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World Cup qualifying, manager talk, and strange haircuts

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Clint Dempsey leads US to a 6-0 rout of Honduras

Needing a win to keep their hopes of qualifying for the world cup on track, the U.S. Men’s National Team put on a dynamite performance, defeating Honduras 6-0 on Friday night. All 3 of the forward USA players Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic had really good games. Dempsey was the star of the show though, scoring a hat trick in the game. Dempsey is only a few months returned after being out with a heart condition, and it was unclear if he would even ever play again. Now he is back to his best just when the US team needs him the most.

Netherlands fire manager Danny Blind

The Netherlands men’s soccer team has been awful for the last couple of years, failing to qualify for the 2016 Euros, and now in serious doubt of qualifying for the World Cup in 2018. They fired manager Danny Blind over the weekend, after losing 2-0 to Bulgaria in World Cup qualifying. They sit 4th in their group, behind France, Sweden and Bulgaria. With more games against Sweden and Bulgaria its possible that the Netherlands could climb into 2nd and force their way into a playoff, but they need to get on track quickly. Its mystifying why one of the former world powers in soccer is struggling so much.

Thierry Henry being talked about as potential Arsene Wenger replacement at Arsenal

There has been a lot of buzz about Arsene Wenger potentially leaving Arsenal after what has been a disappointing season at the Emirates. One of the really intriguing names that is being tossed around to replace Wenger is Gunners legend and former New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry. ESPN FC’s Mattias Karen discusses what would be good and bad about a potential Thierry Henry hire.

Mexico leads CONCACAF qualifying after 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Mexico defeated Costa Rica 2-0 at Estadio Azteca on Friday night. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored his 46th goal for his country, tying him for most goals for Mexico all time with Jared Borgetti. Mexico sit in a good spot at the top of CONCACAF qualifying, and look to be playing well as they try to secure qualification to the 2018 World Cup.

Dele Alli England’s next big thing

Dele Alli has been starring for Tottenham and the English National Team respectively over the last few years. He’s been one of the premier leagues best players, and he is still only 20 years old. Adam Davies of Four Four Two magazine explores Alli’s development, and shows why he thinks Alli reminds him of a young Cristiano Ronaldo.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang displays interesting new haircut

Soccer players are never people who shy away from having interesting hairstyles. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund is the latest player to reveal a rather, fascinating haircut.

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