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Phil Neville cautious ahead of Inter Miami’s ‘biggest test yet’
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Phil Neville cautious ahead of Inter Miami’s ‘biggest test yet’

Head coach Phil Neville has labeled Friday’s match against Orlando City SC as Inter Miami’s “biggest test yet” this season. The south Florida rivalry strengthens as the two teams meet up once again. Orlando City go into the game after their strongest result so far, triumphing 5-0 against the San Jose Earthquakes. Daryl Dike, who recently returned to the team after a successful loan spell at English side Barnsley, played a pivotal role for Orlando over the weekend and could potentially cause trouble on Friday.Inter Miami have not been as strong, struggling in all aspects of the pitch. They have lost four out of their last five matches, resulting in 11th place in the Eastern Conference table of MLS, and Neville is understandably cautious ahead of the match after analyzing Orlando. ...
Brian Schmetzer praises Seattle Sounders after 2-1 win against LA Galaxy
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Brian Schmetzer praises Seattle Sounders after 2-1 win against LA Galaxy

Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer praised his team after a stunning 2-1 win against LA Galaxy to maintain the top spot in the MLS Western Conference table.This is already the second time this season that the Sounders have defeated the Galaxy in recent weeks after the 3-0 victory on May 2. With 21 points in nine matches played and zero losses, the Sounders continue their greatest start of the season in club history. When asked about his mood during the post-match press conference, Schmetzer responded with the obvious.“It was a very, very enjoyable evening for me tonight," he said. "It’s a great coaching staff, changing the formation, getting the players to believe in that formation, getting them to execute that formation.“I’m proud of a lot of things with the club. You ...
The best goals scored at Euro 2020
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The best goals scored at Euro 2020

One of the best part of every European Championship is the highlight reel of worldie goals that get scored, and Euro 2020 was no different.From start to finish, Euro 2020 offered up some ridiculous goals, some of which have earned a spot on the list of greatest goals in the history of the European Championships.Let's check them out.?? Not a bad start to #euro2020 for Italy!This cracking finish from Lorenzo Insigne put the Azzurri 3-0 up.?? Watch: https://t.co/sUfhMjmmDD#bbceuro2020 pic.twitter.com/yKKctaaZo7— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 11, 2021In the opening game of the tournament, Lorenzo Insigne offered up this gem to seal a dominant 3-0 victory for Italy over Turkey.An Ugurcan Cakir error led to some excellent passing from Italy, who played their way to Insigne on the left to unl...
Christian Fuchs reveals how he was ‘easily convinced’ by Charlotte FC
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Christian Fuchs reveals how he was ‘easily convinced’ by Charlotte FC

MLS expansion side Charlotte FC recently announced the signing of Premier League champion Christian Fuchs, marking their biggest advancement yet.Fuchs will depart Leicester City for Charlotte in time for their spring 2022 Major League Soccer debut. The expansion team revealed recently that this signing was a long time in the making, kicking off initial conversations in March 2020. Covid-19 delayed the transaction, but Charlotte FC finalized and announced the grand transfer on June 6.The Austrian defender explained the decision to play in MLS was not a hard one after speaking with sporting director Zoran Krneta and special advisor Steve Walsh, who assisted in assembling Leicester City’s championship squad that stunned audiences with their Cinderella story in 2016. “It doesn’t tak...
The best goals in European Championship history – ranked
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The best goals in European Championship history – ranked

European Championship tournaments have created some of the most memorable moments in football history over the decades, with countless incredible goals and stunning pieces of both individual and team brilliance.Here’s a look at 15 of the best goals scored in Euro games…De Boer scored a glorious free kick / PHILIPPE HUGUEN/Getty ImagesNetherlands defender Frank de Boer took a quick free-kick to try and catch France goalkeeper Bernard Lama off guard in his team’s final group game of Euro 2000.But it still needed incredible precision and power to find its way into the net, bending around the wall à la Roberto Carlos at Le Tournoi in 1997 - which was ironically also against France.? Who else could score this goal??? A brilliant acrobatic goal by Zlatan Ibrahimović (?) and Sebastian Larsson's ...
Charlotte FC sign former Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs
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Charlotte FC sign former Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs

New MLS expansion team Charlotte FC have signed Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs as a Domestic Player on a one-year contract with a club option for 2023. The 35-year-old player will move to North Carolina in January 2022 ahead of their inaugural season, the team announced Sunday. The former Austrian national team captain lived a successful career in Europe, famously winning the 2015/16 Premier League title and the 2020/21 English FA Cup. “As we continue to add to our Charlotte FC roster, we are proud to welcome Christian to the club. He is an experienced and proven leader, who has played consistently at a very high level,” said Charlotte FC Sporting Director Zoran Krneta. “As a versatile defender who can cover several positions in our defense, Christian will have an integ...
LAFC goalkeeper Tomas Romero declines invitation to join El Salvador national team
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LAFC goalkeeper Tomas Romero declines invitation to join El Salvador national team

Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Tomas Romero has declined El Salvador's invitation to join La Selecta to keep his hopes of playing for the US men’s national team alive. The Salvadorian soccer federation confirmed the story. La Selecta head coach Hugo Perez then commented on the situation during the team’s most recent press conference. “The case of Tomas Romero is personal," he said. "The United States has five options for a goalkeeper, so I told him to really think about it before deciding. If he wishes and has the ability to play with us, he will be welcomed.” The national team is preparing for the upcoming Group A Concacaf World Cup qualifiers, facing the U.S. Virgin Islands and Antigua and Barbuda. The group leader will advance to the second round of qualifiers in hopes of securing...