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Ray Hudson Will Be Missed As America’s Voice Of LaLiga

On Sunday, beIN SPORTS broadcast its final LaLiga matches. Next season, ESPN will take over the U.S. TV rights to Spain’s top flight, ending a nine-year stretch where beIN SPORTS was the only way to watch Lionel Messi every week in the States. More than that, it’s the end of an era for Ray Hudson, who remains the only person who has yet to run out of words to describe Messi’s indescribable brilliance. 

Latest ‘Ted Lasso’ Interview Will Make You Believe Dani Rojas Is The Future Of Mexican Soccer

Ted Lasso continues to steal our hearts, even when Jason Sudeikis isn’t around. The recent exploits of Lasso’s AFC Richmond caught the eye of an oblivious reporter, and many people are actually wondering: Is Dani Rojas real? 

Rojas, the starlet who captivated as AFC Richmond’s Mexican striker last year, was spotted with his Richmond teammates outside Wembley Stadium after Saturday’s FA Cup final. Asked to do an interview by a local reporter, the entire squad joined in to promote the lad. 

Con Su Mediocampista Enzo Pérez Lesionado Y En El Arco, River Plate Ganó En La Libertadores

Con 21 jugadores afectados por Covid-19, River Plate tuvo que improvisar para enfrentar a Independiente Santa Fe por Copa Libertadores. El equipo argentino apenas pudo reunir a 11 jugadores y se vio obligado a poner al lesionado mediocampista Enzo Pérez en el arco. Los antecedentes pintaban para tragedia, sin embargo terminó siendo una gesta histórica. River ganó 2-1 y Pérez fue elegido como el mejor del partido.

Gran parte del épico triunfo se construyó en los primeros seis minutos del partido, en los que River marcó sus dos conquistas.

Clint Dempsey Makes The Greatest Podcast Appearance Of All Time On ‘The Crack’

I’m not a podcast person. I listened to Season 1 of Serial on a road trip and only finished it because I was on a road trip. I then avoided the format for like six years until Grant Wahl’s American Prodigy: Freddy Adu, because I need to know where my son Freddy is and what he’s doing at all times. 

But I’m back at it with The Crack Podcast, which I started simply because I love DaMarcus Beasley and Oguchi Onyewu, but I continue because it’s hilarious, informative and generally fucking excellent.

A Brief History Of Americans In The Latter Stages Of The Champions League

Has an American player won the Champions League? Yes. (Come May 29, 2021.)

It hadn’t happened before (although Ali Krieger, Gina Lewandowski and Alex Morgan have won the UWCL), but with Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea playing Zack Steffen’s Manchester City in the 2020-21 Champions League Final, the answer to that question is now a foregone conclusion.

There will obviously be some hotshots among us who’ll question the contributions of the USMNT stars. Steffen is Ederson’s understudy and only started City’s final group match against Marseille, keeping a clean sheet.

Venezuela Battles Inner Demons Ahead Of Highly Anticipated Copa América

LONDON - Last November, players of Venezuelan first division football team Trujillanos took to the pitch with a banner demanding their long unpaid salaries and then stood still for a minute in protest once the game kicked off.

Since then, the head coach has left to manage the U-20 national team and their three best players moved to clubs in Brazil, Colombia and Canada for next to nothing.

Alisson Salva Al Liverpool Y Dedica El Gol A Su Fallecido Padre: "Ojalá Estuviera Aquí"

Alisson Becker se convirtió en el héroe de Liverpool en la victoria por 2-1 sobre el West Bromwich. El arquero brasileño anotó el gol del triunfo de los Reds en los minutos de descuento y desató un momento altamente emocional, tanto en lo grupal como en lo personal, ya que la conquista mantiene al equipo con esperanzas de clasificar a la próxima Champions League, mientras que también le sirvió al portero para rendir tributo póstumo a su padre, quien murió ahogado en febrero pasado.

After All This Time, Neymar Still Values Dunking On The USMNT Over Everything Else

With 103 caps accumulated at multiple World Cups, multiple Copa Américas and having achieved both Olympic and Confederations Cup glory, there’s a lot of potential options for Neymar when selecting his personal favorite game with the Canarinho.

So it was somewhat surprising to learn — via GQ Style — that Neymar's favorite memory with the national setup is still his debut, which was a 2010 friendly against the USMNT in New Jersey.

Ajax Melts Down League Trophy And Shares With 42,000 Season-Ticket Holders

Ajax Amsterdam have found an ingenious way to reward their fans for putting up with missing much of a title-winning season, melting down their Eredivisie trophy to give tiny silver stars to more than 42,000 season-ticket holders.

Each star will weigh 3.45g and contain 0.06g from the trophy, which was awarded to Ajax for their 35th league triumph, with the Royal Dutch Football Association giving the club a replica to display in their trophy cabinet.

The False 9 Was Once Guardiola’s Secret Weapon, Now It’s His Unstoppable Truth

MANCHESTER, England - Even the best players in the world have not been spared Pep Guardiola's attacking tactical innovations.

"I was called up to Guardiola's office and he said he had thought about me playing as a false nine," Barcelona's Lionel Messi said last year. "He was going to put Samuel Eto'o and Thierry Henry on the outside, and I was going to play as the false center forward."

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