Since United (5-8-7) is sitting four points out of a playoff spot and owns the league’s second-worst attack, the pressure is on for the club’s newcomers to produce promptly. United hopes that acquiring players from within the league breeds familiarity.
After auditioning a 4-1-4-1 formation in a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on June 25, Olsen has stuck with that look during the past month. In that span, United has compiled a respectable 1-1-2 record.
The Vancouver Whitecaps acquired striker Fabian Espindola from D.C. United on Wednesday in exchange for general allocation money.
Lloyd’s path to Galanis started with a humble plea from her dad: “My daughter needs you.” It was 2003 and Lloyd was having what could best be described as a career crisis.
Portugal overcame the loss of injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat France 1-0 in the European Championship final on Sunday, with a goal in extra time from substitute Eder securing their country’s first football title.
Ronaldo had a tearful night as first he was injured by a strong tackle by France’s Dimitri Payet, forcing him to leave the pitch in the 25th minute of the game when he was unable to continue. He returned to the field to rally his teammates for 30 minutes of extra time when it was 0-0 after 90 minutes at the Stade de France.
A Barcelona court on Wednesday sentenced Lionel Messi and his father to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, with both sentences likely to be suspended.
Hodgson’s four-year contract was due to expire after Euro 2016 but he accepted immediately after the 2-1 loss to Iceland that there was no way he could stay in the job.
Klinsmann thinks a fourth-place finish in the Copa America was a step in the right direction, but that may not be enough for the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Rahm made history this May when he became the first two-time winner of the Ben Hogan Award, handed out each year to the best player in college golf. Just one month later, the 21-year-old Arizona State product is set for his professional debut at Quicken Loans National, which kicks off Thursday in Bethesda.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said the ability to learn from its losses at the Copa America Centenario is a part of the process for the squad and its core group moving forward.
Lionel Messi set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored on a free kick to break Argentina’s career scoring record and assisted on the final goal in a 4-0 rout of the U.S. on Tuesday night that put the La Albiceleste into the Copa America final.