Simply put, after their struggles against Panama on Tuesday night, the USMNT can no longer afford to play them as a partnership in midfield, and it may be time to drop Jones from the national team entirely. It’s said out of a need for honest conversation about a long-problematic part of the United States national team squad. For several years now, Bradley and Jones have been a regular source of stress and worry for the U.S. that occasionally gets papered over by a fantastic goal from one or the other of the pair.
When referee Felix Zwayer motioned the shape of a television with his hands to summon video technology in France's friendly against Spain, it offered a glimpse into the future of the game. Twice a video assistant referee (VAR) was called upon on Tuesday in Paris, and twice France was the victim. First, Antoine Griezmann's headed goal was disallowed after an offside was spotted in the buildup, then Spain's Gerard Deulofeu, initially flagged offside, had his goal awarded after the referee consulted with an assistant stationed in a van outside the stadium.
ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium next Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many, many years will be fulfilled,” Don Garber said Monday at a news conference. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which