With it being an “off” year for the U.S. Women’s National Team, rumors have abounded that another four-team international tournament will take place this summer in the U.S. Australian journalist Ann Odong reports said tournament will include stops in Los Angeles and San Diego. No confirmation yet, but wouldn’t it be exciting?
Juventus took a commanding lead in their Champions League tie, winning 2-0 in Monaco after two goals by Gonzalo Higuain. The first goal was particularly delightful, highlighted by two backheels by Paulo Dybala and Dani Alves, leading to Higuain’s finish. Juventus have only conceded two goals this entire Champions League campaign, and they don’t seem likely to concede anytime soon.
Of the many MLS cities bidding for a team, Detroit seems to make sense. They have a strong financial backing, and there aren’t a lot of MLS teams in the midwest. Leander Schaerlaeckens of Yahoo! Sports talks about how this might not be great for the city of Detroit, however.
Julian Green a couple years ago was Christian Pulisic. The next great American starlet. He even scored a goal in the 2014 World Cup. But he hasn’t hit the heights of stardom some thought he would, and now he seems like a long shot to return to the U.S. Men’s National Team. Charles Dunst of Stars and Stripes FC looks at what happened with Green.
Soccer will lose one of its iconic players, as Francesco Totti is set to retire at the end of the season. Totti has been a legend for Roma, and the Italian National team. Totti is unique, despite receiving offers in the past from Real Madrid, and other top clubs, Totti chose to remain with Roma, and has spent his entire career there. Aaron West of Fox Soccer looks back on Totti’s greatest career highlights.
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