League scoring title. 

Megan Rapinoe Will Become First Soccer Player In History To Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

History was made on Friday when U.S. Soccer announced USWNT star Megan Rapinoe will become the first soccer player to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. U.S. President Joe Biden will award Rapinoe, along with 16 other recipients including gymnast Simone Biles, the medal on July 7 at the White House.

Chiellini Is All In At LAFC And That’s A Terrifying Prospect For The Rest Of The League

Exactly halfway through the season, LAFC is far and away the best team in the league. And LAFC is only going to get better with Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale set to join the club soon. During Wednesday night’s romp over FC Dallas, fans were treated to their first glimpses of Chiellini at LAFC, and coach Steve Cherundolo gushed over the Italian’s desire to improve the team. 

MLS Game Of The Season? Cincinnati And NYCFC Play Out Unreal 4-4 Draw At TQL Stadium

Brenner completed his first career MLS hat-trick in the 70th minute to help host FC Cincinnati record a 4-4 draw against New York City FC on Wednesday.

Brenner, who also scored in the 24th and 30th minutes, additionally had two apparent goals overturned by video review. He sent a brilliant back-heel kick into the net in the first half. However that was denied after officials deemed the ball crossed the end line prior to the apparent score. He also seemingly scored in the 89th minute, however officials deemed Cincinnati was offside prior to the tally.

Angel City Trades For Sydney Leroux In Blockbuster Deal

NWSL side Angel City FC announced a completed a trade with the Orlando Pride for former USWNT forward and 2015 World Cup champion Sydney Leroux. The Leroux trade sees her move to Los Angeles following an almost five-year stint with the Pride during which she scored 16 league goals in 53 appearances. 

Top 10 Biggest Signings In MLS History: Gareth Bale Among Elite Names To Come To U.S.

The soccer world was rocked on Saturday when it was announced that Gareth Bale was leaving Real Madrid on a free transfer to LAFC. The move is undoubtedly one of the biggest MLS signings of all time, but where does it rank on the list?

USWNT’s Youth Rebuild Has Yet To Take Flight — Is It Time To Worry?

The USWNT huffed and puffed its way to a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah. It was hardly the first time the Americans struggled to put away lower competition, and with World Cup and Olympic qualifying less than a week away, you have to wonder if it’s time to start worrying about the USWNT’s rebuild. 

USMNT Hires Revolutionary Set Piece Coach Ahead Of World Cup

Heading toward the World Cup, the USMNT needed to do something drastic to alter its approach to set pieces. 

In the 14-game qualifying cycle, the U.S. managed only three goals from set pieces. They all came in a single match — the 3-0 victory over Honduras in Minnesota. It's also worth noting that Kellyn Acosta, the best dead ball specialist in the squad, provided the service on all three and is expected to start on the bench in Qatar as Tyler Adams' backup.

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