AC Milan and Inter Milan have been two of the most storied clubs in all of soccer history. But lately they have been mediocre at best, neither qualifying for the Champions League since the 2013-14 season, and having been passed up in the league by Juventus, Roma, Napoli, and Lazio, to name a few. To become one of the top leagues in Europe again, Serie A needs AC and Inter Milan to climb back to the top.
The Philadelphia Union made the playoffs last year for the first time since 2011. It’s been all downhill from there however, as they lost that playoff game 3-1, and have yet to win a game so far this season. ESPN FC’s Jeff Carlisle tries to take a look at what’s gone wrong for the Union.
The Boston Breakers got the #1 pick after finishing last in NWSL last year, and they used the pick to select Rose Lavelle. Lavelle has been a bright spot so far since she debuted for the USWNT, and she looks very promising. Lauren Barker of SB Nation looks at how the drafting of Lavelle, and a few other pickups, could turn around the fortunes of the Boston Breakers as the NWSL season kicks off this weekend.
We often think about being a professional athlete as a exclusively glamorous lifestyle, and without a doubt being a pro athlete comes with many perks. One aspect that seems rough though is the idea of being traded. Have to just pick up and move you and your family at a whim’s notice would be really hard. Dominic Oduro of the Montreal Impact has been traded 6 times in his career. He discusses this and more with FourFourTwo’s Scott French.
Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was attacked as explosions were set off near the bus before Tuesday’s champions league game vs Monaco. Thankfully no one was killed or seriously injured, but defender Marc Bartra was forced to have surgery on his wrist that was injured during the explosion. Bartra talked about the whole experience recently.
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