After parting with Thomas Tuchel, Borussia Dortmund didn’t take long to hire a new coach, plucking Peter Bosz from Ajax to man the helm at Dortmund. Bosz was only at Ajax for a year, but he finished second in the Eredivisie and a spot in the Europa League final. Dortmund has a lot of young talent, but they finished far off the pace from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this year. Aaron West of Fox Soccer talks about what to expect from the new Boss of Dortmund.
England have had a turbulent last year. After going down to Iceland in the 2016 Euros, and having Sam Allardyce resign in shame after just one game as manager, England was at a real low point. Gareth Southgate took over the helm, and was highly scrutinized when he got the job. So far, though, Southgate has turned things around, and he has a lot of young talent that could lead England to greatness. England have done well in qualifying, but the real test for Southgate will come next summer in Russia.
Diego Costa, while on international duty with Spain, gave an interview after the game in which he said that he had heard from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that he was not in Conte’s plans for next year at Chelsea. This caps off a year of rumors of Costa maybe going to China, or returning to Atletico Madrid, but this is the clearest indication that Costa could be out the door. With Romelu Lukaku rumored to be on his way back to Stamford Bridge, maybe Chelsea decided it was time to part ways with the mercurial Costa.
Miami Beckham United secured the last piece of land needed to build their stadium in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami. It has been a long journey for Beckham’s group in trying to bring a team to Miami, but they appeared to have cleared the tallest hurdle. The work isn’t done yet, they need to get zoning approval, and official approval from MLS, but since the stadium will be privately financed, and MLS has given so many chances for Beckham’s group, its unlikely they would fail to wait this long and fail to give them a bid at this point.
Sunday is another edition of USA vs Mexico, at Azteca stadium. This is one of the most exciting rivalries in world soccer, and it has produced some classic goals over its time. ESPNFC has a few of the best in animated form.
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