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  1. Here is the full game for US vs Brazil. Goals at 43rd, 51st and 93rd. Quite a run of 3 games. Now Hackworth has to make sure these kids ignore the headlines going into qualifying.
  2. Duane Rollins ‏@24thminute Three independent sources have confirmed to me that Cosmos players and staff have been told that the club is ceasing operations. Duane Rollins– ‏@24thminute Also been told that the fate of the league will be decided Monday or Tuesday
  3. Mighty Mouse's appeal and ability could not be more out of alignment. He just does not translate to entertainment for fans. ============================== Mike BohnVerified account‏@MikeBohnMMA TUF 24 Finale's gate ($188,602) and attendance (2,044) numbers are both the lowest of any UFC event in 2016.
  4. With the UFC looking to significantly upgrade the contract size, things are going to have to change to give the broadcaster more say. The biggest piece of the puzzle is trying to figure out whether the PPV model will remain. This is the biggest hinderance to a massive tv rights deal since most of the best fights can not be shown on tv. I have read speculation that the ppv model might continue but that any new broadcast partner is going to likely want a share of the PPV revenue. It also looks like the UFC is not going to look specfically for a single partner in this next contract. If they can make more money splitting the rights between two or more broadcasters, they are going to strongly consider that. It should be an interesting next 6-12 months.
  5. Denver, North Carolina, Stanford and Wake Forest will play for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer National Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. ================== Denver strikes me as a new name. Have they ever made it this far before?
  6. I was not as much referring to the Golden Shakes for Hughes and Chuck as I was to the wide and deep cuts in all corners of the organization. I thought they had finished but it is clear they still have a ways to go. I was just reading tv production might have some changes coming too as well as the owners intend to change a lot of things with the new tv deal to go away from the hype engine they have now, and we are likely to see many new faces in studio and calling fights, perhaps even giving full control of production and talent to the studios.
  7. Here is the full US Turkey U17 game from today. I got to watch most of this. The US did not get off to a good start and were losing early 1-0 and the game was fairly even, but once the US got the first goal it was complete domination. The scoreline actually flattered Turkey IMO as the US missed quite a few very good chances. Weah with his first goal of the tournament too. The US player who has caught my eye is George Acosta. Very dynamic going forward with skill.
  8. I like how Dana said it was Connor's decision to drop the belt which caused this response: ==================================== "[The UFC] is trying to strip me; well, I ain't stripped," McGregor said. "I still got that belt. That belt's still at my home right now. I'm still the two-weight world champion. Someone's got to come take that off me. "I see articles and stuff online, but I don't see that belt not in my presence. The belt is right there. I've got two world titles in my home." "I'll say to the UFC, and I love the company, but you're fooling nobody. Best of luck to them, but I still got those belts. Someone has to take those belts off me physically, not online. Not through a keyboard. The keyboard warriors are trying to take belts; you've got to take those belts physically."
  9. The article I read is a bit sketchy in terms of actual quotes but the headline reads that Dave Sarachan has expressed interest to become the head coach at LAFC. Many had assumed he was just going to follow Arena again to the national team but this rumor might put a kink in those plans.
  10. so much cleaning of house. The new owners seem to want almost a blank slate to build on.
  11. Atlanta is busy: ============================== Atlanta United today announced it has acquired 18-year-old forward Brandon Vazquez from Club Tijuana. A Discovery Signing, Vazquez, currently with the U.S. U-19 Men’s National Team, officially becomes the ninth player to join Atlanta United. =========================== Steven Goff of the Washington Post reports that Atlanta have explored the possibility of trying to acquire USMNT utility man Fabian Johnson as a designated player.
  12. You read stuff like this and it is like realizing your kid has entered his teen aged years and is no longer a baby..... =============== Report: Atlanta United to sign Paraguayan playmaker for $13 million According to Argentine journalist Gustavo Lopez, Lanús attacking midfielder Miguel Almirón will be reportedly heading to Atlanta United at the end of the calendar year. Almirón is 23-years-old and plays primarily as a central or left sided midfielder. The speedy Paraguayan, who has been compared favorably to Angel Di Maria started his career with Club Cerro Porteño in his native country before heading to Lanús in August 2015. Rumors in September of this year had Almirón possibly heading to Premier League giants Arsenal in a deal reportedly just over $11 million. The Arsenal approach came after Almirón debuted for Paraguay in the Copa America Centenario in the U.S. over the summer. During that negotiation, Lanús’ president said that the club wanted to keep through the end of the year at least, but they did expect that he would end up playing in Europe in the near future. Atlanta United say that their policy is to not discuss players under contract with other clubs.
  13. Since you guys are discussing team names, what do you think of Arizona FC's rebrand?
  14. Ronaldinho's long time agent (his brother) confirmed to the press yesterday that he wants to do this and wants to do it for free.
  15. I think this is in relation to last year awards show when he won an award but could not attend the event because he was supposedly barred from it by his ex employer Konami.