The U.S. defeated Jamaica 2-1 to win the 2017 Gold Cup. Jozy Altidore scored a spectacular free kick just before halftime to give the US the lead. Jamaica hung in there though, and equalized in the 50th minute on a corner kick by Je-Vaughn Watson. Jordan Morris was Watson’s marker, but failed to block his attempt at goal. Morris would make amends though, pouncing on a cross from Gyasi Zardes and slamming the ball in the back of the net. This was the 6th time the U.S. has won the Gold Cup.
Real Madrid and Manchester City are locked in a bidding war for star Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe. As the two giants are determined to sign the young star, Monaco have set an incredibly high price. With this in mind, Real Madrid are reportedly ready to sell Gareth Bale to fund the purchase of Mbappe. This could make sense, as Bale was hurt a lot of last year, and struggled to crack the starting lineup when he returned. Bale is still a top level player, but as we’ve seen many a time, that doesn’t always matter at Real Madrid.
Liverpool have generally been good under Jurgen Klopp, and they are looking to make the jump back to Premier League title and Champions League title contenders. However their summer hasn’t quite gone as planned, with their main transfer targets yet to be sold to Liverpool, and with Barcelona interested in midfielder Philippe Coutinho to potentially replace Neymar. Liverpool have been improved the last few years in the premier league, but if they sell Coutinho, they could go spiraling right back into a side that is fighting for 5th or 6th place in the league.
Dom Dwyer was already popular in Orlando, having played there in their USL days back in 2013. His recent debut for the US national team has no doubt increased his popularity. So when the news came in that Dwyer was traded to Orlando, Orlando City fans crowded the airport to welcome Dwyer. Check out the scene, as Dwyer gets a hero’s welcome from the Orlando fans.
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