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Didier Drogba, 43, Stars In Charity Match Alongside Samir Nasri, 34

If he were American, Didier Drogba would probably still be the starting striker for the USMNT. Instead, the 43-year-old former Chelsea star is spending this international break holding a charity match with his former club, Marseille. Even three years after he retired as a member of Phoenix Rising in the USL Championship, the Ivory Coast international’s still got it.

Samir Nasri, on the other hand, has been enjoying his retirement quite a bit, the 34-year-old having only announced he’s leaving the game a few weeks ago.

Explaining The ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2 Finale, Including That [Spoiler Redacted]

Warning: The following Ted Lasso Season 2 finale recap includes major spoilers for “Ted Lasso” through Season 2.

Season 2 of “Ted Lasso” opens with a closeup of Nathan Shelley’s eyes, the assistant coach watching with youthful enthusiasm as his team earns a late penalty against Nottingham Forest. Season 2 ends with a closeup on Nate, hair turned completely gray, the sparkle completely gone from his eyes. 

Nathan Shelley is now the villain of “Ted Lasso” — he is now the rival coach on Rupert Mannion’s West Ham. Season 3 is gonna be fun. 

Club Over Country? Donnarumma Gets The Cold Shoulder In His Return To The San Siro

Less than two months ago Gianluigi Donnarumma was an Italian hero. His save on Bukayo Saka's decisive penalty kick during the Euro 2020 final clinched a shootout victory for gli Azzurri and gave Italy its first European Championship since 1968.

Yet three days later he was out the door. After months of failed contract negotiations between Donnarumma and AC Milan, the 22-year-old keeper and his exorbitant wage demands headed to PSG on a five-year deal.

‘Survivor’ Creator Working On MLS Reality Competition TV Show

I’m almost embarrassed to admit how much I watch the show “Survivor.” Ever since the first season, I’ve been a huge fan. All through high school, my Thursday night routine involved getting home from soccer practice and tuning in to “Survivor” with my parents. So now that I hear “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett is working on a competition-based MLS reality show for Major League Soccer, you know I’m excited. 

Ellen Fokkema Makes History As First Dutch Woman To Play For A Men's Club

Ellen Fokkema found herself in an unfamiliar position when she came off the bench for Dutch side VV Foarut a few weekends ago. Not because she was the only woman on the pitch playing alongside 21 men, but because of the horde of cameras following her every move that September afternoon.

Fokkema has played for men's club VV Foarut since she was five, progressing all the way up to the club's U-19 side.

Everyone's Favorite Owner Will Not Be Back At It Again After Drawing 3-Year Ban From CONCACAF

We were treated to an all-time CONCACAF moment last week when Ronnie Brunswijk, the 60-year-old Vice President of Suriname, started and played 54 minutes in the round of 16 of the CONCACAF League.

Brunswijk suited up for Inter Moengotapoe (IMT), the club he owns, as they lost 6-0 to Honduran side Olimpia. Needless to say, he looked a little out of place:

Maradona-Mania: Remembering When Sheffield United Almost Signed Argentina’s Golden Boy

The deal was as good as done. The year was 1978, and a 17-year-old Argentine phenom named Diego Maradona was set to become a Sheffield United player.

Harry Haslam, manager of the Second Division side, was on a scouting mission in Argentina and looking at a pair of players but couldn't come up with the requisite funds.

Rob Green’s Deformed Finger Shows Goalkeepers Truly Are A Different Breed

"Goalkeepers are a different breed," as the old adage goes, but what exactly makes the pair of keepers different from the other 20 players on the pitch?

The ability to use their hands is what formally sets these shot-stoppers apart, yet I'd argue that the biggest distinction between keepers and field players is their mindsets on the pitch.

There's a certain mentality you need to have to be able to succeed as a goalkeeper, and it requires you to disregard your body and do whatever it takes to keep the ball out of the net.