Bruce Arena's return as U.S. coach reignited American confidence, and his players responded with an emphatic rebound in World Cup qualifying. Clint Dempsey returned from an irregular heartbeat to score his second international hat trick, 18-year-old phenom Christian Pulisic had one goal and set up three others, and the U.S. routed Honduras 6-0 Friday night to get right back in contention for an eighth straight World Cup berth. Surprise starter Sebastian Lletget got his first international goal in the fifth minute after Pulisic's shot deflected off the goalkeeper, Michael Bradley doubled the lead in the 27th and Dempsey scored off Pulisic's perfectly weighted chip in the 32nd. Finding room to
today and get the latest scores, standings and schedules from the most popular soccer leagues around the world! Despite scoring the winning goal for Argentina against Chile on Thursday night in World Cup Qualifying, Lionel Messi didn’t end the night very content. He was livid, actually. The star attacker was upset with assistant referee Marcelo Vangasse for what Messi felt was a poorly officiated match by the assistant, especially late. It was late in the clash when Messi went down the right and was called for a foul as he tried to escape a defender and waste time, and Messi didn’t agree with the call. It actually happened twice in the final five minutes. He yelled insults at the ref that involved
Jose Mourinho is close to sealing a deal for Manchester United’s top summer transfer target Antoine Griezmann, according to reports. Griezmann, the prolific Atletico Madrid and France striker, has long been reported as Mourinho’s number one aim for the summer, as the United manager seeks to improve an attack that has the lowest number of goals of any team in the top six this season. A deal for Griezmann looked unlikely a few weeks ago, when The Independent reported “complications” had made United turn towards other strikers.