Soccer

Garth Lagerwey promises ‘clear-eyed assessment’ following elimination

In some of his most blunt comments to date, Garth Lagerwey called for a “clear-eyed assessment” of the entire Seattle Sounders organization in light of the “unprecedented failure” of missing the MLS Playoffs and made clear that some change is needed. “It’s been a rough three months,” he said on Sounders Weekly, identifying the closing …

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Immediate Reaction: Real Madrid 2 – 1 Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League 2022 – 2023

Real Madrid 2 – 1 Shakhtar Donetsk (Rodrygo, Vinicius; Zubkov). Here’s our quick reaction at the final whistle. Still to come: Statistical analysis, post-game quotes, post-game podcast, player ratings, and more. The way the game started, it was on pace for a plethora of goals, a grossly-widened gap in the scoreline, and a nice net-positive …

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What Mbappe did after Lionel Messi’s Champions League goal and surprised everyone

What Mbappe did after Lionel Messi’s Champions League goal and surprised everyone October 05, 2022, 14:15 hs Lionel Messi continues to shine in the PSG shirt. Against Benfica, in the Champions League, the captain of the Argentine national team scored a great goal and Kylian Mbappe, who has been questioned for his selfishness, could not …

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Q&A: DC United Announcer Dave Johnson on the End of an Era

Photo courtesy of Dave Johnson. After nearly three decades calling games on TV, Dave Johnson’s tenure as DC United’s play-by-play announcer will draw to a close this Sunday, when the local professional soccer team wraps up its season. In June, Major League Soccer reached an agreement to stream games on Apple TV beginning next season, …

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Bill Oram: Merritt Paulson’s feeble attempts to save himself are far too little, way too late

Merritt Paulson did the right thing. He didn’t want to. It’s not in his nature. If it was, he would not have waited seven years to fire Gavin Wilkinson after his horrific handling of Paul Riley’s departure. He would not have waited eight years to fire Mike Golub after a former Thorns head coach reported …

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Xabi Alonso lands Bayer Leverkusen manager role after Seoane sacking | Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen have sacked their coach Gerardo Seoane and replaced him with Xabi Alonso. The Bundesliga club said on Wednesday that they had “parted ways” with the Swiss coach and appointed the 40-year-old former Spain midfielder, who will be handed a contract until June 2024. Seoane’s last game in charge was a 2-0 loss at …

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Portland Timbers, Thorns FC fire Gavin Wilkinson, Mike Golub

Portland Timbers and Thorns president of soccer Gavin Wilkinson and president of business Mike Golub have been fired, the club announced Wednesday. On Tuesday, after the release of the report from the US Soccer-commissioned investigation into the NWSL by former attorney general Sally Q. Yates, Timbers and Thorns owner and CEO Merritt Paulson announced that …

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Indonesia soccer tragedy: Survivors recount horror of stadium tragedy as officials say locked exits contributed to crush

Jakarta, Indonesia CNN — Fans attempting to escape the chaos that erupted at Indonesia’s Kanjuruhan Stadium last Saturday became trapped after security failed to open multiple exit gates, according to the national football association, contributing to the crowd crush in which at least 131 people died. Security forces are facing mounting anger over their role …

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Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho: ‘Squeaky bum time’ and ‘park the bus’ expressions added to Oxford English Dictionary

CNN — Soccer’s lexicon is a rich reservoir of often curiously contorted cliche and phrasing, frequently the subject of parody. Now, the linguistic ingenuity of two of the most influential coaches in modern football – Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho – have been officially recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Ferguson’s phrase “squeaky bum …

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