Europe

Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

Super Sub Morgan Weaver Wins International Champions Cup For Portland With Last-Minute Strike

Morgan Weaver hadn’t made an appearance for the Portland Thorns in over a month after getting injured against the Orlando Pride on July 18. The 23-year-old made her return in fashion and in the form of an 87th minute winner against Lyon.

Weaver was substituted into the game in the 82nd minute and nearly scored with her first touch of the game. She was in on goal against Lyon’s Christiane Endler but ended up hitting her shot over the bar.

Houston Dash Took The Champions Of Europe Barcelona To The Wire In Heroic Performance

The Houston Dash was the oddball inclusion the 2021 Women’s International Champions Cup. 

Teams like the Portland Thorns, French powerhouse Lyon and perhaps the most dominant team on the planet, Barcelona, all looked like giants compared to the Dash. 

The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup champions were heavy underdogs against Barcelona for the third-place match, but holy hell did the Dash give the defending UEFA Champions League winners a run for their money, losing 3-2.

Memphis Depay Saves Barcelona From Embarrassing Defeat With Strike That Probably Broke The Sound Barrier

Barcelona salvaged a 1-1 draw against Athletic Club with a rather uninspiring performance on Saturday. A litany of injuries and the massive hole left behind with the departure of Lionel Messi had Barcelona looking like a shell of its former self.

The injuries for Barcelona include:

  • Ansu Fati
  • Dembele
  • Aguero
  • Coutinho
  • Ter Stegen

Things only got worse for Barcelona when Gerard Pique was forced to leave the game early in the first half with an injury.

Con Johan Vásquez Esto No Pasaba: Inter Golea Al Genoa En El Inicio De La Serie A

Genoa, el nuevo equipo de Johan Vásquez, fue básicamente convertido en cenizas en su visita al Inter de Milán, en el inicio de la Serie A 2021-22. El cuadro rossoblú cayó 4-0 ante el actual campeón de la liga, en un partido en el que mostró serios problemas defensivos.

¿Dónde estaba Vásquez? Como el ex Pumas llegó hace menos de 10 días, el técnico Davide Ballardi decidió no convocarlo, mientras se adapta al equipo. Sin embargo, en vista de la goleada sufrida no sería raro que apure su puesta en forma para tenerlo disponible en la próxima jornada.

Inconceivable Ings Bicycle Kick Highlights Villa's Victory Against Newcastle

BIRMINGHAM — A brilliant volley by Danny Ings and an Anwar El Ghazi penalty gave Aston Villa an easy 2-0 victory over a poor Newcastle United side in the Birmingham club's first home game of the Premier League season on Saturday.

A record of 12 goals in 29 Premier League games for Southampton last term prompted Villa to recruit the 29-year-old Ings for a reported 25 million pounds, and with two goals in his first two league games, the investment is already paying off.

He Won’t Care How It Went In Because Grealish Has Scored His First Manchester City Goal

Jack Grealish bagged his first goal for Manchester City on Saturday against Norwich City.

The goal itself won’t be one that fans will be talking about for years to come. Hell, we probably won’t be talking about it by next week. Grealish won’t care as a huge weight on his shoulders is now gone.

Jack Grealish First Goal For Manchester City

James Rodriguez And Everton Likely To Split Ways By End Of Month

Everton midfielder James Rodriguez faces an uncertain future at the Premier League club, with manager Rafa Benitez saying on Friday that the Colombian international was part of his plans until Aug. 31 when the transer window closes.

Rodriguez missed Everton's opening 3-1 home win over Southampton last weekend as he was isolating due to COVID-19 regulations, with Benitez stating that he hoped to find the "best solution" for the team and the player.

British media have linked the 30-year-old with a switch to Italian side AC Milan.

Pulisic To Miss Out On London Derby After Positive Covid-19 Test

Christian Pulisic will have to sit out for Chelsea’s London Derby against Arsenal on Sunday due to a positive Covid test. For those asking themselves, “is Christian Pulisic vaccinated?” the answer is yes. Pulisic posted to his Instagram story on Friday that he was feeling well and had no symptoms.

Pulisic won't play against Arsenal.

Hilarious Moment As Player Wearing New Puma Kit Goes To Kiss Club Logo Only To Realize It Doesn’t Exist

The new Puma third kits that dropped this week have many fans talking. Not good talking I might add. If you haven’t seen the latest design from the geniuses working at Puma, then feast your eyes on these bad boys.

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