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The 10 Biggest MLS Transfer Rumors Of The 2020 Offseason

For fans of Major League Soccer, the offseason is entirely too long. It’s a point that Vancouver Whitecaps manager Marc Dos Santos was recently fined for expressing with some decidely colorful language.

“Players at the top level, they have three weeks, one month maximum, on break,” Dos Santos said. “I’m telling you, three months and a half of a break in a soccer season is Mickey Mouse. It’s amateur. It doesn’t happen in the world.”

Gareth Bale Is Just Living The Good Life, Prepping For Retirement At 30, Blissfully Ignorant Of All Around Him

Gareth Bale is still in the midst of a never-ending transfer saga at Real Madrid, but his focus isn’t on where he might be playing next.

Nor is Bale focusing on his play on the field.

Gareth Bale, 30, is mostly worried about what he’s going to do when he retires — golf and going unnoticed.

Our Collective Obsession With Christian Pulisic Means He Probably Had A Great 21st Birthday

When you’re young, birthdays are great. They mark new transitions into adulthood — at 16 you can drive, at 18 you can vote and at 21 you can drink.

As you get older, birthdays become less notable, more of an excuse to eat an extra dessert than a reason to celebrate. Fewer people bother to send you birthday well-wishes other than those semi-friends who post on Facebook as if they actually knew when your birthday was without being told by Mark Zuckerberg.

Ousmane Dembélé And Philippe Coutinho: The Worst $250M Ever Spent?

After a year-and-a-half together at the Camp Nou, it’s likely that Ousmane Dembélé and Philippe Coutinho have ended their time together as teammates on the pitch. 

Should Christian Pulisic Get Married?

I don’t know about you, but there's been a burning question on my mind ever since a certain young American got transferred to a certain English club that wears the color blue: Does Christian Pulisic have a girlfriend, and should they get married?

Hmmm...

Christian Pulisic Girlfriend —> Wife: Pros/Cons

Yes:

He’s living 4,000 miles away from home and his family and friends. The kid needs someone to keep him company, to hug him when he’s feeling down after losing or to hug him when he’s over the moon after winning. 

Defender A.J. DeLaGarza And The Houston Dynamo Are Pissed

Jordan Morris scored his fifth goal of the season against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. The goal ended up being the match-winner, bringing the Seattle Sounders to an 11-5-6 record and second place in the Western Conference.

The goal itself, which took a fair amount of skill and strength from the USMNT winger, ended up being much more controversial after the match than during it.

Here Are The Latest Odds For Older Gentlemen Making The Switch To MLS

As countless think pieces have told us over the last couple years, Major League Soccer is shifting away from its “retirement league” stigma and embracing young, high potential talent with sell-on value. That’s all smart and good, but, in my opinion, not nearly as fun as the retirement league. Maybe it’s an unpopular opinion, but I’m still here for Zlatan Ibrahimović, Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger. 

David De Gea Should Be Manchester United Captain

David de Gea is one of the few reasons Manchester United got anywhere after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. A brick wall between the sticks, De Gea’s heroics allowed United to win an FA Cup, a Europa League title and the League Cup in post-Ferguson years.

Even After His Team Was Smashed By Zlatan, Carlos Vela Insists He’s The Better Player

I understand professional sports are full of trash talk and bravado; the unnecessary and macho behavior is everywhere. But there is a time and place for such brashness, and following a heavy defeat is certainly not one of them. That said, the Zlatan vs Vela rivalry is becoming one of the best reasons to watch MLS this season.

This Is Why The USWNT's Celebration And Attitude Were Justified

Throughout the 2019 Women's World Cup, starting from the first whistle of the opener against Thailand until the last whistle in the final, the USWNT was out in full force with its celebrations. Every one of the 13 goals in the first game were celebrated and every goal after that as well. This drew some scrutiny from pundits and fans around the world.

So, the question is: Was the USWNT doing too much with its celebrations and attitude throughout the World Cup?

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