A private investment group that has serious interest in bringing an MLS team to San Diego shared an artistic rendering of a new stadium and river park on the site that is currently occupied by the decaying Qualcomm Stadium; former San Diego home of the now relocated Chargers. The group is led by FS Investors founder Mike Stone and former Qualcomm Vice Chairman Steve Altman, and their proposal includes the purchasing of the 166 acres of land and building a a 30,000-seat stadium that would be shared by an MLS team and the San Diego State Aztecs football team. The area around the stadium would also be transformed to include about 800 apartments and a 55-acre river park. “The intent is to make this
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been interviewed by police over an allegation he racially abused a staff member at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday. The 24-year-old Switzerland international was not arrested but voluntarily attended a nearby police station after the incident was reported by a third party. According to British media reports Xhaka, shown a red card in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, was seeing off a friend when the alleged incident took place.
It’s six days to Sunday, the first time we’ll see Bruce Arena manage the United States men’s national team since his rehiring late last year. The Yanks host Serbia in San Diego before moving to Chattanooga for a match against Jamaica. Both matches should be open-and-shut wins, as the Americans’ MLS-only lineup get “B-teams” from Serbia and Jamaica. Possible starting center back Matt Hedges and his FC Dallas teammate, Kellyn Acosta, will miss through injury, while Arena sent Kekuta Manneh to Wales for Vancouver Whitecaps camp. That leaves 28 names — full roster at bottom — and the level of competition means Arena can take risks, like his choice to try Graham Zusi at right back. Arena used several