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.
Perhaps the only thing worse than essentially meaningless international football is the conveniently timed surge in transfer speculation. Arguably the biggest story which fits into that category is of Isco contemplating a €20m offer from Barcelona to see out his contract at Real Madrid and join them on a free transfer in 2018. Isco once wore a Barcelona shirt and said Ronaldinho, Xavi and Iniesta were players he admired a lot growing up.
Word has arrived from the LA Galaxy camp that will see USMNT fans feel relieved as Sebastian Lletget has escaped the news many feared. The young attacker was impressive in the first 18 minutes of the United States’ 6-0 win over Honduras, but was injured minutes after scoring the opening goal and could not continue. Replays showed that Lletget got his foot caught underneath a defender in the process of a hard challenge on the right wing. There was concern that Lletget would be out for a significant amount of time, but the Galaxy announced that after testing over the weekend, Lletget did not suffer any structural damage and was diagnosed with a left foot sprain. Lletget will visit a specialist