The U.S. men’s national team put out another young team in their friendly against Peru, and they almost got a win, but they gave up a late goal to draw 1-1. This was a young, much-changed side, with 3 players, Johnathan Amon, Reggie Cannon and Aaron Long making their first International appearances, and Ben Sweat getting his first start. The U.S. looked good in attack, and Josh Sargent scored a nice goal. But the U.S. was frail at the back at times, and one of those instances lead to the tying goal late on. It’s nice that so many young players were able to play in this game, and the team will probably take a more specific direction once a full time coach is named. Still, a win would have been nice here.
Usain Bolt is quite possibly the greatest sprinter who ever lived. But besides track one of Bolt’s big passions is soccer, and he is repeatedly worked out with big clubs like Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. And now Bolt might go against those teams, as he has been offered a pro deal by Valletta FC, a team in Malta chasing a place in the Champions League. While it’s not the height of European Soccer, it will be interesting to see how Usain Bolt will do, especially if Valletta do end up making the Champions League.
Alexander Lacazette seems to be really finding his feet in the Premier League, and is part of Arsenal’s resurgent attack this year. However, when it comes to the people in the stands of these matches, Lacazette seems to prefer his old stomping grounds. “I miss the Ligue 1 atmosphere. In England, the fans are more spectators than supporters,” Lacazette said to a French Le Progres. Lacazette is sure to hear it from opposing fans going forward, especially Liverpool fans who pride themselves on their spirit. We will see how Lacazette is received around the league, especially after referring fans as spectators.
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