Alejandro Bedoya missed a goal in training, and Bruce Arena wanted to make sure the midfielder knew he noticed. ''He threatened to chop my man bun off,'' Bedoya said, smiling. Humor has returned to the U.S. national team since Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach in November, following losses in the first two games in the final round of World Cup qualifying.
Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Saturday in World Cup Qualifying against Hungary. After scoring a sweet goal in the first half , he scored an even better one in the second half with a brilliant free kick. And that goal was his 70th international strike, joining the 70-goal club for European players, which also includes just Miroslav Klose and Ferenc Puskas. Here is the goal: What a way to get it. It’s tough enough to go far post, but to do it from that distance is absurd.
Roberto Mancini is eyeing a return to club management in one of Europe's major leagues, though added that he still harbours hopes of taking charge of the Italian national side. Former Manchester City boss Mancini has been without a club since he left his post at Inter in August 2016, having guided the Nerazzurri to a fourth-placed finish in 2015-16. To lead your country is the crowning ambition for any coach," Mancini told the Sunday Post newspaper.